LuxuryLab Daily Digest

Posted by Lauren Proctor on September 23, 2009

Tom Ford Misses Women, Hopes To Finance New Line (Halogen Life)
In some actually good fashion news, one designer seems to be optimistic about the current state (both artistic and financial) of the high-end clothes industry. Tom Ford International, the luxury line from the former creative head of Gucci, is seeking funding to expand into women’s apparel.

Survey Finds Wealthy Less Keen on Luxe Category (WWD Business)
As if luxury brands didn’t have enough problems coping with the global recession, they now have to battle two perceptions in the minds of the wealthiest consumers they’re banking on to lead a recovery — commoditization and declining quality.

The New Face Of Luxury At Saks (Wall Street Journal)
On the new designer floor at Saks Inc.’s (SKS) Fifth Avenue flagship, a wall at Oscar de la Renta’s boutique came from a quarry belonging to his brother.

Google Wins Latest Battle with Louis Vuitton (Telegraph)
Louis Vuitton is fighting to prevent search engines using protected brand names.

Hilton Names John Vanderslice as Global Head of Luxury and Lifestyle Brands (Hospitality Net)
Hilton Hotels Corporation (Hilton) today announced that John T. A. Vanderslice has joined the company as Global Head of Luxury and Lifestyle Brands.

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