A pick-up in European sales proved the bright spot for Hugo Boss in the second quarter, as the German fashion house pursues a turnaround in its home market and updates its ranges to try to draw in younger shoppers.
LVMH is close to acquiring a new perfume brand, Jean Patou, for its portfolio and has done it very much on the quiet. The French conglomerate took management control last year without any fanfare from Designer Parfums.
On Sunday night, France for the second time were the winners of the World Cup tournament, wrapping up the 2018 edition in Russia. The final was also a win for several brands present both on and off the field.