Old luxury handbags get new life in Hong Kong

Byron Yiu has made his fortune by turning traditional shopping habits around and re-selling rich women’s luxury handbags in Hong Kong. Yiu’s Milan Station retail chain buys trendy bags — luxury tote or shoulder bags to evening clutch — from the ladies who lunch in Hong Kong’s upscale neighbourhoods. Locally known as “tai tais”, the … Continued

Fashion bloggers to spur online luxury sales

Fashion bloggers will help propel online sales of designer clothes, jewels and luxury cars to more than 11 billion euros ($15 billion) in 2015. The exclusive fashion world has embraced the Internet later than other industries but is catching up quickly. Brands such as Burberry, Tiffany and Gucci are increasing exposure to social media to … Continued

Made In Italy By Gucci – Summer 2011

Gucci created a limited edition bag collection for Summer 2011, which will be exclusively sold in the flagship stores in Capri, Cannes, Marbella and Monte Carlo. A different color for each boutique: sea green for Capri, lavender for Cannes, orange for Marbella and bright red for Monte Carlo. The collection consists of three elegant proposals: … Continued

World’s Most Valuable Luxury Brands

Louis Vuitton is the world’s most valuable luxury brand for the sixth consecutive year according to Millward Brown Optimor’s 2011 BrandZ study. The brand, owned by Paris-based LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, has a value of $24.3 billion, an increase of 23 percent from 2010. That’s almost as much as the combined values of Hermes, … Continued

Gucci chooses Japan for anniversary celebrations

While fashion brands have recently turned to China to stage prestigious events, Gucci will fete its 90 years at Kyoto’s Golden Temple, Women’s Wear Daily reports. The Japanese city being the sister city of Gucci’s native Florence, the Italian brand deemed it an appropriate place to showcase a selection of rare and unique items from … Continued

Gucci Loves You Bracelet for Japan

Gucci have created a limited edition bracelet to help support the relief efforts in earthquake and tsunami ravaged Japan. Featuring a white-red-white web that recalls the colors of the Japanese flag, the bracelet carries a medal with a message that reads, “Gucci loves you.” The bracelet will go on sale in Gucci stores throughout Japan … Continued

Gucci celebrates 90th anniversary

To celebrate 90 years in business, the Italian fashion house will release its ‘1921’ collection this summer. Referring to Gucci‘s founding year, the 1921 label will be attached to a number of the brand’s best-known classics including the Bamboo, Jackie and Horsebit bags, which will all be made over in new fabrics and colors. Other … Continued

New Gucci Guilty Pour Homme Ad (Video)

Here is the director’s cut of the commercial for Gucci Guilty Pour Homme. The short film stars Chris Evans and Evan Rachel Wood. This video was directed by Frank Miller, the creative mind behind Sin City, and features many of his signature stamps.

Fiat 500 by Gucci

Fiat today took the wraps off of its latest co-branding project, the Fiat 500 by Gucci that will be showcased at next week’s Geneva Salon. The car is customized by Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini in partnership with Fiat’s Centro Stile and is available in just black or white. Both cars are garnished with Gucci’s … Continued

The “i-Gucci” Grammy Edition Watch

In recognition of the partnership between Gucci and the Recording Academy, a special edition collection of i-Gucci Grammy watches has been designed by Creative Director Frida Giannini. The cutting-edge I-Gucci timepiece features a new yellow PVD stainless-steel case that compliments the wide black or white rubber strap which sports the Grammy and Gucci logos. On … Continued

Singapore brands as famous as LV on social media

Local firms using Facebook and other social media to market themselves are garnering brand recognition on a par with luxury heavyweights like Gucci and Louis Vuitton, a study showed Thursday. Findings by Firefly Millward Brown showed Singapore retail chains being identified alongside famous international labels as the most recognisable brands. Social media users in Singapore … Continued

Gucci to launch beauty products

Following similar moves by fellow fashion brands including Burberry and Dolce & Gabbana, Italian fashion brand Gucci is expanding into cosmetics. The label has renewed its beauty license with beauty giant Product & Gamble, which to this date only included fragrances such as the latest release, Guilty. New conditions in the deal foresee that Gucci … Continued

Milan readies for men’s fashion fest

Milan is preparing to host its annual men’s fashion show on Saturday, billed as the biggest in the world. Thirty-six brands including Dolce&Gabbana, Giorgio Armani and Prada are set to take to the catwalks for the four-day fashion festival. The autumn-winter collection show kicks off on Saturday with top brands including Ermenegildo Zegna, Dolce&Gabbana, Jil … Continued

Gucci Cruise Ad Campaign 2011

Gucci takes you on a new journey for Spring 2011 with the new ad campaign – along with models Nikola Jovanovic and Raquel Zimmermann shot by Mert & Marcus.

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 … Continued

Gucci Kids will launch worldwide by month’s end

Italian luxury house Gucci is the latest designer label to debut a children’s collection, joining the likes of Burberry, D&G and Dior. Gucci will celebrate the launch of the new collection on November 20th, which is Universal Children’s Day, with children’s parties at six of its most important flagship stores in Milan, London, NYC, Los … Continued

Gucci participates in Jay-Z’s scavenger hunt

Italian luxury house Gucci is partaking in the global scavenger hunt organized by Jay-Z and search engine Bing in advance of the rapper’s book release. The innovative marketing campaign physically placed pages from Jay Z’s memoir Decoded in various venues meaningful to the hip hop impresario, including the Delano Hotel in Miami and the Spotted … Continued

Louis Vuitton, Chanel top China’s most-wanted list

China’s ever increasing economic clout has again been reflected in a survey on consumer tastes in luxury goods which has shown the nation not only knows what goods it wants, it most certainly now has the means by which to buy them. A report released this week by Bain & Company has claimed China is … Continued

Gucci 3D Glasses

In addition to Oakley, Gucci will also be rolling out 3D eyeglasses to target the high-end consumer electronics shopper. Gucci’s version bears its familiar green and red web stripe detail at the temples and center brow bar, and a “Gucci 3D” logo on the right lens. The Gucci 3-D glasses contain a high tech multi-layered … Continued

Jennifer Lopez’s Twins Appear in Ad for Gucci

Jennifer Lopez, along with darling twins Max and Emme, are the faces of Gucci’s new children’s collection, available in stores this November. The images were taken by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott in Malibu, California, three months ago according to WWD. Talking about the ad, Lopez said, “It’s the first time I have worked with … Continued