Groupe Bogart already runs April perfumeries.

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Groupe Bogart Revs Up Expansion in Germany

The French group is set to acquire eight fragrance boutiques owned by the Parfümerie Gottmann chain.

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Business Features

Chinese Investors Will Persist in Purchasing Fashion, Luxury Brands

Despite failures, with the speed of China, it won’t be long for a luxury conglomerate to emerge from the world’s largest luxury market.

clock January 6, 2020Tianwei Zhang

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Cyril Cabellos Named Communications Director at Lanvin

He replaces Sophie Boilley, who was at the company since 2017.

clock November 5, 2019Fleur Burlet

The facade of top luxury shopping mall Plaza 66 in Shanghai.


Where Will Growth Come From in China?

From localization, transformational experiences to direct to consumer, eight fashion companies of different sizes share their insights.

clock September 3, 2019Tianwei Zhang

Daphné Cousineau


EXCLUSIVE: Carven Names Daphné Cousineau General Manager of Carven

The recruitment of the French luxury fashion executive marks the first major move by owner Icicle Group, which bought the house in October last year.

clock June 13, 2019Mimosa Spencer

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Fashion Features

EXCLUSIVE: Patou Unveils New Visual Identity as Reboot Revs Up

Artistic director Guillaume Henry and chief executive officer Sophie Brocart are approaching the heritage brand like a start-up.

clock May 28, 2019Joelle Diderich

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Fashion Features

Serge Ruffieux Out at Carven

After three seasons, the designer has not been retained by the beleaguered brand’s new owner, Icicle.

clock November 5, 2018Katya Foreman

Serge Ruffieux

Mergers and Acquisitions

Serge Ruffieux’s Job Not Part of Icicle’s Carven Deal

The 4.2-million-euro deal, approved by a Paris commercial court decision on Friday, covers job contracts for 72 out of 73 employees.

clock October 15, 2018Mimosa Spencer


Mergers and Acquisitions

Carven’s New Owner Eyes China Expansion

“We will do our best with this jewel,” said Shanghai-based Icicle Fashion Group.

clock October 12, 2018Mimosa Spencer

Beauty Features

Groupe Bogart Strengthens Vertical Integration Strategy

The French company is acquiring Distriplus Group, Belgium’s number-two fragrance and beauty seller.

clock October 12, 2018Jennifer Weil

Street style at Shanghai Fashion Week.

Fashion Features

Chinese Career Women Hold Key to Luxury Boom, IFM Study Says

Luxury brands seeking to grow in China should court women in their late twenties and early thirties, the Institut Français de la Mode said.

clock October 8, 2018Fleur Burlet


Mergers and Acquisitions

China’s Icicle Emerges as Front-runner to Buy Carven

A deal with the Shanghai-based eco-clothing company is expected this coming week.

clock October 6, 2018Tiffany Ap and Mimosa Spencer

Carven RTW Fall 2018


Carven Files for Chapter 11

The French contemporary brand has been placed into receivership and is looking for a buyer.

clock May 23, 2018Joelle Diderich

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Fashion Scoops

Purple and Carven Host Dinner at Lipp

Anja Rubik, Selah Marley, James Goldstein, Betony Vernon and Glenn Martens were among guests at the dinner.

clock March 3, 2018Mimosa Spencer

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Fashion Scoops

Morgane Polanski, Selah Marley Go Back to School With Carven

The scholarly setting got Polanski reminiscing about her school days.

clock March 1, 2018Alex Wynne

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