Luxury handbag maker Hermes International expects first-half operating profits close to the record level reached last year, as Hermes posted solid second quarter sales that augured well for the rest of the luxury sector.
Struggling Debenhams faces a fresh challenge with credit insurers tightening up the terms for its suppliers, suggesting a lack of confidence in its turnaround. But the company has denied it’s facing a cash crunch.
The Holy Grail of accessories businesses these past two decades has been to build them into fully-fledged lifestyle brands. It's the goal of Jean Cassegrain, CEO of Longchamp and grandson of its founder, as we discover.
The art of reviving an esteemed but almost moribund brand – a skill in which the French have few equals – is one very much in evidence at Vuarnet, as it opens a brand-new flagship in New York's Nolita on Bastille Day.
H&M remains the most popular fashion brand globally with Zara, Adidas, Asos and Nike also in the top five of brands consumers are searching for, while French luxury labels are performing strongly, new figures show.
The General Assembly of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode (FHCM) – French fashion’s governing body – on Thursday re-elected Ralph Toledano as President of the Federation for an extended four-year term.
Jean-Paul Gaultier didn’t invent the tuxedo – but few people have ever showered the garment with more love than the Parisian couturier did in his latest Gaultier Paris couture show on Wednesday afternoon.