New York Times:  Royalty Have for Centuries Been the Watch Industry’s Most Eager Clients
By VICTORIA GOMELSKY

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA — In May of 2002, Michael Sheehan, an exotic car dealer from Newport Beach, California, flew to Brunei, the tiny oil-rich sultanate on the north coast of Borneo, to purchase two McLarens and two Ferraris from a collection of some 2,500 luxury cars owned by Prince Jefri Bolkiah, the sultan of Brunei’s wildly extravagant younger brother.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/24/fashion/royalty-have-for-centuries-been-the-watch-industrys-most-eager-clients.html?pagewanted=1

Financial Times:  Online innovation: Expert sets out to capture and keep neglected consumers
By ELISA ANNISS

Until recently, the search for emerging jewellery brands was a highly conventional affair requiring good old fashioned values such as patience, dedication and a lot of legwork. The market for young designers of handmade fashion and fine jewellery was so disparate, disjointed and localised that it provided Elizabeth Galton, a British jewellery veteran, who left her post as creative director at Links of London last year, with the perfect eureka moment.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/351fed1a-d307-11e0-9aae-00144feab49a.html#ixzz1Xg5fjwFF

Financial Times:  Luxury jewels: A game that even the grand names will play
By AVRIL GROOM

Over the past decade or so, while luxury brands from Dior to Louis Vuitton have been busy adding high-profile, high jewellery to their product portfolios, Hermès, perhaps the grandest and certainly the most independent of them all, has remained aloof.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/6108359c-d33c-11e0-9ba8-00144feab49a.html#ixzz1Xg9VgkyF

New York Times:  Magazines Begin to Sell the Fashion They Review
By ERIC WILSON

On Park & Bond, a new e-commerce site for designer men’s wear, Jim Moore, the creative director for GQ, can be found describing a red Calvin Klein turtleneck as “something that can take that gray flannel suit and give it a little bon vivant.” The sweater, which costs $225, is tagged as a GQ Pick, inside the GQ Store.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/26/business/media/magazines-begin-to-sell-the-fashion-they-review.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&nl=business&emc=ata3

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