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15 Oct

Louis Vuitton Opening a Leather Workshop in Texas

According to the article, the 100,000-square-foot workshop — dubbed the Louis Vuitton Rochambeau Ranch — will be situated on 256 acres located in the small Texan town where 6,300 residents reside. According to a statement from Louis Vuitton, the company is expanding to Texas to “meet the ever-growing demand for Louis Vuitton products in the American market.” The opening of Louis Vuitton Rochambeau Ranch is said to create approximately 1,000 jobs over five years.   To celebrate the opening next week, President Donald Trump and LVMH chairman Bernard Arnault are set to be in attendance, along with more than 150 Louis Vuitton employees and former Texas Governor, Rick Perry. President Trump will be honored with ribbon cutting, and will then give a speech about job creation. The...
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14 Oct

IWC Celebrates 80th Anniversary of Saint Exupéry’s Transatlantic Flight in New Watch

In addition to hosting an exhibition in New York, Swiss luxury watchmaker IWC Schaffhausen is celebrating the 80th anniversary of French writer, poet, and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint Exupéry‘s transatlantic flight with a special edition Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph Edition “80 Years Flight to New York.” Reimagined in a shade of sepia-brown resembling Saint Exupéry’s pilot suit, the ceramic bezel sits elegantly atop a 46mm stainless steel case, its Timezoner design allowing its wearer to simply push down on the ring and rotate it to adjust the watch’s time zone. As a tribute to the legendary journey, both “Paris” and “New York” on the bezel are painted in red, matching with one of the hands while providing a welcome contrast to the also sepia-brown...
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9 Oct

Gucci 1955 Horsebit Shoulder Bag

Lately, it’s more common than not for designers to release bags that have a vintage feel, as creative directors from our favorite brands continue to dip into their archives for inspiration. Purse lovers first saw this from Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele, and since then many other designers have followed suit. Last month we introduced you to the latest archival revival from Gucci, and like many of you, we fell in love. Seeing this bag in person has only solidified our adoration for this classic, but somehow also modern, new bag. In short, this bag is good, it’s really good, and below we’re giving you a detailed look at Gucci’s latest must have design.   The bag is classically Gucci, crafted from the brand’s...
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6 Oct

COMME des GARÇONS Readies the Vans Authentic in Fresh White

Having dropped in a stealthy black iteration earlier this year, COMME des GARÇONS and Vans have once again joined forces to offer up the latter’s Authentic silhouette in a new fresh white take.Just like the black option that featured an all-over slogan print in contrasting white, the latest addition mirrors the same colorway, this time by utilizing white for the canvas upper, rubber midsole, waffle outsole, and laces, while the text print is spotlighted in black. The slogans include the sayings “my energy comes from freedom” and “live free with strong will,” while Vans iconic “Off The Wall” branding is found on the heels.   The latest COMME des GARÇONS x Vans Authentic is available starting today at Dover Street Market Los Angeles....
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5 Oct

Watchfinder & Co. Explains Why the Omega Seamaster Trumps the Rolex Submariner

Watchfinder & Co. has just released a new video pitting two of the most time-tested (and marketed) Swiss dive watches against each other — the OMEGA Seamaster and the Rolex Submariner. Using the 116610LV Sub aka Hulk and the ref. 210.32.42.20.06.001 Seamaster as the talking points, Watchfinder & Co. delivers another video that is sure to appease anyone from those that are looking for their first luxury watch, to those that already have their collection dialed in.   The video explains that while on paper, the OMEGA Seamaster bests the Submariner in the categories: craftsmanship, history, movement, details, price, availability, to name a few, Rolex is king in something that matters most: branding. Even with the OMEGA Seasmaster’s £3,700 GBP price point vs the Sub’s retail price of...
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4 Oct

Valentino Spotlights Its New Logo In a Big Way for Spring 2020

For the past few years it's been nearly impossible to review a Valentino collection without discussing one iteration or another of the brand's iconic Rockstud bag. However, a year ago Valentino chose to shy away from its beloved Rockstuds and introduced a Rockstud-free handbag for Spring 2019.The VRing bag put a focus on Valentino's brand new V logo, and though this season the Rockstud is indeed back, the focus remains largely on Valentino's bold logo. On the Spring 2020 runway, Valentino has introduced a new bag which showcases a magnified version of the brand's gold V logo. This collection largely focused on this new shape, which was shown in two sizes and appeared in smooth leather as well as novelty versions. This collection...
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30 Sep

Tod’s is the Latest Brand to Hop On the Micro Bag Trend

If the runways of Fashion Week are any indication, the micro-bag trend shows no signs of slowing down, and while Tod's isn't a brand we often cover here on PurseBlog, they're the latest brand to tap into the micro bag trend. Models on the runway at the latest Tod's fashion show in Milan late last week both wore the tiny bag trend on body and clutched a multiple bag version of the micro bag trend. For Spring 2020, it seems, Tods is taking a trendier approach to its accessories collection as the brand's in-house design team tapped into some of the handbag world's biggest and most talked about trends. Though Tod's prides itself on Italian tradition and timeless, clean lines, this collection is...
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27 Sep

Jimmy Choo Varenne Bag Family for Fall 2019

There’s this idyllic version of the perfect day in my mind, and that day always involves NYC in the fall. The crispness in the air is enough to take away any unwanted smells, the few trees on the streets leading into Central Park have leaves turning various shades of yellow, orange, and red, and the classic New York City buildings – from brownstones to historical landmarks – are found on either side of me as I walk down the street. Scenes from one of my all-time favorite movies, You’ve Got Mail, could easily be seen as part of this perfect day and when I think of what I’d be wearing, my fall outfit always revolves around a fall bag and shoes....
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26 Sep

Louis Vuitton Reopens Asnières Workshop With “Time Capsule” Exhibition

Louis Vuitton has reopened its Asnières Workshop in France and has announced it will present a new exhibition called “Time Capsule”. “Time Capsule” has been described by the iconic fashion label as “a journey that traces the history of the house by highlighting innovations in technology and design.” Louis Vuitton’s Asnières workshop dates back to 1854, housing history, one-of-a-kind pieces, grails and more inside its walls.   Asnières has produced some of Louis Vuitton’s most fascinating and highly-regarded pieces of craftsmanship in its years, and now reopens to the public to showcase rare and unique pieces from the LV archives. You can experience “Time Capsule” for yourself every Saturday and Sunday until October 27. To reserve tickets, head to the Louis Vuitton site.   ...
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23 Sep

Gucci Celebrates Resistance With Stripped-Back SS20 Show

Gucci has returned to Milan Fashion Week for its Spring/Summer 2020 show, unveiling a collection of more stripped-back pieces inspired by resistance and fashion’s place in the world today. A key reference point for the collection was Michel Foucault’s theory of “biopolitics” — described as “the power over life, over bodies. A power that legitimizes only some existences, confining the others inside a regime of containment and/or invisibility” — and the role of resistance against this power.   Alessandro Michele‘s vision of resistance saw fashion as a vehicle of freedom, with the shownotes adding that fashion can  “let people walk through fields of possibilities, giving hints and evoking openness, cultivating promises of beauty, offering testimonies and prophecies, sacralising every form of diversity, feeding indispensable self-determination skills.”...
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