Louis Vuitton Granted Even More Design Patents for Recent Handbag Designs

After adding four new design patents to its roster late last month,replica louis vuitton handbags has been awarded two additional patents in connection with more of its recent handbag designs. You may recall that the Paris-based house was recently granted patent protection for its GO-14 and Malletage GO-14, LockMe, and Twist bags, all of which were created by Darren Spaziani, an accessories designer, who joined the Paris-based house during Marc Jacobs’ tenure. As of early this month. Replica louis vuitton handbags can also claim federal protection for the “ornamental design” of its Petite Malle (pictured above) and Doc BB Speedy bags (pictured below).

According to fake louis vuitton bag’s patent applications for the Petite Malle and the Doc BB Speedy, which were respectively filed in March 2015 and October 2014, the designs were created by Louis Vuitton leather goods designers, Florian Fr?hlich (in the case of the Petite Malle) and Emma Gale (the Doc BB Speedy). The patents entitle Louis Vuitton to roughly 14 years of exclusive use of the designs, thereby permitting the house to bring legal action against copyists, which will likely prove especially fruitful in connection with the Petite Malle.

Just last month, Women’s Wear Daily’s Bridget Foley took on the topic in her column by way of an article entitled, The Case of the Truncated Trunk, in which she looked to the copying of “it” bags, or more precisely, one “it” bag, in particular. She is referring, of course, to fake louis vuitton bag’s Petite Malle bags, which have been popularized under the creative direction of Nicolas Ghesquière, who joined the famed house in 2013, and which have been copied by an array of brands, including but not limited to Max Azria, Sam Edelman, and Nasty Gal, since. Thanks to the house’s newly granted patents (a rather strong form of legal protection), we very well may be seeing far fewer copycat versions of its bags.

Design patents, which protect the ornamental design of a functional item, such as a handbag, often prove to be a relatively time-consuming and costly form of protection to obtain. The turnaround time – or the pendency, the term that refers to the time taken by a patent examiner between filing and issuance of the design patent – tends to be about 18 months, with some taking quite a bit longer. While a year and a half is not a terribly long time, it is often too long to wait for most garments and accessories. Given the very seasonal and cyclical nature of the fashion industry, oftentimes, a design will be “so last season,” so to speak, by the time a design patent is issued, thereby making it less likely that the design will be copied. With this in mind, we tend to only see such protection sought only for brands’ staple items, and only by brands with the upwards of $10,000 to spend on each single patent.

However, the growing number of recent patent filings and awards certainly sheds light on the fast that brands that can afford it are placing significant reliance on design patents as a valuable form of protection against rampant copying by both fast fashion and mid-market retailers.

The Cheapest Place to Buy a Louis Vuitton Bag Now

How much is that replica louis vuitton handbags in the internet? While import duties, sales taxes and transport costs have long meant makers of luxury goods price items differently in different countries, at times of strong foreign-exchange volatility these variations get exacerbated as retailers can’t adjust as fast as currencies can move.

The increased transparency conferred by the internet means, to companies, that “profitability may be damaged if sales shift to regions with lower prices and margins,” according to Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Maja Rakic, who ran the sums on replica louis vuitton handbags’large, grained leather Capucines handbag.

For consumers, the 50 percent price differential means that a trip to Paris to buy a Christmas present could work out cheaper than making that same purchase at home.

While France is the least expensive place to procure fake louis vuitton bags, in the U.K. the pound’s 14 percent year-to-date depreciation against the dollar has also given a boost to foreign shoppers’ purchasing power. For Chinese consumers, who are the world’s most enthusiastic purchasers of luxury goods, Burberry’s traditional Chelsea trench coat is, for now, most reasonably priced in the country where it’s made.

Fake louis vuitton bags luggage was a coveted staple for travelers onboard each conveyance.

I also appreciate high-quality craftsmanship and durability (Louis Vuitton leather goods are repaired by the same artisan crafters that spend years learning how to make them). Finally, Louis Vuitton products are generally made in Europe or the United States, where worker protections ensure that those producing the bags are paid living wages and benefits for their toils.

Now, all these reasons to buy and love replica louis vuitton handbags products are worth the expense—the company famously never discounts its products in order to protect the brand’s integrity.

However, many international travelers and lovers of luxury goods know that pricing often varies from country to country—even for the exact same products—because of import duties, taxes, demand pricing and other variables.

It seems that what Brexit takes away in Apple Macs, it gives back in gabardine equivalents.

 

Find Out the Best and Most Affordable Place to Buy a Louis Vuitton Bag Right Now

If you’re looking to invest in a replica louis vuitton handbags, purse, or piece of luggage, the time to do it is now, and the place to do it is London.

Thanks to Brexit, the United Kingdom’s impending exit from the European Union, the British pound has fallen more than 17 percent against the dollar since June, according to research from Deloitte, as reported by the BBC. What does this mean for us average shoppers? Take the Speedy 30 LV handbag, for example. The purse normally costs around $970 in New York, and $850 in Paris (€760), but has dropped to a mere $802 (£645) in London as of Oct. 7.

“The trend in luxury pricing in the UK is being driven mainly by the depression on the sterling—thus making the same item more affordable in the UK market than in any other major luxury market,” said Nick Pope, fashion and luxury director at Deloitte.

Deloitte’s research also showed that 64 percent of luxury products comparable to the fake louis vuitton bags Speedy 30 are now cheaper in the UK than anywhere else: Balenciaga’s Foulard Fringe Dress costs about $400 less in the UK than in the US.

Although luxury brands are usually hesitant about en masse price adjustments, Pope says that if the current sterling postion becomes the “new normal” within the next six to 12 months, “I would expect more brands to respond with pricing adjustments.”

Pack your bags, we’re taking an impromptu trip to London!

How Louis Vuitton x Supreme Took Off—See Our Exclusive Photos

Today’s replica louis vuitton handbags menswear show in Paris was a celebration of the style of New York in all its artistic, eclectic, sybaritic, and liberated variousness. Inspired by the artists and parties that have shone brightly in the city, it was crammed with elegantly expressed underground references. A frayed cashmere and leather herringbone marquetry jacket was informed by Jean-Michel Basquiat’s style: “I love the way he wore very good, expensive clothes and then treated them very roughly,” said menswear artistic director Kim Jones, in a preview. The LV archive illustrations on silk shirting were a nod to disco-era decorative abandon.

One very apparent and very anticipated slice of New York that featured in the show was replica louis vuitton handbags’collaboration with Supreme, the emblematic brand founded there in 1994 by James Jebbia. Shortly before the show, in his studio, Jones explained how it came about.

“It was Michael Burke, the CEO of Louis Vuitton, called me up one day and said, ‘Do you know the people at Supreme because I’m really interested in the brand and I’d like to talk to the founder,’ who’s James Jebbia, who I know. So I said you can get his number off me if we can do a collaboration with them! And we sort of started there. Michael was very into it and very supportive.”

The collaboration has been in development for around a year, Jones said. In his studio the fruits of it were everywhere; from sneakers, backpacks, bags, backpacks, fannypacks, cardholders, and wallets in Epi leather to baseball shirts, pants, and jackets in a mashed-up LV x Supreme monogram pattern on chambray and camouflage. Even Jones’s smartphone is currently housed in an LV x Supreme case. Not everything in the studio, which Jones kindly let us photograph, will go in the show, he said: “We’re going to drop the fake louis vuitton bags in different colors in different places at different times. We’ve been talking with James about that too, of course. It’s about respect.”

He added: “This has taken about a year to get together. And everyone’s thrilled about it. In this world where everyone wants the new, new, new, it’s nice to be able to throw in something that’s completely fresh. Like the Chapman brothers pieces for Spring/Summer—that’s selling out completely. All I’m trying to do is create customer excitement and create things that I enjoy.”

Louis Vuitton Debuts an iPhone Case Shaped Like a Bag

Did replica louis vuitton handbags just come up with a new, somewhat affordable gateway purchase?

Yesterday before the label’s spring 2017 show at Paris fashion week, creative director Nicolas Ghesquière posted an Instagram photo of himself holding what appeared to be an iPhone case shaped like the iconic Petite Malle bag. Hundreds of commenters declared their love for this splashy tech accessory.

The post left many die-hard fans wondering whether this new iteration of the mini “It” bag is a bespoke creation for Ghesquière or a new piece they can buy from the brand. Much to our delight, models walked down the catwalk holding a variation of the luxe case, which also comes in blue croc, gilded gold, and the label’s checkered Damier print in addition to the classic brown monogrammed version. The case, which also comes with a key-ring attachment, makes tech-y fashion unexpectedly luxurious. This begs the question: Why haven’t we seen the case before?

Fake louis vuitton bag isn’t the only designer to experiment with the combination of fashion and technology. Yesterday, for Chanel’s spring 2017 fashion show, designer Karl Lagerfeld transformed the Grand Palais into a data storage center with massive computer processors and multicolored wires serving as the backdrop. Chanel-clad robots opened the show, while covetable handbags such as the Boy Bag got an electronic makeover with exterior leather panels that lit up in different formations. Consider it a very grown-up version of the light-up sneakers you wore as a kid.

Starting at $5,200, the Petit Malle bag that inspired the replica louis vuitton handbags phone case comes with a high price tag. But we’re hoping that because of its size, the phone case, which will be released in spring, will be an affordable way to get in on the chic look seen on street-style stars. This is one of those moments when we wish the label had a see now, buy now retail model. Here’s hoping more designers continue to experiment with tech-inspired fashion that won’t break the bank.