François-Henri Pinault, who took over the Kering business from his father in 2006. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Since September, at least nine senior executives have left businesses controlled by French billionaire François Pinault. The latest came this month, w(...)

Patrizio di Marco, chief executive officer of Gucci, the luxury goods maker owned by Kering. Photo: Bloomberg

Gucci’s top two executives will step down from the luxury label as owner Kering seeks to revive growth at its faltering flagship luxury brand. Gucci(...)

Smythson, a very British brand whose famous past fans include Katharine Hepburn, Sigmund Freud and Hardy Amies, has an Irish design director with s(...)

Weekend in . . . Athens
  • Travel
  • November 3, 2014, 01:00

After years of dreadful press that defined Athens as a broken-down capital prone to fiery riots, the city’s self-confidence and creativity are stirrin(...)

Alasdhair Willis, the storm force gusting through British wellington brand Hunter remembers the first time he wore a pair of the boots growing up i(...)

Mulberry, like rivals Louis Vuitton and Gucci, is struggling to compete against more accessible, trendy fashion brands such as Michael Kors

British luxury handbag maker Mulberry said full-year pretax profit would be significantly below expectations after a slump in first-half trading added(...)

 A view of Florence from the hills. Photograph: Alexandra Garcia
Weekend in . . . Florence
  • Travel
  • October 13, 2014, 01:00

Florence was thrust into the spotlight in February when its mayor, the dynamic 39-year-old Matteo Renzi, became Italy’s youngest prime minister. Bu(...)

Jimmy Choo, which was acquired by private-equity investors three times before being bought by JAB in 2011, sells women’s and men’s shoes, handbags and accessories in more than 100 stores around the world. Its eponymous founder left the design house in 2001.

Jimmy Choo, the luxury shoemaker owned by JAB Holdings, may begin its initial public offering in London as soon as this month amid rising demand for e(...)

Irish-American property and sports billionaire Frank McCourt at a Los Angeles Dodgers game. Photograph: Jon SooHoo/LA Dodgers

Nestled inside the historic Horse Guards Parade is a beautiful arena which is the setting of the eleventh leg of the 2014 Longines Global Champions(...)

The outlook for the luxury goods industry darkened on Friday as poor results from industry leader LVMH showed how the strong euro and political protes(...)