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Old 06-26-2012, 11:56 PM
 
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they are paying for the name, where some child in a 3rd world country made them for 10 dollars in a factory somewhere

with that being said...
i do want this alexander wang bag that is 200, not because he made it (even tho i love him!) but because i like the way the bag is made(conveniences,good pockets,etc), if i were to find something similar i would get that instead..
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:25 AM
 
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they are paying for the name, where some child in a 3rd world country made them for 10 dollars in a factory somewhere

with that being said...
i do want this alexander wang bag that is 200, not because he made it (even tho i love him!) but because i like the way the bag is made(conveniences,good pockets,etc), if i were to find something similar i would get that instead..

LV 's are not made in 3rd world countries nor ar they made by children. But I am sure a lot of fakes are.....
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:41 PM
 
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LV 's are not made in 3rd world countries nor ar they made by children. But I am sure a lot of fakes are.....
yippie do wha
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:11 PM
 
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yippie do wha
So you agree... you don't have a clue about what you're talking about.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:13 PM
 
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So you agree... you don't have a clue about what you're talking about.
Actually I do
This is pretty standard procedure in the Luxury brand industry. Indeed Louis Vuitton basically makes the 95% of the shell of the bag in China, it’s then shipped to Italy to put on the buckles and zippers. This was mostly done to stem the tide of counterfeits that were streaming out of China. They knew that quality leather working was fairly well established and cheap in China, but the craftsmanship to make high quality metal buckles and zippers was lacking. This bascially made it harder to make the ‘high quality’ knock offs in China. Yes there are various levels of quality of knock offs, ranging from total crap to almost indistinguishable from the real thing.

Almost every brand you buy is basically made in China and it’s very clear on the label for most brands like Coach, Burberry, etc. A few of the top tier brands do the pseudo-china rebranding.
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:44 AM
 
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This is pretty standard procedure in the Luxury brand industry. Indeed Louis Vuitton basically makes the 95% of the shell of the bag in China, it’s then shipped to Italy to put on the buckles and zippers. This was mostly done to stem the tide of counterfeits that were streaming out of China. They knew that quality leather working was fairly well established and cheap in China, but the craftsmanship to make high quality metal buckles and zippers was lacking. This bascially made it harder to make the ‘high quality’ knock offs in China. Yes there are various levels of quality of knock offs, ranging from total crap to almost indistinguishable from the real thing.

Almost every brand you buy is basically made in China and it’s very clear on the label for most brands like Coach, Burberry, etc. A few of the top tier brands do the pseudo-china rebranding.
not debating you but im almost sure the entire bag is made in France? Again Not debating you. but this is news to me do have anything that can back your post? This is very interesting if true.
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:56 AM
 
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not debating you but im almost sure the entire bag is made in France? Again Not debating you. but this is news to me do have anything that can back your post? This is very interesting if true.
I doubt it. If you haven't read Deluxe, I recommend it. It is a great read. So many bag makers, especially on their lower end bags, build in China, and then do final assembly in France or Italy so they can add the coveted made in Europe label. There are some tricks to find a bag that wasn't truly made in China.

LV is so mass market now, it wouldn't be cost effective for them to make all of their bags in france with their volume. But I imagine there are a few bags (probably retailing for $10k +) that are still made in France.

http://www.amazon.com/Deluxe-How-Lux...eywords=deluxe
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:34 PM
 
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Louis Vuitton is made in France, we have 10 factories here they also have 2 factories in Spain, one in USA (California) and a shoe factory in Italy. They don't have any factories in China. Source: my best friend who works for LVMH

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Old 06-29-2012, 03:15 PM
 
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I doubt it. If you haven't read Deluxe, I recommend it. It is a great read. So many bag makers, especially on their lower end bags, build in China, and then do final assembly in France or Italy so they can add the coveted made in Europe label. There are some tricks to find a bag that wasn't truly made in China.

LV is so mass market now, it wouldn't be cost effective for them to make all of their bags in france with their volume. But I imagine there are a few bags (probably retailing for $10k +) that are still made in France.

Amazon.com: Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster (9780143113706): Dana Thomas: Books

you rock now we all have a great summer designer read thank you xo
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:44 PM
 
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yup..... I wanted it at that time in 06 and that was the best find an part of me wishes i waited but I was not sure if it would go down or go up but I am happy i will never sell it and it was exactly what i wanted for my living room.


The purses are all over the place i agree I started using my vintage pierre cardin and Oleg Casini's just to be different. I like your style


ohh www.1stdibs.com is a great place to find them. Yes, loveeeee 1stdibs

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