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Western luxe still rules China

The Chinese luxury site NobleChinese posted a Top Ten List of preferred domestic luxury labels, as chosen by its readers. Only two of the entries are fashion brands affirming that when it comes to fashion, Western brands are still the best-known and favored amongst Chinese netizens. It comes as little surprise: A September 2010 study [...]

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LVMH increases Hermes stake to 20 percent

LVMH said Tuesday it had increased its stake in smaller rival Hermes to more than 20 percent, sparking fresh speculation about its ultimate intentions. Mr. Arnault surprised the family behind Hermès two months ago by announcing he had racked up a 17.1% stake in their company. LVMH said in a statement to the market regulator [...]

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A new luxury magazine: “Exhibition”

A new luxury magazine, titled Exhibition, will be hitting newstands worldwide on January 25. The mission of Exhibition is to showcase one particular object or product in-depth for its single edition out yearly. The first theme for the glossy magazine’s debut edition is lipstick. “The lipstick is a commercial object yet full of symbols and [...]

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The world’s first Louis Vuitton airport store

Shilla Duty Free has struck a landmark agreement to open the world’s first Louis Vuitton airport store, at Incheon International Airport. The luxury brand has traditionally rejected the airport retailing channel – though it is present in downtown travel retail through selected Gallerias run by fellow LVMH subsidiary DFS, and through high-class Korean retailers such [...]

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Armani taps Chinese market with online store

Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani plans to tap the Chinese market with a new online store that opened Friday for Emporio Armani. “In view of the increasing enthusiasm for online shopping and the growing importance of the Chinese market, I have decided to open an Emporio Armani online store in China,” Armani was quoted as [...]

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Luxury brands battle for fans on Facebook

On Monday, November 22, Gucci hit the 3 million fan mark on Facebook. The Italian label may soon surpass Burberry, which boasts 3.2 million fans, as the most widely followed fashion brand on the social networking site. Gucci’s Facebook milestone follows hot on the heels of the announcement made by Burberry on November 19 that [...]

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