Richemont Wins Court Order Blocking Websites Selling Fakes

Cartier campaign | Source: Cartier

Compagnie Financiere Richemont SA, which sells Cartier watches and other luxury brands, won a U.K. court ruling that orders Internet providers to block websites selling counterfeit goods, in what a judge said was one of the first cases of its kind in Europe.

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The Duo Taking Chloé to ‘Another Level’

(L) Clare Waight-Keller and (R) Geoffroy De La Bourdonnaye | Source: Boo George, Courtesy

In less than four years, French luxury brand Chloé has quietly relaunched its second line and transformed its aesthetic, thanks to the company’s energetic new creative director and CEO. On the eve of the brand’s Paris runway show, BoF talks to Clare Waight-Keller and Geoffroy de La Bourdonnaye about their partnership and joint aim to turn Chloé into a globally recognised powerhouse.

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The China Edit | Homegrown Designers, Richemont Sales Steady, Balenciaga

Chinese couturier Guo Pei at Asian Couture Week in Singapore, October 2013 | Source: Asian Couture Week

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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Richemont Reports Unchanged Earnings on Chinese Market Slowdown

Cartier store in Hong Kong | Source: Wikimedia

GENEVA, Switzerland — Cie. Financiere Richemont SA, the maker of Cartier jewelry and Montblanc pens, reported unchanged full-year earnings, capping three years of growth, after China cracked down on bribery and extravagance among government officials.

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Watchmakers Look to Bespoke Design to Court The Super-Rich

Buccellati Watches | Source: Buccellati

CHIASSO, Switzerland — As luxury watchmakers seek to keep increasing sales while preserving exclusivity, they are taking a leaf out of the haute couture book, making watches to order with anything from diamond stars to fully personalised shapes and decorations.

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Richemont’s Net-A-Porter May Fetch $3.4 Billion, Vontobel Says

Claudia Schiffer shot by Nico for The Edit | Source: Net-a-porter

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Cie. Financiere Richemont SA’s online fashion retailer Net-a-Porter may be worth as much as 2.5 billion euros ($3.4 billion) based on a comparison with the possible value of German rival Zalando AG, according to Bank Vontobel AG.

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