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Chanel has surpassed Louis Vuitton as the leading luxury brand among the Chinese fashionistas. According to theWorld Luxury Index by the Digital Luxury Group, a global luxury retail consultancy, Chanelovertook Louis Vuitton thanks to rising interest in various product segments, particularly beauty. To be fair, of course, Louis Vuitton is not licked yet. 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.

They glow like jewels, in smoky lavender, watermelon, orange and coral. Monica Savini, my fetching bag expert, breaks my trance, offers me a coffee, and we get started. What are we here to do exactly? Create a one-of-a-kind bag from the finest materials in the world, of course. There are 80,000 possible combinations.

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“Demand and potential are also important to us, and the latter is quite big in Poland. About 30% of luxury labels still arent available here.” No discounts, no sales Eggs is not keen on talking about prices, although he reveals that the cheapest thing in the Warsaw shop is a calendar refill 149 zlotys (35 euros). The lowest price for a bag is 2,100 zlotys (492 euros), while the most expensive piece from the exotic series made of python, ostrich or crocodile leather goes for more than 85,000 zlotys (19,920 euros). When I ask how many of those bags they hope to sell, he answers: 2,700 BMW cars were sold last year in Poland. Thats quite a lot considering the price of these cars is 50,000 euros. Fifty thousand euros for a car is not the same as 20,000 for a handbag, I point out.

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Its been especially interesting to get up-close with two collections this week Kim Jones Louis Vuitton show, and the collection presented in London by Craig Green, which is now in Paris as part of the British fashion Councils London Showrooms for sales. Embroidered patches and pin-badges on a jacket at Louis Vuitton Jones Vuitton is of course the height of luxury, but his instinct is to make luxury do the work, rather than just weighing a garment down with garish details. As always at Vuitton, the bags provided a neat summary: inspired by sports bags, leather hold-alls had a Damier pattern drilled into them by hand. The idea, Jones said, wasnt just visual, but to make the leather breathe, to make it behave like a nylon sports bag. I also loved the tiny gewgaws Jones had expert craftsmen create. Unfortunately the exceptional feather field-flowers by Lemarie werent present at the press re-see following Louis Vuitton Purses the show, but you could inspect the silver harmonicas inlaid with semi-precious stones, and the tuffetage embroidery on the seemingly-simple field jackets. You could also paw at all the crocodile. Up close, there are surprising details in Craig Greens collection the differences in the way fabrics have taken his tie-dyeing technique, for instance, or the subtle variations between fabrics dyed on the roll or when crafted into garments. His artfully unravelling sweaters, for instance, were dyed in their entirety, to get the loose threads right.

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Hermes brand Louis Vuitton fraud ‘most important in history of French stocks’

Not been keeping up with the fraud fight? Don’t worry, we’ve summarised the full details for you here , but basically Hermes has accused Louis Vuitton’s parent company of illegally trying to amass a majority stake in its shareholdings. As the case continued to play out in a French court this week, Hermes reportedly accused LVMH of committing the “most important fraud in the history of the French stock market.” It’s a heavy claim and Hermes representatives have shown no sign of wavering under the power of their words, but despite the severity of the accusations, LVMH is still claiming total innocence. In fact, a spokesperson has gone so far as to tell French newspapers that Hermes’ claims should be dismissed entirely, and considered a part of a wider slander campaign. Eeish. You can’t get more of an ‘it wasn’t me’ than that. What do you think? Reckon LVMH was up to no good? Louis Vuitton Handbags More details here to help you decide.

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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 Click To Read More 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.

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Thursday, June 27, 2013 | Posted: 1:55 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2013 Louis Vuitton celebrates Americana Models are being made up before Vuitton’s Spring-Summer 2014 men’s fashion collection to be presented Thursday, June 27, 2013 in Paris. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon) Sponsored Links The Associated Press PARIS The Louis Vuitton man moved from the eastern Himalayas of last season to the sunny West Coast of the United States for this spring-summer 2014. “This was the American road trip, just enjoying and celebrating Americana from NASA through to the traditional things such as bandanas,” said designer Kim Jones, breaking a sweat backstage Thursday at the Paris show that was held inside a scorching conservatory. The collection ranged from the road trip, as imagined in khaki parkas with travel badges and cotton printed bandanas, to a whole mix of different American styles: From sportswear, as in white, blue and red silk graph check tailored shorts, to Gatsby-style evening suits in raw kimono silk with a classy curved lower part. As ever, when traveling anywhere Vuitton-style, don’t expect to rough it. Stylish and coiffed David Beckham looked approvingly on from the front row. Silhouettes were tight and masculine. The 41 classy looks were fairly eclectic and so served up a little something for everyone.

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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. After Chanel and Louis Vuitton comes Gucci in third place, followed by Hermes, Coach, Prada, Dior, Burberry, Giorgio Armani and Versace at No. 10.

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The latest Roman Empire to fall is Louis Vuitton , left in the dust by Chanel . According to the World Luxury Index, Chanel is now the most sought-after brand in China. Previously, Louis Vuitton had held the top slot, but Digital Luxury Group, the company that conducted the market research, claims that Chanel’s edge in the lucrative beauty industry pushed it ahead. (Louis Vuitton currently has no stake in beauty.) It’s no wonder Chanel is all the rage in China. Aside from hawking some pretty covetable bags and perfumes, the fashion house has been a model for many of its competitors with its emphasis on exclusivity , especially when it comes to China. After the company opened stores in Shanghai Louis Vuitton Outlet last year, Chanel’s president of fashion, Bruno Pavlovsky, told CNN: “We try to get the best three boutiques in Shanghai instead of having 10 boutiques.” Are you listening, Louis Vuitton? Perhaps you just need to launch a fragrance and play a little hard to get so that you can get back into China’s good graces.

Like the frustration that hits when your Louis Vuitton bags won’t all fit in your Maybach 62 S. Or when your calendar keeper forgets to include a meeting with your second and third calendar keepers. Gah, so infuriating! Would you believe many celebrities still have a problem relating to the masses? In an interview with L.A. Confidential Magazine, artist/actor/entrepreneur Sean “P. Diddy” Combs tries to do just that , saying that “life’s pretty normal” around his home, which is a mansion. “People think, Oh, Diddys probably running around his mansion spooning caviar into his mouth.” I dont even like caviar,” says Combs. Maybe you’re just not trying the right caviar? (Try the Caviar Room, presumably in your gated mansion.

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According to a report from the Dallas Police Department, the man made his way into the mall before 6 a.m. by breaking a window with a small hammer. He did the same thing to get into the Louis Vuitton store. After taking three handbags worth about $10,000, a witness saw him leaving in a white or cream, two-door Dodge car, police said. Investigators hope surveillance video will help lead them to the suspect. KDFW FOX 4

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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.

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Upstaged: Marc Jacobs stole the limelight from David Beckham as the pair attended the Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton show during Paris Fashion Week on Thursday The only similarities between the pair were their rather similar goatee/ beards and the sleeve of tattoos on their arms. Whilst Beckham, 38, was smiling for the photographers, Marc was stern-faced and clearly very serious about his fashion decision. But David is no stranger to causing controversy himself with his fashion choices, and first launched his ‘fashion icon status’ when he and Victoria wore matching sarongs back in 1998. Dressed down day: Becks cut a casual appearance in his jeans, T-shirt and brown boots for the show Sporting pals: Becks posed up with Victor Cruz ahead of the show starting during fashion week He since made a number of outlandish fashion decisions such his and hers matching leather jackets with Victoria, a bandana, Louis Vuitton Outlet mohawk and double diamond earrings which have certainly got him noticed over the years. Also joining Beckham on the front row of the Louis Vuitton fashion show was American footballer, Victor Cruz, who adopted a similar style to the Paris Saint-Germain footballer.

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‘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. ‘The online-only format of this sale follows hot on the heels of our successful Vintage Couture: Handbags, Luggage and Accessories sale in April this year. ‘This sale which runs for 10 days provides another extended opportunity for buyers around the world to purchase handbags and accessories by some of the greatest designers of all time.’ Handbag history: A lesson Hermes Kelly and Birkin bags continue to be highly sought-after and have become increasingly popular since they were first designed. Birkin bags were inspired by English actress and singer Jane Birkin in the 1980s. In a chance encounter with the former Hermes CEO on an airplane, the celebrity suggested the design for a weekend bag, which paved the way for the consistently popular Birkin bag. The Kelly bag was named after Grace Kelly, who in 1956 had just become Princess of Monaco and was seen carrying the original leather ‘Sac a depeche’ to hide her pregnancy. Photographs of the young starlet were sent all over the world, leading to the bag being known as the Kelly. Originally designed in 1935 the shape is a classic form which has gained worldwide acclaim. Actress Jane Birkin circa 1967 (left) and Coco Chanel (right) Chanel Chanel, ever practical, introduced a handbag suspended from thin straps in 1929, as an alternative to the clutch – freeing up the busy woman-about-towns hands for other things. When she returned from retirement in 1954, Chanel decided to update her handbag even further and called the bag 2.55 after the date of creation, February 1955.

Try harder next time, David! Casual Becks is upstaged by Marc Jacobs as designer wears a colourful trouser suit at Paris Fashion Week

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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.

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Chairman and chief executive of Louis Vuitton Michael Burke officially announced Arnaults appointment on Monday. I am delighted to work again with Delphine Arnault Her intimate knowledge of the universe of our high-quality products and her experience at the helm of one of the most prestigious houses in the group are key assets to contribute to the successful development of Louis Vuitton in the world, Burke said in a statement. [ Business of Fashion ] Alexa Chung Reveals Teen Modeling Hardships: British fashion icon Alexa Chung spoke candidly to the London Times about her experiences as a teen model, a time when ‘creepy men’, like casting agents, asked her to strip. In a revealing interview Chung told The Times that she still has flashbacks of her bad experiences.”I get flashbacks now. Loads of flashbacks.

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BY Bibby Sowray | 19 June 2013 The scarf Eine has designed for Louis Vuitton Having created one of the most successful graffiti-inspired collaborations of all time when it incorporated the work of the late Stephen Sprouse, Louis Vuitton is doing it all again, this time with Eine. Related articles The many faces of Louis Vuitton’s chequerboard collection Street artist Eine, AKA Ben Eine, is best known for his alphabet lettering that adorns many a east London shop shutter in the trendy Brick Lane and Shoreditch areas, and he is a contemporary of Banksy and Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett. He began his career as an underground artist but found fame of a sort when David Cameron gifted a piece of his work, ‘Twenty First Century City’, to Barack Obama in 2010. IN PICTURES: The many faces of Louis Vuitton’s chequerboard collection Now he’s designed artwork which is emblazoned upon Vuitton’s ‘Giant Square’ scarf, which measures an impressive 136cm x 136cm, and will launch exclusively at Selfridges Oxford Street on Monday. Titled ‘Great Adventures’, the neon-lettered artwork on the scarf illustrates “how I feel, every time you get off a plane in a new city, it is the beginning of an adventure, all about new encounters,” says Eine.

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About 30% of luxury labels still arent available here.” No discounts, no sales Eggs is not keen on talking about prices, although he reveals that the cheapest thing in the Warsaw shop is a calendar refill 149 zlotys (35 euros). The lowest price for a bag is 2,100 zlotys (492 euros), while the most expensive piece from the exotic series made of python, ostrich or crocodile leather goes for more than 85,000 zlotys (19,920 euros). When I ask how many of those bags they hope to sell, he answers: 2,700 BMW cars were sold last year in Poland. Thats quite a lot considering the price of these cars is 50,000 euros. Fifty thousand euros for a car is not the same as 20,000 for a handbag, I point out. Ask women. Many would prefer the bag, he answers. 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.

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According to a report from the Dallas Police Department, the man made his way into the mall before 6 a.m. by breaking a window with a small hammer. He did the same thing to get into the Louis Vuitton store. After taking three handbags worth about $10,000, a witness saw him leaving in a white or cream, two-door Dodge car, police said. Investigators hope surveillance video will help lead them to the suspect.

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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.

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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.

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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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| Louis Vuitton 2014 Pre-Spring Lookbook While we are still making our way through the now, the future is knocking on the fashion world door. The Louis Vuitton Pre-Spring Lookbook gives the people something good to look at. The Pre-Spring collection is a gathering of leather jackets, harrington jackets, crew necks, turtle neck sweaters, cargo pants, and shorts. Theres also some manifold neck scarves that put a dash of casual in the closet for the season. The more serious pieces include blazers, pant pairs, full suits, leather bags, and anything that could possibly be needed for a formal day/night out. Check out one of the pieces below and see that Louis Vuitton swag at work.

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The video has sparked criticism from all over the world, prompting Thailands Office of National Buddhism to announce it is now monitoringthe monks for inappropriate behavior. The agencysdirector-general Nopparat Benjawatananun said this week : When Lord Buddha was alive, there wasnt anything like this. There were no cars, smartphones or cameras, so the rules were much simpler. While the monks need to keep themselves abreast of new knowledge, current events and technology, they are restrained to choose the appropriate tools. Nopparat added that the Buddhist monks in the video were acting inappropriately, not composed and not adhering to Buddhas teachings of simplicity and self-restraint. Glad thats settled. He did, however, offer one interesting piece of data by way of explanation: In many cases, it was the followers who gave the monks the luxury.

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Along with younger brother Antoine, who is currently chief executive of luxury Italian shoe maker Berluti, Bernard Arnault’s eldest daughter Delphine has been groomed since her teens to take senior roles within LVMH. A graduate of prestigious French business school EDHEC and the London School of Economics, she first learned the ropes of the family-controlled business as a teenage sales girl at a Dior boutique. She now sits on the LVMH board. In her role at Dior, Arnault was credited for bringing creative director Raf Simons on board last year after the departure of John Galliano. Simons’ modern take on heritage Dior designs has since met with critical and commercial success, propelling sales and demand for couture clothes. In December, Christian Dior Couture reported sales for the half-year to October 31 up 18 percent at 632 million euros ($840 million) and said margins had improved. Delphine Arnault’s father is chairman, chief executive and controlling shareholder of LVMH and the wealthiest man in France, controlling 60 luxury brands and a business that spans fashion, perfume, wine and watches. Bernard Arnault caused an uproar in France when he sought Belgian citizenship last September – a move he said was meant to protect a foundation designed to control his family’s holdings in LVMH if he dies, not to dodge new wealth taxes. He has since abandoned plans to apply for Belgian citizenship. Arnault is currently locked in a battle with the Hermes family, whom he shocked in 2010 by revealing that he held a 14 percent stake in their company.

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LVMH chief’s daughter to take top role at Louis Vuitton Source: Reuters Mobile PARIS (Reuters) – The daughter of LVMH boss Bernard Arnault, will take a top role at Louis Vuitton, the world’s biggest luxury brand, the French luxury goods group said on Tuesday. Delphine Arnault, 38, i … Coach names Stuart Vevers creative director Source: Crain’s New York Coach Inc. named Stuart Vevers as its new executive creative director to replace Reed Krakoff and help steer the handbag makers evolution into a lifestyle brand. Mr. Vevers joins New York-based Coach from the leather goo … Power Moves | Delphine Arnault to Leave Dior for Louis Vuitton Source: The Business of Fashion PARIS, France According to market sources, Delphine Arnault, the eldest child of LVMH chairman and chief executive Bernard Arnault, will leave her post as deputy general manager of Dior, which she has held … Intelligence: Coach Has a New Creative Director and It’s Not Marc Jacobs Source: Racked WWD recently reported on how the luxury handbag and accessories brand’s shortlist of “dream candidates” sparked tons of rumors, the most thrilling of which was that Jacobs planned to leave Louis Vuitton or that the comp … Delphine Arnault to Join Louis Vuitton Source: Women’s Wear Daily MILAN Delphine Arnault, the daughter of luxury titan Bernard Arnault and Diors deputy general manager since 2008, is moving to Louis Vuitton, WWD has learned. Sign up for WWD and FN newsletters to receive …

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

Not been keeping up with the fraud fight? Don’t worry, we’ve summarised the full details for you here , but basically Hermes has accused Louis Vuitton’s parent company of illegally trying to amass a majority stake in its shareholdings. As the case continued to play out in a French court this week, Hermes reportedly accused LVMH of committing the “most important fraud in the history of the French stock market.” It’s a heavy claim and Hermes representatives have shown no sign of wavering under the power of their words, but despite the severity of the accusations, LVMH is still claiming total innocence. In fact, a spokesperson has gone so far as to tell French newspapers that Hermes’ claims should be dismissed entirely, and considered a part of a wider slander campaign. Eeish. You can’t get more of an ‘it wasn’t me’ than that.

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(POTUS scored an Hermes golf bag, a Louis Vuitton briefcase and a Lacoste shirt from President Sarkozy in 2011 alone.) But the rest of the world’s leaders got in on the fun at this week’s G8 Summit : Women’s Wear Daily reports that Mulberry gifted Obama and his fellow attendees with sweet monogrammed leather bags . Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Russian President Vladimir Putin, UK Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta and President Obama all reportedly received brown leather overnight bags from Mulberry’s Fall 2013 collection. As the only woman of the group, Germany’s German Chancellor Angela Merkel got a black Piccadilly bag, one of the British brand’s classic leather handbags. ( It’s going for $2,300 on Mulberry’s website right now, if you’re looking to channel the German politico.) The fashionable gifts are a nice perk, especially since the G8 turned out to be a surprisingly informal conference. Over the course of the two-day event in Northern Ireland, we barely saw anyone wearing a tie — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe even got away with a snazzy pink shirt and two-toned shoes . Unfortunately, no sightings of the Mulberry bags. The Piccadilly Bag: Barack Obama has always been pretty stylish… Loading Slideshow Obama (kneeling in front row) 1970s

It began with brands increasingly incorporating world-class art into their retail stores: Louis Vuitton locations dripping with art by the whos who of the art world, with glitterati names such as Damien Hirst, Richard Prince, and Olafur Eliason. Now companies are constructing their own exhibition and/or museum spaces, too: initiatives like the Prada Foundation in Milan, which has been operating since the 90s but is finally now getting a permanent, Rem Koolhaasdesigned home; and the massive, under-construction contemporary art center called the Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation funded by Louis Vuitton in Paris, complete with a Frank Gehry design. Fashions interest in the art museum business seems to be at an all-time high. Vuitton is by far the most active in its art world pursuits; in addition to the Paris museum space, which will cost an estimated $200 million, the company has Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo and Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton in Paris, both of which are contemporary art exhibition spaces, free to the public. Yayoi Kusamadesigned merchandise and store decor for Louis Vuitton at Selfridges in London (click to enlarge) (image via contemporist.com ) When you take a step back and look at the ways in which the landscape of contemporary art has evolved over the past century, theres a clear increase in the viewing of art not only for its aesthetic or cultural value, but more and more as a commodity. There has always been a relationship between art and commerce, but these days it seems like that relationship has taken steroids and grown to monumental size.

Rendering of the Frank Gehry design for the Foundation Louis Vuitton museum in Paris

With Fall comes a whole host of fashions and accessories. Louis Vuitton teamed up with sibling fashion duo Jake and Dinos Chapman a.k.a. the Chapman Brothers to go in on the Fall/Winter Accessories collection. Known for their eye-catching and provocative designs, The Chapman Brothers brought a new element to the Louis Vuitton brand. The bags and scarves are adorned with a heavily embroidered and colorful pattern, compliments of the Chapmans. The edgy patterns have navy blue and red bases, with owls, vines, flowers, sharp-teethed koalas, and even an eye ball as part of the design. This limited edition collection will be dropping soon at Louis Vuitton stores worldwide. Check the gallery after the jump to some of the pieces and the design.

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Louis Vuitton pushed the envelope of creativity with their latest wind design at their 5th Avenue store in New York City. The high-end fashion brand used golden dinosaur bones to show off their latest collection. They decorated the windows with displays of very well dressed mannequins having to deal with dinosaur action. The handbags are designed in glass cases with tags that tell which bag it is and the bag specifics. The idea was inspired by the current displays at the Natural History Museum in Les Jardins des Plantes in Paris where dinosaur bones are a pretty big deal. While dinosaur bones are a sign of something old and prehistoric, it put a pretty chic twist to an ordinary store window display. Check out some of the scenes after the jump.

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