Badgley Mischka Home Collection Debuts On Luxury Insider Site 1stdibs

Leading online Shopping Destination Is Perfect Venue for Glamourous Home Design

BadgleyMischka, the iconic American design house that has long exemplified timeless glamour for 30 years, is proud to announce its debut home collection on 1stdibs, a site known for curated home design, luxurious global treasures, unique art, and vintage fashion.

Mark Badgley and James Mischka of Badgley Mischka (Credit: www.BadgleyMischka.com)

Mark Badgley and James Mischka of Badgley Mischka has captivated the fashion world with timeless glamour and luxurious designs for 30 years and exemplify an unwavering commitment to detail, quality, and effortless elegance. The brand has evolved from couture and evening gowns to include day dresses, sportswear, and now denim, as part of life’s everyday celebrations. Their product categories include bridal; women’s, men’s and children’s shoes; handbags and jewelry; children’s formal wear; cold weather accessories and outerwear; fragrance; watches; swimwear; `plus, home furnishings and decorative accents.

Mulholland King Bed in Lacquered Fog Gray by Badgley Mischka Home,, $8,200 

The recently-launched Badgley Mischka Home collection on 1stdibs features an array of dining, living, and bedroom collections in addition to accent furniture, case goods, upholstered items, and decorative accessories. Inspired by the designers’ passion for renovating homes and creating enduring designs for cherished life moments, each piece in the collection embodies the intricate detailing and old Hollywood glamour for which the legendary brand is known.

Astaire Credenza in Gold Leaf with Tempered Glass by Badgley Mischka Home, $10,500

1stdibsis recognized throughout the design world for the coveted collections they curate,” said Mark Badgley. “Weare thrilled to join their prestigious roster with Badgley Mischka Home as a brand that is an extension of our glamourous aesthetic and what we love – both on the fashion runway and in our own home,” added James Mischka.

Astaire Ottoman in Cream with Lacquered Ebony Legs by Badgley Mischka Home, $1,600

The Badgley Mischka Home collection is produced in partnership with Los Angeles-based PTM Imagesintegrating the finest materials available. Linens and woven fabrics are primarily sourced in the US and additional raw materials are found abroad. As part of the brand’s continued interest to move towards more sustainable production measures, the design house has tasked suppliers to plant over 40 trees for every one cut for production use. Additionally, their production facility recycles all waste materials using a “closed loop” recycling process in which post-consumer waste is collected, recycled and used in the manufacturing of the collection.

Mulholland Queen Bed in Lacquered Fog Gray by Badgley Mischka Home, $5,400 

1stdibsis the ideal partner for our brand. With their unique aesthetic and success in broadening accessibility to luxury furniture, 1stdibs is a perfect fit to sell Badgley Mischka Home,” said Jonathan Biss, CEO, Badgley Mischka Home.

1stdibs connects the world’s best dealers, finest shops and most important galleries with individuals like you: the world’s most sophisticated collectors, designers, and curators. Starting with the few dealers that were hand-selected by its founder Michael Bruno at Paris’s legendary antiques market, MarchéAux Puces, in 2001, and has become the global destination for those who must have ‘first dibs’ on treasures — from around the world — that would otherwise be inaccessible.

For additional information, please visit www.badgleymischka.com.

FabFitFun Announces 2018 Winter Box Exclusively Available to FabFitFun Members

Kickoff the colder, cozier months with the winter box from FabFitFun.The latest box features items that will get you (plus your skin and general wellbeing), in the holiday spirit through the coldest months of the year. Every FabFitFun Box includes a curation of full-size products across beauty, fashion, fitness, home, tech, and more, and the winter box is now available for a limited time.

Founded in 2010 by Co-CEOs Daniel and Michael Broukhim and Editor-in-chief Katie Rosen Kitchens, FabFitFun is a lifestyle membership that inspires women to lead happier, healthier lives through product and brand discovery. Its flagship service, theFabFitFunBox, delivers a curated collection of full-size products across beauty, fashion, wellness, fitness, home, technology and beyond – each season. In addition to the box, FabFitFun members receive access to FabFitFunTV, a streaming video service that offers on-demand workouts; daily lifestyle content; the FabFitFunonline Community; members-only shopping experiences like add-ons, warehouse sales, capsule collections, and a perks dashboard, and the FabFitFunmobile app.

“I love winter because it’s the season for spending time with family and friends, and all things warm and cozy,” said Kitchens.“While the holidays are full of celebrations and fun, this can also be a time that is stressful for many and we need to make self-care a priority. This box has everything you need to care for yourself this winter, including products from a few of our favorite brands, new and old. Not to mention, any of these products make a perfect gift for anyone on your holiday list.

TheFabFitFun WinterBox includes products from an array of beauty, skincare, fashion, and wellness brands. Winter box products include:

  • AHAVA Hydration Cream Mask – Enriched with AHAVA’s proprietary blend of 21 skin-nourishing minerals, patented, invisible Dead Sea mud, and shea butter, this mask can be used as a quick, 3-minute hydration boost or as an overnight sleeping mask to revive tired and dull skin.
  • Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Eye Brightener in Stella – Powered by Ring Light Technology to diffuse light and define features, Thrive Causemetics’ Brilliant Eye Brightener highlights, brightens and opens the eyes, providing an instant eye lift. This product is very versatile and can be used as an upper or lower eyeliner, applied to the brow bone, lids and the inner and outer corners of the eye, on cheekbones, bridge of your nose or cupid’s bow for an overall glow.
  • BLAQ HydroGel Eye Mask with Hyaluronic Acid – The BLAQ HydroGel Eye Mask consists of activated charcoal that depuffs and detoxes the under eye. Once placed under the eye, the eye mask draws toxins from the skin which reduces fine lines and puffiness.

Choice Option 1

  • Mark & Graham Colorblock Throw – This blanket screams winter. The color-block woven throw is designed with a modern stripe and fringe, and it adds cozy style to any space. It is available in two color combinations: gray/ivory or natural/ivory and is a winter must-have.

Choice Option 2

  • BEARPAW Combo Set: Headband and Pop-Top Glove Duo – The BEARPAW combo knit collection includes a black headband with sherpa lining and fingerless gloves that keep you warm, but still make it easy for you to scroll through your Instagram.
  • Moroccan Gold Series Treatment Mask – The Moroccan Gold Series Treatment Mask is made of keratin components and argan oil that work together to fortify hair with hydration, nourishing each strand of hair and sealing split ends for complete repair and restoration.

Choice Option 3

  • Halston Jewelry Portfolio – Whether at home or on the go, this jewelry portfolio case is just what you need to hold all your favorite jewelry pieces. The cases are made of the highest quality vegan leather and are designed to be sleek and easily portable, which remains true to the Halston design and style.
  • Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo – This transformative dry shampoo makes your hair instantly clean by absorbing product buildup, oil, and impurities with translucent powders while soothing the scalp and restoring strength and softness.
  • Lele Sadoughi Silver Circle Necklace – The perfect accent to any winter outfit, this necklace has a large silver plated ring that is connected to a silver plated brass rounded cable link chain. This simple statement necklace makes an amazing gift and a great addition to any holiday party ensemble.

Choice Option 4

  • Richer Poorer Reina Over the Knee Textured Socks – These Reina socks are equal parts cozy and cute. Made of ribbed recycled yarn, they are the perfect transitional accessory that can be layered with boots or shown off with sneakers.
  • Sherrie Matthews Acupuncture Jade Stone Roller – The Jade Stone Roller is made of 100 percent real jade and is an anti-aging beauty tool that was used by empresses for centuries to stimulate good energy and blood flow in the face. The roller releases toxins and aids in increasing blood and oxygen circulation to the face, minimizing face lines, inflammation and eye puffiness.
  • PÜR Be Your Selfie Palette – Unapologetically “Be Your Selfie” this season with this nine-piece, limited-edition eyeshadow palette that was made with neutral eyeshadow lovers in mind! From warm, brown tones to shimmery golds, this palette features shades that will compliment any eye color or skin tone. Amplify your natural beauty with four, velvety matte shades and five shimmer shades that easily blend into the skin for a flawless look.

Choice Option 5

  • Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Meringue – Created and crafted by hand, Bite’s small batch, low-heat process preserves a balanced blend of lip-quenching nutrients, vitamins, and omega oils that are essential for achieving healthy-looking lips.
  • Brooke Burke Body Sliders – Up your fitness game with these yoga sliders from Brooke Burke Body. These sliders can easily be taken anywhere and used for various exercises that work out the whole body. The sliders can also be used for workouts created and led by Brooke Burke exclusively for FabFitFun members on FabFitFunTV.

Choice Option 6

  • Anthropologie x Mer-Sea & Co. Sea Whip Body Cream in Coconut Sugar – This body cream created by Mer-Sea for Anthropologie not only smells great but also has great moisturizing and soothing ingredients like Aloe Vera, Gorgonian extract, Sea Silt, Sea Salt, vitamin E and more. Gorgonian extract is a natural anti-inflammatory ingredient that is safe, effective, and environmentally friendly. It’s incredibly soothing to dry, irritated skin.
  • WAY OF WILL Elevate Essential Oil Set: Sweet Orange Oil & Eucalyptus Oil – The Sweet Orange Oil is for energizing and the Eucalyptus Oil is for revitalizing to keep you feeling like your best self.

We survey our members year-round about trends and brands they are excited about, products they want to see in the box and more,” said Kitchens. “Our number one most requested item for winter was a cozy blanket, and we are delivering on that with one of our winter box hero items, the Mark & Graham colorblock throw. This is the perfect blanket that looks great as a living room accent and can be taken on the go for all your holiday travels.”

In addition to the excitement surrounding the products inside the box each season, FabFitFun continually engages a new philanthropic partner, and this season the featured charity is The Kindness Factory, a non-profit organization that promotes and encourages acts of kindness in the community whether its something simple as complimenting a friend, or providing a meal to someone in need. When founder Kath Koschel lost her partner to suicide, she found it was the kindness of those around her that helped her through the journey towards recovery. Understanding the power of kindness, she launched The Kindness Factory to encourage people to show kindness to themselves and others. Their goal is to reach 1 million acts of kindness by 2020. FabFitFun members will be able to donate to the kindness Factory in $1 and $5 increments during the Add-Ons portion of sales.

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Real Deal Brazil Takes the Stress Out of Holiday Shopping with its 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Adventure and Outdoors Enthusiasts

Unique gifts that are one-of-a-kind and indestructible, made from 100 percent recycled Brazilian canvas cargo tarps, and versatile to withstand every day adventures like a trip to the farmers market to more extreme adventures like climbing Kilimanjaro.

Holiday shopping can be a stressful time as shoppers search to find the perfect gift for everyone on their list. To help elevate holiday shopping stress, Real Deal Brazil, the company responsible for Woody Harrelson’s iconic hat in the Hollywood blockbuster hit “Zombieland,” today revealed its 2018 Holiday Gift Guide for Adventure and Outdoors Real Deal Brazil logoEnthusiasts in your family and amongst your friends.

Perfect for those seeking new adventures, Real Deal Brazil offers a collection of unique one-of-a-kind indestructible hats, bags, and accessories made from 100 percent recycled canvas tarps from Brazil. After making cross-country trips and protecting cargo from the country’s rugged terrain and extreme weather, Brazilian trucking companies throw these canvas tarps away, which Real Deal Brazil then recycles to create a variety of durable and unique products. Real Deal Brazil products made from this recycled materials are distinctly different, carrying along the history and story of the canvas tarp’s former life. These products are not only environmentally friendly, but they also have the ultimate cool-factor unlike any other hat, bag or accessory available this holiday season.

Real Deal Brazil’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide features a selection of unique, indestructible hats, bags and accessories that are versatile to withstand every day adventures to more extreme adventures like climbing Kilimanjaro, all under $100.

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The Original Real Deal Brazil Tarp Hat features authentic salvaged truck tarp and reclaimed steel from truck tires, and can handle rough journeys through harsh elements and shifting climates.

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The Original Real Deal Brazil Tarp Hat ($49.99)

  • The Original Real Deal Brazil Tarp Hat ($49.99): Clearly not an off-the-department-store-shelf hat, the style is part fedora with a touch of the Aussie Outback. The brim is made from a thin band of steel reclaimed from old truck tires, allowing wearers to customize its look.
  • Recife Duffle Bag ($99.99): Designed to withstand any adventure on an adventure-seekers’ to-do list, the Recife Duffle features side and front pockets and three overlapping front zippered flaps, offering plenty of space for journeys of any length of time.

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    Real Deal Brazil offers hat and bag combos, including the Olinda Tote & Floppy Travel Hat Combo, for a quick way to gear up from head to toe for your Real Deal Adventures.

  • Floppy Travel Hat ($39.99): Formerly known as The Pretty Ugly Hat, The Floppy is a compact, handcrafted hat that can go anywhere, made from upcycled truck tarps. It’s flexible, yet sturdy, and ready at all times to shade and protect from the sun.
  • Iguape Messenger Bag ($99.99): This weathered messenger style bag blends the efficiency and sleekness of the over-the-shoulder courier style with the rich ruggedness of the Real Deal Brazil brand. It’s a briefcase + backpack + recycled tarp = all-in-one!

    Teresina Organizer (HR)

    Teresina Organizer

  • Teresina Organizer ($39.99): The latest addition to the Real Deal Collection, this unique organizer is not only durable, but it also has a zip closure and features eight card slips, three interior sleeves, and an outside zipper pocket. Can also hold phone, keys, and a passport on the inside when traveling or for day-to-day activities.

Products featured in the 2018 Holiday Gift Guide are available to buy online at RealDealBrazil.com. Additionally, Real Deal Brazil is offering 15% OFF all orders (no minimum) plus free shipping with the coupon code SAVE15. The offer is valid through December 31, 2018.

Macy’s Celebrates Pride + Joy With the LGBTQ Community During June’s Pride Month

Macy’s honors National Pride Month through participation in Pride parades nationwide, special in-store events, exclusive merchandise and more

This June, Macy’s celebrates National LGBTQ Pride Month with its customers, colleagues and local communities via in-store events, local Pride parade celebrations, organization sponsorships and special merchandise available at Macy’s stores nationwide and on macys.com. Pride + Joy, the company’s annual LGBTQ campaign, continues to highlight Macy’s long-standing commitment to diversity, equality, inclusion and respect for all. Macy’s is committed to equality and diversity in all areas of business as evidenced by the company’s consistent achievement of a 100 percent score on the Human Rights Commission’s Corporate Equality Index, the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices.

Macys Pride-Joy LOGO

Macys Pride-Joy LOGO


Macy’s core value of acceptance is reflected in our commitment to supporting the LGBTQ community through the fostering of an inclusive culture and environment that inspires our colleagues and customers to be their authentic self, every day,” said Kristyn Doar-Page, Macy’s vice president of Diversity and Inclusion. “Through our annual Pride + Joy campaign, Macy’s joins community equality celebrations nationwide with in-store special events and support for local charity partners.

As part of this year’s Pride + Joy campaign, Macy’s will support its local colleagues at more than 20 Pride parade celebrations across the nation. This includes a platinum sponsorship and the debut of a new specially designed float at this year’s New York City Pride Parade. In addition, a host of special in-store Pride festivities will highlight the latest fashions for customers, celebrate love and equality, and help local charities reach new audiences while featuring guest appearances by local DJs, celebrities, and LGBTQ influencers.

Macy’s is supporting its colleagues at Pride Parades held in the following cities:

  • Guam – Saturday, June 2
  • Puerto Rico – Sunday, June 3
  • Boston, MA – Saturday, June 9
  • Birmingham, AL – Saturday, June 9
  • Los Angeles, CA – Sunday, June 10
  • Columbus, OH – Saturday, June 16
  • Houston, TX – Saturday, June 23
  • St. Petersburg, FL – Saturday, June 23
  • Cincinnati, OH – Saturday, June 23
  • Minneapolis, MN – Sunday, June 24
  • San Francisco, CA – Sunday, June 24
  • New York City, NY – Sunday, June 24
  • St. Louis, MI – Sunday, June 24
  • Seattle, WA – Sunday, June 24
  • Chicago, IL – Sunday, June 24
  • Lexington, KY – Saturday, June 30
  • San Diego, CA – Saturday, July 14
  • Space Coast, FL – Saturday, September 29
  • Orlando, FL – Saturday, October 13
  • Atlanta, GA – Sunday, October 14

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Lord & Taylor Flagship Store Will Debut on Walmart.com With More Than 125 Premium Brands

Lord & Taylor to be Featured in Walmart.com’s New Fashion Destination

Walmart.com and Lord & Taylor today announced that the companies will begin to roll out the new Lord & Taylor flagship (0nline) store on Walmart.com in the coming weeks. The flagship, which will debut with more than 125 brands, including Tommy Bahama, Vince Camuto, Miss Selfridge, La La Anthony, Lucky Brand, H Halston and Effy, will be part of Walmart.com‘s broader fashion destination. Customers can shop fashion on Walmart.com by visiting Walmart.com/fashion.Lord and Taylor Logo

The Lord & Taylor flagship store features thousands of trend-right styles, including women’s, men’s, and kids’ clothing, shoes, handbags, accessories, and jewelry, that will be updated regularly. Customers can shop by category, shop by brand, or draw inspiration from editorial stories. Orders over $35 will be eligible for free two-day shipping.

Lord & Taylor on Walmart.com Item Page

Lord & Taylor on Walmart.com Item Page

As part of the Walmart.com redesign, and our commitment to establish Walmart.com as a destination for fashion, we recently relaunched our new fashion shopping experience. The new experience is aligned with how customers shop the category, with editorial elements that inspire customers to browse and buy, and has already generated positive customer response,” said Denise Incandela, Head of Fashion, Walmart U.S. eCommerce. “The next step is the launch of the Lord & Taylor flagship store, which introduces exciting new premium brands to our customers.Walmart Continue reading

TripAdvisor Recognizes World’s Best Airlines With 2018 Travelers’ Choice Awards

Global Flyer Reviews Reveal Singapore Airlines as Best in the World; Southwest is Top U.S. Airline

TripAdvisor®, the travel planning and booking site, today announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice® awards for airlines, identifying travelers’ favorite carriers around the globe. For 2018, Singapore Airlines was named the number one airline in the world and Southwest Airlines ranked as the best U.S. carrier. Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of airline reviews and ratings submitted by travelers worldwide, over a 12-month period on TripAdvisor Flights.

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TripAdvisor Logo

Following the success of last year’s inaugural Travelers’ Choice awards for airlines, the 2018 award categories expanded to honor 69 airlines that provide exceptional value and service across the world. In addition to the world list, the Traveler’s Choice awards recognize the best airlines in seven regions including Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, South Pacific & Oceana, Africa & Indian Ocean, and the Middle East. The awards also recognize the top airlines in four distinct service classes: International First Class, Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy. The hallmarks of Travelers’ Choice award winners are outstanding service, quality and value.

Class of Service Global Winners: Recognizing airlines around the world that provide a consistently exceptional passenger experience in each cabin

Best First Class: Singapore Airlines, Singapore
Best Business Class: Qatar Airways, Qatar
Best Premium Economy: Air New Zealand, New Zealand
Best Economy: Singapore Airlines, Singapore

We’re thrilled to recognize the global TripAdvisor community’s favorite airlines and shine a spotlight on the carriers around the world that provide the very best flying experiences,” said Bryan Saltzburg, senior vice president and general manager for TripAdvisor Flights. “As the airline industry introduces new fare products and a widening array of in-flight offerings, consumers continue to seek out the carriers that deliver value and a quality experience. The Travelers’ Choice awards for airlines recognize the carriers that exceed passenger expectations and receive top marks from travelers.

Asian Carriers Flying High
Among the global top 10, Asian carriers dominated with four airlines on the list (Singapore Airlines, Japan Airlines, EVA Air and Korean Air); followed by the Middle East with two airlines (Emirates and Qatar Airways).

Top 10 Airlines in the World: Recognizing airlines around the world that deliver consistently exceptional experiences to the global traveler

1. Singapore Airlines, Singapore
According to a TripAdvisor reviewer: “
I flew from Sydney to Singapore in business class. The food was the best I have had in the last ten years. Service was great and the staff actually wanted to be there. One of the best, if not the best airline.”

2. Air New Zealand, New Zealand
According to a TripAdvisor reviewer: “
The flight attendants are friendly, courteous, professional, and dedicated to customer service. The dinner was excellent, even in Economy class, and there was complimentary NZ red and white wine. Even the safety videos are entertaining. I wouldn’t fly any other airline between the U.S. and New Zealand.

3. Emirates, United Arab Emirates
According to a TripAdvisor reviewer: “
This airline is the essence of style, class and comfort. Everything I had expected was surpassed. From their presentation, to their service, which is professional, but does not override their personable approach to travellers. The Airbus is huge, but the atmosphere within is comfortable, seats are wider, windows are bigger.

4. Japan Airlines, Japan
According to a TripAdvisor reviewer: “
This airline carrier is exquisite and features great on board meal service, drink service, and the entertainment is great. They provide excellent service with exceptional leg room. This airline is truly above most others and comes with outstanding crew members.”

5. EVA Air, Taiwan
According to a TripAdvisor reviewer: “
One of the things that separates EVA out from other airlines is in the little things. I was blown away by the novelty of the “Character” flight we took. Everything from the pillows to the meals – it was Hello Kitty cuteness overload. Kids’ meals are excellent. These small personal touches made our entire flight experience so much nicer!”  

6. Southwest Airlines, United States
According to a TripAdvisor reviewer: “
We choose to fly Southwest whenever we can. Their flights are on time and the service is friendly and efficient. We don’t mind not having assigned seats. Bags fly free, and we always check ours. Frequent Flier miles are easy to accumulate with their membership program.

7. Jet2.com, United Kingdom
According to a TripAdvisor reviewer: “
We have just come back from Portugal and all I can say is what a fab service from jet 2. From start to finish, they made my holiday less stressful. I have never been with them before and can certainly say they’re better than most other companies I have been with.”

8. Qatar AirwaysQatar
According to a TripAdvisor reviewer: “
I’ve traveled a lot in my life and Qatar is one of my favourite airlines to travel with. The bar in a380 (business class) is the best. The service regardless of class is fab. The treatment of frequent fliers is great… food very tasty for economy … and very big portions… Entertainment is top notch. They are one of my favourite airlines for eco travel.”

9. Azul, Brazil
According to a TripAdvisor reviewer: “
Azul is a lovely airline, employing a fleet of Embraer regional jets offering 2 + 2 seating. Service is efficient and you always get a package of “aviõezinhos” (airplane shaped gummy bears) to chew on the short domestic hops.”

10. Korean Air, South Korea
According to a TripAdvisor reviewer: “
We traveled from Chicago to Hong Kong with our toddler, and could not have been more pleased with the experience. Basic economy on KA is basically economy plus on other (especially US-based) airlines. The flight staff actually made me like the experience, rather than detract from it. I’ll be flying KA whenever possible in the future.

We are honoured to be this year’s recipient of the Best Airline in the World title in the prestigious TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards for Airlines 2018. The award is a validation of the hard work and dedication of our thousands of staff all around the world, who focus their attention every day on ensuring that Singapore Airlines remains competitive on a global level,” said Singapore Airlines’ CEO, Mr. Goh Choon Phong. “Our business model is based around three main pillars – product leadership, service excellence and network connectivity. We are continuing to invest heavily in all three areas to ensure we have industry-leading offerings that meet and exceed our customers’ expectations, both on the ground and in the air. Continue reading

LVMH Announced Revenue Growth in 2017 First Quarter

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s leading high-quality products group, recorded revenue of 9.9 billion Euros for the first quarter 2017, an increase of 15%. Organic revenue growth* was 13% compared to the same period of 2016, an increase attributable to all business groups. Positive growth was achieved in Asia, Europe, and the US.lvmh-logo

During the first quarter, LVMH benefited from a favorable comparison base, particularly in Europe, where activity was affected last year by the impact of the November 2015 attacks in Paris. The trend currently observed cannot reasonably be extrapolated for the full year.

The Wines & Spirits Business Group recorded organic revenue growth of 13% in the first quarter of 2017. Champagne volumes increased by 7% over the period. Europe and the US markets continued to grow. Hennessy cognac saw volumes increase significantly which could impact the availability of stocks for the rest of the year. Momentum remains positive in the United States, while demand in China confirms the trends of 2016.

The Fashion & Leather Goods Business Group achieved organic growth of 15% in the first quarter of 2017. Louis Vuitton achieved a good start to the year, driven by creative momentum in all of its businesses. The recent Autumn-Winter show in the Marly courtyard at the Louvre was very well received. Fendi continues its good performance, supported by its leather and ready-to-wear lines. Céline, Kenzo, Loewe, and Berluti showed progress. Givenchy announced the arrival of a new Artistic Director. Marc Jacobs continued its product lines changes and its restructuring. Rimowa, which recently joined the LVMH Group, will be consolidated as of the second quarter.

In Perfumes & Cosmetics, organic revenue growth was 12% in the first quarter of 2017. Parfums Christian Dior recorded good growth with the success of its make-up and the continued vitality of its perfumes J’adore and Sauvage. At Guerlain, the launch of the new women’s fragrance Mon Guerlain, embodied by Angelina Jolie, was a highlight of the quarter. Parfums Givenchy benefited from the success of its lipstick lines, which had rapid development in Asia. Kat Von D, launched exclusively in January at Sephora in France, is growing well. Maison Francis Kurkdjian is joining the LVMH Group.

The Watches & Jewelry Business Group recorded organic revenue growth of 11% in the first quarter of 2017. Bvlgari gained market share and continued to innovate with new models in its emblematic jewelry lines. TAG Heuer successfully launched its new Connected Modular 45 watch. Several innovations presented by LVMH’s watch brands at the Baselworld watch fair were given an excellent reception, including a new edition of the Autavia by TAG Heuer, the new Octo Finissimo Automatic, and Serpenti Skin watches by Bvlgari and the Defy El Primero 21 by Zenith.

In Selective Retailing, organic revenue growth was 11% in the first quarter of 2017. Sephora gained market share around the world and continues to record revenue growth. The US market is growing well, China confirmed the trend already observed at the end of 2016. Momentum at DFS in Asia improved while the T Gallerias opened in Cambodia and Italy in 2016, continued their development.

In a particularly uncertain environment, LVMH will continue to focus its efforts on developing its brands, maintain strict control over costs and target its investments on the quality, excellence, and innovation of its products and their distribution. The Group will rely on the talent and motivation of its teams, diversification of its businesses and good geographical balance of its revenue to reinforce, once again in 2017, its global leadership position in luxury goods.

During the quarter and to date, no events or changes have occurred which could significantly modify the Group’s financial structure.

In million euros

Q1 2017

Q1 2016

% change
Q1 2017 / Q1 2016

 

 

 

 

Reported

Organic*

 

Wines & Spirits

1 196

1 033

+ 16 %

+ 13 %

 

Fashion & Leather Goods

3 405

2 965

+ 15 %

+ 15 %

 

Perfumes & Cosmetics

1 395

1 213

+ 15 %

+ 12 %

 

Watches & Jewelry

879

774

+ 14 %

+ 11 %

 

Selective Retailing

3 154

2 747

+ 15 %

+ 11 %

 

Other activities and
eliminations

(145)

(112)

 

Total LVMH

9 884

8 620

+ 15 %

+ 13 %

 

* with comparable structure and constant exchange rates