The China Edit | Singles’ Day Sales Boom, China’s Shifting Style, Vogue China’s 100th Issue, Carven Expands

Prada Store in Chengdu, China | Source: Prada

The China Edit is a weekly curation of the most important fashion business news and analysis from and about the world’s largest luxury market.

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Louis Vuitton’s Selfridges Townhouse Performs Delicate Balancing Act

Rendering of the Louis Vuitton Townhouse at Selfridges | Source: Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton’s new multi-storey “Townhouse” at London’s Selfridges offers an elevated, flagship-like brand experience inside one of the world’s most democratic and high-traffic luxury department stores.

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Top 10 Fashion Films of the Season

This season, brands embraced strong scripts, serious acting talent and heavy-hitting directors like never before, resulting in a crop of winning fashion films largely driven by the kind of compelling storytelling long missing from the genre. Sit back, relax and enjoy BoF’s Top 10 Fashion Films of the Season.

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LVMH Quarterly Revenue Trails Estimates as Fashion Growth Slows

Louis Vuitton Autumn/Winter 2013 Campaign | Source: Louis Vuitton

PARIS, France — LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA, the world’s largest luxury-products maker, reported third-quarter revenue that trailed analysts’ estimates amid slowing growth in fashion and leather-goods sales.

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Marc Jacobs’ Vuitton Exit Seen as Double Boost to LVMH

Marc Jacobs after presenting Louis Vuitton S/S 2014 | Source: NowFashion

PARIS, France — Marc Jacobs’s departure from Louis Vuitton to focus on an initial public offering of his own brand is set to provide a double boost for LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA, the owner of both luxury fashion labels.

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Market Pulse | Buying Designers Like It’s 1999

Savigny Luxury Index September 2013 | Source: Savigny Partners

The Savigny Luxury Index has gained good ground in September and is up by 3.7 percent, outperforming the MSCI World Index by over one percentage point, as Asian tourist flows to Western fashion hubs remain strong and the world’s largest luxury conglomerates snap up young designers, reports Pierre Mallevays of Savigny Partners.

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