There are some thing the French still do very well.
In almost every fashion-savvy city in the USA, Louis Vuitton is the most popular designer handbag, according to a new survey from luxury consignment retailer The RealReal, which looked at sales data from its top 10 biggest-spending cities.
The results, published by StyleList and the Mail Online, indicate that Vuitton is tops in Houston and Dallas, with Chanel close behind. Both are based in Paris, as is Hermès, which took third place in Houston.
In Dallas, an Italian interloper, the luxury brand Gucci, is in third place.
The Mail says a Louis Vuitton handbag varies from $1,900 for a classic monogram hobo to upwards of $5,000 for some of its latest offerings.
Of the top 10, Chanel came out on top in New York and Miami. Other brands that stood out in the survey were two more French companies: Céline, which showed up on the list in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago, and Goyard in Denver.