A Closer Look at Kate Spade’s Fall 2014 Handbags

louis vuitton outlet online|Now that the frenzy of New York Fashion Week has been gone for a while, we’ve had an opportunity to look back at the collections we saw and handbags we’ve drooled over, and we’ve found another one that we think you need to see: Kate Spade’s Fall 2014 Handbags. The brand’s bags always manage to straddle the divide between affordable and editorial with aplomb, and for fall, it’s taken on everything from faux fur to faux Chinese food takeout boxes. Check out our photos of the collection below.
Last season, Bottega Veneta’s runway handbag display was a little sparse for a brand that’s so widely known and beloved for its fine leather goods, and I couldn’t help but wonder if that meant the brand was attempting to shift more of the focus to Tomas Maier’s luxurious, elegant ready-to-wear. Based on Bottega Veneta’s Fall 2014 handbags, that seems to have been a seasonal variation instead of a new trajectory; over the weekend, Bottega’s Milan runway played host to a slew of beautiful bags, many in snakeskin-louis vuitton mens wallet.
The shapes are traditional, and split evenly between ladylike and businesslike – half short-strapped shoulder bags, half triple-gusset handheld satchels that are, for all intents and purposes, briefcases. They’re uniformly luxurious, though, especially when the snakeskins are rendered in neutral variations. Check out all the bags below.
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Louis Vuitton taps Karlie Kloss, the Brooklyn Bridge for new Alma Bag campaign

louis vuitton outlet-Louis Vuitton is at it again. The brand is known for its striking ad campaigns, featuring everything from romantic train scenes to Muhammad Ali and his trusty Louis Vuitton Keepall, and for the classic Louis Vuitton Alma Bag, Vuitton creative director Marc Jacobs has tapped models Karlie Kloss, Daria Strokous, Jac Jagaciak and Iris Strubegger to take the bags for a city stroll. The Chic on the Bridge campaign features, as you might guess, the Alma bags paraded across some of the world’s most famous trestles in New York, Paris and Shanghai.

louis vuitton shoes for men Americans are likely to recognize the setting for the New York ads – it’s none other than the Brooklyn Bridge, with the Alma bags sporting an NYC-appropriate shade of taxi yellow. The ads set in France and China also feature country-appropriate shades, and the inclusion of China where London or Tokyo might have been included in years past is a clear nod to the importance of the still-expanding Chinese market for luxury goods, particularly leather. The ads, which featured Pre-Fall 2013 looks, were shot by Steven Meisel and will begin appearing in magazines starting this week. Check out the full set of images below, courtesy of Louis Vuitton.

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Is Marc Jacobs Leaving Louis Vuitton, and Will Nicolas Ghesquiere Take His Place?

louis vuitton mens shoes|Unless you became a Louis Vuitton collector literally decades ago, you probably can’t imagine the brand without Marc Jacobs, Vuitton’s creative director of 16 years, who revolutionized the brand’s handbag business, started an industry-wide trend of artist collaborations and positioned the company firmly at the nexus of fashion and pop culture. Yesterday morning, though, Fashionista reported that industry rumors and its own anonymous sources indicate that Jacobs’ long tenure as head of the brand may be coming to an end when his contract runs out in 2014.
Vuitton and Jacobs are currently still in negotiations to renew the contract, and if Jacobs left, it would be of his own volition. After all, he’s presided over a decade and a half of record sales and profits for the leather goods company, and despite LVMH’s recent desire to take Vuitton in a direction that’s more appealing to the highest end of the market, the brand seems to be comfortable with the idea that Jacobs is still the man for the job. He may have other ideas, though, and in his absence, rumors indicate former Balenciaga chief Nicolas Ghesquiere might be the heir to the throne at the world’s most important luxury brand.
Jacobs recently appointed two high-profile names, Kate Hillier and Luella Bartley, to revamp his Marc by Marc Jacobs brand, admitting that it had fallen behind the burgeoning contemporary market. With the pressure of overseeing four full collections a year for three distinct brands, perhaps Jacobs thinks its time to scale back his responsibilities and focus on the lines that bear his name. In recent years, the Marc Jacobs brand has also fallen behind some of its competitors, especially in the uber-profitable accessories and shoe businesses, even though Jacobs’ shows are still among the most influential in the world. It’s been since the Stam Bag, in the mid-2000s, that Jacobs’ flare for accessories brought his own brand an overwhelming hit.
louis vuitton wallet for men Although all of this is just gossip, it makes a certain amount of sense, considering the timing and strategies of all the brands and designers involved. The only real question I see involves Ghesquiere; although his motorcycle bags sold well at Balenciaga, his designs, no matter how beloved by fashion people, were generally not retail gold. For a company like Vuitton, that just won’t fly, even though he is unquestionably the most gifted free agent on the design market right now. With the devoted Vuitton fanbase and Ghesquiere’s artistic talent, though, commerce might not prove to be a problem, should these rumors turn into reality.
If you’re a fan of Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs or Nicolas Ghesquiere (which might be all of you, actually), let us known your thoughts on these prospective moves in the comments!

Introducing the Louis Vuitton W Bag

Actually, louis vuitton online outlet-this is a bit of a re-introduction or, perhaps, a formal introduction. Many of you have already seen the new Louis Vuitton W Bag in the arms of Michelle Williams, who stars in the brand’s fall handbag ads, but now we have a close-up look at all five versions of the bag, which is one of Vuitton’s marquee new pieces for Fall 2013.
Monogram haters, take a seat – even though this bag doesn’t come in any entirely logo’d versions, you will find the iconic logo gracing the gussets of four out of five colorways, both in the traditional coated canvas and tonal leather with flocked motifs for a bit of added texture. The fifth version, alternately features overlaid flowers in a black-and-white check print. (At least I think they’re flowers; because of the check print, finding the edges of the forms in photos can be a little dizzying.)
I hold out hope for a future version of this bag without the monograms, but as it stands, the bag has grown on me a bit since I first encountered it. louis vuitton mens shoes|Although it plays on the ever-popular element of flared gussets a la Celine, Vuitton’s designers have done perhaps the best job of any major brand making the look their own, bringing the line of the gussets in well past their traditional borders at the edge of a bag’s front panel. I’m still not entirely convinced about the handle attachments, but they do mirror the slanted lines of the bag’s design quite well.
The bag comes in two sizes, PM and GM – the PM is 13 inches wide, while the GM reaches almost 16. The shape starts at $3,700 for a PM mixture of leather and canvas and tops out at $5,150 for a GM all-leather bag. You’ll be able to shop these bags this fall via Louis Vuitton.You may also like www.sandhillsbridge.com,see more!

Louis Vuitton Updates Its Monogram Bags with Exotic Trim

We’ve thoroughly discussed Louis Vuitton’s plans to target more up-market customers and discourage entry-level luxury shoppers from flocking to the brand like they have in the past, and now that more and more of the brand’s Fall 2013 handbag collection is becoming available via its website, the ways that those plans will shape the brand’s leather goods going forward are coming into stark relief. Not only does Vuitton’s repositioning mean more all-leather bags, but it means the iconic monogram canvas will be used in more high-end ways. Among the first of those attempts are the Louis Vuitton Monogram Exotique Bags.

louis vuitton wallet for men Logos have really strong associations with consumers in general, and that’s particularly true for fashion consumers, who expect logos to telegraph very particular things about their very expensive purchases. When a logo becomes a bit dusty or a brand loses some of its luster, a business built on prominent logos can quickly turn into a liability. No company in fashion is as reliant on the popularity of prominent logos as Vuitton, so it’s not surprising that instead of limiting its production of logo-covered goods, LV would instead try to elevate the image of those through more luxurious finishings like python and ostrich instead of the expected vachetta leather. The theory to these bags seems to be that if you surround the the monogram with the most high-end of materials, the association can elevate the entire product.

louis vuitton men shoes|Whether or not that theory will produce results depends entirely on execution, and for this first round of bags, the designs feel a little bit overcooked. In most instances, there are too many competing colors, textures and materials for the design to achieve the high-end subtlety that is en vogue right now, although the bags on which the contrasting materials are rendered in burgundy fare the best. As you probably guessed, the fancy trim significantly affects the prices of the bags – they start at $5,750 via top out at nearly $8,000. Check them out below.
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