Nordstrom places emphasis on customer service through new acquisition

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Department store chain Nordstrom has entered an agreement to acquire menswear personal clothing service Trunk Club.

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Dolce & Gabbana paints Sicilian fairy tale for winter ad campaign

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Italian fashion label Dolce & Gabbana created an enchanted forest scene for its winter 2015 advertising campaign, taking its family theme into royal territory.

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Luxury Retail Summit 2014 New York Sept. 9: St. Regis, MissoniHome, Christie’s Watch Shop, Leading Hotels of the World, WSJ., ForbesLife, Bloomberg Pursuits, Wealth-X, Eleven James, Crest and Co.

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Registration is open for the second annual Luxury Retail Summit: Holiday Focus 2014 conference Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 in New York featuring speakers from St. Regis, MissoniHome, Christie’s Watch Shop, The Leading Hotels of the World, Crest and Co., Eleven James, WSJ. magazine, ForbesLife, Bloomberg Pursuits, Style Coalition and leading luxury-focused agencies and market researchers.

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BMW stages drift mob to dazzle bystanders, global fans

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German automaker BMW is showcasing expert driving skills in the M235i model as part of its far-reaching BMW Stories campaign.

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Hublot shares codes with Harrods’ passersby via window pane pop-up

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Swiss watchmaker Hublot is turning to British department store Harrods to increase awareness for its innovative timepieces.

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Christofle hosts intimate dinners to share entertaining trends

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French silvermaker Christofle is hosting a series of dinners throughout North America to introduce its selection of tableware.

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Dior validates footwear expansion with craftsmanship video

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French apparel brand Christian Dior is assuring consumers that its dedication to craftsmanship extends beyond its fashions and handbags.

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Fairmont encourages creative films for 42-property contest

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Fairmont Hotels and Resorts is teaming up with camera manufacturer GoPro to invite fans to take videos of their favorite places through Sept. 14 for a chance to win a number of trips.

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15 Central Park West continues to command highest prices in NY

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Among the top 100 condominium buildings in New York that CityRealty monitors, the average price of apartment sales in the second quarter jumped 22 percent from the year-ago period.

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Veranda’s July/August edition marks ninth consecutive issue of ad space growth

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In the July/August issue of Hearst’s Veranda marketers such as Wolf, Sutherland and Lancôme sought to represent the sentiments of the shelter publication’s affluent readers.

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Handbags, Toyota, Thailand and Ulysse Nardin – News briefs

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Today in luxury marketing –  Luxury brands with the best bags; Toyota luxury boss says sub-$30K car “wouldn’t be a Lexus”; Call for phase-out of import duty on luxury fashion goods; Kering’s acquistion of Ulysse Nardin means more than you think.

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Key takeaways for brands from Google I/O

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Google’s emphasis on smart devices and enhanced notifications has implications both for consumers and for the brands and businesses that serve them.

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Fendi informs consumers of new pop-up shop via social video

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Italian fashion house Fendi is informing enthusiasts about the new Shanghai Plaza66 pop-up store that just opened through a social video.

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Abercrombie & Kent introduce flat seats for jetsetters to sleep in-flight

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Luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent will be the first to launch a full lie-flat seat in its private jets.

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Monaco Yacht Show to feature several highly-anticipated yachts

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The Monaco Yacht Show will take place this year between Sept. 24-27 and will host 115 yachts and about 30 tenders.

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Wheels Up celebrates one year in operation

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Private aviation company Wheels Up is celebrating its first year of operation this August.

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Ferrari encourages fans to enter T-shirt design contest to win brand related prizes

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Italian automaker Ferrari is asking fans to design the next T-shirt collection for the brand.

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Showrooming fears displaced by Webrooming cheers: L2

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Not long ago retailers were afraid that showrooming would gut in-store profits, but now the implications of the trend seem to have reversed, according to a new report by L2 and RichRelevance.

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Dior enters partnership with Princess Grace Foundation to show dedication to arts

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French couture label Dior is entering a three-year partnership with the Princess Grace Foundation, celebrating the connection between Monaco’s royal family and the fashion house.

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Luxury Retail Summit 2014 New York Sept. 9: St. Regis, MissoniHome, Christie’s Watch Shop, Leading Hotels of the World, WSJ., ForbesLife, Bloomberg Pursuits, Wealth-X, Eleven James, Crest and Co.

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Registration is open for the second annual Luxury Retail Summit: Holiday Focus 2014 conference Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 in New York featuring speakers from St. Regis, MissoniHome, Christie’s Watch Shop, The Leading Hotels of the World, Crest and Co., Eleven James, WSJ. magazine, ForbesLife, Bloomberg Pursuits, Style Coalition and leading luxury-focused agencies and market researchers.

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Sotheby’s capitalizes on growth in India with new offices

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Sotheby’s International Realty is expanding into North India to serve the area’s growing luxury real estate market.

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Selfridges offers Cartier click-and-collect to enhance ecommerce, in-store experience

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British department store chain Selfridges is welcoming French jeweler Cartier to its Web site for a spin on traditional ecommerce through a mandatory click-and-collect option.

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Thomas Pink picks independent filmmaker to personify new shirt style

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British apparel brand Thomas Pink is reasserting its expertise in dress shirts with a new style that makes it easier for modern men to balk conventional dressing.

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