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Handbag made of Old Maserati’s Car Brochures

Maserati has launched the limited edition Momaboma eco-bag, dedicated to all female car-mad fashionistas.

Momaboma is an Italian company that creates handbags and accessories exclusively out of vintage materials, such as old newspapers, magazines and clothes.

These bags are entirely hand-made in Italy, like Maserati cars. They are unique because they are made of old brochures recovered from the Maserati archives: 95-year of history come back to a new life.

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Annie Diamantidis’ Luxury Handbags

Using the finest quality materials, from exotic skin to genuine 14K gold, Annie Diamantidis debuts her namesake collection of Luxury Handbags for 2009.

Each Annie Handbag design exudes luxury and glamour and is a timeless treasure that can be passed down for generations.

Inspired by the History and Mythology of Greece, these chic bags pay homage to Greek Goddesses: Athena, Clio, Selene, and Eris. Annie in fact incorporates classic and modern ideas into effortless glamour.

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Gucci’s tattoo heart bag for UNICEF

For its fourth annual campaign to benefit UNICEF, Gucci has launched a special white version of its Tattoo Heart Collection.

All handbags in the range feature Gucci’s iconic heart and rose design, a colorful print which contrasts with the purses’ stark white backgrounds.

“I love the idea of a heart being tattooed onto the handbags,” explained Gucci’s creative director Frida Giannini, who has been involved in Gucci’s annual charity line since 2005. “It’s a permanent mark that you can wear with pride that stays with you.

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Coach Library Case By Assouline

Coach have released this library case with Assouline. The case is made by Coach whilst the books are supplied by Assouline. The case features forty books from Assouline’s Memoire collection of reference books on art, fashion, design and architecture.

The distinctive saddle-stitched white leather library case, lined with red suede, tastefully displays Assouline’s logo on a small metal plaque in front.

The case measures forty nine centimeters by eighteen centimeters and is available at Assouline stores worldwide. Price : $2500

The Karl Lagerfeld Mask Bag

The German design genius Karl Lagerfeld has created what will be one of the most sought after bags next season, and he didn’t even have to try that hard !

At the Paris Fashion Week, Lagerfeld presented an interactive bag with his face printed on the front. Models held the bag over their faces as they strutted down the catwalk.

The man really knows how to bag a good idea!


The Platinum Clutch

Cate Adair, the Emmy-nominated and award-winning costume designer for Desperate Housewives, has collaborated with Kwiat, the 101-year old luxury jewelry and diamond company, to create the ultimate accessory, the “Platinum Clutch.”

The one-of-a-kind purse, valued at more than $500,000 debut at the Platinum Guild International (PGI-USA) Annual Emmy Awards Red Carpet Jewelry Preview that took place September 18-20, in Beverly Hills.

The bag features genuine pure Platinum design elements set with 60 carats of Kwiat diamonds, in honor of the 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
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Marc Jacobs Rolls-Royce Clutch

Marc Jacobs dark grey leather, large clutch bag, with a Rolls-Royce design multicolored leather car on the front… It doesn’t look like anything he has ever offered before.

It has a fold-over press stud to fasten the front, stud detailing on the car, a zipped compartment at the back, a zipped compartment on the inside, and it is fully lined in leather.

So… shall we call this Rolls Royce clutch the, well, Rolls Royce of handbags? To be franck, I don’t really like grey leather and anyway and this Marc Jacobs purse is simply unmatchable…

It is available to pre-order for $1095 at Saks Fifth Avenue. Go for it only if you are a Marc Jacobs and Rolls Royce fan.

LV : The World’s Most Counterfeited Fashion Brand

Internationally renowned and highly regarded for name recognition in the fashion world, as a result LV has become one of the most counterfeited contemporary luxury brands. In fact, according to LV, just over 1% of the items bearing the trademark LV monogram would be authentic (Wikipedia) !!!

Ironically, the signature Monogram Canvas was created to prevent counterfeiting. In 2004, Louis Vuitton fakes accounted for 18% of counterfeit accessories seized in the European Union.

LV takes a serious view of all counterfeiting, employing a team of lawyers and special investigation agencies, actively pursuing offenders through the courts worldwide, and allocating about half of its budget of communications to counteract piracy of its goods.

Interestingly, the logo also makes its way to goods that would never, ever be associated with the Louis Vuitton brand. The ‘Design You Trust’ blogs collected several great examples; Here are a few of our favorites:

Tom Ford Computer Bag

Tom Ford has become one of fashion’s great icons. In the past decade, he transformed Gucci from a moribund accessories label into one of the sexiest fashion brands in the world.

Following his departure from Gucci in 2004, Ford created his own eponymous brand, Tom Ford.

Ford began with accessories; his line of eyewear was the first to become successful. The Tom Ford line now covers Menswear, Beauty, Eyewear, and both Men and Women’s Accessories.
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Hermes Jypsiere Bag

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The latest and most exciting bag off the Hermes Fall runway is the Jypsiere bag (aka the Birkin messenger) designed by Jean Paul Gaultier. He was seen wearing the androgynous shoulder bag down the runway following his Fall ’08 show for Hermes.

The bag is fashioned after a hunting satchel in which Gaultier describes as “a functional, nonchalant bag slung across the shoulder, combined with the iconic details of the Hermes bags”.

The much anticipated bag has yet to make its first appearance but apparently, there is already a long waiting list in the United States.
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Monogramouflage by Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton Monogramouflage Collection is the result of Murakami’s collaboration with Louis Vuitton.

The collection that combines the monogram and camouflage, made its debut on June 1st exclusively at an exibition of Takashi Murakami’s art in Brooklyn, New York.

The LV Monogramouflage collection features everything from bags to wallets to belts made of canvas or denim:

Monogramouflage Lys for $2,090,

Monogramouflage Bandeau for $135,
Monogramouflage Stole for $725,

Monogramouflage Treillis for $1,610,

Monogramouflage Ceinture for $305.
Monogramouflage Pegase 60 for$2,570
Monogramouflage Keepall 55 for $1,930

Monogramouflage Speedy 35 for $1,530

You can also pick from Monogramouflage iPhone Case which sells for $280 or the really cute Monogramouflage Passport Cover for $355.

We don’t have the images of all these lovely LV items so if you are rich enough, just buy the entire collection and take some pics for us please ^_^

The world’s most expensive golf bag

The Damier Geante Golf Bag, created by Louis Vuitton will hold a full set of clubs, has tons of pockets for gear, and will make you look super rich

It features a cowhide base and handle, a padded canvas-and-cowhide shoulder strap, a travel cover and six departments for all your other trinkets.

The world’s most expensive golf bag is priced at $8,400. Oh, and for this price you also get four free Louis Vuitton tees.

Gucci’s new Crystal GG bags

Gucci’s new Crystal GG bags for autumn/winter 2008-9 are expected to be this season’s ‘it’ bag, Vogue UK reported.

The line of bags including totes, clutches, and new handbag styles with gold studs, leather tassels, and heart-shaped crests all contain classic Sixties Gucci canvas.

Creative Director Frida Giannini has reinvented the classic Sixties Gucci canvas, updating it with a sleek, glossy coating, re-worked to have a patent finish.

“This is a historical Gucci fabric that I have re-invented in a very fun way,” says Giannini. “With Crystal GG, each accessory becomes a statement-maker, perfect for the powerful and glamorous Gucci woman of today.”

Offered in all the shapes and sizes you could want, you’re bound to find unlimited ways to work this into your autumn apparel.

Dior Samourai 1947 Woven Bag

From Dior’s Fall 2007 collection, The Dior Samourai 1947 Woven Bag features an elaborate basket weave and a classic frame bag design.

The gusseted sides and rolled leather handles wrap this one up for a touch of Asian style for the season.

Showcasing the Dior logo is a miniature Louis XVI picture frame hanging from a leather strap. Inside, you’ll find Dior jacquard lining, a logo tag and a 7 inch zip pocket.
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Fendi 10th Anniversary Baguette Designer Handbag

In the late ’90s The Fendi Baguette bag got a big promo in every fashionista’s favorite television show, Sex and the City.

To commemorate the 10th Anniversary since the launch of Fendi’s iconic Baguette designed by Sylvia Venturini Fendi, Fendi has created this Limited Edition Beaded Baguette Bag.

Only 40 pieces of this Limited Edition Baguette Bag were made, and each piece comes with a serial number embroidered on the inside.
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