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World’s Most Powerful Luxury Brands

According to a study compiled by market research firm Millward Brown Optimor, the most valuable brand is Louis Vuitton with a brand value of $19.8 billion. Hermes, with a brand value of $8.45 billion, landed in the second spot, followed by Gucci ($7.58 billion), Chanel ($5.54 billion) and Hennessy ($5.36 billion). Brands that focused on [...]

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Chanel Bocce Ball Set

Chanel has contributed the South of France’s official sport, Pétanque by creating a a vintage-inspired Pétanque/Bocce ball set. The set, priced at about at about $2,800, includes eight stainless steel bocce balls engraved with the Chanel logos and a wooden “jack” or target ball. The case is finished in two-tone brown and natural woven wicker [...]

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Chanel Celebrating the 2010 Shanghai World Expo

To celebrate the Universal Exhibition in Shanghai, Chanel is launching the Chanel Shanghai accessories collection inspired by the delights of China. This limited-edition collection, which includes bracelets, necklaces, handbags and earrings, will debut at Chanel’s five mainland boutiques this May.

Vanessa Paradis – Rouge Coco Chanel

You have had a sneak peek at Vanessa Paradis’ new ad campaign for Rouge Coco Chanel lipstick, now take a look at the commercial. The television clip was directed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino, and it features Paradis applying lipstick in front of a mirror while she whistles the song “Daydream” by ’60s band “The Lovin’ Spoonful”. [...]

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Chanel denies Lagerfeld retirement rumors

French luxe brand Chanel says that there is currently no plan to replace head designer Karl Lagerfeld. “KL is Chanel’s creative director and has a long-term contract that is by no means reassessed,” a representative said. “His succession is not on the agenda.” Rumor, first surfacing last summer, has it that Lanvin’s creative director Alber [...]

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Lagerfeld takes Chanel to the North Pole

The sketch of a polar bear by Karl Lagerfeld on the invitation to his autumn-winter show for Chanel on Tuesday was already a big hint. As a howling wind came over the sound system, screens were hoisted up to reveal gigantic ice floes, from which his models emerged enveloped in shaggy furs to keep out [...]

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