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Displayed in the Icon Room, directly to the left when one enters the store, its part of the pre-fall collection designed by Michael Kors. Dipped in sequins, its a fresh take on the Speedy, which was created in the 30s and was the first handbag sold by Louis Vuitton. Louis Vuitton is combining history and legacy, while adjusting to modern life and fashion, Dobkin said. 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.
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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.
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 site 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
Louis Vuitton Neverfull bag now available in bright Epi leather
Today the wind sometimes spiked faster than the race allows but didnt last long enough to invoke intervention. Yet safety remains a primary concern and if the wind reaches a certain speed on the bay, the race must be postponed. The wind can blow up to twenty knots, or 22.1 considering the tide. Thats pre-start and the wind speed must be over the limit for thirty seconds on average. The limitation during the race is after the wind is measured for five minutes. Pavillion visitors enjoy their own day in the sun The audience spent the day in the sun after the race, lolling on the big bean bags and enjoying the many fabulous hospitality spots open to the public free of charge. Its upscale casual, a vacation in your own backyard. The bean bag mattresses are a big hit, with some fans snoozing in the sun on them all over the picnic grounds and even upstairs on the decks of the bar and dance club. They fabric looks like a sail complete with a grommet in one corner for the sheets or lines to attach. Nespresso Coffee bars set up as did Moa New Zealand Beer and Mumms Champagne.
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While it is still the worlds number one luxury brand, it has given up luster to rivals like Prada and Gucci. Luster is everything in the allure of the luxury world, so LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton (the full name-dropping moniker of the company) is doing what it can to polish up. Its latest move: Its spending $2.56 billion to acquire 80 percent of Loro Piana, an exclusive Italian textile firm and clothier that hails from near Lake Como, a place where George Clooney hangs out. Loro Piana represents the opposite of the fast fashion trend epitomized by the likes of Zara and H&M. As BloombergBusinessweek noted , you could call it slow fashion. It deals in materials like vicuna wool, which comes from a South American llama cousin that yields the fine fibers only every two or three years – hardly the in-today out-tomorrow vision of a Zara shop.
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New stores in Shanghai and Hong Kong fueled a 17 percent gain in first-quarter comparable sales at the Selective Retailing division as the regions nascent middle class splurged on goods like Bobby Brown cosmetics and Johnnie Walker whisky. LVMH declined to make executives available to discuss the business. Wide Appeal Providing a broad range of skincare and fragrances has been key to Sephoras success since it was founded in 1969. Acquired by LVMH in 1997, it has become the worlds biggest beauty retailer, with about 1,300 shops in 27 countries. Sephora plans to open about 120 stores a year through 2017, Sanford Bernstein estimates.