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  • Buccellati Hires New North American CEO | Italia Living
    to Buccellati having previously held upper management roles at U S jewelers Tiffany Co Harry Winston and David Yurman As the jeweler continues to develop its presence in the U S having an executive with experience in this market was their main goal during the hiring search When Mr Soto begins at Buccellati on Sept 1 he will report to Gianluca Brozzetti executive vice president and CEO of the group Mr Soto will fill the role left vacant when Alberto Milani resigned in July following 13 years at the company Mr Milani who was instrumental in the opening of the brand s growth in the U S and the opening of its Madison Avenue and Bal Harbour stores will continue to be an advisor to the company s board We are thankful for Alberto s vision and commitment to the development of Buccellati in the U S said Andrea Buccellati president of Buccellati Group and chairman of Buccellati Inc Buccellati based in Milan is one of the world s most renowned high jewelry houses celebrated for its craftsmanship design rare colorful gems and one of a kind pieces Related Articles Italia Living Your Digital Destination to the Luxury of Living

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  • Some Stats on Wealthy American’s Travel Habits | Italia Living
    1 million in investable assets For the report researchers surveyed about 500 Americans in online interviews The study revealed that affluent Americans tend to avoid busy summer months and prefer to travel in the spring or fall Sixty three percent plan to take more than three trips this year with the average affluent American taking six trips for pleasure and they shell out an average of nearly 3 000 per trip There were some other surprising results For example seventy seven percent choose to fly economy and the rest 23 percent choose business or first class After the US high net worth Americans favor Europe Canada Asia Mexico Central and South America and Australia for vacation in that order The report also provides a regional breakdown of which states It turns out that Florida with its large retiree population is the most spendthrift state dishing out an average of 20 100 a year while on vacation The report also shows that rich Americans choose to stay at minimum in a four star hotel A quarter of respondents said they re also fond all inclusive resorts where everything is planned out for them and another 25 percent said they prefer five

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  • Palamon Makes Investment in Italian Luxury Accessories Brand Il Bisonte | Italia Living
    through retail wholesale and online channels Palamon s previous investments in the specialty retail sector include dress for less a German online retailer for designer apparel and feelunique com the leading pure play online retailer of premium beauty products in the UK Following the transaction Wanny di Filippo will remain President of Il Bisonte and on its board and continue to lead the design of future collections The Company has appointed Giuseppe Bonfiglio as CEO Mr Bonfiglio has built an extensive career in leading a number of international luxury and fashion brands and was most recently CEO of Harry s of London the luxury footwear brand Previously he was President and CEO of US luxury handbag and accessories brand Lambertson Truex and Commercial Director of Bottega Veneta Commenting on the investment Fabio Massimo Giuseppetti partner of Palamon Capital Partners said We are delighted to be able to partner with Wanny di Filippo and Il Bisonte a Company which has genuine heritage deep artisanal expertise and a strong brand with proven global appeal We look forward to building on the current success and fulfil its growth potential Wanny di Fillipo founder and President of Il Bisonte added I could not be happier to have found in Palamon strategic partners who share my vision for the future of Il Bisonte Their understanding and appreciation of the unique strengths of the business coupled with their knowledge of how to introduce the company to a broader range of customers while ensuring it remains true to its roots in Tuscan leather craftsmanship convinced me that they can help to deliver continued success Il Bisonte is Palamon s 35th investment since the Firm s founding in 1999 To date the Firm has invested almost 1 1 billion in lower mid market companies across 10 European countries

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  • Italian Luxury Brands Need to Penetrate the U.S. Market | Italia Living
    by Italian shoppers but by tourists both from Europe and from outside the EU Moreover Italy remains the third market for luxury goods sales with 16 1 billion while the US and Japan rank respectively first and second with 64 9 billion and 18 billion The United States share of the world s ultra affluent is rebounding Since mid 2013 the number of millionaires in the United States has grown by 1 6 million by far the biggest increase in the world and dwarfing the 90 000 Chinese who crossed the million dollar mark since then Credit Suisse estimates In 2014 Americans with net wealth of more than 50 million outnumbered their Chinese counterparts eight to one And the United States is set to remain by far the wealthiest country Credit Suisse says with aggregate wealth of over 114 trillion in 2019 Luxury retailers now see America s ultra rich over Hong Kong magnates or Russian moguls as their biggest drivers of growth The U S is helped by wealthy immigrant flows giving additional impulse to the luxury market in New York Miami even university cities like Boston said Claudia D Arpizio an expert on luxury spending at Bain In terms of stability and continued growth for Italian luxury brands these statistics show that due to the still somewhat struggling luxury market in Italy the United States should be at the top of your investment plans in 2015 and beyond Related Articles Italia Living Your Digital Destination to the Luxury of Living the Italian Lifestyle Time Honored Traditional Jewelry Making Master Fratelli Piccini Expand Your Italian Luxury Brands Visibility Online Will Be Main Growth Source for Luxury COSABELLA Luxury Lingerie For Any Woman and Any Time Buccellati Hires New North American CEO Celebrity Spotlight FOX Business Network Reporter Lauren Simonetti

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  • International Luxury Brands Turn Retail Expansion Focus on the U.S. | Italia Living
    10 percent five years ago China Hong Kong Taiwan and Macao account for 20 percent We have noticed a rise in men s purchases particularly in the last two years said Chavez In 2010 6 million tourists from Brazil India and China flew to Western Europe compared to 2 6 million to the United States Travel agents say U S visa approvals require more proof of employment history and finances than for France or Italy The United States would earn 20 billion more from luxury sales if it had as many tourists from emerging markets as Europe New York based brokerage International Strategy Investment Group ISI estimates Pam Danziger president of marketing consulting firm Unity Marketing and author of studies on the U S luxury industry believes growth is also being driven by what she calls HENRYs high earning not rich yet Americans making 100 000 249 000 a year She estimates about 24 2 million households are HENRYs To capture those buyers brands are now expanding beyond New York which accounts for a third of U S luxury sales and the next two main cities of Los Angeles and Miami Kering former PPR s brands which include Balenciaga Gucci and Stella McCartney are looking at Dallas Atlanta Chicago Miami Orlando and Philadelphia Prada has recently listed the U S among its top 3 regions for new store openings in 2013 2014 while Dolce Gabbana and Valentino plan to open at least 2 flagship stores in the U S by the end of this year Related Articles Italia Living Your Digital Destination to the Luxury of Living the Italian Lifestyle Expand Your Italian Luxury Brands Visibility Online Will Be Main Growth Source for Luxury Valentino Sales Expected to Exceed Plan for 2015 Luxury Lingerie Brands Lead the Market in Growth

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  • The Luxury of Bespoke Services on the Rise | Italia Living
    have become more diverse and discerning more brands have begun to offer bespoke services Accounting for 40 of global sales men s spending on luxury also grew almost twice as fast as women s in 2011 continuing to do so and luxury brands wish to capitalize on that trend In the past small tailors have been known to offer the best bespoke services with the most attention to the client but big brands have been taking note and coming around Gucci recently added an extensive new made to measure service for suits and shoes Pal Zileri offers made to measure bespoke suits Brioni recently revealed that 40 of its sales are derived from its bespoke products stitched by hand in the Southern Italian town of Penne MARK GIUSTI has a bespoke service dedicated to designing and producing exclusive custom made bags for their most consummate and discerning clients and Prada launched customizable eyewear and accessories last year to test the bespoke market slowly While the economy around the world is still fragile luxury spending is up this year For the wealthy the experience is as important as the final product and bespoke services will continue to be on the rise In the coming months we will be sharing with you our finds of some of the best bespoke services available Recommendation MEN OF THE CLOTH is a documentary portrait of Italian master tailors It is the story of Nino Corvato Checchino Fonticoli and Joe Centofanti three humble and accomplished master tailors who are navigating their challenging role in the twilight of their career MEN OF THE CLOTH unfolds the whole tapestry of their lives unravels the mystery of their artistry and reveals how their passionate devotion to their craft is akin to a religion Learn more at http menoftheclothfilm com

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  • fine living Archives | Italia Living
    Yacht Celebrity Spotlight Fashion Finance Food Wine Home Garden Lifestyle Luxury Products Travel Wellness Featured Contributors Pietro s Italy Notable Merchants Links Italia Living Your Digital Destination to the Luxury of Living the Italian Lifestyle February 2016 By Italia Living Founder Richard J Michelli created luxury portal to feature the best that Italy has to offer Filed Under Italia Living Press Releases Lifestyle Marketing Tagged With fine living Italia Living

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  • Italia Living Archives | Italia Living
    Interact with Italia Living September 2015 By Italia Living Follow the luxury of Italy and fine living of the Italian lifestyle beyond our website Filed Under Featured Lifestyle Tagged With Italia Living Italian lifestyle Italian luxury social media Italia Living Summer Beauty Giveaway August 2014 By Italia Living 1000 Grand Prize among many others valued at 80 each Courtesy of SKIN CO Roma Filed Under Featured Luxury Products Marketing Wellness

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