Louis Vuitton Raised Most Non-Leather Handbag Prices, HSBC Says

Hermes, Chanel, Gucci, Vuitton Handbags Its well known in the fashion world and particularly in the world of French luxury handbags that many of the best-known design houses owe their current success to the Asian obsession with those accessories. Hermes Ostrich Birkin Bag Photo: Wikipedia The Asian buyers who line up hopefully at Gucci and Louis Vuitton in Paris are legendary, as is the understanding that in cities like Hong Kong, a designer bag like those and Chanel or Dioris a sign of social success that can open many doors. The latest trend related to the bags, however, has nothing to do with fashion or the social access they represent. Rather, theyve become a fast conduit to ready cash when their owners run out of dough to fill them. Exclusive designers handbags have joined the list of goods that retain their value and can be used as collateral for loans for considerable amounts of money.

The trunk maker owned by Paris-based LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA (MC) lifted prices on bags such as the Speedy and NeverFull by about 10 percent in the euro region, Antoine Belge , an HSBC analyst, said today in a note to clients. Vuitton raised prices by at least 10 percent in the U.K. and U.S., and by 5 percent to 10 percent in Asian markets including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore, the analyst wrote. The euros strength against some currencies may lead LVMH to charge more, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bernard Arnault said Jan. 31. Vuittons price increase in Japan, the biggest ever by the brand in the country, was taken to offset the impact of the yens slide on sales, the company said Feb. 20. In addition to protecting margins, the price increases must be seen, in our view, as a means to accelerate LVs repositioning towards more leather, Belge wrote. The decision will probably weigh on the number of items sold, though its the right thing for brand equity longer term. Vuittons 2013 sales may rise 6 percent, excluding currency moves, while volume may decline 2 percent to 3 percent, Belge wrote. His estimate assumes a high single-digit average price increase, including unchanged prices for most leather bags.

Louis Vuitton handbags fall 2011 Paris Fashion Week

Louis Vuitton showed a-line skirts as well as pencil silhouettes with hemlines that graced just below the knee. The color palette was dark with pops of deep forest green, burgundy and dark mustard thrown in. Louis Vuitton showed the current black/white trend as well as dark shades of brown mixed together. There was one distinct trend in handbags on the Louis Vuitton fall runway; the double handle satchel or Lady Bag. The double handle satchel was in the hands of almost every model during the Louis Vuitton fall show. The Alma, one of Louis Vuittons most iconic and classic handbag styles, was shown on the runway in several different forms from a wide east/west silhouette to small, medium, large and extra large.

Louis Vuitton pitches handbags in China museum

Well then check out Helen Flanagan all laden with designer bags from Louis Vuitton and Burberry. Having herself a grand old time in London, Helen showed off her new heart print Burberry buy while posing with her LV suitcase and carry-all. Are we jealous? Do we want Helen’s handbag collection? Should she donate us all a handbag pronto? Hell yeah. What do you think?

LOUIS VUITTON Pet Dog Carrier SAC CHEIN 40 Clean Authentic Luggage Purse For Sale – New and Used

“Louis Vuitton consumers are very interested in buying a brand with long-term heritage… and I think that’s why Louis Vuitton is very smart to partner with the museum,” Rein told AFP. The newly refurbished National Museum located across from Tiananmen Square hopes the exhibition will “inspire the domestic cultural design industry”, the People’s Daily website quoted museum deputy director Chen Lusheng as saying. The glitzy show of trunks and handbags is in stark contrast to the centuries-old bronze vessels and porcelain vases on display in other parts of the museum. Louis Vuitton, whose products have been promoted by celebrities from former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to U2 singer Bono, is no doubt hoping to boost its position in China’s booming luxury sector. China is forecast to be the world’s top buyer of luxury products such as handbags, watches, shoes and clothes by 2015, according to consultancy PriceWaterhouseCoopers — but analysts say brand source loyalty can be fickle. “Right now Louis Vuitton is the dominant player but they are going to have massive problems in the coming five years” as people start to buy their second or third luxury handbag, said Rein. “After you’ve bought Louis Vuitton or Gucci, do you go back to Louis Vuitton and Gucci or do you try something different?” Despite its popularity among well-heeled consumers, Louis Vuitton has run into problems with the authorities. Workers began dismantling Louis Vuitton’s 20-metre-high suitcase in a busy shopping district of Shanghai last month after the government ruled it breached size restrictions for outdoor advertising, state media said.

Helen Flanagan’s Burberry and Louis Vuitton luggage

LOUIS VUITTON Pet Dog Carrier SAC CHEIN 40 Clean Authentic Luggage Purse : $1,550 100% authentic Louis Vuitton Sac Chien 40 pet carrier Currently selling for $2450 plus tax Leather is still very very light and clean. No wear and tear on the handles at all. The soft wipeable interior is in excellent clean condition with no wear or odors. The exterior is just as beautiful. From the Louis Vuitton website: This carrier in monogram canvas is adapted to small dogs and particularly resistant to water and scratches.

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