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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Market Pulse | Cashing In

Savigny Luxury Index December 2013 | Source: Savigny Partners

Uncertain expectations over Christmas trading amidst mixed retail signals led many institutional investors to take their profit before closing their books at year-end. Meanwhile, the travel retail channel continues to surge and M&A activity remains buoyant, reports Pierre Mallevays of Savigny Partners.

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Market Pulse | Buying Designers Like It’s 1999

Savigny Luxury Index September 2013 | Source: Savigny Partners

The Savigny Luxury Index has gained good ground in September and is up by 3.7 percent, outperforming the MSCI World Index by over one percentage point, as Asian tourist flows to Western fashion hubs remain strong and the world’s largest luxury conglomerates snap up young designers, reports Pierre Mallevays of Savigny Partners.

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Photo Diary | MFW, Days 3-4: Pucci, Bottega Veneta, Versace, Jil Sander, Trussardi, Roberto Cavalli

Pucci S/S 2014 | Photo: Sonny Vandevelde

MILAN, Italy — As Milan Fashion Week continues, our trusty contributing photographer Sonny Vandevelde provides us with behind-the-scenes photos from the Pucci, Bottega Veneta, Versace, Jil Sander, Trussardi, Roberto Cavalli and Emporio Armani shows.

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Versace Plans to Find Partner Before Year’s End, Says CEO

Versace A/W 2013 | Photo: Sonny Vandevelde

MILAN, Italy — Versace expects to finalise a shortlist for buyers interested in a minority stake in the Italian fashion house by mid-October and decide on a partner by the end of 2013, chief executive Gian Giacomo Ferraris said on Friday.

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Arnault Lets Them Eat Cake Amid Luxury Hospitality Push

Maison Cheval Blanc - Courchevel | Source: LVMH

PARIS, France — French billionaire Bernard Arnault wants you to spend the night and eat his pastries. After decades of acquiring luxury goods that consumers can drink and wear, the chairman of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA last week bought a five-star hotel in St. Barths and in June added a storied Milanese cafe, accelerating his push to meet all his well-heeled clients’ earthly needs.

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