Upbeat profit forecasts from Nordstrom and Ralph Lauren underscore the edge high-end chains have over the wider U.S. retail industry in an inflationary environment, thanks to the deep pockets of their customer base.
Last Friday, Canada announced a ban on trade in luxury goods with Russia, and added 14 other individuals, including known oligarchs, to the list of sanctions imposed in connection with the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Luxury businesses have renewed calls for the UK government to reverse its decision to end VAT-free shopping for tourists, saying Britain is losing out to other European countries as big-spenders go elsewhere.
Kering is launching the third tranche of its stock repurchase program, covering a volume of nearly 0.5% of its share capital. Meanwhile, LVMH is launching a similar program worth “a maximum amount of one billion euros."
The French fashion house will unveil its new men's collection this Thursday, May 19, on Venice Beach, as well as on Facebook. Creative Director Kim Jones will also present a collaboration with the label Erl.
Millennial and Gen Z locals are forecast to drive luxury market growth in the Asia-Pacific region, according to GlobalData, as internet penetration levels and social media brand engagement increases in the region.
Harrods is imposing sanctions on its Russian customers, restricting their spending capacity at the luxury London department store. The retailer will no longer sell them “luxury goods” worth more than £300.