Louis Vuitton Loses Ground as World’s Most Valuable Luxury Brand

Chapman Brothers x Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2013 Men’s Accessories Collection

With Fall comes a whole host of fashions and accessories. Louis Vuitton teamed up with sibling fashion duo Jake and Dinos Chapman a.k.a. the Chapman Brothers to go in on the Fall/Winter Accessories collection. Known for their eye-catching and provocative designs, The Chapman Brothers brought a new element to the Louis Vuitton brand. The bags and scarves are adorned with a heavily embroidered and colorful pattern, compliments of the Chapmans. The edgy patterns have navy blue and red bases, with owls, vines, flowers, sharp-teethed koalas, and even an eye ball as part of the design. This limited edition collection will be dropping soon at Louis Vuitton stores worldwide. Check the gallery after the jump to some of the pieces and the design.

Top seller: Lot 33, the 2011 35cm amethyst matte crocodile Birkin bag has a whopping final sale estimate of up to £28,000

The two companies have been locked in a bitter feud ever since LVMH, which owns Louis Vuitton and dozens of other luxury brands, revealed that it had secretly built up a 17 per cent stake in the family-dominated Hermes. LVMH, led by tycoon Bernard Arnault, later built this holding up to 22.6 per cent prompting Hermes to cry foul and accuse Mr Arnault of surreptitiously trying to add Hermes to his large stable of brands. In its accusation at a French business court, Hermes accuses LVMH of using highly complex financial instruments set up by top French banks that enabled it to conceal its buying spree from French regulators. Hermes demands that LVMH sell back the stock to the three banks — Societe Generale, Natixis and Credit Agricole — which are themselves accused in court of acting as de-facto fronts for the alleged takeover attempt. The courtroom battle is the latest in a barrage of legal proceedings launched by Hermes against LVMH, whose spokesman told the French newspaper that the accusations by Hermes were unfounded and part of wider slander campaign. Story first published on: June 19, 2013 18:38 (IST)

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Aptly designed to serve as a stylish travel companion it is sized at WxHxD 17.7 x 10.6 x 7.9 inches. Messenger Bag – Louis Vuittons messenger bag offered in two shades of Khakhi and Oxygene will add a splash of color to the season. Specially designed to easily accommodate A4 docs, it will appeal to the men in Damier Challenge nylon canvas. Pick it up for $2,950. Bumbag The all-season Oxygene Bumbag is compact yet spacious to carry essentials while strolling down the street or walking in the woods. Aptly designed to be worn over the shoulder or clasped around the waist, it can also be carried as a hand clutch. Selling for $1,770, it is made from water-resistant Damier Challenge nylon canvas. Silver Lock and Key cufflinks Lock the memories of the lovely relationship with your father and hand over the keys to him of this invaluable treasure with a pair of silver lock and key cuff links.

Not been keeping up with the fraud fight? Don’t worry, we’ve summarised the full details for you here , but basically Hermes has accused Louis Vuitton’s parent company of illegally trying to amass a majority stake in its shareholdings. As the case continued to play out in a French court this week, Hermes reportedly accused LVMH of committing the “most important fraud in the history of the French stock market.” It’s a heavy claim and Hermes representatives have shown no sign of wavering under the power of their words, but despite the severity of the accusations, LVMH is still claiming total innocence. In fact, a spokesperson has gone so far as to tell French newspapers that Hermes’ claims should be dismissed entirely, and considered a part of a wider slander campaign. Eeish. You can’t get more of an ‘it wasn’t me’ than that. What do you think? Reckon LVMH was up to no good? More details here to help you decide.

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Originally designed in 1935 the shape is a classic form which has gained worldwide acclaim. Actress Jane Birkin circa 1967 (left) and Coco Chanel (right) Chanel Chanel, ever practical, introduced a handbag suspended from thin straps in 1929, as an alternative to the clutch – freeing up the busy woman-about-towns hands for other things. When she returned from retirement in 1954, Chanel decided to update her handbag even further and called the bag 2.55 after the date of creation, February 1955. The 2.55 remains the most popular bag today, both vintage and new. In fact, Chanel released an exact copy of the original 2.55 in February 2005 to commemorate the bags 50th birthday. It remains a design classic, with its quilted exterior and double chain straps. Fans will know that the burgundy leather interiors were said to be inspired by Chanels convent school uniform and that when this bag has the Mademoiselle lock, it is known as a Classic Flap. The Double C lock was introduced in the 1980s. This sale includes several variants of the 2.55. Lot 18: An emerald fabric classic flap bag Chanel, 2009-10 with silvertone metal hardware, classic chain, dustbag and box 30.5 cm, estimate: 1,500 – 2,500 Louis Vuitton Outlet Lot 65: An Hermes tan box lather passe-guide bag from 1979, estimated to fetch 2,500 – 3,500 The Vintage Couture: Handbags and Accessories online-only auction features 102 exquisite items. Lot 18: A 30cm 2011 lime bag, estimate 10,000-15,000 (left) and Lot resource 34: A crocus 2012 with silver palladium hardware, padlock, keyfob and dustbag 35 cm, estimate: 5,000-7,000 (right), both Epsom leather Birkins by Hermes Lot 5: A 2005 45cm limited edition monogram cerise canvas keepall bag Takashi Murakami for Louise Vuitton, goldtone metal hardware with handle fastener and dustbag, estimate:1,000 – 2,000 Prices start at 400 at Christies.com .

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The value of PPR SAs (PP) Guccis brand surged 48 percent to $12.7 billion, ranking it the third in the luxury list, while Pradas worth soared 63 percent to $9.45 billion, placing it fourth, Millward Brown Optimor said. Hermes stayed in second place at $19.1 billion, unchanged from last year. As consumers make room for those luxuries that make them feel better by trading down on other items, it is the middle-of-the-road brands that are feeling the impact of this polarisation, Millward Brown Optimor said in a statement. Rolex, Chanel, Cartier, Burberry, Fendi and Coach rounded out the top 10 most valuable luxury brands in the study. Pradas surge was the fastest across 13 categories measured by Millward Brown Optimor, placing it 95th out of 100 brands overall. Apple Inc. (AAPL) again ranked first with its estimated value rising 1 percent to $185 billion, the study found. Pradas brand awareness in China , Russia , Brazil and the Middle East continues to rise, said Anastasia Kourovskaia, vice-president of Millward Brown Optimor EMEA. The study, commissioned by WPP Plc, was based on interviews with consumers as well as analysis of company performance. To contact the reporter on this story: Andrew Roberts in Paris at aroberts36@bloomberg.net To contact the editor responsible for this story: Celeste Perri at cperri@bloomberg.net Louis Vuitton Loses Ground as Worlds Most Valuable Luxury Brand Jock Fistick/Bloomberg A mannequin stands in a widow display at the Louis Vuitton store, a unit of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA, in Brussels, Belgium.

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