Wednesday, 26 January 2022

Tag Archives: Luxury

Pride and pique as Louboutin takes Pakistan chappal global

PARIS/PESHAWAR: Famed for luxury red-soled stilettos, French shoe designer Christian Louboutin has taken inspiration for a new sandal from Pakistan’s tribal frontier, sparking claims of cultural appropriation along with grins from grizzled Pakistani cobblers. A post on Louboutin s Instagram last month announcing the release of the shoe sparked a social ...

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“Cultural Misunderstanding”: Dolce & Gabbana Apologises For China Video

SHANGHAI: Dolce & Gabbana’s co-founders asked for China’s “forgiveness” on Friday, trying to salvage a crucial market for the luxury brand after a backlash against its latest advertising campaign. The Italian fashion house cancelled a marquee show in Shanghai on Wednesday after celebrities and social media users threatened a boycott over ...

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Trade war threatens reign of luxury stocks

LONDON/PARIS: An escalating trade war between the United States and China could abruptly end a glittering stock market run for luxury goods firms, with some investors already put off by lofty valuations in a sector powered by shoppers in the two countries. From pricey handbags to designer shoes, booming sales ...

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Burberry extends to 150 countries

LONDON: Burberry will team up with online retailer Farfetch to make all of its products available to internet shoppers in 150 countries, the British fashion company said on Thursday. Luxury groups from Louis Vuitton owner LVMH to Gucci parent Kering are putting more resources into e-commerce as they court young ...

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Mercedes-Benz claims luxury pole position in 2017

FRANKFURT AM MAIN: Mercedes-Benz said Monday it had defended its top spot as the world’s biggest luxury carmaker in 2017, with a surge in sales, particularly in China, enabling it to clock up another record year. The Stuttgart-based group reported sales of around 2.3 million cars last year, an increase ...

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Obama issues warning on social media dangers in Harry interview

Former US president Barack Obama said the way people communicate via social media risked splintering society and leaders had to ensure the Internet did not cocoon users within their own biases. “All of us in leadership have to find ways in which we can recreate a common space on the ...

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17 dead as gunmen attack restaurant in West Africa

OUAGADOUGOU: Suspected militants killed at least 17 people and wounded eight during a raid on a restaurant in Burkina Faso’s capital on Sunday, the communications’ minister said, as security forces at the scene tried to end the attack. “This is a terrorist attack,” Communications Minister Remi Dandjinou told a news ...

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Audi to produce just one US diesel model after emissions scandal

BERLIN: Luxury German auto brand Audi envisions the potential of just one diesel model in its US product mix in the wake of the diesel emissions scandal that has embroiled its parent company Volkswagen, according to Audi’s US head. “Once we hopefully get past everything, I see an opportunity to ...

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