Vogue editor Anna Wintour is perhaps the only person in the world who could turn the act of carrying a handbag – any handbag – into an event worth noting. Over the last couple of days, I saw no fewer than three people note on Twitter that Wintour had been seen “with handbag” while partaking in the Wimbledon festivities (where Roger Federer goes, The Bobbed One follows).

In case you just can’t get enough of Infinitely Kusama, Louis Vuitton‘s capsule collection in collaboration with Japanese modern artist and polka dot enthusiast Yayoi Kusama, you’ll soon have even more ways to shop. Not only will customized windows roll out to Louis Vuitton boutiques across the globe, with the Kusama collection available in all of Vuitton’s 463 boutiques, but LV will also open up a handful of Kusama-only pop-up shops.

Sometimes designers’ motivations behind the images they choose to represent their brands can be impenetrably opaque, but other times, the general idea is pretty obvious. Everyone understood immediately where Prada’s 1950s-car-culture-inspired Spring 2012 collection came from, for example, and the motivations behind the runway show and campaign for Louis Vuitton Fall 2012 are equally clear. Vuitton has been focusing its brand toward travel for seasons now, and in that context, having a functional locomotive on your catwalk is not exactly a mystery wrapped in an enigma.

Following the likes of Angelina Jolie, Buzz Aldrin and Bono, three-time World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali is the newest face of the Louis Vuitton Core Values campaign, alongside one of his grandsons. When announced at the end of last week, Vuitton CEO Yves Carcelle said, “”Muhammad Ali is the epitome of an outstanding personality – a true living legend in boxing and far beyond.” The photos were shot by Annie Leibovitz at the boxer’s Phoenix home.

It’s that time of year again: time for ad campaigns! Twice a year, brands roll out images meant to sell their ideas of their collections to the public, and because handbags and accessories are so critically important to the financial wellbeing of most designers, they often figure prominently in the ads. That, of course, is relevant to our interests.

Perhaps the best illustration of that phenomenon is Louis Vuitton, whose ads are often so chock full of bags, sunglasses, scarves and other accessories that it’s hard to get a solid look at the clothes.

By now, all of you are probably familiar with Infinitely Kusama, the collection of ready-to-wear, handbags, shoes and accessories that Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama has designed for French luxury powerhouse Louis Vuitton. We showed you all of the collection’s full-sized handbags last week, but we know full well that handbag lovers, particularly LV handbag lovers, don’t just get excited about bags; there’s a whole world of accessories to go along with them, from leather wallets and agendas to scarves to sunglasses.

We took a small peek into the polka-dotted world of Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton two weeks ago, but now we have some new details (and photos!) that we think you guys are going to want to see. The bags from the collection, which is officially entitled Infinitely Kusama, aren’t going to hit store shelves until October, but stock images of the line have hit the Internet, and we’ve got photos of all the bags for your viewing pleasure.

Perhaps it’s a result of seeing all my friends’ pictures from the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in New York this weekend, but I’m feeling extra sporty today. And by “extra,” I mean sporty at all, because I am not what one would generally describe as “athletic.” Sweat and my hair just don’t get along. Maybe that means that yachting is the sport for me.

As you probably already know if you’re here reading this, the only way to buy brand new, authentic Louis Vuitton is directly from the company. Even when Vuitton bag are sold inside of department stores, its always in spaces leased by the brand, staffed by its own employees and supplied by its own product channels. When a bag sells out or a line is discontinued, it’s sold out everywhere, never to be seen again.

It’s finally Friday, and we are ending the week with a little Louis Vuitton fun with photos! Photographer Vincent Bousserez had an idea similar to the movie Night at the Museum, but in this case, the Louis Vuitton Champs-Elysees store comes to life at night, and tiny figures take care and engage with beloved Louis Vuitton items. The photos are whimsical and magical and bring back childhood feelings of tiny little people taking care of our world when we are asleep.

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