It’s always amazing to ‘see’ the craftsmanship behind an object of beauty. The worn fingers an indication of an ingrained skill. That’s luxury.
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Located at 41 New Bond street, the affordable US brand Coach (which is a popular tourist buy for visitors to the USA) opened it’s first European Flagship Store in London on September 7th. In time for London Fashion Week and the company’s 70th anniversary.
To celebrate the launch, Coach created the “41 Collection” which features three new and exclusive styles (e.g The WI) representative of London neighbourhoods.
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Hong Kong’s elite group of women known as ‘tai tais’ are providing a local business man and owner of Milan Station with the goods he needs to furnish the desire for designer handbags. By authenticating and recycling old ‘it’ bags, Byron Yiu has become a very rich man.
A brilliant idea to take advantage of a growing trend to sell last seasons bag in order to buy this seasons newest offering and it also means that his stores now house a range of limited editions and rare bags that would otherwise be sitting in closets.
(image from: http://www.dawn.com/2011/09/21/old-luxury-handbags-get-new-life-in-hong-kong.html)
Opened just yesterday, Louis Vuitton’s new store concept – an Island Maison on the Marina Bay Sands, marks a significant moment in the brands expansion into Asia.
The store, with interiors that speak to it’s nautical theme also boasts an art gallery with work from designers AND celebrities. This is a move that is not too surprising and fits well with the other celebrity stories of the brand told by the photography of Annie Leibovitz.
(image from: http://www.augustman.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Louis-Vuitton-Island-Maison.jpg)
With US superstore Target now collaborating with Italian luxury brand Missoni (as they have done in the past with Liberty of London), are luxury brands devaluing themselves or actually gaining a following of aspirational customers?
Missoni products made especially for Target customers ranged from $2.99 – $100 and not surprisingly sold out in no time. What does this mean for the few who can afford the more expensive Missoni products?
(image from: http://www.siouxcityjournal.com/lifestyles/local/article_1eb09f12-e0e0-5ce9-9733-80b0fb7fe1d2.html)