Kering

Damiani

Jewelry

Damiani to Delist on April 26

The Italian jewelry was publicly listed in 2007.

clock 20hLuisa Zargani

Michelle Obama speaking in Paris

People

Michelle Obama Praises Girl Power

But the former first lady still doesn’t plan to run for president, she said at the Kering-sponsored book tour event in Paris.

clock April 17, 2019Mimosa Spencer

Gucci

Financial

U.S. Shoppers Cool on Gucci

Kering chief financial officer Jean-Marc Duplaix blamed a number of factors for the U.S. slowdown.

clock April 17, 2019Joelle Diderich

Flames rise from Notre Dame cathedral as it burns.Notre-Dame Cathedral Fire, Paris, France - 15 Apr 2019

Business Features

Funds Pour In for Notre-Dame Cathedral

“Everyone wishes to give life back to this jewel,” said François-Henri Pinault, Kering chief.

clock April 16, 2019Mimosa Spencer

Cara Delevingne and models on the catwalkChanel show, Runway, Fall Winter 2019, Paris Fashion Week, France - 05 Mar 2019

Financial

Deloitte Global Report Maps out Growth of Luxury Goods Companies

Despite the recent slowdown of economic growth in major markets including China, the Eurozone and the U.S., the outlook for the luxury goods market remains positive.

clock April 15, 2019Luisa Zargani

Model on the catwalk

Fashion Scoops

EXCLUSIVE: Saint Laurent Confirms Date of Men’s Show in Los Angeles

The French fashion house will hold a show on June 6 in the city that is cementing its status as a fashion hot spot.

clock April 10, 2019Joelle Diderich

Volcom Westfield Century City

Financial

Authentic Brands CEO Eyes More Action Sports Deals With Volcom Buy

Jamie Salter envisions using Volcom to springboard other action sports deals to build a multibillion-dollar platform.

clock April 2, 2019Kari Hamanaka

A Chinese consumer walks in a shopping mall in Beijing, China, 16 November 2018. China's consumer price index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, rose 2.5 percent year-on-year in October, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).China economy consumption, Beijing - 16 Nov 2018

Retail

What Trade War? The Chinese Consumer Is Back

A stronger RMB and relaxed visa rules are fueling more shopping abroad, while a revival at home is also in the cards.

clock April 2, 2019Kathryn Hopkins

Volcom Westfield Century City

Financial

Kering Completes Luxury Transition With Volcom Sale

Authentic Brands Group has bought the intellectual property assets for Volcom, while its current management team has the operating license.

clock April 2, 2019Joelle Diderich

Inside Canada Goose’s Toronto factory.

Financial

WWD LIST: Double-digit Multiples

An EBITDA multiple of 10-times or higher has long been the gold standard for valuations, here’s who’s getting high marks today.

clock April 1, 2019Evan Clark

Agnes Varda in Gucci, Oscars 2018

People

François-Henri Pinault Pays Tribute to Agnès Varda

The executive lamented the passing of a “great lady and incomparable artist.”

clock March 29, 2019Joelle Diderich

Kering Headquarter – Mecenate91 – P+P Studio – Ermanno Previdi

Real Estate

Kering’s New Italian Head Office Built in Milan

The nine-story building stands adjacent to the Gucci Hub and symbolizes the importance of Italy for the French luxury group.

clock March 29, 2019Luisa Zargani

Carlo Capasa, Livia Firth, Antonio Achille and Elia Maramotti

Business Features

Beyond Ethics, the Economic and Financial Impact of Sustainability

The Italian Fashion Chamber hosted the third “International Roundtable on Sustainability” in Milan.

clock March 26, 2019Alessandra Turra

PICTURE BETH WALSHBusiness: Aurum chief executive Brian Duffy in the showroom at Elland Road.[reporter Tom Pegden]

Retail

Right Time: Brian Duffy on the Potential of the U.S., the Enduring Mystique of Rolex

Watches of Switzerland’s ceo Brian Duffy knows that no one really needs a new watch, and that’s the fun of it.

clock March 21, 2019Samantha Conti

Kering's redesigned web page.

Marketing and Promotion

Kering Revamps Internet Site to Reflect Luxury Focus

The site will feature more videos and visuals than the previous version and the landing page will be updated constantly.

clock March 18, 2019Joelle Diderich

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