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Sales rebound in fourth quarter after a tough year for French luxury giant

Luxury still in style as LVMH profits break €20m barrier

LVMH, the luxury goods group, revealed sales broke through the €20bn (£17bn) barrier for the first time last year, as its chairman defiantly said it had no intention to sell its controversial stake in rival Hermès.

He's a bright lad: Menswear with a touch of sparkle

After a sombre season, the latest round of menswear shows offered punchy colours and a welcome touch of sparkle, says Adam Welch

Handbags at dawn: The battle at the heart of French fashion house Hermès

Talks of a takeover are ruffling family feathers at the classic fashion house, Hermès. Susannah Frankel on a battle for the grandest label of them all

Ready To Wear: The ironic fashion statement has now achieved iconic status

Are you woman enough to carry a handbag shaped like a sheep wearing socks and scarf hand-crafted by the petites mains at Ungaro?

LVMH ups its stake in Hermès to reignite bid speculation

LVMH, the luxury goods group, has upped its stake in its smaller rival Hermès to more than 20 per cent, reigniting speculation it could be plotting a takeover.

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Emirates win final of the Louis Vuitton Trophy

Carrying the 4 flag of the host country, and their title sponsors, Emirates Team New Zealand won the final of the Louis Vuitton Trophy series in Dubai when they beat the America’s Cup holders, BMW Oracle, 2-0.

Potential challengers meet for America's Cup meeting

Hurry up and wait was the message for a whole raft of potential America’s Cup challengers meeting in conference as the swan-song regatta of the Louis Vuitton Trophy series switched to fleet racing in Dubai.

Artemis and Synergy fail to make the cut in Dubai

Two of the more fancied teams went crashing out of the Louis Vuitton Trophy regatta off Dubai. Failing to make the cut were the Artemis team, from Sweden, and the Synergy team from Russia as the leader, BMW Oracle is joined in the semi-finals by Emirates Team New Zealand, the Franco-German All4One, and the comeback kids from Italy, Mascalzone Latino.

Iain Percy aiming for semi-final place

Britain’s double Olympic gold medallist Iain Percy will be involved in a do or die battle to secure a place in the semi-final of the Louis Vuitton Trophy when he lines up with Sweden’s Artemis team against the Franco-German All4One off Dubai on Tuesday.

Team New Zealand beat BMW Oracle in Louis Vuitton Trophy

By just one second, Emirates Team New Zealand ended the seven-race unbeaten run of America’s Cup holder BMW Oracle in the round robin stage of the Louis Vuitton Trophy in Dubai.

Two collisions mark start of Louis Vuitton

Two collisions, one serious, marked the opening of the Louis Vuitton Trophy in Dubai.

Percy to join Artemis for Louis Vuitton Trophy

Double Olympic gold medallist Iain Percy is joining the Swedish America’s Cup team Artemis for the Louis Vuitton Trophy regatta, which starts this weekend in Dubai, having been released by the withdrawal of Britain’s Team Origin from Cup contention.

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