Louis Vuitton Cup led by New Zealand, super catamarans flying together on SF Bay (Photos)

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The bean bag mattresses are a big hit, with some fans snoozing in the sun on them all over the picnic grounds and even upstairs on the decks of the bar and dance club. They fabric looks like a sail complete with a grommet in one corner for the sheets or lines to attach. Nespresso Coffee bars set up as did Moa New Zealand Beer and Mumms Champagne. Nespresso had some nice espresso machines for sale perfect for your yacht or dinghy, including a way cool 1950s red retro number for the nostalgic, this being a historic race. Louis Vuitton set up shop next to the VIP club, Club72 where you see the sailors enter. Vuitton has some neon handbags in the $1400 range along with a diamond diving watch for $16,800.. The shops sell some really nice t-shirts for around $30, mugs for $12, real sailing jackets and pants, sailing and baseball hats and some toys. Puma set up a novel photo booth where your own face gets inserted into an extreme sailing shot beneath the Golden Gate Bridge, thats free. The AC holds poster signings some afternoons. For more information: http://www.AmericasCup.com Biking to the village at Marina Green or the Pavillion at Piers 27/29 on The Embarcadero is easy although bikes are not allowed on the grounds.

A monk with Louis Vuitton luggage causes huge scandal

The Vuitton building itself is a blueprint for social and environmental sustainability. There are enough solar panels to heat 56 per cent of the plant’s hot water, and a geothermal heat pump provides the rest. Rainwater is collected and recycled, and everywhere there is natural light. The main building is divided into four separate workshops, each devoted to what are rather quaintly referred to as ‘elegant women’s shoes’; trainers; men’s and women’s moccasins – car shoes and loafers that are an increasingly important part of Vuitton’s shoe business (despite the seemingly small team of men and women who hand-stitch each moccasin with a needle and thread); and classic men’s shoes with leather soles, which are hand-painted and polished at the end of the process. Artisans at Louis Vuitton’s shoe atelier in Italy work on the high-heeled ankle-strap shoes for the luxury houses’s autumn/winter ready-to-wear show at Paris Fashion Week.

America’s Cup sponsor Louis Vuitton wants a refund

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

Louis Vuitton Leather Neverfull Pictures

He is also under investigation for money laundering, drug trafficking and manslaughter for a hit-and-run accident. Authorities are struggling to figure out how he amassed so much money. “Over the years there have been several cases of men who abused the robe, but never has a monk been implicated in so many crimes,” said Pong-in Intarakhao, the case’s chief investigator for the Department of Special Investigation, Thailand’s equivalent of the FBI. “We have never seen a case this widespread, where a monk has caused so much damage to so many people and to Thai society.” Cases of monk misconduct in recent years have centered on alcohol use or cavorting with women or men, all forbidden activities. Last year, about 300 of Thailand’s 61,416 full-time monks were reprimanded and in several cases disrobed for violating their vows, according to the Office of National Buddhism. In Wirapol’s case, investigators believe they have only scratched the surface. Born in the poor northeastern province of Ubon Ratchathani, he entered the monkhood as a teenager and gained local renown for claims of supernatural powers like the ability to fly, walk on water and talk to deities. He renamed himself, Luang Pu Nen Kham, taking on a self-bestowed title normally reserved for elder monks.

Walking Tall: Inside Louis Vuitton’s shoe factory

Now, you may be asking what’s so hot about Epi leather, especially since it’s ribbed and structured rather than soft and supple. That raised texture means that it can withstand a beating (read: this bag knows how much it’s going to be used, and it’s ready to last a lifetime). But the best part about this new collection just may be the colors. You can now get a Neverfull in seven hues, from bright blue to deep red and brilliant orange. If there’s a way to add an instant burst of chromatic personality to your outfit, this is it. We love the idea of the blue for Summer perfectly paired with a white sundress but if you’re looking to get a little more mileage out of your bag, we could totally see carrying the purple or red Neverfull straight into Fall.

LVMH China Watch Sales Decline Offset by Overseas Buying

Swiss watch exports to China fell 19 percent in May, according to the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry. Sales have declined as economic growth has weakened and as the Chinese governments austerity campaign has curbed demand for high-end products popular for business gifts. The watch sector overall has been declining in China this year due to the economic slowdown and also off the back of the anti-corruption measures, Aaron Fischer, an analyst at CLSA Ltd. in Hong Kong, said by phone today. Southeast Asia Chinas economy grew 7.5 percent in the second quarter from a year earlier, slowing for a second straight period. Luxury companies from Prada SpA (1913) to Burberry Group Plc (BRBY) have been seeking to tap consumers in emerging Asia, who are purchasing more high-end bags, shoes, suits and jewelry as incomes have risen. Sales of watches and jewelry accounted for 10 percent of the LVMH groups revenue last year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. LVMH fell as much as 1 percent and dropped 0.8 percent at 132.90 euros at 11:31 a.m. in Paris trading. The French benchmark CAC 40 Index was down 0.4 percent.

Stop What You Are Doing: Louis Vuitton Is Opening A Shoe Salon

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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.

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