Sales rebound in fourth quarter after a tough year for French luxury giant
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Monday 18 October 2010
Saturday 16 October 2010
Friday 15 October 2010
Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) confirmed the luxury goods industry's stronger-than-expected rebound yesterday as it posted a 14 per cent rise in underlying third-quarter sales, driven by the solid recovery of its fashion, wines and champagne businesses.
Monday 11 October 2010
Sunday 10 October 2010
Fashion is preoccupied this season with specific anatomical hugeness. With hourglass shapes at Prada and Louis Vuitton, not to mention Christina Hendricks' busty ubiquity, we are told that boobs are back. They never went away, I hear the blokes cry – maybe not in your realm, but I imagine we read quite different magazines.
Thursday 07 October 2010
"The relation between boredom and camp taste cannot be overestimated," read the notes placed on the seats at the Louis Vuitton show in Paris yesterday. "Camp taste is by its nature possible only in affluent societies, in societies or circles capable of experiencing the psychopathology of affluence."
Saturday 02 October 2010
Britain is pulling out of one of the pinnacle events in world yacht racing, the America's Cup.
Tuesday 31 August 2010
The rules governing the next America's Cup will now be published on 13 September, two weeks after the due day today, but will bring forward the announcement of the boats to be used and will name the year.
Sunday 15 August 2010
MaxMara and Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy are each buying a store on London's Bond Street, as luxury retailers snap up property on the exclusive shopping street.
Tuesday 10 August 2010
Friday 06 August 2010
Passion boiled over, a rare penalty for abuse was the result, but Britain's Jaguar-backed Team Origin whacked the America's Cup holders BMW Oracle to win the 1851 Cup regatta in Cowes.
Thursday 24 June 2010
These are strange economic times. On the one hand, the Government and most commentators are full of gloom. On the other, well, people might not be quite so ready to part with their cash as they were in the heady carefree days of a few years ago, but supermarket and some department store groups seem to be surviving the downturn in a lot better shape than most people expected. Even John Lewis, owner of the decidedly upmarket Waitrose, posted a near-10 per cent increase in profits for the most recent period and handed out hefty bonuses to its “partners”.
Monday 07 June 2010
I couldn't resist hanging on to the app that somebody gave me that allows me to hack into David Beckham's mobile. I don't really do much any more – I don't go out, watch TV, talk to people, I just spend hours listening in to Beck's calls, I'm totally addicted. Here's a good one from last week.
Monday 31 May 2010
Thursday 27 May 2010
Louis Vuitton is in town. This week, unveiling a new maison du luxe (three floors of unashamed high-end accessories, jewellery and clothing) on London's New Bond Street, the fashion retailer threw the mother of all parties. Cherie Blair mingled with Tracey Emin and Paloma Faith.
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