Sources Say Roberto Cavalli Nearing €450 Million Sale to Permira

Roberto Cavalli 2014 | Source: Cavalli

LONDON, United Kingdom — Italian designer Roberto Cavalli is in advanced talks to sell a majority stake in his eponymous fashion house to London-based buyout firm Permira in a sale worth about 450 million euros ($621 million), four sources close to the deal told Reuters.

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LVMH and Others to Invest 83 Billion Yen in Mori Building, Ginza

Tokyo's Ginza District | Source: Shutterstock

TOKYO, Japan — Mori Building Co., Japan’s biggest closely held developer by sales, and LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA, the world’s largest luxury-goods maker, are part of a group that will develop a retail and office complex in Tokyo as they anticipate increasing consumer spending.

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Accessible Luxury Snaps at Heels of Mega Brands

Michael Kors S/S 2014 campaign | Source: Michael Kors

PARIS, France — While Gucci and Louis Vuitton blame slumping sales on their upmarket drive they argue will help them regain some of their lost glory, there is growing evidence they are losing out to newer, more affordable luxury brands.

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Market Pulse | A Boost in Confidence

Savigny Luxury Index February 2014 | Source: Savigny Partners

The Savigny Luxury Index (“SLI”) leapt by 6.7 percent this month, overperforming the MSCI World Index (“MSCI”) by almost six percentage points, as luxury sector investors seem to have received the reassuring they needed from a number of positive signals, reports Pierre Mallevays of Savigny Partners.

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Spain’s Next Zara? Fashion Label Desigual Speeds Global Growth

Desigual store interior | Source: Wikipedia

BERLIN, Germany — Spanish fashion label Desigual is accelerating its expansion in Europe and emerging markets, seeking to ride predictions of fast growth in women's apparel while also taking the colourful brand into new areas like perfume and shoes.

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Luxury in China Loses Lustre as Wealthy Flee

Dior store in Beijing | Source: Shutterstock

HONG KONG, China — Wealthy Chinese are likely to buy fewer luxury goods again this year after the steepest cut-back on spending in at least five years, changing the game for high-end retailers like Louis Vuitton which have staked their growth on China.

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