About Louis Vuitton Handbags

Louis Vuitton handbag (or purse) is famous for its monogram design. The monogram design is printed all over the bag. Most of these handbags have a chequered design. The monogram design has been in production for more than a century.

A Vuitton handbag is one of the most popular handbags in the world. Vuitton handbags can be found in franchise boutique shops. The Millward Brown 2010 study states that the Vuitton purses ranks as the 29th most valuable brand. The Louis Vuitton brand name has an estimated net worth of $20 billion.

Since it is one of the world’s most valuable brand, many people had imitated it and produce many copy purse. In fact, the counterfeit Luis Vuitton handbags stand a larger portion than the genuine Luis Vuitton purse. In the European Union, there are about 18% of counterfeit Louis Vuitton handbags. The signature monogram canvas was purposely designed in such a way that it is hard to counterfeit.

The Vuitton company is serious about dealing with counterfeiting goods. They hire a group of lawyers and detectives to pursue people who had violated their brands.

The Vuitton Speedy purse is the most popular classic handbag designed by Louis Vuitton. The Vuitton Speedy handbag is often used for traveling. It has the right size and sufficient capacity for putting in all your staffs.

Vuitton purses are sold at a Louis Vuitton specialty boutique. Vuitton purses are never sold in other types of boutiques. If you see a Vuitton purse being sold at a different boutique, you should avoid it.

The Vuitton purse are made in many countries including France, United States, Spain and Germany. It is not necessary that a genuine Louis Vuitton handbag has to be marked with Made in France. It can also be marked with other labels such as “Made in the USA”.

Louis Vuitton Fine Pens: Really?

How and why Louis Vuitton are trying their hand at fine pens.

When Louis Vuitton decided to complement their offering with writing instruments back in 2013 many pen aficionados frowned. It was seen almost like an invasion of a pure dominion by the commercialization of big fashion brands.

Why would Louis Vuitton go on to manufacture writing instruments? And was this good or bad news for the writing instruments community?

When Marc Jacobs assumed the creative director position of the famed Louis Vuitton a new era was beginning for the French Maison. An American with a keen sense of fashion but also a brilliant businessman with a global vision, Jacobs refreshed the image of the company. Over the course of his time at Vuitton, he established many successful partnerships with leading artists, like Takashi Murakami or Stephan Sprouse that translated into tremendous success for the brand, and its parent company LVMH. This fecund direction pushed the brand into the 21st century.

One of the new pillars in the world domination strategy was branching out into all categories you could imagine: small leather goods, accessories, ready to wear, shoes, jewellery and timepieces, eyeglasses, books and writing even. So Louis Vuitton expanding into writing instruments wouldn’t come as a surprise really. However it is more to it.

After years of prosperous expansion into the Eldorado of East Asia, Louis Vuitton’s image back home in its European hinterland had begun to suffer. Whilst in Asia the brand has become one of the hottest possessions to have in Europe and other Western markets Vuitton came to be associated with conspicuous consumption and excess. The western society whilst has spawned most of the big bucks – big name brands is surprisingly restrained. Understatement is an intrinsic part of style and elegance. Big flash monograms are rather bad taste.

Any strong brand has to refresh its image from time to time. “You have to surprise and amuse, otherwise you become boring,” declared Marc Jacobs the Paris Fashion Week in 2012. So a good way to refresh that image is to go back to roots and come out with a new narrative. And here is where luxury pens come into scene.

The aim is not to take on Montblanc as some suggested. Writing instruments present a unique opportunity to build an image of patron of arts and culture. Making a profit is probably secondary (having said that I’m sure it is quite profitable). What is important is to consolidate the image of the brand. The timing is good as the nostalgia of travel, exploration and of course writing is making a comeback. Nostalgia is a powerful tool in marketing.

In 2012 Louis Vuitton inaugurated in Paris, a temporary literary exhibition entitled L’Ecriture est un Voyage (‘Writing is a Journey’) displaying artwork and a selection of books on the theme of literature and travel.

Off the back of that exhibition in 2013, the brand has opened an experimental one year only boutique dedicated to writing instruments and stationary. Called Cabinet d’Écriture it was based in the fashionable Saint Germain des Prés. The location made sense at it was the traditional area where intellectuals would meet to exchange ideas and create history in the process. The famous Café de Flore, where Ernest Hemingway or Truman Capote scribbled in their notebooks is just round the corner. Moreover Hemingway himself had a custom made trunk by LV in which he kept this precious writing accoutrements and books. So literature, writers and writing instruments have been associated with the brand since long ago.

To celebrate the opening of the new store, the House commissioned a dozen French novelists to write short stories for a collection based on the historic Gaston-Louis Vuitton’s trunks.

When Breguet decided they want a fine pen they went to Montegrappa. When Smythson of Bond Street wanted a fine pen they went to Yard-O-Led. Louis Vuitton went to S.T. Dupont. The deal is rather sizable for Dupont but both companies refused to disclose any details regarding the deal.

The new range of writing instruments promised innovation, quality and luxury. The fountain pens have a patented system (it’s unclear if it belongs to S.T. Dupont or LV) which prevents them from leaking when travelling in style at high altitude. It is known that fountains have a messy habit of leaking due to changes in air pressure. The finish, pattern and design is Dupont level but Vuitton feel. In my opinion a fortunate marriage of quality and style.

The resolutely modern and innovative instruments incorporate aluminium, gold, palladium finish, iridium tipped nibs, guilloche, enamel, exotic skins and more. Some are made in France whilst other in Germany.

There are three collections Spirit of Vuitton, Cargo and Grand Tour; plus a model for agendas. Each collection consists of a different reference to travelling. Cargo and Grand Tour are obvious whilst the Spirit of Vuitton references the Louis Lindbergh plane.

To retain the exclusivity there are no half measures. The inkwells on offer are made in Baccarat crystal. The choice is rich and creative. Brun Ténébreux the emblematic colour of Vuitton is available along other poetically sounding inks like Gris romantique, Blue sibylin, Violet malicieux, Blue rêveur, Rose espiègle, Rouge gourmand and Or audacieux. We are told that the reason why the ink flows very well is because it is specially formulated with colorants that do not clog the nib and feeder of the pen.

If the right spots are found the company plans to open writing instruments and stationary stores in Tokyo and New York. This indicates the brand’s commitment but also has commercial rationales. The luxury stationary brand Smythson of Bond Street is a good example of prosperous luxury stationary business.

Whilst old school pen lovers might remain suspicious towards big fashion brands we believe that this is the way forward for writing instruments. Reinvent themselves, much like the luxury watch industry in the ’90s, from utilitarian objects into cool fashion accessories or risk becoming outdated, irrelevant and die like so many historical pen companies.

Discount Louis Vuitton Handbags – Authentic Bags Available Online For Less

Discount Louis Vuitton Handbags can be found online for prices that you would never believe you could pay. You can buy authentic discount Louis Vuitton Handbags on the Internet for affordable prices. Prices as low as $100.

Believe it or not…discount Louis Vuitton handbags are available right here on the Internet for much lower prices than retail prices. Have you been wishing you could afford an authentic Louis Vuitton handbag? So have hundreds if not millions of other price conscience people out there who want to enjoy the luxury of owning a genuine Louis Vuitton bag without the genuine price.

That is where the discounted Louis Vuitton handbag comes in to play. There are authentic handbags that are being sold for wholesale prices on certain sites. You can find fabulous cheap Louis Vuitton handbags for sale on live auction sites that allow you to bid on these bags for fractions of the retail prices. For the prices that you would see on the LV website or eluxury.com, you are getting a bargain on authentic Louis Vuitton handbags online.

Louis Vuitton handbags usually start at around $595.00 and can go up to over $4000.00 retail. There are bags that are seasonal or specially made that go into the 5 digit numbers. Have you heard about the Louis Vuitton Tribute Patchwork? This handbag retails at an awesome $52,500.00. It justifies its price by being made from 14 different Louis Vuitton bags that were sewn together incorporating rare feathers and alligator skin. And, it looks like it should be sitting in a museum somewhere. It is gorgeous!

Once you think of how much Louise Vuitton handbags are being sold for in retail shops, the thought of just spending a few hundred seems so easy to do for most. Imagine for a moment the look of shock that came upon your face when you learned the prices of the LV bags. It probably sdidn’t take you long to realize that you may never own an authentic Louis Vuitton for as long as you live. But, if you do what more than 10,000 people have already done and shopped online, the thought of never owning an LV bag would be forgotten.

I am here to tell you that you can own LV handbags for discounted prices. You are sure to be able to find some of the most fabulous of all of the bags designed by just shopping online. There are many reputable online stores that offer genuine handbags for prices as low as $100. You can pay as little as $100 or go up to as high as over $4000. It’s up to how much you want to spend for luxury.

People are actually selling their vintage Louis bags or their not-so-used bags that look like new. You can even buy “new with tags”(NWT) items that have never been used and till have the original tags on them with garment bags and all. These bags are going to be a bit more costly, but most are still less than you would pay in-store.

Look for yourself and see what I am talking about. You will be amazed at the number of discounted Louis Vuitton handbags that are available to the public. When shopping through live online auctions, you are sure to find that discount Louis Vuitton handbag that you have always wanted, but thought you could never afford.

Louis Vuitton Handbags – Backpacks That Are Fun, Sophisticated and Affordable Online

Louis Vuitton Handbags can be seen all over the place. The Louis Vuitton handbag has become even more popular since they have been discovered online for less than $500. The backpack is just one of the many Louis bags that are on sale for less. The style of this bag makes it playful and sophisticated at the same time. They have become popular with women and girls of all ages.

Those that seems to be moving up in rank is the Monogram Ellipse Sac a dos backpack. This bag has the look of a backpack, but the style of a classy handbag. The monogrammed look gives this bag the signature look with an added sleek and sophisticated feel to it. You can wear this bag casual with your jeans and sneakers or dress it up with a pair of slacks and a button down top with your loafers. The inside zip pocket is about the only storage you get, but the interior is big enough to fill with all your much needed items.

The Damier Canvas Soho backpack is another bag that gives you added space for carrying small books or larger items in your bag. I especially like the drawstring bags. They allow the bag to get closed completely so you do not have to worry about articles falling out of your bag. With the added front snap, your bag is safe from pick pockets on the train or bus ride home.

Louis also makes the large Montsouris GM backpack for those who need a large bag, but do not care for the shoulder bags or totes. With this particular bag you can carry just about anything that could fit in a handbag. This bag is seen a lot with college students. It is big enough for a few of their smaller books and small enough to not get in the way.

These bags range in prices from $800 to over $1000 for most styles. These handbags and other products can be found in high-end department stores such as Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, Lord & Taylor or Nordstrom just to name a few. There is an online LV shop for you to buy these bags online. The prices are quite expensive to most, but if you shop from the right online store you will save more money than you would from any retail store.

Shopping online for your LV bags is a great idea because you can save lots of time and energy searching through the stores for that one particular bag that you want. You can get the bags listed in this article for fractions off the store prices. How about owning the Damier Broadway backpack for $500, instead of the original price of $900? That sounds great to me.

So, not only does shopping online save you lots of money, it saves you time and energy. eBay is a great place to find the LV backpacks and all other bags for discounted prices. There are many online stores that carry this brand and have wonderful savings that are well worth it. You might even stubble upon something you had been looking for all over the place and couldn’t find. The Internet is an awesome place to find anything imaginable. So, for your next Louis Vuitton handbag purchase, go online and save.