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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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On Madison Avenue, Armani Junior’s first US store will be at 1223. Collette Vintage will offer major designer apparel at lower prices at 92nd Street. Monique Lhuillier will open just off the avenue at East 71st Street. Italian jeweler Ippolita will arrive at 796 Madison. Sandro is coming uptown to 986 Madison. Rebecca Taylor will […]

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Culinary classes

Date: May 2012 (157) Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand: Jade Mountain

St Lucia’s luxury resort Jade Mountain has launched a programme of gourmet festivals encouraging guests to embrace Caribbean culture. Mango Madness includes demonstrations by the author of The Mango Cookbook; Spices of the Caribbean offers a tasting session and tour of the market; and the Chocolate Festival includes a chocolat-tini party, exotic chocolate desserts, walking […]

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Harrods

Date: March 2012 (155) Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand: Harrods

Two new Asian restaurants are set to open at Harrods. Located in the food hall, the South-east Asian restaurant Pan Chai and Thai eatery Mango Tree will open in April. The 22-seat Pan Chai will include a selection of Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Malaysian dishes, with a focus on sushi, sashimi and salads, while the […]

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Brazil bulletin: Engine of growth for luxury

Date: June 2011 (148) Category: Features

Brazil’s luxury market
Delegates at the Reuters Global Luxury Fashion summit, held at the end of May, agreed that, after China, Brazil is set to be the next engine of growth for the luxury industry. Over the last few years, high-end brands such as Gucci, Chanel and Burberry have opened stores there, lured by newly built […]

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Flying saucers

Date: June 2011 (148) Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand:

Michelin-starred chef Heston Blumenthal is on the hunt for an up-and-coming chef to design a British Airways menu for passengers ?ying to the UK in the run up to and during the Olympic Games. The successful candidate will create a British menu inspired by London 2012 with Blumenthal providing one-to-one mentorship. “I thrive on creativity […]

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Jack and the meat talk

Date: April 2011 (146) Category: Features, Limited Editions Brand: Jack O’Shea

YOU heard it here ?rst: Jack O’Shea is the world’s ?rst celebrity butcher. Not that he’s been on Britain’s Got Talent yet to demonstrate his chining skills; but with the gift of the gab that he has, it surely won’t be long before the TV cheferati have him roped in to spice up their patter […]

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Cipriani Hotels

Date: April 2011 (146) Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand: Cipriani Hotels

A Cipriani hotel is due to open on the border of Beverly Hills and Los Angeles this spring, taking over from the Tower Beverly Hills Hotel. The 138-room property, called Mr C Hotel at Beverly Hills, will also feature 12 suites as well as five private bungalows with gardens, gourmet kitchens and personal plunge pools. […]

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The Grace Hotels Group – best known for its boutique hotels on the Greek islands – has kicked off its expansion into the Americas with the announcement of a new hotel, spa and residential villas development in Calchaquí Valley in north-west Argentina; the acquisition of Vanderbilt Hall hotel in Newport, Rhode Island; and the launch […]

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Twenty8Twelve

Date: December 2010/ January 2011 (143) Category: Fashion & Accessories, Reports Brand: Twenty8Twelve

Savannah and Sienna Miller’s womenswear label Twenty8Twelve has opened its third outlet in London’s newest shopping and dining destination, St Martin’s Courtyard in Covent Garden. With 1,639 sq ft of retail space spread over two floors, the boutique will comprise the entire autumn/winter 2010 collection as well as its new spring/ summer 2011 collection. It […]

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At your service

Date: November 2010 (142) Category: Luxury Goods & Services, Reports Brand:

In response to demand from luxury consumers increasingly looking for the unique, tailored and individual, a stay at The Rocco Forte Collection’s Le Richemond Hotel in Geneva now comes complete with a dedicated Watch Butler. Pierre Jacques, who is head of luxury watch boutique Les Ambassadeurs, offers a full service to guests interested in purchasing […]

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