Special editions and vintage classics offer still better loan leverage. 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.
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Is this the world’s most stylish zoo? Creatures crafted out of Louis Vuitton handbags on display in Chinese megastore
Louis Vuitton, whose products have been promoted by celebrities from former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to U2 singer Bono, is no doubt hoping to boost its position in China’s booming luxury sector. China is forecast to be the world’s top buyer of luxury products such as handbags, watches, shoes and clothes by 2015, according to consultancy PriceWaterhouseCoopers — but analysts say brand loyalty can be fickle. “Right now Louis Vuitton is the dominant player but they are going to have massive problems in the coming five years” as people start to buy their second or third luxury handbag, said Rein. “After you’ve bought Louis Vuitton or Gucci, do you go back to Louis Vuitton and Gucci or do you try something different?” Despite its popularity among well-heeled consumers, Louis Vuitton has run into problems with the authorities. Workers began dismantling Louis Vuitton’s 20-metre-high suitcase in a busy shopping district of Shanghai last month after the government ruled it breached size restrictions for outdoor advertising, state media said. Huang Chen — the proud owner of two Louis Vuitton handbags — said the exhibition in Beijing would help Chinese consumers better understand the history of the luxury designer and boost sales. “Young people will understand why it became a major brand,” Huang told AFP as she toured the show with her 18-year-old daughter. “The quality is good and they are useful. It is more convenient to use than other bags.” But the People’s Daily — the ruling Communist Party’s mouthpiece — has criticised the museum for holding the exhibition, saying it was “too commercial”. “Shouldn’t the National Museum raise its threshold and make its selection stricter when introducing an exhibition?” the newspaper said on its website.
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Louis Vuitton showed a-line skirts as well as pencil silhouettes with hemlines that graced just below the knee. The color palette was dark with pops of deep forest green, burgundy and dark mustard thrown in. Louis Vuitton showed the current black/white trend as well as dark shades of brown mixed together. There was one distinct trend in handbags on the Louis Vuitton fall runway; the double handle satchel or Lady Bag. The double handle satchel was in the hands of almost every model during the Louis Vuitton fall show. The Alma, one of Louis Vuittons most iconic and classic handbag styles, was shown on the runway in several different forms from a wide east/west silhouette to small, medium, large and extra large. The fabrications on the Alma were classic Monogram Canvas, Monogram Vernis, Epi leather and two seasonal fabrications; a diamond pattern and a suede version. The large amount of Almas on the fall runway signaled the importance of the top handle satchel or lady Bag trend for fall as well as a return to classic and ladylike silhouettes for the season.
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Creatures crafted out of Louis Vuitton handbags on display in Chinese megastore The French fashion giant has opened a special ‘zoo’ Located at flagship store in the central Chinese city of Wuhan The zoo houses a total of 23 animals The panda took more than 2 months and 74 Louis Vuitton bags to complete PUBLISHED: 08:14 EST, 31 May 2013 | UPDATED: 09:22 EST, 31 May 2013 130 shares Fashion is all about creativity and luxury label Louis Vuitton get top marks for innovation and all-round fun for their latest stylish project. The French fashion giant has opened a special ‘zoo’ – featuring animals made out of their iconic handbags. The zoo was crafted to celebrate the opening of the brand’s new flagship store in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Stylish creatures: Animals have been made out of handbags at the new Louis Vuitton store ‘zoo’, in Wuhan, China A bug’s life: This cricket made from Louis Vuitton handbags is one of 23 animals that have been designed The zoo houses a total of 23 animals, including a giant panda, a cricket, an armadillo and a beaver, all located in the atrium of Wuhan International Plaza.
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Louis Vuitton: City Bags by Marc Jacobs, Florence Muller and Takashi Murakami
At the heart of Louis Vuitton are its City Bags, a range of womens bags that dates back to the turn of the twentieth century. Featuring the trademark monograms of the house, the City Bag story began with the Steamer, a resort bag designed in 1901 to be packed inside a much larger steamer trunk. These bags have in a hundred years formally diversified into a dizzying array of handbags for every conceivable function demanded by the modern woman. Profoundly influential, City Bags are now known to millions by their descriptive names (Keepall, Bucket, Papillon, Alma, Locket, Noe, Speedy) and are still evolving into more fantastical forms. Lavishly illustrated with new and archival photography, historical graphics, landmark editorials, and ad campaigns, the volume traces the history of these specific bag families, and examines the earliest specimens and todays most sought-after collectibles, including Vuittons collaborations with Takashi Murakami, Stephen Sprouse, Richard Prince, Yayoi Kusama, and Rei Kawakubo and one-off projects by Zaha Hadid, Shigeru Ban, Vivienne Westwood, Helmut Lang, Andree Putman, and of course, Marc Jacobs. Louis Vuitton: City Bags is an ambitious volume on the creation and cultivation of a cultural phenomenon. About the Author Marc Jacobs is the creative director for Louis Vuitton and designer for the Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc Jacobs lines. Florence Muller is a curator, fashion historian, and associate professor at the Institut Francais de la Mode. Takashi Murakami is an artist based in New York and Tokyo.