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Following on from the oversized fuzzy mink handbags we saw at Paris Fashion Week , Marc Jacobs’ latest Vuitton bag offering teams all things fun and, yes fluffy, with chic shape, interesting accents and a healthy dose of the monogram. Short handles? Crossbody? Totes and shoulder bags? They’re all there, along with a dash of python, earthy tones and some very shiny gold shoulder chains… AW13 Handbags: Louis Vuitton
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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. When Louis Vuitton first started the company in 1854, the only items he made were square trunks, which differed from the average, round boxes that people traveled with in that time period. In this way, Dobkin said, he revolutionized travel for his time. The elongated shape meant that people could pack more, and would therefore travel more often. The Ramat Aviv store features one of the first travel trunks made by Louis Vuitton, a gift from the Paris Museum. Shown with lights and a plaque, it stands next to the modern travel bags that the store offers for sale. Customers are given the option to have their initials on the travel bags just like the initials brightly painted on the antique trunk. Celebrities such as Katie Winslet and Blake Lively are said to have taken part in this historic ritual. If customers dont wish to have their initials in big letters on the bag, they can choose to have them hot stamped onto their bags tag, free of charge. Every productsymbolizes the travel spirit, Dobkin said.
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Both tote and shoulder bag, it boats three main compartments, two with magnetic clips and one with a double zip closure, while the handles are joined by a detachable and adjustable shoulder strap. Add to that two rich colour ways (more to come next month), plus a mix of canvas, cowhide and calf leather, and there you one sumptuous new LV. Gucci And Louis Vuitton What do you think? Instagram / Louis Vuitton
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Pilote Made from the light and durable Damier Geant canvas, and featuring a bold Louis Vuitton signature, this bag is not only the epitome of style, its highly masculine and practical. Tadao If youre searching for more of a tote bag, then look no further. The Tadao can be carried by hand or on the shoulder, making for a fashionable and practical bag around the city. Louis Vuitton Briefcases and Work Bags Just like the messenger bags and totes, the company offers a wide variety of briefcases and work bags, if youre looking for something strictly for business. Porte Simply put, this is the most stylish way in carrying your labtop. Vassili GM A stylish and functional bag for those wanting a contemporary look. Alexander Another vintage leather bag that blends practically and style. Honore An elegant and slim business portfolio that is multifunctional. Robusto This Epi leather briefcase contains several compartments which makes it perfect for carrying documents, newspapers and pens. Louis Vuitton Pochettes If youre looking for something smaller, like a bag to store almost anywhere or just to carry smaller items, there are a handful of options.
Malott and her sister, who own a & a boutique in Wesley Chapel say they absolutely can spot a fake and so can you. “One of the most counterfeited bag brands that we see is Louis Vuitton & Coach,” Mallot said. The first way to spot a fake Louis bags always line-up down the middle. The IV symbol should also never be cut off. The same is true for coach bags, its signature c pattern line up in the center. Malott says another giveaway is the stitching. “When a bag is fake is the stitching will be very bad.
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A Birkin bag, the Rolls Royce of the genre and one of Hermess most iconic handbags, recently snared one Hong Kong customer a $20,600 loan. Normally, a new Birkin costs about $6.300. But a limited edition or exotic-skin model can reach as high as $160,000. Like works of art, their value can increase with age. Loans for less exclusive bags start at about $200. All are made for four months at 4% monthly interest. The Wall StreetJournal reports that nearly all of the customers of the main Hong Kong lender, Lady Finance, pay the loans back in full and get their bags back. An on-site group of experts verifies the authenticity of the bag and the presumably relieved customer walks out with the cash within 30 minutes.
Louis Vuitton Bags Stolen From Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport
Just a week after samples of Marc Jacobs’ Spring 2012 collection were lifted from a Paris train , thieves have made off with loads of Louis Vuitton from Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport! Women’s Wear Daily reports that a small group of masked bandits (yes, real life bandits) overtook four airport employees and a security guard at one of the terminals and nabbed ten skids containing $400,000 worth of Louis Vuitton merch. While there aren’t too many more details, we have to wonder: ten skids? How many Speedys can five thieves carry?? Stay tuned for updates — hey, maybe the leather goods will turn up with the Marc Jacobs samples. Those would be some seriously fashionable thieves.