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Old luxury handbags get new life in Hong Kong

milan station luxury handbags

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 small and often thrifty demographic, rarely seen without Prada, Chanel or Gucci on their arm, provides the retailer with a steady flow of bags which are later authenticated by Yiu’s team.
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Fashion bloggers to spur online luxury sales

Front row fashion show

Fashion bloggers will help propel online sales of designer clothes, jewels and luxury cars to more than 11 billion euros ($15 billion) in 2015.

The exclusive fashion world has embraced the Internet later than other industries but is catching up quickly.

Brands such as Burberry, Tiffany and Gucci are increasing exposure to social media to connect with a new generation born when mobiles and Internet were already there.
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Made In Italy By Gucci – Summer 2011

gucci made in italy summer 2011

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: the Tote Bag, a casual-chic shopping bag in caracas raw linen fabric and leather trims; a practical zipped wallet and a beige pashmina shawlwith the color of the boutique where it is sold.
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World’s Most Valuable Luxury Brands

Louis Vuitton Fashion Show Men

Louis Vuitton is the world’s most valuable luxury brand for the sixth consecutive year according to Millward Brown Optimor’s 2011 BrandZ study.

The brand, owned by Paris-based LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, has a value of $24.3 billion, an increase of 23 percent from 2010.

That’s almost as much as the combined values of Hermes, Gucci and Chanel, which ranked second, third and fourth in this year’s luxury-brand standings.
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Gucci chooses Japan for anniversary celebrations

Kyoto Golden Temple

While fashion brands have recently turned to China to stage prestigious events, Gucci will fete its 90 years at Kyoto’s Golden Temple, Women’s Wear Daily reports.

The Japanese city being the sister city of Gucci’s native Florence, the Italian brand deemed it an appropriate place to showcase a selection of rare and unique items from its archive.

“the fact that Gucci is pressing ahead illustrates just how much life in Japan is slowly resuming its normal rhythms after last month’s massive earthquake and tsunami.”
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Gucci Loves You Bracelet for Japan

Gucci Japan bracelet

Gucci have created a limited edition bracelet to help support the relief efforts in earthquake and tsunami ravaged Japan.

Featuring a white-red-white web that recalls the colors of the Japanese flag, the bracelet carries a medal with a message that reads, “Gucci loves you.”

The bracelet will go on sale in Gucci stores throughout Japan tomorrow, followed by worldwide distribution in Gucci flagships stores in Europe, United States and Asia.
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Gucci celebrates 90th anniversary

Gucci 1921 bamboo

To celebrate 90 years in business, the Italian fashion house will release its ‘1921’ collection this summer.

Referring to Gucci‘s founding year, the 1921 label will be attached to a number of the brand’s best-known classics including the Bamboo, Jackie and Horsebit bags, which will all be made over in new fabrics and colors.

Other accessories such as shoes, probably including Gucci’s signature moccasins, riding boots, and loafers, as well as special-edition watches, bracelets, wallets, and sunglasses will also be part of the collection.
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Fiat 500 by Gucci

fiat 500 gucci

Fiat today took the wraps off of its latest co-branding project, the Fiat 500 by Gucci that will be showcased at next week’s Geneva Salon.

The car is customized by Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini in partnership with Fiat’s Centro Stile and is available in just black or white.

Both cars are garnished with Gucci’s signature green-red-green stripe, which runs along the entire perimeter and links the exterior to the interior.
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Gucci Grammys

The “i-Gucci” Grammy Edition Watch

Gucci Grammys

In recognition of the partnership between Gucci and the Recording Academy, a special edition collection of i-Gucci Grammy watches has been designed by Creative Director Frida Giannini.

The cutting-edge I-Gucci timepiece features a new yellow PVD stainless-steel case that compliments the wide black or white rubber strap which sports the Grammy and Gucci logos.

On the large double-layout digital display is a special tag commemorating the Grammy partnership.
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Singapore brands as famous as LV on social media

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Local firms using Facebook and other social media to market themselves are garnering brand recognition on a par with luxury heavyweights like Gucci and Louis Vuitton, a study showed Thursday.

Findings by Firefly Millward Brown showed Singapore retail chains being identified alongside famous international labels as the most recognisable brands.

Social media users in Singapore placed yoghurt chain Soghurt and local grooming firm Juup Nails alongside famous names such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Adidas in terms of brand recognition, the study showed.
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Gucci to launch beauty products

gucci guilty

Following similar moves by fellow fashion brands including Burberry and Dolce & Gabbana, Italian fashion brand Gucci is expanding into cosmetics.

The label has renewed its beauty license with beauty giant Product & Gamble, which to this date only included fragrances such as the latest release, Guilty.

New conditions in the deal foresee that Gucci will shortly branch out into cosmetics and skincare. A launch date and details of the Gucci palette are yet to be disclosed.
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Milan readies for men’s fashion fest

men undies milan show

Milan is preparing to host its annual men’s fashion show on Saturday, billed as the biggest in the world.

Thirty-six brands including Dolce&Gabbana, Giorgio Armani and Prada are set to take to the catwalks for the four-day fashion festival.

The autumn-winter collection show kicks off on Saturday with top brands including Ermenegildo Zegna, Dolce&Gabbana, Jil Sander and Roberto Cavalli.
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Luxury brands battle for fans on Facebook

On Monday, November 22, Gucci hit the 3 million fan mark on Facebook. The Italian label may soon surpass Burberry, which boasts 3.2 million fans, as the most widely followed fashion brand on the social networking site.

Gucci’s Facebook milestone follows hot on the heels of the announcement made by Burberry on November 19 that it had broken the 3-million-fan mark.

Just this past weekend, Facebook EMEA Vice President Joanna Shields had proclaimed the UK luxury label as the “most widely followed brand on Facebook.”
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Gucci Kids will launch worldwide by month’s end

Italian luxury house Gucci is the latest designer label to debut a children’s collection, joining the likes of Burberry, D&G and Dior.

Gucci will celebrate the launch of the new collection on November 20th, which is Universal Children’s Day, with children’s parties at six of its most important flagship stores in Milan, London, NYC, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

Gucci Kids, which will kick off with the Spring/Summer 2011 collection, will include clothing lines for babies (0 to 24 months) and boys and girls (ages 2 to 8).
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Gucci participates in Jay-Z’s scavenger hunt

Italian luxury house Gucci is partaking in the global scavenger hunt organized by Jay-Z and search engine Bing in advance of the rapper’s book release.

The innovative marketing campaign physically placed pages from Jay Z’s memoir Decoded in various venues meaningful to the hip hop impresario, including the Delano Hotel in Miami and the Spotted Pig restaurant in New York.

Clues as to where pages were hidden were regularly revealed on the singer’s Facebook and Twitter pages as well as on a dedicated Bing website.

Last week, Gucci unveiled two of the book’s pages in the storefront windows of its Fifth Avenue flagship in New York.
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Louis Vuitton, Chanel top China’s most-wanted list

China’s ever increasing economic clout has again been reflected in a survey on consumer tastes in luxury goods which has shown the nation not only knows what goods it wants, it most certainly now has the means by which to buy them.

A report released this week by Bain & Company has claimed China is now the fastest-growing consumer of leather goods and jewelry worldwide.

Its overall luxury market has grown 23 per cent this year, meaning it’s on target to reap some 84.3 billion yuan (9.2 billion euro).

But what the world really wants to know is what are the Chinese after. According to this report, Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Gucci are the most lusted-for brands.
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Gucci 3D Glasses

In addition to Oakley, Gucci will also be rolling out 3D eyeglasses to target the high-end consumer electronics shopper.

Gucci’s version bears its familiar green and red web stripe detail at the temples and center brow bar, and a “Gucci 3D” logo on the right lens.

The Gucci 3-D glasses contain a high tech multi-layered mirrored coating which allows the wearer to view themselves in a mirror without distortion.
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Jennifer Lopez’s Twins Appear in Ad for Gucci

Jennifer Lopez, along with darling twins Max and Emme, are the faces of Gucci’s new children’s collection, available in stores this November.

The images were taken by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott in Malibu, California, three months ago according to WWD.

Talking about the ad, Lopez said, “It’s the first time I have worked with my kids in this way. It was totally a special experience.”

The children’s collection, including clothing, accessories and shoes, is available for tots ranging in age from infant to 8 years.
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