Hunter boots

All eyes are on the London catwalks at the moment, but something interesting is happening behind the scenes at Hunter boots: they are staffing up. What does this tell us? After all, they are investing a lot in this one, and you don’t make that kind of investment in high-profile people unless a high-profile relaunch is coming. Read more

Marwyn Management Partners (MMP), the UK-based listed investment and management group, has just doubled down on the luxury market. After starting the on-line HNW members-only shopping deal site Luxup, directed in part at the Chinese tourist market and in part at amassing a mind-boggling amount of information on individuals’ shopping habits, MMP just announced an agreement to acquire le Chameau, the French maker of luxury rubber boots, from current owners Lafuma. Read more