Louis Vuitton opens a zoo made of handbags

Sorry Louis Vuitton, China’s No Longer Into You

And we also like handbags. A LOT. So imagine the yelp of excitement that sprang from our lips when we heard that Louis Vuitton had created an entire zoo out of their designer arm candy. The luxury label created the special zoo to celebrate the opening of their new flagship store in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. The pop-up zoofeatures 23 animals, all of which were created using handbags and other small leather goodsbearing the brands distinctive check and LV monogram. Our favourite has to be the giant panda, which took two months and a whopping 74 bags to create. We can only imagine how intoxicating the smell of Louis Vuitton all that butter-soft leather would be if you were to cuddle up to him. Other animals in what must surely be thecoolest zoo to ever exist include a cricket, an armadillo and a beaver. Naturally. See more pictures of Louis Vuittons handbag zoo by clicking through the images above.

Louis Vuitton handbag animals zoo (© Rex Features)

Believe it or not, designer label Louis Vuitton destroys their unsold bags in order to keep their prices high, according to this collection of unusual trivia. Did you know that the offspring of two pairs of identical twins are genetic siblings? Or that cats’ kidneys are so efficient they can survive drinking seawater? Check out the gallery below for other unusual internet trivia. Click on thumbnails for larger image

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Hannah Tattersall Dates July 7 to August 30 Prospects Bets are on New Zealand to win Americas Cup Starts September 1; americascup.com As the series designed to provide the contender for the Americas Cup, the LouisVuitton Cup has always been the lesssignificant race of the regatta. But with more boats on the water, manyargue its the event that showcases better racing. Come July 4, Emirates Team New Zealand, Luna Rossa from Italy and Swedish squad Artemis Racing will compete to decide who challenges defending champions Oracle in the Americas Cup in September. The oldest sporting trophy in the world, the Americas Cup is a race run and dictated by the wealthiest men in the world. The competitions former yachting magnates include tea drinker Sir Thomas Lipton, English aviation pioneer Sir Thomas Sopwith, Harold Vanderbilt and CNN founder Ted Turner. Australian entrepreneur Alan Bonds money helped snatch the Cup from American control 24 years ago. Current defending team Oracle is named for billionaire owner Larry Ellisons tech organisation, Oracle Corporation, and Forbes estimates Ellisons wealth at $US43billion ($46.82billion), ranking him behind only Bill Gates and Warren Buffett in the United States. Torbjorn Tornqvist, an accomplished helmsman and director of Gunvor Group, the fourth-largest crude oil trader in the world, owns Artemis Racing. Luna Rossa belongs to Prada chief executive (and husband of Miuccia), Patrizio Bertelli.

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

by Hilary George-Parkin | 4:40 pm, November 12th, 2012 Wait a second is this a Louis Vuitton commercial or the Da Vinci Code?! PHOTOS: Kate Moss Gets Dotty On The Cover Of Jalouse by Jada Wong | 11:19 am, October 26th, 2012 Kate Moss looks like she got caught in a very fashionable tropical storm on the November cover of Jalouse. Dressed in a Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama raincoat, the super (and her perfectly tousled hair) poses in the midst of some artfully placed palm fronds. Frankenstorm Sandy , this is not. Kristen Stewart Debuts Louis Vuitton Spring 2013 On The Red Carpet by Jada Wong | 11:11 am, October 24th, 2012 Its a day of firsts for Kristen Stewart: not only did she make her first red carpet appearance for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 in Tokyo, but she also did it in fresh-from-the-runway Louis Vuitton .

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.

Louis Vuitton series sets off as America’s Cup drama begins

The Chinese market is still developing. In order to stay ahead of the game, brands must have the ability to adapt (and) reduce the risk of brand saturation. In the case of Louis Vuitton, LVMH has already shifted gears, putting the brakes on its global expansion, while raising prices and developing more leather upmarket products, he said. This years China World Luxury Index shows Chinese consumer interest in the luxury fashion segment is mostly fixated on 10 global brands. After Chanel and Louis Vuitton comes Gucci in third place, followed by Hermes, Coach, Prada, Dior, Burberry, Giorgio Armani and Versace at No. 10. Hand bags and wallets dominate the Chinese fashionaccessories market, generating almost 90% of total interest in these names, according to the survey.

Louis Vuitton parent company LVMH fined 8 million Euros in Hermes case

After much name calling, accusation throwing and general slinging of verbal mud, French regulatory board AMF condemned LVMH for ‘failing to follow market rules’, when it discretely accumulated a significant stake in Hermes stocks. Citing the “seriousness of the successive breaches of public disclosure requirements, which consisted in concealing each stage of LVMH’s stake-building in Hermes,” as the fuel behind the hefty fine, the AMF appear to be in no doubt that there’s been foul play. LVMH however, continues to disagree. Brandin both the claim and punishment to be ‘unfounded’, the conglomerate has said it will appeal against the decision, despite further cases being already lodged against it by, yep you guessed it, Hermes. Though this chapter may be settled for now, expect more drama as the cases continue to pile up! Thoughts?

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