Johann Rupert

Johann Rupert, Federico Marchetti

Business Features

Richemont Defends Johann Rupert’s Early COVID-19 Vaccination

Rupert has come under fire from a Swiss newspaper for getting an early vaccine from a clinic in which one of his companies has a financial interest.

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Johann Rupert, Federico Marchetti


Rupert’s Dream Realized: An All-Embracing Platform for Digital Luxury

Richemont’s chairman said the China-focused, global partnership with Farfetch and Alibaba will help smaller luxury players “fight giants like Amazon,” and give fashion and accessories brands greater access to a market with explosive growth.

clock November 9, 2020Samantha Conti

Inside the revamped Cartier Old Bond Street boutique


Richemont to Postpone Shareholder Loyalty Scheme

The parent of Cartier and IWC had planned to reward shareholders for sticking with the company during the COVID-19 pandemic.

clock September 9, 2020Samantha Conti

Inside the revamped Cartier Old Bond Street boutique


Richemont Sets Shareholder Loyalty Scheme, Names Wendy Luhabe to Board

In May, Johann Rupert said he wanted to compensate shareholders after slashing last year’s dividend, and thank them for sticking with the company through COVID-19, and beyond.

clock August 7, 2020Samantha Conti

Cartier Pasha watch campaign


Richemont Sets Goals to Become Cleaner, Greener Machine in New Report

In its newly published Sustainability Report 2020, the parent of Cartier has laid out short-, medium- and long-term environmental goals, and is looking to strengthen its relationship with staff and suppliers.

clock July 17, 2020Samantha Conti

A customized Rolex watch by Mad Paris


Luxury Watches Weather the Pandemic With a Little Help From Digital

High-end watch sales may be down, but they’re not out, thanks to flush local customers and brands’ wholehearted embrace of e-commerce.

clock June 1, 2020Samantha Conti

A Cartier Tutti Frutti bracelet sold online by Sotheby's.

Business Features

Richemont’s Rupert Takes the Long View

“We are lucky in that we prepared for an economic downturn,” said Johann Rupert, Richemont’s chairman and founder. “COVID-19 merely sped up what was probably going to happen in any case: Economic reality settling in.”

clock May 18, 2020Samantha Conti

Inside the revamped Cartier Old Bond Street boutique


Richemont Q4 Sales Sink 18% Due to COVID-19

Group sales for the year rose 2 percent, with the long-term outlook positive for hard luxury.

clock May 15, 2020Samantha Conti

Marc Jacobs CFDA After Party

Designer and Luxury

Phoebe Philo Isn’t Finished With Fashion

The designer is said to be readying her own collection with an eco angle.

clock February 12, 2020Miles Socha and Samantha Conti

Alber Elbaz

Fashion Features

The World According to Elbaz: The Designer Ponders Fashion’s Purpose

Having just inked a deal with Richemont, Alber Elbaz is looking at fashion, luxury and the act of making and dressing in a new light.

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Kaia Gerber on the catwalkChloe show, Runway, Fall Winter 2019, Paris Fashion Week, France - 28 Feb 2019

Human Resources

Eric Vallat Steps Down, a Setback for Richemont’s Fashion Division

According to well-placed sources, Vallat is returning to his former company Rémy Martin.

clock September 10, 2019Samantha Conti

The interior of the Cartier store at Hudson Yards in New York City.

Business Features

Richemont Cites Challenges, Opportunities in Latest FashTech Deals

In fiscal 2018-19 Cartier’s parent Richemont reported a 27 percent uptick in sales and a 128 percent rise in profit, due chiefly to a one-off accounting gain.

clock May 17, 2019Samantha Conti

Amazing carved ruby: Puducherry bracelet with a 99.88 carats carved ruby.


Richemont Names Jérôme Lambert Group CEO, as Five-Month Sales Soar

Sales climbed 22 percent to 5.67 billion euros, with Yoox Net-a-porter, Watchfinder now in the mix.

clock September 10, 2018Samantha Conti

Baume's Making Time Campaign


The Leather Age Dawns: Luxury Giants Fight for Share of Soft Accessories Market

The big groups are buying factories, courting artisans and pumping up their accessories offers.

clock May 21, 2018Samantha Conti

Inside the Cartier boutique in Harrods


Richemont Sales Climb 3.1%, With Net Profit Flat in Fiscal 2017-18

The Asia Pacific region delivered double-digit growth in the 12 months.

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