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“Handbag War” Ends: LVMH, Hermès Make Up

LVMH-Hermes

Paris—One of the most contentious and bitter battles ever in luxurygoods is over. Today—unexpectedly—LVMH and Hermès announced … [Read more...]

LVMH First Half Profit Hit by Exchange Rates

Pre-fall look at LVMH's Fendi brand, a strong first half performer

Paris—LVMH—the world’s largest luxurygoods conglomerate—felt the sting of a “pressured” Asian market that pushed its profit and … [Read more...]

LVMH Shortlists 30 for Its New Designer Prize

LVMH Prize

Paris—The LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize has attracted widespread attention and no wonder. When the world’s largest luxurygoods … [Read more...]

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Super Bowl

New York—While we’ll all have to wait until Sunday night to find out whether the Denver Broncos or the Seattle Seahawks win this … [Read more...]

LVMH 2013 Profit Edges Up as Sales Slow

From Louis Vuitton's cruise collection

Paris—LVMH, the world’s largest luxurygoods conglomerate, today said its 2013 profit only edged up 0.4% as sales growth slipped to … [Read more...]

LVMH Announces Changes in Watch, Jewelry Divisions

LVMH logo

Paris—LVMH said Monday that its watch and jewelry divisions will now be run as two separate businesses following the departure of … [Read more...]

Ghesquière to Louis Vuitton? Not So Fast, LVMH Says

Nicolas Ghesquière: Louis Vuitton's next creative director?

Paris—No wonder the international fashion community wants this so bad: it seems like the perfect matchup—rising star and former … [Read more...]

Jacobs to Exit Louis Vuitton to Build His Own Brand

Marc Jacobs

Paris—Just hours after his latest Louis Vuitton runway show earlier today, the fashion world found out that after 16 years as … [Read more...]

Moving More Upscale, Louis Vuitton Hires New Accessories Designer

Actress Michelle Williams appears in Louis Vuitton's campaign for its new higher end Capucine handbag, made of Taurillon calf leather

Paris—One of the goals that Louis Vuitton this year was to move the brand more upscale, pruning back on its offerings in its … [Read more...]

LVMH’s First Half Profit, Sales Miss Expectations

Louis Vuitton

Paris—LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA, the world’s largest luxurygoods company, today reported a first half profit increase … [Read more...]

LVMH to Face $13 Million Fine Over Stake in Hermès?

LVMH and Hermes

Paris—Luxurygood giant LVMH could have to pay a fine up to 10 million euros (about $13 million) from France's financial markets … [Read more...]

KKR Vying to Buy 3 French Retailers?

Maje

New York—Another major private equity investment firm is looking to snap up fashion retail brands. Rumors began circulating last … [Read more...]