Jewellery is a booming, sought-after sector, as shown by LVMH’s recent bid for Tiffany & Co. FashionNetwork looks into the advantages and potential of an industry still little-known and underexploited by luxury groups.
It is hard to imagine a more venerable luxury brand than Cartier, which has a reputation for artisanal excellence second to none. Yet, the majority of its audience is that lodestone of modern marketing, millennials.
On Friday, Swiss group Richemont, the world’s second-largest luxury group, announced the acquisition of Italian jeweller Buccellati from Chinese group Gangtai Holding, without disclosing the value of the transaction.
Richemont, France's second largest luxury group, announced on Tuesday the departure of Eric Vallat, the head of its fashion and accessories division. Vallat will pursue professional opportunities outside of the group.
Strong demand in mainland China helped Cartier-owner Richemont offset a weaker performance elsewhere in its first quarter, as protests in Hong Kong hit sales, revenues fell in Europe and its watch business faltered.
U.S. luxury brand Kate Spade has signed a licensing agreement with French perfume group Interparfums. Together, the businesses will create perfumes for the global market, commencing autumn/winter 2020/2021.