James Kennedy on his choice spots for op­pu­lence in Zurich.

James Kennedy, founder and CEO of Kennedy Lux­ury Group, shares his must-visit Zurich des­ti­na­tions.

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Grow­ing up, lux­ury and re­tail were part of James Kennedy’s ev­ery­day life. As the el­dest son of Martha and Louis Kennedy — founders of LK Bou­tique — he watched as his par­ents built up their com­pany, study­ing the ins and outs of the fam­ily busi­ness be­fore tak­ing over the reins in 2009.

“I grew up learn­ing from my par­ents and it has been their en­ergy and ded­i­ca­tion that has in­spired the way I have de­vel­oped the com­pany,” Kennedy says.

“I took over the busi­ness with the ob­jec­tive of tak­ing the val­ues of LK and ex­pand­ing it to be Aus­tralia’s first lux­ury multi-brand con­glom­er­ate.”

What be­gan as a sin­gle bou­tique in Syd­ney’s Dou­ble Bay has to­day evolved into the multi­na­tional Kennedy Lux­ury Group, a re­tail dis­tri­bu­tion agent with more than 200 staff and 20 stores. And Kennedy has no in­ten­tion of slow­ing down, al­ready plan­ning a ma­jor ex­pan­sion for the com­pany’s fash­ion di­vi­sion that will see store roll­outs for Loewe, Kenzo and Giuseppe Zan­otti.

“Boundaries in the lux­ury mar­ket con­tinue to be pushed and I love be­ing a part of this move­ment and bring­ing what I can to Aus­tralia,” he says. “This is the part I love, see­ing the months and years of plan­ning come to life…The rules have been re-writ­ten and I con­tinue to echo this in the Aus­tralian mar­ket.”

GET­TING THERE VIR­GIN AUS­TRALIA OF­FERS FLIGHTS TO ZURICH WITH ITS CODE­SHARE PART­NER SIN­GA­PORE AIR­LINES/SILKAIR. TO BOOK, VISIT WWW.VIR­GIN­AUS­TRALIA.COM OR CALL 13 67 89 (IN AUS­TRALIA).

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