Bentley, Ford and BMW Turn to Fashion To Spice Up Showroom Experience | Edmunds

Bentley, Ford and BMW Turn to Fashion To Spice Up Showroom Experience


Just the Facts:
  • The 2015 Ford Mustang, 2015 BMW i8 and 2014 Bentley Continental show off their stylish sides with new lines of fashion accessories.
  • The 2015 BMW i8 is being launched with specially fitted luggage from Louis Vuitton.
  • Bentley is celebrating the coming of spring with a new range of colors for its line of women's fashion accessories, while the redesigned Ford Mustang has inspired new nail polish colors.

LOS ANGELES, California — The 2015 Ford Mustang, 2015 BMW i8 and 2014 Bentley Continental show off their stylish sides with new lines of fashion accessories.

OPI Products Inc. is introducing special nail polish colors to pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang.

Available beginning in July, the line will include Mustang's signature Race Red. Although other colors will certainly be offered, an OPI spokesman told Edmunds: "We're not disclosing further information at this time."

Meanwhile, the 2015 BMW i8 is being launched in the second quarter of this year with a haute statement of its own. International fashion house Louis Vuitton has created a set of matched luggage specially fitted to the trunk and interior of the plug-in hybrid sports car.

The carbon-black four-piece set — two weekend bags, a business case and a garment bag — comes in Louis Vuitton's hallmark checkered pattern with a laser-etched signature.

The collection can be ordered at Louis Vuitton stores worldwide beginning April 1. Pricing has not been announced, but it's likely to cost a bit less than the i8's price tag of $136,625.

Bentley is celebrating the coming of spring with a new palette of colors for its range of women's fashion accessories, on sale this week at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show.

The Continental handbag is available in Special Ivory patent leather with a deep Burgundy interior, modeled after the 1952 Bentley Continental R-Type.

Bentley's Barnato bag now comes in Imperial Blue set off by a Linen interior accented with Imperial Blue pockets, which Bentley says evokes images of "sea and coastal landscapes, yachting and other leisure pursuits."

Other colors include Dragon Red, taken from the Bentley Continental GT V8, and Cumbrian Green, which pays tribute to the famous 1930s Bentley Blower model.

Complementary silk scarves feature abstract patterns in which can be found a variety of natural and architectural images, including the fašade of the Bentley factory, a map of the world and the winged Bentley logo.

In addition to the Geneva auto show, the collection may be purchased from Bentley dealers or from the Bentley online store. The Continental handbag retails for $5,500 and the Barnato bag for $7,000, while the silk scarves are available at the relatively bargain price of $278 each.

Edmunds says: Fabulous!

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