The Swiss group founded by Johann Rupert is certainly a leader in driving hard luxury brands to long term success. Its formula has created some of the most prestigious companies in the world such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Jaeger-LeCoultre among others. It’s the group based on hard work, sharp vision and effective business performance. The head quarter in Geneva … Leggi tutto

Gilles Lipovetsky Some years ago I attended a Richemont internal conference in Geneva. I was marketing director of one of the group brands. I was smart and curious as well as shy and introvert. Seating on the shuttle from the hotel to the conference place, I noticed a man getting in the bus and asking if a … Leggi tutto

Dear Mister Johann Rupert, I read the amazing interview of yours to Nick Foulkes on FT Weekend. “So long as there is love and passion, there will be luxury jewellery” you said. Very inspiring. And you also created a Foundation supporting artisans and craftsmen as well as the Laureus Sports for Good. You were disappointed by … Leggi tutto

#THISWEEKINLUXURYANDFASHION – Armani and Fendi freshen up their logos. Evolution is the keyword Soundtrack – Backstreet Boys “Larger than life” – Ferragamo family sold 3.5% stake…is a sale of the Brand on the pipeline? Who is ready to takeover? It seems they are following baby steps but in a clear direction Soundtrack – Red Hot … Leggi tutto

– Richemont acquires Watchfinder. It was time that the second hand market for high-end watches was considered a serious business. Soundtrack “Losing my religion” REM – Following the “sabba” gathering in Arles (as defined by La Repubblica newspaper) Gucci launches Equilibrium, a new platform on the core values of the Brand. With an Illuminati symbol … Leggi tutto

– Luciano Benetton is back at the helm of the eponymous group and receives doctor of Fine Art from New York FIT. From the king of Italian infrastructure to back to the roots. Isn’t it late of about 25 years? – Louis Vuitton confirms Nicolas Guésquière at the helm of Louis Vuitton Femme. As Vanessa … Leggi tutto

It’s not surprising that a CTO who worked at Tesco and Unilever before leaves Richemont after five months in the role. The most relevant luxury companies should innovate in their own way, not following the FMCG. Luxury groups and brands, to continue to be successful, should make sure they manage their own evolution following the … Leggi tutto

– LVMH and Marcolin eyewear joint-venture. A strategic alliance and know-how sharing are the magic words. Shouldn’t have Richemont follow the same path instead of allowing Cartier to sign an agreement with competitor Kering? – Balenciaga Chinese customers queuing at Printemps complain on social media about preferential treatment for French customers. The company issues an … Leggi tutto

Kering is one of the most prestigious luxury groups. It owns fashion, jewelry, watch, sports brands (Puma as well as Volcom, Cobra) and the Eyewear company. Recent talks are about: – Gucci will continue to grow but at a much slower pace than previous year (Bloomberg forecast) and it is under investigation for tax elusion … Leggi tutto

Richemont officially proposed today to  buy the 50% remaining stake of YNAP and Federico Marchetti announced his approval of the bid. Richemont, guided by Johann Rupert was among the first ones to believe in the power of e-commerce when it bought Net-à-Porter in 2010. Despite being a head of Group more focused on hard luxury … Leggi tutto