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LVMH denies Moët Hennessy sale reports

Luxury goods group LVMH Moët Hennessy-Louis Vuitton has denied it is in negotiations to sell wines and spirits division Moët Hennessy. A report in the Daily Telegraph newspaper suggested that liquor company Diageo was considering a €12bn ($15.5bn) takeover of LVMH’s drinks arm, which includes brands such as Dom Pérignon, Moët & Chandon, Krug and [...]

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Louis Vuitton opens Champs-Elysees store Sunday amid legal battle

Louis Vuitton opened its Champs-Elysees store Sunday amid an ongoing national battle over the supposed day of rest. French law only allows retailers that sell sporting, recreational, leisure and culture items in heavily trafficked tourist areas to open Sunday. The law is aimed to support “dominical rest.” Louis Vuitton has argued that the store features [...]

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ELuxury.com to Shutter Retail Operation

An article in WWD last week said that LVMH will be closing down the retail operations of eLuxury over the next six months. They are going to make it into an online magazine focusing on the “world of luxury”. The official reason is “(…) because many of the brands it sells have developed their own online [...]

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LVMH Buys Montaudon Champagne

Most people buy a few bottles of bubbly for Christmas; Bernard Arnault has bought himself another champagne brand ! The Moet Hennessy wines and spirits unit of LVMH, the world’s biggest luxury goods group, has bought the Montaudon champagne house for an undisclosed amount, LVMH said on Friday. The acquisition brings to eight, the number [...]

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Champagne Krug “On My Own Terms”

Renowned French champagne house Krug, part of the LVMH luxury empire, is coming out with a new bespoke offering in time for the holidays. Called Krug ‘On My Own Terms’, the luxe case can be ordered with a personalized plaque in either metal, mirror, or saddle leather bearing the Champagne Krug coat of arms and [...]

LV : The World’s Most Counterfeited Fashion Brand

Internationally renowned and highly regarded for name recognition in the fashion world, as a result LV has become one of the most counterfeited contemporary luxury brands. In fact, according to LV, just over 1% of the items bearing the trademark LV monogram would be authentic (Wikipedia) !!! Ironically, the signature Monogram Canvas was created to [...]

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