Louis Vuitton Launches Luxury Smartwatch

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The French fashion house Louis Vuitton is the latest brand that decided to hop on the wearable tech bandwagon. Louis Vuitton’s first smartwatch carries the name Tambour Horizon. The fashion house certainly loves to challenge themselves with innovative products. Recently they collaborated with the exclusive sportswear brand Supreme. Additionally, the brand’s mini trunk bag designed by the creative director Nicolas Ghesquière as well as the cashmere blankets were a major success as well.

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The latest product in the series of innovative launches is their first piece of wearable tech. The Tambour Horizon watch is a modern upgrade of the original Tambour watch with Google’s Android Wear 2.0 operating system.The technology is packed in a 42mm case and works with both Android phones and iPhones. The watch is available in 3 different styles and finishes: polished, satin finish and all black. All the styles are unisex, wearable and designed to blend with any outfit. On top of that, there is a variety of downloadable digital watch faces and 60 different interchangeable strap options.

The smartwatch is designed to work internationally and it’s perfect for the trendsetters who are constantly on the go. For travelers, the brand installed two exclusive travel-centric apps on the smartwatch. The first app is called “The Flight” and is designed to gather the traveler’s air travel info on one place. The other app is called “City Guide” and includes recommendations and tips for exploring the place once you land. The battery life of the smartwatch is similar to those of other smartphones and lasts about a day.“It’s something that is pretty new on the market and at the same time very interesting,” said the vice-president of watches and jewelry at LV Hamidi Chatti. Considering the fact that smartwatches have been on the market for a while this is definitely not a new product.Louis Vuitton’s smartwatch will do everything that a regular smartwatch will do. You could receive text messages, set an alarm, explore the internet, etc. There are also a couple of features that separate the Tambour Horizon watch from the other smartwatches on the market. First, the 42mm dial is the smallest among the luxury smartwatches. Also, Tambour Horizon is the first Android smartwatch that is designed to function in China. This is extremely important for the brand because China is one of Louis Vuitton’s largest markets when it comes to jewelry and watches.

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Louis Vuitton’s vice president Chatti revealed that the making of the watch took 2 years. The brand wanted to make sure that they had the perfect product. Their main goal was to create a blend of luxury and beauty in a tech version.

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As for the technology part of the design, Louis Vuitton teamed up with Google and Qualcomm. The brand had strict requirements about the design. They didn’t want to compromise on the beauty of the watch and asked Google and Qualcomm to come up with a system that will fit in the style that they designed.

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If you want to get your hands on the luxury Tambour Horizon smartwatch, expect to spare at least $2,450. Since we are talking about a smartwatch made by one of the most prestigious luxury fashion houses the price shouldn’t surprise us at all.

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However, the smartwatches aren’t a novelty in the Louis Vuitton’s family. The brand’s sister company, Tag Heuer, also dropped its first smartwatch back in 2015. Their main concern was the strong competition from the tech giants Apple and Samsung. Surprisingly, the watches outdid everyone’s expectation in sales. They sold 56,000 units, which was three times more than what they expected. The brand expects to sell over 150,000 units this year.

It’s safe to say that lately, the customers are more interested in wearable technology driven accessories. Louis Vuitton revealed that they are working on other technology driven pieces that can be controlled from the smartwatch. Chatti adds that the future plans will release when the technology is ready and it makes sense for their clients.

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Luxury Micheal Kors Selma Tote Bags

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All right, there are two things that are trending right now. First are the Micheal Kors Handbags, we’re seeing more and more people carrying it nowadays.

Then unexpectedly, handbags with extended wings are becoming hot in the fashion industry. And of course, it reminds us of the Celine Luggage and Phantom Tote.

Let’s continue. The Micheal Micheal Kors Selma handbag is a practical and functional tote bag to use as an everyday accessory. It’s made in ‘single colors’, effortess to match any outfit in your wardrobe and it’s embellished with the ‘Micheal Kors’ Logo on the front.

It comes with a detachable and adjustable leather shoulder strap to carry cross body. On the inside, you can find four patch pockets and one internal zip pocket. It’s built from strong and durable calfskin.

Besides colors, the Selma handbags are also available in ‘quilted versions’ for a more luxury feel. The price is very reasonable, perfect for those that want to step-in the world of designer handbags. Welcome!


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7 Hot New Luxury Handbags That Just Might Be the Next It Bag

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7 Hot New Luxury Handbags That Just Might Be the Next It Bag


Your favorite luxury brands have released the newest handbag styles for Spring and Summer, and the selection is so drool-worthy, it'll make you want to snag them up stat. From your most beloved bodies in dreamy new colors to the hottest trending details, see them here and watch out because these just might be the next It bags you see on every top fashion blogger. Shop them all now, and be the first to get them onto your Instagram feeds before everyone else.

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Mansur Gavriel Flat Clutch in Rosa ($695)

Mansur Gavriel introduces a delightfully soft palette into its most popular silhouettes, including the flat clutch in a dreamy tone, dubbed the rosa. With an interior lined in suede and a six-card holder, your items will stay in place, making this the ultimate no-fuss clutch.




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Céline Mini Belt Bag in Grey ($2,400)

Céline expands its supersoft calfskin minibelt bag in an array of neutral tones for Summer 2016. Imagine carrying this tote with your 9-to-5 outfits and your distressed jeans during those off-duty weekends. For wherever your days take you, you'll want this match-with-anything gray bag with you at all times.



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Chloé "Kurtis" Crossbody ($1,650)

As with every Chloé bag release, the style reaches mass appeal fast. Its bags are always made in the smoothest suede and built in bodies that make it easy to wear with anything. If there's one guess to which luxury bag will be the next cult favorite, it's this one, hands down.



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Chanel 2.55 Flap Bag ($5,500)

Chanel surprises us this season by introducing an unexpected design to its iconic 2.55 bag. This season, leave the quilted details, chain metals, and signature Chanel logos to the side and welcome a cleaner, more understated style to your luxury collection.



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Saint Laurent Large 'College' Bag in Dark Green ($2,270)

Olive doesn't get any prettier than this. Saint Laurent moves on from feminine shades to deliver darker offerings this season, a great contrast to the soft palettes you're seeing from other designers.



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Louis Vuitton 'Lockme II' Satchel in Denim Creme ($2,910)

Louis Vuitton's Lockme satchel is for the classic-lover who wants to venture out just a little bit. In its bright denim blue and creme colorway and shiny brass hardware, it's a body that'll elevate any look this season.



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The Gucci Padlock GG Supreme Shoulder Bag ($1,650)

With Gucci's signature monogram as the core print on this bag fused with mixed leather details, it's refreshing to see a more eclectic side to Gucci's usual mini crossbody silhouette and with a sliding gold chain, it can be worn as a crossbody or converted into a top handle. In 17 unique color options, you're bound to find one that speaks to you.


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Luxury Chanel Bagel Bag

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We had some doubt whether to post this on our site or not. But we didn’t want to hide the best secret from you girls. Here’s a limited edition Chanel Bagel Bag, wait, wait, keep reading…

A true story, on 14 October Karl Lagerfeld held a diner and a few celebrities were invited, including Poppy Delevigne, Lilly Allen, Gisele Bundchen and so on. At that day, everyone was wearing Chanel, obvious right?

But one actress stood out more than others; it was India Menuez and her very own Chanel Bagel Bag. And let’s quickly review it: ‘a long interwoven chain link’, ‘in golden hardware’ and decorated with a CC charm. It can’t go better than that.

Right after the Fall Winter 2014 Collection (with supermarket-inspired handbags), and at the moment that we thought we’ve seen it all, then this food-bag appeared. But let’s be honest, it’s quite creative right?

Well this bag is discontinued because only one was produced. The price is unknown and as well as the style code.

So what do you think?

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Shop Luxury Bags in Fall Colors at Christie’s First New York Accessories Auction

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Now that the chill is in the air to stay, it’s time to start thinking about fall in earnest: fall fashion, fall colors and definitely fall bags. If you’ve been looking to add something very special to your collection for the new season, you’re in luck. The online-only Christie’s Handbag & Accessories Auction has just launched, and it has everything from timeless leather bags to dazzling exotics from hard-to-find brands like Hermès,Chanel and Goyard.

This auction, which runs through October 28 on the Christie’s website, is also the storied auction house’s first New York-based auction since expanding the Handbags & Accessories category stateside. The auction’s selection is specially curated to celebrate the lush, vibrant, rich shades that mark fall dressing, all on classic, luxurious bags that you’ll be proud to carry for years to come. Check out some of our favorite pieces from the auction below or browse the entire selection via Christie’s.

Chanel Limited Edition Black Lucite Lambskin Leather Frame Bag

Chanel Limited Edition Black Lucite & Lambskin Leather Frame Bag

Hermès 25cm Gold Togo Leather Birkin Bag

Hermes Gold Togo Birkin

Hermès 40cm Limited Edition Leather and Canvas HAC Birkin Bag

Hermes Limited Edition Leather and Canvas HAC Birkin Bag

Hermès 28cm Marron Fonce Ostrich Kelly Bag

Hermes Marron Fonce Ostrich Kelly Bag

Hermès 23cm Amethyst Nilo Crocodile Constance Bag

Hermes Nilo Crocodile Constance Bag

Hermès 35cm Potiron Clemence Retourne Kelly Bag

Hermes Potiron Clemence Retourne Kelly Bag

Goyard Goyardine Canvas Saigon Top Handle Bag

Goyard Goyardine Canvas Saigon Top Handle Bag

Hermès 30cm Special Order Potiron and Blue Jean Togo Birkin Bag

Hermes Special Order Potiron and Blue Jean Birkin Bag

Hermès 30cm Violine Ostrich Birkin Bag

Hermes Violine Ostrich Birkin


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Luxury 2016: The Year of the Struggle

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According to the Chinese calendar, 2016 is the year of the monkey. Well it also appears that for the luxury market, it’s the year of the struggle.
We wrote about Hermes’s updated financial projections, but now we have some more numbers from across the industry for comparison. While Hermes didn’t get a lot of credit for its sluggish growth projections, seeing these other numbers makes them look downright fantastic. In case you haven’t noticed yet…2016 is going to be another hugely challenging year for luxury.
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Burberry recently released updated financials, and they’re in serious trouble. Comparable sales, a measure excluding fluctuations from store openings and closings, was down over 2% over the past six months and the company projects 2017 wholesale revenue to tumble a whopping 10%! Their shares in turn took a beating. As we’ve continued to report here, the company is blaming the usual culprits: weakening demand from Hong Kong and China and currency fluctuations in Europe.

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We’ve also heard from LVMH and things are equally bad. First quarter revenue growth failed to meet analyst expectations and sales in the fashion and luggage verticals were totally flat.

Not to be outdone, Prada reported a whopping 26.6% decline in annual profit, and comparable sales at Gucci for the first quarter tumbled 8%.

Gucci is owned by luxury conglomerate Kering who seems to be taking a beating from all sides. First quarter sales for sister-label Bottega Veneta fell almost 8% as well. Obviously, share prices across the sector are down considerably through the first quarter.

Executive after executive pins the industry’s decline on either the challenges of operating in a global economy still largely stagnant since the financial crisis or on China. While these are surely unavoidable issues, we can’t but start to think the problem might be deeper than just external economic factors.

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It seems like the entire category is being redefined – luxury means something radically different to the consumer in today’s world than it did when Coco Chanel was galavanting through Europe. Social media has altered the very psychology of making a high-end retail purchase. Global travel destinations are over saturated with all the same retailers. The runway-production cycle has been turned upside down.

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The list goes on and on…join us on BopTalk where we continue to discuss the depth of the industry’s problems and how these developments might affect the consumer. Are new pricing schemes around the corner? Is the future for sales growth on the Internet?

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