Luxury retail therapy: A French recipe for success
This week, we're exploring some of Paris's department stores or "Grands Magasins". These monuments to shopping have been in business since the mid-to-late 18th century and are internationally renowned. But the entire shopping experience is the result of a lot of hard work by large numbers of people. Our team spent 24 hours behind the scenes at the Printemps store. We also met Frank Rosenthal, a retail expert, to find out more about how the "Grands Magasins" have remained such important institutions over
Tiffany's woos Chinese shoppers at home amid trade war
Tiffany & Co. is planning to open more stores in mainland China as the weak yuan deters Chinese consumers from spending overseas and they shift their luxury buying back home. Bloomberg's Selina Wang reports from Shanghai at the company's largest-ever exhibition.
Pride and pique as Louboutin takes Pakistan chappal global
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.
The best back seats in luxury cars
Bloomberg's Hannah Elliott reports on what luxury items you can find in the back seat of cars for the wealthy.
Milanese dream home
Milan is a center for design. So it's fitting for architect Giovanna Cornelio to live in a breathtakingly beautiful luxury apartment. What's surprising is that it's in a 1950s eyesore whose interior she's redesigned.
Luxury is more resilient than regular retail, FSI's Norsa says
Michele Norsa, an industrial partner at Fondo Strategico Italiano, examines the impact of Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts and the strength of luxury retail.
Brilliance China still under pressure as BMW may raise JV stake
Brilliance China Automotive Holding Ltd., BMW AG’s Chinese partner, has slid 20 percent since news emerged on July 12 about the German luxury-car maker's potential plan to raise its stake in the companies’ joint venture.
Top: Porsche panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid
Luxury is the art of the possible. You could take the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid to 310 km/h – except there’s no real need.