Louis Vuitton x Fragment Collection

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Louis Vuitton has teamed up with Japanese streetwear brand Fragment Design for the Men’s Pre-Fall 2017 Collection. The new collaboration has taken its inspiration from New York’s art scene in the 80s, and even having an imaginary band named “Louis V and The Fragments”. The collection features ready-to-wear items, handbags, small leather goods, shoes and even a leather teddy bear. The handbags comes in the iconic Monogram Canvas and Monogram Eclipse.

Louis Vuitton will be having a pop-up store in Tokyo at The Mass & Ba-tsu Art Gallery, from April 21 to May 5. It will also be available in Singapore at Surrender store from April 22 to May 7.

Here is the price list for the Louis Vuitton x Fragment Collection:

Varsity Jacket – ¥341,000 JPY ($3,063 USD)
Cardigan – ¥128,000 JPY ($1,150 USD)
Set of 2 Bandanas – ¥33,000 JPY ($297 USD)
Pochette Bag – ¥99,000 JPY ($890 USD)
Long Wallet – ¥110,000 JPY ($988 USD)
Small Purse – ¥49,000 JPY ($440 USD)
Small Wallet – ¥62,000 JPY ($557 USD)
Messenger – ¥221,000 JPY ($1,985 USD)
Bandana – ¥67,000 JPY ($602 USD)
Short-sleeve Button-up – ¥101,000 JPY ($907 USD)
Backpack – ¥257,000 JPY ($2,309 USD)
Boston Bag – ¥220,000 JPY ($1,976 USD)
Monogram Tote Bag – ¥222,000 JPY ($1,995 USD)
Black Tote Bag – ¥222,000 JPY ($1,995 USD)
T-shirt – ¥80,000 JPY ($719 USD)
Hawaiian Shirt – ¥101,000 JPY ($907 USD)
Stole – ¥63,000 JPY ($566 USD)
Beret – ¥67,000 JPY ($602 USD)
Vest – ¥244,000 JPY ($2,192 USD)
High Top Sneaker – ¥90,000 JPY ($809 USD)
Low Top Sneaker – ¥80,000 JPY ($719 USD)
Jeans – ¥63,000 JPY ($566 USD)

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Louis Vuitton x Fragment Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton x Fragment Monogram Eclipse Backpack and Keepall Bags

Louis Vuitton x Fragment Monogram Eclipse Messenger Bag and Small Leather Goods

Louis Vuitton x Fragment Jacket and Cardigan

Louis Vuitton x Fragment Vest and Stole

Louis Vuitton x Fragment Shirts

Louis Vuitton x Fragment Jeans and Sneakers

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See Each Step in the Creation of Louis Vuitton's New Soho Tribute Bag

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See Each Step in the Creation of Louis Vuitton's New Soho Tribute Bag



To fête the newly renovated Louis Vuitton in SoHo, the brand’s artisans created an exclusive capsule collection of handbags, “Capucine Skyline.” The handbag, which was just revealed at the SoHo store on December 15th, shows off the stunning New York City skyline with hand painted buildings and embroidery, emoting Louis Vuitton’s connection to the city. So what exactly does it take to make such a stunning, exclusive, limited-edition bag like the Capucine Skyline? A steady hand and 20/20 vision for starters.

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Here, a look at the 8 steps that went into designing Louis Vuitton’s newest treasure.

1. PUTTING ON THE SIGNATURE LV CLASP. BECAUSE HOW COULD THEY NOT?

2. THE ARTISANS BEGIN EDGE FOLDING BY HAND FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE BAG.

3. THE EDGES ARE DYED

4. THE THREADING OF THE CAPUCINE SKYLINE BEGINS

5. THE HANDBAGS ARE EMBROIDERED6. ARTISANS CUT THE EMBROIDERED LEATHER.

7. THE TWO LEATHER PANELS ARE STITCHED TOGETHER. 

8. AND THE BAG IS ASSEMBLED!

The Capucine Skyline bag is available at the Louis Vuitton store in Soho for $6,500.



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Louis Vuitton Race Bags

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Louis Vuitton Cruise 2017 ‘Race’ Speedy30 Bandouliere

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If you’ve walked into any Louis Vuitton boutique lately, you would already have seen the new Cruise 2017 bags that have started arriving on our shores. And one of the standout pieces from this collection would be the ‘Race’ Speedy30 Bandouliere, also known as Nicolas Ghesquière’s tribute to the Brazilian life, where the runway presentation was shown back in the month of May in Rio. Made with a mish-mash of LV’s best known icons, there’s a bit of Monogram Reverse, a bit of Epi and a bit ofDamier, all held together with the word Vuitton splashed across the front of the bag.

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Then there’s this, the other striking colour combination that this seasonal Speedy30 Bandouliere comes in. Finished with a patch pocket on the side (much like the ones the vintage Epi Speedy bags used to have) and a shoulder sling that’s also removable, I do hope this means that Louis Vuitton will start having more fun and seasonal Speedy bags again, just like the ones Marc Jacobs always had whenever he launched a new collection. Priced at SGD3400, it’s not exactly cheap but with such a mix of colours and materials (did I also mention this is limited edition?), I didn’t really expect it to cost any less.


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Louis Vuitton Race Speedy Bag

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INSIDE THE PURSEFORUM: A SAFE HAVEN FOR SHOWING OFF $50,000 HANDBAGS & Louis Vuitton Purchases Shared By Our PurseForum Members

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We can't think of a better way to start a new month than with a new bag, and our PurseForummembers certainly agree. As we continue our exploration over on the PurseForum, our members revealed a bevy of gorgeous new bags in the super-popular Louis Vuitton subforum.

Get ready to live vicariously through our Forum members because there's an abundance of Louis Vuitton Neverfull totes to admire, Christmas Illustration prints to marvel at, and, of course, plenty of monogram! Our tPFers were even lucky enough to snatch up some vintage finds, like the Louis Vuitton Epi Figue Trèsor Coffret and the Louis Vuitton Monogram Stephen Sprouse Roses print. Our forum members were also the first to get their hands on the brand's new World Tour collection, which features patches from creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere's travels atop the classic monogram print.


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Larkie D., a 40-something techology consultant based in Los Angeles, has been collecting Chanel ready-to-wear since the '90s. (Twenty years later, her uniform is still a pair of jeans paired with one of the French fashion house’s cropped tweed jackets.) A few years into building her clothing collection, she moved onto the handbags. Today, Larkie -- who asked that we not reveal her last name -- owns 20 to 30 Chanel bags at "any given time," many of which are crafted from exotic skins with prices hovering in the $30,000 range. Over the past decade, she’s certainly spent close to a million dollars on handbags -- although the number is hard to pin down exactly, since Larkie began reselling many of her Chanel bags a few years ago.

"I realized that I only really like one or two of the styles -- the classic flap bag in exotic skins," she says. Unfortunately, many of the bags she has resold have not gone for as much as she paid. "They don’t have a great resale value, especially when it comes to exotics," she says. "If you pay $50,000 for a jumbo flap bag in alligator, you might not be able to get more than somewhere in the mid-twenties for it. It’s not like an Hermès."

Which may be one reason that, over the past couple of years, Larkie -- who writes the blog Larkie at Large -- has “moved on to the orange side.” She currently owns "four or five" Hermès bags, including a Birkin and a few Kellys, one of which is in crocodile. "As much as I love Chanel, once you touch and hold an Hermès exotic skin bag in your arms, it’s hard not to cross over," she says. "My holy grail is a Kelly in fuchsia ostrich or alligator. That would be a miracle."

Larkie’s handbag collection may sound rarefied, but she's not alone. Since 2006, she’s been visiting the PurseForum, an online community dedicated to handbag lovers. "I was trying to authenticate a Chanel bag, and I stumbled upon it," she says. "Then I just got sucked in."

In a time when forums are verging on archaic, the PurseForum has more than 400,000 registered members and over 700,000 threads. The site, which also includes a well-read blog, receives three million visits a month, resulting in an average 25 million page views.

"We have really passionate people who have been there for a very long time," says Meaghan Mahoney Dusil, who co-founded the site in 2004 with then-boyfriend Vlad Dusil while they were students at Ohio University. The couple met on the swim team. When Meaghan, better known as "Megs," was injured and could no longer compete, Vlad thought it might be fun if she started a blog about handbags. (At the time, she had two designer bags: a Prada nylon messenger and a classic Coach style.) In January 2005, she published her first post. A few months in, PurseBlog was gaining traction -- and tons of comments. So the couple decided to build a forum in the spirit of The Fashion Spot, but more about shopping, less about the industry.

From the beginning, the Dusils had strict rules about what could and couldn’t be discussed on PurseForum. There would be no trolling, no talk of politics or religion. The result was a mostly positive mix of threads: there were plenty about authentication, sourcing and showing off your latest purchases via photos. Others were simply odes to specific brands. Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Hermès have remained the most talked about luxury brands over the years, but Céline is a current hot topic. Coach remains popular amongst the contemporary labels, and so does Rebecca Minkoff. (Minkoff has told me in the past that she actually spent a lot of time on the PurseForum in the early years of her brand, responding to customer feedback.) The threads reach far beyond handbags, though, spanning the entire fashion/shopping spectrum. There are shoe threads, jewelry threads, clothing threads. Even threads dedicated to celebrity fashion.

A photo from Anh Vu Yu's closet, which she posted on the PurseForum.

To an outsider, the thing that is most striking about the PurseForum is the amount of wealth that is on display. Anh Vu Yu, a 40-year-old from Houston, Texas who has been a PurseForum member since 2006, became a star amongst the community when she posted multiple photos of the closet built for her Hermès collection. "My most prized bag is not just one bag; it is my entire Hermès collection that was a gift from my husband," she says. "When I built my home, I had my dream closet custom made to showcase all of my babies." (See it all here.) Vu Yu currently owns about 50 bags, 25 of which are Hermès. "My bag collection used to consist of trendy It bags in my 20s and early 30s," she says. "I’ve since downsized on the It bags. Now I mostly have Hermès Birkins and Kellys, as well as Chanel classic flap bags."

Of course, with such riches come the crazies -- as is with any forum. "We’ll get guys with fetishes coming in and asking women to post pictures of used Christian Louboutin shoes," explains a PurseForum administrator who asked that we not use her name for this story. (“Nobody likes the hall monitor,” she says, referring to the fact that trolls have attempted security breaches, like breaking into her personal Facebook account, in the past.) In general, though -- thanks to the strict moderation enforced by the Dusils -- these women see the forum as a refuge, a place where they can share their bounties without being judged harshly. "There’s a stigma attached for a lot of people that like to buy luxury goods," the administrator says. "Often people are accused of only liking something because of the label. What attracts people to the PurseForum is that the community doesn’t judge you for indulging."

While Larkie and Vu Yu have been a part of the PurseForum since 2006, there are plenty of members who only stick around for a brief time period. "I think a lot of the ‘oldies’, as they call us, left during the recession," Larkie says. "People's lives changed. They took a step back from the materialism. Like a sorority, they graduated and moved on. But I still use it as a resource."

Luckily for the Dusils, a new crop of PurseForum addicts emerged. The site is so successful that they are able to employ seven full-time employees in New York, as well as an administrator and other contract employees. Along with traditional banner ads and sponsored content, PurseBlog was an early adopter of affiliate marketing. They teamed up with the now-defunct eLuxury early on, and were one of the first to sign on with Net-a-Porter's affiliate program. "We owe our success to the community," Mahoney Dusil says. "We’re very lucky that they’re so passionate about their bags and accessories."

If there's one thing we can attest to, it's that there's nothing better than taking your sweet time unwrapping your new bag and embracing that new bag smell! We rounded up all of our favorite purchases below, and if you didn't get the opportunity to join the New Month, New Bag Club, you can always check out our forum members' other new Louis Vuitton purchases.



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Louis Vuitton Introduces New Packaging

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Since 2003, Louis Vuitton has been known for its chocolate-brown packaging, but now the 162-year-old brand is taking on a brighter shade.

Officially called safran impérial (imperial saffron), the ochre hue will be featured on the brand's shopping bags and boxes for all purchases. Cobalt-blue ribbons and bag handles will complement the bright color. 

The new packaging started arriving in stores over the weekend, along with a new rolling suitcase designed by Marc Newson. According to Michael Burke, the chairman and chief executive officer of Louis Vuitton, the packaging will eventually roll out to the brand's 450 stores worldwide.

"We don't want the packaging to be fashionable. It's supposed to have quite a long life cycle," Burke told WWD. "In most cases, brand colors play off of black and white. We wanted to be different."

The label has a close relationship with the color scheme. The yellow hue was featured on a vintage Vuitton trunk, the Citroën, which was commissioned by the French carmaker for an expedition in 1924. The color is also similar to the shade of the brand's handles, trim, and labels since 1860. Since Vuitton's inception in 1854, blue details have been used for personalization in the form of initials and ribbons.

Most recently, Nicolas Ghesquière, the brand's artistic director, featured the shade on many of its popular handbags, including the Petite Malle and the Twist MM. Saffron also showed up on the fall and spring 2016 catwalks at various labels, including Gucci, Prabal Gurung, and Prada.

The new packaging is made to last longer than the old packaging—it's thicker and more resilient—and is more collapsible than ever before.

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The new packaging will hit LV stores this weekend so don’t be surprised when your purchases are given the saffron treatment. “We don’t want the packaging to be fashionable. It’s supposed to have quite a long life cycle,” Michael Burke, chairman and C.E.O. at LV told WWD. “In most cases, brand colors play off of black and white. We wanted to be different.”
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The color, or variations of it, have been seen on LV products before, it’s also been used in their “Volez Voguez Voyagez” exhibition in Paris. Along with boasting a new color, the new packaging will also be more durable thanks to increased thickness and more resilience.


1. Study: China’s Luxury Travelers Value Experience Over Shopping. When wealthy Chinese travelers head abroad, they’re prioritizing experiential luxury such as dining and seeking out unique cultural activities, but shopping still fits in big to their travel plans. - JING 

2. After years of its trademark brown packaging, Louis Vuitton turns to saffron: Since 2003, Louis Vuitton has been known for its chocolate-brown packaging, but now the 162-year-old brand is taking on a brighter shade. - Allure 

3. Highly secretive C&A Brenninkmeijer is a global powerhouse in fashion retailing. - Forbes

4. How designers are responding to fashion's overproduction problem. - i-D

5. Hearst tightens budgets as publishers reel from fall advertising pullback: The magazine industry continues to reel as traditional advertisers cut their print budgets and consumers spend less on subscriptions and at the newsstand. -WWD

6. Anne Elizabeth Moore on the global garment and sex trades: What links the world of fashion, the international sex and garment trades, and human trafficking? - Truth-Out

7. Selena Gomez rakes in $550,000 per social media post: Gomez currently stands in the No. 1 slot and, per D'Marie, is worth $550,000 per social media post when the messaging appears across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. -AdWeek

8. Does Taylor Swift have a good legal argument for suing Kim Kardashian? -Jezebel

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A HISTORY OF LOUIS VUITTON; TIMELINE

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Louis Vuitton is one of the most recognized luxury brands in the world, thanks to its iconic Monogram pattern. According to Forbes, LV was the most valuable luxury brand of 2015. At PORTERO you will find authentic pristine and pre-owned Louis Vuitton bags and accessories, at up to 75% off retail.

Learn about the history of this classic brand in this brief infographic, or dig deeper into the story of this French maison by scrolling through the timeline.

Louis Vuitton Timeline [infographic]

 

1837. 16 year-old Louis Vuitton arrives in Paris, by foot, and becomes the apprentice of  trunkmaker Monsieur Maréchal.

1854. Louis Vuitton opens his own shop at N°4 Rue Neuve des Capucines in Paris, France.

1858. Louis Vuitton introduces trunks in gray trianon canvas and flat top and bottom, making them the first stackable trunks.

1859. Louis Vuitton establishes an atelier in Asnières sur Seine, where it still stands today as a factory, museum, and family home.

1867. Louis Vuitton wins a bronze medal at the Exposition Universelle, in Paris.

1871. The shop moves to 1 rue Scribe.

1873. Louis Vuitton’s son, Georges Vuitton, joins the company.

1876. To avoid counterfeits and replicas, Vuitton changes the trianon canvas pattern to a beige and brown striped design, known as the Rayée Canvas.

1888. No matter his efforts, counterfeit Vuitton trunks was a big issue, and so the Damier canvas pattern is introduced and trademarked.

Louis Vuitton Damier EbeneLouis Vuitton Petit Malle Damier $5,095. Pre-Owned Louis Vuitton Damier Boite Flacons $ 3,800. Louis Vuitton Damier Grimaud $2,600. Louis Vuitton Nolita GM Damier Ebene $1,380.

 

1889. Louis Vuitton wins a gold medal at the Exposition Universelle.

1892. Louis Vuitton dies.

1896. The Monogram Canvas is introduced, taking inspiration from the popular Oriental designs that were in vogue during the Victorian era.

Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas available on PORTERO.comPre-Owned Louis Vuitton Moyen Montsouris MM Monogram Canvas Backpack $750. Louis Vuitton Doc PM Monogram Canvas Bag $1,400. Louis Vuitton NN14 Monogram Idole GM $2,850.Louis Vuitton Tambourine Monogram Canvas $660.

 

1897. Georges’ son, Gaston-Louis Vuitton, joins the company.

1914. The Louis Vuitton store at 70 Avenue des Champs-Élysées opens its doors, replacing the store at 1 Rue Scribe.

1930. The Keepall makes its debut.

Louis Vuitton Keepall bags available on PORTERO.comLouis Vuitton Keepall Bandouliere 52 Monogram $599. Louis Vuitton Keepall 50 Black Epi Leather $980. Louis Vuitton Keepall 50 Tan Epi Leather $1,050. Louis Vuitton Keepall 55 Red Epi Leather $899.

 

1930s. Georges decides to make a smaller version of the Keepall, and the Speedy is born.

Louis Vuitton Speedy bags available on PORTERO.comLouis Vuitton Green Graffiti Speedy 30 Monogram $1,860. Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 Damier Azur$690. Louis Vuitton Caresse Mink Speedy 25 $4,070. Louis Vuitton Monogram Green Kusama Speedy 30 $2,150.

 

1932. A champagne producer needs a bag able to hold five bottles of champagne, and Louis Vuitton creates the Noé.

Louis Vuitton Noe bags available on PORTERO.comVintage Louis Vuitton Petit Noe Yellow Epi Leather $580. Louis Vuitton Noe Red Epi Leather$540. Louis Vuitton Petit Noe Etain Epi Leather $980. Louis Vuitton Noe Blue Epi Leather $460.

 

1934. Inspired by the Art Deco movement, the Squire bag is created. Today, the Squire is known as the Alma, after Place de L’Alma, a square in Paris.

 Louis Vuitton Alma bags available on PORTERO.comLouis Vuitton Alma BB Azteque $2,300. Louis Vuitton Alma Monogram $650. Louis Vuitton Alma Monogram Vernis PM $1,675. Louis Vuitton Alma in Red Epi Leather $699.

 

1936. Georges Vuitton dies.

1954. In honor of Louis Vuitton’s 100th anniversary, the flagship store moves from the Champs-Élysées to AvenueMarceau.

1970. The third generation Vuitton owner, Gaston Vuitton, dies.

1985. Launch of the Epi Leather collection.

Louis Vuitton Epi Leather Bags Available on PORTERO.comLouis Vuitton Saint Jacques PM Yellow Epi Leather $530. Louis Vuitton Alma GM Blue Epi Leather$1,600. Louis Vuitton Tilsitt Brown Kenyan Fawn Epi Leather $620. Louis Vuitton Art Deco MM Black Epi Leather $299.

 

1997. Marc Jacobs becomes Louis Vuitton’s first creative director, designing the company’s very first prêt-à-portercollection.

1998. Opening of Louis Vuitton store on the Champs-Élysées.

2001. Launch of Louis Vuitton jewelry.

2003. Louis Vuitton collaborates with Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, creating the Multicolore Monogram.

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Takashi Murakami for Louis Vuitton bags available on PORTERO.comLouis Vuitton Murakami Monogram Panda Handbag $599. Louis Vuitton Dalmatian Sac Rabat Monogram Canvas and Pony hair $1,325. Louis Vuitton Murakami Cherry Blossom Pochette $580.Louis Vuitton White Multicolore Pochette $340.

 

2006. Launch of the Monogram Mini Lin and Damier Azur lines.

2008. Launch of the Graphite Damier and Sofia Coppola Collections.

2007. The popular Neverfull tote enters the market.

Louis Vuitton Neverfull Totes available on PORTERO.comLouis Vuitton Cyan Turquoise Blue Epi Neverfull MM $1,499. Louis Vuitton Monogram Rose Velours Ikat Neverfull MM $2,750. Louis Vuitton Red Monogram Kusama Waves Neverfull MM$3,100. Louis Vuitton Green Monogram Graffiti Neverfull GM $3,200.

 

2013. Nicolas Ghesquière replaces Marc Jacobs as Artistic Director.

2013. The Louis Vuitton Capucines is introduced.

2014. The Petit Malle is unveiled.

Louis Vuitton Petit MalleLouis Vuitton Red Epi Petite Malle $5,200. Louis Vuitton Petite Malle Damier Ebene $5,095. Louis Vuitton Black Epi Petite Malle with Gold Trim $5,600. Louis Vuitton Monogram Petite Malle$5,200.

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