Burberry profits soar, Maison Vuitton London, Japan’s fast fashion, McQueen honour, Moments in blog history

Burberry profit tops forecast, steps up expansion (Reuters) "Luxury goods group Burberry beat forecasts with a 23 percent rise in annual profit, boosted by sales of coats and leather goods, and said it was stepping up its expansion despite a tough economic backdrop." Louis Vuitton lands in London (Guardian) "Welcome to the new Bond Street palace of Louis Vuitton, which takes the dark art of luxury retail to a new level. For starters – despite the racks of handbags, luggage and clothes – this flagship, which opens to the public on Friday, is not – repeat not – a shop." The Japanese love affair with fast fashion (Philippine Star) "The aggressive marketing and advertising campaigns employed by the fast-fashion brands…

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Shopping as entertainment, Long-form ads, Personalised social luxury, Cautious outlook from Next, Carrie’s clout

John Varvatos Bowry Street Boutique in the former CBGB | Source: Racked

Can Shopping be Fun Again? (WSJ) “Hoping to lure customers with bar offerings, movie screenings and even rock concerts, retailers are giving a new meaning to one-stop shopping.” Why Long-Form Ads Are the Wave of the Future (Advertising Age) “Since Lady Gaga’s …”Telephone” made its debut a few weeks back, it’s garnered 28 million views on YouTube, been watched on MTV.com nearly 500,000

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SJP for Halston, Burberry beats forecast, Zegna sees growth, Emotion in a digital age, EcoChic in Geneva

Burberry Spring/Summer 2010 | Source: Burberry

Sarah Jessica Parker partners with Halston (Times) “Sarah Jessica Parker and Halston may be banking on fashion sequels: The storied designer label reportedly has hired the “Sex and the City” star in a creative role for its newly announced Halston Heritage collection.” Burberry beats forecasts as luxury goods come back into fashion (Guardian) “Recession or no recession, it seems luxury goods are on the

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