[Luxus Magazine] 31 good reasons to be in 2024! – Part 1/2

As 2023 draws to a close in just a few hours, a new page is about to turn. If you’re feeling nostalgic and anxious about the way time flies, don’t panic: here are 31 reasons to look forward to 2024.

 

Goodbye 2023, hello 2024! The coming year is synonymous with intense events, store openings, anniversaries and large-scale business operations.

 

1) The Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games

© Comité d’organisation Paris 2024

From July 26 to August 11, and again from August 28 to September 8, the long-awaited Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games will take place. Athletics, badminton, fencing, judo, swimming, archery, sailing… This event, which will set the heart of France beating, is expected to attract nearly 16 million tourists and generate up to 10 billion euros in revenue for the Ile-de-France region alone. These moments of sharing around sporting disciplines and the greatest international athletes promise a dynamic and festive summer.

 

2) The arrival of Galeries Lafayette in India

© Galeries Lafayette

In 2024, Galeries Lafayette has announced the opening of a new store in India. Located in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), the French group’s first store on the subcontinent will cover 8,000 square metres and will be aimed at a younger clientele. A year later, another showcase will open in New Delhi, with the aim of accelerating the growth of the famous French department store chain in a highly strategic market.

 

3) Golden Goose’s IPO

© Golden Goose

Fashion brand Golden Goose plans to raise around €1 billion via an IPO in Milan, according to three sources close to the matter quoted by Reuters. With sales growth of 30%, the brand is continuing its ascent and is set for a commercial revival. The operation promises to be the largest IPO on the European continent.

 

4) Additional dates for Coldplay world tour

Today’s biggest international pop group sets off on its third European tour, playing some 30 dates in Lyon (June 22 & 23), Athens, Rome, Vienna, Dublin, Bucharest, Munich and Helsinki.

Since their debut in 1996, Chris Martin’s British band has won over millions of fans, seduced as much by their heady melodies as by their live performances.

Coldplay won’t be this year’s record-holder: Foreigner, the iconic band led by Kelly Hansen, responsible for the 1980s hits “I Want To Know What Love Is” and “Waiting For A Girl Like You”, will be offering 70 dates! Another rock icon, Eric Clapton, will be looking back on his prolific career, both as a band (Yardbirds, Cream, Derek & The Dominos) and as a solo artist, with some 15 dates between the UK and France (4 dates in Paris, Lyon and Nîmes). Meanwhile, Rod Stewart (Da Ya Think I’m Sexy, Baby Jane, Maggie May…) will embark on his 37-date farewell tour.

 

5) Orientalists at the Atelier des Lumières

The courtyard of Dar Khdaouedj El Amia Palace, Gustave Clarence Rodolphe Boulanger, oil on canvas, 1877

 

From February 9, 2024 to January 5, 2025, the Atelier des Lumières, in Paris’s 11th arrondissement, will unveil its new exhibition of projected works: Les Orientalistes. The work of major names in 19th-century painting, such as Delacroix, Vernet, Constant, Boulanger, Gérôme and Ingres, will be on display to introduce visitors to the Orient of their dreams. The scent of spices, the play of light and shadow, sensual harems, oriental sounds, wild animals, sumptuous palaces, colorful souks… It’s time to escape. The exhibition will extend the oriental experience begun with Egypt of the Pharaohs, from Khufu to Ramses (February 9, 2024 – January 5, 2025).

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Victor Gosselin
Victor Gosselin is a journalist specializing in luxury, HR, tech, retail, and editorial consulting. A graduate of EIML Paris, he has been working in the luxury industry for 9 years. Fond of fashion, Asia, history, and long format, this ex-Welcome To The Jungle and Time To Disrupt likes to analyze the news from a sociological and cultural angle.

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