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Porsche Design, Glashütte Original, MediaJet and Gucci – Live news

September 19, 2014

Luxury Daily’s live news from Sept. 18 – Porsche Design and BlackBerry create new smartphone; Glashütte Original offers apprenticeships to aspiring watchmakers; MediaJet and Saks offer shopping options mid-flight; Gucci launches cosmetics line at Milan Fashion Week.

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Harrods, luxury businesses, Mercedes-Benz and luxury watches – News briefs

September 19, 2014

Today in luxury marketing – Harrods launches Zaha Hadid’s luxury homeware line; Luxury businesses should brace for “moderate growth”; Driven: 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class defines German luxury sedan elegance; FIFA orders soccer officials return luxury watches gives as World Cup gifts.

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Richemont, Neiman Marcus, The RealReal and BMW – Live news

September 18, 2014

Luxury Daily’s live news from Sept. 17 – Richemont sales growth tapers to 1pc; Neiman Marcus revenue falls 6pc in fiscal fourth quarter; The Ritz-Carlton brings wedding magazine to China; The RealReal doubles warehouse space for enhanced operations; BMW generates interest in Apple Watch; Bentley earns first racing victory in US.

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Jimmy Choo, Apple, luxury travel and China – News briefs

September 18, 2014

Today in luxury marketing – Jimmy Choo to pledge industry-beating growth in expected IPO; Can Apple disrupt the luxury watch industry with a 10K smartwatch?; Silence is the latest trend in luxury resorts; How big is the demand for luxury goods in China?

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Gemfields, Gucci, DFS Group and Rolls-Royce – Live news

September 17, 2014

Luxury Daily’s live news from Sept. 16 – Gemfields promotes transparency in market with Sri Lankan sapphire agreement; Gucci among brands to embrace Flipboard’s video addition; DFS’ T Galleria to enter European retail space by mid-2016; Rolls-Royce commissions largest bespoke fleet of Phantoms to date.

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Scotland, Lexus, animal cruelty and Versace – News briefs

September 17, 2014

Today in luxury marketing – Fashion industry wants Scotland to stay in the UK; China regulator questions Toyota Lexus division over parts pricing: sources; Saint Laurent, Burberry and Dior deny animal cruelty; Versace helps a restoration.

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Jean Paul Gaultier, Anya Hindmarch, Burberry and Lalique – Live news

September 16, 2014

Luxury Daily’s live news from Sept. 15 – Jean Paul Gaultier quits ready-to-wear to focus on couture, beauty; Anya Hindmarch makes edible fashion with Kellogg’s collaboration; Burberry makes fashion show livestream interactive with commerce; Lalique, Ferragamo aim for gifting with wine glass carrier collaboration.

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Hermès, Tag Heuer, Valextra and Vietnam – News briefs

September 16, 2014

Today in luxury marketing – Hermès to expand in China as other luxury brands pull back; LVMH’s Tag Heuer has plans for smartwatch: paper; Alessandra Bettari named Valextra CEO; Vietnam: Asia’s newest luxury hotspot.

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Oscar de la Renta, Aston Martin, Gemfields and New York Fashion Week – Live news

September 15, 2014

Luxury Daily’s live news from Sept. 12 – Oscar de la Renta rumored to hire Peter Copping; Aston Martin, Omega join James Bond-themed Christie’s auction; Gemfields hosts temporary trunk show on Moda Operandi; Increased Instagram interaction at New York Fashion Week.

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Marc Jacobs, luxury watches, fashion week and luxury automotives – News briefs

September 15, 2014

Today in luxury marketing – Marc Jacobs at New York fashion week: army fatigues with a luxury edge; Is the luxury watch industry ready for the Apple watch?; A chance at anonymity, if not a view; Luxury car sales boom as recovery continues.

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