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  1. Asian demand boosts Prada sales

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and the company's home market of Italy. Year-on-year sales in the Asia-Pacific leapt 45 per cent for the period, compared with 37.3 per cent in Europe and 21.7 per cent in Italy. Sales in the American ... relatively stable,' said Alfred Ying, an equity analyst with Piper Jaffray Asia Securities. Ying said sales growth for Prada in the European market excluding Italy fell to 25 per cent in May ...

  2. Business on a handshake fits Ferragamo just fine

    Posted Jan 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... visited Hong Kong late last year. With some blaming expensive production costs for Italy's economic troubles, the pressure for the country's highly regarded manufacturers to outsource ... is standing firm. 'Because we are 100 per cent made in Italy the market is worried about the high costs and all that,' Ferragamo said, noting that his competitors had relocated part ...

  3. Lifestyle - Fashion & Watches - STYLE CHECK

    Are labels ready for changing expectations of luxury shoppers?

    Posted Jun 24th 2013, 12:00am by Jing Zhang

    ... Jing Zhang jing.zhang@scmp.com Are labels ready for changing expectations of luxury shoppers? This time next week I'll be in Italy, and a rather fashion-obsessed friend of mine from Hong Kong has booked me for a day of shopping in Rome. Reluctantly, I've agreed. She loves the whole experience, trying everything on, the tissue paper and boxes with ribbons, the whole ...

  4. Flown in from Florence, Gucci's Italian artisans are the life and sole of the party

    Posted Jul 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... demonstration ended on Friday but Gucci has also staged an exhibition showcasing items selected from its design archive in Italy. It ends tomorrow. ...

  5. Deluxe

    Posted Feb 08th 2009, 12:00am by Charmaine Chan

    ... Charmaine Chan Deluxe by Dana Thomas Penguin, HK$117 Fashionistas beware: the only connections your 'Made in Italy' IT handbag may have with Europe are its handle and its price. ... partly in China and partly in Italy. A trip to Guangdong verified as much, although Thomas was allowed access into a factory producing high-end goods only on the condition she did not reveal ...

  6. Elegantly covered

    Posted Mar 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bergamo, Italy ...

  7. MaxMara speeds up expansion in China

    Posted Jul 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of two major banks in Italy, told the Post: 'This kind of discussions on where things are made is basically wrong because the discussion is based on geography, not on quality.' He noted that MaxMara-branded products were made mainly in Italy at present. 'I cannot predict what's going to happen in the world in the next 10 to 15 years,' he said. 'If in Italy, for instance, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - Cityseen

    Watch out for Bulgari timepieces at IFC exhibition

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... of Bulgari's timepiece division, Guido Terreni, flew in from Italy for Thursday's opening ceremony. "Our roots are in jewellery," Terreni said. "But we have a lot of women coming ...

  9. Lifestyle - Interiors & Living - TEQUILA KOLA

    Split-level strategy is solution

    Posted Sep 07th 2012, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... or in leather and deliver in just a few days." These days, many of the more jazzy patterned fabrics come from Italy and Belgium. Manufacturers there have a reputation for innovation and excellence, ...

  10. Magazines - Money - Money no object

    Exorbitant suits- dressed in the finest fashion

    Posted Apr 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... is based in Italy's Abruzzo region, and was founded in 1945, is the tailor of choice for many of the world's most famous men: Presidents Obama of the United States and Putin of Russia; ... says. 'We come with the finest fabric and measure our clients, and then I fly off to Italy and create the suit. We have staff here in Hong Kong who do the follow-up fittings; ...




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