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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.

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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 clichĂ©...

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Ballantyne

Date: July/August 2009 (129) Category: Fashion & Accessories, Reports Brand: Ballantyne

Cashmere company Ballantyne has linked up with architect Philippe Starck for what will be Starck’s first foray into clothing. The ‘Starck With Ballantyne’ range will initially consist of 60 pieces for men and women, including multi-function garments with detachable elements, hidden pockets and pieces in cashmere combined with technical fabrics. There will also be a […]

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“When written in Chinese the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters – one represents danger, the other, opportunity.” So said one John F Kennedy in 1959. In the last month, two groups placed a moratorium on acquisitions, while a private investment company bought One Old Bond Street at a 3.8% yield. Also, 31 Old […]

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Ballantyne

Date: May 2008 (117) Category: Fashion & Accessories, Reports Brand: Ballantyne

Italian-owned Scottish cashmere company Ballantyne has opened a store in the Italian Riviera hotspot of Portofino. Located on via Roma, the store has been designed to replicate the feel of the town’s historic fisherman’s cottages, but with modern, clean lines and contemporary fittings.  Earlier this year Ballantyne opened a Tokyo store in the Ginza area, joining […]

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Ballantyne

Date: Jun 07 () Category: Fashion & Accessories, Reports Brand: Ballantyne

Scottish cashmere brand Ballantyne has gone from strength to strength since being acquired by Charme, a private-equity group headed by Matteo di Montezemolo, in 2004. Its progress will be marked by the launch of a Milan flagship this month, to be followed by a New York store opening in 2008. The Milan boutique will be […]

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Ballantyne

Date: Sept 06 () Category: Fashion & Accessories, Reports Brand: Ballantyne

Ballantyne is to open its first store in Italy, in spring 2007. The Milan space will extend over two floors in the via Sant’Andrea shopping area. The move is part of an expansion of Ballantyne following a takeover by Malo founder Alfredo Canessa in 2002. This was followed by a further injection of capital from […]

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