LVMH pressured to find new niche

Neverfull - the name of Louis Vuitton's best-selling handbag - sums up its parent LVMH pretty well, since even if it snapped up all of the world's last remaining independent luxury brands, it would still have room for more.

Monday, 14 October, 2013, 4:31am

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

Givenchy set to triple number of China stores

Givenchy has seen good growth in Shanghai. Photo: Bloomberg

Givenchy, a unit of French luxury goods giant LVMH, plans to triple its number of stores in China over the next two years as other luxury brands scale back their expansion plans amid an anti-corruption campaign led by President Xi Jinping.

18 May 2013 - 3:57am

Asia invests in European fashion brands

Asia invests in European fashion brands

An appreciation of heritage, an eye for a bargain, or perhaps a bit of both - whatever the mix of factors, Asian investors have been acquiring prestigious, if sluggish, European brands for more than a decade, often bringing fresh verve to the businesses.

14 May 2013 - 11:14am

Louis Vuitton demands compensation from Hong Kong hairdresser over patterned chair

A Louis Vuitton store in Central. Photo: SCMP

Luxury goods brand Louis Vuitton is accusing the owner of a Shau Kei Wan hair salon of trademark infringement after he was found to have chairs covered in what appeared to be the French label’s trademarked check pattern, Apple Daily

7 Mar 2013 - 7:35pm

LVMH shops for new outfit

The Louis Vuitton brand accounts for more than three-quarters of LVMH's fashion and leather goods sales. Photo: Bloomberg

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

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.

19 Nov 2012 - 1:32am

Swiss watches tick to Chinese heartbeat

An employee of Swiss watchmaker Hublot holds a watch intended for the Chinese market. Photo: AFP

With the Chinese increasingly coveting European luxury goods, Swiss watchmakers are eyeing a huge new market for their wares, but disagree on the best way of capturing it.

15 Nov 2012 - 2:49am

France's richest man denies bid for Belgian nationality is for tax reasons

France's richest man, LVMH boss Bernard Arnault, said he was not becoming a tax exile, despite seeking Belgian nationality as Paris moves to impose a 75 per cent wealth tax.

11 Sep 2012 - 9:30am

French luxury giant buys into mainland firm

A financial consortium backed by French luxury goods giant LVMH has acquired a 10 per cent stake in mainland fashion maker Ochirly, a sign that global retailers are keen to tap the huge potential of mainland middle-class consumers, people close to the deal said yesterday.

9 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Coming up trunks

Gone are the days when international travel meant you dressed in your finest and made your way proudly to a comfortable seat and a high altitude gin and tonic.

29 Aug 2011 - 12:00am


Who started it? Judith Milgrom founded French label Maje in 2000, having inherited a love of fashion from her mother and grandmother, who taught her to design and make clothes. Today, there are 22 Maje stores in Paris and another 27 spread across the rest of France. A further 25 stores are scattered around the world and the label is stocked in many high-end department stores.

14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Who will be next through the Dior?

While no one has been confirmed as Christian Dior's new creative director, speculation is rife over who will fill John Galliano's shoes. Here are some of the names that have been floating around Paris.

Alber Elbaz

8 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Dawn of Creation

Louis Vuitton: A Passion for Creation art opening

Where: Hong Kong Museum of Art

When: May 21

12 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

Museum now features artwork on the outside as well as inside

If you've passed by the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront in the past few days, you would have probably noticed the entire Museum of Art has been given a new facade. In place of the ugly bathroom-tiling look, the exterior is now covered with a collage of images resembling the covers of Harlequin romance books combined with stereotypical Suzie Wong-era Hong Kong graphics.

20 May 2009 - 12:00am