Is this the world’s most stylish zoo? Creatures crafted out of Louis Vuitton handbags on display in Chinese megastore

The pop-up zoo features 23 animals, all of which were created using handbags and other small leather goods bearing the brand’s distinctive check and ‘LV’ monogram. Our favourite has to be the giant panda, which took two months and a whopping 74 bags to create. We can only imagine how intoxicating the smell of all that butter-soft leather would be if you were to cuddle up to him. Other animals in what must surely be the coolest zoo to ever exist include a cricket, an armadillo and a beaver. Naturally. See more pictures of Louis Vuitton’s handbag zoo by clicking through the images above.
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Creatures crafted out of Louis Vuitton handbags on display in Chinese megastore The French fashion giant has opened a special ‘zoo’ Located at flagship store in the central Chinese city of Wuhan The zoo houses a total of 23 animals The panda took more than 2 months and 74 Louis Vuitton bags to complete PUBLISHED: 08:14 EST, 31 May 2013 | UPDATED: 09:22 EST, 31 May 2013 130 shares Fashion is all about creativity and luxury label Louis Vuitton get top marks for innovation and all-round fun for their latest stylish project. The French fashion giant has opened a special ‘zoo’ – featuring animals made out of their iconic handbags. The zoo was crafted to celebrate the opening of the brand’s new flagship store in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Stylish creatures: Animals have been made out of handbags at the new Louis Vuitton store ‘zoo’, in Wuhan, China A bug’s life: This cricket made from Louis Vuitton handbags is one of 23 animals that have been designed The zoo houses a total of 23 animals, including a giant panda, a cricket, an armadillo and a beaver, all located in the atrium of Wuhan International Plaza.
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Louis Vuitton Raised Most Non-Leather Handbag Prices, HSBC Says

The trunk maker owned by Paris-based LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA (MC) lifted prices on bags such as the Speedy and NeverFull by about 10 percent in the euro region, Antoine Belge , an HSBC analyst, said today in a note to clients. Vuitton raised prices by at least 10 percent in the U.K. and U.S., and by 5 percent to 10 percent in Asian markets including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore, the analyst wrote. The euro’s strength against some currencies may lead LVMH to charge more, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bernard Arnault said Jan.
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