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Exclusive: Staff at French fashion house Lanvin fear job cuts as sales slump - sources

Jan 12 2017

PARIS Morale is low at Lanvin with staff expecting job cuts after France's oldest fashion brand swung into the red in 2016 and new designer Bouchra Jarrar failed to lift sales, sources told Reuters.

Exclusive: Staff at French fashion house Lanvin fear job cuts as sales slump - sources

Jan 12 2017

PARIS Morale is low at Lanvin with staff expecting job cuts after France's oldest fashion brand swung into the red in 2016 and new designer Bouchra Jarrar failed to lift sales, sources told Reuters.

Louis Vuitton senior designer to take lead at French label Chloé: sources

Jan 04 2017

PARIS French fashion house Chloé is set to name as it new creative director Natacha Ramsay-Levi, second-in-command to Louis Vuitton designer Nicolas Ghesquiere, sources told Reuters, as the industry braces for a fresh round of leadership changes.

L'Oreal steps up investments in digital start-ups

Dec 27 2016

PARIS French cosmetics giant L'Oreal said on Tuesday it was investing in an early stage fund managed by private equity firm Partech Ventures, making its second investment in digital and technology start-ups in less than a year.

Rising supplies and falling prices bring caviar to mass market

Dec 16 2016

PARIS A surge in production and cut-price deals from supermarkets are bringing caviar to the mass market. | Video

Tag Heuer bucks downturn, expands in China: CEO

Dec 09 2016

PARIS Tag Heuer's renaissance is far from over, its chief executive told Reuters, adding the high-end watch brand still had room to expand in China and other markets after some of the strongest sales growth in the industry this year.

DiCaprio ivory trade documentary noses out ex-Kremlin aide's film for Oscar consideration

Dec 07 2016

PARIS A documentary film on the slaughter of elephants in Africa produced by Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio has made an initial Oscar short-list, beating an unlikely rival entry from a former top aide to Russia's president.

DiCaprio, former Kremlin aide competing for ivory documentary Oscar

Dec 07 2016

PARIS, Dec 7 Hollywood heartthrob and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio is competing for another Oscar against an unlikely rival - a former top aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Vente-privée sees 2016 sales topping $3 billion

Nov 07 2016

PARIS French online retailer vente-privée expects 2016 sales to reach about 3 billion euros ($3.3 billion), up from 2 billion in 2015, helped by acquisitions and a revamp of top management after pulling out of the United States, its founder told Reuters.

Farfetch CEO says IPO on the horizon within 2-3 years

Nov 07 2016

PARIS Online luxury retailer Farfetch, valued at around $1.5 billion in a fund-raising this year, sees a flotation on the cards in two to three years once a phase of high investment is over, its CEO told Reuters.

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