When we saw the Mickey Mouse, it always reminds us of our funny and memorable childhood. Do you want to wear the fashion items that is inspired by Mickey Mouse just like we are a child, begin to thin recall childhood in bit by bit?

As part of its anniversary celebration, Coach collaborate with Disney for a Mickey Mouse-Inspiration Collection! The Mickey Mouse be blended in series fashion items which including a range of womens designer handbags. Always keep a young heart and use some of the cute fashion item for accenting your daily look, you will find more fun in real life, as we are never too old to show off our inner kid!

Good nonsense not say! Come and get more fun with those series of fashion Mickey Mouse Items and tell me which piece you are going to pick up!

The elegant blue Geranium quietly blooming in the moment of peace night, which add a polish to the garden of designer purse brands, Gucci. The creative director Alessandro Michele endowed the iconic flowers of the brand with new time significance.

Since 1966 which Gucci released series of floral pattern, it becomes one of the most important iconic elements of the brand, and show the unique style on the luxury work. Michele opened up a brand-new vision.

Plenty of vitality are blossoming, the Gucci garden that is made by nature elements is going to open! Michele has the special talent to mixing color and print pattern perfectly, create the effect that it seems only can be found in the nature.

Among the GG Blooms blue leather handbags, poppy and vintage is adopted to be the edge of the bags, bring out vivid work. The unique living attitude of this series show well on the leather bags and shoes. No matter which occasions you are planning to go, they could help to match romantic feel skillfully.


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A Hermès Birkin handbag, which Christie’s auction house describes as the “rarest, most sought-after, most valuable” of its kind, just broke records at a May 30 auction at the house’s Hong Kong location.

At $300,108, the matte white Himalaya Niloticus Crocodile Diamond Birkin is now the most expensive handbag to sell at auction, topping last year’s sale of a HK $1.72 million ($220,000) bright pink crocodile skin handbag by Hermès, which also sold at Christie’s in Hong Kong.

Interest in the sleek handbag ran high. The Daily Mail reports that the Nilo Crocodile Birkin sold to an anonymous private collector amid a bidding war. The rarity of the materials adds a special gloss of appeal, since the auction house notes that “only one or two of the Diamond Himalayas are produced each year…”

“They are certainly an increasingly meaningful asset class,” Winsy Tsang, head of sales for handbags and accessories at Christie’s in Hong Kong, told CNN.

In a 2014 interview, 1stdibs dealer JaneFinds told Vogue that the 18-karat white gold hardware and 8.2 carats’ worth of diamonds aren’t the only rarities. “This bag is made of Nilo crocodile, rendered in a subtle coloration that is meant to evoke images of the majestic Himalayan mountains. This dyeing process is painstaking and takes many hours to complete—the lighter the hue, the more difficult the process.”

PETA has taken issue with the practice, and they even made a page exclusively dedicated to the French luxury handbag manufacturer’s operations. According to the animal rights organization, the high-end luxury provider relies on a factory-farmed supply of crocodiles, adding that it takes two or three of the large reptiles to create a single handbag.

Ethics aside, the manufacturer is responding to market pressures in order to maintain a competitive edge. As Mario Ortelli, an analyst at Sanford C. Bernstein, told Bloomberg in 2013: “Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci are trying to elevate the level of perceived exclusivity of their brands, and exotic-skin products really help in this.”

The world’s most expensive purse, however, is still Mouawad’s 1001 Nights Diamond Purse, which is valued at $3.8 million, and contains more than 4,500 diamonds.

By Rain Embuscado@AITbags

As we come to the end of 2015, it may feel as if it were a year of turmoil, with volatility increasing, worries about the end of the liquidity cycle surfacing and the (surprisingly) sudden realisation by investors that Chinese growth cannot continue on a trajectory of 7% forever creating much soul searching. However, in terms of stock market moves, the year looks to be ending on a marginally negative note, with a muted decline from the peak of the Shanghai index in June. This makes predictions for 2016 all the more difficult. Nevertheless, there are some key factors a long-term investor can rely on:

„Interest rates will rise from current levels, with the tightening starting in the US and followed in a staggered fashion by the UK and eventually Europe. This combined with reasonable economic growth in the US (the largest global economy) and in China (4-5% growth is still substantial for the second biggest global economy) should make for a constructive case for equities;

The world’s temperature has passed through the +1 degree level and looks set to go through the +2 degree level. Whatever decisions come out of the Climate Summit in Paris, future valuations of all assets have to adjust for a carbon discount;

The barbarity of the atrocity in Paris, which brought the kind of murder ISIL has been inflicting on Muslims in the Middle East for two years to developed economies, along with Russia’s adventurism in the Ukraine, underlines that political risk is likely to play a much larger role in investment thinking over the next decade than it did in the preceding decade.

Saker Nusseibeh

Chief Executive,

Hermes Investment Management


As the tide recedes on market risk, sharp rocks are slowly being revealed. It will be possible to navigate around them, but only with careful portfolio management. Risk manifests itself in several different forms – no single metric will give a complete picture – but we can highlight a handful of areas of potential vulnerability:

„Volatility has been on the rise and markets are likely to see further and more severe spikes in volatility in 2016;

„Some decoupling between credit markets and equities has taken place and we expect that to continue, but the risk that correlations all rise together across asset classes is very real;

„Liquidity risks remain most prevalent in the credit market, but there are genuine dangers of spillover to other markets in the event of financial stress; and lastly,

„We expect markets to remain fragile and vulnerable to shocks.

Risk of contagion is on the rise and portfolios may appear more diversified than they actually are. Financial markets are inherently unstable and represent a challenge for even the fittest-for-purpose risk models – we must be aware of their limitations and the potential pitfalls into which our portfolios might be led.

Eoin Murray Head of the Investment Office


We are still expecting baby steps toward policy exits, as central banks with ‘skin in the game’ avoid taking the market off-guard. My outlook revolves around four beliefs. First, US and UK real policy rates will stay negative into 2017 and ‘peak’ rates will be much lower than we are used to. Eight years after the first traces of crisis, we have moved to a two-speed recovery. In the lead are the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and, for the first time, the UK. But in the slow lane are Japan, the eurozone and some emerging markets. The eurozone will continue to lack fiscal union. Greece may restructure, but this will likely be felt more by official institutions than private markets. And, like Japan, the European Central Bank (ECB) may

have to extend its liquidity. Second, lower peak rates could be delivered by the Federal Reserve and Bank of England selling some of the government bonds bought under quantitative easing (QE). A risk to the pound, though, is the ‘known unknown’ of the UK’s EU referendum.

Third, China is slowing, but has the ability to soften the landing. The effects on leverage and deflation need to be watched, but the Fed may not be knocked off course. Fourth, despite pockets of vulnerability, a blanket emerging market crisis seems unlikely. Few have fixed currency pegs to protect, so foreign exchange reserves need not be exhausted. Ultimately, they too may try QE.This all suggests that 2016 will be more like 2015 than 1994, when US rate hikes hit most assets hard. But, the policy ball is in China’s court.

Neil Williams

Group Chief Economist


Seven years on from the onset of the global financial crisis, and our introduction to “unconventional monetary policy”, investors and savers alike are still waiting to return to business as usual. By now, it had been hoped that central bankers would have receded back into the shadows, rather than remaining centre stage. Market behaviour is still worryingly dependent on the latest utterance from the Fed, Bank of England or Bank of Japan (BoJ), something that appears unlikely to cease anytime soon.In 2014, the last round of QE came to an end in the US. An initial bout of “taper tantrums” was quickly reversed and global equity markets moved to fresh highs in the spring of this year, aided by the ECB and BoJ taking up the monetary easing baton. On the surface, all appeared calm. Yet, the end of QE in the US ushered in troubling times for other markets. Commodity prices tumbled, emerging market currencies cracked, credit spreads started to widen and global trade sagged. Even the mighty Chinese economy succumbed to the pressure, triggering a savage domestic bear market.

While the ECB and BoJ were pumping fresh liquidity into their economies, neither the Japanese yen or the euro were reserve currencies, and it was the effective withdrawal of US dollar liquidity that hit credit growth in many parts of the developing world. With the Fed still agonising over the first rate rise, despite an apparently healthy economy, volatility will remain an uncomfortable companion into 2016. While the markets are focused on the normalisation of interest rates, next year could well see the Fed return to the unconventional, with uncertain consequences for asset prices.

Andrew Parry

Head of Equities

Excerpts from Hermes Investment Management @AITbags

A new study from the NPD Group, conducted in partnership with Stylitics, examines how people shop for one of the most popular (and profitable) fashion categories handbags. It’s a pretty lucrative business, according to the report. Last year, women 18 and older in the U.S. spent $11.5 billion on handbags — up 5% from 2014. But most of that growth came from baby boomers Millennial spending in this category only went up 2%, according to the study. Why The way that the oft-discussed 18-to-34 age group goes about snagging a new bag has changed markedly over the years.

For millennials, it’s less about logos and more about the actual product — the details, the structure, and the function they can get out of a handbag. (Hey, you can’t have just any old Insta-bag.) Additionally, impulse buys aren’t as much of a big thing. Of millennials polled for the study, 41% said they spent at least a month (or more) thinking about which bag to buy. This consumer is more likely to really do her research, often seeking out emerging labels in lieu of purchasing solely because of a status-y designer name.

This [millennial] customer starts with specific product attributes, not brand, when looking for her next handbag, and invests more time and research in her purchase than brands and retailers realize, Rohan Deuskar, CEO and cofounder of Stylitics, said. These findings have been eye-opening for handbag sellers, and are having an immediate impact on their marketing, merchandising, and product development strategies.

Marshal Cohen, chief industry analyst at the NPD Group, characterizes this bag buying process as a journey, where multiple factors and considerations come into play. The handbag has become a signature item, and retailers need to take advantage of selling it in-store, up-front and center, as their own signature, Cohen said in the report.

The decline of flashy logos has been looming over the luxury space for a while now, so this may just be another reason for labels to refocus their branding. Either way, these habits certainly make for good bag stalking.

ByAna Colon

Three people were arrested after police said they stole thousands of dollars worth of designer handbags.Simpsonville and Taylorsville police teamed up for the three-week investigation leading to Monday’s arrests.


Police said the merchandise stolen totals more than $15,000 and they said the store it was taken from didn’t know it was being stolen.

Heather Armstrong turned down an offer to buy one of the Kate Spade purses. She lives in the same apartment complex as two of the suspects.

We were sitting out here and he brought a box up and he said, ‘Hey we got these purses for real cheap,’ Armstrong said.

Simposinville Police Department Ofc. Daniel Willis said over a two-week period Aaron Bruner removed single purses along with boxes of purses.

Police said Bruner works as a maintenance worker at the Outlets of the Bluegrass.


He had a key to the storage area, Willis said.

Investigators said employees at Kate Spade had no idea their merchandise was gone.

Much of it was part of a new collection that hadn’t even been released in stores.

They were shocked. I think they started calling loss prevention in New York to let them know what was going on, Willis said.

After a three-week investigation, officers arrested Bruner, Courtney Chesher and Marlon Hill. The trio is charged with receiving stolen property.

We started watching and staking out locations where we might find these purses. And this morning in the wee hours, we located those purses in a vehicle, Taylorsville Police Department Chief Phillip Crumpton said.

When police asked Bruner why he did it, he said it was to support a drug habit. He said he was able to trade the purses for actual heroin.

Police said the suspects admitted to selling some of the handbags at pawn shops in Louisville, on Facebook and to people in gas station parking lots.

Right now, three are facing charges but more arrests are expected to be made.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who thinks they bought one of the stolen handbags are asked to call the Sumpsonville or Taylorsville police.

By Emily Maher@AITbags

International luxury brand Hermes will relocate to Prince’s Building, in Central, a move suggesting it plans to sell its flagship store at The Galleria at 9 Queen’s Road Central amid sluggish sales of luxury goods.


Hermes Asia Pacific told the South China Morning Post on Wednesday it had “just signed a contract with Hongkong Land for relocation of the brand’s flagship store in Prince’s Building”.

“It is a significant investment which proves Hermes’ confidence in the local retail market,” it said.

Although Hermes did not reveal more details, industry insiders say it may replace three existing Prince’s Building tenants – Alfred Dunhill, Ralph Lauren and Brooks Brothers – which occupy a total of more than 10,000 sq ft.

Hermes is likely to open the new store at Prince’s Building next year or in 2018, with the existing tenants’ leases due to expire over the course of next two years.

Prince’s Building’s ground floor also accommodates other world-famous fashion and specialty stores, including Cartier, Chanel and Van Cleef & Arpels.

Industry insiders said the relocation plan suggested Hermes was considering selling its 7,500 sq ft flagship store at The Galleria, for which it paid HK$190 million in 2002.

It may be the first ground-level retail shop put on sale in nearly a decade Michael Chik, Sheraton Valuers

“Globally, Hermes does not own properties except Paris and Hong Kong,” one source said. “The sale in Hong Kong is probably the result of aiming to cash in after seeing huge capital appreciation of the retail property rather than concern about poor retail market sentiment.”

Hermes is offering the flagship store at an indicative price of HK$1.5 billion, or HK$200,000 per square foot, according to the Chinese-language Hong Kong Economic Times newspaper.

If the retailer managed to realise a sale for HK$1.5 billion, it would reap a gross profit of HK$1.3 billion within 14 years.

“It may be the first ground-level retail shop put on sale in nearly a decade,” said Michael Chik, managing director of agency Sheraton Valuers.“This transaction will serve as a benchmark in the market.”

International brands which paid ultra-high rents in 2008 are surrendering space as fewer mainland tourists visit Hong Kong amid Beijing’s anti-corruption drive, which discourages spending on luxury items.

In September, bag and accessory retailer Coach closed its 13,000 sq ft flagship store in Central, citing high rent and a falling number of mainland tourists.

Coach was charged a penalty of HK$130 million after it decided to terminate the lease two years ahead of the October 2017 expiry.

The shop is now occupied by sports brand Adidas at a rent of about HK$5 million a month, plus the cost of the advertising billboard, about 28 per cent cheaper than the HK$7 million Coach had been paying since 2008.

“Under the current sluggish retail market, I would not be surprised to see more luxury brands either retreating or surrendering their spaces in the wake of declining sales,” Chik said.

Central’s retail shops had been nearly fully let, but Chik said he had recently spotted some vacant stores available for leasing. Lanvin did not renew the lease for its 800 sq ft ground-level shop plus 7,000 sq ft of mezzanine space at New Henry Building, just opposite The Galleria, and the landlord was now open to all offers.

In Causeway Bay, fast fashion chain Forever 21 was in talks with potential tenants to take up its space at Capitol Centre, for which it was paying a jaw-dropping HK$11 million a month, he said.

Joe Lin, executive director of retail services at leasing firm CBRE, said some mid-scale overseas brands planned to expand into Hong Kong to take advantage of lower retail rents.

By Sandy Li

Since Alessandro Michele took the helm of Gucci in early 2015, everyone has wanted a piece of the brand – and now he has created a new collection to be sold exclusively on Net-A-Porter that’s destined to top every fan’s wish list.

The Italian fashion house will drop its 20-piece capsule collection for Net-a-Porter on May 2. However, consumers can pre-register on Net-A-Porter’s website to be able to shop the collection first. To shop the new Gucci capsule collection sign-up here.


The 20-piece capsule will be on sale from May 12 and will encompass ready-to-wear, accessories and shoes, and will include new interpretations of Gucci classics such as the Dionysus bag and Ace trainers. Michele also calls on familiar elements – birds often grace his designs, and a reimagined version of his heron print features on a neoprene sweatshirt.

“Our customer cannot seem to get enough of Gucci,” Alison Loehnis, president of Net-A-Porter and Mr Porter commented. “Working on the exclusive project has been a thrill and we’re incredibly excited to be launching this global first on Net-A-Porter. Alessandro has an immense talent and vision, and, as we’ve come to expect from him, the collection is exquisite.”

The site will show ways to style a look. Prices for the Gucci capsule collection ranges from $270 for an iPhone case to $5,300 for an applique silk-blend organza gown. The partnership between The Italian fashion house and Net-a-Porter was not surprising as the retailer sells Michele’s Gucci collection since he joined the brand in 2015.

“The take-up from customers has been really incredible around all categories. We are selling loafers, but we are selling tons of RTW and fine bags, so this is really an across-category initiative,” said Net-a-Porter president Alison Lohenis. Since the time the designer joined Gucci, the label has become one of the site’s top-sellers.


The capsule collection will be promoted with social media pushes by both the retailer and the Italian fashion house. Michele also designed an exclusive rose print and updated Gucci’s Heron print in red for the capsule collection. The rose print will be featured on a reversible cardigan, two sizes of Dionysus handbags, mules, a high heel and the Ace sneaker while the Heron print was used for a sweatshirt, reports WWD.

Meanwhile, this is not the first time Net-a-Porter is dabbling with a capsule collection. The retailer was the first to feature French fashion house’s Chanel jewelry online. It served as a platform for Chanel to sell its exclusive on the Coco Crush collection in April 2015.

By Barnali Pal Sinha

Fashion powerhouse Louis Vuitton is showcasing its 160 years of know-how in Paris with a new exhibit that explores the history of the famed monogram bags.

The show, “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez” opens Thursday in Grand Palais — a place steeped in history for the house since Vuitton first presented its trunks here in 1900 during Paris’ Universal Exhibition.

The exhibit includes 180 pieces spread across nine rooms from the Vuitton archives, including eccentric trunks, age-old beauty cases, leather goods and paintings.

And via video installations, it traces Louis Vuitton’s great journey from 1854 till today, through depictions of the maison’s founding members, colorful clients and those who still shape the brand today.

Report by Associated Press@AITbags

H&M is suing Forever 21 on the charge that Forever 21 is ripping off one of its bags, The Fashion Law reports.

The bag allegedly in question is a beach tote that says “Beach Please,” according to The Fashion Law.

H&M reportedly said that since the bag’s spring 2014 debut, it has been “well received by consumers because of its distinctive design,” according to The Fashion Law.

The website reports that H&M’s copyright for the bag was registered in June.

The Fashion Law reports that the lawsuit claims that “Defendant has employed one or more companies in China to manufacture and import the infringing product into the U.S. […] Many of the products sold by Defendant are manufactured in China for the Defendant. The Defendant has also been accused of copyright violations in the past.”

H&M is allegedly claiming that if Forever 21 continues to sell the bag, it will cause damage to H&M’s reputation, according to The Fashion Law.

H&M is reportedly requesting that Forever 21 cease selling the bag.

The irony lies in how H&M is in the same fast-fashion camp as Forever 21. H&M takes runway-inspired ideas and churns them out rapidly as affordable frocks for cash-strapped millennials.

Forever 21 is no stranger to copyright infringement lawsuits — it has an ugly history riddled with this secret. In 2011, Jezebel wrote a lengthy report detailing how the fast-fashion behemoth allegedly pays off lawsuits under the table.

By Mallory Schlossberg @ AITbags