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China becomes world’s 2nd largest luxury market

If you think China is still a developing country, this piece of news is going to surprise you.

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Christian Louboutin for Laduree

Ladurée is partnering with Christian Louboutin starting in September on a series of macarons boxes illustrated with his iconic shoes. There are three different gift boxes decorated with Louboutin shoes and purses. The lid is designed to have a torn trompe l’oeil effect that gives a hint as to the contents. “Inside, the flavours of [...]

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Sheikh Mansour invests $280m in Virgin Galactic

Manchester City football clubowner Sheikh Mansour has added space travel to his diverse portfolio of businesses by buying 32 per cent of Virgin Galactic. The deal, which was done through the sheikh’s company Aabar, puts the value of Virgin Galactic at $900 million even though it hasn’t begun to offer flights yet. In return it [...]

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PPR luxury sales hit by Japan, U.S. dept stores

French luxury and retail group PPR managed to post first-half profits that beat forecasts despite a slump in spending on luxury goods in Japan and US department stores. PPR made an operating profit of 707 million euros in the six months to June 30, down from 743 million euros in the year-ago period. The retailer [...]

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Jewelry from Sabido & Basteris

Italian-Mexican fine jewelry designer Victor Sabido Basteris has updated the classic friendship bracelet using eco-friendly, recycled silver filigree thread. The inspiration for the collection stems from the beauty and vivid colors seen on the murals within the Mayan temples of Mexico. The collection also uses gold, gemstones, wood, crystal, leather, and mother-of-pearl in a wide [...]

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Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 “Valentino Balboni”

Check out the brandnew film for Lamborghini featuring Valentino Balboni, the world’s most famous testdriver and the Gallardo special edition, especially made for him and presented by him. This documercial, made by the agency Philipp und Keuntje weaves a compelling brand story, showing a human side to this amazing piece of machinery.

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