Louis Vuitton set to raise price tags this week as costs climb

By Sophie Yu and Brenda Goh

BEIJING (Reuters) -Louis Vuitton, LVMH’s top fashion brand, will raise prices globally on Wednesday as a result of increased manufacturing and transportation costs, a spokesperson for the French luxury goods company in China told Reuters.

Louis Vuitton, the world’s biggest luxury brand, will become one of the first big labels in the industry to hike prices widely this year to protect its margins as costs soar.

The price increases will affect Louis Vuitton stores worldwide and cover leather goods, fashion accessories and perfumes, the spokesperson said on Tuesday. She did not give further details on the scale of the rises, beyond saying that they would vary depending on the product.

“The price adjustment takes into account changes in production costs, raw materials, transportation as well as inflation,” the label said in a statement given to Reuters.

Some bloggers on Chinese social media said the

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Thylane Blondeau, the ‘most beautiful girl in the world,’ turns heads in black lingerie at Paris Fashion Week

Thylane Blondeau is gushing over her recent appearance at Paris Fashion Week.

The 20-year-old model donned black lingerie during the Etam Live Show on Monday. Blondeau, who has been named the “most beautiful girl in the world,” accessorized with black heels adorned with feathers.

Blondeau wore her hair in a natural wave and donned a toned-down makeup look.


French model Thylane Blondeau presents a creation by designer Etam during Paris Fashion Week at the Garnier Opera in Paris. <span class="copyright">Photo by Christophe ARCHAMBAULT / AFP via Getty Images</span>

French model Thylane Blondeau presents a creation by designer Etam during Paris Fashion Week at the Garnier Opera in Paris. Photo by Christophe ARCHAMBAULT / AFP via Getty Images

“Wowwww,” Blondeau captioned a series of photos from the event on her Instagram. “Thank you so much @etam for having me walking this incredible show !!! Had so much fun . Thank you @sagliogeraldine @cococasting forever grateful.”

“Thank u everyone for ur sweet messages,” she added.

Blondeau has been named the “most

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Rihanna, Telfar and Savage x Caramel Form August’s First Week

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The Caramel Curves, an all-Black women’s motorcycle crew from New Orleans, are used to turning heads and taking names through the city as they cruise around each Sunday. Their over-the-top and vibrant fashion gives them a distinct and noticeable edge, sporting only the brightest clothing—think highlighter yellow and neon green—rhinestones everywhere, only wearing heels and helmets with fuchsia mohawks. All of this to say, the glitz and glamour of these badass ladies easily caught Rihanna’s eye.

The campaign was shot all around New Orleans by Shaniqwa Jarvis and features the ladies in the newest drop—embroidered bra and underwear sets, gloves, curve-hugging bodysuits and fishnets. They posed alongside and next to their prized motorcycles and showcased the raw power and confidence that comes from being in that type of control.

One thing that is clearly a theme in both the photos and the Caramel Curves’ day-to-day lives is

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Does Chanel’s Stance on E-Commerce Make Sense? | This Week in Fashion, BoF Professional

The pandemic hit fashion’s biggest luxury players hard. But it hit Chanel worst of all, according to figures released by the French luxury giant this week.

The company’s sales sagged 18 percent last year, slightly under-performing LVMH and Kering and significantly lagging accessories powerhouse Hermès. It’s the first time the privately held Chanel has failed to record double-digit growth since it started publishing financial results four years ago. Operating profit plummeted 41 percent.

Like its luxury rivals, the company suffered as stores closed in key markets and normally high-spending international tourists were grounded. Chanel was particularly vulnerable because a comparatively large proportion of its business is driven by sales of cosmetics and perfume that were hard hit by the decline in travel retail.

But the company faced another handicap: unlike brands such as Dior, Louis Vuitton and Gucci, Chanel doesn’t sell its core fashion and accessories products online, so when

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