Louis XIII Teams Up With Hermès for One-of-a-Kind Collaboration

May 16, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

Louis XIII has teamed up with three quintessential French luxury houses for a truly unique collaboration. Luxury goods maker Hermès, silversmith Puiforcat and crystal-ware purveyor Saint-Louis have joined forces with the famed cognac maker to create what the brand says is, “a bespoke tribute to the Louis XIII mythical journeys through the ages.”

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Report: Hermès Birkin Bags Are Better Investment Than Stock or Gold

Jan 14, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

We never thought our obsession with bags would amount to anything much (except for a killer closet)—until Baghunter published a study concluding that Birkin bags were a better investment than gold or the stock market. Researchers showed that in the Birkin’s 35 year history, the value of the bag has increased by more than 500 percent, with an annual increase of 14.2 percent.

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Movers & Shakers: See How Your Favorite Luxury Brands Fared On 2015’s Best Global Brands Report

Nov 10, 2015  |   Contributor: Daniela Aroche

Last month, brand consultancy Interbrand released its annual Best Global Brands report, ranking the world’s 100 most valuable global brands. Here, we reveal which luxury players made the cut. The theme of Best Global Brands 2015 centers around “Brands at the speed of life” and supports Interbrand’s prediction that the brands that will succeed in the coming age “are those that take the time to empathize deeply with people’s priorities.

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H1 2015 Results Roll In For Herm?s, LVMH, Kering & Swatch Group

Sep 22, 2015  |   Contributor: Daniela Aroche

Luxury behemoths Hermès, LVMH, Kering and Swatch Group all recently released figures for the first half of 2015 with mixed results and some surprising insights. Earlier this month, Hermès sent the luxury sphere into a frenzy when it reported a sales rise of €2.3 billion ($2.5 billion) for its first half, despite fears that the China slowdown would take its toll. 

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Most Expensive Hermés Birkin Bags Ever Sold

Jun 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

There are plenty of things you could do with two million dollars. You could buy a small yacht, a little island in the South Pacific, maybe start a diamond collection to rival Elizabeth Taylor’s—or you could just buy a Birkin.

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World's Most Valuable Luxury Brands: Louis Vuitton on Top But Market is Slipping

Jun 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Last week the research group Millward Brown and the advertising conglomerate WPP released the 2015 Brandz Top 100 Report, ranking the most valuable companies in the world. While Apple is (unsurprisingly) topping the list, Louis Vuitton is leading in the luxury market with a total estimated value of $27.4 billion.

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Nicole Kidman Dresses Head-to-Toe in Hermès, Dior and Chanel for Her Royal Role as Princess Grace of Monaco

Apr 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Vicki Arkoff

How does one dress the world’s most glamorous princess? That was the daunting task of French costume designer Gigi Lepage when faced with the job of outfitting Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman for her role as Princess Grace—nee Hollywood darling Grace Kelly—for the film Grace of Monaco.

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Famed French Fashion House Hermes Unveils Ltd. Edition Dressage L'heure Masquée Watch at Baselworld

Apr 2, 2014  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

At the exclusive Baselworld watch expo in Switzerland, famed French fashion house Hermès just unveiled one of the world’s most unique timepieces. Dubbed the Dressage L'heure Masquée, it cleverly obscures the hour hand’s indication until you activate it.

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Heritage Is #1 Seller of Top-10 Herm?s Handbags With Latest Auction

Oct 3, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Herm?s headlined Heritage Auctions' inaugural Beverly Hills Luxury Accessories event, on September 23, with the sale of a Matte Bougainvillea Porosus Crocodile Birkin... Read More

What Recent Results Suggest for Luxury in 2013

Feb 28, 2013  |   Contributor: Sophie Doran

Luxury Society investigates recent results announcements by LVMH, Richemont, Herm?s, Swatch Group, De Beers & PPR, to see what they imply for the industry in 2013... Read More

Luxury, Fully Customizable in 2012

Mar 9, 2012  |   Contributor: Sophie Doran  |  1 Comment

I would be happy to argue that luxury has become one of the most globalised industries in the world. Rapid and aggressive expansion by super brands like Louis Vuitton, Rolls Royce, Rolex and Four Seasons, backed by powerful super conglomerates like LVMH, Richemont and PPR, has seen luxury permeate areas of the earth once better known for human rights conflicts than seven-star hotels.... Read More

A New Wave of Opportunity for Luxury Brands in India?

Dec 28, 2011  |   Contributor: Sophie Doran

Following two years worth of intense political debate, India’s union cabinet has agreed to allow 51 percent foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand and 100 percent FDI in monobrand retail. In layman’s terms, luxury brands are finally able to open directly owned, operated and controlled boutiques, in one of the world’s fastest growing economies.

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Reinventing the Scarf

Nov 11, 2011  |   Contributor: Carolyn Hsu

Have a closet-full of scarves you don't know what to do with? With this simple DIY, each colorful silk square can be a new top — perfect for under suits or for a dressy night out.

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Herm?s Diamond Birkin Handbag Expected to Sell for $80K at Auction

Nov 10, 2011  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

An Herm?s Diamond Birkin, with diamond and white gold hardware, is expected to fetch more than $80,000 at the upcoming Handbags & Luxury Accessories Signature Auction in early December. More than 550 luxury accessories by such industry stalwarts as Chanel, Gucci, Judith Leiber, and more than 100 Herm?s handbags are going to the table at Heritage Auction's event.... Read More

Luxury's Mixed Messages | Evaluating Current Market Research

Oct 4, 2011  |   Contributor: Susan Kime

Taking a meta-view, we don’t need to be told again that the economic mood of the country does not look hopeful right now. Below are some statistics from some unusual sources not generally associated with the luxury segment, but could be benchmarks for future concern.... Read More

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