Monday, February 8, 2016 at 9:26am
Feb. 8 marks the official start of the Year of the Monkey in the Chinese zodiac, and in the run-up to the Lunar New Year, the fashion industry has been paying homage to this clever animal in a big way. Kenzo created a capsule collection; Lane Crawford took an artistic approach... read more
Monday, February 8, 2016 at 9:21am
Alongside traditional jewelry houses, Colombian emerald producer Muzo held a presentation to flag its upcoming debut at the Baselworld watch and jewelry show in Switzerland in March, where it will bring to market more than 2,000 stones. Under new U.S.-led management since 2014... read more
Monday, February 8, 2016 at 9:14am
TOKYO — As the Chinese New Year season begins, retailers in Japan are amping up efforts to reap the benefits of increased numbers of tourists from elsewhere in Asia. Many stores are offering special products or promotions in order to make the most of an already busy shopping... read more
Monday, February 8, 2016 at 9:13am
PARIS — Olivier Fournier was elected president of Fondation d’entreprise Hermès by an unanimous vote, effective immediately, the company said on Monday. Fournier, who joined the French luxury brand in 1991 and is currently executive vice president of compliance and organization... read more
Monday, February 8, 2016 at 9:06am
PARIS — A surge in Asian purchases — including in Mainland China — lifted Longchamp revenues 14 percent last year to 566 million euros, or $628.5 million at average exchange rates. In organic terms, the gain stood at 10 percent, outpacing growth in the luxury sector and some of... read more
Monday, February 8, 2016 at 6:59am
Happy Chinese New Year. The stock market is closed in China all week, but that hasn’t keep U.S. stocks from tumbling this morning. The S&P 500 is down 32 points to 1,847, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is falling 255 points to 15,947 and the Nasdaq is declining by another... read more
Monday, February 8, 2016 at 5:00am
Intimates and loungewear brand Aerie wants young women to love who they are. The brand has named Iskra Lawrence, an #AerieReal girl, its new #AerieReal Role Model. The British-born Lawrence, a National Eating Disorder Association advocate, has appeared in unretouched Aerie Real... read more
Monday, February 8, 2016 at 3:40am
BERLIN — German fragrance and flavors supplier Symrise continues the strategic expansion of its cosmetic ingredients division, boosting its sales force with two new hires. The company said Monday that Andreas Hofmann will assume the newly created position of regional sales... read more
Monday, February 8, 2016 at 3:29am
MILAN — Moncler continues its fight against counterfeits being sold online. After closing down more than 1,800 Web sites selling fake products in November, the brand has now interrupted the business of 50 counterfeit Web sites that were registered in December by three Chinese... read more
Monday, February 8, 2016 at 2:56am
MILAN — Chanel is opening a new store in Milan’s shopping arcade Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. The 1,292-square-foot space, spread over three levels, is currently occupied by Viganò, a boutique established in 1919, which sells hats and custom jewelry. The French fashion brand... read more