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How Cartier’s Léa Vignal-Kenedi is leading the way for the global fragrance industry

Léa Vignal-Kenedi, managing director for fragrances at Cartier Parfums, is overseeing the global strategy for fragrances at one of the world’s most iconic jewellery houses

Dr Jan Becker, CEO of Porsche Lifestyle Group

From real estate to horology, Porsche Design marks 50 years of pushing the boundaries

Dr Jan Becker, CEO of Porsche Lifestyle Group, is taking the powerful brand name and applying it far beyond the automotive world – across hotels, residential towers and accessories – and then pushing even further

Martijn Hagman, CEO Tommy Hilfiger Global and PVH Europe

Martijn Hagman, CEO Tommy Hilfiger Global and PVH Europe, discusses inclusivity and sustainability in fashion

In an exclusive interview, Hagman talks about helming a brand that focuses as much on fashion as it does on its social development goals

How eyewear major Safilo has transformed its Middle East business model

Andrea Zaffin, managing director of Safilo Middle East and commercial head IMEA, outlines his strategy to take the company’s eyewear business to the next level

Anil, Ashok and Ravi Ramchandani

How Dubai-based Kachins Couture evolved its tailoring business over four decades

Second-generation family member Anil Ramchandani, director of business development, is playing a key role in determining its future course

Avanti Zeiss

Avanti by Rivoli rolls out bespoke vision solutions in the GCC

The new Zeiss Vision Expert centres provide tailor-made eyecare solutions for each individual

Rivoli Vision

Omega unveils limited-edition eyewear to celebrate UAE’s 50th anniversary

In a nod to two of its main cities, the skyline of Dubai and Abu Dhabi are laser-engraved on the lenses of the eyewear

Rivoli Vision

Rivoli launches dedicated eyewear division in the GCC

Rivoli Vision expects 100 stores to be opened by early 2022 across its three eyewear retail concepts: Avanti, Rivoli Eyezone and Style 88

The SME Story: Emanuel Brendarou, founder and CEO of Terrasuya

Terrasuya’s offerings include handcrafted earrings, bracelets and necklaces at an affordable price point

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Making scents: Christine Nagel, in-house perfumer at Hermès, on the all-new H24

She is the nose behind H24 – the first men’s fragrance from the French luxury brand in 15 years

Cryptocurrency could buy you a 101-carat diamond at Sotheby’s

The pear-shaped flawless diamond could fetch as much as $15m in the single-lot sale in Hong Kong

UAE’s The Luxury Closet raises $14m growth capital

The Luxury Closet has teams across five countries, and serves clients worldwide representing 85 countries

Under Armour opens largest store in the Middle East in Dubai Mall

It will feature a 3D foot scanner, an in-store MapMyRun App, an Under Armour Chill Out lounge, and access to exclusive brands and apparel

Noor Shamma

Five minutes with… Emirati entrepreneur Noor Shamma

The founder of an eponymous New York City-based jewellery brand ensures that ethical and sustainable practices are implemented right through the supply chain

The story behind Estée Lauder’s $89bn success

Billionaire beauty empire heir, Leonard Lauder, reveals key life – and business lessons – in his recently released memoir

Henrik Lindberg

How Henrik Lindberg built an eyewear empire

Danish family-owned Lindberg, led by Henrik Lindberg, is often referred to as the “Apple of the eyewear business”. Here’s why

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LVMH revives biggest luxury deal by settling Tiffany dispute

Under the new accord, LVMH will pay $131.50 a share, down from the original price of $135, to acquire Tiffany

Jose Neves Farfetch

Exclusive: Farfetch founder José Neves on the exponential growth of luxury fashion e-commerce

José Neves talks about the rationale behind smart acquisitions, building white-label digital infrastructure for companies, and why the Middle East region is vital to its business

José Neves, Founder and CEO of Farfetch

Farfetch updates brand identity; launches new ‘Open Doors’ digital campaign

For the first time ever, Farfetch will resort to TV to push out its campaign

Max Mara

Max Mara, Boohoo launch new e-commerce platforms for the Middle East

Max Mara launched its new portal on September 14, while Boohoo will launch its e-commerce website on September 23

Bloomingdale's

Bloomingdale’s opens online store for deliveries in UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait

Alongside the launch of the new portal, Bloomingdale’s has also introduced an iOS app for the region

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LVMH pulls out of $16bn Tiffany deal citing US tariffs

LVMH’s decision to walk away from the agreement also followed Tiffany’s move to push back the closing date from a previously set November target

Dubai-based online marketplace The Luxury Closet secures investment from Huda Beauty

The Luxury Closet targets the resale of perfect condition items from high-end brands

State of the global Islamic economy: Eyeing new frontiers

With Muslim consumers across the world seeking out faith-based products and services, the Islamic economy is seeing robust growth among all its different verticals

Hermes

Watch: Hermès creative director Véronique Nichanian showcases the Men’s SS 2021 collection

For its recent menswear Spring-Summer 2021 collection, Hermès found a novel way to present its latest collection to its global clients, right in the comfort of their living room

Patrick Chalhoub, CEO of Dubai-based Chalhoub Group

How the luxury retail sector in the UAE can stage a comeback

Personal luxury sales in the UAE and the Middle East has, expectedly, nosedived. But luxury retailers are pushing forward a multi-pronged strategy that will – if successful – result in a gradual resurgence of the industry

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Sole DXB 2020 event cancelled, no new date announced

The eight edition of the festival was held in December 2019 in Dubai Design District

Brooks Brothers

Menswear major and America’s oldest retailer, Brooks Brothers, goes bankrupt

The company listed assets and liabilities of at least $500m each in court papers

Coronavirus

The luxury industry’s fight against the pandemic

The luxury sector across the world has suffered a blow due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, they’re devising ingenious coping strategies

Bahrain launches virtual mall with 100 stores amid Covid-19 concerns

The government-run website showcases products from over 100 local businesses