The attempted robbery comes after the luxury store was ram-raided in February. 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. A Louis Vuitton spokeswoman said the average price of the standard handbag range would set customers back between $1500 and $2000.
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Two races will be held each day of the Louis Vuitton Cup Final, on August 17, 18, 21, and 24. 34th Americas Cup Louis Vuitton Cup semifinals Race 4 (Photo: ACEA/Photo Gilles Martin-Raget) We learned tons in this series, its been invaluable for us, said Draper. Our team was a little down; it was tough (after the round robins). We had a bit of a shaky race today, we all were a bit nervous, but I still think weve improved tons in the racing against Artemis. Im sure itll be valuable for us going forward. Artemis Racing suffered the loss of crewmember Andrew Bart Simpson on May 9 in an accident that nearly kept the team from moving forward. After two months of working to strengthen its second AC72, the team launched the yacht on July 22 and went for its first sail on July 24. Two weeks later, it competed against Luna Rossa Challenge for its first race of the summer. Im hugely proud of our team, said Artemis Racing skipper Iain Percy.
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“I had a meeting with the skippers (of the challenging teams), and I called Henry Racamier , the chairman of Louis Vuitton,” Trouble said. “It took a phone call and he said, ‘OK, I’m in.’ ” The first Louis Vuitton Cup, to determine which of the challengers will face the defender of the America’s Cup, was held in 1983. That first race Louis Vuitton Outlet marked a turning point in the history of the America’s Cup, as an Australian team skippered by John Bertrand wrested the Cup from the New York Yacht Club and ended America’s 132-year winning streak. This year represents the 30th anniversary – and eighth regatta – of the Louis Vuitton series. Round-robin qualifying races begin Sunday, and continue until the start of the semifinals on Aug. 6, with the finals running from Aug. 17 to 30. “The first Vuitton Cup was a big deal,” Trouble said. “We got a lot of coverage for that.” Despite the low number of challengers vying this year for the chance to go up against defender Oracle Team USA in September, Trouble is pleased with what is expected to be unprecedented coverage of the regatta by national networks led by NBC. He also said this year’s competition continues another long tradition of the Louis Vuitton Cup.
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Scroll down for video Model moment: Michelle Williams smoulders in Louis Vuitton’s autumn/winter 2014 campaign, but it took an army of hair-stylists, make-up artists and photography assistants to capture the perfect picture Perfect shot: With wine-colored lips and dark eyebrows, the actress models two of the French fashion house’s latest handbags, the W and the Capucines, while taking direction from famed photographer Peter Lindbergh ‘It’s like falling in love, I fall in love with characters like falling in love in life,’ said Ms Williams during the shoot. ‘I don’t try and mastermind it, I hope to try and stay very present and open to what is moving me in the moment. And generally that tends to be something that’s challenging. If it’s not challenging, then why do it?’ she added. The campaign marks Ms Williams’ first major fashion endorsement, aside from a brief spell as an ambassador for Band of Outsiders for spring/summer 2012. Posing pouts: In a behind the scenes video released by Louis Vuitton, the 32-year-old is seen getting into character for her model moment: pouting, smiling, posing seriously and bursting into giggles Lights, camera: The campaign marks Ms Williams’ first major fashion endorsement, aside from a brief spell as an ambassador for Band of Outsiders for spring/summer 2012 Primp and prime: The Louis Vuitton campaign, certainly a far cry from her days as Jen Lindley on Dawson’s Creek, had some high-fashion help from hairstylist Sam McKnight and make-up artist by Stephane Marais Louis Vuitton’s latest: The actress models the French fashion house’s new fall collection in the campaign The Louis Vuitton campaign, certainly a far cry from her days as Jen Lindley on Dawson’s Creek, had some high-fashion help from hairstylist Sam McKnight and make-up artist by Stephane Marais. Best known for her roles in Brokeback Mountain and My Week With Marilyn, Ms Williams is currently filming Suite Francaise, based on the novel by Irene Nemirovsky, which follows a blossoming romance between a French villager and a German soldier during the early years of the German occupation in France. The actress discussed her role as Marilyn Monroe, revealing just how seriously she takes each character in the lead up to a film. image002.png Looking on: Louis Vuitton’s large creative team behind the shoot Fashion role: Best known for her roles in Brokeback Mountain and My Week With Marilyn, Ms Williams is adept at getting into character ‘I started working on Marilyn a year before we started filming,’ she said. ‘Some things, they require our muscle memory.
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Half a rack for my bracelet.Almost a rack for my Louis belt. Half a rack for my money clip. Almost a rack on this Louis scarf. Half a rack on these Louis shades. While @ItsLavishBitch has over 300,000 followers on Instagram and close to 30,000 on Twitter, the comments are mainly negative with even pop superstar Rihanna chiming in to tell the windbag wannabe, Really? You look like a fool.
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The latest addition to LVMHs growing portfolio of five-star hotels consists of 39 rooms, suites and villas and was bought for an undisclosed sum. Other luxury hotel portfolio already includes properties in Paris, the Maldives and Oman. LVMH was formed by the 1987 merger of fashion house Louis Vuitton with champagne and liquor makers Moet Hennessy. Sovereign wealth fund Qatar Holding holds a 1.03 percent interest in the company, which was valued at around 699m euro ($914m) last year. LVMHs profits for the first half of 2013 rose two percent to 2.71bn ($3.6bn), the Paris-based company said last month.
No plain sailing for the AC Wednesday, 22 August 2007 12:00 AM Claiming that their future challenge is irreparably harmed by the Swiss decision to re write the America’s Cup rules, Larry Ellison’s mighty, BMW-backed, Oracle Racing Team is threatening to put the Swiss on ten months notice and race the next America’s Cup under the provision of the original Deed of Gift. Monday, 12 August 2013 9:52 AM LVMH acquires the five-star Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France in the island of St Barts Wednesday, 10 July 2013 9:04 AM French luxury goods firm buys 80% of Italian luxury cashmere clothing brand Loro Piana Sunday, 17 January 2010 1:52 PM Top two-week sailing regatta will take place at the home of Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC). Wednesday, 16 September 2009 8:39 AM Luxury retailer also set to officially open its Middle East flagship store in Dubai. Monday, 21 January 2013 4:47 PM ‘The District’ retail complex a JV with L Real Estate, sponsored by Louis Vuitton – Moet Hennessy Friday, 16 March 2012 11:57 AM Qatar Holding amasses 1.03% stake in LVMH Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy Thursday, 15 July 2010 12:11 PM D&G, Versace, Cartier, Louis Vuitton among luxury retailers set for Sept 1 Dubai opening. Tuesday, 19 January 2010 9:11 AM Dubai to be the Middle East venue to host the Louis Vuitton Trophy sailing event. Fighting the fakes Sunday, 7 January 2007 12:00 AM As counterfeit goods manufacturers become increasingly professional, Melissa Hancock asks Louis Vuittons Damien Vernet why imitation isn’t always the best form of flattery. No Karama clarity for the building industry Saturday, 26 November 2005 4:00 AM Wouldnt it be handy if there was a Karama market for contractors? For those who dont know, Karama is the place to go in Dubai if you want to buy a fake Louis Vuitton bag; or a pirated DVD with subtitles… Back office luxury Tuesday, 30 November 2004 4:00 AM The Chalhoub Group, which provides luxury goods in fourteen regional markets and enjoys strategic alliances and joint ventures with brands such as Louis Vuitton, L’Oreal and Puig, has overhauled its ERP…