Zegna propels online selling via Mr Porter partnership

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Italy’s Ermenegildo Zegna is sharing its menswear know-how with the discerning shoppers of online retailer Mr Porter.

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LVMH maintains optimism despite uncertainties for remainder of 2016

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French luxury conglomerate LVMH has reported an organic revenue growth of 4 percent for the first half of 2016.

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Morgan Motor Company, Selfridges marry expertise for $68K bespoke automobile

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Ten British brands from the fashion and automotive space have worked together to create a limited-edition electric vehicle set to be unveiled at Salon Privé Sept. 1-3.

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Harry Winston brings heritage, design to Houston’s River Oaks District

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Harry Winston, the “King of Diamonds,” has opened the doors to its first boutique in Houston.

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La Perla streamlines product development through software integration

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Italian lingerie company La Perla is working with a product lifecycle management provider to reduce its garments’ time to market.

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Retailers must prioritize SEO, emails and guided selling to drive growth

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Retailers can no longer rely on a bricks-and-mortar network to measure revenue growth as sales decline and foot traffic drops off. Instead, specialty retail brands must search for a new growth narrative.

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Balmain army reenlists Kanye West for fall ads

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French fashion label Balmain is portraying the intersection of music and fashion in its fall/winter 2016 advertising campaign.

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Harvey Nichols refines beauty department due to category innovation, excitement

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British department store chain Harvey Nichols has introduced a modern grooming parlor at its Knightsbridge, London flagship to highlight the category’s must-haves.

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Nordstrom connects in-store and online for sale promotions

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Department store chain Nordstrom is drawing attention to its Anniversary Sale with help from some in-the-know ambassadors.

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Tiffany primes for mobile engagement with subway passageway takeover

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U.S. jeweler Tiffany & Co. recently took an out of home approach to garner attention from harried commuters at New York’s Grand Central Terminal.

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How to create Facebook videos that break through and get noticed

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Huffington Post and Daily Mail are some of the top publishers dominating the Facebook video scene in recent months thanks to unique content that leverages feel-good human-interest stories, top news and interesting science.

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Donna Karan, Selfridges, Abercrombie & Kent and Fortnum & Mason – Live news

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Luxury Daily’s live news from July 25 – LVMH sells Donna Karan International to G-III in $650M deal; Selfridges gives fashion department a makeover in Designer Studio; Abercrombie & Kent gets capital boost from Chinese investment firm; Fortnum & Mason encapsulates culinary heritage in print.

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China, South Korean beauty, luxury cars and Dubai – News briefs

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Today in luxury marketing – Bottom line: Brands chase China’s high-end lingerie market; What’s driving the goldrush for Korean beauty brands?; Redefining luxury: When it comes to cars, it’s all about the “experience”; Gloss comes off Dubai as oil woes spill into expat promised land.

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As mobile conversion rate stagnates at 1pc, time to reassess responsive Web design?

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The responsive Web design bandwagon has been rolling on for three-plus years now and, in the face of ever-increasing mobile traffic numbers, it is time to apply some real scrutiny.

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Selfridges gives fashion department a makeover in Designer Studio

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Responding to consumers’ changing shopping habits, department store chain Selfridges is opening a new fashion concept at its London flagship.

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Abercrombie & Kent gets capital boost from Chinese investment firm

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Zhonghong Group is purchasing the majority of equity shares in luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent from the company’s current owners.

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Fortnum & Mason encapsulates culinary heritage in print

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British department store Fortnum & Mason is drawing on its more than 300-year history with food in its first cookbook.

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LVMH sells Donna Karan International to G-III in $650M deal

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Conglomerate Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has entered a definitive agreement to sell the Donna Karan International business to fashion group G-III.

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Gucci enlivens Ace sneaker through conceptual camerawork

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Italian fashion house Gucci is highlighting the international appeal of its Ace sneaker through a series of artistic films.

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Michael Kors’ #InstaKors returns as part of see-now, buy-now strategy

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U.S. apparel and accessories label Michael Kors is improving social shopping with the relaunch of #InstaKors.

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Audemars Piguet taps DJ to produce auditory expression of watchmaking

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Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet is capturing the balance between innovation and tradition that goes into its Royal Oak Supersonnerie timepiece through sound.

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Branded, sponsored content are working in early efforts to evade ad-blocking

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Marketers’ efforts to circumvent ad-blocking are showing signs of being effective, with one new report revealing that branded content is driving higher brand recall than pre-roll ads for some while separate research found that sponsored posts on Instagram are hitting the mark.

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Black Tomato drives forward with help from global inspirers

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Bespoke travel company Black Tomato is roaming the earth, asking consumers what drives them forward.

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