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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...



Searched for: Faconnable

Found: 4

On Madison Avenue, Foravi to 1067 Madison Avenue. Brazil’s Track & Field Store at 997 Madison Avenue. Dyptique is open and glowing at 971 Madison. K Chocolatier – Diane Kron at 69th Street. Reed Krakoff being created at 831 Madison Avenue. Ambrosia Abrianna at 850 Madison Avenue with exotic skin handbags and accessories. CH by […]



Date: September 2009 (130) Category: Fashion & Accessories, Reports Brand: Façonnable

Façonnable has launched new boutiques in Costa Mesa and Atlanta as part of a US expansion. The brand has also used the opportunity to unveil a new store design, which previewed at the 4,400 sq ft store at South Coast Plaza. The styling takes its inspiration from the south of France – the home of […]


Many landlords and vendors are currently focused upon converting transactions which in some cases have been outstanding since before Christmas. A number of brands are busy refurbishing stores for new opening including Damiani at 11 Old Bond Street, Michael Kors at 153 New Bond Street (having paid a £2m premium to secure the lease), Façonnable […]



Date: Nov 08 (122) Category: Fashion & Accessories, Features, Reports Brand: Faconnable
Date: Nov 08 (122) Category: Fashion & Accessories, Features, Reports Brand: Faconnable

Following its acquisition of Façonnable in 2007, French menswear company M1 Group is now building the brand, and is about to start expansion in the US. Ralph Lauren veteran Lance Isham has been appointed Chairman and Alberto Lavia CEO. 2009 will see the opening of a Fifth Avenue headquarters and showroom, as well as stores […]

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