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In 2011 the Bulgari family, majority shareholder of the renowned Italian jewellery house established in 1884 by Greek silversmith Sotirio Bulgari, joined forces with the LVMH Group and transferred its majority shareholding in Bulgari SpA. The L3.7bn, all-share deal made the Bulgaris the second largest family shareholder of the LVMH Group. After the acquisition FRANCESCO TRAPANI, great-grandson of the founder, CEO of Bulgari SpA and the driving force behind its success over the past 20 years, was made a member of the LVMH board of directors and appointed President of the LVMH Watch & Jewellery Division. From his position now supervising Bulgari, Chaumet, De Beers, Fred, Dior Watches, Tag Heuer, Zenith and Hublot, he gives LUCY REITER the view from the top of the luxury pyramid.

Nick Foulkes - The luck of the drawer

Today heritage is a term that is used with a sort of wilful abandon. In fact I would guess that ‘heritage of the brand’ fights it out with ‘DNA of the brand’ for the title of most abused marketing cliché...

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June 2010

Date: 4th Jun 10 Category: Blogs Author: Blogs, Stephen Bayley

The perfume industry is vast and in?uential, but pitably disorganised and unadventurous. Anyone who has travelled in a train or a plane or a car (never mind a bus, whatever that is) knows the territory that urgently needs exploration...

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The new luxury

Date: June 2010 (138) Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand: Rough Luxe

New additions to the Rough Luxe community were announced at a lively dinner debate hosted by Rough Luxe Society founder...

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Alfred Dunhill

Date: June 2010 (138) Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand: Alfred Dunhill

A Home of Alfred Dunhill has opened in the heart of Hong Kong’s financial district. This retail emporium for men...

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Harrods

Date: June 2010 (138) Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand: Harrods

Harrods begins a new era with the news that Mohamed Al Fayed’s 25-year reign has come to an end with...

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Montblanc

Date: June 2010 (138) Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand: Montblanc

A retail expansion strategy in the UAE for Montblanc will see boutiques launching in the Red Sea Mall in Jeddah...

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Louis Vuitton

Date: June 2010 (138) Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand: Louis Vuitton

The end of May saw the opening of a New Bond Street store for Louis Vuitton. The London boutique covers...

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The tom toms are coming…

Date: June 2010 (138) Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand:

London’s Somerset house will see two new restaurants from Michelin-starred chef Tom Aikens and Compass Group. Aikens will take over...

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Growing appetites

Date: June 2010 (138) Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand:

Heston Blumenthal, of the three-Michelin-starred restaurant The Fat Duck, has added a second pub to his burgeoning empire in Bray....

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Aman

Date: June 2010 (138) Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand: Aman

Dolphin Capital Investors, developer of the prestigious 38-suite Aman at Porto Heli due to open early 2012, has launched sales...

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The Setai

Date: June 2010 (138) Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand: The Setai

The Setai Fifth Avenue will open in November this year with 157 guest rooms, 54 suites and three penthouse apartments....

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