Legendary Ginza district loses some of its lustre

All along what has for decades been Japan’s most fashionable and up-market shopping street, the luxury brands are moving out to be replaced by cheap chic. As the country struggles to raise itself out of the global economic downturn, companies such as LV and Gucci are downsizing or leaving Ginza, their former properties quickly snapped [...]


Sportswear tops luxury on Facebook

A marketing company called Stylophane has developed a new index that ranks brands by Facebook followers, with its list highlighting the popularity of sportswear brands in comparison to luxe brands including Burberry and Gucci. The top five of Stylophane’s Facebook Fashion Index are dominated by sportswear brands Adidas, Nike, Puma, and Lacoste (in descending order), [...]


Christie’s Plans Website For Gucci Collectors

Gucci has always been vigilant to crack down on counterfeiting and trademark infringement, but now they’re taking a new angle on brand protection. On January 18, 2010, Gucci and Christie’s will launch “Gucci Collector: Presented by Christie’s”— the very first Gucci-certified online destination for authenticating and appraising vintage Gucci products. A dedicated section on [...]

The Designers’ Christmas Trees

On December 08, 2009 Marie Christiane Marek hosted “The Designers’ Christmas Trees” at the Cite de l’architecture et du patrimoine in Paris. World-famous designers have sold 20 Christmas trees for a total of 41,500€ to be donated to The Foundation headed by France’s First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy. Since 1996 several famous names have taken part, [...]

Gucci Spring Summer 2010 ad campaign

If you want to escape for a moment from winter, heavy jackets, boots and sweaters look at the new Gucci Spring/Summer 2010 campaign. Shot in Palm Beach, the campaign features models Natasha Poly, and Ryan Kennedy photographed by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott. Both the models and photographer were hired once again for this campaign [...]


Gucci for Unicef – Snowman in Africa

Gucci has announced its 5th anniversary charity campaign which will benefit the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). This year’s collection is inspired by Snowman in Africa, the sequel to the best-selling children’s book Snowman in Paradise. Between November 16th and December 31st the book will be sold only through Gucci and 100% of its revenue [...]

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