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Chinese model Ming Xi shows off her 1-year-old daughter’s designer bag collection worth over $14,000

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  • Chinese model Ming Xi was criticized online for flexing her 1-year-old daughter’s branded bag collection worth 110,000 Hong Kong dollars (approximately $14,012) in a video uploaded to Xiaohongshu on July 10.
  • Some of the designer bags include a miniature Louis Vuitton Nano Speedy bag that costs 14,100 Hong Kong dollars (approximately $1,796), a Chanel handle bag with chain for 18,000 Hong Kong dollars (approximately $2,290), a Chanel bucket bag with chain priced at 31,800 Hong Kong dollars (approximately $4,050), a Dior Micro Lady bag at 29,000 Hong Kong dollars (approximately $3,690) and a Dior Micro Saddle bag for 21,600 Hong Kong dollars (approximately $2,750).
  • “It's a really, really small bag and is super cute! I feel my daughter can use it in the future,” Ming said about the Louis Vuitton bag. “It's very trendy to go retro nowadays, so I can buy a bigger Louis Vuitton Speedy and carry it together with her — I think that would be so cute!"
  • Explaining her reasoning for why she bought the accessories now instead of in the future, Ming said, “I'm afraid that once the trend passes then they won't produce it anymore, so I thought, 'I'd better quickly buy them!'”

Chinese model Ming Xi showcased her 1-year-old daughter’s collection of branded bags, including Chanel, Dior and Louis Vuitton, in a video posted last month.

The video, uploaded to Xiaohongshu on July 10, shows Ming, 33, displaying the tiny bags one by one in front of the camera.

Iconic fashion house Chanel chooses India-born Leena Nair to lead as CEO

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  • Nair is the first Indian to be the global CEO of Chanel.
  • She was formerly the global executive for Unilever and worked there for over 30 years.
  • Experts think Nair’s appointment as CEO signals the brand’s evolution towards more diverse hires.

Former longtime executive at Unilever Leena Nair, 52, announced her appointment as Global CEO of Chanel on Tuesday.

She took to Twitter on Dec. 14 to say she is “humbled” and “honoured” to be leading the “iconic and admired” fashion house, succeeding Alain Wertheimer, a grandson of Chanel co-founder Pierre Wertheimer.

How Fashion Mocks Asian Culture By Ripping Off Chinese Take-Out Boxes

The Chinese take-out box is a culinary icon. Easily recognized by its simple white folds and red font, the box has become a mainstay of Chinese-American culture, as many traditions are passed on through our stomachs. To some, it is a symbol of delectable morsels; to others, like myself, it brings thoughts of comfort with familiar foods and faces. With such a big cultural presence, it is no surprise that the Chinese take-out box has served as a muse to many fashion designers; however, what may be troubling is what the box means exactly to these designers.

This past September, the Chinese take-out box made headlines when the Jenner sisters released a handbag in the likeness of the box which read “KK Express #3”, supposedly modeled after an imaginary Chinese restaurant. The bag caused an uproar, as many were upset and quick to call out the Jenners for cultural appropriation — of which they have a lengthy record. What some may have missed is that the box has been previously used by other big name designers, such as Kate Spade and Chanel. Kate Spade released their “hello shanghai cruz” purse in 2014 as part of their collection of “wanderlust” pieces. The purse is described on Kate Spade’s product page as, “whimsical crossbody–for a whole new collection of globetrotting pieces that are sure to spark a smile (and a desire to travel colorfully)”. Similarly, Chanel sold a take-out box purse in 2010 as part of their Shanghai collection. Clearly, the box is a symbol of Shanghai and China to these White designers, but what may come as a shock is that the take-out box is not found in China at all.

Thief Returns Stolen Chanel Bag in Thailand After Video Footage Goes Viral

A woman who casually strolled into a store in Thailand and stole a Chanel bag has recently gone viral after a video and clear photos of the incident emerged online. After being shamed on social media, the thief returned to the store and surrendered the bag, Matichon reported (via Coconuts Bangkok).

The surveillance camera footage, uploaded by shop owner Natthapat Moongwattanasanti, showed a lady stealing the expensive item from a shop at Central Westgate. The store sells several authentic luxury bags and other fashion items from top international brands.

This Fashion House is Now the Most Popular Luxury Brand in China

China loves Chanel. It has the highest brand awareness among wealthy Chinese, far ahead of Dior, Hermes, Gucci and Louis Vuitton. Chanel is also the most-purchased luxury brand by legions of rich Chinese, according to a study by Bomoda, a research firm that focuses on Chinese consumers.

The report was derived from a survey of 2,268 luxury Chinese consumers who had on average either purchased or received at least two luxury-branded items in the last year.