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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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Never too late

Date: June 2012 (158) Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand: Extinctions

Style icon Iris Apfel has launched her own handbag line at the age of 90. The collection of exotic bags, created in collaboration with business partner Lisa Nunziata, president of L & Leung Design Group, has been inspired by Apfel’s own wardrobe and is called Extinctions. “I’m a great believer that a lot of people […]


Cole & Son

Date: May 2012 (157) Category: Interiors & Design, Reports Brand: Cole & Son

Next month will see a substantial new collection launch by British wallpaper company Cole & Son. Contemporary Restyled is a fresh take on some of the brand’s most iconic designs from its archive collections, such as Orchid, Palm Leaves and Flamingoes, with new colourways, modern treatments such as the introduction of metallics, and reworked designs. […]


Research giant

Date: May 2012 (157) Category: Beauty & Wellbeing, Reports Brand: L’Oréal

L’Oréal has opened a global hair research and innovation centre in Saint-Ouen, just outside Paris. “It is not only our biggest research facility worldwide, it is also, to our knowledge, the largest centre for hair
research in the world,” says CEO Jean-Paul Agon of the facility. Housing 500 employees including chemists, physio-chemists, opticians, materials scientists, metrologists, […]


Bubbling with enthusiasm

Date: May 2012 (157) Category: Features, Interviews Brand: Piper Heidsieck

Where does Piper Heidsieck fit into the champagne industry of today?
Piper Heidsieck is the number three brand on the export market so it’s a really major player. In domestic markets it depends on the country – in Belgium we’re number one. So it’s a very powerful brand and you’ve got the red label all over […]



Date: April 2012 (156) Category: Fashion & Accessories, Reports Brand: Lacoste

Lacoste has opened its first store catering exclusively to women. The Paris boutique, measuring 970 sq ft, is located in the Passy Plaza shopping centre in the west of Paris and showcases Lacoste’s first women’s collection designed by artistic director Felipe Oliveira, as well as its shoes, eyewear, watches and leathergoods collections. Its interior was […]


Kara Ross

Date: April 2012 (156) Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand: Kara Ross

Known for her jewellery and jewel-encrusted handbags, Kara Ross is launching a bespoke DIY sales kit through Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman and Carolina Herrera. The kit gives customers 11 styles to choose from, including the envelope-style clutch Prunella or the Urbana, a flap-front shoulder bag. They can also choose from materials such as red glazed […]


Point by Paul Smith

Date: March 2012 (155) Category: Interiors & Design, Reports Brand: Point by Paul Smith

New York textile design company Maharam has teamed up with high-end Danish furniture brand Republic of Fritz Hansen and Denmark-based Kvadrat for the European launch of Point by Paul Smith, a vibrant textile range. “The idea behind this fabric came from traditional Scottish Fair Isle knitting; I love the vibrant mix of colours and patterns […]


Lip service

Date: March 2012 (155) Category: Beauty & Wellbeing, Reports Brand: Dolce & Gabbana

Monica Bellucci is fronting a limited edition make-up line for Dolce & Gabbana, called the Monica Lipstick Collection, due to launch in May. The actress, who is also the new face for the designers’ beauty collection, joining other glamorous starlets Scarlett Johansson and Felicity Jones as ambassadors for the brand, says: “The idea for the […]


Le Bon Marché

Date: March 2012 (155) Category: Fashion & Accessories, Reports Brand: Le Bon Marché

The lingerie section at Paris luxury department store Le Bon Marché has been given a makeover. The new 1,900 sq ft space now sits next to fashion apparel and footwear, in order “to offer a woman a total-look wardrobe”, according to Laurence Armand, lingerie buying director. “Now women have the whole package and a comfortable […]


Scarlet & Argent

Date: December/ January 2012 (153) Category: Interiors & Design, Reports Brand: Scarlet & Argent

A new luxury lifestyle brand Scarlet & Argent has been launched in the UK with a collection of woollen blankets, throws and accessories for the home. Created by Yorkshire-based textile mill Hainsworth, a luxury fabric supplier with clients including The Queen, the collection includes nine blankets and throws. The Liberty Born Blanket is a baby […]

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