Friday, 29 January 2010

Luxury News In Brief – 29/1/10

Burberry has won more than $1.5 million in a counterfeit court case against a New York-based importer and online seller. The British luxury brand had sought $6.5 million in damages, but a win is a win… Click here to read more at WWD.

Inter Parfums, the French maker of perfumes for Burberry, Lanvin and Van Cleef & Arpels, has forecast 2010 sales to rise 7 percent after a smaller fall last year than expected. This news comes after last week’s announcement that Inter Parfums has signed a perfume deal with Richemont’s luxury pen maker, Montblanc. Read more about both developments at Reuters.

High-end watchmaker Bulgari has decided to integrate the Gérald Genta and Daniel Roth collections with the Bulgari brand. This new alliance will be obvious on the new watch designs, where the Bulgari brand will be featured along with the Gérald Genta and Daniel Roth logos. Click here for more information in Bulgari’s press release.

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Melinda O’Rourke is the founder and Director of MO Luxury, a dynamic, Sydney-based management firm specialising in luxury brands and services. Melinda and her associates at MO work with local and international brands across prestige retail, fashion, fine jewellery, timepieces and specialised services. Melinda is well-connected, well-read, and well-versed in the demands of the luxury market and its client base. Her advice is firmly based in objectivity and ultimately, accountability. Melinda offers constructive counsel and both strategic and creative thinking and is able to draw upon a strong network of specialised talent to compliment the MO Luxury team as needed. Melinda enjoys excellent industry relationships and is regularly quoted in the business and fashion media. Read more about MO Luxury,