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Olympics-IOC gives Paris 2024 kudos, organisers still seeking LVMH deal

Olympics-IOC gives Paris 2024 kudos, organisers still seeking LVMH deal

The International Olympic Committee is confident that Paris will be ready to host the 2024 Summer Games, the IOC's co-ordination commission said on Wednesday.
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The Handbag Clinic launches luxury aftercare programme

The Handbag Clinic launches luxury aftercare programme

The Handbag Clinic has launched The Inner Circle, “in response to growing consumer demand”. It’s a “unique 360° luxury care plan” introduced by the luxury accessories restoration and pre-owned designer resale retailer.
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New Watches of Switzerland Westfield showroom features Rolex room

New Watches of Switzerland Westfield showroom features Rolex room

Fast expanding Watches of Switzerland (WoS) has opened a key statement store in east London’s Westfield Stratford City mall, one of the largest urban shopping destinations in Europe.
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Farfetch's There Was One in womenswear collab with Lisa Folawiyo

Farfetch's There Was One in womenswear collab with Lisa Folawiyo

Farfetch has announced the latest high-profile launch for its There Was One brand. It’s a collab with Lisa Folawiyo with an exclusive capsule collection available only via the luxury fashion e-tailer.
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Wales Bonner scoops another prize, wins 2023's BFC/GQ Designer Fashion Fund

Wales Bonner scoops another prize, wins 2023's BFC/GQ Designer Fashion Fund

​The British Fashion Council (BFC) has named Grace Wales Bonner, founder of the Wales Bonner fashion label, as the winner of the 2023 BFC/GQ Designer Fashion Fund. 
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LVMH Prize: Setchu by Satoshi Kuwata wins tenth edition

LVMH Prize: Setchu by Satoshi Kuwata wins tenth edition

Japan's Satoshi Kuwata, with his label Setchu, has won the tenth edition of the LVMH prize for young fashion designers, awarded in Paris on June 7.  Bettter and Magliano share the Karl Lagerfeld prize.
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Safilo to launch Etro eyewear for SS24, renews Kate Spade deal early

Safilo to launch Etro eyewear for SS24, renews Kate Spade deal early

​Safilo is having a busy week with the Italian eyewear giant having announced a new deal with Etro and the early renewal of its longstanding Kate Spade agreement
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Selfridges links with lab-grown diamond brand in-store

Selfridges links with lab-grown diamond brand in-store

Lab-grown diamonds are carving out an ever-growing niche in the luxury sector and news that Selfridges in London will feature a key brand in-store can only help that trend.
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Marcolin Stories is new online lifestyle content series

Marcolin Stories is new online lifestyle content series

​Eyewear giant Marcolin has unveiled a new editorial project with the launch of its own online lifestyle brand magazine, called ‘Marcolin Stories’. 
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Prada, Zegna acquire minority stake in knitwear firm Fedeli

Prada, Zegna acquire minority stake in knitwear firm Fedeli

Prada and Ermenegildo Zegna on Tuesday said they have acquired a minority stake in Luigi Fedeli e Figlio, highlighting the importance of high-quality knitwear in the luxury segment.
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Asian consumers embrace safe luxury, ethical and sustainable values: Bluebell study

Asian consumers embrace safe luxury, ethical and sustainable values: Bluebell study

Bluebell Group’s latest 'Asia Lifestyle Consumer Profile' report has revealed some of the most important consumer trends in the Asian market in 2023.
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CBI survives as members vote in its favour

CBI survives as members vote in its favour

​Businesses that are members of the Confederation of British Industry, one of the main UK lobby groups, voted that they had confidence in reforms aimed at restoring the CBI's reputation after sexual assault allegations.
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LVMH-owned Thélios reportedly interested in buying Safilo’s Italian factory

LVMH-owned Thélios reportedly interested in buying Safilo’s Italian factory

The LVMH-owned eyewear producer is said to be negotiating the acquisition of its competitor Safilo's factory, located not far from Thélios’s Longarone base, in north-eastern Italy’s eyewear manufacturing district.
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CEO Simon Jablon on reviving Linda Farrow

CEO Simon Jablon on reviving Linda Farrow

Linda Farrow is the ultimate insider’s eyewear marque. Remarkably, in an era of rapid consolidation in this industry, Linda Farrow has thrived as an cool indie label. We met CEO Simon Jablon to comprehend its success.
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Lakeside mall adds to luxury offer with new brand expansion

Lakeside mall adds to luxury offer with new brand expansion

​Popular retail and leisure destination Lakeside has boosted its high-end appeal announcing “significant” expansion for fashion retailer Boss and watch/jewellery stores TAG Heuer and Goldsmiths.
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Sandersons names Savile Row-trained manager for Five Valleys store

Sandersons names Savile Row-trained manager for Five Valleys store

Upscale regional department store group Sandersons has appointed a new manager for its Five Valleys boutique store in Stroud. 
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