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Gucci continues strong, Kering accelerates growth in Q4

February 12, 2020: Gucci, an Italian luxury product, continued to perform strongly in the fourth quarter, impacting parent company Kering SA (KER.PA) Kering Group to record better-than-expected quarterly performance. In the fourth quarter, Gucci recorded a 10.5% double-digit comparable growth, which was similar to 10.7% in the third quarter, far exceeding the market's expected 8.8%. The stronger performance of Yves Saint Laurent and Balenciaga impacted the Group's comparable performance in the fourth quarter. Revenue recorded an increase of 11.4%, exceeding market expectations of 10.9%. François-Henri Pinault, Chairman and CEO of the Group, commented on the results, saying that Kering Group has once again achieved sustained profitable growth in 2019, and its revenue has increased significantly, exceeding 15 billion euros for the first

Holiday Gift Guide 2019: The Best Weekend Travel Bags

Large enough to fit enough clothing for a few days, yet compact enough to be easily stowed in a plane’s overhead compartment, the weekender bag is a practical, versatile piece of luggage designed for short trips. Here are eight of the best in a range of colors, materials and prices. Mulberry Mulberry holdall The Mulberry city weekender (£1,150) is available in three gorgeous colors: orange, grey and cobalt blue, beautifully made in a heavy grain leather that becomes even softer as it ages. Their new City Collection combines a chic look with functional design. Smart detailing includes top handles and a removable shoulder strap, as well as an internal zipped pocket. Away Navy nubuck limited edition weekend bag from Away Away’s Weekender bag (£245), in olive

The Top Designer Handbags of 2019

The best designer handbags are more than, simply, elegant arm candy. Many are classics, staples in stylish wardrobes around the world, and all are investment pieces. The best transcend passing fads—no Juicy Couture velour purses here—and exist as carry-alls that you will tote throughout life. In cities like New York, your purse is your car. (In other cities, you actually have a car.) It’s how you present yourself, as much an extension of you as the business card you extend. Which is why having a good one is key—and having one of the “best” is desirable. The best bags of 2019 reflect this: Many are updates on old classics, like the new Fendi Baguettes, and a few are soon-to-be classics, like Burberry’s inspired-by-the-archives