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Fragrance and personal care
Size does not matter: The allure of beauty samples in China

In China, beauty-obsessed Gen Zers are bringing the sampling business to the next level of retailtainment.

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News briefs
Day’s wrap: Gucci, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, CFDA, Porsche and IWC Schaffhausen

Luxury Daily’s live news: Gucci, Balenciaga join forces for runway show; Louis Vuitton, JD.com partner on ecommerce push; CFDA launches fashion programming network; Porsche hosts Data Cup competition for developers; IWC Schaffhausen launches mobile app with virtual try-ons.

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Watches and jewelry
IWC Schaffhausen launches mobile app with virtual try-ons

Swiss watchmaker IWC Schaffhausen has unveiled a new smartphone app that allows customers to try on its timepieces virtually.

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Apparel and accessories
Gucci, Balenciaga join forces for runway show

Kering-owned fashion houses Gucci and Balenciaga have officially confirmed the rumors from earlier this week with a special film debut.

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Automotive
Porsche hosts Data Cup competition for developers

German automaker Porsche is inviting developer teams from various companies to a competition on digital innovation.

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Retail
Louis Vuitton, JD.com partner on ecommerce push

French fashion house Louis Vuitton has teamed up with Chinese ecommerce platform JD.com in a mutual effort to further their ecommerce reach in the China market.

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Apparel and accessories
CFDA launches fashion programming network

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has announced the launch of CFDA Connects, a programming network that supports regional fashion weeks and organizations.

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Sustainability
British luxury brands continue making sustainable strides: Walpole

From circularity to responsible sourcing and equitable workplaces, British luxury labels are accelerating their sustainability work.

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Fragrance and personal care
Guerlain captures spring scents in handcrafted collaboration

French beauty label Guerlain is celebrating spring’s rituals of renewal with limited-edition releases in collaboration with a Parisian paper and textile artist.

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Webinars
Free webinar April 29: Is Now the Time for Luxury Brands to Sell on Amazon?

Join us on this free webinar on Thursday, April 29 at 12 noon to 1 p.m. EDT (New York time) on whether now is the time for luxury brands to consider selling luxury goods on Amazon. Leading experts in intellectual property and luxury retail will discuss the pros and cons, including issues such as fakes, brand reputation and issues of association.

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Retail
Pets: The new code to China’s luxury fashion consumers

Pets, now regarded as family members by many in China, provided emotional support, and pet/owner relationships became closer during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Strategy
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News briefs
LVMH, Fendi, Farfetch, Clé de Peau Beauté and Mariano Puig

Luxury Daily’s live news: LVMH, supporting young talent, tops list of attractive employers; Fendi to debut Kim Jones RTW capsule collection; Farfetch spotlights global boutiques in perfect match campaign; Clé de Peau Beauté continues educational partnership with UNICEF; Mariano Puig, former president of fashion and beauty group, dies at 93.

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Marketing
The Symposium launches as event offering up UHNW post-pandemic strategy

The April 29 event will bring together executives from the luxury, financial services, nonprofit and higher education worlds to share first-hand experience and expertise with those who want to master engagement and growth in the ultra-high-net-worth area.

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News briefs
Day’s wrap: LVMH, Fendi, Farfetch, Clé de Peau Beauté and Mariano Puig

Luxury Daily’s live news: LVMH, supporting young talent, tops list of attractive employers; Fendi to debut Kim Jones RTW capsule collection; Farfetch spotlights global boutiques in perfect match campaign; Clé de Peau Beauté continues educational partnership with UNICEF; Mariano Puig, former president of fashion and beauty group, dies at 93.

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Apparel and accessories
Mariano Puig, former president of fashion and beauty group, dies at 93

Mariano Puig Planas, a member of the second generation of the Puig family that owns the eponymous Spanish holdings company Puig, has passed away at the age of 93.

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Fragrance and personal care
Clé de Peau Beauté continues educational partnership with UNICEF

Shiseido-owned Clé de Peau Beauté is continuing its work with UNICEF, announcing its second year of their multi-year partnership.

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Apparel and accessories
Fendi to debut Kim Jones RTW capsule collection

Italian fashion brand Fendi is releasing a limited-edition capsule collection from womenswear and couture artistic director Kim Jones, marking the first time one of his collections for the house will be sold in stores.

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