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Louis Vuitton Surprise…

SURPRISE…. It might not be the most expensive item in the world, but it is one of the most useful….the Louis Vuitton guide to Los Angeles. 

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Paris AW11 Highlights

ALEXIS MABILLE I admire how Alexis Mabille presents his collections with such attitude and eagerness that he has become one of the Paris menswear highlights. It is fantastically playful as well as bursting with energy, a trait held by all of Mabille’s projects. I think the subtly tailored pieces juxtaposed the printed t-shirts and plaiding… Read more »

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LVMH Invests 14.2% Stake in Hermes

Whilst Paris, France is under siege because rioters are protesting the latest rises in tax and retirement age imposed by President Sarcozy, it seems business is carrying on as usual at Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey. For, it has just been announced that LVMH, the worlds leading luxury group, has invested a 14.2% stake in Hermes… Read more »

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Year Zero

Year Zero is undoubedly one of the hottest, fashion forward and avent garde brands in London. Owned by the Mazilli family who previously owned Voyage, the uber exclusive boutique on the Kings Road,  their Beak Street store in the heat of Soho offers a one-stop shop for one of the most individual, vivacious and visionary… Read more »

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Inside John Smedley

The Archway at John Smedley The word luxury has changed its meaning over the past couple of years, since we found ourselves a little less well-off. Logo’s have been banished to the back of the wardrobe and items that subtly show that we are in the know have come forward. Though one thing many of… Read more »

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Men in Red

The Guardian newspaper has long been the thinking-person’s fashion indulgence, and with shoot’s like these, it is not hard to see why. Men in Red is Simon Chilver’s tropical yet quintessentially Eurocrat creation, photographed by Nicky Emmerson. With Louis Vuitton, Prada and Calvin Klien taking centre stage with the fashion, the subtle and very gentlemanly… Read more »

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Are Designer Discounts Soon to be a Thing of the Past?

This weekend, a new law was passed in Europe that may sound the death knell for on-line discount shopping of designer labels. But is this law necessary and what implications will it have for both the e-retailer and the consumer? Due to the new rules formed in the European capital Brussels, the hub of European… Read more »

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LVMH Come Out On Top

It’s official; we are spending again. However, whilst this statement may not apply to most people, it seems the well-heeled are as LVMH have announced a surge in its first-quarter sales of 2010. The group, which takes its name from Louis Vuitton, Moet & Chandon Champagne and Hennessy cognac, said its sales grew to £562… Read more »

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Valentines Get-a-Way

It’s coming up to Valentines Day and it’s a time of romantic gestures, and often, sensual weekends away! But if you have not been with your ‘lover’ (I think thats so more exciting than boy/girl friend, don’t you?) long, you don’t want to rock-up with your weekend grooming supplies in a soggy, tired pouch. Presuming… Read more »

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Vuitton Up, LVMH Down

Who would have thought that next time you trek to Outer Mongolia, you will find a Louis Vuitton store? Well having announced to put the far-flung region on the fashion map, LVMH have announced that LV has seen a rise in sales in the nine-months to September 30th. However, LVMH over-all has seen a group… Read more »