First unveiled in Tokyo during a fashion show in June 2007, the diamond-encrusted platinum handbag will go on display at jewellery shops around London to mark the inaugural London Jewellery Week which runs from 11-15 June, celebrating the work of established designers as well as new talent.
Valued at Â£1m ($2 million dollar) and created by Japanese designer Ginza Tanaka, the bag has been set with more than 2,182 diamonds totaling 208 carats.
The organisers of the event say the handbag will be available for sale.
Louis Vuitton is offering something highly unconventional and much more colorful and bold than the usual fare. Designed by Marc Jacobs and Richard Prince, its roots are clearly evident in the vibrant colors, unexpected decorative embellishments and overall design. Itâ€™s a roomy purse that shakes up Louis Vuittonâ€™s classic monogram print with modern, edgy touches.
Available for $5400.
Enjoy a touch of sparkles with the Marc Jacobs Iris Sequined Bag : This cute evening bag is the perfect exhibition of his quirky design talent and is a real investment for lovers of the brand.
The clutch is designed with miniature beads and covered in hundreds of sequins.
An added bonus – the giant silver frog sitting in the front : The frog was a theme which ran through the Marc Jacobs spring mainline collection and has since become a micro-trend for the season.
$1,895 available at Net-A-Porter (source : thelatestluxe)
Richard Prince collaborated with Marc Jacobs to design artistic bags for the Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2008 line.
The hottest item right now is the Louis Vuitton Watercolor Speedy which is said to be released in the US in May.
The monogram pattern is designed in a manner that has the orange, red, and yellow paints looking like they were painted on with watercolor paint.
This bag has an incredibly long wait list at many stores and the masses are clamoring to get the next “big” Speedy. The price is said to be around $1,300 via your local LV boutique.
The Louis Vuitton Aquarelle Bag is a modified Speedy, a more refined and chic style. The frame is also made of wood and the handles are made of lizard.
This is a stunning bag in the Richard Prince collaboration with Louis Vuitton. The price on this bag is said to be around $3,600, but it will most likely end up costing over this amount.
Release date should also be around May 1st. Via purseblog
In early 2007, Louis Vuitton released their most expensive handbag, the Louis Vuitton Tribute Patchwork Bag. The bags, as the title suggests, were made of samples of different Louis Vuitton bags. The fifteen bags used come from the LV spring/summer and cruise lines.
The gold chain shoulder strap makes this the perfect handbag for the discerning 90s rapper while the patchwork nature of the purse itself suggests that the person owning it may have a rusted truck propped up on cinder blocks in their front yard. Louis Vuitton made twenty-four numbered copies of their most expensive handbags, priced at $45,000 and thhis limited edition purse sold out almost immediately.
Chanel’s revolutionary quilting comes to life in this elegant vintage shoulder bag. The zip top opens to a maroon leather lining, zip pocket and two opens pockets. Two elegant chain-and-leather straps complete the look.
It’s available online for $4639!
The Louis Vuitton Monogram Multicolore Zippy Coin Purse, which comes in Black or White; were finally released in Singapore in April 2008 after a long anticipated wait.
First came the one in Monogram Canvas, followed by versions in Epi, Damier Ebene and Damier Azur and finally the Monogram Multicolore ones.
There was even a special limited edition one that was launched to mark the opening of Hong Kong’s Louis Vuitton boutique at 5 Canton Road (all the guests received one for free!).
Has it really been ten years since the Fendi baguette? To celebrate the popular slim bag, Fendi has released a new version in ten bright Pantone colors.
They’ve also created a kit At $1,300, so you can create your own custom Fendi. The kit contains a bag of coated canvas with a removable belted shoulder strap with buckle attachments, polished gold metal logo-engraved appliquÃ©s on each side and an acrylic double-F logo on the front.
The bag comes with ten Pantone Universe markers to create your own style on the bag.
Black shiny python skin, a slouchy shape and over sized silver Gucci hardware, gives this purse a distinctively 80’s feel.
A uniquely small top handle, appears more decorative than functional, while a long detachable shoulder strap seems to be the likely way you would carry it.
Gucci Hysteria Python Bag…. $3,990 !
The Yohji is the new bag produced by the French Maison Hermes. The bag already boasts a prestigious primacy: this is the first creation designed by Hermes joinlty with a designer…and what a designer! As the bagÂ´s name suggests, the project was carried out by Yohji Yamamoto.
The Yohji bag made its debut at Yohji Yamamotoâ€™s Autumn-Winter 2008 show in Paris recently. “Yohji” features a simple and flowing style, to the extent that it might be considered as an unisex item. As for the fabrics, the bag was manufactured with precious Barenia calfskin, though those presented at the Paris Fashion Week were also made of crocodile leather.
This limited made-to-order bag will only be available at the HermÃ¨s flagship stores in Paris, Tokyo and London, and comes in three different sizes of 35, 38 and 41 cm. Prices range from â‚¬4,100 to â‚¬7,100 (US$6,330 to US$10,960).
Perfectly sized and butter soft the Rodeo tote bag is made from a supple velvet calfskin leather, characteristic for this line, with an patent finishing.
The calfskin leather bag is trimmed with cowhide leather and has metallic zippers giving the bag an more modern and edgy look.
This bag has an convenient zippered front pocket and two zippers giving more space to the bag on the sides.
Metallics never seem to go out of style, and when it comes to accenting an evening gown with a handbag some glistening silver mixed with a little Austrian crystal sparkle is never a bad idea.
The crisp silver combined with a sunburst flower petal design on the Marquis by Judith Leiber make it a great bag for all seasons (it could pass as an ice and snowflake pattern in the winter) but of course it’s really an essential for spring.
It has a push down snap closure, lined interior, chain handle with a 9.5″ drop, plus it comes boxed up all pretty with a keepsake bag. 5″ x 4″ x 1.5″, $1295.
Thereâ€™s no need for accessories with this bag from designer Darby Scott. The green tourmaline and diamond minaudiÃ¨re clutch is set in 18-carat yellow gold and while the price fluctuates depending on the price of gold, itâ€™s safe to say itâ€™s around $110,000 at Bergdorf Goodman or her new online boutique.
And for the nights the bag stays at home, thereâ€™s an entire collection of 34-carat rings that were inspired by the bagâ€™s design.
De Grisogono, the jewellry and watch maker, is delving deeper into the world of other accessories by launching a line of new handbags.
Completely handmade by Florentine artisans the bags are a combination of the brand’s knowledge and cutting edge technology.
Designer Fawaz Gruosi has created a lot of contrast in the bags, be it in color or materials or both. The collection includes something for all moods and personality types, from bold brights to calm pastels.
The Fairy Bag is made in supersoft white Prada signature grainy calf leather and is lined with burgundy calfskin leather.
This true piece of Art is available in two sizes, retailing for $ 2290 (small version) and $2490 (larger version) and will be available soon as well as clutch and wristlet.
New York can add another feature and tourist attraction to its already long list – the new Gucci flagship store about to be opened on 725 Fifth Avenue.
The new store will be the world’s largest Gucci store oozing elegance and architectural artistry. The architect is the world renowned James Carpenter.
The floor to ceiling glass facade encases three floors of shoppers heaven and creates a stunning landmark for those just passing-by.
The Gucci store is as beautiful from the outside as it is from the inside. The neutral space is filled with natural light and the highest quality materials.