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Walking Tall: Inside Louis Vuitton’s shoe factory
Oh, good grief. Because obviously, you dont have enough shoes in your collection already, July 15 marks the launch of the Louis Vuitton Shoe Salon (a.k.a. heaven) within the department stores Shoe Hall. Alongside a carefully curated selection of the brands luxury footwear, therell also be a limited edition LV heel on sale, titled the “Pump London.” As exclusive as it sounds, it’s actually even more so. Turns out, there are only 24 pairs of the pump being made, so expect hair pulling and elbow jabbing. Pics reveal the heel is as glorious as we’d hoped, made up in a mix of silk, satin, metallic calfskin blend, and hand-embroidered sequins. So seriously, start planning your winning tactics. Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
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America’s Cup sponsor Louis Vuitton wants a refund
‘They are empowered to take responsibility for what they do. It’s not masters and artisans.’ On the tour I took around the workshops everybody was happy to stop and show me what they were doing, keen to impress with their immaculate workmanship (‘The reason why everyone wants to show you what they do,’ Alfandary says, ‘is because they do it perfectly’), whether it was precisely cutting a boot upper out of leather by hand; skiving the insole, which means scraping off a millimetre of the leather around the insole to give an even finish; hammering minute holes into soft suede uppers to make a pattern; hand-stitching the Louis Vuitton label inside the insole (Stefania, another artisan, threads a needle and stitches the label in before gluing the end of the thread and pressing a patch of tape over it so that it doesn’t make the slightest bump that could cause discomfort); screwing the heel into the shoe; attaching a padlock on the back of a pair of Oh Really! high-heel court shoes (named because Marc Jacobs’s response to most things is ‘Oh, really?); or wrapping the finished shoe in the softest recycled tissue paper to ensure it is not damaged in transit. The workshop at Fiesso is a self-contained, fully integrated unit. As well as the four separate specialist ateliers, there is the design room; the last room, where rows upon rows of wooden lasts are arranged, not least one belonging to Miss Piggy for the premiere of The Muppets (she has a foot that is almost as short as it is wide); and a small room that is packed from floor to ceiling with materials – every leather and reptile skin you can imagine, treated in more ways than you would think possible. The materials library has a giant colour card on the wall marked s/s 14 – the beginnings of the collection that will be unveiled on the catwalk in September. Models on the catwalk at the Louis Vuitton Paris Fashion Week show. Perhaps the most intriguing space is the Quality Lab, which is like a torture chamber for shoes.
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA Receives “Hold” Rating from Societe Generale (MC)
Societe Generale has also updated their ratings on a number of other stocks in the last week. The firm reiterated its sell rating on shares of AngloGold Ashanti. They have a Louis Vuitton Outlet $12.70 price target on that stock. Also, Societe Generale upgraded shares of Unilever NLG 1.12 from a hold rating to a buy rating. LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA ( EPA: MC ) traded up 0.64% on Tuesday, hitting 133.25. LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA has a 1-year low of 113.85 and a 1-year high of 143.40.
LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA Given Buy Rating at AlphaValue (MC)
MC has been the subject of a number of other recent research reports. Analysts at Societe Generale reiterated a hold rating on shares of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA in a research note to investors on Tuesday. They now have a 140.00 ($179.49) price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at BNP Paribas reiterated a neutral rating on shares of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA in a research note to investors on Monday. They now have a 145.00 ($185.90) price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein reiterated an outperform rating on shares of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA in a research note to investors on Monday, June 17th.
Its contract was based on at least eight teams taking part in the Louis Vuitton Cup, a round-robin playoff to determine which team will ultimately sail against Oracle Team USA in the Americaas Cup championship. There are three teams entered in the Louis Vuitton Cup: Italyas Luna Rossa, Swedenas Artemis Racing and Emirates Team New Zealand. Since the 1980s, there have been anywhere from 7 to 13 teams taking part in the competition. Several potential challengers a from Korea, France, Australia, Spain and Italy a pulled out of the Americaas Cup, many citing the financial burden of competing at sailingas highest level. Louis Vuitton can get a $1 million rebate for each team less than six that participate, the Cup source said. That would mean the company is entitled to get $3 million back. Should any of the remaining teams pull out of the competition a which they have hinted they might do a Louis Vuitton would be entitled to even more money back. A spokesman for the Americaas Cup, which began this week and runs until September, said that Louis Vuitton’s actions were “a very old story.” “There’s nothing new here,” said America’s Cup spokesman Tim Jeffery . A Louis Vuitton spokeswoman said the company is not asking for money back.