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Luxury Brand Stock Snapshot: ($EL), ($RGNP), ($RL), ($TIF), ($JWN)

 

Point Roberts, WA - June 29, 2017 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Investorideas.com, a global news source covering leading sectors including luxury stocks issues a snapshot for the luxury brand sector.

According to a recent report from Moodys.com, "Global luxury retailers earnings growth could nearly double in 2017 (4% in 2016 to 7% in 2017)."

"US firms Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) and Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) will cut capex and shareholder remuneration to maintain stable leverage in the face of a slowdown in earnings growth into 2018 as a result of a strong dollar, department store deterioration and operating issues. On the other hand, The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. (NYSE:EL) should perform well thanks to its good international diversification and its portfolio of well-recognized brands."

The report goes on to note, "Factors facing the luxury goods sector include rising competition, which is pushing some to improve productivity. Many luxury groups also intend to reduce their reliance on department stores, particularly in the US where companies such as Macy's, Inc., Kohl's Corporation or Nordstrom, Inc., (NYSE:JWN) have been hard-hit by changing shopping trends, lower mall traffic and competition from online and off-price retailers."



According to key findings from another research group, Bain & Company, the world's leading advisor to the global luxury goods industry in the "Bain Luxury Study 2017 Spring Update: "The luxury market is set to get back to growth in 2017. A firm Chinese rebound with purchasing both at home and overseas as well as increasing customer confidence in Europe will boost global personal luxury goods market growth by 2-4 percent (at constant exchange rates) in 2017 to €254-259 billion. As the gap between winners and losers continues to widen, brands must rethink their strategies and adapt to a millennial state of mind, which will be a key driver to push the market to €290 billion in sales by 2020."

One emerging company determined to capitalize on the growth trend is Reign Sapphire Corp. (OTCQB: RGNP ), a direct-to-consumer, branded and custom jewelry company. Reign just announced its launch of a division that focuses exclusively on delivering its unique custom jewelry to the corporate and business gift market segment.

The new division was created in response to growing demand from corporate clients such as Hawaiian Airlines with its Breast Cancer Awareness campaign and a Super Bowl featured National Football League (NFL) team.

The personalized gifts segment is part of the corporate and business recognition market, a field increasingly dependent on technology enabled customization and one in which Reign maintains a competitive edge.

Entry into the segment provides an opportunity to boost higher margin sales due to the minimum order quantity and the less work required to customize batch orders.

One corporate order can result in hundreds of new Reign retail customers who will be introduced to Reign's niche custom brands through the gifts received from their corporate partner.

"This natural extension of Reign's unique custom offering provides organizations an exciting new range of options with which to recognize the efforts of employees, customers, vendors and other stakeholders," commented Joseph Segelman, Reign CEO. "The initiative evolved from an increasing number of orders from large organizations and our recognition of its potential as a highly profitable business segment."

Featured Luxury Stock

Reign Sapphire ( OTCQB :RGNP ) is a Beverly Hills-based, D2C branded and custom jewelry company with three niche brands: Reign Sapphires: ethically produced, millennial targeted sapphire jewelry, Coordinates Collection: custom jewelry, inscribed with location coordinates commemorating life's special moments, and Le Bloc: classic customized jewelry. http://www.reignsc.com.

Luxury Brand Stocks List:

Belmond Ltd. (NYSE: BEL) is a global portfolio of luxury travel experiences including hotels, trains, cruises and safaris in some of the world's most inspiring and enriching destinations. Established over 40 years ago with the acquisition of Hotel Cipriani in Venice, the Company owns and operates 48 unique and distinctive hotel, rail and river cruise experiences, including one scheduled for future opening, in many of the world's most celebrated destinations. From city landmarks to intimate resorts, the collection includes Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, St. Petersburg; Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro; Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa, Riviera Maya; and Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara. Belmond also encompasses safaris, eight luxury tourist trains including the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, three river cruises and ‘21', one of New York's most storied restaurants.

Birks Group Inc. (NYSE:BGI) is a leading operator of luxury jewelry stores in Canada and Southeastern United States . The Company operates 26 stores under the Birks brand in most major metropolitan markets in Canada , 17 stores in Florida and Georgia under the Mayors brand, one store under the Rolex brand name and two retail locations in Calgary and Vancouver under the Brinkhaus brand. Birks was founded in 1879 and developed over the years into Canada's premier retailer and designer of fine jewelry, timepieces and gifts. Mayors was founded in 1910 and has maintained the intimacy of a family-owned boutique while becoming renowned for its fine jewelry, timepieces and service.

Blue Nile, Inc. (Nasdaq: NILE) is a leading online jeweler. The company offers a smarter way to buy engagement rings, wedding rings, and fine jewelry by providing in-depth educational materials and unique online tools that place consumers in control of the jewelry shopping process. Blue Nile has some of the highest quality standards in the industry and offers thousands of independently graded diamonds and fine jewelry at prices significantly below traditional retail.

BMW (Xetra:BMW.DE) together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of cars and motorcycles worldwide. The company operates through Automotive, Motorcycles, and Financial Services segments. The Automotive segment is involved in developing, manufacturing, assembling, and selling cars and off-road vehicles under the BMW, MINI, and Rolls-Royce brands, as well as provides spare parts and accessories. This segment sells its products through independent and authorized dealers. The Motorcycles segment develops, manufactures, assembles, and sells motorcycles under the brand name of BMW Motorrad, as well as offers spare parts and accessories. The Financial Services segment engages in car leasing, fleet business, multi-brand business, retail customer and dealer financing, customer deposit business, and insurance activities.

Burberry Group plc (LSE:BRBY.L) designs, makes, sources and sells products under the Burberry brand. Product design and development are centred in Burberry's London headquarters. Fabrics and other materials are bought from, and finished products manufactured at, both Company-owned facilities in the UK and through an external supplier network, predominantly located in Europe. Creative and marketing content and programmes are developed internally to engage and connect the brand and its products with consumers. Burberry products are sold globally through its stores and Burberry.com, as well as through third-party wholesale customers, both offline and online. In a few selected areas, Burberry uses the product and distribution expertise of licensing partners to develop the business.

Canada Goose Holdings Inc. (NYSE: GOOS; TSX: GOOS.TO) Founded in a small warehouse in Toronto, Canada 60 years ago, Canada Goose has grown into a global outerwear brand. Canada Goose is a designer, manufacturer, distributor and retailer of premium outerwear for men, women and children. The Company's jackets are sold in 36 countries around the world, including in two owned retail stores and four e-commerce stores.

Charles & Colvard, Ltd. (NasdaqGS: CTHR) based in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina, is the original creator and leading source of Forever One™, Forever Brilliant® and Forever Classic™ moissanite gemstones for fine jewelry. Moissanite is unique, available in three color grades (colorless, near-colorless and faint color) and produced from silicon carbide (SiC) crystals. Charles & Colvard Created Moissanite® is sold with a Limited Lifetime Warranty to wholesale distributors, manufacturers, retailers, TV shopping networks and designers as loose stones or set in a wide variety of quality metal setting options. Charles & Colvard, Ltd. also sells direct to consumers through its wholly owned operating subsidiary, charlesandcolvard.com, LLC, and through third-party marketplaces.

Christian Dior (Paris:CDI.PA) has six principal product lines: Christian Dior Couture, marketed under the Christian Dior brand; Wines and Spirits, including the Moet & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Hennessy and Dom Perignon brands, among others; Fashion and Leather Goods, comprising the Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Marc Jacobs and Kenzo brands, among others; Perfumes and Cosmetics, including the Guerlain, Givenchy and Christian Dior brands, among others; Watches and Jewelry, comprising the TAG Heuer, Chaumet and Zenith brands and others, and Selective Retailing, such as the Sephora, DFS and Le Bon Marche brands, among others. The Company distributes its products through the Company-owned shops and licensed distributors in Europe, the United States, Japan and Asia Pacific.

Coach, Inc. (NYSE:COH) is a leading New York design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle brands. The Coach brand was established in New York City in 1941, and has a rich heritage of pairing exceptional leathers and materials with innovative design. Coach is sold worldwide through Coach stores, select department stores and specialty stores, and through Coach's website. In 2015, Coach acquired Stuart Weitzman, a global leader in designer footwear, sold in more than 70 countries and through its website

Davi Luxury Brand Group, Inc. (OTC:MDAV) develops and markets a line of skin care/cosmetic products based on grape and botanical-based luxury branded skin care products for women and men under the Davi, Davi Skin, and Davi Napa brand names. The company offers skin care, cosmetics, hair care, and other products. It provides approximately 30 Davi branded products of which approximately 20 are sold through its daviskin.com Website. The company's target customers include retail stores, luxury hotels, and in-flight and duty-free shops. The company was formerly known as Dafoe Corp. and changed its name to Davi Luxury Brand Group, Inc. in January 2011. Davi Luxury Brand Group, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Beverly Hills, California.

DGSE Companies, Inc. (NYSE MKT: DGSE) wholesales and retails jewelry, diamonds, fine watches, and precious metal bullion and rare coin products through its Charleston Gold & Diamond Exchange and Dallas Gold & Silver Exchange operations. DGSE also owns Fairchild International, Inc., one of the largest vintage watch wholesalers in the country. In addition to its retail facilities in South Carolina and Texas, the Company operates websites which can be accessed at www.dgse.com and www.cgdeinc.com. Real-time price quotations and real-time order execution in precious metals are provided on another DGSE website at www.USBullionExchange.com. Wholesale customers can access the full vintage watch inventory through the restricted site at www.FairchildWatches.com. The Company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Elizabeth Arden (NasdaqGS:RDEN) is a global prestige beauty products company with an extensive portfolio of prestige beauty brands sold in over 120 countries. The Company's brand portfolio includes Elizabeth Arden skin care, color and fragrance products; its professional skin care line, Elizabeth Arden PRO; the celebrity fragrance brands of Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift; the designer fragrance brands of Juicy Couture, John Varvatos and Wildfox Couture; and the heritage fragrance brands of Alfred Sung, Britney Spears, Curve, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Elizabeth Taylor, Geoffrey Beene, Giorgio Beverly Hills, Halston, Ed Hardy, Jennifer Aniston, Lucky Brand, Rocawear, PS Fine Cologne and White Shoulders.

Estee Lauder (NYSE:EL) is one of the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of quality skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. The Company's products are sold in over 150 countries and territories under brand names including: Estée Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Prescriptives, Lab Series, Origins, Tommy Hilfiger, M•A•C, Kiton, La Mer, Bobbi Brown, Donna Karan New York, DKNY, Aveda, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Michael Kors, Darphin, GoodSkin Labs, Tom Ford, Ojon, Smashbox, Ermenegildo Zegna, AERIN, Osiao, Marni, Tory Burch, RODIN olio lusso, Le Labo, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle and GLAMGLOW.

Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE: ETH) is a leading interior design company and manufacturer and retailer of quality home furnishings. The company offers complimentary interior design service to its clients and sells a full range of furniture products and decorative accessories through ethanallen.com and a network of approximately 300 Design Centers in the United States and abroad. Ethan Allen owns and operates nine manufacturing facilities, which include six manufacturing plants and one sawmill in the United States plus one plant each in Mexico and Honduras. Approximately seventy percent of its products are made in its North American plants.

Ferrari N.V. (NYSE: RACE) is among the world's leading luxury brands focused on the design, engineering, production and sale of the world's most recognizable luxury performance sports cars. Ferrari brand symbolizes exclusivity, innovation, state-of-the-art sporting performance and Italian design. Its history and the image enjoyed by its cars are closely associated with its Formula 1 racing team, Scuderia Ferrari, the most successful team in Formula 1 history. From the inaugural year of Formula 1 in 1950 through the present, Scuderia Ferrari has won 224 Grand Prix races, 16 Constructor World titles and 15 Drivers' World titles, including most recently the Constructor World title in 2008. Ferrari designs, engineers and produces its cars in Maranello, Italy, and sells them in over 60 markets worldwide.

Hermes (Paris: RMS.PA) engages in the production, and retail and wholesale distribution of consumer goods worldwide. The company offers silk and textiles, and ready-to-wear garments for men and women; leather goods and saddlery, such as bags for men and women, clutches, briefcases, luggage, small leather goods, diaries and writing objects, saddles, bridles, equestrian products, and clothing; accessories, including jewelry in leather, enamel, metal, horn and wood, men's jewelry, belts, gloves, and hats; art of living products comprising furniture and lighting, furnishing fabrics and wallpapers, decorative objects, and tableware; jewelry and jewelry accessories; perfumes and fragrances; watches; and tableware. It also engages in the purchase, tanning, dyeing, and finishing of skins; and weaving, engraving, printing, dyeing, and finishing of textiles. The company sells its products through a network of 311 retail stores. In addition, it sells watches, perfumes, and tableware through networks of specialized stores and in airport duty-free stores.

Hugo Boss (XETRA:BOSS.DE) is one of the market leaders in the premium and luxury segment of the global apparel market. It focuses on developing and marketing of premium fashion and accessories for men and women. Headquartered in Metzingen, it is one of the most profitable listed apparel manufacturers in the world. The fascinating brand world of HUGO BOSS comprises the collections of BOSS, BOSS Orange, BOSS Green and HUGO. The brands cover a comprehensive product range encompassing classic to modern apparel, elegant eveningwear, sportswear, shoes and leather accessories as well as licensed fragrances, eyewear, watches, children's fashion, home textiles and mobile accessories.

Jimmy Choo (LSE:CHOO.L) Since the opening of its first store in London in 1996, Jimmy Choo has grown to become a leading luxury shoe specialist. Jimmy Choo has a unique, powerful brand which is globally recognised.

Kate Spade (NYSE:KATE) designs and markets accessories and apparel principally under two global, multichannel lifestyle brands: kate spade new york and Jack Spade. With collections spanning demographics, genders and geographies, the brands are intended to accent customers' interesting lives and inspire adventure at each turn. The Company also owns the Adelington Design Group, a private brand jewelry design and development group that markets brands through department stores and serves jcpenney via exclusive supplier agreements for the Liz Claiborne and Monet jewelry lines. The Company also has a license for the Liz Claiborne New York brand, available at QVC, and Lizwear, which is distributed through the club store channel.

Kering Holland (Paris:KER.PA) is a world leader in apparel and accessories, which develops an ensemble of powerful brands. Focused on a single business, we design, manufacture and market desirable products across two fast growing segments-Luxury: Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Brioni, Christopher Kane, McQ, Stella McCartney, Tomas Maier, Sergio Rossi, Boucheron, Dodo, Girard-Perregaux, JEANRICHARD, Pomellato, Qeelin and Ulysse Nardin, Sport & Lifestyle: Puma, Volcom, Cobra, Electric and Tretorn. Our brands are complementary and all enjoy strong potential for organic growth. They have global recognition, are deep rooted and true to their distinctive values.

Kingold Jewelry Inc (NasdaqCM:KGJI) centrally located in Wuhan City, one of China's largest cities, was founded in 2002 and today is one of China's leading designers and manufacturers of 24-karat gold jewelry, ornaments, and investment-oriented products. The Company sells both directly to retailers as well as through major distributors across China. Kingold has received numerous industry awards and has been a member of the Shanghai Gold Exchange since 2003.

L'Oreal SA (Paris:OR.PA) is a holding company. The Company has a role of strategic coordination and of scientific, industrial and marketing coordination of the L'Oreal Group (Group) on a global basis. The Group creates and develops cosmetic products. The Company's Cosmetics branch is organized into four operating divisions. Professional Products division offers beauty products used and sold in hair salons. Consumer Products division offers products sold in mass-market retail channels. L'Oreal Luxe division offers products sold in selective retail outlets, i.e. department stores, perfumeries, travel retail, the Group's own boutiques and certain online sites. Active Cosmetics division offers products for borderline complexions. The Company's Body Shop branch offers naturally inspired cosmetics and toiletry products.

Luxottica Group (NYSE:LUX) is a leader in premium fashion, luxury and sports eyewear, with a global wholesale network involving 130 different countries, over 7,000 optical and sun retail stores in North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, China, South Africa and Europe and a strong, well-balanced brand portfolio. The Group's products are designed and manufactured at its six manufacturing plants in Italy, three wholly owned plants in the People's Republic of China, one plant in Brazil and one plant in the United States devoted to the production of sports eyewear.

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (Paris:MC.PA; OTC:LVMUY) operates as a luxury products company worldwide. The company operates through six segments: Wines and Spirits, Fashion and Leather Goods, Perfumes and Cosmetics, Watches and Jewelry, Selective Retailing, and Other Activities and Holding Companies. Its wines and spirits comprise champagne, sparkling and still wines, cognac, scotch whisky, white spirits, and other wines under the Moët & Chandon, Dom Pérignon, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, Krug, Mercier, Ruinart, Château d’Yquem, Château Cheval Blanc, Hennessy, Glenmorangie, Ardbeg, Belvedere, Chandon, Cloudy Bay, Cape Mentelle, Newton Vineyard, Terrazas de los Andes, Cheval des Andes, Numanthia, and Wenjun brands. The company also offers trunks, leather goods, men's and women's ready-to-wear, shoes, watches, jewelry, sunglasses, books, silk accessories and fragrances, haute couture, and gifts; shirts, ties, and accessories for men; and children's wear and accessories under the Louis Vuitton, Céline, Berluti, Kenzo, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, Fendi, Emilio Pucci, Thomas Pink, Donna Karan, Loro Piana, and Nicholas Kirkwood brands, as well as operates an editorial Website. In addition, it provides fragrance, make-up, skincare, candle, cologne, home collection, and beauty care products under the Parfums Christian Dior, Guerlain, Parfums Givenchy, Kenzo Parfums, Benefit, Fresh, Make Up For Ever, Acqua di Parma, Parfums Loewe, Fendi Parfums, and Nude brands. Further, the company offers watches and chronographs, and jewelry under the TAG Heuer, Zenith, Hublot, Chaumet, Bulgari, De Beers, and Fred brands. Additionally, it operates travel and beauty products retail stores; retail stores for luxury products on cruise ship; and department stores under the brands of DFS, Starboard Cruise Services, Sephora, and Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche. The company also operates yachts and attraction parks, as well as provides media services.

Marriott (NYSE:MAR) is a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,300 properties in 81 countries and territories. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 19 brands.

Michael Hill International Limited (ASX:MHJ.AX) owns and operates retail jewelry stores, and provides related services. The company operates its stores under the Michael Hill and Emma & Roe brands. Its stores offer bracelets and bangles, earrings, pendants and necklaces, rings, watches, and collections. As of June 30, 2016, it operated 297 Michael Hill stores and 16 Emma & Roe stores in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States. The company also offers professional care plans and in-house customer finance. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Murarrie, Australia. Michael Hill International Limited operates as a subsidiary of Durante Holdings Pty Limited.

Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE:KORS) is a world-renowned, award-winning designer of luxury accessories and ready-to-wear. His namesake company, established in 1981, currently produces a range of products through his Michael Kors and MICHAEL Michael Kors labels, including accessories, footwear, watches, jewelry, men's and women's ready-to-wear and a full line of fragrance products. Michael Kors stores are operated, either directly or through licensing partners, in some of the most prestigious cities in the world, including New York, Beverly Hills, Chicago, London, Milan, Paris, Munich, Istanbul, Dubai, Seoul, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

Moncler SpA (Milan: MONC.MI) is an Italy-based company engaged in fashion industry. The Company designs, produces and distributes clothing and accessories through Moncler brand. Moncler SpA manufactures collections for women, men and children. The Company offers mainly sportswear, outerwear, knitwear and skiwear, including jackets, shoes, sweaters, trousers, bags, shirts, tops, gloves, hats and sunglasses, among others. Moncler SpA trades its products through retail stores, as well as through the wholesale distribution channel. Moncler SpA operates in approximately 66 countries, including Austria, France, Germany, Switzerland, Turkey, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan and the United States, among others. Moncler's goal is to pursue the sustainable and responsible development of the brand in the luxury goods segment throughout the world, in harmony and in line with the uniqueness of its heritage.

Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE:MOV) Movado Group, Inc. designs, sources, and distributes MOVADO®, EBEL®, CONCORD®, ESQ® Movado, COACH®, TOMMY HILFIGER®, HUGO BOSS®, JUICY COUTURE®, LACOSTE® and SCUDERIA FERRARI® watches worldwide, and operates Movado company stores in the United States.

Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) is a leading fashion specialty retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle , today Nordstrom operates 304 stores in 38 states and Canada . Customers are served at 118 Nordstrom stores in the U.S. and Canada; 178 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; and one clearance store. Nordstrom also serves customers online through Nordstrom.com, Nordstromrack.com and HauteLook. The company also owns Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service serving customers online at TrunkClub.com and its five clubhouses.

Prada Group (Hong Kong: 1913.HK) The Prada brand is part of the Prada Group, a global powerhouse in the luxury goods market, as well as a business icon. The group's business model, capable of combining industrialized processes with sophisticated workmanship, top quality and the level of detail characteristic of craft production, set a world precedent. The Prada group also includes: Miu Miu - Miuccia Prada's "other soul" - a brand with a strong personality and as provocative and sophisticated as it is cool-headed and cutting-edge; Church's, a high-end men's footwear manufacturer established in the British town of Northampton in 1873; and Car Shoe, inventor of the original driving moccasin with uppers perforated with rubber studs, patented in 1963. Moreover, in 2014, Prada acquires the 80% of Angelo Marchesi srl, the owners of the historic Milanese pastry shop founded in 1824. The luxury group now produces men's and women's leather goods, clothing and footwear, combining contemporary, cutting-edge sophistication with one-of-a-kind, sublimely-crafted products. Prada also operates in the eyewear, fragrance, mobile phone sectors and confectionery.

PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH) one of the world's largest apparel companies, owns and markets the iconic Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands worldwide. It is the world's largest shirt and neckwear company and markets a variety of goods under its own brands, Van Heusen, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, IZOD, ARROW, Warner's and Olga, and its licensed brands, including Speedo, Geoffrey Beene, Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Sean John, Chaps, and Ike Behar

Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL) is a global leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances. For more than 48 years, Ralph Lauren's reputation and distinctive image have been consistently developed across an expanding number of products, brands and international markets. The Company's brand names—which include Polo Ralph Lauren, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Ralph Lauren Collection, Ralph Lauren Black Label, Lauren Ralph Lauren, RRL, RLX, Polo Sport, Polo Ralph Lauren Children's, Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren, Chaps and Club Monaco—are among the most widely recognized consumer brands worldwide.

Reign Corporation (OTCQB: RGNP) is a Beverly Hills-based, D2C branded and custom jewelry company with 3 niche brands: Reign Sapphire: ethically produced, millennial targeted sapphire jewelry millennials, Coordinates Collection: custom jewelry, inscribed with location coordinates commemorating life's special moments, and Le Bloc: classic customized jewelry.

Salvatore Ferragamo SpA (Milan: SFER.MI) is the parent Company of the Salvatore Ferragamo Group, one of the world's leaders in the luxury industry and whose origins date back to 1927. The Group is active in the creation, production and sale of shoes, leather goods, apparel, silk products and other accessories, along with women's and men's fragrances. The Group's product offer also includes eyewear and watches, manufactured by licensees. The uniqueness and exclusivity of our creations, along with the perfect blend of style, creativity and innovation enriched by the quality and superior craftsmanship of the 'Made in Italy' tradition, have always been the hallmarks of the Group's products. With approximately 4,000 employees and a network over 660 mono-brand stores as of 30 June 2016, the Ferragamo Group operates in Italy and worldwide through companies that allow it to be a leader in the European, American and Asian markets.

Shangri-La Hotels (Hong Kong:0069.HK) Inspired by the legendary land featured in James Hilton's 1933 novel, Lost Horizon, the name Shangri-La encapsulates the serenity and service for which our hotels and resorts are renowned worldwide. Today, Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is Asia Pacific's leading luxury hotel group. We are also regarded as one of the world's finest hotel ownership and management companies. Owning and/or managing over 90 hotels and resorts throughout Asia Pacific, North America, the Middle East, and Europe, the Shangri-La group has a room inventory of over 38,000. In addition, new hotels are under development in Mainland China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar and Sri Lanka. Shangri-La Hotels are five-star luxury hotels located in premier city addresses across Asia Pacific, North America, the Middle East, and Europe.

Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE: SIG) is the world's largest retailer of diamond jewelry. Signet operates approximately 3,600 stores primarily under the name brands of Kay Jewelers, Zales, Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry, H.Samuel, Ernest Jones, Peoples and Piercing Pagoda.

Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) is the internationally-renowned jeweler founded in New York in 1837. Through its subsidiaries, Tiffany & Co. manufactures products and operates TIFFANY & CO. retail stores worldwide, and also engages in direct selling through Internet, catalog and business gift operations.

VF Corp. (NYSE:VFC) is a global leader in the design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories. The company's diversified portfolio of powerful brands spans numerous geographies, product categories, consumer demographics and sales channels, giving VF a unique industry position and the ability to create sustainable, long-term growth for our customers and shareholders. The company's largest brands are The North Face®, Vans®, Timberland®, Wrangler®, Lee® and Nautica®.

Vince Holding Corp. (NYSE:VNCE) is a global luxury brand best known for utilizing luxe fabrications and innovative techniques to create a product assortment that combines urban utility and modern effortless style. From its edited core collection of ultra-soft cashmere knits and cotton tees, Vince has evolved into a global lifestyle brand and destination for both women's and men's apparel and accessories. As of January 28, 2017, Vince products were sold in prestige distribution worldwide, including approximately 2,300 distribution locations across more than 40 countries. With corporate headquarters in New York and its design studio in Los Angeles, the Company operated 40 full-price retail stores, 14 outlet stores and its e-commerce site, vince.com

Williams-Sonoma Inc. (NYSE:WSM) is a specialty retailer of high-quality products for the home. These products, representing eight distinct merchandise strategies – Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, West Elm, PBteen, Williams-Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham – are marketed through e commerce websites, direct mail catalogs and 626 stores. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. currently operates in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom, offers international shipping to customers worldwide, and has unaffiliated franchisees that operate stores in the Middle East and the Philippines and stores and e-commerce websites in Mexico.

Luxury Brand Jewelers

Birks Group Inc. (NYSE:BGI) is a leading operator of luxury jewelry stores in Canada and Southeastern United States . The Company operates 26 stores under the Birks brand in most major metropolitan markets in Canada , 17 stores in Florida and Georgia under the Mayors brand, one store under the Rolex brand name and two retail locations in Calgary and Vancouver under the Brinkhaus brand. Birks was founded in 1879 and developed over the years into Canada's premier retailer and designer of fine jewelry, timepieces and gifts. Mayors was founded in 1910 and has maintained the intimacy of a family-owned boutique while becoming renowned for its fine jewelry, timepieces and service.

Blue Nile, Inc. (Nasdaq: NILE) is a leading online jeweler. The company offers a smarter way to buy engagement rings, wedding rings, and fine jewelry by providing in-depth educational materials and unique online tools that place consumers in control of the jewelry shopping process. Blue Nile has some of the highest quality standards in the industry and offers thousands of independently graded diamonds and fine jewelry at prices significantly below traditional retail.

Charles & Colvard, Ltd. (NasdaqGS: CTHR) based in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina, is the original creator and leading source of Forever One™, Forever Brilliant® and Forever Classic™ moissanite gemstones for fine jewelry. Moissanite is unique, available in three color grades (colorless, near-colorless and faint color) and produced from silicon carbide (SiC) crystals. Charles & Colvard Created Moissanite® is sold with a Limited Lifetime Warranty to wholesale distributors, manufacturers, retailers, TV shopping networks and designers as loose stones or set in a wide variety of quality metal setting options. Charles & Colvard, Ltd. also sells direct to consumers through its wholly owned operating subsidiary, charlesandcolvard.com, LLC, and through third-party marketplaces.

Christian Dior (Paris:CDI.PA) has six principal product lines: Christian Dior Couture, marketed under the Christian Dior brand; Wines and Spirits, including the Moet & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Hennessy and Dom Perignon brands, among others; Fashion and Leather Goods, comprising the Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Marc Jacobs and Kenzo brands, among others; Perfumes and Cosmetics, including the Guerlain, Givenchy and Christian Dior brands, among others; Watches and Jewelry, comprising the TAG Heuer, Chaumet and Zenith brands and others, and Selective Retailing, such as the Sephora, DFS and Le Bon Marche brands, among others. The Company distributes its products through the Company-owned shops and licensed distributors in Europe, the United States, Japan and Asia Pacific.

DGSE Companies, Inc. (NYSE MKT: DGSE) wholesales and retails jewelry, diamonds, fine watches, and precious metal bullion and rare coin products through its Charleston Gold & Diamond Exchange and Dallas Gold & Silver Exchange operations. DGSE also owns Fairchild International, Inc., one of the largest vintage watch wholesalers in the country. In addition to its retail facilities in South Carolina and Texas, the Company operates websites which can be accessed at www.dgse.com and www.cgdeinc.com. Real-time price quotations and real-time order execution in precious metals are provided on another DGSE website at www.USBullionExchange.com. Wholesale customers can access the full vintage watch inventory through the restricted site at www.FairchildWatches.com. The Company is headquartered in Dallas, Texas

Hermes (Paris: RMS.PA) engages in the production, and retail and wholesale distribution of consumer goods worldwide. The company offers silk and textiles, and ready-to-wear garments for men and women; leather goods and saddlery, such as bags for men and women, clutches, briefcases, luggage, small leather goods, diaries and writing objects, saddles, bridles, equestrian products, and clothing; accessories, including jewelry in leather, enamel, metal, horn and wood, men's jewelry, belts, gloves, and hats; art of living products comprising furniture and lighting, furnishing fabrics and wallpapers, decorative objects, and tableware; jewelry and jewelry accessories; perfumes and fragrances; watches; and tableware. It also engages in the purchase, tanning, dyeing, and finishing of skins; and weaving, engraving, printing, dyeing, and finishing of textiles. The company sells its products through a network of 311 retail stores. In addition, it sells watches, perfumes, and tableware through networks of specialized stores and in airport duty-free stores.

Kate Spade (NYSE:KATE) designs and markets accessories and apparel principally under two global, multichannel lifestyle brands: kate spade new york and Jack Spade. With collections spanning demographics, genders and geographies, the brands are intended to accent customers' interesting lives and inspire adventure at each turn. The Company also owns the Adelington Design Group, a private brand jewelry design and development group that markets brands through department stores and serves jcpenney via exclusive supplier agreements for the Liz Claiborne and Monet jewelry lines. The Company also has a license for the Liz Claiborne New York brand, available at QVC, and Lizwear, which is distributed through the club store channel.

Kingold Jewelry Inc (NasdaqCM:KGJI) centrally located in Wuhan City, one of China's largest cities, was founded in 2002 and today is one of China's leading designers and manufacturers of 24-karat gold jewelry, ornaments, and investment-oriented products. The Company sells both directly to retailers as well as through major distributors across China. Kingold has received numerous industry awards and has been a member of the Shanghai Gold Exchange since 2003.

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (Paris:MC.PA; OTC:LVMUY) operates as a luxury products company worldwide. The company operates through six segments: Wines and Spirits, Fashion and Leather Goods, Perfumes and Cosmetics, Watches and Jewelry, Selective Retailing, and Other Activities and Holding Companies. Its wines and spirits comprise champagne, sparkling and still wines, cognac, scotch whisky, white spirits, and other wines under the Moët & Chandon, Dom Pérignon, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, Krug, Mercier, Ruinart, Château d’Yquem, Château Cheval Blanc, Hennessy, Glenmorangie, Ardbeg, Belvedere, Chandon, Cloudy Bay, Cape Mentelle, Newton Vineyard, Terrazas de los Andes, Cheval des Andes, Numanthia, and Wenjun brands. The company also offers trunks, leather goods, men's and women's ready-to-wear, shoes, watches, jewelry, sunglasses, books, silk accessories and fragrances, haute couture, and gifts; shirts, ties, and accessories for men; and children's wear and accessories under the Louis Vuitton, Céline, Berluti, Kenzo, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, Fendi, Emilio Pucci, Thomas Pink, Donna Karan, Loro Piana, and Nicholas Kirkwood brands, as well as operates an editorial Website. In addition, it provides fragrance, make-up, skincare, candle, cologne, home collection, and beauty care products under the Parfums Christian Dior, Guerlain, Parfums Givenchy, Kenzo Parfums, Benefit, Fresh, Make Up For Ever, Acqua di Parma, Parfums Loewe, Fendi Parfums, and Nude brands. Further, the company offers watches and chronographs, and jewelry under the TAG Heuer, Zenith, Hublot, Chaumet, Bulgari, De Beers, and Fred brands. Additionally, it operates travel and beauty products retail stores; retail stores for luxury products on cruise ship; and department stores under the brands of DFS, Starboard Cruise Services, Sephora, and Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche. The company also operates yachts and attraction parks, as well as provides media services.

Michael Hill International Limited (ASX:MHJ.AX) owns and operates retail jewelry stores, and provides related services. The company operates its stores under the Michael Hill and Emma & Roe brands. Its stores offer bracelets and bangles, earrings, pendants and necklaces, rings, watches, and collections. As of June 30, 2016, it operated 297 Michael Hill stores and 16 Emma & Roe stores in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States. The company also offers professional care plans and in-house customer finance. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Murarrie, Australia. Michael Hill International Limited operates as a subsidiary of Durante Holdings Pty Limited.

Michael Kors Holdings Limited (NYSE:KORS) is a world-renowned, award-winning designer of luxury accessories and ready-to-wear. His namesake company, established in 1981, currently produces a range of products through his Michael Kors and MICHAEL Michael Kors labels, including accessories, footwear, watches, jewelry, men's and women's ready-to-wear and a full line of fragrance products. Michael Kors stores are operated, either directly or through licensing partners, in some of the most prestigious cities in the world, including New York, Beverly Hills, Chicago, London, Milan, Paris, Munich, Istanbul, Dubai, Seoul, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE:MOV) Movado Group, Inc. designs, sources, and distributes MOVADO®, EBEL®, CONCORD®, ESQ® Movado, COACH®, TOMMY HILFIGER®, HUGO BOSS®, JUICY COUTURE®, LACOSTE® and SCUDERIA FERRARI® watches worldwide, and operates Movado company stores in the United States.

Reign Corporation (OTCQB: RGNP) is a Beverly Hills-based, D2C branded and custom jewelry company with 3 niche brands: Reign Sapphire: ethically produced, millennial targeted sapphire jewelry millennials, Coordinates Collection: custom jewelry, inscribed with location coordinates commemorating life's special moments, and Le Bloc: classic customized jewelry.

Signet Jewelers Limited (NYSE: SIG) is the world's largest retailer of diamond jewelry. Signet operates approximately 3,600 stores primarily under the name brands of Kay Jewelers, Zales, Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry, H.Samuel, Ernest Jones, Peoples and Piercing Pagoda.

Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF) is the internationally-renowned jeweler founded in New York in 1837. Through its subsidiaries, Tiffany & Co. manufactures products and operates TIFFANY & CO. retail stores worldwide, and also engages in direct selling through Internet, catalog and business gift operations.

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