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Italian fashion house Valentino sold


July 13th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 13 (IANS) Italian fashion brand Valentino has been sold to Qatari royals - Mayhoola for Investments S.P.C. - for an undisclosed amount.Mayhoola for Investments S.P.C., an investment company ... Read more...

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‘India single most important focus’ for US luxury brand Zippo


June 6th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) India is the "single most important focus right now", says US luxury goods maker Zippo, which has just produced its 500 millionth lighter and is ... Read more...

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‘Global brands can generate jobs in India’ (With Image)


May 21st, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) International brands can generate job opportunities if their entry into India is facilitated, says Montblanc, a century-old German company known for its timeless luxury pens, ... Read more...

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Materialistic people ridden with anxiety


April 10th, 2012 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) People who place high value on wealth and status are more depressed and anxious and less sociable than others, says a new study."We found that irrespective ... Read more...

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Chinese love Swiss watches


February 5th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 5 (IANS) People in China appear to have developed a special craving for Swiss watches, to go by their record sales.Hong Kong, the No. 1 market for Swiss ... Read more...

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India eyes $100 bn foreign investment in nuclear power sector


January 31st, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Jan 31 (IANS) India is hopeful of getting more than $100 billion worth of foreign investment in the nuclear power sector in the next two decades and a ... Read more...

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South Korea’s retail sales grow in December


January 18th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Jan 18 (IANS) Sales at South Korea's major discount outlets and department stores grew last month largely due to unusually cold weather that drove seasonal goods sales up, a ... Read more...

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Dia Mirza fined for undeclared goods by customs


January 7th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 7 (IANS) Bollywood actress Dia Mirza was Saturday fined by customs for carrying undeclared luxury goods like cosmetics and expensive purses when she returned to Mumbai from ... Read more...

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South Korea’s retail sales growth negative in November


December 15th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Dec 15 (IANS) Sales growth at South Korea's major discount outlets and department stores turned negative last month due to unusually high temperature that drove winter goods sales down, ... Read more...

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South Korea’s retail sale grows in October


November 17th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Nov 17 (IANS) Sales at South Korea's major discount outlets and department stores grew in October due to solid demand for food and luxury goods, a government report showed ... Read more...

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Tamara Mellon quits Jimmy Choo


November 15th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 15 (IANS) Tamara Mellon has stepped down as chief creative officer of Jimmy Choo, the company she formed 15 years ago.The 44-year-old, who founded the footwear and accessories ... Read more...

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Old Himachal fair goes from livestock to gadgets


November 14th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Rampur (Himachal Pradesh), Nov 14 (IANS) Once a centre of barter trade with Tibet, the 400-year-old Lavi Fair here has undergone a sea change, with rural people's changing lifestyles and ... Read more...

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Gucci denies selling second-hand bags in China


November 12th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 12 (IANS) Luxury goods giant Gucci has denied reports that goods returned by Chinese customers because of flaws were put back on the shelves and sold as new.A ... Read more...

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China cracks 28,000 IPR violation cases


November 6th, 2011 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 6 (IANS) Police in China have cracked over 28,000 cases during the course of a year-long crackdown on intellectual property rights (IPR) infringements and counterfeit goods, Xinhua ... Read more...

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iPad encrusted with T-rex bone


November 2nd, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 2 (IANS) An iPad worth five million pounds has been customised by a specialist designer with gold, diamonds and shavings of a Tyrannosaurus Rex bone.Believed to be the ... Read more...

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1,000 fake luxury goods seized in China


September 30th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 30 (IANS) More than 1,000 counterfeit luxury goods, including bags and accessories of 21 global brands like Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Rolex, have been seized in Shanghai, police ... Read more...

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Why do people salivate at objects of desire?


September 15th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) Why do people practically salivate when they desire high-end luxury items like a sports car or even money?"One possibility is... that all objects of desire, whether ... Read more...

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Miller, Parker donates shoes to charity


August 17th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Actresses Sienna Miller and Sarah Jessica Parker have donated shoes to a charity called the Small Steps Project, run by former celebrity journalist Amy Hanson.The ... Read more...

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London rioters strip store shelves, target luxury brands


August 9th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) From groceries to clothes to electronics, rioters have stripped shelves bare in an orgy of looting across London, a media report said Tuesday.Shops in Clapham, Peckham, ... Read more...

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Jimmy Choo sold for 525.5 mn pounds


May 23rd, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 23 (IANS) High-end fashion brand Jimmy Choo has been bought by a luxury goods firm from TowerBrook Capital Partners LP for a reported 525.5 million pounds, say reports."I ... Read more...

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Gwyneth Paltrow is the new face of Coach


April 26th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, April 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has been named as the new face of the luxury goods firm Coach. Paltrow will start her official role as the face of ... Read more...

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Statistics can help avoid buying fake goods online


March 20th, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS) Consumers need to know the pitfalls of buying artwork or luxury goods online, say statisticians. Currently, online auction site operators are not required to guarantee the ... Read more...

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Heroin trafficker splurged $1.1 mn on luxuries


March 17th, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 17 (IANS) An Australian man, who changed his name to sound like the Italian luxury brand Versace and splurged 1.1 million dollars on luxury cars, designer bags, jewellery ... Read more...

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Statistical methods ‘can help us avoid counterfeit goods on Internet’


March 14th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 14 (ANI): Statisticians say that consumers should know the true perils of purchasing artwork or luxury goods on the Internet.Currently the operators of Internet auction sites are not required ... Read more...

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LVMH to acquire Bulgari for 3.7 bln euros


March 8th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 8 (IANS/AKI) French luxury goods maker LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton will acquire control of Italian competitor Bulgari in a deal worth about 3.7 billion euros.LVMH, an international ... Read more...

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Fashion house Prada’s sales soar in 2010


February 11th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Milan, Feb 11 (IANS/AKI) Prada's sales last year jumped 31 percent to 2.045 billion euros as demand for the top Italian fashion house's handbags and other luxury items was bolstered by soaring ... Read more...

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Prada eyes Hong Kong stock market for first public listing


January 28th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Milan, Jan 28 (IANS/AKI) Leading Italian fashion house Prada said Thursday it had chosen the Hong Kong bourse to make an initial public offering. The Intesa Sanpaolo, Credit Agricole and Goldman Sachs ... Read more...

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Celebs face possible court action over ‘plugging’ products on Twitter


January 9th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 9 (ANI): Actors, pop singers and TV presenters who fail to mention that they have a financial interest in 'plugging' luxury products online may now face court action.The British ... Read more...

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Indian tycoons to buy ‘world’s most expensive suit’


December 11th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 11 (ANI): Indian tycoons are soon to be given the opportunity to buy the world's most expensive clothes after an Anglo-French retailer announced the launch of an 80,000 pounds ... Read more...

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India-European Union set to expand business ties


December 10th, 2010 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani Brussels, Dec 10 (IANS) India and the 27-nation European Union are set to expand economic ties by setting the stage for a major trade and investment deal that is ... Read more...

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Versace killed ‘over debts to mafia’


December 6th, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 06 (ANI): Fashion designer Gianni Versace was allegedly murdered because of debts to the Mafia.The 50-year-old was gunned down on the steps of his Miami apartment in 1997 by serial ... Read more...

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Now, laser technology that inscribes on glass without breaking it


November 25th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): Now, a new laser technology can inscribe numbers in glass without cracking, heating or leaving any external marks on the glass."It's the only technology that can mark glass ... Read more...

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Global luxury brands urged to have production bases in India (Lead)


October 7th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) International luxury brands were Thursday urged to establish production bases in India for feeding international markets and not just consider this country a lucrative market for sales."India ... Read more...

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Establish production bases in India: Scindia urges global luxury brands


October 7th, 2010 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) International luxury brands should consider India not just a lucrative market for sales but should also establish production bases in this country for feeding international markets, Minister ... Read more...

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Indian luxury market to grow over 25 percent


September 30th, 2010 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 30 (IANS) Indian luxury market will grow more than 25 percent over the next few years as disposable income of the upper middle class is surging on the back ... Read more...

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