Burberry Group plc is a British luxury fashion house, distributing clothing and fashion accessories and licensing fragrances. Founded in 1856, its distinctive tartan pattern has become one of its most widely copied trademarks.
British luxury goods maker Burberry has reported a slowdown in underlying first-quarter retail revenue growth. Analysts say it was held back by a further deterioration of the high margin Hong Kong market. (Photo: SCMP's Edward Wong)
Burberry chief executive Angela Ahrendts rebuilt the British luxury brand after excessive exposure of its trademark checkered pattern alienated wealthy clientele. Her approach was to embrace digital innovation, build a strong online business and tap Chinese and Latin American markets.19 Oct 2013 - 3:12am
The news that the latest first-quarter results for Burberry and LVMH (French luxury goods conglomerate Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) are experiencing mixed fortunes in the east, probably comes as no surprise. How many very English trenchcoats can you sell for US$2,500 (HK$19,410) in China?25 Apr 2013 - 5:17pm
The global fashion markets shift quickly and although Paris remains the undisputed centre, the two other major European cities on the agenda seem to be in a constant power struggle.18 Mar 2013 - 10:22am
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton is poised to pursue a takeover as revenue growth, led by sales of its eponymous handbags, slows the most in four years.23 Feb 2013 - 4:54am
Italian fashion house Prada achieved robust growth of nearly 50 per cent in net profit for the nine months to October on strong demand from Asia.7 Dec 2012 - 3:23am
When we meet at his minimalist office at Horseferry House in London, Christopher Bailey's enthusiasm is infectious. "The whole of Asia has such energy," he says. "There is this real sense of pride among the young artists and designers - but also humility. And people are so excited and open. There's no cynicism."2 Nov 2012 - 7:56pm
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China is set to become the world’s second biggest market for luxury goods after the United States in five years, overtaking France, Britain, Italy and Japan, an industry report said on Tuesday.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Compared with Hong Kong's pace, London can seem slow. Shops, check-outs, public transport and even the pace of escalators; I suggest you take a deep breath before stepping off the plane.
That deep breath (and maybe a handful of tranquillisers) was much needed as British Airways lost my luggage.28 Sep 2012 - 10:37am
Italian luxury fashion house Prada, which posted strong first-half earnings growth of nearly 60 per cent, is confident in the market in the near term despite the sluggish global economy.
Prada said in a filing yesterday its net income for the six months to July jumped 59.5 per cent from a year earlier to €286.4 million (HK$2.86 billion). Net revenue was €1.55 billion, up 36 per cent.25 Sep 2012 - 4:30am
Last month, British brand Acquascutum announced it was bankrupt. Hong Kong company YGM Trading, which already licenses a string of labels in Asia, acquired it last week for GBP15 million (HK$187 million).18 May 2012 - 12:00am
Burberry celebrated yesterday the opening of its first flagship store in Taiwan. Co-hosted by Christopher Bailey, the British luxury fashion house's chief creative officer, and Taiwanese actress-singer Jolin Tsai Yi-lin, the event was held in a custom-built circular space at XinYin Plaza opposite the Taipei 101 shopping centre, where the store is located.27 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
Tablet case (HK$650) by Marc by Marc Jacobs
Woven wristbands (HK$2,790) by Tateossian London
Ties (HK$900) by Zegna
Undies (HK$450) by Paul Smith
Shoes (HK$6,900) by D&G
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