Sorry Louis Vuitton, China’s No Longer Into You
A female plaintiff who claimed Nenkham had sex with her when she was 14 years old submitted a request for a DNA test for her 11-year old son, says Tharit Pengdit, Director General of the Department of Special Investigation. They are still awaiting results. Nenkham’s bank accounts also continue to be under investigation because of an unusually large amount of bank transactions, add Thai authorities. Nenkham is now believed to be in the United States and in California, according to an “intelligent source,” says DSI. The fugitive owns a Buddhist retreat some 75 miles south of Los Angeles.
So is Louis Vuitton’s updated version of the Neverfull handbag. An iconic shape among the LV collection, the previously monogrammed tote is now available in a range of brightly dyed Epi leather textures, with statement red, fuchsia pink and tangerine (or Piment as they call it) leading the pack. Spacious and chic, the longstanding bag shape offers flexibility when it comes to dressing up or down, while those new hues are set to steal hearts the bag world over. What do you think? Loving the new Louis Vuitton? CLASSIC HANDBAG: Louis Vuitton Neverfull Epi in Piment orange
And with its cavernous interior, versatile side drawstrings to adjust the shape of the bag, and impeccable construction (this is Louis Vuitton, after all), it might just be the perfect carryall. So you can imagine our excitement when we learned that for the first time, the iconic French brand released a collection of Neverfull totes in a dazzling array of colored Epi leather. Now, you may be asking what’s so hot about Epi leather, especially since it’s ribbed and structured rather than soft and supple. That raised texture means that it can withstand a beating (read: this bag knows how much it’s going to be used, and it’s ready to last a lifetime). But the best part about this new collection just may be the colors. You can now get a Neverfull in seven hues, from bright blue to deep red and brilliant orange. If there’s a way to add an instant burst of chromatic personality to your outfit, this is it. We love the idea of the blue for Summer perfectly paired with a white sundress but if you’re looking to get a little more mileage out of your bag, we could totally see carrying the purple or red Neverfull straight into Fall. Priced at $1,990, these bags certainly aren’t cheap, but remember how we said they would last a lifetime? Consider the investment and browse the full collection in stores and online , available now.
Louis Vuitton Raised Most Non-Leather Handbag Prices, HSBC Says
The only Louis Vuitton store in Israel relocated there in mid-June and is one of only seven of their stores in the world with a VIP room. At present, the room features the Rare and Exotic Collection, a group of handbags made with variations of animal skin and Louis Vuitton canvas. The collection also features the most expensive bag in the store, the Bowling handbag. At NIS 70,000, the Bowling is made of Louis Vuitton canvas, python and crocodile skins. We have one of the seven VIP rooms [in the world] because there was such a demand here, Ayelet Dobkin, a publicist for Louis Vuitton said.
Stylebook Snapshot: My Other Bag totes
London carry all by My Other Bag, $50 at http://www.myotherbag.com. Click image to enlarge By Sara Bauknecht/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Can’t afford a Louis Vuitton or Chanel-style handbag? Now fashionistas can have the look of a designer purse (without the price!), plus the size and durability of a recyclable grocery bag with My Other Bag, a line of totes and carryalls with illustrations of designer purses printed on them. Founder and creative director Tara Martin started the collection after her home city of Santa Monica, Calif., banned plastic grocery bags. Other than lugging around an ordinary bag, she wanted something that was not only practical but also fashionable. The My Other Bag line is made in Los Angeles and goes for $30 for totes, $50 for carryalls and $40 for “pouchettes,” a longer, wider style with a zip top. Shop the full collection at http://www.myotherbag.com . For more from PG fashion writer Sara Bauknecht, check out the PG’s Stylebook blog at http://www.post-gazette.com/stylebook .
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The trunk maker owned by Paris-based LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA (MC) lifted prices on bags such as the Speedy and NeverFull by about 10 percent in the euro region, Antoine Belge , an HSBC analyst, said today in a note to clients. 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. 20. In addition to protecting margins, the price increases must be seen, in our view, as a means to accelerate LVs repositioning towards more leather, Belge wrote. The decision will probably weigh on the number of items sold, though its the right thing for brand equity longer term. Vuittons 2013 sales may rise 6 percent, excluding currency moves, while volume may decline 2 percent to 3 percent, Belge wrote.
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Not by a long shot. Its firmly in the No. 2 spot. David Sadigh, Founder & CEO of Digital Luxury Group,said Louis Vuittons weak first quarter had a lot to do with China being over-sold the brand. Brands from different segments ranging from Chanel to Coach or Burberry are continuing to grow. The Chinese market is still developing. In order to stay ahead of the game, brands must have the ability to adapt (and) reduce the risk of brand saturation. In the case of Louis Vuitton, LVMH has already shifted gears, putting the brakes on its global expansion, while raising prices and developing more leather upmarket products, he said. This years China World Luxury Index shows Chinese consumer interest in the luxury fashion segment is mostly fixated on 10 global brands.