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Its combining two worlds. Legacy is important to the company, as shown by their prominent display of travel luggage in the very front of the store. When Louis Vuitton first started the company in 1854, the only items he made were square trunks, which differed from the average, round boxes that people traveled with in that time period. In this way, Dobkin said, he revolutionized travel for his time. The elongated shape meant that people could pack more, and would therefore travel more often. The Ramat Aviv store features one of the first travel trunks made by Louis Vuitton, a gift from the Paris Museum. Shown with lights and a plaque, it stands next to the modern travel bags that the store offers for sale. Customers are given the option to have their initials on the travel bags just like the initials brightly painted on the antique trunk.
Louis Vuitton Cup led by New Zealand, super catamarans flying together on SF Bay (Video)
The audience cheered when the boats flew around marks heading back and forth along the shoreline in clear view of the marina green, the St. Francis Yacht Club and the fabulous Americas Cup Pavillion. Racers foiled downwind for maximum speed including critical maneuvers. New Zealand, up on foils, both hulls out of the water, slid sideways as it jibed, turning downwind at Gate Two. Barker left both dagger boards down around the turns in case the boat set back down on the surface. About control, the racers must stay within invisible borders or incur penalties, signaled from the race committee boat by a blue light on board the racing yachts. Luna Rossa also had to give way under sailing rules when the Italians and the Kiwis looked to be on a collision course and each on a port tack. As we learn in basic sailing school, a boat on port tack, with the wind coming over a sailors left shoulder, has no right of way and when both are on port tack, its the windward boat that must give way since it has more room or power to maneuver than the leeward presumably. Space age sailing suits Designers build everything for speed from the boat to the sailing suits. Sailors wore new sailing suits that looked aeronautical, sleek and flexible to allow the crew to run up and down the trampoline between the hulls, the race highly physical and the sailors athletic, in continual motion.
( TIF:US ), he said. The worlds second-largest luxury jewelry retailer based in New York was speculated by some analysts to be a potential takeover target. While it is a very nice company, he said, I dont think we have any interest in Tiffany. First-half Earnings About 28 percent of revenue at Paris-based LVMH came from Asia excluding Japan last year, more than anywhere else in the world, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The U.S. was its second-largest market, contributing 23 percent, the data show. The maker of Louis Vuitton handbags and Moet & Chandon champagnes will report its first-half earnings on July 25. LVMH this month said it will buy 80 percent of Italian cashmere clothier Loro Piana SpA for 2 billion euros ($2.6 billion), its biggest acquisition since the 2011 purchase of Bulgari SpA.
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and U.S., and by 5 percent to 10 percent in Asian markets including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore, the analyst wrote. The euros strength against some currencies may lead LVMH to charge more, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bernard Arnault said Jan. 31. Vuittons price increase in Japan, the biggest ever by the brand in the country, was taken to offset the impact of the yens slide on sales, the company said Feb. 20.