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May 4, 2010

Second-generation CEO Vittorio Missoni tells Claire Adler how the family-run fashion house is riding out the recession in style

Second-generation CEO Vittorio Missoni (pictured) tells Claire Adler how the family-run fashion house is riding out the recession in style.

The supposedly glittering world of high-priced luxury goods has taken a battering of late. Many small and medium companies without the financial and managerial muscle to react to difficult market conditions have sought bankruptcy protection including Christian Lacroix, Escada and Gianfranco Ferre.

April 7, 2010

Jim Justice, who last week added another luxury resort to his purchase of the legendary Greenbrier property in 2009, has become something of a miracle worker for the people of West Virginia in America’s Appalachian region, writes Darrell Delamaide

Jim Justice, who last week added another luxury resort to his purchase of the legendary Greenbrier property in 2009, has become something of a miracle worker for the people of West Virginia in America's Appalachian region, writes Darrell Delamaide.

April 1, 2010

Jim Justice, head of the Justice Family Group LLC, announced yesterday that the family has purchased The Resort at Glade Springs, its second luxury resort in West Virginia.

Jim Justice, head of the Justice Family Group LLC, announced yesterday that the family has purchased The Resort at Glade Springs, its second luxury resort in West Virginia.

February 12, 2010

Francois-Henri Pinault yesterday paid tribute to Alexander McQueen, the British fashion designer found dead at his home. He was 40.

Francois-Henri Pinault yesterday paid tribute to Alexander McQueen, the British fashion designer found dead at his home. He was 40.

Pinault, the second-generation chairman and CEO of the luxury retail group PPR that owns the Alexander McQueen brand, said: "Alexander McQueen was one of the greatest designers of his generation. His genius, sometimes proactive, but admired and commended by everyone, constantly brought new perspectives."

October 7, 2009

The PPR Group, owned by the France-based Pinault family, announced today the latest in a series of moves intended to refocus the group on the luxury consumer goods industry.

The PPR Group, owned by the France-based Pinault family, announced today the latest in a series of moves intended to refocus the group on the luxury consumer goods industry.

July 2, 2009

Want to get away from words like recession, financial downturn and economic turmoil? With the holiday season upon us, Campden FB has compiled a list of luxury holidays in the most exclusive locations to inspire even the seasoned traveller. Indulgence, tranquillity and natural beauty await…

Want to get away from words like recession, financial downturn and economic turmoil? With the holiday season upon us, Campden FB has compiled a list of luxury holidays in the most exclusive locations to inspire even the seasoned traveller. Indulgence, tranquillity and natural beauty await…  

Amanyara, Turks & Caicos, Caribbean

March 26, 2009

François-Henri Pinault, chairman and CEO of family-owned luxury group PPR, has revealed that “today’s global crisis” will not halt his personal crusade to make luxury sustainable.

François-Henri Pinault, chairman and CEO of family-owned luxury group PPR, has revealed that "today's global crisis" will not halt his personal crusade to make luxury sustainable. In a speech at a conference in New Delhi, the son of PPR's founder François Pinault, said sustainable luxury formed part of the sector's identity and responsibility.

September 1, 2008

The Ettinger brand of leather products has been used by the British elite for years. So why has the company decided to open its first store in Tokyo? Marc Smith talks to second-generation Robert Ettinger to find out

The Ettinger brand of leather products has been used by the British elite for years. So why has the company decided to open its first store in Tokyo? Marc Smith talks to second-generation Robert Ettinger to find out

As Robert Ettinger reflects on where the luxury leather goods business his father founded is heading, he seems to surprise himself with the answer. The company began as a quintessentially British luxury company that counted the British royal family as regular customers, but today Ettinger wallets and bags are being sold much further afield.

May 1, 2008

Luxury real estate is often purchased with the heart, not the head. Constance Gustke analyses how your dream home can also be a lucrative long-term investment

Luxury real estate is often purchased with the heart, not the head. Constance Gustke analyses how your dream home can also be a lucrative long-term investment

In California, the Hummingbird Nest ranch, which sells for $75 million in rural Simi Valley outside Los Angles, has laid dormant on the market for over a year. The 123-acre ranch comes with in-demand comfort features such as a helipad, solar panel field, water recycling, six guest houses, 10 staff houses, and a 17,000-square foot home. But real estate agents say the ranch won't sell anytime soon.

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