PARIS, France — PPR SA, the French owner of Gucci and sporting goods maker Puma SE, said it will buy a majority stake in Italy’s Pomellato from closely held RA.MO SpA to expand its jewelry offerings.
SHANGHAI, China — For decades, made-in-Asia luxury has been shorthand for “fake.” Now, companies from South Korean bag maker Couronne to Malaysian dressmaker Farah Khan are making a case for homegrown chic. Couronne, Khan and brands such as Woo, a Shanghai-based producer of silk scarves, are winning clients with products that can rival goods made in Europe. Their growing popularity, amid slowing sales at Louis Vuitton and other European brands, shows how demand is changing in Asia, with consumers favoring fresh designs over ubiquitous logos. The trend may lead to more acquisitions in the region as companies such as LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA and PPR SA seek to boost growth. “Luxury brands of the 21st Century can come out…
BoF editor-in-chief Imran Amed recaps the week in the business of fashion.
LONDON, United Kingdom — The Savigny Luxury Index (“SLI”) gained 1.6 percent in March, outperforming the MSCI World Index (“MSCI”) by just half a percentage point. The SLI has been quite volatile over the month with the eurozone crisis and the US debt ceiling taking centre stage again.
MILAN, Italy — Luxury goods group LVMH is said to have made an offer for Pomellato, adding suspense to the protracted battle to acquire the Milan-based jeweller, which has been seeking capital since 2011.
PARIS, France — PPR's sportswear unit Puma will soon have a new chief executive, the French group's head said on Friday. PPR chief executive François-Henri Pinault was speaking at a news conference at which he unveiled a new name for the luxury goods group, which will be rebranded as Kering.
PARIS, France — PPR SA, the French owner of Gucci and Puma, will change its name to Kering to cap a transformation into a specialist in luxury products and sporting goods.
PARIS, France — Whether it is private financing or takeovers by major luxury groups like LVMH, the latest trend in fashion is to find a promising niche label that has no history but plenty of imagination.