British luxury handbag maker Mulberry posted surging Christmas sales and raised its annual profits forecast Thursday. Retail sales at the group jumped 41 percent in the six weeks to January 14 from a year earlier on strong Asian demand, Mulberry said in a trading update. “I am delighted that trading during Christmas and the New … Continued
Rising London-based designer Mary Katrantzou has collaborated with French label Longchamp for a collection of Eastern-influenced handbags. Designed with the vision “When East meets West”, the line continues Katrantzou’s signature patterned aesthetic, and includes an array of totes adorned in Eastern-inspired motifs such as orchids and paper lanterns. With a pre-exclusive launch scheduled January 23, … Continued
American actress Mila Kunis has been named as the new face for the Spring Summer 2012 campaign of luxury brand Christian Dior. Kunis is the latest in a long line of movie stars such as Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly, to be associated with Dior. The 28-year-old actress is thrilled with her appointment, although … Continued
In celebration of the Year of the Dragon, Coach has collaborated with Chinese artist Zhang Lan to put his stamp on a collection of exclusive items. Mr. Lan’s dragon illustration, in the traditional style of ink painting, adorns Coach’s iconic tote shape, as well as an assortment of matching small leather goods. The gold design … Continued
A proud collaboration between Barking Irons & Bombay Sapphire, the Bar Bag is inspired by classic gentry style of 19th Century London. This highly-limited item was modeled after antique medical kits from the age of home-visiting doctors. The Bar Bag simultaneously references the early medicinal remedies attributed to gin as well as the pride and … Continued
WWD suggests that Chanel creative director Karl Lagerfeld’s latest muse is model/rocker Alice Dellal, hinting she could be the next face for Chanel handbags. Dellal, famed for her half-shaved head and being a drummer in Thrush Metal, can typically be seen wearing ripped jeans, biker jackets and fishnet tights. Gossip Girl star Blake Lively is … Continued
Christian Dior have launched a one-off accessories line in collaboration with conceptual German artist Anselm Reyle. Reyle has been given carte blanche to create a collection of accessories utilising his use of colour and texture. The collection will include everything from wallets and clutches up to full sized handbags and shopper totes.
Jeremy Scott and Longchamp continue their ongoing collaboration on Longchamp’s Pliage bag. So many prints which succeeded, this season, he takes us on holidays with this colored and funny Postcard bag.
Longchamp is launching a new weekly online web series, entitled Heels, to UK residents at the website sofeminine.co.uk. It will subsequently be shown in France and Germany, as well as Korea, Japan, China and the US at the start of 2012. The series will document the life of a fashion magazine editor, although identities of … Continued
Marion Cotillard takes to Hollywood, California for the latest Christian Dior Lady Dior handbags campaign shot by Steven Klein. The campaign geatures Cotillard against a Hollywood Hills backdrop, grasping a covetable croc number with bright crimson and turquoise accents.
The resort 2012 campaign from Prada enlists French actress and model Léa Seydoux for a romantically dark series of images lensed by Steven Meisel.
Byron Yiu has made his fortune by turning traditional shopping habits around and re-selling rich women’s luxury handbags in Hong Kong. Yiu’s Milan Station retail chain buys trendy bags — luxury tote or shoulder bags to evening clutch — from the ladies who lunch in Hong Kong’s upscale neighbourhoods. Locally known as “tai tais”, the … Continued
Marion Cotillard is fronting Miss Lady Dior Handbags campaign – Photographed by fashion photographer Mikael Jansson – for fall 2011 season. The French actress looks picture perfect while posing in fall worthy attire with luxury handbag collection featuring the chain-link handled Miss Dior handbag.
Anne Hathaway has been selected for the Tod’s “signature collection” fall/winter advertising campaign. The visuals, photographed by Mert & Marcus, show the star on top of a glossy red car in what is a fashionable homage to the brand’s Italian heritage. The “signature” collection will target a younger, more fashion-forward clientele.The international campaign debuts in … Continued
Victoria Beckham has designed a one-off bag for the Selfridges Christmas collection, costing £8,995 ($14,700). The one-of-a-kind creation, part of the exclusive Selfridges ‘White Christmas’ range, is made from crocodile skin and features a delicate gold chain handle. Other items in the all-white collection include a white Burberry trench, a white Mulberry Alexa bag, a … Continued
When it comes to the best-performing fashion brand on the international stock exchange, you would most probably expect a name along the lines of the Pradas of this world, but it’s under-the-radar Mulberry that takes the crown. Bloomberg reports that the British luxury handbag maker’s stock rose by 526 percent over the past year. Overseas … Continued
Gucci created a limited edition bag collection for Summer 2011, which will be exclusively sold in the flagship stores in Capri, Cannes, Marbella and Monte Carlo. A different color for each boutique: sea green for Capri, lavender for Cannes, orange for Marbella and bright red for Monte Carlo. The collection consists of three elegant proposals: … Continued
A designer has reinterpreted the concept of wine-in-a-bag for the sophisticated, female oenophile in the form of luxurious French goatskin and Swiss workmanship. Claudia Eicke’s Weekender bag is for the wine-loving female who routinely carries a bottle of vino in addition to her lip gloss, smartphone and day planner. Made from natural grain goatskin from … Continued
A handbag that once belonged to former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher was sold for £25,000 at auction at Christie’s in London Monday. Thatcher frequently used the black Asprey bag on important occasions, such as summits with then US president Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev during her 1979-1990 premiership. The former leader dubbed … Continued
Angelina Jolie poses for Louis Vuitton Core Values Campaign on a wooden boat in Cambodia’s Siem Reap province where Jolie shot Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in 2000. Louis Vuitton’s president says, “People are not used to seeing Angelina in this situation. I like the fact that it’s a real moment.” Four of Angelina’s children were … Continued