Watches’ appeal fades, Bullish accessories, Louis Vuitton halts store, Opening Ceremony

Rolex appeal fades as recession blues hit Singapore (Reuters) As Singapore enters a recession, the demand for luxury watches such as Rolex is declining. Accessories Transform Consumer Fashion Sense Into Billion Dollar Surge (Marketwatch) In a tough market, some accessories categories are experiencing “bullish” growth.” Louis Vuitton Scraps Plans for Ginza Flagship (WWD) A 10 story Ginza flagship store in Tokyo has

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Louis Vuitton and Keith Richards | Viral marketing magic

By now, everyone has seen the striking Annie Leibovitz portrait of Keith Richards, his electric guitar, and his monogrammed Louis Vuitton guitar case. It is the fourth in a series of ads that have featured Mikhail Gorbachev, Catherine Deneuve, and tennis powercouple, Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi. The ads have been in almost every respected magazine and newspaper imaginable, the Richards image is the current homepage image for the Louis Vuitton website, and the former Rolling Stone is blown up to two story proportions as the hoarding in front of the soon-to-be-expanded Louis Vuitton store on London's Bond Street. But somehow, I did miss this YouTube video which goes behind-the-scenes to show how Leibovitz worked her photographic magic with a…

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