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Record profits at Hermes underscore luxury sector's upturn

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PARIS French luxury goods group Hermes said it had started this year on a solid footing after announcing record 2016 profits on Wednesday, providing further evidence of a broader recovery in the luxury goods industry.

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LVMH buys Maison Francis Kurkdjian stake in luxury perfume push 20 Mar 2017

PARIS French luxury goods company LVMH has agreed to buy a majority stake in French independent perfume house Maison Francis Kurkdjian as it expands in fast-growing niche luxury fragrances.

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British retailer L.K. Bennett eyeing Russia expansion 17 Mar 2017

MOSCOW British high-end womenswear firm L.K. Bennett said it plans to open five stores in Russia, shrugging off the political and economic challenges of working in a country that's been under Western sanctions for almost three years.

Fashion house Givenchy names Waight Keller as artistic director 16 Mar 2017

PARIS Givenchy named Clare Waight Keller as its new artistic director on Thursday, becoming the first woman at the creative helm of the French fashion house founded by Hubert de Givenchy in 1952.

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Off the catwalk, bloggers and editors vie for fashion fans' attention 15 Mar 2017

NEW YORK/LONDON/MILAN Dressed in a red top, fuchsia pleated skirt and fluffy boa worn on the shoulder, fashion blogger Beatrice Balaj poses for pictures in her front row seat at a New York catwalk show. | Video

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Connected or mechanical? TAG Heuer tries to bridge gap with module watch 14 Mar 2017

BRUNNEN, Switzerland Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer, owned by LVMH , sought to appeal to tech geeks and traditionalists alike on Tuesday by launching a connected watch that lets wearers switch between a smart watch head and a traditional mechanical movement.

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Hugo Boss sees sales stabilising in 2017 as China recovers 09 Mar 2017

BERLIN Hugo Boss said it expected sales to stabilise in 2017 and profitability to start to recover as the struggling German fashion house managed to turn its business around in China after slashing prices there.

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Saint Laurent told to modify ad campaign after uproar in France 07 Mar 2017

PARIS France's advertising watchdog on Monday said it had asked French fashion house Yves Saint Laurent to modify two ads from its latest campaign after receiving 50 complaints that they were "degrading" to women.

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Saint Laurent told to modify ad campaign after uproar in France 07 Mar 2017

PARIS France's advertising watchdog on Monday said it had asked French fashion house Yves Saint Laurent to modify two ads from its latest campaign after receiving 50 complaints that they were "degrading" to women.

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Stella McCartney brings dance to Paris Opera for fashion week 06 Mar 2017

PARIS Stella McCartney livened up the catwalk at Paris Fashion Week on Monday with dancing models wearing her signature over-sized clothes in trademark neutral shades with splashes of unusual colors. | Video