Kering announced today that it is entering into a joint venture with Tomas Maier's namesake label. If the name sounds familiar, that's because Maier has been the creative director of the Kering-owned Bottega Veneta since 2001. This is just the latest buy of Kering's, as the luxury conglomerate and its rival, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, have been on a bit of a buying spree as of late. Here are some of the fashion brands that the two own, respectively. Sure, we can do the math about whose roster is more significant (remember Louis Vuitton is the most valuable luxury brand on its own), but we want to know, based on brand appeal alone: LVMH or Kering? Share in the comments section below.
LVMH - Louis Vuitton (obviously), Berluti, Céline, Christian Dior, Donna Karan, EDUN (that's Bono's brand), Emilio Pucci, Fendi, Givenchy, Kenzo, Marc Jacobs, Loewe, Nicholas Kirkwood, Bulgari, and Hublot.
KERING - Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Boucheron, Brioni, Christopher Kane, Gucci, Pomellato Puma, Saint Laurent, Sergio Rossi, Stella McCartney, Volcom, Tomas Maier and Joseph Altuzarra (a minority stake).