Louis Vuitton brings bags of class to Tel Aviv

Christie’s holds online auction of Birkin bags, Louis Vuitton luggage and pieces by Elizabeth Taylor’s jeweller from just £200

Bracelet with matching earrings, necklace with matching earrings and gilt necklace, Yves Saint Laurent, 1990s

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 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. You can see that even in the Lockit shoes, which are really popular.

Bag a bargain! Hermès, Chanel and Louis Vuitton among 84 designer handbags up for online-only auction from 2pm TODAY

Top seller: Lot 33, the 2011 35cm amethyst matte crocodile Birkin bag has a whopping final sale estimate of up to £28,000

| Louis Vuitton 2014 Pre-Spring Lookbook While we are still making our way through the now, the future is knocking on the fashion world door. The Louis Vuitton Pre-Spring Lookbook gives the people something good to look at. The Pre-Spring collection is a gathering of leather jackets, harrington jackets, crew necks, turtle neck sweaters, cargo pants, and shorts. Theres also some manifold neck scarves that put a dash of casual in the closet for the season. The more serious pieces include blazers, pant pairs, full suits, leather bags, and anything that could possibly be needed for a formal day/night out. Check out one of the pieces below and see that Louis Vuitton swag at work. As usual, its dope. Check out some of the pieces after the jump.

Boy band launch varnish and stationery range to fight bullying in schools Highlights include 40 classic Birkin and Kelly bags covering a spectrum of bright spectacular colours to brighten up summer wardrobes and a stunning selection of exotic leathers. The price points ensure there is something for all tastes and budgets. ‘Hermes is known as the leading luxury handbag designer and it is unsurprising that the iconic Birkin and Kelly designs continue to thrive at auction,’ says Pat Frost, director of Christie’s fashion department. ‘Exquisite quality is at the heart of Hermes handbags and this sale offers the creme de la creme of Hermes designs with a number of timeless pieces and rare exotic leathers. ‘The online-only format of this sale follows hot on the heels of our successful Vintage Couture: Handbags, Luggage and Accessories sale in April this year. ‘This sale which runs for 10 days provides another extended opportunity for buyers around the world to purchase handbags and accessories by some of the greatest designers of all time.’ Handbag history: A lesson Hermes Kelly and Birkin bags continue to be highly sought-after and have become increasingly popular since they were first designed. Birkin bags were inspired by English actress and singer Jane Birkin in the 1980s. In a chance encounter with the former Click This Hermes CEO on an airplane, the celebrity suggested the design for a weekend bag, which paved the way for the consistently popular Birkin bag.

Classy! | Louis Vuitton 2014 Pre-Spring Lookbook

Classy! | Louis Vuitton 2014 Pre-Spring Lookbook

It includes an extraordinary selection of items from classic charm bracelets to bright leather handbags and Louis Vuitton luggage. Tatler slammed for ‘misogynistic’ Best Society Breasts list that rates Princess Eugenie’s ‘Royal T**s’ alongside Clare Balding and Louise Mensch As our third online-only auction, the format follows the success of Christie’s sell-out Elizabeth Taylor Collection in 2011, followed in 2012 by our May Hermes sale, held in conjunction with Hermes and the Royal Academy and our November Vintage Couture: Handbags and Shoes auction, which welcomed registrants from 36 countries, 55 percent of whom were new to Christie’s.’ A variety of decadent costume jewellery by top designers will be among the leading items in the sale. Striking designs by Chanel such as a gothic cuff bangle (estimate: 600 – 800) and Yves Saint Laurent, other rare pieces include a black enamel cuff bangle by Kenneth Jay Lane (estimate: 200 – 400) and a stunning flower brooch by Joseff (estimate: 300 – 500). Gothic cuff, Chanel, around 1989 (l) and necklace and associated earrings, Chanel, around 1987 and 1986 (r) Bracelet with matching earrings, necklace with matching earrings and gilt necklace, Yves Saint Laurent, 1990s Both designers were responsible for dressing A-list celebrities, from silver screen legends to present day beauties. Kenneth Jay Lane created designs for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn, while Eugene Joseff, designed jewellery for many Hollywood film stars during the 1930s, 40s and 50s, including Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra and Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind. Other highlights include on-trend chunky cuff bangles and earrings, with key pieces of jewellery representing the flamboyant eras of the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Luxury handbags, including an array of brightly coloured and pristine ‘Kelly’ and ‘Birkin’ bags by Hermes will highlight the handbag section of the sale.


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