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Can Michael Kors’ Capri Become the American LVMH?

When the news broke that Michael Kors Holdings paid $2.12 billion for Italian fashion brand Gianni Versace S.p.A., people were surprised at the price. Calling the offer “a rich one,” the Wall Street Journal reported the brand had generated only $17.5 million in profits last year. Investment analyst Oliver Chen with Cowen and Company was more bullish about the […]

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Ex-CEO of Calvin Klein Talks About Tapestry, Michael Kors and American Luxury

The latest financial releases from American luxury stalwarts Tapestry (Coach, Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman) and Michael Kors (MK and Jimmy Choo) showed strong performances this year. With retail up 5.5% year-over-year through July, prospects look good for the rest of the year. Both companies reported outstanding gains on the topline: Tapestry up 31% in both 4Q18 and […]

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Luxury Brand Mergers And Acquisitions Ready To Multiply

The New York Times recently reported on “The Luxury Arms Race:  Michael Kors and Coach Target Takeovers.”  They wrote, “The global luxury market has long been dominated by three giants – LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Kering and Richemont. Now, it has two hungry American players with which to contend.”  That is Coach and Michael Kors both of […]

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Why Instant Gratification Isn’t the Answer for Luxury Brands

A recent Luxury Daily article entitled “Is fashion’s love affair with see-now, buy-now over?,” questioned whether this emerging trend in the luxury market may well have hit a wall.  Tom Ford has announced that after one year of testing the concept, it was abandoning the effort.  Thakoon has done the same. ‘See-now, buy-now’ is intended […]

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New Luxury, Old Luxury; Real Luxury, Faux Luxury — What’s a Brand to Do?

The latest news cycle has revealed chasms growing in the land of luxury: In late July, LVMH, home of storied Louis Vuitton brand, reported that first half 2016 sales of its flagship fashion and leather luxury goods segment dropped .8% from same period last year. Then, on the cusp of NY Fashion Week, Tim Gunn […]

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