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Luxes, a clever new exhibition in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (MAD) within the Louvre attempts to define luxury

Luxes, a clever new exhibition in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (MAD) within the Louvre attempts to define luxury

What is your definition of luxury? Most people would have a hard time agreeing, and a cleverly eclectic exhibition in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in the Louvre entitled Luxes, which opens Thursday, redefines the term.
Luxury
Watches of Switzerland names former Hilton executive as new chairman

Watches of Switzerland names former Hilton executive as new chairman

Ian Carter, a long-time Hilton executive who left the hospitality company earlier this year, is set to join the Watches of Switzerland board as the new chairman in November.
Luxury
EU antitrust regulators set to clear LVMH, Tiffany deal - sources

EU antitrust regulators set to clear LVMH, Tiffany deal - sources

EU antitrust regulators are set to approve French group LVMH's acquisition of U.S. jeweller Tiffany at the end of its preliminary review of the $16 billion deal, people familiar with the matter said.
Luxury
Indian jewellery chain withdraws ad after outrage by Hindu hardliners

Indian jewellery chain withdraws ad after outrage by Hindu hardliners

 One of India's top jewellery retailers has withdrawn an advert featuring an interfaith baby shower after a vicious backlash on social media by Hindu hardliners who said it glorified "love jihad".
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Louis Vuitton unveils LV x NBA menswear capsule collection

Louis Vuitton unveils LV x NBA menswear capsule collection

One cannot fault Virgil and Vuitton for timing. On the morning after the Los Angeles Lakers became new NBA champions, Louis Vuitton unveiled a new LV x NBA menswear collection by men's artistic director, Virgil Abloh.
Luxury
MPs demand evidence from Treasury for duty-free change

MPs demand evidence from Treasury for duty-free change

​A committee of MPs has written to the UK’s Chancellor asking for evidence behind The Treasury’s decision to end tax-free shopping for tourists in its current form.
Luxury
Pandora raises profit guidance after improved sales

Pandora raises profit guidance after improved sales

Danish jewellery-maker Pandora on Thursday upwardly revised its profit guidance after seeing stronger sales and a big boost to its online business in the third quarter.
Fashion
Bicester Village chief slams Treasury excuses for tax-free shopping change

Bicester Village chief slams Treasury excuses for tax-free shopping change

Value Retail's boss says axing VAT reclaim is wrong and that there's no appetite for the alternative ship-to-home option. Meanwhile, another commentator has accused the government of a misleading consultation process. 
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Watches of Switzerland powers ahead, both UK and US are strong

Watches of Switzerland powers ahead, both UK and US are strong

​Watches of Switzerland seems to have come through the lockdown and post-lockdown period in good shape and on Tuesday, its Q2 trading update told us that it’s actually done better than it had hoped.
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Blue Nile to open 50 new showrooms in 3 years

Blue Nile to open 50 new showrooms in 3 years

The world’s largest online retailer of graded diamonds announced on Monday that it is embarking on an aggressive brick-and-mortar expansion, revealing plans to open 50 new showrooms in the next three years.
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Chanel pays major premium for Bond St store, sign of confidence in London

Chanel pays major premium for Bond St store, sign of confidence in London

​Chanel has reportedly paid a massive price premium to buy its Bond Street store even though central London footfall remains weak and luxury sales are a long way from being in their recovery phase.
Luxury
Cross-border luxury e-sales soar

Cross-border luxury e-sales soar

Figures on Monday from eShopWorld said cross-border luxury sales increased by 170% in August and September as brands on the platform “pivoted their selling strategies to bring the luxury experience online”.
Luxury
The Vampire's Wife partners with H&M for moody high street collab

The Vampire's Wife partners with H&M for moody high street collab

The moodily romantic brand led by Susie Cave has teamed up with the Swedish fast fashion giant for a collection that will bring the label’s gothic glamour to the high street just in time for Halloween.
Fashion
Hudson's Bay partners with Inland to support Canadian and BIPOC designers

Hudson's Bay partners with Inland to support Canadian and BIPOC designers

The Toronto-based department store operator announced on Thursday that it is teaming up with Canadian designer platform Inland in order to offer apparel, accessories and jewelry from emerging national and BIPOC brands.
Fashion
Dunhill opens Tmall Luxury Pavilion flagship

Dunhill opens Tmall Luxury Pavilion flagship

Dunhill has launched a digital flagship in China on Tmall Luxury Pavilion. It’s an important move for the British brand with the platform being a key entry point for the massive Chinese market. 
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LVMH calls Tiffany's prospects 'dismal' as war of words escalates

LVMH calls Tiffany's prospects 'dismal' as war of words escalates

A war of words between LVMH and Tiffany escalated on Tuesday with the French group describing Tiffany’s prospects as “dismal” and the U.S. jeweller accusing LVMH of improperly trying to renegotiate a takeover deal.
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