Louis Vuitton

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This Handbag Is Expensive, Not Very Practical

Microscopic Louis Vuitton replica goes for $63K at auction by Joopiter

(Newser) - As handbags go, it's on the small side, as in "barely visible to the human eye," as CNN puts it. Nevertheless, the microscopic replica of a Louis Vuitton design has sold for $63,000 at the auction house Joopiter . CNN's line is not an exaggeration: The...

Influential Designer's Death Stuns Fashion, Art Worlds

Virgil Abloh, 41, was artistic director for menswear at Louis Vuitton

(Newser) - Virgil Abloh, the groundbreaking designer for Louis Vuitton and Off-White, died Sunday at age 41. He had been diagnosed with cardiac angiosarcoma, but had chosen not to go public with his diagnosis, battling the disease in private, according to a post on his Instagram profile. Abloh didn’t start his...

Designer Face Shields With $1K Price Tag Are Now a Thing
Fending Off the Virus
Just Got Fancy

Fending Off the Virus Just Got Fancy

Louis Vuitton will make a $1K face shield

(Newser) - "An eye-catching headpiece, both stylish and protective" is in the works, courtesy of Louis Vuitton and meant to help keep COVID-19 at bay, but it won't come cheap. Per the New York Post , the fashion house's new plastic face shield, which is part of the brand's...

Louis Vuitton Owner to Get Hand Sanitizers Flowing

LVMH will use its perfume production lines to help supply gels during coronavirus outbreak

(Newser) - It's difficult to find hand sanitizer during the novel coronavirus outbreak, but France may soon see some relief thanks to a major luxury-goods maker. The BBC reports that LVMH—owner of the Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Tiffany, and Christian Dior lines, among others—will "use the production lines of...

Guy in Convenience Store: 'Keep My Bags' for $100

But he left the Louis Vuitton and Gucci bags anyway

(Newser) - Louisiana authorities are perplexed over why a man left apparent designer bags holding drugs, a gun, cash, and a digital scale in a convenience store, the AP reports. The man went into the store early Thursday and put the Louis Vuitton and Gucci bags on a chair, according to a...

This Is Luxury Industry's Biggest Deal Ever

French giant LVMH is paying $16.7B for US firm Tiffany

(Newser) - French luxury giant LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton said Monday it has reached a deal to buy US-based jewelry legend Tiffany & Co. for $16.2 billion. LVMH said in a statement that the deal values the 180-year old Tiffany and its 300 boutiques worldwide at $135 a share. The...

Paris Jackson Talks Defense: 'There's Nothing I Can Say'

She really just wants everyone to 'chill out'

(Newser) - Don't expect Paris Jackson to come to her late father's defense amid renewed abuse allegations. That's "not my role," and "there's nothing I can say that hasn't already been said in regards to defense," the 20-year-old model tweeted Thursday after she...

'Pooey Puitton' Toy Purse Name Leads to Lawsuit

The novelty maker says it falls under protected parody

(Newser) - The makers of a novelty kid purse are suing to retain the name "Pooey Puitton." Per NBC News , the company MGA says its toy--a carrier for powders that can be mixed with water to create various colored slimes--is meant to "criticize or comment upon the rich and...

Jaden Smith Models Louis Vuitton ... Womenswear

Will Smith's kid dons skirt in new campaign

(Newser) - Jaden Smith's new gig: modeling Louis Vuitton womenswear. The 17-year-old son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith appears in a new modeling campaign wearing a skirt, fringed top, and leather jacket alongside three other models, all female. As Business Insider reports, Jaden is a longtime advocate of "...

Louis Vuitton Looks to Video Games for Its New Model

Star of Final Fantasy XIII exchanges sword for handbag

(Newser) - With real people apparently increasingly unable to afford its luxury handbags, Louis Vuitton is opening up a whole new market: fake people. CNN reports the "face" of the company's next ad campaign is Lightning, a collection of pixels and also a major character in the Final Fantasy video...

French Slam Fleeing Richest Guy as 'Traitor'

'Ingrate' billionaire announces move to Belgium in wake of 75% tax

(Newser) - France's richest man has infuriated his countrymen by announcing a move to Belgium ahead of the Socialist government's planned 75% tax on the country's wealthiest citizens . Louis Vuitton CEO Bernauld Arnault denies he is seeking Belgian citizenship for tax reasons, but he has been denounced from all...

Wild Angelina Does Vuitton
 Wild Angelina 
 Does Vuitton 

Wild Angelina Does Vuitton

Barefoot, smokey-eyed actress poses in land of adopted son

(Newser) - A smoldering shot of a barefoot, wild-haired Angelina Jolie in a wooden boat in Cambodia is the latest come-hither ad for Louis Vuitton. "People are not used to seeing Angelina in this situation," far from the red carpet, a Vuitton spokeswoman tells Women's Wear Daily . Jolie wears...

Angelina Snags $10M Modeling Deal

Jolie will be the new face of Louis Vuitton

(Newser) - Angelina Jolie: world-famous actress, UN ambassador, and now, the face of Louis Vuitton. Jolie snagged a huge deal with the French fashion giant—a source tells E! she'll make "close to $10 million," which is believed to be the most profitable endorsement deal of her career. Annie...

Japan Loses Its Taste for Luxury

From food to handbags, high-cost items are suffering

(Newser) - Hundred-dollar melons and pricey designer handbags used to sell so well in Japan that companies considered luxury goods a mass-market sector. But while the Japanese kept on shopping through previous recessions, this one has produced a sea change. The luxury industry has been hard hit, and the change may be...

No One Really Wears This Stuff
 No One Really Wears This Stuff 

No One Really Wears This Stuff

Except Madonna, and even she looks 'ridiculous' in runway fashions

(Newser) - For everyone who’s ever looked at runway fashions and wondered, “Would anybody really wear that?” Claire Suddath has the answer: No. New York Fashion Week's over-the-top designs, from clothes befitting a 19th-century French prostitute to “outfits that literally have no armholes” are “a form of wearable...

Fall Fashion Mags Shed a Few Pounds

Advertisers slowly turn to the Internet

(Newser) - Fashion magazines’ typically beefy September issues are nearly a third skinnier this year as advertisers drift away from print, the Wall Street Journal reports. Vogue, for example, boasted 840 pages in September 2007; this year, it’s just 429 pages, a 36% drop from last year. Advertisers are trying out...

Luxury Labels Flaunt Green Cred

Top-end firms realize eco-friendly image can boost brand value

(Newser) - As traditional luxury good buyers make way for a new generation of eco-conscious consumers, luxe brands are jostling to show off their planet-saving credentials, the Wall Street Journal reports. Firms like Louis Vuitton and Tiffany are snapping up eco-friendly firms, introducing new lines, and using green themes in their advertising...

Scotland Yard to Grill LiLo in $500K Bling Theft

(Newser) - Scotland Yard is seeking to question Lindsay Lohan as part of an investigation into the theft of some $500,000 in Dior jewelry she wore during an Elle photo shoot in London, reports TMZ. Lohan was featured on the cover. Lohan "kept going on about the jewels, asking if...

Designers Fight Store Discounts
 Designers Fight 
 Store Discounts 

Designers Fight Store Discounts

Sales scare away brand loyalists, they say

(Newser) - Department-store sales may woo bargain shoppers, but they turn off the high-end base luxury designers cater to, Christina Binkley writes in the Wall Street Journal, and cut into those designers’ profits and brand control. Discounts last Thanksgiving set off a chain reaction that collapsed high-end retail’s pricing structure. “...

Easter Island Statue Plans Paris Pilgrimage

'Moai' aims to change humanity's 'materialistic conscience': government

(Newser) - A “moai”—one of the giant statues of elongated heads on Easter Island—will travel to Paris in 2010 on a mission to challenge the “materialistic conscience” of the world, the Independent reports. Representatives of the Pacific island’s government said the statue had made its wish...

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