In Dubai, whether it's chocolate truffles at $272 apiece or jewel-encrusted Dior mobile phones, shoppers are biting into luxury retail again after a downturn hit consumer spending in the Gulf Arab emirate.
Jewellers and watchmakers Cartier and Montblanc are preparing for further price increases in 2011 to reflect rising precious metals prices and currency fluctuations, the heads of the two groups said on Tuesday.
The world's biggest watchmaker Swatch on Wednesday posted record sales of 6.4 billion francs (6.6 billion dollars, 4.95 billion euros) for 2010, and issued a "positive" outlook for this year.The results were up 18.
Luxury Swiss watch manufacturer, Ulysse Nardin, held the grand opening of its flagship boutique in the United States at the Boca Raton Town Center Mall on December 16. Ulysse Nardin watches are each handmade and only 20,000 pieces are produced each year.
Charles Dupont bends with satisfaction over a watchmaker's table where 78 minuscule cogs, wheels and springs lie in a neat display. It took an hour to unpick the mystery at the watch's core. Now it's time to put it back together.
ToyWatch, the brand of fashion watches, and Missoni, will launch an exclusive collection called 'ToyWatch dressed by Missoni' in December 2010. The limited edition line will consist of 6 models and only 250 pieces per model will be sold.
Cartier watchmaker Richemont's first-half profit soared more than expected as buoyant demand for top-of-the-range watches and jewellery in Asia and the Americas fuelled the brisk pace of growth into October.
10 years of RalphLauren.com is celebrated by 4D architectural video mapping for the launch of its e-commerce site in the UK. Four storey-high visual illusions, fragrance mists and transient music captivated the audience.
British healthcare group Alliance Boots believes fun and innovative products, like cosmetics sold under the name of hit TV show "Strictly Come Dancing," will help it to attract wary shoppers this Christmas.