Launer London’s Sales Soar After Royal Wedding | Queen Elizabeth II’s Handbag Inspires Sales Spike

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Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth IIPippa Middleton wasn’t the only member of the bridal party inspiring handbag envy at the recent nuptials of Prince William and Katherine Middleton. Since Queen Elizabeth II carried a Launer London purse to the event, the British label has enjoyed a massive 60% sales increase.

Her Majesty carried a cream calfskin purse that she’s actually owned for the last two years. As its old stock it’s no longer available, but the Traviata and Diva are similar to this structured handbag. They’re quite expensive at a little over a thousand US dollars a piece, but I suppose that’s not entirely unreasonable for a bag loved by real royalty!

Launer London’s classic box bags have found new fans amongst women aged 35 to 50 years. No doubt these beauties have been influenced by Launer London’s high profile fans. The Queen holds good company, with the Duchess of Cornwell, Baroness Thatcher, and Dame Judi Dench also Launer London devotees. It’s interesting that these celebrities are much older than Launer London’s new enthusiasts, who are perhaps hoping to emulate a more mature sense of style.

Pippa Middleton may have got the youth vote for her wedding get up, but it’s exciting to see that The Queen at 85 can still influence fashion. I’m sure she’s thrilled by all the attention, as I’m sure Launer London is too!

[Source: Time]
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