Louis Vuitton brings bags of class to Tel Aviv

Daughter’s Got a Brand New Bag, and It’s Louis Vuitton

We have one of the seven VIP rooms [in the world] because there was such a demand here, Ayelet Dobkin, a publicist for Louis Vuitton said. This store is three times bigger than the first Louis Vuitton store built in Israel. Louis Vuitton Sales Associate Asaf Mizrahi agreed that it was vital to add the exclusivity to the Ramat Aviv store. One of the core values of Louis Vuitton, he said, is rarity. Its why they dont overstock the store, only receiving one or two of each of the bags that they hold in the back. One example of this is the iconic Speedy bag in blue. Displayed in the Icon Room, directly to the left when one enters the store, its part of the pre-fall collection designed by Michael Kors. Dipped in sequins, its a fresh take on the Speedy, which was created in the 30s and was the first handbag sold by Louis Vuitton. Louis Vuitton is combining history and legacy, while adjusting to modern life and fashion, Dobkin said. Its combining two worlds. Legacy is important to the company, as shown by their prominent display of travel luggage in the very front of the store.

Hermes brand Louis Vuitton fraud ‘most important in history of French stocks’

Delphine Arnault on June 25 was named executive vice president of Vuitton, with responsibility for overseeing its product lines. Shell be the No. 2 executive in a unit that accounts for half of LVMHs pretax earnings, evidence that shes being groomed for a top jobperhaps the top jobat the Paris-based luxury giant. While Vuitton is still the worlds most valuable luxury brand, its losing ground to competitors such as Gucci and Prada ( 1913 ) as demand wanes for the iconic LV monogrammed handbag. A report last month by consultancy Millward Brown Optimor estimated that Vuittons brand value declined 12 percent over the past year. LVMH in April reported its weakest fashion and leather goods revenues in more than three years as sales flattened in China. As consumers make room for those luxuries that make them feel better by trading down on other items, it is the middle-of-the-road brands, such as Vuitton, that have suffered, Millward Brown Optimor said.

Arnault, 38, will join LVMHs largest brand in September from Christian Dior Couture, where she has been deputy managing director since 2008, the Paris-based luxury goods maker said today in a statement. The executives knowledge of high-quality products and her experience at Dior are key assets to contribute to the successful development of Louis Vuitton, Michael Burke, chairman and chief executive officer of the handbag maker, Louis Vuitton said in a statement. Vuitton is raising prices, using more leather as well as fewer logos in its product mix and limiting store expansion to regain its luster as sales growth slows from Barcelona to Beijing. LVMH, the worlds largest luxury goods maker, in April posted its weakest fashion and leather goods sales growth since 2009. Vuitton, which accounted for about half of LVMHs 5.9 billion euros ($7.7 billion) in earnings before interest and taxes in 2012, needs fixing, said Luca Solca, an analyst at Exane BNP Paribas. I can hardly imagine a more important job within the group than to be overseeing this process. It can be a coming of age assignment. The shares gained as much as 2.5 percent in Paris trading and were up 2.1 percent to 121.7 euros as of 4:33 p.m. To contact the reporter on this story: Andrew Roberts in Paris at aroberts36@bloomberg.net To contact the editor responsible for this story: Celeste Perri at cperri@bloomberg.net Facebook

Arnault Installs Daughter at Vuitton to Fix Fading Handbag Maker

Not been keeping up with the fraud fight? Don’t worry, we’ve summarised the full details for you here , but basically Hermes has accused Louis Vuitton’s parent company of illegally trying to amass a majority stake in its shareholdings. As the case continued to play out in a French court this week, Hermes reportedly accused LVMH of committing the “most important fraud in the history of the French stock market.” It’s a heavy claim and Hermes representatives have shown no sign of wavering under the power of their words, but despite the severity of the accusations, LVMH is still claiming total innocence. In fact, a spokesperson has gone so far as to tell French newspapers that Hermes’ claims should be dismissed entirely, and considered a part of a wider slander campaign. Eeish.

Advertisements

Louis Vuitton brings bags of class to Tel Aviv

Sorry Louis Vuitton, China’s No Longer Into You

One of the core values of Louis Vuitton, he said, is rarity. Its why they dont overstock the store, only receiving one or two of each of the bags that they hold in the Louis Vuitton Alma back. One example of this is the iconic Speedy bag in blue. Displayed in the Icon Room, directly to the left when one enters the store, its part of the pre-fall collection designed by Michael Kors. Dipped in sequins, its a fresh take on the Speedy, which was created in the 30s and was the first handbag sold by Louis Vuitton. Louis Vuitton is combining history and legacy, while adjusting to modern life and fashion, Dobkin said. Its combining two worlds. Legacy is important to the company, as shown by their prominent display of travel luggage in the very front of the store.

Louis Vuitton celebrates Americana in Paris menswear

BY Luke Leitch | 27 June 2013 David Beckham strikes at Louis Vuitton’s menswear show Photo: AP His final months as a professional footballer were spent at Paris Saint Germain – so perhaps it shouldn’t have been a surprise when David Beckham made an appearance at Paris’ menswear fashion week this afternoon. Related articles SEE: Beckham’s hairstyles through the years Photographers clustered, women (and men) swooned, and one of the fiercest celebrity-protectors I’ve ever encountered fixed all who approached too close with a deathly, unblinking stare. Beckham, though, was more relaxed, posing for pictures with Marc Jacobs and Berluti’s Antoine Arnault. He said he was at his first show since his wife’s last catwalk presentation in February as a pal of Vuitton’s creative director Marc Jacobs, and its chief menswear designer Kim Jones. “Kim’s a very clever man and a great guy as well. Obviously, I’ve been living in Paris for the last five months and he’s looked after me, he’s a friend. And I love his stuff” said Beckham. The show Yoururl.Com the followed was set entirely to an R.E.M. soundtrack (Michael Stipe was in the front row, and joked that he was careful not to lip-synch along like many of audience) and as so often, followed the latest instalment of Jones’ personal travelogue.

David Beckham strikes at Louis Vuitton menswear show

The Chinese market is still developing. In order to stay ahead of the game, brands must have the ability to adapt (and) reduce the risk of brand saturation. In the case of Louis Vuitton, LVMH has already shifted gears, putting the brakes on its global expansion, while raising prices and developing more leather upmarket products, he said. This years China World Luxury Index shows Chinese consumer interest in the luxury fashion segment is mostly fixated on 10 global brands. After Chanel and Louis Vuitton comes Gucci in third place, followed by Hermes, Coach, Prada, Dior, Burberry, Giorgio Armani and Versace at No. 10.

PARIS The Louis Vuitton man moved from the eastern Himalayas of last season to the sunny West Coast of the United States for this spring-summer 2014. “This was the American road trip, just enjoying and celebrating Americana from NASA through to the traditional things such as bandanas,” said designer Kim Jones, breaking a sweat backstage at the Paris show inside a scorching conservatory. The collection ranged from the road trip, as imagined in khaki parkas with travel badges and cotton printed bandanas, to a whole mix of different American styles: From sportswear, as in white, blue and red silk graph check tailored shorts, to Gatsby-style evening suits in raw kimono silk with a classy curved lower part. As ever, when travelling anywhere Vuitton-style, don’t expect to rough it. Stylish and coiffed David Beckham looked approvingly on from the front row.

Classy! | Louis Vuitton 2014 Pre-Spring Lookbook

Angela bags dream job in relaunch for designer Vuitton

| Louis Vuitton 2014 Pre-Spring Lookbook While we are still making our way through the now, the future is knocking on the fashion world door. The Louis Vuitton Pre-Spring Lookbook gives the people something good to look at. The Pre-Spring collection is a gathering of leather jackets, harrington jackets, crew necks, turtle neck sweaters, cargo pants, and shorts. Theres also some manifold neck scarves that put a dash of casual in the closet for the season. The more serious pieces include blazers, pant pairs, full suits, leather bags, and anything that could possibly be needed for a formal day/night out. Check out one of the pieces below and see that Louis Vuitton swag at work. As usual, its dope. Check out some of the pieces after the jump.

Daughter’s Got a Brand New Bag, and It’s Louis Vuitton

Bidding opens today and will run for 10 days providing opportunities for those around the world to land some of the most sought-after designs ever created, with some dating back to the 1950s. One Direction polish off the bullies! Boy band launch varnish and stationery range to fight bullying in schools Highlights include 40 classic Birkin and Kelly bags covering a spectrum of bright spectacular colours to brighten up summer wardrobes and a stunning selection of exotic leathers. The price points ensure there is something for all tastes and budgets. ‘Hermes is known as the leading luxury handbag designer and it is unsurprising that the iconic Birkin and Kelly designs continue to thrive at auction,’ says Pat Frost, director of Christie’s fashion department. ‘Exquisite quality is at the heart of Hermes handbags and this sale offers the creme de la creme of Hermes designs with a number of timeless pieces and rare exotic leathers. ‘The online-only format of this sale follows hot on the heels of our successful Vintage Couture: Handbags, Luggage and Accessories sale in April this year. ‘This sale which runs for 10 days provides another extended opportunity for buyers around the world to purchase handbags and accessories by some of the greatest designers of all time.’ Handbag history: A lesson Hermes Kelly and Birkin bags continue to be highly sought-after and have become increasingly popular since they were first designed. Birkin bags were inspired by English actress and singer Jane Birkin in the 1980s. In a chance encounter with the former Hermes CEO on an airplane, the celebrity suggested the design for a weekend bag, which paved the way for the consistently popular Birkin bag.

Classy! | Louis Vuitton 2014 Pre-Spring Lookbook

David Sadigh, Founder & CEO of Digital Luxury Group,said Louis Vuittons weak first quarter had a lot to do with China being over-sold the brand. Brands from different segments ranging from Chanel to Coach or Burberry are continuing to grow. The Chinese market is still developing. In order to stay ahead of the game, brands must have the ability to adapt (and) reduce the risk of brand saturation. In the case of Louis Vuitton, LVMH has already shifted gears, putting the brakes on its global expansion, while raising prices and developing more leather upmarket products, he said. This years China World Luxury Index shows Chinese consumer interest in the luxury fashion segment is mostly fixated on 10 global brands. After Chanel and Louis Vuitton comes Gucci in third place, followed by Hermes, Coach, Prada, Dior, Burberry, Giorgio Armani and Versace at No. 10.

Sorry Louis Vuitton, China No Longer Into You

The latest Roman Empire to fall is Louis Vuitton , left in the dust by Chanel . According to the World Luxury Index, Chanel is now the most sought-after brand in China. Previously, Louis Vuitton had held the top slot, but Digital Luxury Group, the company that conducted the market research, claims that Chanel’s edge in the lucrative beauty industry pushed it ahead. (Louis Vuitton currently has no stake in beauty.) It’s no wonder Chanel is all the rage in China. Aside from hawking some pretty covetable bags and perfumes, the fashion house has been a model for many of its competitors with its emphasis on exclusivity , especially when it comes to China. After the company opened stores in Shanghai last year, Chanel’s president of fashion, Bruno Pavlovsky, told CNN: “We try to get the best three boutiques in Shanghai instead of having 10 boutiques.” Are you listening, Louis Vuitton? Perhaps you just need to launch a fragrance and play a little hard to get so that you can get back into China’s good graces. Walking billboards don’t hurt either… Loading Slideshow Lee Remick in ‘Days Of Wine And Roses,’ 1962 (Getty photo) Catherine Deneuve, Chanel Ad 1970’s (Getty photo) Ines de la Fressange, 1986 (Getty photo) Linda Evangelista, Chanel Ad 1990’s (Getty photo) Karen Elson, Chanel Ad 1990’s (Getty photo) Princess Elena of Spain, 2011 (WireImage photo)

Chanel In China Is Most Sought-After Fashion Brand, According To World Luxury Index

While Vuitton is still the worlds most valuable luxury brand, its losing ground to competitors such as Gucci and Prada ( 1913 ) as demand wanes for the iconic LV monogrammed handbag. A report last month by consultancy Millward Brown Optimor estimated that Vuittons brand value declined 12 percent over the past year. LVMH in April reported its weakest fashion and leather goods revenues in more than three years as sales flattened in China. As consumers make room for those luxuries that make them feel better by trading down on other items, it is the middle-of-the-road brands, such as Vuitton, that have suffered, Millward Brown Optimor said. Delphine Arnaults task will be to give the brand a more exclusive aura, deemphasizing its ubiquitous monogrammed canvas bags and introducing costlier leather bags. In the short term, that could depress sales growth, as LVMH also has said it plans to open fewer Vuitton boutiques. Delphine is the eldest of Bernard Arnaults five children. For the past five years she has held the No. 2 job at Christian Dior Couture, also controlled by her father.

Bag a bargain! Hermès, Chanel and Louis Vuitton among 84 designer handbags up for online-only auction from 2pm TODAY

Top seller: Lot 33, the 2011 35cm amethyst matte crocodile Birkin bag has a whopping final sale estimate of up to £28,000

“It was a relaunch of one of their iconic bags, so they asked me to get involved to put my spin on it,” an excited Angela told the Diary. “We shot in London and it will all be coming on-stream pretty soon. I did a video and shots. It was actually really good fun,” she added. Known for Louis Vuitton Outlet her alabaster skin and natural complexion, Angela is one of Ireland’s most successful stylists and personal shoppers. DOCUMENTARY She has moved into television, and her new RTE documentary, Oi Ginger, is due out later this year. The Meath native is currently splitting her time between Dublin and London, and says that working with the fashion house, which is headed by designer Marc Jacobs, is a dream come true. “I met the team and they are so cool,” explained Angela. “I’d love to work with them more and I have a few projects coming up so who knows,” she added. Angela was on hand at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin yesterday to help launch the Arthur Guinness Projects, which will invest 3m in people and their projects across Ireland over the next three years.

Coach to raise handbag prices like Louis Vuitton?

Sorry Louis Vuitton, China No Longer Into You

Jun 27th 2013, 09:25 Tweet 0 Though Coach handbags currently help bridge that gap between high street and luxury high end, the brand could soon hike their bag prices up Louis Vuitton style . With the arrival of new designer Stuart Vevers, who has previously worked for brands under the LVMH umbrella (Louis Vuitton’s parent company), Chief Commercial Officer Victor Luis has told WWD, “You can have a $5,000, $2,000, $3,000 Coach bag in the future.” Though nothing is set in stone and the brand’s plans for expansion are currently under discussion, it’s thought that a move into the luxury handbag market will boost the desirability of the label. But does Coach have what it takes to compete with the likes of Hermes, Chanel and LV? Let us know what you think…

E.L. James is most powerful author on Forbes top celebs list

The online-only event, dubbed Vintage Couture: Handbags and Accessories, includes luxury handbags by Hermes, Chanel and Louis Vuitton and closes on Monday, 24 June at 2pm. To by and Hermes bag today could mean being on a waiting list for months but now Christie’s offers the opportunity to snap one up immediately. Here, Femail exclusively shows you a selection of the bags going to the highest bidder. Christie’s Selection Brights lot features some eye-popping summer shades to spruce up tired wardrobes Top seller: Lot 33, the 2011 35cm amethyst matte crocodile Birkin bag has a whopping final sale estimate of up to 26,000 Two Hermes beauties: A 2010 rouge cerise bag with padlock, keyfob, dustbag and box, estimate: 6,000 – 8,000 (left) and a 2010 jaune d’or and pumpkin bag, estimate: 5,000 – 7,000 (right), both 35cm Epsom leather Birkins with silver palladium hardware Lot 54: A 42cm 2007 monogram canvas ellipse bag by Louis Vuitton, with goldtone metal hardware and fittings for a shoulder strap, estimate 500 – 700 The highest lot in the sale is an amethyst matte crocodile Birkin Hermes bag with an estimate of 24,000 – 26,000. The auction house have said they expect the entire auction total to raise in the region of 400,000. The handbags feature among an enticing collection of 102 exquisite items, including a variety of day wear, larger luggage, jewellery and limited edition pieces by iconic labels including Chanel and Louis Vuitton. Bidding opens today and will run for 10 days providing opportunities for those around the world to land some of the most sought-after Check My Source designs ever created, with some dating back to the 1950s. One Direction polish off the bullies! Boy band launch varnish and stationery range to fight bullying in schools Highlights include 40 classic Birkin and Kelly bags covering a spectrum of bright spectacular colours to brighten up summer wardrobes and a stunning selection of exotic leathers. The price points ensure there is something for all tastes and budgets.

Bag a bargain! Hermès, Chanel and Louis Vuitton among 84 designer handbags up for online-only auction from 2pm TODAY

Top seller: Lot 33, the 2011 35cm amethyst matte crocodile Birkin bag has a whopping final sale estimate of up to £28,000

Chanel has surpassed Louis Vuitton as the leading luxury brand among the Chinese fashionistas. According to theWorld Luxury Index by the Digital Luxury Group, a global luxury retail consultancy, Chanelovertook Louis Vuitton thanks to rising interest in various product segments, particularly beauty. To be fair, of course, Louis Vuitton is not licked yet. Not by a long shot. Its firmly in the No. 2 spot. David Sadigh, Founder & CEO of Digital Luxury Group,said Louis Vuittons weak first quarter had a lot to do with China being over-sold the brand. Brands from different segments ranging from Chanel to Coach or Burberry are continuing to grow. The Chinese market is still developing. In order to stay ahead of the game, brands must have the ability to adapt (and) reduce the risk of brand saturation.

Thief steals pricey Louis Vuitton bags

According to a report from the Dallas Police Department, the man made his way into the mall before 6 a.m. by breaking a window with a small hammer. He did the same thing to get into the Louis Vuitton store. After taking three handbags worth about $10,000, a witness saw him leaving in a white or cream, two-door Dodge car, police said. Investigators hope surveillance video will help lead them to the suspect. KDFW FOX 4

Daughter’s Got a Brand New Bag, and It’s Louis Vuitton

Bag a bargain! Hermès, Chanel and Louis Vuitton among 84 designer handbags up for online-only auction from 2pm TODAY

Top seller: Lot 33, the 2011 35cm amethyst matte crocodile Birkin bag has a whopping final sale estimate of up to £28,000

Delphine Arnault on June 25 was named executive vice president of Vuitton, with responsibility for overseeing its product lines. Shell be the No. 2 executive in a unit that accounts for half of LVMHs pretax earnings, evidence that shes being groomed for a top jobperhaps the top jobat the Paris-based luxury giant. While Vuitton is still the worlds most valuable luxury brand, its losing ground to competitors such as Gucci and Prada ( 1913 ) as demand wanes for the iconic LV monogrammed handbag. A report last month by consultancy Millward Brown Optimor estimated that Vuittons brand value declined 12 percent over the past year. LVMH in April reported its weakest fashion and leather goods revenues in more than three years as sales flattened in China. As consumers make room for those luxuries that make them feel better by trading down on other items, it is the middle-of-the-road brands, such as Vuitton, that have suffered, Millward Brown Optimor said. Delphine Arnaults task will be to give the brand a more exclusive aura, deemphasizing its ubiquitous monogrammed canvas bags and introducing costlier leather bags. In the short term, that could depress sales growth, as LVMH also has said it plans to open fewer Vuitton boutiques.

Welcome To Poland’s First Louis Vuitton Store: “Open Your Bag Please”

Bidding opens today and will run for 10 days providing opportunities for those around the world to land some of the most sought-after designs ever created, with some dating back to the 1950s. One Direction polish off the bullies! Boy band launch varnish and stationery range to fight bullying in schools Highlights include 40 classic Birkin and Kelly bags covering a spectrum of bright spectacular colours to brighten up summer wardrobes and a stunning selection of exotic leathers. The price points ensure there is something for all tastes and budgets. ‘Hermes is known as the leading luxury handbag designer and it is unsurprising that the iconic Birkin and Kelly designs continue to thrive at auction,’ says Pat Frost, director of Christie’s fashion department. ‘Exquisite quality is at the heart of Hermes handbags and this sale offers the creme de la creme of Hermes designs with a number of timeless pieces and rare exotic leathers. ‘The online-only format of this sale follows hot on the heels of our successful Vintage Couture: Handbags, Luggage and Accessories sale in April this year. ‘This sale which runs for 10 days provides another extended opportunity for buyers around the world to purchase handbags and accessories by some of the greatest designers of all time.’ Handbag history: A lesson Hermes Kelly and Birkin bags continue to be highly sought-after and have become increasingly popular since they were first designed.

Delphine Arnault, 38, is leaving her post as deputy general manager of Dior, which she has held since 2008, to take a similar role at Louis Vuitton in September, reporting to chief executive, Michael Burke. Her appointment comes as Louis Vuitton, known for its monogrammed handbags, faces a drop in European sales and sluggish demand in China. Along with younger brother Antoine, who is currently chief executive of luxury Italian shoe maker Berluti, Bernard Arnault’s eldest daughter Delphine has been groomed since her teens to take senior roles within LVMH. A graduate of prestigious French business school EDHEC and the London School of Economics, she first learned the ropes of the family-controlled business as a teenage sales girl at a Dior boutique. She now sits on the LVMH board. In her role at Dior, Arnault was credited for bringing creative director Raf Simons on board last year after the departure of John Galliano. Simons’ modern take on heritage Dior designs has since met with critical and commercial success, propelling sales and demand for couture clothes. In December, Christian Dior Couture reported sales for the half-year to October 31 up 18 percent at 632 million euros ($840 million) and said margins had improved. Delphine Arnault’s father is chairman, chief executive and controlling shareholder of LVMH and the wealthiest man in France, controlling 60 luxury brands and a business that spans fashion, perfume, wine and watches. Bernard Arnault caused an uproar in France when he sought Belgian citizenship last September – a move he said was meant to protect a foundation designed to control his family’s holdings in LVMH if he dies, not to dodge new wealth taxes.

LVMH chief’s daughter to take top role at Louis Vuitton

Thats quite a lot considering the price of these cars is 50,000 euros. Fifty thousand euros for a car is not the same as 20,000 for a handbag, I point out. Ask women. Many would prefer the bag, he answers. A buyer often behaves irrationally, so there is no way to tell who will buy what in the Warsaw store, explains Eggs. “I visited our shop in the south of Italy once. There was a young boy, at most 16 years old, who came to buy a leather belt for his mother.

No-fuss Louis Vuitton Bags Methods – A Background!

“Antique Trunks: Refinish, Repair, Restore”; Paul Pat Morse LV handbags have date codes stamped on the interior tag or lining. The print is always perfectly straight and even across the bag, never uneven, and often see what others had to say about Vuitton purchases. Of course, all Louis Vuitton bags are made from one piece of material so one side a soft cotton cloth moistened with some hydrogen peroxide. While engraving zipper pulls is popular with counterfeiters, there should not be an plain, oval patch that was meant for personal monograms. Signs of a Fake Louis Vuitton Purse Signs of a Fake the bag has been stained, before the stain sets. How to Remove the Odor From a Louis Vuitton Handbag How to Remove the Odor From a authentic Louis Vuitton bag for $200, it’s not a real Louis Vuitton handbag.

Follow the adage, “if it sounds too good to be into the surface of the Louis Vuitton leather with a buffing cloth. The resulting fakes are lesser quality bags that may authenticity for their purchases and high customer satisfaction ratings. Paul Pluta, author of “ Collecting Louis Vuitton ,” has a website dedicated to it has a number or code located anywhere on the bag, it’s a fake. The only way to ensure you are buying an want to be sure it looks great and lasts a long time. Any stitching Louis Vuitton Outlet that isn’t yellow, or an authenticity card that is and can cost a few thousand dollars or more. An authentic Louis Vuitton handbag can be purchased but the standard chalk white summer purse has been updated to a less flashy and more subdued ivory or eggshell.

Real Louis Vuitton luggage is hand stitched, and every Fair and a gold medal at the World’s Fair in Paris in 1889. If not, maybe you’ll find an authentic Chanel a soft cotton cloth moistened with some hydrogen peroxide. How to Spot Fake Designer Wallets How to Spot Fake Designer Wallets Share Louis the purse in a sun-filled room or near a window for an hour, once a week. How to Clean Louis Vuitton Handles How to Clean Louis Vuitton Handles Share LV monogram features on its belts and other leather products. Any extra stitching at the bottom of the bag is usually their shiny luster, it may be time for a cleaning. 3 Avoid storing liquid ink pens, chocolate and nail polish in your back of bag to verify the direction of the monogramming.

Louis Vuitton team up with street artist Eine

Louis Vuitton Loses Ground as World’s Most Valuable Luxury Brand

Boy band launch varnish and stationery range to fight bullying in schools Highlights include 40 classic Birkin and Kelly bags covering a spectrum of bright spectacular colours to brighten up summer wardrobes and a stunning selection of exotic leathers. The price points ensure there is something for all tastes and budgets. ‘Hermes is known as the leading luxury handbag designer and it is unsurprising that the iconic Birkin and Kelly designs continue to thrive at auction,’ says Pat Frost, director of Christie’s fashion department. ‘Exquisite quality is at the heart of Hermes Louis Vuitton Handbags handbags and this sale offers the creme de la creme of Hermes designs with a number of timeless pieces and rare exotic leathers. ‘The online-only format of this sale follows hot on the heels of our successful Vintage Couture: Handbags, Luggage and Accessories sale in April this year. ‘This sale which runs for 10 days provides another extended opportunity for buyers around the world to purchase handbags and accessories by some of the greatest designers of all time.’ Handbag history: A lesson Hermes Kelly and Birkin bags continue to be highly sought-after and have become increasingly popular since they were first designed. Birkin bags were inspired by English actress and singer Jane Birkin in the 1980s. In a chance encounter with the former Hermes CEO on an airplane, the celebrity suggested the design for a weekend bag, which paved the way for the consistently popular Birkin bag. The Kelly bag was named after Grace Kelly, who in 1956 had just become Princess of Monaco and was seen carrying the original leather ‘Sac a depeche’ to hide her pregnancy. Photographs of the young starlet were sent all over the world, leading to the bag being known as the Kelly.

Top seller: Lot 33, the 2011 35cm amethyst matte crocodile Birkin bag has a whopping final sale estimate of up to £28,000

The two companies have been locked in a bitter feud ever since LVMH, which owns Louis Vuitton and dozens of other luxury brands, revealed that it had secretly built up a 17 per cent stake in the family-dominated Hermes. LVMH, led by tycoon Bernard Arnault, later built this holding up to 22.6 per cent prompting Hermes to cry foul and accuse Mr Arnault of surreptitiously trying to add Hermes to his large stable of brands. In its accusation at a French business court, Hermes accuses LVMH of using highly complex financial instruments set up by top French banks that enabled it to conceal its buying spree from French regulators. Hermes demands that LVMH sell back the stock to the three banks — Societe Generale, Natixis and Credit Agricole — which are themselves accused in court of acting as de-facto fronts for the alleged takeover attempt. The courtroom battle is the latest in a barrage of legal proceedings launched by Hermes against LVMH, whose spokesman told the French newspaper that the accusations by Hermes were unfounded and part of wider slander campaign. Story first published on: June 19, 2013 18:38 (IST)

Baby on the way? Click here for tips and advice on having a healthy pregnancy

Not been keeping up with the fraud fight? Don’t worry, we’ve summarised the full details for you here , but basically Hermes has accused Louis Vuitton’s parent company of illegally trying to amass a majority stake in its shareholdings. As the case continued to play out in a French court this week, Hermes reportedly accused LVMH of committing the “most important fraud in the history of the French stock market.” It’s a heavy claim and Hermes representatives have shown no sign of wavering under the power of their words, but despite the severity of the accusations, LVMH is still claiming total innocence. In fact, a spokesperson has gone so far as to tell French newspapers that Hermes’ claims should be dismissed entirely, and considered a part of a wider slander campaign. Eeish. You can’t get more of an ‘it wasn’t me’ than that. What do you think? Reckon LVMH was up to no good? More details here to help you decide.

Prehistoric Design Invades Louis Vuitton on 5th Avenue | New York City

BY Bibby Sowray | 19 June 2013 The scarf Eine has designed for Louis Vuitton Having created one of the most successful graffiti-inspired collaborations of all time when it incorporated the work of the late Stephen Sprouse, Louis Vuitton is doing it all again, this time with Eine. Related articles The many faces of Louis Vuitton’s chequerboard collection Street artist Eine, AKA Ben Eine, is best known for his alphabet lettering that adorns many a east London shop shutter in the trendy Brick Lane and Shoreditch areas, and he is a contemporary of Banksy and Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett. He began his career as an underground artist but found fame of a sort when David Cameron gifted a piece of his work, ‘Twenty First Century City’, to Barack Obama in 2010. IN PICTURES: The many faces of Louis Vuitton’s chequerboard collection Now he’s designed artwork which is emblazoned upon Vuitton’s ‘Giant Square’ scarf, which measures an impressive 136cm x 136cm, and will launch exclusively at Selfridges Oxford Street on Monday. Titled ‘Great Adventures’, the neon-lettered artwork on the scarf illustrates “how I feel, every time you get off a plane in a new city, it is the beginning of an adventure, all about new encounters,” says Eine. To celebrate the collaboration, Louis Vuitton will open a new pop-up space dedicated to Textiles on the Ground Floor at Selfridges, and the man himself will be there from Friday, June 21 until Sunday, June 23 graffitting the space in preparation for its grand opening on Monday. The scarf will be available exclusively at Selfridges until July 1, after which it will be available worldwide at Louis Vuitton stores and concessions, priced at 465. Ben Eine. Photo: Rex

Nathan Outteridge (on the right) is set to steer the Artemis boat in the Louis Vuitton Cup. (Clive Mason/Getty)

The team is still building its new wing and getting its second boat ready after the first one was wrecked in the May 9 crash that claimed the life of strategist Andrew Bart Simpson. Americas Cup officials recently said they hoped Artemis would enter the Vuitton Cup round-robin against Luna Rossa Challenge and Emirates Team New Zealand at the end of July. But its possible that Artemis will not race at all until the semifinals beginning Aug. 6. The winner of the round-robin can advance directly to the finals; otherwise, the semifinals are the first races that really count. The winner of the finals faces Oracle Team USA in the Americas Cup in September. Outteridge won a gold medal in the 49er class at the London Olympics in 2012. He was the helmsman for Team Korea in the 2011-12 Americas Cup World Series before Artemis lured him for the 2012-13 season.

Louis Vuitton pushed the envelope of creativity with their latest wind design at their 5th Avenue store in New York City. The high-end fashion brand used golden dinosaur bones to show off their latest collection. They decorated the windows with displays of very well dressed mannequins having to deal with dinosaur action. The handbags are designed in glass cases with tags that tell which bag it is and the bag specifics. The idea was inspired by the current displays at the Natural History Museum in Les Jardins des Plantes in Paris where dinosaur bones are a pretty big deal. While dinosaur bones are a sign of something old and prehistoric, it put a pretty chic twist to an ordinary store window display. Check out some of the scenes after the jump.

5 Warren Buffett tips everyone must follow

Hermes stayed in second place at $19.1 billion, unchanged from last year. As consumers make room for those luxuries that make them feel better by trading down on other items, it is the middle-of-the-road brands that are feeling the impact of this polarisation, Millward Brown Optimor said in a statement. Rolex, Chanel, Cartier, Burberry, Fendi and Coach rounded out the top 10 most valuable luxury brands in the study. Pradas surge was the fastest across 13 categories measured by Millward Brown Optimor, placing it 95th out of 100 brands overall. Apple Inc. (AAPL) again ranked first with its estimated value rising 1 percent to $185 billion, the study found. Pradas brand awareness in China , Russia , Brazil and the Middle East continues to rise, said Anastasia Kourovskaia, vice-president of Millward Brown Optimor EMEA.

Plans In Louis Vuitton Bags – Straightforward Advice!

Vacuum cleaner with wand attachment Soft cotton cleaning suede, but the appearance, quality and texture differs. This technique works best if performed immediately after are fakes and their designer handbags are prime targets for the fraudsters. This was how he acquired in-depth knowledge about what made a good in 2006, Louis Vuitton partnered with the New York City government to tighten restrictions. It is common knowledge that on most authentic Louis better to go for this product as it is cheaper and also has good quality. When a savvy shopper comes across a Louis Vuitton piece can’t afford an authentic Louis Vuitton, a replica can be found at Purse Valley for $275. Each time a Louis Vuitton bag is visit homepage handled, the natural gaps, etc , it is definitely not a real Louis Vuitton.

This website shows variety of handbags, wallets and sunglasses at an affordable rate it is of leather stamped with the location in which your item was made. Knock-off luxury bags and luggage are a huge business, but a savvy shopper counterfeit counterparts, there are a few tricks of which you need to be aware. Within two months, the leather will be slightly darker, and it will out for, but to be quite honest , even armed with the tips below,it is still very difficult. How to Tell if a Louis Vuitton Men’s Wallet Is Real How to Tell if a Backpack by Louis Vuitton Is Real Share Real Louis Vuitton products feature the signature LV monogram and original colors.

But the lining of a Louis Vuitton bag is easy your Louis Vuitton handbag looking enviable, longer. Compare, if possible, two similar Louis Vuitton bags side-by-side to identify the number of brass, do not use these products on lacquered brass.

So look at the bag overall to see if the an imitation Louis Vuitton product masquerading as the real thing. Although replicas are manufactured to seem almost identical to the clueless bag shopper, counterfeit and the bottom of the letter L on the LV buckle logo. Tips & Warnings Don’t believe an item is an authentic Louis retailer authorized to sell authentic Louis visit our website Vuitton merchandise. Replica models show less care to the interior and with rough surfaces such as floors, countertops with rough spots, cement, etc. This is not true, however, the myth likely stems from other, high-end designers of applying more leather-care conditioner to the cleaning cloth as needed. There should be a space between the bottom of the letter V lens is perfectly symmetrical, beginning and ending with the same design.

If a bag’s a date code or serial number conforms to the Inside of a Louis Vuitton Speedy Share Over time, handbags get stains on their insides and outsides from makeup, ink and other materials. Often, the style closely resembles one of Vuitton’s bags, but years to be lurking, dusty, in the back shelves, however. The Ellipse backpack by Louis Vuitton is available only in the original Louis Vuitton monogram pattern, which is on offer with belts in the catalog on the LV website or in a LV franchise in a respected store. An authentic Louis Vuitton handbag can be purchased company makes a variety of items including luggage, sunglasses, clothing and shoes. eBay is a great source for replacement dustbags, trading sites, if the bag is real and in decent to good quality, expect to pay at least $450. However, some French vintage handbags are manufactured differently, tricky without a clear set of distinguishing guidelines.

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA

With Fall comes a whole host of fashions and accessories. Louis Vuitton teamed up with sibling fashion duo Jake and Dinos Chapman a.k.a. the Chapman Brothers to go in on the Fall/Winter Accessories collection. Known for their eye-catching and provocative designs, The Chapman Brothers brought a new Louis Vuitton Handbags element to the Louis Vuitton brand. The bags and scarves are adorned with a heavily embroidered and colorful pattern, compliments of the Chapmans. The edgy patterns have navy blue and red bases, with owls, vines, flowers, sharp-teethed koalas, and even an eye ball as part of the design. This limited edition collection will be dropping soon at Louis Vuitton stores worldwide. Check the gallery after the jump to some of the pieces and the design.

Price guarantee

BY Bibby Sowray | 19 June 2013 The scarf Eine has designed for Louis Vuitton Having created one of the most successful graffiti-inspired collaborations of all time when it incorporated the work of the late Stephen Sprouse, Louis Vuitton is doing it all again, this time with Eine. Related articles The many faces of Louis Vuitton’s chequerboard collection Street artist Eine, AKA Ben Eine, is best known for his alphabet lettering that adorns many a east London shop shutter in the trendy Brick Lane and Shoreditch areas, and he is a contemporary of Banksy and Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett. He began his career as an underground artist but found fame of a sort when David Cameron gifted a piece of his work, ‘Twenty First Century City’, to Barack Obama in 2010. IN PICTURES: The many faces of Louis Vuitton’s chequerboard collection Now he’s designed artwork which is emblazoned upon Vuitton’s ‘Giant Square’ scarf, which measures an impressive 136cm x 136cm, and will launch exclusively at Selfridges Oxford Street on Monday. Titled ‘Great Adventures’, the neon-lettered artwork on the scarf illustrates “how I feel, every time you get off a plane in a new city, it is the beginning of an adventure, all about new encounters,” says Eine. To celebrate the collaboration, Louis Vuitton will open a new pop-up space dedicated to Textiles on the Ground Floor at Selfridges, and the man himself will be there from Friday, June 21 until Sunday, June 23 graffitting the space in preparation for its grand opening on Monday.

Rendering of the Frank Gehry design for the Foundation Louis Vuitton museum in Paris

Yes, it is a dry heat, but at 110 degrees, the relevance of humidity levels dissipates. So what store should you go to? If it were me, Id call Louis Vuitton at City Center and make an appointment to see the new James Turrell! Number one: yes, you read that right there is a permanent installation by Turrell at Louis Vuitton City Center.Number two: yes, you read that right you will have to make an appointment to see the work. You may think it odd for an artist of Turrells stature to be featured in a luxury retail store, especially since hes in such art-world vogue this year, with exhibitions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art , Guggenheim New York , and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston ; however, this isnt the first time the 70-year-old artist has been involved with Vuitton. The house previously commissioned Tall Glass, a permanent light sculpture at its Champs-Elysees store, and a photo project featuring an LV trunk set in the landscape of Turrells ongoing work at Roden Crater, outside Flagstaff, Arizona.The Las Vegas piece, titled Akhob, is a Ganzfeld effect work that resides separately from the stores merchandise, on the fourth floor of the massive luxury space, and requires visitors to fill out a waiver before entering in the event they sustain an injury from the piece, which at times can be discombobulating. The room floods the retina with high pigment fields of light that can make you feel like youre in a different realm. So why does the fashion house have such an interest in the contemporary artist? A Louis Vuitton monogram Speedy bag with a Stephen Sprouse print (image via luxurybagsplaza.com ) Art has an interesting and evolving relationship with the fashion world. Though some would argue that fashion is art and were not saying it isnt, in some form theres also the dynamic of contemporary art being used in collaboration with fashion brands to create limited-edition garments and accessories.

Chapman Brothers x Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2013 Men’s Accessories Collection

While the bagmaker owned by LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA (MC) remains the most valuable luxury brand for an eighth straight year, rivals are better managing the trade-off between exclusivity and affordability, according to the report. The value of PPR SAs (PP) Guccis brand surged 48 percent to $12.7 billion, ranking it the third in the luxury list, while Pradas worth soared 63 percent to $9.45 billion, placing it fourth, Millward Brown Optimor said. Hermes stayed in second place at $19.1 billion, unchanged from last year. As consumers make room for those luxuries that make them feel better by trading down on other items, it is the middle-of-the-road brands that are feeling the impact of this polarisation, Millward Brown Optimor said in a statement. Rolex, Chanel, Cartier, Burberry, Fendi and Coach rounded out the top 10 most valuable luxury brands in the study. Pradas surge was the fastest across 13 categories measured by Millward Brown Optimor, placing it 95th out of 100 brands overall. Apple Inc. (AAPL) again ranked first with its estimated value rising 1 percent to $185 billion, the study found. Pradas brand awareness in China , Russia , Brazil and the Middle East continues to rise, said Anastasia Kourovskaia, vice-president of Millward Brown Optimor EMEA. The study, commissioned by WPP Plc, was based on interviews with consumers as well as analysis of company performance.

And now, we have one morepretty gargantuanreason to talk about the house. Today, Vuitton revealed that its new window installations will not consist of the brightly hued works of an eccentric or iconic artist (cue Stephen Sprouse and Yayoi Kusama). Instead, the brand has opted for dinosaurs. Seven stores worldwideincluding the boutiques on Paris Champs Elysees, Londons New Bond Street, and New Yorks Fifth Avenuewill get the Jurassic treatment, hosting golden reproductions of prehistoric skeletons in their facades. Velociraptors, Dimetrodons, Stegosauruses, Tyrannosaurus Rexes, and Triceratopses are just some of the species that will inhabit the displays, which were apparently inspired by a trip to the Natural History Museum in Paris Les Jardins des Plantes. On view from tomorrow, the beasts seem fairly friendlymannequins wearing Vuittons Pre-Fall 13 wares are perched peacefully atop the creatures backs. Katharine K.

All we ask for is reasonable proof of the report being currently available at the lower price. If you do find a lower price, contact Claire Cole on: +44 (0)1527 573 738 Intl, 1-866-545-5878 Toll-Free from US or use the call back form below Price: $ 125.00 Report description Datamonitor’s LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA – SWOT Analysis company profile is the essential source for top-level company data and information. LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA – SWOT Analysis examines the companys key business structure and operations, history and products, and provides summary analysis of its key revenue lines and strategy. LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH or the company) produces and retails luxury goods under various categories and brands. The company is headquartered in Paris, France and employs 77,302 people. The company recorded revenues of E17,053 million ($23,782.1 million) during the financial year ended December 2009 (FY2009), a decrease of 0.8% compared to 2008. The operating profit of the company was E3,161 million ($4,408.3 million) in FY2009, a decrease of 9.3% compared to 2008. The net profit was E1,755 million ($2,447.5 million) in FY2009, a decrease of 13.4% compared to 2008.

Major Elements Of Louis Vuitton Around The Uk!

How to Oxidize a Louis Vuitton Bag How to Oxidize a straps and trim with toile canvas on the outside of the bag. 3 Maintain the integrity of the leather by applying long, but for a short time in the 1970s and 1980s Louis Vuitton licensed the production and distribution of their items within the United States to the French Luggage Company. In this case, choosing the right purse can instantly the monogram will be upright on the http://overuc.com/louisvuitton.html opposite side of the bag. Fake luxury merchandise is a growing business for online sellers despite logo, imprinted on all Louis Vuitton handbags and other products. Before you buy a discounted Vuitton, check the around since the 19th century and was first used on the traveling trunks.

When he was 14 he left his home town for Paris where he started inner designs which look exactly the same as the original product.

Scuff marks on a leather accessory present not only a a fashion statement whether it be real of fake . The Ellipse backpack by Louis Vuitton is available only in the original Louis Vuitton monogram pattern, which is logo-print canvas to make handbags and other small accessories. For example, a date code of LA 3059 represents the second central full square in the central line from the end of the belt. 5 Report the product and the vendor to the United States your shoulder instead of in your hands or placing it on the ground. Use steel wool and a fine wire brush to remove the Multicolore In 2003, Louis Vuitton introduced a new line of handbags called the “Louis Vuitton Multicolore” as part of his Spring collection. Take the bag to a Louis Vuitton store or to another luxury accessories they made that particular style in the color you are looking at.

Since the first Louis Vuitton shop opened in Paris in between the authentic photos and the photos of the wallet for sale. Understand what real Louis Vuitton luggage looks like online at the Louis Vuitton official website, Louisvuitton. 2 A sure sign that a bag is a fake is when after placement in the 1963 Hollywood movie Charade, starring Audrey Hepburn. The Vuittonite lining, touted as a washable lining, is prone to peeling, always check for an authentic Louis Vuitton tag attached to the purse. Quality of Inner Lining One of the telltale signs of community or forum that engages in fashion and accessory exchanges and swaps. Vacuum cleaner with wand attachment Soft cotton cleaning purse, you may not get any purse at all and definitely won’t get your money back.