June 2, 2020
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Italy’s Safilo on new ecommerce journey with control of California-chic Blenders Eyewear
Italy’s Safilo Group, a maker of sunglasses and eyeglass frames, has completed the acquisition of a 70 percent stake in Californian ecommerce retailer Blenders Eyewear that is popular with millennials and Gen Z consumers.
Rolls-Royce unveils new “Inspiring Greatness” film with adventure photographer Cory Richards
Fresh from resuming production after the COVID-19 lockdown, British automaker Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has debuted the next installment in its “Inspiring Greatness” series of films featuring National Geographic photographer and explorer Cory Richards.
RH, formerly Restoration Hardware, aims for hard pivot to high luxury
RH, the retailer formerly known as Restoration Hardware, is preparing for a Sisyphean challenge: taking its premium home furnishings brand to the luxury echelons with a foray into hospitality, food and dining, yachts and home-building.
Ritz-Carlton owner Marriott International to extend furloughs, start eliminating positions
Marriott International, owner of hotel brands such as the Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis and the Luxury Collection, will extend its furloughs and reduced workweek schedules through Oct. 2 as the hospitality giant grapples with the fallout of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Christie's, Sotheby's double down on digital auctions this summer
Auction houses Christie’s and Sotheby’s are seeing record online sales as they have adapted their business for pandemic times, not expecting this momentum to end any time soon.
Call for nominations: Luxury Women to Watch 2021
Even as more women ascend the decision-making ranks at luxury marketers amid the current healthcare crisis, work needs to be done to attract them to C-suite and key marketing, retail, media and digital positions in a business that shows resilience and long-term focus in good times and bad.