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Luxury Brands

Chinese student in France sick of buying luxury goods for other people

People browse for handbags in the Paris department store Galeries Lafayette on January 9, 2013. Photo: AFP

Li Yuandong, 23, remembers buying 10 Burberry scarfs, two Burberry handbags, two Louis Vuitton handbags and some luxury perfumes in one day in Paris without blinking an eye.

Tuesday, 22 January, 2013, 4:43pm 4 comments

Luxury brands put own hands on deck

Burberry is one of several luxury brands that have dispensed with mainland agents to run their shops themselves. Photo: Bloomberg

Luxury brands are increasingly reclaiming distribution rights from their mainland agents to assert tighter control of sales channels and better meet the growing sophistication of shoppers in the world's biggest luxury market.

The latest example is British fashion house Jimmy Choo, which has acquired its China business from partner Kutu.

7 Jan 2013 - 4:31am

World's luxury labels target free-spending Chinese

A worker furnishing a new luxury goods store in Beijing. Photo: AP

Clad in a black and orange Prada winter coat with a diamond-shaped pattern she bought on a trip to Milan, Jennifer Ren embodies China's nouveau riche.

For the 27-year-old exhibition planner, accessories such as Dior handbags, Chanel perfume and necklaces by French jewellery house Van Cleef & Arpels are daily fashion essentials.

22 Dec 2012 - 3:37am

Designed to thrill

Woodbury Commons

Los Angeles is known for its shopping, from the pristine thoroughfares of Rodeo Drive, to the crowded corridors of the Beverly Center mall and the artsy boutiques of Melrose Avenue. But serious shoppers head to two outlet malls, where the deals are plentiful and the variety vast. And because I went in the middle of the week, parking wasn't an issue.

3 Dec 2012 - 2:41pm

About time: birthday presence

About time: birthday presence

This year has been a big one for anniversaries. The Queen of England, James Bond, the handover, 25 years since Robocop; it's all happening.

10 Nov 2012 - 11:30pm

Profit rises at luxury goods firm Richemont but chief to resign

Richard Lepeu will move from Cartier to the parent company.

Financiere Richemont, the world's second-biggest luxury-goods company, says Johann Rupert will resign from his post as chief executive next year.

Bernard Fornas and Richard Lepeu will become joint chief executives in April after Rupert steps down, Richemont said.

10 Nov 2012 - 5:04am

News: Balenciaga set to name successor

A SS13 look by Nicolas Ghesquiere for Balenciaga. Photo: NYT

Balenciaga poised to name successor

Balenciaga is in advanced negotiations to name a replacement for its star designer, Nicolas Ghesquiere, the house's chief executive said on Tuesday.

11 Nov 2012 - 11:20am

Lessons from the sole

Lessons from the sole

Shoe designer Jimmy Choo talks to Nicole Chabot about making strides in education and tourism.

1 Nov 2012 - 11:52pm

IWC Schaffhausen opens Pacific Place store

Shawn Yue, Julian Cheung and Francis Ng lend some celebrity power to the IWC store opening.

Luxury watch brand IWC Schaffhausen celebrated the grand opening of its new boutique in Pacific Place mall on Thursday night with a party attended by a string of celebrity dandies.

29 Oct 2012 - 7:06am

Balmain's Olivier Rousteing is his own man

Photo: Edmond So

Luxury brand Balmain has always been controversial among editors. The brand rose to fame in the late 2000s with its in-your-face embellished jackets, extortionately priced ripped jeans and must-see fashion shows styled by the cool French Vogue editor Emmanuel Alt.

26 Oct 2012 - 2:55pm

Asian blogging trio share insider tips

Asian blogging trio share insider tips

As the Asian blogger presence grows more prominent with each passing season, we ask a few regular faces about their experiences at Europe's recent spring-summer 2013 shows.

19 Oct 2012 - 6:03pm

French brand helps children step out in style

Jacadi's winter collection for boys and girls

Established in 1976, French children's brand Jacadi opened its first international store in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1983. Two years later, it broke into the American market with its Los Angeles shop. In 1993, Jacadi entered the Asian market with its shop in Taiwan.

19 Oct 2012 - 6:24pm

How China is changing finer things in life

Illustration: Brian Wang

The rising importance of China in luxury and fashion has taken a new twist. While a recent Bain & Co report found that China is the fastest-growing luxury market in the world, and the Boston Consulting Group showed that China is jockeying to become the largest luxury and fashion market by 2015, recent economic forecasts underscore a slowing Chinese economy.

22 Jan 2013 - 2:49pm

Sandro offers French style for the masses

Above: Sandro's founder Evelyne Chetrite. Below: looks from Sandro's collection for autumn-winter 2012/13, inspired by the New York working girl of the 1990s. Photos courtesy of Opera Gallery

The Gallic fashion revolution continues in Asia, with chic brand Sandro opening its first free-standing boutique in the region at IFC Mall earlier this week.

15 Oct 2012 - 6:12pm

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8 Oct 2012 - 3:56pm