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Hudson’s Bay, Silicon Valley, luxury menswear and luxury real estate – News briefs

April 4, 2014

Today in luxury marketing – Hudson’s Bay comps up 6.6pc in Q4; Silicon Valley crowned No. 1 luxury home market; Why luxury retailers are betting big on menswear; New York doormen take off gloves, rally for raises.

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Prada, Neiman Marcus, Piguet and ethical luxury – News briefs

April 3, 2014

Today in luxury marketing – Prada forecasts slowing sales growth as luxury demand ebbs; Neiman Marcus unveils top management roles; A modern match for Audemars Piguet; Is luxury less ethical than it thinks?

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DVF, BMW, luxury real estate and Singapore – News briefs

April 2, 2014

Today in luxury marketing – The digital life of Diane von Furstenberg; BMW’s March surge narrows Mercedes’ US luxury sales lead; Ultra-luxury apartment sales drive records in Manhattan real estate; Luxury goods sales in Singapore expected to grow by 6pc this year.

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Kering, Aston Martin, LVMH watches and ecommerce – News briefs

April 1, 2014

Today in luxury marketing – Kering aims at sustainable python sourcing by 2016; Aston Martin said to hold Daimler talks on luxury SUV; Growth is global – LVMH watch chief; Why some luxury brands still don’t sell online.

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Hugo Boss, digital agencies, BMW and Baselworld – News briefs

March 31, 2014

Today in luxury marketing – Hugo Boss goes big in Hong Kong; As market shifts, digital agencies restructure; BMW: Spartanburg plant will be company’s biggest in the world; Baselworld 2014: A “chrono” for everyone.

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Versace, L’Wren Scott, Graff Diamonds and London luxury – News Briefs

March 28, 2014

Today in luxury marketing – Versace profits rise 27.6pc; Charity launches L’Wren Scott award; So this is what a $55M watch looks like; Is London’s luxury ground-zero under threat?

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Createthe Group, Alibaba, Tesla and Swiss watches – News briefs

March 27, 2014

Today in luxury marketing – Fashion firms probing alleged data breach; The Alibaba IPO and what it might mean for Western luxury brands; NJ bill would let Tesla sell cars directly, reversing ban; Smart watches? Not at this time, say wary Swiss.

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Dolce & Gabbana, Luxottica, luxury watchmakers and bespoke automobile pricing – News briefs

March 26, 2014

Today in luxury marketing – State prosecutor asks for dismissal of Dolce, Gabbana charges; Wearable technology fashion: Google Glass to receive makeover from Luxottica Group; Watchmakers look to bespoke design to court the super-rich; Sticker shock from the options sheet.

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Agnona, Roberto Cavalli, Ferrari and Indonesian luxury tax – News briefs

March 25, 2014

Today in luxury marketing – Agnona taps Alessandra Carra as CEO; Roberto Cavalli for sale?; Ferrari appoints new board members, chairman and CEO stay on; Indonesia’s luxury goods tax to rise to 125pc.

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Tiffany & Co., luxury consumers, South Korea and India – News briefs

March 24, 2014

Today in luxury marketing – Arbitration award hurts Tiffany’s Q4; Luxury’s next great hope: YUMMY’s; Luxury brands look to South Korea for China sales boost; Indian luxury car market youngest in world.

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