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Hermes

Hermès vs LVMH

Axel Dumas, part of the family-controlled public company that controls Hermès. Photos: NYT; AFP

Blood lines and a deep independent streak fuel a family's fight for control of a storied French fashion house, writes Jing Zhang.

Monday, 19 November, 2012, 1:32am

LVMH fined 8m euro over Hermes stake-building

Luis Vuitton has been punished after building up a stake in Hermes without properly revealing its actions. Photo: AFP

France’s markets watchdog AMF on Monday fined luxury-goods group LVMH 8 million euros (HK$80.9 million) for failing to properly disclose its stake-building in rival Hermes before 2010.

2 Jul 2013 - 11:59am

Business Digest, February 13, 2013

UBS fined over AIG investment fund risks. Photo: Reuters

Cash sweetens 10 deals at Providence Bay

13 Feb 2013 - 5:21am

PPR buys majority stake in jeweller Qeelin

Top luxury groups, apart from opening new stores in China, are acquiring promising local brands as a way to expand in the world's second-largest luxury market.

11 Dec 2012 - 2:55am

Hermès shows off its exclusive watches at Macau gala event

Francis and Catherine Yip

Although Hermès is known more for its leather goods, it is also a player in the luxury watch market. To celebrate the launch of its first watches with mechanical movements made in-house, the French fashion house hosted a VIP soiree last Friday in Macau.

7 Dec 2012 - 3:08am

'Human reptile' Ashley Fruno in Peta protest at Hermes store

Animal rights campaigner Ashley Fruno attracts the attention of shoppers in her reptile disguise as she protests outside the Hermes store in Tsim Sha Tsui yesterday. Photo: Dickson Lee

While most people shy away from snakes, shoppers were only too happy to slither up to animal rights campaigner Ashley Fruno after she covered herself in green and gold paint to look like a reptile.

18 Aug 2012 - 5:17am

Dandy & Dapper

I want a great hat for the summer but I'm a bit sick of the straw panamas, trilbies and fedoras every hipster and his brother have been wearing. Could I get away with one of those hats that come down at the front and snap flat? Sorry, I'm not familiar with the terminology.

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Hermes chief has another baby on way as she marks birth of Lee Gardens shop

Hermes' managing director for Hong Kong and Macau, Elsa Rameau, demonstrated how pregnancy need not put the brakes on a woman's career when she hosted a cocktail party to unveil the space for the French fashion house's home collections at Causeway Bay's Lee Gardens.

Rameau, who is due to give birth to a baby boy next month, was busy greeting VIPs at last Wednesday's event.

6 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Hermes loses patent suit over Chinese name

Luxury brand Hermes was dealt another blow in a long-running infringement battle against a Guangdong garment factory which owns the trademark 'Aimashi' - similar to Hermes' brand name on the mainland.

28 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Hermes makes a show of its master craftsmen

Even Typhoon Nesat couldn't stop Hermes fans attending the opening of the brand's Festival des Metiers in Tsim Sha Tsui's Elements mall.

'We hesitated about whether we should cancel the opening, but I'm glad we stuck to the plan,' said Elsa Rameau, managing director of Hermes Asia.

3 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

HK's history through eyes of students

The University of Hong Kong medical students who created Caduceus journal in 1922 intended it to report on the latest medicines and technology. It's unlikely they ever imagined that their writing would live on into the 21st century.

19 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

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