Louis Vuitton Ads Banned After Design House Misled Customers By Suggesting Its Bags Were Hand-stitched

iPhone Leaks Can Buy You a Louis Vuitton Bag, If You’re Smart

Three people complained to the ASA, saying they did not believe the designer bags were made entirely by hand. And after being challenged by the ASA, the designers admitted that sewing machines had been used, but said production of the bags was ‘not automated’ and that there were over 100 stages in the making of each bag. The controversial ad showed a photo of a seamstress stitching the handle of a handbag, with the text reading: ‘The seamstress with linen thread and beeswax. The underthings that underpin M&S profits ‘A needle, linen thread, beeswax and infinite patience protect each over-stitch from humidity and the passage of time. ‘One could say that a Louis Vuitton bag is a collection of details. But with so much attention lavished on every one, should we only call them details?’ A second ad showed a woman making a wallet, with the text stating: ‘The young woman and the tiny folds. In everything from Louis Vuitton, there are elements that cannot be fully explained. ‘ ‘What secret little gestures do our craftsmen discretely pass on? How do we blend innate skill and inherent prowess? ‘Or how can five tiny folds lengthen the life of a wallet?

How to Pack a Carry-On Bag From Louis Vuitton

From classic skinny jeans to feminine skirts and casual button down blouses, Reese’s style is consistently classy and polished–and always finished off with a gorgeous designer handbag! That’s right, when it comes to enviable accessory owners, we’re pretty sure Reese comes out on top. We couldn’t help but notice her impressive assortment of pricey purses slung on her arm in recent sightings ranging from a magnificent midnight blue Celine leather satchel to a gorgeous monogrammed tote by Goyard. PHOTOS: Celebs with Birkin bags Um, amazing. These statement pieces will set you back a pretty penny, but from the looks of things, Reese is one dedicated bag lady who stops at nothing when it comes to scoring these chic collectibles. The cost of Reese-worthy designer bag? A few thousand dollarseach. Her massive collection ranges from Hermes and Valentino to Rag & Bone and Proenza Schouler (and everything in between!), proving that when it comes to designer purses, she’s an equal opportunist! Most notably, the star has also been proudly toting a stunning Louis Vuitton W monogrammed tote, the major must-have item from the brand’s latest campaign featuring Michelle Williams .

Do put your toiletries underneath your shoes. Your makeup bag or dopp kit will be a more structured item that will keep your gorgeous shoes from getting smushed. Do start by laying out everything you plan on packing in outfits. That way, if you are missing an accessory or packing one piece that goes with absolutely nothing else, you can fix it before you start putting things in your bag. Do use your jacket as a garment bag! Since you almost always pack some kind of outerwear, whether it’s a trench, a leather jacket, or a blazer, you can use it to protect your most delicate items. Put the piece or pieces most likely to snag inside the jacket and close it up. Now, nothing can grab! Do put your shoes in a V formation, with the heels against the side structure of the bag so they can’t be snapped. Flats Louis Vuitton Bags go on the inside since they can bear a little more weight and pressure.

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Philip Elmer-Dewitt over at Fortune says the finance magazine contacted Sonny Dickson via Skype to ask him about his iPhone leaks, but also about himself. A cagy Dickson tells Fortune hes old enough to drink, with Dewitt pointing out that the legal drinking age in Melbourne is 18. Hes not exactly open about his sources either, telling the publication that he has some contacts who simply work for Apple in China. Asked about the money hes made with his iPhone leaks, Dickson said, I could go over to Louis Vuitton today and buy one of their bags with the money I made this month. He admits the money he’s earned got him a lot of hate, but he also makes his cash from fixing iPhones and iPods. However, this summer he’s also made a handsome profit from selling iPhone 5C cases, which fetch $250 / 190 apiece, he says. Dickson says IPs from Apples headquarters hit his web site more than 900 times last month, adding that U.S. Homeland Security visited 67 times. Some people think I may be breaking the law, but they don’t really know what I do, he tells the magazine.

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

A Birkin bag, the Rolls Royce of the genre and one of Hermess most iconic handbags, recently snared one Hong Kong customer a $20,600 loan. Normally, a new Birkin costs about $6.300. But a limited edition or exotic-skin model can reach as high as $160,000. Like works of art, their value can increase with age. Loans for less exclusive bags start at about $200. All are made for four months at 4% monthly interest. The Wall StreetJournal reports that nearly all of the customers of the main Hong Kong lender, Lady Finance, pay the loans back in full and get their bags back. An on-site group of experts verifies the authenticity of the bag and the presumably relieved customer walks out with the cash within 30 minutes.

Louis Vuitton Bags Stolen From Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport

Just a week after samples of Marc Jacobs’ Spring 2012 collection were lifted from a Paris train , thieves have made off with loads of Louis Vuitton from Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport! Women’s Wear Daily reports that a small group of masked bandits (yes, real life bandits) overtook four airport employees and a security guard at one of the terminals and nabbed ten skids containing $400,000 worth of Louis Vuitton merch. While there aren’t too many more details, we have to wonder: ten skids? How many Speedys can five thieves carry?? Stay tuned for updates — hey, maybe the leather goods will turn up with the Marc Jacobs samples. Those would be some seriously fashionable thieves.

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that is a Louis Vuitton,” that became “an oft-repeated and hallmark quote from the movie.” The “Louis” is mispronounced as “Lewis.” Louis Vuitton sought financial damages and a halt to further trademark infringement. But U.S. District Judge Andrew Carter in Manhattan found that Warner Brothers, part of Time Warner Inc, should not be held liable. He said it was unlikely that many filmgoers would have noticed that the bag, which was on screen for less than 30 seconds, was a knock-off, or that they would have thought Louis Vuitton approved of Warner Brothers’ use of the Diophy bag. “The likelihood of confusion is at best minimal,” Carter wrote. A lawyer for Louis Vuitton declined to comment on the ruling. According to the complaint, “The Hangover: Part II” had grossed about $580 million worldwide at the time the case was brought, becoming the highest-grossing “R” rated comedy ever.

Louis Vuitton loses lawsuit on “Hangover” handbag

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.

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