December 8, 2019

VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC), one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies, today published the latest iteration of its Made for Change Sustainability & Responsibility report, including the announcement of industry-leading science-based targets (SBTs) and a bold vision for sustainable materials.

VF’s Made for Change report details the company’s aspirations for advancing environmental and social improvements across its business, portfolio of brands, global supply chain and communities worldwide. The report also highlights achievements from the last reporting year, which was 2018.


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December 4, 2019

There’s a certain fashion director at The National’s Luxury magazine who’s been standing on a well-kept secret for many years. Sarah Maisey, whose daily job involves analysing the collections of top-tier fashion, footwear and jewellery houses, and styling them for photo shoots, often walks into the office not in Chanel slingbacks or Gucci loafers, but in humble Birkenstock sandals.

Birkenstock, previously the domain of the comfort-seeking but not necessarily the stylish, has made something of a turnaround, becoming a covetable footwear choice for a range of consumers, from fashion editors to Gen Z hipsters. Indeed, fashionable"...

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December 4, 2019

Parsons Paris, the European campus of The New School’s world-renowned Parsons School of Design, today announced a new online course for high school students, Inside the Business of Fashion and Luxury, a dynamic behind-the-scenes learning journey into the fashion industry. Exploring the compelling history, trends, and culture of fashion, the multidisciplinary course is taught by acclaimed faculty members from Parsons Paris and features additional interviews and exclusive content by industry leaders from top Paris fashion and luxury brands including Louis Vuitton, Dior, Balmain, and more.

With 30-hours of immersive, interactive coursework,"...

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December 3, 2019

Black Friday is over, but Cyber Monday is here: these websites all offer free or easy shipping to the UAE, and all have discounts still running ...

Emirates flights

Cyber Monday is the same day as the UAE's 48th National Day, and Emirates is offering special fares to celebrate the occasion. These include returns from Dubai to Casablanca for Dh2,035, to Munich from Dh2,595 and to Phuket from Dh2,845.



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December 1, 2019

Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen has announced the opening of the newly relocated boutique at The Galleria Al Maryah Island on the eve of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend.

The grand launch was attended by IWC brand ambassador Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport Team Principal and CEO Toto Wolff.

To mark the occasion, Christoph Grainger Herr, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen, handed over"...

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November 26, 2019

Season 9 of the International Fashion Week Dubai (IFWD) brought in designers from across the world for a two-day event in the city last week. From haute couture to bridal wear and ready to wear, 25 designers from the city and across the world showcased their latest collections at the event held at Sofitel Dubai The Palm.

IFWD, organised by Opulence Events LLC and produced by Cheryle Dias, was inaugurated by Chief Guest Sheikh Obaid bin Suhail bin Batti Al Maktoum and attended by the city's fashion lovers, retailers, entrepreneurs and design students.

The Founder"...

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November 25, 2019

French luxury group LVMH has raised its bid to acquire US jewelers Tiffany by over one billion dollars, two sources close to the matter told AFP Wednesday.

LVMH, the owner of Louis Vuitton, Dior and Moet & Chandon increased its bid for the storied New York-based company to around $130 per share from $120 per share, the sources said.

The move lifts the overall value for Tiffany to around $16 billion from $14.5 billion.

Neither LVMH nor Tiffany immediately responded to a request for comment.


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November 21, 2019

Dubai Watch Week, the global five-day event celebrating the art of horology kicked off today (November 20) at Gate DIFC and will be running until November 24.

The biennial event, being held under the patronage of HH Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairperson of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), focuses on education and intends to give watch enthusiasts access to industry experts, key figures and an extraordinary programme of events and exhibitions, whilst being immersed in the artistry and craftsmanship of exceptional timepieces.

Ahmed Al Khaja, CEO of Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), said: “This is the fourth edition of Dubai Watch"...

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November 18, 2019

Three young Emiratis, in their early twenty’s, inspired themselves through western fashion and set the trend in Dubai’s current shopping spree. The three youngsters, had the chance to explore modern trends throughout the west having wandered across the streets of several European Fashion Capitals, such as Milan, Paris and London. The urban experience led them into the exploring of a wide variety of lifestyles, encouraging them to introduce westernized tastes into their own city, Dubai.

During the course of their journey a brand named ProjectxParis, that combined urban lifestyle with current trends had specifically seized their interest."...

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November 17, 2019

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) has signed a virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) for the Ponderosa wind farm in Beaver County, Oklahoma, adding renewable energy to the electricity grid. This agreement makes The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. the first prestige beauty company to execute a VPPA1 and bolsters its renewable electricity footprint in the U.S. and Canada.

The VPPA is the company’s largest renewable energy contract globally. The Ponderosa wind farm alone will cover more than half of the company’s global electricity footprint with renewable energy technologies, putting the company on target to meet"...

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