How to pronounce designer names like Louis Vuitton, Louboutin or even Longchamp? Learn here quick!

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Okay, we’ve been there too. With more and more designer brands beyond the Lanvin and Jean Paul Gaultier, it’s easy to mispronounce those that we don’t mention in our every day conversations. So many are wearing Longchamp and Louis Vuitton, but have we been saying it right? And as soon as we’ve figured out Yves Saint Laurent, the brand name is changed to Saint Laurent Paris. Gah! SHARE & LIKE this if you think it’s helpful…

So, here are great videos that will help you (and us!) to pronounce designer names like a pro! All demos done by native speakers. And if you think this story could help other fashionistas, hit the LIKE button for Facebook, G+ or Tweet away!

So, how to pronounce designer names like Louis Vuitton, Louboutin or even Longchamp? We are sure you’ve mastered it by now!

But just in case, here’s a useful list. We have it on our cubicle!

Anna Sui: anna swee

Ann Demeulemeester: ann de-mule-eh-meester

Azzedine Alaia: azz-eh-deen ah-lie-ah

Badgley Mischka: badge-lee meesh-kah

Balenciaga: bah-len-see-ah-gah

Balmain: bahl-mahhhhn

Bottega Veneta: bow-tay-guh vah-netta

Christian Lacroix: christian luh-kwa

Christian Louboutin: christian loo-boo-tan

Comme des Garçons: comb dey gah-sown

Dolce & Gabbana: dol-chey and gab-ana

Dries Van Noten: drees van know-ten

Gareth Pugh: gareth pew

Giambattista Valli: gee-am-bah-tease-ta vah-lee

Gianfranco Ferre: gee-ahn-franco feh-ray

Givenchy: zjee-von-shee

Hermès: er-mez

Hervé Léger: air-vay lay-jah

Hussein Chalayan: hoo-sane sha-lion

Issey Miyake: iss-ee mee-yah-key

Jean Paul Gaultier: zhon paul go-tee-ay

Junya Watanabe: jun-yah wat-an-ah-bey

Kinder Aggugini: kinder ag-ooh-gee-nee

Lanvin: lahn-vahn

Loewe: loh-wev-eh

Louis Vuitton: loo-wee vwee-tahn

L’Wren Scott: la-ren scott

Maison Martin Margiela: may-sohn martin mar-jhell-ah

Marchesa: mar-kay-sah

Mary Katrantzou: mary cat-trant-zoo

Miu Miu: mew-mew

Monique Lhuillier: monique le-hu-lee-ay

Moschino: mos-key-no

Olivier Theyskens: oh-liv-ee-ay tay-skins

Proenza Schouler: pro-en-zuh skool-er

Rochas: row-shahs

Rodarte: row-dar-tay

Roksanda Ilincic: roksanda ill-in-chik

Salvatore Ferragamo: sal-vah-tor-re fer-ra-gah-moh

Sonia Rykiel: sewn-yah ree-key-el

Thakoon: tah-koon

Versace: vur-sah-chee

Yves Saint Laurent: eve san lau-ron

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And here’s more…

A Détacher: ah day-tah-shay

Acne: ahk-nay

Alber Elbaz: ahl-bear el-bahz

Alexandre Vauthier: ah-lex-ahn-der voh-tee-ay

Andrew Gnan-drew jin

Anya Hindmarch: ahn-yuh hind-marsh

Aquilano Rimondi: ah-kwi-lahn-doh rim-ohn-dee

Behnaz Sarafpour: ben-ahz sar-uh-for

Bibhu Mohapatrabee-booh mo-ahh-pat-rah

Bouchra Jarrarboo-shra jahr-arr

Burberry Prorsum: burr-behr-ee prohr-sum

Carven: cahr-vehn

Costella Tagliapietracoh-stell-oh tag-lee-ah-pee-ay-troh

Cushnie et Ochs: cuh-sh-nee eht ocks

Elie Saabee-lee sahb

Emanuel Ungaro: ee-man-you-el oon-gar-oh

Erdem Moragliouair-dem more-ah-glee-uh

Ermenegildo Zegnaehr-men-e-jil-doh zayn-yah

Etro: eht-ro

Guillame Henry: gee-ohm ahn-ree

Hedi Slimane: ed-ee slim-ahn

Issa: ee-sah

Issey Miyake: ee-say mee-ah-kay

Kirna Zabête: keer-nah zah-bet

Maiyet: may-et

Maje: mahj

Nicholas Ghesquière: nee-coh-la guess-k-yair

Ralph Lauren: ralf lor-en

Rei Kawakuboray cow-uh-kooh-bo

Sacai: suh-kai

Schiaparelli: skyap-uh-rell-ee

Thierry Muglertee-air-ee mu-glare

TSE: say

Ulyana Sergeenko: uhl-yahn-uh s-air-jane-koh

Vika Gazinskaya: vee-kah gahv-in-skee-yah

Vionnet: vee-oh-nay

Yigal Azrouël: yig-ahl ahz-roo-el

 

What is the designer name that you struggle with the most?

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Mel

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