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Luxury Outlet Stores Are Booming, But Brands Take Risks Putting Goods On Sale

Gucci is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its iconic Horsebit hardware motif, introduced first on men’s loafers in 1953. It tapped the brand archives to host a museum exhibition at Milan Men’s Fashion Week this summer and recruited NewJeans’ Hanni, Halle Bailey, and Julia Garner as the face of a new campaign supporting the Horsebit […]

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Kering’s Plan To Restore Gucci To Former Glory: Will It Work?

Kering, owner of Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, and Alexander McQueen brands and the world’s second-largest luxury conglomerate after LVMH, reported very depressing results for the third quarter of 2023. With a 13% reported decline overall and a 9% comparable shortfall, revenues for the group dropped from $5.4 billion last year to $4.7 […]

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Aspirational Consumers Pull Back, Driving Down Luxury Leaders’ U.S. Sales

The leading global luxury brands showed topline gains for the first half of the year, despite a drop in sales in the U.S., where aspirational consumers are stretched thin and have cut back on indulgent purchases. In most recent reporting, all but Kering showed outstanding topline gains – LVMH was up 15% to $46.5 billion […]

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It’s Disruption Versus Tradition As Louis Vuitton And Gucci Choose New Creative Directors

The fashion world was shaken when Louis Vuitton announced the appointment of pop icon Pharrell Williams as creative director of its menswear division. He will succeed the late Virgil Abloh, who passed away in November 2021. In many ways, Williams is a perfect choice to step into Abloh’s shoes, both being Black Americans steeped in […]

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Luxury’s Online Future Revealed in 5 Brands

Online is the next frontier for luxury brands. It’s where luxury brands can find their next path to growth, but for a variety of reasons they have been notoriously slow to follow it. As an industry steeped in heritage and tradition, change doesn’t come naturally to it, but in today’s dynamically changing consumer market, that […]