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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.
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Louis Vuitton Bags Stolen From Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport
Creative talent was no longer the only criteria sought by the industry: instead “marketing” became the buzz word. Enter Marc Jacobs, already a big name in the fashion industry, to design the Louis Vuitton house’s first ready-to-wear collection, 143 bag-filled years later. Using his corporate knowledge and irreverent humor he revamped the bags and shoes the company’s financial lifeline. A vivid display of mannequins kneeling captures the transformation from past to present perfectly: each model has a classic Louis Vuitton bag placed on her back covered in graffiti. The exhibit shows other irreverent sources of musings for the designer, including a 2003 manga film by Japanese artist Takashi Murakami that is used to revamp the traditional LV monogram. The continued growth of the house comes down to his versatility. Marc Jacobs fall-winter runway show featured models in Edwardian hats exiting a reconstructed train that might have been the turn-of-the-century Orient Express.
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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 Louis Vuitton Purses Vuitton is still the worlds most valuable luxury brand, its losing ground to competitors such as Gucci and Prada ( 1913:HK ) 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.
Today, the French fashion house is the worlds 29th most valuable brand. It has also become famous for everything from luxury trunks and leather goods to shoes, watches, jewellery, sunglasses, and even books. However, the company has remained true to its origins and still remains known for its luggage. While many believe that luxury bags are just for women, Louis Vuitton begs to differ. Louis Vuitton mens bags are not only fashionable, they also make for an excellent accessory for your suit, and, can be used for your daily trips to the office or when traveling. Theres no shame in owing a bag, theyve been used by men in some form for 5000 years.
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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.