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Several high-profile watch brands, retailers and suppliers are now for sale or looking for investors, several senior industry sources say. Good luck raising funds in the current environment. Demand for luxury watches has fallen sharply in the past six months, particularly in Europe and China, and it’s unlikely to pick up soon, as Miss Tweed reported last week from the Geneva watch fairs.
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The departure of designer Hedi Slimane at Celine has yet to be announced but owner LVMH is not wasting any time looking for a replacement. The French group is in talks with several candidates. One of them is Alaïa’s popular creative director Pieter Mulier. If the Belgian designer gets the job, it would be great for Celine but disastrous for Richemont’s Alaïa, industry sources have said.
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Week from 2024-04-15 to 2024-04-19
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Industry leader LVMH proved its resilience in the current downturn with a 3 percent rise in first-quarter sales while most of its rivals are set to report negative numbers for the same period. On a reported basis, revenue was down 2 percent, largely due to currency effects.

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