The Kering-owned Italian luxury label had been declining since 2016, but in 2019 it started growing again under the aegis of creative director Daniel Lee, generating a revenue of €1.16 billion, up 5.3%.
Luxury group Kering had a good year in 2019 and the final quarter was also strong. Its star brand Gucci outperformed, Saint Laurent continued to power ahead and Bottega Veneta’s recovery looked to be well established.
The Italian luxury label will donate 30% of the proceeds from the sale of four handbag models to fund the restoration work for the floor mosaics and marble walls of the Basilica, badly damaged by the recent flooding.
The new Lyst Index for Q3 shows that Daniel Lee’s appointment at Bottega Veneta was an inspired move for Kering with the label entering the hottest brands list for the first time, climbing 21 places in the ranking.
Despite disruption in Hong Kong, Kering recorded a positive Q3 with revenue up by 14%, driven by strong performances by Gucci, Bottega Veneta and Saint Laurent, as the luxury group’s share price soared last Friday.