Louis Vuitton brings bags of class to Tel Aviv

Its combining two worlds. Legacy is important to the company, as shown by their prominent display of travel luggage in the very front of the store. When Louis Vuitton first started the company in 1854, the only items he made were square trunks, which differed from the average, round boxes that people traveled with in that time period. In this way, Dobkin said, he revolutionized travel for his time. 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 Bonuses 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. Every productsymbolizes the travel spirit, Dobkin said.

Louis Vuitton buying Philippine croc skins

Taking a break from daddy duties: Kanye West was seen toting an oversized Louis Vuitton holdall that could have easily passed for a baby bag as he headed out for lunch with a friend at Marmalade Cafe in Calabasas, California, on Wednesday Dressed casually as he took some time out from his daddy duties to grab a bite to eat, the Through The Wire hitmaker shunned his usual penchant for blingy outfits in favour of a baggy navy T-shirt, jeans and hi-top trainers. ‘He doesn’t even know who I am’: Blonde bombshell denies getting ‘cosy’ with Kanye West at BET party while Kim Kardashian stayed home with their baby North Kanye seemed a little camera shy as he headed out for the day, turning his head away from the waiting cameras as he made his way into the eatery. The musician broke his own self-imposed privacy policy on Monday when he shared an adorable picture with his Twitter followers of his first Father’s Day gift from Kim, 32. Designer gear: It would seem the 36-year-old rapper is so besotted with his little bundle of joy that he’s taken to carrying around North West’s changing bag with him He tweeted a photograph of two Apple computer mice signed by the company’s founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, alongside the caption: ‘One of the Louis Vuitton Handbags other gifts my girl gave me for fathers day.’ The couple welcomed their baby daughter, North ‘Nori’ West, into the world on June 15, and the pampered tot has already been showered with a whole host of designer gifts. Beyonce and Jay-Z – Kanye’s best pal – reportedly took along a staggering 5,000 worth of gifts on their first meeting with the little one, including a pair of personalised Christian Dior baby booties and a three-piece sterling silver Elsa Peretti Padova baby set. Stocking up: Kim’s assistant Laura was seen going to a baby store to pick up a baby bath in Calabases on Wednesday Just what you need! A giant pink elephant was also on the shopping list A source said: ‘Kanye is one of Jay-Zs closest friends so he wanted to get the best gift. Theyve had a girl themselves, so they know the right type of present.

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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. Hand bags and wallets dominate the Chinese fashionaccessories market, generating almost 90% of total interest in these names, according to the survey.

Even North West’s changing bag is designer! Kanye takes some time out from daddy duties as he heads out for lunch toting a Louis Vuitton holdall

Located in Barangay New Katipunan in Kapalong, the 10-hectare JKMSAE farm breeds over 6,000 crocodiles both for conservation (Crocodylus mindorensis species) and trade purposes. The crocodile slaughterhouse is considered to be the most modern and second largest in the country. Mercado said that the JKMSAE slaughters at least 24 crocodiles a day. The reptiles first undergo an electric stunner and the coil is cut before their brains are picked to make sure that the crocodiles are dead. Mercado said that while the skin is sold to luxury bag makers, the crocodile meat, on the other hand, is sold in the local market and made into delicacies. Mercado stressed that crocodiles are very important to eco-balance for the productivity of wetlands, hence the farm is also into conservation efforts.

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That’s seven times more than Poles spend per year on luxury goods in total (excluding cars), according to KPMG. Nevertheless, the Polish luxury market enjoyed a 50% growth during 2000-2010, increasing much faster than the global luxury market, which is currently worth 210 billion euros. “The Polish market recorded a solid rise, but that is not the only element we take into account,” Eggs says. “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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Luna Rossa belongs to Prada chief executive (and husband of Miuccia), Patrizio Bertelli. Funding could run dry Team New Zealand is the only team owned by a trust. It receives finance from New Zealand companies as well as the government and if it doesnt win this year its funding is likely to dry up. In a game ruled by money, it hardly seems surprising that, according to former French skipper Bruno Trouble, it took less than three hours to convince Louis Vuitton to sponsor the challenger series back in 1983. (Trouble is now the companys ambassador for the Americas Cup). When races kick off for the eighth regatta in San Francisco this July, it will be the 30th year the luxury conglomerate has sponsored the challenger series.

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The company has 6,000 reptiles, consisting of the saltwater species, which they breed for trade, and the Crocodylus mindorensis species which they raise for conservation. To ensure that the abattoir, which would slaughter at least 24 crocs a day, would meet global standards based on regulations of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the animals to be culled would be hit by an electric stunner and then would cut the coil and check the croc’s brain to ensure it is dead. The farm, in turn, will sell the crocodile meat in the local market. The farm is registered with CITES and open to tourists who want to learn more about the crocodile industry in the Philippines. Mr Mercado said the farm is also into conservation of the crocs for ecological balance. Philippine waters have a large number of the saltwater crocodile. In 2011, the world’s largest crocodile, later named Lolong, was captured in the province of Agusan del Sur. However, Lolong died in early 2013 while in captivity. Besides Louis Vuitton, a local shoemaker is also into reptile fashion. Saldana Shoes has been making shoes, belts, bags and other fashion accessories since the 1950s.

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