50 Best Lifestyle Companies & Brands

A. Lange & Sohne

A Lange & Sohne watch company dates back to 1845 and remains located in its original hometown of Glashutte, Germany. These watches are amongst the finest luxury watches in the world, combining mechanical precision, exquisite detailing and rich materials. A. Lange & Sohne produces exclusively mechanical watches, predominantly made of 18 kt gold or platinum, and the bridges and plates of the movement are made of silver. Dials are generally silver or enamel. The designs themselves are also distinctive and unique, making them easily distinguishable from Swiss luxury brands. Produced completely in house, A. Lange & Sohne watches generally display blued screws, individually hand-engraved balance cocks, gold chatons and three-quarter balance plates. G&B

Alfa Romeo was founded in 1910 in Milan, Italy with a focus on motorsport, design and performance. A publicly held company from 1932, the marque has been a part of the Fiat Group since 1986. Its Australian line-up comprises the MiTo and Giulietta. Alfa Romeo has introduced many technological innovations over the years, and the company has often been among the first users of new technologies. Its trademark double overhead cam engine was used for the first time in the 1914 Grand Prix car, the first road car with such an engine, the 6C 1500 Sport, appeared in 1928. Alfa Romeo tested one of the very first electric injection systems (Caproni-Fuscaldo) in the Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 with “Ala spessa” body in 1940 Mille Miglia. The engine had six electrically operated injectors, fed by a semi high pressure circulating fuel pump system. The current ALFA ROMEO models are Alfa Romeo Giulietta, Alfa Romeo MiTo, Alfa Romeo 4C, Alfa Romeo Giulia and Alfa Romeo Stelvio. G&B

Introduced in 2010, the iPad was Apple’s “next big thing” following the success of the iPhone. Apple’s iPad runs iOS, the same mobile operating system that powers the iPhone, with features and optimizations only available on the tablet computer. iPad is currently available in three Retina display screen sizes: 7.9-inch, 9.7-inch, and 12.9-inch. iPad is a line of tablet computers designed, developed and marketed by Apple Inc., which run the iOS mobile operating system. The first iPad was released on April 3, 2010; the most recent iPad models are the 9.7-inch iPad Pro released on March 31, 2016 and the iPad Mini 4, released on September 9, 2015. The user interface is built around the device’s multi-touch screen, including a virtual keyboard. The iPad includes built-in Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity on select models. At present, there have been over 250 million iPads sold. On March 21, 2017, a new generation of iPad was announced. The new hardware includes an A9 processor. G&B

Georgio Armani S.p.A is a popular fashion house founded by Georgio Armani in 1975. The company designs, manufactures and distributes products in watches, accessories, clothing, etc. All the products of the company are sold under different sub-labels. Some of the sub labels are Georgio Armani, Emporio Armani, Armani Junior, etc. Armani is the most prestigious brand in the world. Armani is a world class brand that specializes in men’s and women’s clothing and accessories. Armani’s perfumes and cosmetics are also world famous. Giorgio Armani has become one of the most highly respected known brands within the fashion industry, attracting high-profile names to be its face, such as David and Victoria Beckham, Cristiano Ronaldo, Rafael Nadal, Megan Fox and Rihanna. This brand has always focused on high end trend and style in clothing. The collection of this brand can be seen every year at the Milan fashion week. Emporio Armani collection can be found in many boutiques of this brand available in London, Seoul, Cape Town, Zurich, Milan, Santa Monica and many other parts of the world. G&B


The bite-size A3 wraps up everything we love about Audis in a handsome, nice-handling package. Steering is precise, the ride composed; fit and finish are superb. Four-door sedan and two-door softtop convertible versions are offered. A 220-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and six-speed automatic drive either the front or all four wheels.
A backup camera and 10-speaker audio are standard; adaptive cruise control and an infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are optional. Audi is set to introduce the facelift version of its most affordable sedan – the A3. The updated version is expected to be launched shortly, with prices ranging between Rs 25 lakh and Rs 35 lakh  (ex-showroom). For the facelift, Audi has chucked out the 1.8-litre petrol motor, and replaced it with a 150PS /250Nm 1.4-litre unit. The 2.0-litre diesel powerplant remains unchanged, producing 143PS and 320Nm. While the petrol gets a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, the diesel gets a 6-speed unit. Updated features include Audi’s LED headlamps, redesigned tail-lamp graphics with dynamic indicators and new 16-inch alloys. Other additions include a larger screen for the infotainment (Audi MMI), wireless charging for compatible phones, a new 3-spoke steering wheel and Milano leather upholstery. It continues to sport features such as dual-zone climate control, electrically adjustable seats and a panoramic sunroof. G&B

Baskin-Robbins is the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shop restaurants. Based in Canton, Massachusetts, it was founded in 1945 by Burt Baskin and Irv Robbins in Glendale, California. Baskin-Robbins® has nearly 7,000 store locations in over 50 countries outside the US. They are one of the world’s most recognizable brands of ice cream treats and the world’s largest ice cream speciality chain! Baskin-Robbins® stores throughout the world dish out global favourites like World Class® Chocolate and Strawberry Cheesecake. One can find unparalleled quality and variety at every shop of Baskin-Robbins worldwide. Baskin Robbins entered India in 1993 through a joint venture with the Ghai Group. Its first manufacturing plant outside North America opened in Pune. Offering delicious and fun treats in 190 cities/ towns with 725+ stores, hospitality industry that has turned Baskin Robbins into the world’s most loved Ice Cream brand. G&B

The BMW 3 Series is an entry-level luxury car manufactured by the German automaker BMW since May 1975. It is the successor to the 02 Series and has been produced in six different generations. The BMW 3 Series models combine the joy of driving and practicality for daily use, ranging from the BMW 3 Series Sedan, BMW 3 Series Touring and BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo. The BMW ActiveHybrid 3 represents the next generation of hybrid vehicles. the BMW 3 Series Sedan brings inspiration to every journey. Like no other car, it embodies the concept of a sports sedan. In its sixth generation it comes with even more power, efficiency and individuality. The perfect interplay of form and space in and on the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo creates a coupé-like elegance that appears simultaneously powerful and dynamic – along with an impressive sense of space. This gives it a unique, unmistakable signature. And this is made more distinctive with the M Sport package or the BMW Lines Luxury and Sport. The BMW ActiveHybrid 3 is the world’s first compact premium sports sedan with full hybrid drive. As befits the long tradition of the BMW 3 Series, the BMW ActiveHybrid 3 has a modern and powerful appearance. And it can be customized to suit individual tastes with the expressive BMW Lines Sport and Luxury. G&B

Burberry was founded in 1856 by 21 year old Thomas Burberry. A former draper’s apprentice, he set up shop in Basingstoke and over the next 20 years established Burberry as a business providing outdoor clothing. It wasn’t until 1880, 24 years later, that he patented a hardwearing, water resistant fabric “gabardine” and became famous for the perfect English raincoat. With an increasing international customer base the brand started to be known as “Burberrys of London” and so the name was changed to Burberrys. It wasn’t until 1998 that the’s’ was dropped and the brand went back to being Burberry. Burberry became the number one provider of weatherproof clothing for famous explorers, sportsman, the army as well as international business men. The Company designs, develops, makes 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 online at 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. These activities are executed by a global team of almost 11,000 employees. G&B

Bvlgari engages in the design, production, and sale of jewellery, watches, accessories, perfumes, and skincare products. Its jewellery product line includes bracelets, chains and leather cords, cufflinks, earrings, engagement and wedding rings, necklaces, and pendants. The company also offers watches; leather goods, such as bags, belts, bracelets, small leather goods, and wallets; and various accessories, such as hand-made seven-fold ties, silk scarves, cashmere stolas, stylish cufflinks, distinctive pens, and Swarovski-encrusted sunglasses for men and women. In addition, it provides fragrances and skin care products; manages hotels and resorts; and operates retail stores. Today, the company operates a total network of more than 2,545 stores. It operates primarily in Europe, the United States, Asia, and the Middle East. The company was founded in 1884 and is based in Rome, Italy. Bvlgari operates as a subsidiary of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton S.E. G&B

Café Coffee Day, a part of Coffee Day Global Limited, is India’s favorite hangout for coffee and conversations. Popularly known as CCD, it strives to provide the best experience to its guests. Coffees are sourced from thousands of small coffee planters. CCD opened its first cafe in 1996 at Brigade Road in Bangalore – the youth and the young at heart immediately took to the cafe, and it continues to be one of the most happening places in the city. CCD to the youth is a “hangout” spot where they meet people, make conversations, and have a whole lot of fun over steaming cups of great coffee. Today it is the largest organized retail cafe chain in the country. CCD is also present in Austria, Czech Republic and Malaysia. G&B

CARTIERLike many popular brands, Cartier’s longevity as a brand and powerful name has much to do with the clever charisma and leadership of its founder. Cartier really started back in 1847 by Louis-Francois Cartier in Paris. Even as a jeweler Louis-Francois had an early fascination with timepieces and understood their importance alongside precious stones and art. Cartier was able to get close to important and royal families in Europe. The “mystery” part of the clock refers to the fact that the connections for the hour and minute hands are usually invisible, making it appear as though they are floating. Cartier produced a number of clocks and other timepiece for their clients before producing any for the mainstream market. Today Cartier is still based in Paris, but is part of the Richemont Group of luxury brands. Cartier is among their leading holdings, and is considered to be one of the top names in luxury products globally. Cartier produces mainly wrist watches, but also fine jewellery and other accessories. Cartier has never forgotten their history of producing custom-made or one-of-a-kind beautiful jewelry and wrist watch creations. G&B

Chanel S.A., commonly known as “Chanel”, is a Parisian fashion house founded by the late couturier Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, recognized as one of the most established in haute couture, specializing in luxury goods (haute couture, ready-to-wear, handbags, perfumery, and cosmetics among others). Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel is arguably one of the most iconic and game-changing women in fashion. Born in 1883, she opened her first boutique for women’s hats in 1909, later expanding into practical sportswear, couture, perfume, cosmetics, handbags and jewelry. The fashion house has become one of the most influential forces in fashion since this time, keeping with their tailored look and elegant simplicity for all designs. Chanel is especially famous for her signature skirt suits, quilted handbags, cardigan jackets and “the little black dress”. As is visible today, her fashions stand the test of time and did not change much from generation to generation! The house of CHANEL was built on ideals of simplistic elegance and revolutionized women’s fashion. Coco Chanel’s designs were so unique at the time and they became symbols of luxury and sophistication. G&B

Christian Dior S.A. remains a leader in the world of fashion after more than 50 years. Yet Christian Dior has grown far beyond its high fashion origins to become one of the world’s leading luxury goods holding companies, through LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, led by Bernard Arnault. While Christian Dior continues to lend its name and prestige as the parent company to Arnault’s luxury goods empire, it remains a tiny part of the company’s overall sales. Christian Dior S.A. is organized into two main divisions: Christian Dior Couture and LVMH. The latter includes holdings in Wine & Spirits (Moet & Chandon, Dom Perignon, Veuve Clicquot, Krug, etc.); Watches & Jewelry (TAG Heuer; Ebel; Zenith); Fashion & Leather Goods (Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Donna Karan, Christian Lacroix, Kenzo); Selective Retailing (DFS; Sephora; Le Bon March; La Samaritaine); and Perfumes & Cosmetics (Parfums Christian Dior; Guerlain; Parfums Givenchy; Kenzo Parfums). Other LVMH interests include Art & Auction magazine and the Tajan art auction house. Yet Christian Dior Couture remains the company’s flagship–and icon of the worldwide fashion industry–and the primary subject of this profile. In addition to its haute couture apparel, At present, it operates a total of 4,077 stores worldwide. The company also sells its products through agents and distributors, as well as through the Internet. G&B

DAIKINDaikin Industries Limited is a manufacturing company engaged in three business segments. The Air Conditioning and Freezer segment manufactures and sells housing equipment, such as air conditioning, air purifiers and water boilers; commercial equipment, including package/spot air conditioning, water chilling units and turbo refrigerators; marine equipment, such as marine container air conditioning and ship freezers. The Chemical segment supplies fluorocarbon gases, fluorine resins, chemical products and chemical engineering machines. The others segment manufactures and sells hydraulic equipment and machinery for industrial and construction machinery use, as well as information technology (IT) infrastructure management systems, among others. The company sells its products in Japan, the United States, China, Asia and Oceania, Europe, and internationally. The company was formerly known as Daikin Kogyo Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Daikin Industries, Ltd. in 1982. Daikin Industries, Ltd. was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan. G&B

Established in 1985, Dolce&Gabbana is one of the leading international groups in the fashion and luxury goods sector. The founders, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, have always been the creative and stylistic source of all the brand’s activities as well as the drivers behind the development strategies based on balanced growth on a global scale and focus on the core business. The Group creates, produces and distributes high-end clothing, leather goods, footwear, accessories, jewellery and watches. The brand is present in the Prêt-à-porter segment with Men’s, Women’s and Children’s collections, and in the Alta Artigianalità (High Craftsmanship) segment with Alta Moda, Alta Sartoria and Alta Gioielleria collections. The only activities entrusted to licensee partners are the production and distribution of Eyewear and Beauty (fragrances, make-up and skincare) lines. The continuous development and consolidation of the Group at global level are ensured by coordinated management of the distribution policies, which combines the strategic vision of the headquarters in Milan with a widespread presence across the territory, through its branches in New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sao Paulo. G&B

Domino’s is the second largest pizza restaurant chain in the world, with more than 13,800 locations in over 85 markets. Founded in 1960, its roots are in convenient pizza delivery, while a significant amount of the sales also come from carryout customers. Although Domino’s are a highly-recognized global brand, its focus is on serving the local neighborhoods in which it lives and does business through its large network of franchise owners and Company-owned stores. On an average, Domino’s sell more than 1.5 million pizzas each day globally. Domino’s dough is generally made fresh and distributed to stores around the world by them and their franchisees. Domino’s constantly strives to develop products that suit the tastes of their consumers and hence delighting them. Domino’s believes strongly in the strategy of ‘Think global and act local’. Initiatives such as Fun Meal and Pizza Mania have been extremely popular with consumers looking for an affordable and value for money meal option. Domino’s believes that when a box of pizza is opened, family and friends come together to share the pizza. G&B

DUNHILLDunhill cigarettes are a luxury brand of cigarettes made by the British American Tobacco company. They are usually priced above the average for cigarettes in the region where they are sold. They are exported mostly throughout Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, South Africa, Cuba, South Korea, Argentina, Brazil, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Zealand and Australia but can also be found on the Internet and in duty-free and smoke shops in the United States and Canada. Dunhill Light cigarettes are packaged in a predominantly white packet, with a beveled edged square of red in the centre. Dunhill has decided to phase out this pack and have introduced marketing information that the blue box described below is the same cigarette although carbon monoxide levels and nicotine levels are altered. Dunhill International cigarettes come in a red packet and are one of the most expensive luxury cigarette brands available. The current Dunhill King size beveled packs (which come in Full flavor, light and menthol light) are available only in the United States through specialty tobacconist shops. G&B

The Ford Motor Company is an American multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. It was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903. The company sells automobiles and commercial vehicles under the Ford brand and most luxury cars under the Lincoln brand. Ford also owns Brazilian SUV manufacturer, Troller, and Australian performance car manufacturer FPV. In the past, it has also produced tractors and automotive components. Ford owns an 8% stake in Aston Martin of the United Kingdom, and a 49% stake in Jiangling of China. It is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is controlled by the Ford family, although they have minority ownership (but majority of the voting power). G&B

Foster’s is uniquely an Australian beer and brewed with only with the finest malted barley and specialized Australian hops whilst being filtered at sub-zero temperatures in order to offer consumers a feeling of refreshment like no other beer. Foster’s was first brewed in Australia in 1888 by two brothers who dreamed of making a new kind of beer for the colonies. The taste of Foster’s lager the brothers created more than 100 years ago is still preferred among today’s “Above Premium drinkers”. It is a testimony to Foster’s success that the brand is today omnipresent across geographies and is catering to the needs of consumers with both Foster’s Lager “Mild beer” and Foster’s Gold “Strong Beer” variants in all prominent pack formats. Foster’s continues to plays a critical role for our business in the Mainstream beer segment and has been positioned earlier on the extra-cold refreshment territory. To make the brand even more relevant to consumers a new world class packaging and bottle design has been developed with the help of a famous international design agency. G&B

The story of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, which opened its first hotel in 1961, is a tale of continual innovation, remarkable expansion and a single-minded dedication to the highest of standards. The Canadian-based company has, for nearly 50 years, transformed the hospitality industry by combining friendliness and efficiency with the finest traditions of international hotel keeping. In the process, Four Seasons has redefined luxury for the modern traveller. Four Seasons Holdings Inc. owns and operates a chain of hotels and resorts in North America, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the Pacific. It provides space for meetings and events, and weddings. The company was formerly known as Four Seasons Hotels Inc. and changed its name to Four Seasons Holdings Inc. in April 2007. Four Seasons Holdings Inc. was founded in 1960 and is based in Toronto, Canada. G&B

Givenchy is a French brand that is best-known for making haute-couture clothing, perfumes, accessories and cosmetics as well. Started in 1952 by French designer Hubert de Givenchy, the house of Givenchy is a member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture et du Pret-a-Porter and is owned by the LVMH luxury group. Givenchy is a member of Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture et du Pret-a-Porter. Like Dior, the company is owned by European luxury goods giant LVMH. In 1993, Givenchy achieved a total sales worth of $176 million, making it the second largest apparel division of LVMH after Dior. Givenchy can be bought at fashionable department stores including Barneys New York and Saks Fifth Avenue in cities like Los Angeles, New York, Boston, San Francisco, Chestnut Hill, Costa Mesa, Atlanta, Chicago, and Houston. With its world-renowned collections of men’s and women’s fashion, Givenchy has been sensuously reinterpreting the codes of elegance, sophistication and femininity since it was founded in 1952. G&B

Guess is an American upscale retailer and a brand of clothing and other fashion accessories like watches, perfumes and jewelry. It was founded in the year 1981 and is headquartered at Los Angeles in California. The brand is owned by the brothers Maurice and Paul Marciano. This company was first of a kind to come up with designer jeans initially for women followed by men’s jeans wear. It was in 1981 when the first Guess store was opened up in Beverly Hills area and soon it started opening stores in other regions of the world. Majority of the Guess stores function in parts of Canada and United States of America. The company also has distributors and licenses in South Africa, Middle East, Asia, Latin America, Australia, Europe etc. Presently it operates at 484 locations.

Hamleys is the oldest and largest toy shop in the world and one of the world’s best-known retailers of toys. Founded by William Hamley as “Noahs Ark” in High Holborn, London, in 1760, it moved to its current site on Regent Street in 1881. This flagship store is set over seven floors, with more than 50,000 toys on sale. It is considered one of the city’s prominent tourist attractions, receiving around five million visitors each year. The chain has ten other outlets in the United Kingdom and also has more than 60 franchises worldwide. G&B

Hermès, the French luxury brand, is a group of international standing that remains committed to the ongoing renewal and application of savoir-faire, while pursuing its quest for fresh avenues of creativity. Established in 1837 by Thierry Hermès, today, the company employs more than 8,050 people worldwide. Starting as a fine harness-making business, Hermès has grown into a world-renowned brand for the handcrafted, exquisite leather goods, and has also become a major player in ready-to-wear fashion.Over the years, the cut of the clothing and the palettes may have changed, but the classic quality of Hermés designs has remained constant. The Hermés name has gained immense prominence. Today, the Hermès name appears on 16 product families: bags and luggage, diaries and small leather goods, saddles, silk, women’s ready-to-wear, men’s ready-to-wear, jewellery, watches, belts, gloves, footwear, hats, enamel and fantasy jewellery, art of living, tableware, and perfume – and they recently developed Hermès Interior & Design activity: Hermès Intérieur & Design. G&B

Founded in 1935 by the visionary pioneer Armand Petitjean, with the wish of spreading the spirit and taste of French elegance around the world, Lancôme immediately embodied the essence of beauty. Today the brand is present in 130 countries, with 20,000 beauty advisers in as many points of sale offering sophisticated services and iconic products to an international clientele. Lancôme successfully combines scientific expertise and an intuitive understanding of women’s needs to produce major innovations, unique and complementary between skincare, makeup and perfume. Lancôme affirms that happiness is the most attractive beauty. It’s a skin deep emotion, awakening every sense. It’s ambition is that every woman who comes to Lancôme to be more beautiful will leave happier. The brand has chosen charismatic and fully accomplished women to be its ambassadresses: women with heart. Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, Penélope Cruz, Lupita Nyong’o, Lily Collins and Taylor Hill: are all beautiful icons who love life, who are full of energy, and talent; icons every woman can relate to. Lancôme is the mirror image of these women who embody a radiant, confident and universal beauty while keeping it modern and down to earth. G&B

M&S is one of the UK’s leading retailers and are committed to making every moment special through the high quality, own brand food, clothing and home products it offers in its stores and online, both in the UK and internationally. M&S have 1,382 stores worldwide and are committed to delivering sustainable value for their stakeholders. M&S has 468 stores across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. M&S operates through three different business models – owned, franchise and joint venture – to bring quality Clothing & Home collections and Food ranges to its international customers. M&S also has a growing international online business delivered through localized owned and franchise websites and through partnerships with leading marketplaces. G&B

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a line of compact executive cars produced by Daimler AG. Introduced in 1993 as a replacement for the 190 (W201) range, the C-Class was the smallest model in the marque’s line-up until the A-Class arrived in 1997. The C-Class is built at Mercedes-Benz factories in Sindelfingen and Bremen, Germany as well as numerous satellite factories in other countries. The first C-Class (W202) sedan was produced on 1 June 1993, and the first of the second generation (W203) rolled off the assembly line on 18 July 2000. The C-Class has been available with a 4Matic (i.e. four-wheel drive) option since 2002. The third generation (W204) was launched in 2007. The latest generation C-Class (W205) came out in 2014. Though originally available as a sedan and a station wagon, the W203 series in 2000 debuted a fastback coupé (SportCoupé) version that, when facelifted, became the Mercedes-Benz CLC-Class. The CLC-Class remained in production until 2011 when it was replaced by a new W204 C-Class coupé for the 2012 model year. G&B

Michael Kors Holdings Limited is globally-renowned American apparel, accessories and footwear designer company with presence in over 100 countries across the world. It was started initially in 1981 by Michael Kors in New York. The company is best known for its unique handbags and accessories. The brand is now most popular among teenage girls. The company operates mainly in 3 segments – Retail, Wholesale and Licensing. Michael Kors has an extensive global network of distributors that are totally focused on the company’s retail stores, specialty stores, departmental stores and the exclusive licensing partners. Initially in 1981, Michael Kors launched the Michael Kors womens wear line at major boutiques such as Bloomingdale’s, Lord & Taylor, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, etc. At present Kors has more than 770 designer lifestyle stores around the globe in more than 100 different countries. The Michael Kors company has designed exclusive and unique outfits for a large number of A-list celebrities including Michelle Obama several times. G&B

Chandon’s story begins in the 1950s, with the intuition of Robert Jean de Vogüé, Director from 1930 until 1972 of the prestigious Moët & Chandon Champagne house, that winegrowing regions outside France’s Champagne region had extraordinary potential for creating high quality sparkling wines. Today, Chandon estates, from Argentina to China, combine the French heritage and savoir-faire with the local character of new world innovations to reach the highest quality sparkling wines. Dom Pérignon is a brand of vintage Champagne produced by the Champagne house Moët & Chandon, and serves as that house’s prestige champagne. It is named after Dom Pérignon, a Benedictine monk who was an important quality pioneer for Champagne wine but who (contrary to popular myths) did not discover the champagne method for making sparkling wines. G&B

Since 1906, Montblanc has produced writing instruments of the highest caliber. Marked with a distinctive six-pointed star, the Montblanc pens have come to represent the ultimate luxury gift. Located in Le Locle, Switzerland, an optimal location for watch manufacturing, Montblanc added watches to their product lines in 1997 and presented them at the Salon International de Haute Horlogerie in Geneva, to great acclaim. Their first watch, named after the most famous Montblanc pen, the Meisterstuck, endures as a part of the Montblanc watch collection. Similar to their pen design and manufacture, each watch is produced with great attention to detail, flawless mechanical precision, and elegant designs in precious materials. G&B

Established in 1983 by the visionary and eclectic designer Franco Moschino, the luxury Italian fashion house of Moschino, a well-known player on the international fashion stage, celebrates its unique history, consistency and continuity. The brand consists of the Pret-a Porter line Moschino, Moschino Cheap and Chic and the young and contemporary Love Moschino label, along with an extensive accessories collection that includes bags, shoes, small leather goods, belts, eyewear, beachwear and perfumes. Each collection reveals a distinctive creativity, combining sophisticated elegance while respecting the ironic and innovative codes of Moschino, affirming its greatest strength – the reinterpretation of the classics. The owner of the Moschino labels is Moschino SpA, the company which was acquired by Aeffe SpA (producer of Moschino since 1983) and Sportswear International SpA (SINV HOLDING S.p.A. since 2006) in 1999. Moschino SpA carries out its brand management, licensing agreement activities, communication and coordination of the commercial policies autonomously. G&B

Founded in 1975 by the Dini family, Paul & Shark is today synonymous with Italian elegance and style, with its Men’s, Women’s, Children’s and Accessories collections available in 73 different countries. Paul&Shark offers a comprehensive range of sportswear, smart casual and luxury clothing designed to meet both your professional and recreational styling needs. The women’s wear collections offer a range of elegant, casual and technical garments for a feminine feel. The Cadet line, designed for children aged 4 to 14 years, offers some of the brand’s most iconic garments, focusing on producing practical and comfortable items for even the youngest sailors. Today its collections (men’s, women’s, children’s and accessories) are available throughout the world in 73 different countries, 458 cities and 474 points of sale, of which more than 280 are Paul&Shark mono brand boutiques located in the most exclusive shopping areas, from Milan – Via Montenapoleone, to Paris – Rue du Faubourg St. Honore’, New York – Madison Avenue – Nanjing Road, Dubai – Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates, Moscow – Gum. In India it had set up its second store in the country in Hyderabad at the Taj Krishna Hotel. The first was launched at the Emporio Mall in New Delhi. It has stores in Mumbai and Chennai as well. Globally, it has over 250 points of sale and another 250 shop-in-shop stores. G&B

PC Jeweller Limited manufactures, retails, and trades in gold jewelry, diamond studded jewelry, and silver items in India. The company sells its jewelry through its showrooms and Website, wearyourshine.com. It operates 75 retail showrooms in 62 cities and 18 states in India. The company also exports its products. PC Jeweller Limited was founded in 2005 and is based in Delhi, India. Backed by strong promoter team, professional management and a reputed board, the company has followed meticulously designed business plan, believed in speedy execution with careful optimism over the years. PC Jeweller has made a remarkable journey so far and has created a brand of its own with sustainable customer initiatives and unrivalled quality that loyal customers vouch for. G&B

Prada is a group and fashion brand helmed by Miuccia Prada that is known for producing impressive numbers. Prada is one of the most famous and largest fashion houses of the world. The name is synonymous with providing top class luxurious fashion to its up market customers. Prada has a grand history and an awesome prospect attached to its name. Starting in a humble corner of Italy, Prada had weaved its path to success with a lot of hard work. The swanky fashion label specializes in manufacturing best quality and always offers the latest in fashion in all ready to wear leather and various accessories like luggage, shoes, bags, perfumes and watches. Over all these years, Prada has evolved as a top class brand. Today, it runs into a world collection, be it whole set of watches or perfumes. People from across the world are a huge fan of Prada perfumes and stylish dresses. The enterprise now aims to expand its functionality throughout the world. G&B

Polo shirts, classic ties and satin gowns.., fashion statements that Prada associate with the classic American style of the late 60s all remind us of just one brand -Ralph Lauren. Ralph Lauren is America’s biggest clothing brand, Ralph Lauren. Headquartered in the New York, Ralph Lauren is spread across the countries, selling apparel for men, women and children. Perfumes, jewellery and accessories also form a part of their line. “The fabric of America” as described by the experts, and rightly so, for the brand is responsible for laying a foundation for how Americans dressed for decades to come. Ralph Lauren established the brand in the year 1967, standing out to be one of the greatest designers ever. Decades after it was established, Ralph Lauren’s clothing still stands for the same niche of style, luxury and elegance as much as the very first of their ties did. With the launch of newer beautiful designs into the market every day, brand Ralph Lauren sure is living up to its motto – they don’t sell clothing but a way of life with a dash of style added. G&B

Since its humble beginnings, Rolex has become synonymous with luxury and achievement in horology. In 1910, Rolex became the first wristwatch to receive the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision. In 1926, the Oyster watch, an enduring part of the Rolex collection, became the world’s first waterproof and dustproof watch. The first automatic winding watch is also a Rolex creation, debuting in 1931. Today, Rolex is the single largest luxury watch company, retailing in over 100 countries and producing an average of 2,000 watches per day. Rolex watches are crafted from the finest raw materials and assembled with scrupulous attention to detail. Every component is designed, developed and produced in-house to the most exacting standards. Only official Rolex retailers are allowed to sell and maintain a Rolex. With the necessary skills, technical know-how and special equipment, they guarantee the authenticity of each and every part of your Rolex and help you make the choice that will last a lifetime. G&B

Since 1949, Royal Enfield motorcycles are being sold in India. Initially, bikes made in England were sold in India but in 1955, the Government of India looked for a suitable and sturdy motorcycle that could be used by the country’s security forces and hence, the Royal Enfield was chosen. By 1962, all components were being made in India. In 1994, the Eicher Group of India took over the Royal Enfield brand. Presently, Royal Enfield, India exports the motorcycles to over twenty countries. Considering the power that the Royal Enfield Bullet models render, their fuel efficiency scores have always been pretty impressive. The newest bike to be launched by Royal Enfield is the Continental GT. Priced at close to 2 lakhs, the GT’s engine is air cooled. The company hopes to increase its production target to 2.8 lakh units, which was previously 2.5 lakhs units, because of the surge in demand. Need we say more about the popularity of the brand in the market? G&B

Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A., founded in 1927, is the parent company of the Ferragamo Group, one of the major players in the luxury goods industry, which focuses on the creation, manufacture and sale of footwear, leather goods, clothing, silk products, other accessories and perfumes for men and women, all Made in Italy. The product range is completed by eyewear and watches, manufactured under licence by third parties in Italy and abroad, in order to make good use of local skills. Salvatore Ferragamo products have been made since the 1960s in a select network of workshops. The Ferragamo Group is present in Italy and worldwide through companies which enable it to cover the European, American and Asian markets. Taking into account the entire distribution structure, the Ferragamo Group is present in over 90 countries all over the world. G&B

Since its founding in Suwon, Korea in 1969, Samsung Electronics has grown into a global information technology leader, managing more than 200 subsidiaries around the world. The company’s offerings include home appliances such as TVs, monitors, printers, refrigerators, and washing machines as well as key mobile telecommunications products like smartphones and tablets. Samsung also continues to be a trusted provider of key electronic components like DRAM and non-memory semiconductors. Samsung pledges to create and deliver quality products and services that enhance convenience and foster smarter lifestyles for its customers around the world. Samsung is dedicated to improving the global community through its constant pursuit of groundbreaking innovations and value creation. Samsung Electronics continues to build on top of its current achievements new capacity and expertise to further its competitiveness and its history of innovation.G&B

Thomas Cook Group plc provides leisure travel services in the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Northern Europe, and Germany. It also owns, leases, manages, or franchises approximately 190 own-brand hotels in 16 countries under the Casa Cook, Sunwing, Sunprime, Sunconnect, Sentido, and Smartline brands, as well as various partner hotels. In addition, the company operates an airline fleet of 94 aircrafts; and Academy of Excellence, which offers quality management training and consulting services to its partner hotels in areas, such as food presentation, housekeeping, and online reputation management, as well as offers ancillary products, including travel and booking insurance, airline meals and seat selection, extra luggage, private transfers, room upgrades, excursions, and entertainment while in destination. Further, it provides financing, tour operation, travel agency, and other travel services. The company offers its products through its Website thomascook.com.cn, as well as other third party e-commerce platforms. Thomas Cook Group plc was founded in 1841 and is based in London, United Kingdom. G&B

Tiffany & Company is an American luxury jewelry and specialty retailer, headquartered in New York City. Tiffany was founded in 1837 when Charles Lewis Tiffany opened a store in downtown Manhattan. Today, more than 300 TIFFANY & CO. stores serve customers around the world. Tiffany sells jewelry, sterling silver, china, crystal, stationery, fragrances, water bottles, watches, personal accessories, as well as some leather goods. Many of these goods are sold at Tiffany stores, as well as through direct-mail and corporate merchandising. Tiffany is renowned for its luxury goods and is particularly known for its diamond jewelry. Tiffany markets itself as an arbiter of taste and style, and was once a purveyor to the Russian imperial family.
Tiffany & Co. is a holding company that operates through its subsidiary companies. The Company’s principal subsidiary, Tiffany and Company (Tiffany), is a jeweler and specialty retailer. Through its subsidiaries, the Company designs and manufactures products and operates TIFFANY & CO. retail stores. The Company’s segments include Americas, Asia Pacific, Japan, Europe and Other. The other segment includes retail sales and wholesale distribution; wholesale sales of diamonds, and licensing agreements. The Company’s shares are traded on The New York Stock Exchange with the symbol TIF. Headquartered in New York, Tiffany has 11,900 employees around the world. G&B

Versace, a name that epitomizes decadent glamour, bold sexiness, and a mythical flair for the extravagant, holds its place firmly in the fashion world as a legendary and iconic luxury brand. Founded in 1978 in Milan, Gianni Versace SpA is one of the leading international fashion design houses and a symbol of Italian luxury worldwide. It designs, manufactures distributes and retails fashion and lifestyle products including haute couture, prêt-a-porter, accessories, jewellery, watches, eyewear, fragrances and home furnishings all bearing the distinctive Medusa logo. Donatella Versace has been the Artistic Director of Versace since 1997 and has steered the brand into the 21st century. Today, Versace represents its heritage through its strong and fearless designs, while addressing a new global audience which continues to strengthen Versace’s position in the contemporary culture. G&B

Titan Industries was established as a joint venture between the Tata Group & Tamil Nadu Industrial Corporation in 1984. Titan Company is the organization that brought about a paradigm shift in the Indian watch market when it introduced its futuristic quartz technology, complemented by international styling. With India’s two most recognized and loved brands Titan and Tanishq to its credit, Titan Company is the fifth largest integrated own brand watch manufacturer in the world. After Sonata, a value brand of functionally styled watches at affordable prices, Titan Company reached out to the youth segment with Fastrack, its third brand, trendy and chic. With a license for premium fashion watches of global brands, Titan Company repeated its pioneering act and brought international brands into the Indian market. Tommy Hilfiger, FCUK, Timberland & Police as well as the Swiss made watch – Xylys owe their presence in the Indian market to Titan Company. Titan Company launched Tanishq, India’s most trusted and fastest growing jewellery brand in 1995. Gold Plus, the later addition, focuses on the preferences of semi–urban and rural India. Completing the jewellery portfolio is Zoya, the latest retail chain in the luxury segment. Titan Company has also made its foray into eyewear, offering a variety of differentiated products to the end consumer consisting of frames, lenses, contact lenses and accessories. Frames are available in both international brands (Levis, Esprit, Hugo Boss etc.) and in–house brands – Titan, Eye+ and Dash which is an offering for children. Titan Company is also the largest jewellery retailer in India with over 160 Tanishq boutiques and 2 Zoya stores, over 30 Gold Plus stores. It also sports over 270 Titan Eye+ stores. In addition the company retails personal accessories such as bags, belts, wallets and most recently perfumes under Skinn Brand. G&B