The espadrille trend is just so in right now, especially that summer is just around the corner. Thankfully, Louis Vuitton is here to save us from fashion boo boos with its luxuriously fashionable Bidart Espadrilles.
Espadrilles are a favorite go-to summer must haves, as they are normally flat thus providing ease and comfort as you walk in and out of the beach. Aside from this, it also offers a complete casual look to complement your summer outfit whether it is your bikini, crop top and shorts combo, or your flowy dress.
And if ever you wonder, the flexible sole made of jute rope is what distinguishes espadrilles from all the other footwear out there. Now let’s go take a closer look at Louis Vuitton’s Bidart Espadrilles.
Beautifully and meticulously handcrafted in vibrant colors of suede calf leather, these summer essentials bear Louis Vuitton’s signature in cursive script on the side for prominent and easy brand recognition. The signature goes even as far as the inside – the top edges are stitching with Louis Vuitton logo all around it.
It boasts of hand-made espadrille construction (1 hour per pair) and of rubber outsole to complete the espadrilles look. A pair of the Bidart Espadrilles is priced $625 USD, €460 euro, £440 GBP, $5100 HKD, $880 AUD, ¥4850 CNY, $780 CAD via Louis Vuitton boutiques.
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Here’s something else you should most definitely look into as well if you’re on the lookout for a new clutch, and since these are also seasonal, best do it soon before they run out. Yes, quite literally too, since they are from Louis Vuitton’s ‘Race’ collection that’s from Cruise 2017. Well-sized (they are 26 cm across) with a wider base that allows for more of your personals, the price is pretty good too, coming in at just SGD770 a pop.
Made of printed canvas and lined with Microfiber, you’ll also find a patch pocket on the inside, which is good for cash or cards for days when you need to just grab and go.
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Did Louis Vuitton just come up with a new, somewhat affordable gateway purchase?
Yesterday before the label’s spring 2017 show at Paris fashion week, creative director Nicolas Ghesquière posted an Instagram photo of himself holding what appeared to be an iPhone case shaped like the iconic Petite Malle bag. Hundreds of commenters declared their love for this splashy tech accessory.
The post left many die-hard fans wondering whether this new iteration of the mini "It" bag is a bespoke creation for Ghesquière or a new piece they can buy from the brand. Much to our delight, models walked down the catwalk holding a variation of the luxe case, which also comes in blue croc, gilded gold, and the label's checkered Damier print in addition to the classic brown monogrammed version. The case, which also comes with a key-ring attachment, makes tech-y fashion unexpectedly luxurious. This begs the question: Why haven't we seen the case before?
Louis Vuitton isn’t the only designer to experiment with the combination of fashion and technology. Yesterday, for Chanel’s spring 2017 fashion show, designer Karl Lagerfeld transformed the Grand Palais into a data storage center with massive computer processors and multicolored wires serving as the backdrop. Chanel-clad robots opened the show, while covetable handbags such as the Boy Bag got an electronic makeover with exterior leather panels that lit up in different formations. Consider it a very grown-up version of the light-up sneakers you wore as a kid.
Starting at $5,200, the Petit Malle bag that inspired the Louis Vuitton phone case comes with a high price tag. But we’re hoping that because of its size, the phone case, which will be released in spring, will be an affordable way to get in on the chic look seen on street-style stars. This is one of those moments when we wish the label had a see now, buy now retail model. Here’s hoping more designers continue to experiment with tech-inspired fashion that won’t break the bank.
Even if you missed the initial photos from Louis Vuitton's Spring 2017 runway show in Paris , you've probably seen chatter around the fashion Internet concerning the show's most buzz-worthy piece: the Louis Vuitton Etui iPhone 7 Case, inspired by the Louis Vuitton Petite Malle Clutch. Solid information has been scarce, but we've scoured fashion sites, social media and message boards to find all the details available, including prices, pics and when the already sought-after cases might be available for purchase.
The Petite Malle was one of creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere's first bag...
LOUIS VUITTON TECH CASES
Even if you missed the initial photos from Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2017 runway show in Paris, you’ve probably seen chatter around the fashion Internet concerning the show’s most buzz-worthy piece: the Louis Vuitton Etui iPhone 7 Case, inspired by the Louis Vuitton Petite Malle Clutch. Solid information has been scarce, but we’ve scoured fashion sites, social media and message boards to find all the details available, including prices, pics and when the already sought-after cases might be available for purchase.
The Petite Malle was one of creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere’s first bag debuts when he took the helm at Louis Vuitton in 2013, and its tiny, trunk-like shape has proved a strong canvas for a variety of leathers, prints and embellishments. For Spring 2017, many of those key details, including the Petite Malle’s trim and lock, have been reimagined in the form of the Etui Case, which will be available for both iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
So far, we know both sizes will be available in several of LV’s printed canvases, as well as crocodile. In the US, the canvas versions are priced at $1,155 for the 7 and $1,230 for the 7 Plus, according to quotes given to one of our PurseForum members by her sales associate at Vuitton. We don’t know US prices for exotics yet, but we’ll update this post when we find out. For the Eurozone market, a Malaysian Louis Vuitton sales associate on Instagram has quoted those prices as €800 and €859 for the 7 and 7 Plus in canvas, while she says crocodile will be approximately €3,500 and €3,800.
We’ve found no specific release dates for the cases yet, and our tPFers have been told several different things by their sales associates at Louis Vuitton; one shopper had heard the Etui will hit stores as early as late November (in time for holiday gifts!), while others have heard it’ll be January at the earliest. Either way, if you think you’ll be wanting on of these cases, it would be wise to contact your local Louis Vuitton boutique and put an order in now–we’ve seen enough chatter to think that these cases will generate a considerable wait list, and based on their prominent position on the runway and their pre-show tease on Nicolas Ghesquiere’s Instagram, Vuitton seems confident that demand will be high when they hit stores.
Even though four figures for an iPhone case was enough to make plenty of Vuitton-obsessed tPFers feel skeptical, the cases are far more detailed than the ones you see similar brands selling in the mid-three figures. Not only do many of the Petite Malle’s finishes make the transition from bag to case, but the Etui cases also come with a clochette to store the wireless earbuds that will now be necessary without the previous iPhones’ audio jack. It looks like the brand went to pains to ensure using the Etui case would be a luxury experience on par with that of its bags, which so far doesn’t really exist on the designer phone case market–designers have long been keen on making mini bags or folios for phones, but none of them have gotten particularly serious about creating luxe hard-shell cases, which are preferred by most consumers on the wider market.
The Petite Malle trunk, Nicholas Ghesquière’s greatest contribution to Louis Vuitton to date received an update in the form of size. Yesterday during Louis Vuitton’s spring 2017 show at Paris Fashion Week, he introduced the mini Malle half in size – which turned out be not a bag, but a stylish iPhone Plus case. He posted a photo of himself on Instagram couple of days before the show, holding his phone in what looks like a LV branded case. His ploy to get everyone talking about it worked, many of his followers left comments letting him know that they too want one.
Some dreams come true. Yesterday models took to the runway holding the Petite Malle iPhone 7 Case in a variety of colors, materials, and canvases. Ghesquière’s is a dark brown case in LV monogram canvas. The ones he showcased yesterday included light brown LV monogram canvas, Damier print, gold crocodile and blue crocodile. Besides, trunk hardware, the case also comes with a removable key ring attachment – I think this little detail make the Petite Malle iPhone 7 Case a unisex piece.
There is no word on pricing yet, as this won’t be released until spring. This is a bit too long wait for an accessory such as this, by then all the talk will be about Apple’s next iPhone. Petite Malle pricing starts at $5,200, given this is half the size might very well end up costing a couple of thousand less. Still a steep price for a phone case, but a diehard fashionista will find a way to finance it.
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In 2014, Louis Vuitton debuted the still-coveted Petite Malle, a mini bag that resembles a classic, luxury trunk and nods to the brand’s history in trunkmaking.
And today, the fashion house introduced an even smaller version to the world: the Petite Malle phone case. It made its debut on the runway during Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear show at Paris Fashion Week. As seen on Teen Vogue’s Instagram story, shown to us by up-and-coming runway model Theresa Hayes, the seriously chic cell phone holder looks exactly like a tiny Petite Malle bag — complete with the structured, accented trim and metallic hinges — and it can even be carried like one, too. The case has a carrying strap and key ring attachment, so you can wear it just like you would your most sophisticated purses.
It’s been an uphill battle successfully selling the notion of wearable tech to a luxury shopper—but if there’s anything that could make the notion seductive, it might just be a Petite Malle iPhone case. While it’s not “wearable tech” in the truest sense of the word, this snap shared by Nicolas Ghesquière has whet our appetites for what might come down the house’s Spring catwalk tomorrow.
In it, the designer holds a phone kitted out in what looks to be a case modeled after the house’s much-coveted Petite Malle. Debuted with Ghesquière’s inaugural Vuitton collection back in 2014, the purse style nods to the storied brand’s beginnings as a maker of luxury trunks and steamers. Whether this newest iteration of the tiny It bag is a one-off for Ghesquière, or a piece that will be shoppable come Spring 2017, we’ll wait with bated breath to see. Check back tomorrow to see the full Vuitton Spring 2017 collection.
Sure there were bags galore that came down the runway during Louis Vuitton’sSpring-Summer 2017 presentation in Paris held just yesterday. Some old, some new and if I might add now, some that are really pretty as well. But the one thing that enthralled everyone at the show and on social media has got to be these: Petite Malle iPhone cases that will come in most every colour under the sun by way of the exotic options, as well as others that come in the luxury house’s iconic monogram, from regular Monogram Canvas with black trim to the new Reverse Monogram. There’s even one in Black and White, which is love.
No word yet on their exact release dates or if they will come in iPhone7/iPhone7Plussizes, but I’m keeping my fingers (and toes) so crossed on this. One more thing before I sign off, you see the dangling luggage tag that hangs from each case? Look closely and you’ll see earbuds as well, which is a pretty swish way of storing them when they are not in use.
If you own one of the chicest phones (read iPhone) in the world, it is only legit to wrap it in a case that is equally luxe. Although each one of us are constantly clinging to our handy’s, the poor phone case is clearly an accessory that stays ignored. Rescuing this sinking fate of designer phone cases is artist Nicolas Ghesquiere, who recently created uber-fancy covers for the iPhone, as part of the LV Spring 2017 collection.
Taking inspiration from the brand’s petit Malle trunk bag (that immediately turned into a sensation post its 2014 release), Ghesquiere’s dapper covers are already garnering much attention. Apart from the iconic monogram version, the case will also be seen in a golden metallic, a blue and red crocodile print as well as in the brand’s signature Damier print. Further, it comes with four solid metallic corners, toggles and tiny studs. Functionally on track, the case also gives users an identical holder for the easily displaceable AirPods.
Hours before its ultimate debut at the Paris Fashion week, Ghesquiere was also seen teasing fans through a series of posts on Instagram. While the LV Malle bag retails for $5,200, not much is known as to the pricing of these luxury iPhone cases at this point. However, since we are all clamoring for the perfect hair, clothes and make up, why leave our iPhone from basking in some luxury of its own?
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Just a few days ago we featured Louis Vuitton’s Caissa Clutch With Chain. You might have fallen in love with it, especially with its ensemble that screams sophistication and perfection at it’s finest. This time around, let’s take a closer look.
There are hundreds of words to describe a woman’s body, an example would go like this: curves hugging her in all the right places now allow us to describe the body of Louis Vuitton’s Caissa: it has fine and exquisite curves that one must handle it with delicate love and care.
A perfect everyday go-to clutch, the Caissa features the well-known Damier coated canvas. It also has golden coloured metallic pieces. The flap and clasp closure also adds a touch of modern femininity to it. Its golden chain strap can also be worn over the shoulder or cross-body, talk about multi-functionality in one clutch. Oh, before we forget it also comes in two color selection: Cherry and Rose Ballerine.
It measures 11′ x 7.1′ x 3.5′ (L x H x W) inches and is priced $1970 USD, €1450 euro
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Are you a clutch lover? If yes, you might be setting your eyes on the newest Caissa Clutch with Chain from Louis Vuitton.
A little trivia: Louis Vuitton has previously released two types of the Caissa bag which comes in tote and hobo versions. This time around, the French fashion powerhouse decided to release a cute clutch version.
Now let’s go into the details. The newest Caissa Clutch with Chain has delicate curves, like a woman’s curves. It also has refined details with contrasting colors, making it a modern feminine clutch. Talk about multi-functionality, if you don’t feel like wearing the chain strap, you can easily carry the Caissa as a long wallet.
It also features the most coveted Damier coated canvas with cowhide smooth leather exterior. You can wear it over your shoulder or cross body, thanks to its chain strap.
It measures 11′ x 7.1′ x 3.5′ (L x H x W) inches and is priced $1970 USD or €1450 euro via Louis Vuitton boutique.
Tag: Louis Vuitton Clutch CAISSA