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Mulberry, Cavalli, London real estate and Tesla – News briefs

April 18, 2014

Today in luxury marketing – Mulberry aims for “affordable luxury” after failed move upmarket; “Leopard King” Cavalli nears $621 million sale to Permira; London: first port of call for luxury real estate – Christie’s; Mercedes head: Tesla has no network, limited potential.

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Kering, Maserati, Strenesse and luxury watches – News briefs

April 17, 2014

Today in luxury marketing – Kering scoops environmental award; Maserati said to weigh new sports car after orders triple; German luxury fashion house Strenesse files for insolvency; Eleven James – The Rent The Runway of men’s luxury watches.

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Tesla, Michael Kors, Luxury Society and Monaco – News briefs

April 16, 2014

Today in luxury marketing – Shut up and deal; Michael Kors signs Luxottica license; Digital Luxury Group acquires social networker Luxury Society; The concierges’ guide to Monaco.

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Burberry, BMW, luxury auto and luxury real estate – News briefs

April 15, 2014

Today in luxury marketing – Burberry unveils Shanghai flagship; Luxury car market: The key factor in China is a nonstarter in the US; BMW recall 2014: automaker recalls 156,000 luxury cars and SUVs over faulty engine bolts; Next residents of a luxury building: police horses.

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Stuart Weitzman, Bang & Olufsen, Emilio Pucci and showrooming – News briefs

April 14, 2014

Today in luxury marketing – Stuart Weitzman, Kurt Geiger now independent firms; Bang & Olufsen narrows operating loss as Europe improves; Bisazza wears Emilio Pucci for Salone del Mobile; Showrooming hits luxury fashion.

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Luxury hotels, China, luxury automakers and ecommerce – News briefs

April 11, 2014

Today in luxury marketing – Upgrades for historic luxury hotels; Chinese exports, imports drop; Chinese demand drives German luxury car sales to new highs; Should luxury brands kick themselves for shunning ecommerce?

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Louis Vuitton, Burberry, BMW and Google – News briefs

April 10, 2014

Today in luxury marketing – Louis Vuitton drives LVMH’s Q1 sales; Burberry designer CEO shows shift to creatives in luxury; BMW’s big weapon in the luxury sales race: SUVs; Google checks in to the hotel business.

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Van Cleef & Arpels, luxury real estate, luxury hotels and Nigeria – News briefs

April 9, 2014

Today in luxury marketing – Van Cleef & Arpels launches Cosmos line; Lower Manhattan condos rival Midtown’s luxury skyscrapers; 10 high-profile luxury hotel openings for 2014; Will luxury rush to Nigeria now?

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Fendi, Omega, Audi and luxury service – News briefs

April 8, 2014

Today in luxury marketing – Fendi buys Taramax, focuses on timepieces; Watchmakers woo women to boost flagging sales; Audi stays ahead of Mercedes in luxury sales race; Traveler magazine learns luxury service at hotel.

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Luxury retailers, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors and Mercedes-Benz – News briefs

April 7, 2014

Today in luxury marketing – Nordstrom, Saks seek growth in off-price; #CastMeMarc – please do; Michael Kors beating European brands on their home turf; Sprinter runs from Mercedes’ premium image.

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