The 25 Best Spring Bags from Brands You Might Not Have Heard Of

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Chanel: 8 Things You Should Know About

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With barely 6 more days to go before the launch of Singapore’s very own #COCOCAFE, here’s your exclusive first look at what the interior will look like (even if it’s just an artist’s impression) and more importantly, 8 things you must know about this cafe-themed beauty experience that kicks off this Saturday.

#1 – This is officially Chanel’s first ever beauty pop-up in Singapore and it’s happening at Visual Arts Centre @ Dhoby Ghaut Green from 8 April to 16 April 2017. How does one get there? It’s pretty much right smack at Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station’s Exit A & B. But if you’re driving or taking a cab, the exact address is #01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green, 10 Penang Rd, Singapore 238469.

#2 – Priority entry slots have been fully reserved, but you are still welcome to walk-in. Admission is free, so make it a fun weekend activity with the girlfriends or take a slight longer lunch hour than usual (and no, we won’t tell on you either).

#3 – Created to be a truly one-of-a-kind beauty experience that mirrors the vibrant cafe culture in Paris, you can be sure every inch of this pop-up will be Insta-worthy. From subway tiled walls to bright neon signs to a dedicated Rogue Coco Gloss room you can actually step into, it’s best you bring an extra powerbank or two.

#4 – You’ll be amongst the first few to get a first look at the LES INDISPENSABLES DE L’ÉTÉ from the Cruise 2017 makeup collection before the rest of Singapore gets it in May 2017. Other lines that you’ll be able to experience/try out include Chance (fragrance), Hydra Beauty(skincare) and Rogue Coco Gloss (makeup).

#5 – Complimentary beauty services will also be held daily (subject to availability) and they will last around 15 minutes or less to help you save on time. We’re talking lip pairing (which colours work best for you), mini makeovers and even flash manicures using only the best that Chanel has to offer.

#6 – For something more relaxing, check out the Hydra Beautysmoothing hand massage that will be perfect for those Insta-fatigued fingers. Especially after uploading your umpteenth COCO CAFE snapshot to Instagram.

#7 – For those of you who have already done your online reservations, you’re in for a treat as far as drinks are concerned! Choose from hot coffees, hot teas, four different juice medleys and even a beauty bubble tea. No, we don’t exactly know what’s inside but we will definitely be trying that out too!

#8 – And for those who make a purchase (any purchase) at the #COCOCAFE pop-up,  you’ll also receive a complimentary slice of cake or a tart for dine-in or takeaway. And because there’s even more to be announced soon (including special fringe activities), do stay tuned for further updates!

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LOUIS VUITTON RACE PRINT BAG

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Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere 30 Race Print Bag
Style code: M51564
Size: 11.8′ x 8.3′ x 6.7′ inches (L x H x W)
Price: $2510 USD, €1850 euro, £1720 GBP, $20700 HKD, $3300 AUD, ¥294840 JPY

You love cool stuff like racecars and motorcycles? Well, why not carry a bag to match your personality. Convey your tough side that you are always up for any challenges.

Louis Vuitton just released a new print; it’s called the ‘Race Print’. Basically it’s an explosive and graphic design, which has been introduced during the Cruise 2017 Show. The printed shiny canvas mixed with the iconic Damier and Louis Vuiton signature for a casual colored look. So what’s more?

The Race Print has been embellished in the luxury house’s most iconic bags like the Speedy, Neverfull or the Petite Malle Bag. It can’t get more exciting than this.

For the Louis Vuitton Collectors, these are definitely limited edition pieces that you need to have in your wardrobe.

Well, check out the images and we will it that way, because these iconic bags do not need any introduction.

So what do you think? Would you make an investment on these fashion items?

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Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere 30 Race Print Bag
Style code: M51566
Size: 11.8′ x 8.3′ x 6.7′ inches (L x H x W)
Price: $2510 USD, €1850 euro, £1720 GBP, $20700 HKD, $3300 AUD, ¥294840 JPY

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Louis Vuitton Alma BB Bag
Style code: M51300
Size: 9.4′ x 6.7′ x 4.7′ inches (L x H x W)
Price: $2140 USD, €1550 euro, £1440 GBP, $17800 HKD, $2760 AUD, ¥253800 JPY

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Louis Vuitton Alma PM Bag
Style code: M50646
Size: 12.6′ x 9.4′ x 5.9′ inches (L x H x W)
Price: $2680 USD, €1920 euro, £1790 GBP, $22200 HKD, $3400 AUD, ¥294840 JPY

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Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM Bag
Style code: M51301
Size: 12.6′ x 11.4′ x 7.5′ inches (L x H x W)
Price: $1570 USD, €1180 euro, £1100 GBP, $13000 HKD, $2100 AUD, ¥185760 JPY

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Louis Vuitton Petite Malle Bag
Style code: M51527
Size: 7.1′ x 4.7′ x 1.6′ inches (L x H x W)

Price: $5750 USD, €3900 euro, £3650 GBP, $42500 HKD, $6950 AUD, ¥648000 JPY


Trained as a luggage packer for wealthy Parisian families, Louis Vuitton opened his first store in Paris in 1854, soon after he had introduced a revolutionary new steamer trunk using leather and lightweight gray Trianon canvas. Before these flat-top trunks, travelers used round-top trunks, which deflected water, but could not be stacked. Vuitton's luggage was a success among world-traveling aristocrats, such as French empress Eugénie.

The now-renowned luxury goods company opened its first store in London in the 1880s. To combat knockoffs, it replaced the Trianon with beige-and-brown checkerboard Damier canvas, with a monogram reading "marque L. Vuitton deposee," meaning "L. Vuitton registered trademark." After Vuitton died in 1892, his son, George, took the helm, and led the company to international success.

George created the iconic Monogram gold-on-brown canvas with the quatrefoils, flowers, and "LV" logos. Based on Asian-inspired designs that were popular with Europeans in the Victorian Era, the design was launched in 1896 and patented globally. In 1901, the company introduced the Steamer Bag, a little piece of luggage meant to be carried inside larger trunks. Some consider it an early predecessor to the handbag.

In 1913, Vuitton opened the world's biggest luggage store in Paris, as well as boutiques around the world. The bags, recognized as status symbols thanks to their immediately recognizable Monogram print, got progressively smaller and more flexible, and in 1930, Louis Vuitton produced the Keepall, a smaller travel bag with two handles.

Its first popular handbag, the bucket-shape, drawstring-top Noe, was actually designed to hold champagne bottles when it was introduced in 1932. The 1930s Speedy, however, was designed as a purse, with a zippered top and heavy leather handles. Both featured the LV Monogram as their pattern.

World War II is a murkier period in the company's history. A 2004 book by Stephanie Bonvicini asserts that the Louis Vuitton company, under the leadership of his grandson, Gaston-Louis Vuitton, cooperated with Nazis while France was occupied by Germany during the war. But these allegations have not been made until recently.

In the 1950s, the Monogram canvas was redesigned as a more supple material for suitcases, purses, and wallets. By the 1960s, counterfeiters were going wild trying to copy this famous print, an issue the company has struggled with ever since.
The 1980s saw Louis Vuitton sponsoring its own yacht race, the Louis Vuitton Cup, and also expanding deeper into Asia. Its famed lightweight and supple Epi leather line appeared in 1985. Later in the decade, the firm consolidated with high-end liquor companies Moët Chandon and Hennessy to form luxury lifestyle behemoth LVMH.

In recent years, designers have had fun playing with the Monogram canvas, from making it smaller, as in the 1999 mini monogram line, to covering it with graffiti, as Stephen Sprouse and Marc Jacobs did in 2001. In 2003, Jacobs and Takashi Murakami came up with the Multicolored Monogram in 33 different colors on a white or black background. Murakami also invented the limited-edition Cherry Blossom pattern, which interspersed cartoon faces in pink and yellow flowers.

The company, whose travel bags are still made by hand, is popular with modern-day celebrities such as Elizabeth Hurley, Sharon Stone, Kanye West, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, and the Beckhams.


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LOUIS VUITTON FALL WINTER RUNWAY BAG

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Ever since Nicolas Ghesquière has joined Louis Vuitton, he reinvents beautiful and unique pieces for the Parisian brand. This season he has done it again with a number of new styles. The Fall/Winter 2016 Collection features a sporty look using many of the classic bag styles. The iconic Speedy is back this season and comes with Louis Vuitton badges. The mini trunks also makes a return which now includes a shoulder strap and available in two sizes. The popular Petite Malle and Twist Bags comes with a strap that have handles wrapped in scarves. Another travel bag makes it to the runway which has similarities to the Cruiser Bag with a large Vuitton printed on it. The bag collection presents the signature Monogram Canvas in Crocodile, Leopard Print and Metallic Hologram. Louis-Vuitton-Fall-Winter-2016-Bag-Runway-Bag-Collection-2 Louis Vuitton’s Fall/Winter 2016 Bag Runway Collection did not fail to disappoint with drool-worthy, jaw-dropping bag pieces. Nicolas Ghesquière, the creative director behind this favorite French fashion powerhouse, knows his game so well that his mastery of his craft is all evident and visible from each bag piece. Ever since he appeared in the fashion scene and handled LV since 2013, he is seen being all-hands in making the brand adaptable so as it could cater to the millennials as well. For the Fall/Winter 2016 Bag Runaway Collection, LV lovers and fans will definitely be mesmerized by the big range of handbags from crocodile totes, tiny backpacks, holographic trunks to the traditional leopard prints. There is this small bucket bag that has captured our hearts and attention for it is something we’ve never seen before. A unique design, this bag is seen sporting the famous monogram LV logo + some classic black color. For the luggage box bag, it took its inspiration from the iconic LV classic luggage. A short history recap, LV had its humble beginnings in 1854 when Vuitton himself introduced his trunks with trianon canvas. Louis-Vuitton-Fall-Winter-2016-Bag-Runway-Bag-Collection-3
Louis-Vuitton-Fall-Winter-2016-Bag-Runway-Bag-Collection-4 At the end of a long month of shows, editors and buyers make superlative lists. Tallying things up, Nicolas Ghesquière gets high marks for his Louis Vuitton collection. One of the best shows of the season, it was also his most confident and convincing yet for Vuitton, full of pieces easy to love and to wear. Inside three specially constructed geometric structures crash-landed behind the Fondation Louis Vuitton, the setup was an underwater world, a lost Atlantis with columns, made in collaboration with the French artist Justin Morin, jutting out of the runway at odd angles. For those counting, there were 57 total, requiring 200,000 pieces of hand-fixed shattered mirrors. Afterward, Ghesquière said, “we had an idea of this trip, of a woman who could be a digital heroine, like Tomb Raider, when she discovers an archaeological site.” Ghesquière was mining his own history. He’s known as the great experimenter from his near decade and a half at Balenciaga, and rightfully so, but his most beloved collections there tapped into the energy of the street. He captured that feeling here, with a broad offering that merged athletic pieces with a more fluid sensuality than he’s emphasized yet in his collections for Vuitton.
On the sporty side, there were mohair sweaters and jacket-sweater hybrids with racing stripes up and down the arms. Color-blocked stretchy knit shirts and tube dresses looked like relatively easy-on-the-wallet ways to buy into the look. Representing the sensual side were midi-length dresses in heritage scarf prints and a white silk number topped by a black leather harness that caught the runway breeze. We liked the look of zip-front, molded-hip jackets worn with loosely tailored bondage pants, and nipped-waist coats with exaggerated storm flaps. The diversity of the clothes was matched by a wide range of bags, the most eye-catching of which was a softly structured style apparently modeled on a double-handled plastic shopping bag. It doesn’t get much more streetwise than the show’s lace-front combat boots. Ghesquière dipped into the archive of others, as well. The ending section of sequin slip dresses looked like a nod to a late-’90s collection of the Belgian designer Martin Margiela, whom Ghesquière has long revered and who has become a popular reference point this season with the rise of Vetements. Demna Gvasalia made a big splash with his debut at Ghesquière’s former stomping grounds earlier this week. Were the dresses a tweak in his direction? Insiders will be hashing that out as they make their ways home from Paris in the coming days. But it won’t matter one stitch to customers, who will appreciate and buy into the frocks’ haute-casual vibes and poetic spirit.
Louis-Vuitton-Fall-Winter-2016-Bag-Runway-Bag-Collection-6 Perhaps it wasn't obvious from the first look at Nicolas Ghesquière's sporty punky gang, but he approached Louis Vuitton's autumn/winter 2016 collection by looking back; it was about recasting yesterday's creations for today's tastes. And so, fusty, vintage looking scarf prints depicting chains or paisley were fashioned into slip dresses with handkerchief hems, some decorated in sparkling sequins, and partnered up with ultra-cropped boxy leather jackets and tread-sole boots. The Paris-based artist, Justin Morin collaborated with Ghesquière on the set, which took shape as an ad hoc arrangement of 57 concrete columns ripped in half and clad in smashed mirrored tiles (an installation that was inspired by his work 'Melted Bones', 2011). It looked like some meteorite had hit the Louis Vuitton Foundation from outer space. While we're on the subject of epic journeys, for show goers - including Léa Seydoux, Selena Gomez, Jaden Smith and Alicia Vikander - it was no small task arriving here this morning. With a public transport strike, heavy rain and traffic to contend with, the show was 45-minutes late in starting. It proved to be worth the wait. Louis-Vuitton-Fall-Winter-2016-Bag-Runway-Bag-Collection-5 It’s no secret that the modern day iteration of Louis Vuitton rests on the laurels of its luggage brand heritage. And why not? There is truly nothing better than an oversized trunk splashed with monogrammed LV’s. Since he arrived on the scene in 2013, creative director Nicolas Ghesquière has been busy transforming the brand’s DNA into a digestible range for millennials. And he’s been doing a phenomenal job of capturing their hearts (and Instagram accounts). For one thing, his front rows are packed with young stars of the A-list caliber, including Selena Gomez, Jaden Smith and even top model Karlie Kloss. Further, his runway sets are imaginative and captivating, just like the commissioned creation by Justin Morin for Fall/Winter 2016. Featuring shattered mirrors and gargantuan crystals, the Vuitton show space was both captivating and social media friendly. Finally, there is the actual clothing, which is a hybrid of haute design and wearable sportswear. Red patent leather cropped flares were equally as enchanting as billowy patchwork t-shirt dresses. Sculptural coats with a sporty influence were major players, as were corset details on dresses, jackets and tops. But this season, we were particularly captivated by the handbag selection. Running the gamut from holographic trunks to crocodile totes, Mr. Ghesquère flexed his design muscle while paying astute attention to the Vuitton roots. Without further ado, here are all the drool-worthy bags from the Fall/Winter range. Louis-Vuitton-Fall-Winter-2016-Bag-Runway-Bag-Collection-7 Louis-Vuitton-Fall-Winter-2016-Bag-Runway-Bag-Collection-8 Louis-Vuitton-Fall-Winter-2016-Bag-Runway-Bag-Collection-9 Louis-Vuitton-Fall-Winter-2016-Bag-Runway-Bag-Collection-10 Louis-Vuitton-Fall-Winter-2016-Bag-Runway-Bag-Collection-11 Louis-Vuitton-Fall-Winter-2016-Bag-Runway-Bag-Collection-12 Louis-Vuitton-Fall-Winter-2016-Bag-Runway-Bag-Collection-13 Louis-Vuitton-Fall-Winter-2016-Bag-Runway-Bag-Collection-14 Louis-Vuitton-Fall-Winter-2016-Bag-Runway-Bag-Collection-15 Louis-Vuitton-Fall-Winter-2016-Bag-Runway-Bag-Collection-16 Louis-Vuitton-Fall-Winter-2016-Bag-Runway-Bag-Collection-17 Louis-Vuitton-Fall-Winter-2016-Bag-Runway-Bag-Collection-18 Louis-Vuitton-Fall-Winter-2016-Bag-Runway-Bag-Collection-19 Louis-Vuitton-Fall-Winter-2016-Bag-Runway-Bag-Collection-20 Louis-Vuitton-Fall-Winter-2016-Bag-Runway-Bag-Collection-21 Louis-Vuitton-Fall-Winter-2016-Bag-Runway-Bag-Collection-22 Louis-Vuitton-Fall-Winter-2016-Bag-Runway-Bag-Collection-23 Louis-Vuitton-Fall-Winter-2016-Bag-Runway-Bag-Collection-24 Louis-Vuitton-Fall-Winter-2016-Bag-Runway-Bag-Collection-25 Louis-Vuitton-Fall-Winter-2016-Bag-Runway-Bag-Collection-26 Louis-Vuitton-Fall-Winter-2016-Bag-Runway-Bag-Collection-28 Louis-Vuitton-Fall-Winter-2016-Bag-Runway-Bag-Collection-29 Louis-Vuitton-Fall-Winter-2016-Bag-Runway-Bag-Collection-30 Louis-Vuitton-Fall-Winter-2016-Bag-Runway-Bag-Collection-31 Louis-Vuitton-Fall-Winter-2016-Bag-Runway-Bag-Collection-32 Louis-Vuitton-Fall-Winter-2016-Bag-Runway-Bag-Collection-33 Louis-Vuitton-Fall-Winter-2016-Bag-Runway-Bag-Collection-34 Louis-Vuitton-Fall-Winter-2016-Bag-Runway-Bag-Collection-35 Louis-Vuitton-Fall-Winter-2016-Bag-Runway-Bag-Collection-36 Louis-Vuitton-Fall-Winter-2016-Bag-Runway-Bag-Collection-37 Louis-Vuitton-Fall-Winter-2016-Bag-Runway-Bag-Collection-38 Louis-Vuitton-Fall-Winter-2016-Bag-Runway-Bag-Collection-39 Louis-Vuitton-Fall-Winter-2016-Bag-Runway-Bag-Collection

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The 25 Best Bags of New York Fashion Week Spring 2017

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Christie’s September Handbag and Accessories Auction Features Exquisite Rarities and Beautiful Day Bags Alike

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