Italian designer label Tod’s is edging away from its comfortable driving shoes, ballerina flats and platform sandals in an attempt to diversify its business and revive flagging sales.
BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
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.
Lack of clarity over the luxury sector’s performance in 2013 and prospects for 2014 caused a dip in the first half of January, reports Pierre Mallevays of Savigny Partners.
The Savigny Luxury Index lost ground in October, as consumer appetite for mega-brands continues to cool and management changes shake up the industry.
LONDON, United Kingdom — Despite a string of positive results announcements, the Savigny Luxury Index (“SLI”) lost 0.9 percent in August, nevertheless outperforming the MSCI World Index (“MSCI”) by close to one percentage point, as markets shuddered at the prospect of foreign intervention in the Syrian conflict.
Against Italy’s gloomy economic backdrop, several Italian luxury brands are dedicating resources to restore monuments, preserve the country’s cultural heritage and offer social support.
MILAN, Italy — Tod’s SpA reported a 7.6 percent increase in 2012 earnings and said initial results were “positive” in 2013, cut wholesale distribution in Italy by about 20 percent last year to reduce exposure to Europe’s fourth-largest economy, which is mired in recession.
LONDON, United Kingdom — The Savigny Luxury Index (“SLI”) gained 2.7 percent in February, underperforming the MSCI World Index (“MSCI”) by over one percentage point. The SLI lost ground at the beginning of the month following the questions raised on sector growth by LVMH’s annual results announcement. Big news • Most analysts felt that LVMH’s organic growth numbers for 2012 were a bit lower than expected. This, combined with Mr.