Acne is reportedly up for sale and Carven on the look out for new investors. Add to this the recent announcement of Piquadro's potential acquisition of Lancel, and the fashion and luxury sector looks set for a shake-up.
Mr Porter is further expanding its fine watch department with the addition of a curated selection of seven Cartier Watches. The line-up will launch on 5 April, with further launches planned for later this year.
Kering said on Friday it had held talks over its stake in fashion label Stella McCartney, after a report that the French luxury goods firm was discussing selling its 50 percent holding back to the British designer.
Louis Vuitton owner LVMH, the world’s biggest luxury goods maker, delivered better-than-expected sales growth in the fourth quarter as it benefited like many peers from a steady recovery in Asian demand.
Yoox Net-a-Porter shareholder Renzo Rosso believes Richemont's bid for full control of the online retailer is of great value, even though he is sorry to see another renowned Italian brand pass under foreign control.