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LVMH may take eyewear business in-house

Luxury brand group LVMH is thinking about taking its eyewear business in-house.

Gucci America follows Michael Kors out of IACC

Gucci America has become the second brand to quit the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC) since the US-based group let Alibaba join.

Kering signs new APAC head

Gucci parent Kering Group has named Carlo Imò as its new head for Asia Pacific. Imò will report to Jean-François Palus, Kering Group MD. In this role, he will support the expansion of Kering brands in Asia Pacific. He will succeed Mimi Tang, who, after 16 years with the group, has decided to move on. She will remain a member of the board of the Kering Foundation. Imò joined the Kering group in 2001 as worldwide Gucci general counsel. In 2007, he was appointed Kering Asia Pacific gen…

Stella McCartney in Asian expansion

Stella McCartney plans further Asian expansion. Known for being both aspirational and wearable, Stella McCartney is a modern lifestyle designer brand whose collections include women’s ready-to-wear, accessories, lingerie, eyewear, fragrance, Stella McCartney kids and adidas by Stella McCartney. The brand, under the umbrella of Kering Group, is slated to open two directly operated stores in China, the first in Beijing’s Shin Kong Place in October. The second store, slated for November ope…

Gucci opens sixth India store

Italian luxury brand Gucci has expanded its footprint in India, opening its sixth store there, in Kolkata. The store inside the Quest Mall is the company’s first in the city, hosting its range of products including handbags, shoes, luggage, silks, watches, jewellery, fragrances, sunglasses, and children’s collection. The company-operated store continues its strategy to increase its control of the brand to enhance the consistency of the consumer’s experience. Gucci is part of Kering Gr…

Sergio Rossi for sale

Parent Kering Group divests its slowest brand.