Louis Vuitton Becomes Hermes Shareholder

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A headline that reads, “LVMH Becomes a Shareholder of HERMES INTERNATIONAL” will make any discerning stylista do a double take.

And that I did when I read LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton’s announcement on Saturday.

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How to Spot A Fake Birkin Bag

Like we all know, “Sex and The City” helped popularize the Birkin bag.

The over-the-top expensive handbag, which can cost close to $250,000, has become a star status symbol.

In this video, Access Hollywood’s producers feature an Hermes counterfeit expert to teach you how to spot the fakes.


Bottega Veneta – Luxury Brand of 2008 (for women)

High net-worth female consumers rated Bottega Veneta the most prestigious women’s luxury fashion brand.

This information comes from the 2008 Luxury Brand Status Index (LBSI) survey from the independent New York City-based Luxury Institute.

Some respondents defined the brand as “very upscale and sleek looking,” “timeless,” and “very well made.”

Hermes and Valentino ranked second and third, respectively.

Following are the 26 luxury women’s fashion brands that were rated (alphabetical order):

1. Armani
2. Bottega Veneta
3. Burberry
4. Calvin Klein
5. Carolina Herrera
6. Chanel
7. Christian Dior
8. Dolce & Gabbana
9. Donna Karan
10. Façonnable
11. Ferragamo
12. Fendi
13. Gucci
14. Hermes
15. Louis Vuitton
16. Marc Jacobs
17. Michael Kors
18. Oscar de la Renta
19. Polo Ralph Lauren
20. Prada
21. St. John Collection
22. Tory Burch
23. Valentino
24. Vera Wang
25. Versace
26. Yves Saint Laurent