LVMH Lipstick Growing Bigger Than Bags as Vuitton Slows: Retail
Well, she’s only gone and read our minds by emptying out her designer bag on Instagram. Hurrah! Something tells us those gorgeous nude heels don’t quite fit, but as for all her beauty essentials, they most certainly do. Equipped, of course, with her own natural skincare range KORA Organics, she also packed in two summer bright balms in red and pink keeping her failsafe lip shades close by, we like her style. Eyelash curlers and a powder foundation rounded off the mini makeup haul, to be teamed with Miranda’s fave retro sunnies.
Louis Vuitton brings bags of class to Tel Aviv
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.
New Zealand wore black and silver with a cutaway design in the sleeve revealing automated arms, robotic gladiators. Theres a cool jersey in the shops with the same robotic arm design, the gladiator design. Luna Rossa with its Prada sails and sailing suits looked like astronauts in their silver suits. Yet they provide more than style, the suits are thin, lightweight and strong yet flexible. The racers sometimes feels as if sailing in hurricane force winds with fire hoses spraying in their faces and the world has seen the catastrophic cartwheels and crashes in the past year. The bigger they are the harder they fall. Today the wind sometimes spiked faster than the race allows but didnt last long enough to invoke intervention. Yet safety remains a primary concern and if the wind reaches a certain speed on the bay, the race must be postponed.
Bag a bargain! Hermès, Chanel and Louis Vuitton among 84 designer handbags up for online-only auction from 2pm TODAY
Here, Femail exclusively shows you a selection of the bags going to the highest bidder. Christie’s Selection Brights lot features some eye-popping summer shades to spruce up tired wardrobes Top seller: Lot 33, the 2011 35cm amethyst matte crocodile Birkin bag has a whopping final sale estimate of up to 26,000 Two Hermes beauties: A 2010 rouge cerise bag with padlock, keyfob, dustbag and box, estimate: 6,000 – 8,000 (left) and a 2010 jaune d’or and pumpkin bag, estimate: 5,000 – 7,000 (right), both 35cm Epsom leather Birkins with silver palladium hardware Lot 54: A 42cm 2007 monogram canvas ellipse bag by Louis Vuitton, with goldtone metal hardware and fittings for a shoulder strap, estimate 500 – 700 The highest lot in the sale is an amethyst matte crocodile Birkin Hermes bag with an estimate of 24,000 – 26,000. The auction house have said they expect the entire auction total to raise in the region of 400,000. The handbags feature among an enticing collection of 102 exquisite items, including a variety of day wear, larger luggage, jewellery and limited edition pieces by iconic labels including Chanel and Louis Vuitton. Bidding opens today and will run for 10 days providing opportunities for those around the world to land some of the most sought-after designs ever created, with some dating back to the 1950s. One Direction polish off the bullies! Boy band launch varnish and stationery range to fight bullying in schools Highlights include 40 classic Birkin and Kelly bags covering a spectrum of bright spectacular colours to brighten up summer wardrobes and a stunning selection of exotic leathers. The price points ensure there is something for all tastes and budgets. ‘Hermes is known as the leading luxury handbag designer and it is unsurprising that the iconic Birkin and Kelly designs continue to thrive at auction,’ says Pat Frost, director of Christie’s fashion department. ‘Exquisite quality is at the heart of Hermes handbags and this sale offers the creme de la creme of Hermes designs with a number of timeless pieces and rare exotic leathers.
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Consumption is weaker in Europe, Taiwan and Korea and China isnt as buoyant as it was two years ago, PPR Chief Financial Officer Jean-Marc Duplaix said in April after its Gucci brand reported its slowest sales growth since 2009, excluding currency swings. Yet Sephora and DFS keep growing. New stores in Shanghai and Hong Kong fueled a 17 percent gain in first-quarter comparable sales at the Selective Retailing division as the regions nascent middle class splurged on goods like Bobby Brown cosmetics and Johnnie Walker whisky. LVMH declined to make executives available to discuss the business. Wide Appeal Providing a broad range of skincare and fragrances has been key to Sephoras success since it was founded in 1969. Acquired by LVMH in 1997, it has become the worlds biggest beauty retailer, with about 1,300 shops in 27 countries. Sephora plans to open about 120 stores a year through 2017, Sanford Bernstein estimates. Theres no multibrand competitor that covers as many regions as Sephora, and rivals such as Ulta in the U.S. and Nocibe SA in France lack the resources it enjoys with backing from LVMH. Sephora has 27 percent of the beauty retail market in France, 12 percent in the U.S.