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.

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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.

New Vintage rehabs old handbags with fringe, feathers and TLC

The bin in Tanya Crawford’s home is full of multicolored feathers, patterned guitar straps, old key chains and fringe. Something else stands out — replica louis vuitton handbags.

In Crawford’s hands, the pieces, though not normally paired, are combined to create something new. An old custom purse has new life as a funky bohemian-dream bag. Or maybe it takes on a Wild West theme, adorned with fringe, braided brim and a beaded belt as the strap.

“I dig through (the bin) to get some inspiration,” Crawford says. “I might find some emoji beads, and the entire bag is based around that theme. We look at a bag and assess what we can do with it and then find a little inspiration somewhere.”

This is New Vintage Handbags, a year-old Las Vegas business for which Crawford is design director. New Vintage, founded by Stephanie Ponder and Candace Easdale, remakes designer bags not only to sell them online, but also for custom orders.

A Balenciaga beginning

The idea for New Vintage began with a black Balenciaga handbag that belonged to Ponder but had been stashed in a closet and seldom used. It was about 10 years old, the leather on the body and handle scuffed. Ponder was going to a concert and rodeo event that week, and the bag, though stylish and classic, needed a makeover.

“My Balenciaga was pretty beat,” Ponder says. “I started with the handle by wrapping leather around it. I started playing with the sides, and before you know it, I’m punching holes and throwing fringe on it.”

She started refashioning her other bags, then purses of some of her friends, and word began to spread. A year later, the women, who all work from their homes, have sold about 2oo hand-redesigned bags through their website.

Finding bags, inspiration

The purses, after they’re found at estate sales or auctions or brought to New Vintage by customers, are refurbished, as many that make it into the women’s hands date back to the 1980s. The insides are scrubbed, and liners are often removed and replaced. Some purses require more work than others, Ponder says.

Each is then remade in a different way, with variations of braided rims, fringe, feathers, as well as the addition of trinkets. Some feature a combination of materials.

Retro guitar straps, chunky bejeweled belts and even horse bridles are fashioned to replace worn handles. Trinkets such as crosses, key chains and pins are often pieces that Ponder finds at markets and antique stores.

“I get materials from anywhere and everywhere,” Ponder says. “We call it ‘going junkin.’ If it sticks out to me, I think, ‘All right, I have an idea for this.’ ”

The women measure and punch holes in bags to get the braiding and fringe through and change out the handles. Some purses are painted with images of colorful skulls, cats and dogs, and favorite emojis.

Ponder said some have complained on their social media sites about the bags not representing the spirit of fake louis vuitton bags, but others say the redone bags are a refreshing and funky take on the brand’s classic look.

Mallory Gardner, 18, spotted the bags at Vasari in Tivoli Village, and she said she wasn’t going to leave without one. She especially loved how she could change the strap to whatever she wanted.

“You could just buy a bag already done or switch out the straps,” Easdale says. “There’s a lot of options you can do to fit your style.”

Louis Vuitton Quietly Launches E-commerce Platform in China

Replica louis vuitton handbags launched its official online store in China on Thursday, offering a full range of luxury products: handbags, shoes, ready-to wear, perfume and jewels to Chinese shoppers in a few clicks.

The company remained low-key about its latest embrace of e-commerce. It quietly added the feature to its official Chinese website (which has been around since the late 1990s), without making any public announcements, not even a mention on social media like Weibo or WeChat.

An insider source told Jing Daily, that Louis Vuitton’s Chinese e-commerce platform had a soft launch since it is still in the testing stage. Once they have finished trouble-shooting, there will be an official announcement from the brand. We reached out to Louis Vuitton’s New York office to confirm this detail but had not heard back by the time of publication.

Upon opening its official Chinese site, the front page is still the full-screen poster for its new smartwatch Tambour Horizon, which it just released to some fanfare last week. Scrolling down, customers will see that part of the page is devoted to a banner for Louis Vuitton’s official online flagship store and a call to action to “instantly open a shopping trip.” Click on the call to action and you’re taken to a page filled with Louis Vuitton’s popular Neverfull, Alma and Speedy style handbags for women.

Consumers can make payment via UnionPay, Alipay and WeChat pay, and 12 cities can buy via this new e-commerce channel, including Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Guangzhou and other major cities, according to WWD. They will open the site to more cities at a later date.

Replica louis vuitton handbags is the latest to join the small club of brands who offer online shopping, which has been handled with extreme caution thus far by luxury brands. Although consumers are increasingly getting digital, luxury brands are still suspicious about selling online. It’s impossible to provide the same service and experience as in brick-and-mortar stores, and being too transparent might not benefit a brand’s image.

According to a 2016 report by Boston Consulting Group, e-commerce only accounted for seven percent of the personal luxury market, but would grow to 12 percent by 2020. Six out of 10 luxury brands were already digitally influenced. Digital is an “inevitable, inescapable business shift,” according to the report.

Indeed, more luxury companies are embracing the trend. Gucci launched its online store in early July and Prada is said to being preparing to do the same very soon, according to the local fashion portal Ladymax.cn. Burberry, which has its own online store as well as a platform on Tmall, reported better-than-expected quarterly results last week, attributing its success to digital innovations in the China market, especially e-commerce and Wechat.

LVMH launched 24 Sèvres, a multi-brand luxury e-commerce site, last month. It sells 20 LVMH brands including Louis Vuitton, Dior and Fendi, as well as non-LVMH brands such as Prada and Maison Margiela. The platform is available in over 70 countries (China not included) on websites and as an App.

Before setting up the online store in China, Louis Vuitton offered some online services. It displayed some products and allowed customers to place orders via phone calls.

On the flip side, since last year,fake louis vuitton bags has been closing its stores in second and third tier cities. At least eight stores in Taiyuan, Tianjin, Suzhou and a few other cities were shut down.

Consumers have had mixed feelings about the news. Under the announcement of the news on Ladymax’s WeChat account, many consumers shared their thoughts.

“The most gratifying aspect of buying luxury is gone,” wrote one commenter. “The ritual of buying luxury in store will be missed.”

“I still think the official website is more trustworthy than a third-party site like Tmall, but the pricing difference between LV Europe and China is huge,” wrote another WeChat user. “If LV doesn’t adjust pricing, most people will still buy via personal shopper or take a trip to Europe.”

Louis Vuitton Asks High Court to Reverse Trademark Parody Ruling

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Louis Vuitton Malletier S.A. asked the Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that My Other Bag Inc.’s mimicking of the fashion house’s famous interlocking logo is a parody not subject to a trademark dilution charge ( Louis Vuitton Malletier, S.A. v. My Other Bag, Inc. , U.S., No. 17-72, review requested 7/13/17 ).

Replica louis vuitton handbags relied on the Trademark Dilution Revision Act, which allows owners of famous marks to charge dilution by another company whose lower quality products diminish the value of famous mark if consumers make an association between the two. The TDRA gives the defendant a fair-use defense if its use is a parody of the famous mark.

The July 13 petition for high court review challenged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit’s “novel conception of parody” that doesn’t require the copier to at least communicate a joke about the famous mark. All makers of knock-offs of famous products will be emboldened unless the Supreme Court reverses that decision, Louis Vuitton said.
Rock and Hard Place

Louis Vuitton is in the unusual situation of asking the high court to resolve a conflict between two appellate courts, both of which ruled against the French fashion house. The company essentially now supports the view of parody by the Fourth Circuit in 2007 in Louis Vuitton Malletier S.A. v. Haute Diggity Dog, LLC.

The Fourth Circuit held that use of “Chewy Vuitton” on a plush pet chew toy was parody. But the court put considerable weight on the immediately obvious differences between the products, according to Louis Vuitton’s petition. In contrast, My Other Bag is selling the same product, Louis Vuitton said.

The charged handbags have the look-alike presentation—the same color and pattern but with interlocking “MOB” instead of “LV”—on one side and the phrase “My Other Bag” on the other side. The Second Circuit held that the joke might be “ gentle, and possibly even complimentary” to replica louis vuitton handbags, and that was enough to satisfy the fair-use exclusion to an injunction for dilution under 17 U.S.C. §1125(c)(3).

But the bags are designed to be worn with “My Other Bag” toward the body, according to the petition, so “the crux of the purported joke” is not even visible to other viewers. The bag is not conveying a joke, it said. It is a clear intent “to free-ride on the fame and distinctiveness of Louis Vuitton’s marks to sell its own handbags.

The petition also charged both appellate courts with using the test for parody that applies to infringement charges, when Congress clearly intended a different approach with parody in the context of dilution. Finally, fake louis vuitton bags defended against a possible argument that its preferred test would run up against First Amendment concerns. Parties with an “expressive purpose” in their alleged parody or commentary can rely on the First Amendment’s protections, it said. But My Other Bag has no such purpose and only intends to capitalize on the famous mark’s fame, it said.

Theodore B. Olson of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Washington, filed the petition. A response is due Aug. 14. Miller Korzenik Sommers Rayman LLP, New York, represented My Other Bag before the Second Circuit.

The rise of the man bag

Fake Louis Vuitton Bags have been the ultimate in luxury leather goods since Coco Chanel created the highly coveted 2.55 bag back in the 1950s. They were the ultimate accessory for women, and completely functional. They hold money, keys, toiletries, gum, etc.

While women have long got to enjoy the luxury and glamour of Fake Louis Vuitton Bags, men were restricted to briefcases and messenger bags. There came a turning point in the last several years when luxury fashion companies decided to expand on their leather good offerings, and thus the man bag had its true birth.

In 2014, man bags appeared on the runways of fashion brands including Fendi, Gucci, Jil Sander and Burberry. It was the catalyst to a trend that became a staple. The designer who made the man bag most popular would arguably be Gucci’s Alessandro Michele.

Men’s fake louis vuitton bags are the new menswear must-have accessory

Michele, who is credited with reviving Gucci to peak luxury status, has made the brand a go-to choice for celebrities, fashion influencers, and street style stars of all ages. His designs for Gucci, such as the bee, tiger and snake print tote bags, are always toted around at New York Fashion Week, and have even been featured in top men’s magazines like GQ.

Historically, men’s bags have been limited to utilitarian things like camera bags and duffel bags. In the past several years, the idea of a man’s bag as a true fashion piece has flourished.

Louis Vuitton, which has long offered men’s briefcases, began to offer more fashion statement pieces in their men’s line under the creative direction of men’s artistic director Kim Jones. The growth in their men’s sector led to collaborations with artists like Jake and Dinos Chapman, and more recently Supreme. The Supreme collaboration practically broke retail on the day of its launch last week, with some people lining up from midnight to get their hands on the items.

Louis Vuitton also broke the internet during Paris Men’s Fashion Week with their new Monogram Outdoor bag for spring/summer 2018. The photo on their Instagram page has garnered over 83,000 likes, and has made its way to the must-have list of luxury fashion lovers.

Recently, smaller man bags, dubbed “the man purse” by GQ, have become increasingly trendy thanks to hip-hop stars like A$AP Rocky and designers like Virgil Abloh.

Of course, now begs the question, how did we get here?

Men needed something more convenient to transport rather than a briefcase. In the age of technology, it didn’t make sense to have a clunky briefcase just to hold your iPad or Macbook Air. Lighter weight more functional bags like totes and small messengers became a matter of practicality.

As gender norms become less and less restrictive in society, the idea of carrying a tote or small crossbody was no longer seen as just a feminine thing. If a woman could carry a fake louis vuitton bags, a man could to.

Between that and the era of “peacocking” menswear has entered, men’s fashion lovers are now fearless when it comes to drawing attention to themselves. As the men’s wear market is also seeing continuous growth, brands are capitalizing on every category possible too.

What may have seemed like just a trend at first is now a permanent staple among menswear, and a coveted accessory for all men.


Jeff Koons Teams Up With Louis Vuitton to Create Art-Inspired Handbags

In 2015, Jeff Koons unveiled his collection of repainted masterpieces. The pieces reinterpreted the works of artists like Leonardo da Vinci and Vincent van Gogh and were identical to the originals, save for a blue, reflective “gazing ball” suspended in front of each of them. Koons stated at the show’s launch that the orbs represented “the vastness of the universe and at the same time the intimacy of right here, right now.” That perspective has been repackaged into a new line of handbags from Fake Louis Vuitton Bags, which go on sale on April 28.

As dezeen reports, the “Masters” collection showcases the pop artist’s take on famous works from history. Da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa,” van Gogh’s “Wheat Field with Cypresses,” and Peter Paul Rubens‘s “The Tiger Hunt” are all represented with each artist’s name displayed on the bag in gold metallic lettering. Louis Vuitton’s iconic logo and floral designs adorn the front, and a leather silhouette of Koons’s famous rabbit sculpture hangs from the Fake Louis Vuitton Bags.

“Having the names of the artists  being in the reflective type is actually in a way performing like the gazing ball would in the gazing ball paintings,” Koons said in an interview with fake louis vuitton bags.