Is this the world’s most stylish zoo? Creatures crafted out of Louis Vuitton handbags on display in Chinese megastore

Michelle Williams is striking as the new face of Louis Vuitton handbags

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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Reese Witherspooon Steps Out With the Louis Vuitton W August 2, 2013 0 If you’re wondering what this Fall’s It bag is going to be, then here’s your answer, courtesy of Louis Vuitton and Reese Witherspoon . The star who has made a name for herself carrying the hottest bags on the market (remember how she was one of the first to carry the Fendi 2jours tote ?) was spotted yesterday out in LA with the Louis Vuitton W, which she styled with a light-blue sweater, skinny jeans, and leopard-print Louboutins. If the leather and coated canvas carryall looks familiar to you, then that’s because you’ve already seen Louis Vuitton Underwear it starring alongside Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton’s stunning Fall 2013 campaign , where it made its official debut with Vuitton’s other headline Fall bag, the Capucine. If its sleek silhouette, classic monogram detailing, and chic celebrity sighting are any indication, then it’s clear this will be the hottest accessory of the Fall.

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The 2.55 remains the most popular bag today, both vintage and new. In fact, Chanel released an exact copy of the original 2.55 in February 2005 to commemorate the bags 50th birthday. It remains a design classic, with its quilted exterior and double chain straps. Fans will know that the burgundy leather interiors were said to be inspired by Chanels convent school uniform and that when this bag has the Mademoiselle lock, it is known as a Classic Flap. The Double C lock was introduced in the 1980s. This sale includes several variants of the 2.55. Lot 18: An emerald fabric classic flap bag Chanel, 2009-10 with silvertone metal hardware, classic chain, dustbag and box 30.5 cm, estimate: 1,500 – 2,500 Lot 65: An Hermes tan box lather passe-guide bag from 1979, estimated to fetch 2,500 – 3,500 The Vintage Couture: Handbags and Accessories online-only auction features 102 exquisite items. Lot 18: A 30cm 2011 lime bag, estimate 10,000-15,000 (left) and Lot 34: A crocus 2012 with silver palladium hardware, padlock, keyfob and dustbag 35 cm, estimate: 5,000-7,000 (right), both Epsom leather Birkins by Hermes Lot 5: A 2005 45cm limited edition monogram cerise canvas keepall bag Takashi Murakami for Louise Vuitton, goldtone metal hardware with handle fastener and dustbag, estimate:1,000 – 2,000 Prices start at 400 at Christies.com . Bonhams auction fashion magazine collection for 15,000 Man In A Vuitton Bag at Bonhams is a rare collection of ‘the world’s chicest magazine’ – and it’s going under the hammer. Edition 18 of the contemporary fashion, art and design periodical Visionare is a Fashion Special which comes in a monogrammed Louis Vuitton portfolio. It sold its entire 2,500 print run in less than three weeks and is now to be sold at the Bonhams Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Photographs sale in Knightsbridge on Wednesday 19 June. It is part of a collection of 53 issues of Visionaire, for sale as one lot, estimated at 15,000-20,000.

Louis Vuitton raid: three arrested after designer handbag heist

The Louis Vuitton store in the city, scene of an attempted robbery.

While 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. 2 job at Christian Dior Couture, also controlled by her father.

Reese Witherspoon Carrying Louis Vuitton W Bag

The Louis Vuitton store in the city, scene of an attempted robbery. Photo: Ben Rushton Officers surrounded the store within five minutes but it took another hour before the men were allegedly found with their handbag haul in a basement car park. The men were accused of trying to steal thousands of dollars worth of designer handbags and accessories. Police also expect they will face a number of property charges after they damaged a number of fittings within the store. A large perimeter was set up around King, York and George streets as officers from City Central, The Rocks and Kings Cross searched the area. Three police dogs helped during the hour-long search of the complex. Shattered black glass was still visible on the footpath on George Street on Thursday morning, with blue and white police tape sealing off the building’s side entrance.

Daughter’s Got a Brand New Bag, and It’s Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton, part of LVMG Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA, claimed it was harmed by the misrepresentation and the resulting confusion to customers. It also said it was harmed in particular by a statement by Garner to a friend, “Careful … that is a Louis Vuitton,” that became “an oft-repeated and hallmark quote from the movie.” The “Louis” is mispronounced as “Lewis.” Louis Vuitton sought financial damages and a halt to further trademark infringement. But U.S. District Judge Andrew Carter in Manhattan found that Warner Brothers, part of Time Warner Inc, should not be held liable.

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Top seller: Lot 33, the 2011 35cm amethyst matte crocodile Birkin bag has a whopping final sale estimate of up to £28,000

With bleach blond hair and bold red lips, the look is edgy and nearly gothic, but strikingly beautiful. By Rheana Murray / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 4:04 PM Michelle Williams makes Louis Vuittons W bag look even better. Related Stories Fashions Night Out goes on the shelf after concernsabout chaos and wrong crowds With porcelain skin and dark red lips, Michelle Williams made her debut as the fierce new face of Louis Vuitton. The actress will show off two of the luxury brand’s latest handbags the W and the Capucines in striking ads for the fashion house’s fall/winter 2013-14 campaign. Williams, 32, follows in the footsteps of A-listers like Madonna, Scarlett Johansson and Gisele Bundchen, who have all worked with the brand. Louis Vuitton Michelle Williams as the newest face of Louis Vuitton. The campaign is slated to break in Marie Claire France next month, and worldwide in September and October. RELATED: MODELS PLAY PROSTITUTES IN LOUIS VUITTON VIDEO It was photographed by Peter Lindbergh. The pixie-haired, Oscar-nominated actress is best known for her parts in “My Week with Marilyn,” “Blue Valentine” and “Brokeback Mountain.”

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