The SME Story: Emanuel Brendarou, founder and CEO of Terrasuya

Terrasuya’s offerings include handcrafted earrings, bracelets and necklaces at an affordable price point

Christine Nagel hermes

Making scents: Christine Nagel, in-house perfumer at Hermès, on the all-new H24

She is the nose behind H24 – the first men’s fragrance from the French luxury brand in 15 years

Cryptocurrency could buy you a 101-carat diamond at Sotheby’s

The pear-shaped flawless diamond could fetch as much as $15m in the single-lot sale in Hong Kong

UAE’s The Luxury Closet raises $14m growth capital

The Luxury Closet has teams across five countries, and serves clients worldwide representing 85 countries

Under Armour opens largest store in the Middle East in Dubai Mall

It will feature a 3D foot scanner, an in-store MapMyRun App, an Under Armour Chill Out lounge, and access to exclusive brands and apparel

Noor Shamma

Five minutes with… Emirati entrepreneur Noor Shamma

The founder of an eponymous New York City-based jewellery brand ensures that ethical and sustainable practices are implemented right through the supply chain

The story behind Estée Lauder’s $89bn success

Billionaire beauty empire heir, Leonard Lauder, reveals key life – and business lessons – in his recently released memoir

Henrik Lindberg

How Henrik Lindberg built an eyewear empire

Danish family-owned Lindberg, led by Henrik Lindberg, is often referred to as the “Apple of the eyewear business”. Here’s why

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LVMH revives biggest luxury deal by settling Tiffany dispute

Under the new accord, LVMH will pay $131.50 a share, down from the original price of $135, to acquire Tiffany

Jose Neves Farfetch

Exclusive: Farfetch founder José Neves on the exponential growth of luxury fashion e-commerce

José Neves talks about the rationale behind smart acquisitions, building white-label digital infrastructure for companies, and why the Middle East region is vital to its business

José Neves, Founder and CEO of Farfetch

Farfetch updates brand identity; launches new ‘Open Doors’ digital campaign

For the first time ever, Farfetch will resort to TV to push out its campaign

Max Mara

Max Mara, Boohoo launch new e-commerce platforms for the Middle East

Max Mara launched its new portal on September 14, while Boohoo will launch its e-commerce website on September 23

Bloomingdale's

Bloomingdale’s opens online store for deliveries in UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait

Alongside the launch of the new portal, Bloomingdale’s has also introduced an iOS app for the region

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LVMH pulls out of $16bn Tiffany deal citing US tariffs

LVMH’s decision to walk away from the agreement also followed Tiffany’s move to push back the closing date from a previously set November target

Dubai-based online marketplace The Luxury Closet secures investment from Huda Beauty

The Luxury Closet targets the resale of perfect condition items from high-end brands

State of the global Islamic economy: Eyeing new frontiers

With Muslim consumers across the world seeking out faith-based products and services, the Islamic economy is seeing robust growth among all its different verticals

Hermes

Watch: Hermès creative director Véronique Nichanian showcases the Men’s SS 2021 collection

For its recent menswear Spring-Summer 2021 collection, Hermès found a novel way to present its latest collection to its global clients, right in the comfort of their living room

Patrick Chalhoub, CEO of Dubai-based Chalhoub Group

How the luxury retail sector in the UAE can stage a comeback

Personal luxury sales in the UAE and the Middle East has, expectedly, nosedived. But luxury retailers are pushing forward a multi-pronged strategy that will – if successful – result in a gradual resurgence of the industry

Sole DXB 2019

Sole DXB 2020 event cancelled, no new date announced

The eight edition of the festival was held in December 2019 in Dubai Design District

Brooks Brothers

Menswear major and America’s oldest retailer, Brooks Brothers, goes bankrupt

The company listed assets and liabilities of at least $500m each in court papers

Coronavirus

The luxury industry’s fight against the pandemic

The luxury sector across the world has suffered a blow due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, they’re devising ingenious coping strategies

Bahrain launches virtual mall with 100 stores amid Covid-19 concerns

The government-run website showcases products from over 100 local businesses

All salons and beauty parlours in Dubai shut for two weeks

The directive is to protect the community at large and strengthen preventive measures against the Covid-19 infection

Sole DXB 2019: Reebok to unveil exclusive Pyer Moss collection

Kerby Jean-Raymond will be participating in a panel discussion on Friday at 4.30pm

sustainable menswear

Sustainable menswear in the Middle East

An increasing number of menswear brands, both in the Middle East and globally, are embracing sustainability. But will more follow suit?

Damac chairman purchases Roberto Cavalli

Vision Investment Company, controlled by the Damac chairman, purchased the Italian fashion house in a deal reportedly valued at €160m

Old gets (fashionably) new: how Jonathan Marc Stein plans to bring old-school glam to Arab Fashion Week

The Los Angeles-based designer is one of several rising international stars showing at this year’s Arab Fashion Week

Watch: Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi takes over late brother’s Qasimi fashion label

Sharjah Art Foundation succeeds her brother Khalid, who died in July

kachins

Suit up

A bespoke menswear tailor in Dubai, Kachins, that has been operational for nearly four decades, is now going global

Revealed: The value of retail fashion in the UAE

Data shows clothing sales pumped about $12.3bn into the UAE economy in 2018