Is this the world’s most stylish zoo? Creatures crafted out of Louis Vuitton handbags on display in Chinese megastore
A buyer often behaves irrationally, so there is no way to tell who will buy what in the Warsaw store, explains Eggs. “I visited our shop in the south of Italy once. There was a young boy, at most 16 years old, who came to buy a leather belt for his mother. The few hundred euros he paid were mostly in change he had been saving the money for two years. When you witness that kind of situation you understand that the age, the education or the income arent the most important factors for our brand, he says. The label is strong enough to have a very simple sale strategy: no sales, no discounts and no outlets. Products are available only in the Luis Vuitton stores. Though I could swear I saw a Luis Vuitton shop in the British luxury brands outlet in Bicester Village, near Oxford. That is not possible, Eggs says. But I was there a couple of months ago and saw it with my own eyes, I insist.
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In a game ruled by money, it hardly seems surprising that, according to former French skipper Bruno Trouble, it took less than three hours to convince Louis Vuitton to sponsor the challenger series back in 1983. (Trouble is now the companys ambassador for the Americas Cup). When races kick off for the eighth regatta in San Francisco this July, it will be the 30th year the luxury conglomerate has sponsored the challenger series. Louis Vuitton, whose other involvement in sport is sponsoring a vintage car race between Monte Carlo and Venice, has reaped obvious rewards in the past 30years from naming rights and international press coverage to using the event in the 1990s to experiment with live web coverage. It has also developed a lineof products specifically for the Cup, including hats, ties, towels, shoes and bags.As the Cups official timekeeper thisyearLouis Vuitton also uses the racetointroduce consumers to new watchdesigns. As teams battle it out for the 34th Americas Cup trophy, the focus is more likely to be on the design of the boats. For the first time the regatta will feature AC72s multihulls with rigid wing sails instead of soft sails, and hydrofoils that lift the boat out of the water at speeds of up to 45 knots (known as foiling). The Louis Vuitton Cup will serve as a crucial rehearsal for all teams sailing these catamarans.
NY Counterfeits: The True Cost
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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Yet, behind the industry of counterfeits is a market that preys on the meek. Its a ring where the able-bodied are forced to work in factories, and the attractive-bodied are forced into prostitution. Its an industry tied to the drugs and guns being trafficked into the United States by gangs, and its an industry that is grabbing cash from the pockets of honest businesses here in New York. Valerie Salembier is president of the Authentics Foundation, a non-profit she started as a way to advocate to consumers about the dangers that result from the counterfeit industry. If women, particularly, understood that the $50 fake bag they bought on Canal Street or somewhere in Chinatown, that it was funding things like child labor, I know would attitudes change, she said. Salembier became interested in fighting the counterfeits market when she was the publisher of Harpers Bazaar.A She held up two small Louis Vuitton bags and asked, Can you guess which one is a fake? The colors and logo look identical. The size and design are the same. The differences are getting harder to find. Other than a few areas with sloppy painting and sewing, the discrepancies frequently stem more from oversight, like a hard bottom or feet added to products that arent supposed to have them. If youre selling a fake for $25, you know its a fake when you buy it, Salembier said.
After much name calling, accusation throwing and general slinging of verbal mud, French regulatory board AMF condemned LVMH for ‘failing to follow market rules’, when it discretely accumulated a significant stake in Hermes stocks. Citing the “seriousness of the successive breaches of public disclosure requirements, which consisted in concealing each stage of LVMH’s stake-building in Hermes,” as the fuel behind the hefty fine, the AMF appear to be in no doubt that there’s been foul play. LVMH however, continues to disagree. Brandin both the claim and punishment to be ‘unfounded’, the conglomerate has said it will appeal against the decision, despite further cases being already lodged against it by, yep you guessed it, Hermes. Though this chapter may be settled for now, expect more drama as the cases continue to pile up! Thoughts?
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Vuitton raised prices by at least 10 percent in the U.K. and U.S., and by 5 percent to 10 percent in Asian markets including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore, the analyst wrote. The euros strength against some currencies may lead LVMH to charge more, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bernard Arnault said Jan. 31. Vuittons price increase in Japan, the biggest ever by the brand in the country, was taken to offset the impact of the yens slide on sales, the company said Feb.