With disruptive startups and direct-to-consumer distribution popping up everywhere, are luxury brands the thing of the past? Branding and marketing expert Olga Pancenko, COO and VP of marketing for PERRIN PARIS doesn’t think so.
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Booming sales growth at French luxury group Kering got even faster in the first quarter, sending its shares to record highs, as red-hot demand for its Gucci clothing and handbags was joined by other labels such as Balenciaga.
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Helping to foster new industry startups is a way for retailers and conglomerates to lend their support and cash to companies they think will prove lucrative and beneficial down the line.
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"The Swiss watch industry could be heading for trouble," the smartwatch-savvy CEO of the Frederique Constant Group says. He explains why.
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Fendi is the latest luxury brand to reintroduce its heritage monogram with an exclusive capsule collection in collaboration with Net-a-Porter.
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