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I think I’m right when I say that LV replica bags and small leather goods made of classic canvases will never lose their appeal or value. And since I noticed that, I decided to share the latest reviews I received of LV replica items.

Fake Louis Vuitton Damier Azur Tote vs Authentic

You will find here a replica Louis Vuitton Neverfull Damier Azur, a fake Louis Vuitton wallet and also a replica of the 6 key holder. Come check them all out!

The Louis Vuitton Neverfull replica in Damier Azur canvas, the LV Insolite Monogram Multicolore wallet and the Damier Ebene 6 key holder were all bought from Fangfang. For those who don’t know this already, Fang is a great seller and this is her site fangfangbag5.209.idcice.net . She has a lot of experience with replicas, she’s trustworthy and reputable but just like these reviews show, her LV replica bags are not necessarily the best. Don’t get me wrong though, her replicas are better than many but some replica buyers really know a lot about both authentic and faux designer handbags, so they’ll notice even the smallest flaws. And since Kristy is one of those persons, I really trust her opinion on this.

Replica Louis Vuitton Neverfull Damier Azur Review:

“Hi Eva!

I just purchased this LV neverfull MM size in DA print from Fangfang. I have to say i am a bit disappointed at the LV canvas items of Fang. It has a very strong plastic scent by just looking at the bag, the texture of the canvas doesnt feel as grained as the real ones. The canvas feels smoother compare to the authentic LV bag i have. Even the colour is abit different. However im not sure if this is due the age of my authentic bag or the replica will change colour over time.
I have attached some comparison pictures between the replica Neverfull and my authentic LV tote bag (the one on the right)”

Replica Louis Vuitton Neverfull Damier Azur Tote

Replica Louis Vuitton Neverfull Damier Azur Interior

Replica Louis Vuitton Neverfull Damier Azur Handle Tabs

Replica Louis Vuitton Neverfull Pouch

Replica Louis Vuitton Neverfull vs Original Saleya Handbag

Replica Louis Vuitton Neverfull Damier Azur vs Authentic Saleya Tote

Fake Louis Vuitton Damier Azur Tote vs Authentic Damier Azur Canvas

Fake Louis Vuitton Damier Azur Canvas vs Real

Fake Louis Vuitton Damier Azur vs Real Leather Comparison

Fake Louis Vuitton Damier Azur Tote vs Real – Leather Comparison

Fake Louis Vuitton Damier Azur vs Real Leather Comparison

Fake Louis Vuitton Wallet and 6 Key Holder Review:

“Hello Eva,
Just received three pieces from Fangfang, two of them are SLGs that i’m going to show you and fellow spotbags readers!

The Multicolour Insolite Wallet has a strong plastic smell. Although Fang claims the interior is made out of leather but the canvas’s smell covers the leather which is not identical as the real one. Also the texture of the canvas (exterior) feels smoother compared to the real one from my experience. I guess I won’t be carrying this wallet around with my friends.. Cant pretend it’s authentic ay hahah but then i wont complain as this is just about $100!! Do you know anywhere we could sell preloved replica?

On the other hand, the 6 key holder is really good. It does not have the strong plastic smell which i really appreciate.

Please let me know what you think!”

Fake Louis Vuitton Wallet In Monogram Multicolor Canvas

Fake Louis Vuitton Wallet Monogram Multicolore Insolite Hardware Engravings

Fake Louis Vuitton Wallet Monogram Multicolore Insolite Inside View

Fake Louis Vuitton Wallet Monogram Multicolore Insolite - Interior Logo Stamp

LV Replica 6 Key Holder In Damier Ebene Canvas

LV Replica 6 Key Holder Inside View

LV Replica 6 Key Holder Damier Ebene Interior Logo Stamp

Here are my thoughts:

The plastic scent is not uncommon when it comes to LV replica bags but that’s not a major problem because you can easily get rid of it after just a few days. Unfortunately the texture of the canvas is not that visible in the photos but I really trust your opinion because it’s clear that you know plenty about LV items, both real and replicas. But I can definitely see the difference in color that you mentioned (in the photos the ivory squares seem a bit too yellow-ish, correct me if I’m wrong and they’re different in reality) and the color of the leather trimmings is also a bit different than the original.

Maybe Fang just isn’t the best seller for LV items. Her products are never bad but her site is definitely better for other brands such as C****l or Balenciaga.

I’m not crazy about that LV Multicolor Insolite Wallet, even the colors of the monograms are different from the original and that’s a bigger problem in my opinion than the plastic smell. The stamp is another weak point of this fake Louis Vuitton wallet. The authentic has a stamp in dark gold letters while this one has dark khaki letters.

The 6 key holder looks good indeed.

And here is what Kristy added:

“Yes. I was thinking maybe LV has changed the canvas colour sightly or the authentic canvas changes colour overtime. Im not sure. But one thing for sure, the replica canvas will not change colour… coz its so obvious that its PVC.
I just attached another photo of comparison between the two under daylight. Hope it gives a clearer image for you and fellow spotbagers.”

How To Get Rid Of LV Replica Bags Plastic Smell

In case you have experienced this plastic scent with your LV replica bags as well, here are some thing you could do. I know I’ve shared them on previous occasions but these might be helpful for my new readers:

You can put some baking soda inside the bag or apply some moisturizing cream and leave the bag outside for a few days or you can spray some perfume on a piece of cloth or a little Febreeze and put it inside the bag. Also, you can use a small box of baking soda for a week along with activated charcoal to suck up the smell. I’ve also heard that cedar chips might do the trick.

Louis Vuitton replica handbags may be extremely easy to find, they’re practically everywhere! But just because they are so accessible it doesn’t mean that high quality Louis Vuitton replicas are just as easy to find. The plastic smell is the least of the problems in my opinion, but a replica canvas that has good texture and good colors is much more difficult to come across. Please don’t trust all those replica sites saying their LV replica bags are 1:1 mirror image replicas because in most cases they aren’t.

This is why I go back to PurseValley again and again for LV replica bags. The canvas they use is extremely similar to the authentic and it’s also durable. But unfortunately they don’t have all the styles you might want, so the search continues!

What is the site you would recommend for the best LV replica bags and accessories? Share your experience!

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Terrible Fake LV Bags And A Classic Payment Method Con Scheme!

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Sorry girls, I wish I had better news after the latest replica bag site review I posted but unfortunately I’ve found out about a new shady site and I had to warn you about it right away!

Louis Vuitton Neverfull Replica Front View

Just like you will see in this Asale.co review, not only are their fake LV bags horrible but they also don’t stand behind their return policy and scam people through a classic scheme. Read and stay safe if something similar happens to you!

The first Asale.co review actually came a while back from an extremely disappointed customer of this site who was lucky enough to get her money back. Unfortunately she didn’t give me many details about her experience but the photos of these two Louis Vuitton replica handbags speak for themselves:

“These people from Asale.co are scammers! Here are two Louis Vuitton Neverfull replica bags I got, they have nothing in common with the ones shown on the site. Got my money back after lots of threats but I never want to deal with this replica site again or other replica sites for the matter. Replica bags are just not for me! But if you & ur readers are still into replicas, avoid this site!”

Louis Vuitton Neverfull Replica Top View

Louis Vuitton Neverfull Replica Top View

Louis Vuitton Neverfull Replica Zipper Top

Louis Vuitton Neverfull Replica Zipper Top

Louis Vuitton Neverfull Replica Inside View

Louis Vuitton Neverfull Replica Inside View

Louis Vuitton Neverfull Replica Interior Zipper

Louis Vuitton Neverfull Replica Interior Zipper

Louis Vuitton Neverfull Replica Leather Trims

Louis Vuitton Neverfull Replica Leather Trims

It makes me really really sad that these scammers turn people against replica bags like this. But I get it, once something like this happens to you it’s really difficult to trust replica sellers again, even if they’re honest.

Louis Vuitton Damier Neverfull Replica Front View

Louis Vuitton Damier Neverfull Replica Front View

Louis Vuitton Damier Neverfull Replica Bottom View

Louis Vuitton Damier Neverfull Replica Bottom View

Louis Vuitton Damier Neverfull Replica Inside View

Louis Vuitton Damier Neverfull Replica Inside View

Louis Vuitton Damier Neverfull Replica Interior Zipper

Louis Vuitton Damier Neverfull Replica Interior Zipper

Louis Vuitton Damier Neverfull Replica Leather Trims

Louis Vuitton Damier Neverfull Replica Leather Trims

Not much to comment on these two Louis Vuitton Neverfull replica, as you can see they look cheap in every possible way. I don’t remember seeing a LV Neverfull replica with a zipper top before!

But the interesting part about this Asale.co review is that my friend mentioned the fake LV bags have nothing in common with the ones advertised on the site. Don’t be surprised by this. Just remember what I told you in the last replica site review about checking the photos on a site. This site is the perfect example: some of their product photos are stolen from the official sites, the rest of them are extremely inconsistent, with different backgrounds.

The only thing I regret is that I haven’t heard from this friend again and she never told me how she got her money back from them and if they offered credit card payment at that time.

And then this second Asale.co review arrived that got me really upset:

“Dear Eva,
I recently got scammed by a website called asale.co. I really wanted a replica LV boxing bag…the collaboration with Karl langerfeld…long story short, it was out of stock, I was conned into using western union and I ended up getting two of the worst LV replicas , if u can call them that, ever. I would share pics, but it’s humiliating. Then, then would not honor their 30 return period and would not give me an address to ship them back to and would not refund my money. Bad, bad experience.”

So I started checking their site and these guys are really up to no good! If you check their “Payment Methods” section you will see that credit card is the first option on the list. And it is “now not available”. You know what I think? I think it was never really available! I think they just put that there to lure people into buying their terrible fake LV bags but they were never willing to make it an actual payment option. Because their strategy is to do what they did to my friend: trick you into paying with Western Union instead so that you can’t get your money back!

Asale.co Payment Methods

Asale.co Payment Methods

None of the other payment methods they offer on the site is safe: Western Union, MoneyGram and Wire Transfer. You should choose one of these options ONLY if you have had good experiences with that replica bags site before!

These are classic scam scenarios: some replica sites don’t send the bags at all while others send some terrible replica bags like you can see in other reviews on the blog as well. Obviously, the horrible replica handbags they do send have nothing to do with the bags presented on the site!

This is why I always tell you to choose safe payment methods if it’s the first time you try a new replica site. This is the best way to avoid getting scammed!

And really now, how could I ever trust a site that displays this text:

“Thanks for your interested our items. i hope to deal with you next time! if you any questions, pls reply, sincerely
Best Regards. Have a nice day !

Mr. JIMMY”

You know, maybe English is not that important and is not directly connected to the quality of the bags but who are you, Mr. Jimmy and why should I trust you?

It’s really sad that more and more girls are sharing bad experiences with replica sites but at the same time I’m really glad these scammers get exposed! Keep the reviews coming, ladies!

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Louis Vuitton Information Guide

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Louis Vuitton luggage, bags, jewelry and more

Louis Vuitton History 

Everyone knows the famous Monogram, but do you know the actual history of the Louis Vuitton company? The original Louis Vuitton company was founded by Louis Vuitton in 1854 on Rue Neuve des Capucines in Paris, France. Originally a luggage maker, Louis Vuitton realized that flat trunks could be stacked, as opposed to the rounded trunks that were more popular at the time. In 1858, Vuitton introduced his flat-bottom trunks and France went wild. Everywhere, luggage makers or malletiers, started to imitate Louis Vuitton’s designs.

In 1892, Louis Vuitton died, and the company's management passed to his son, Georges Vuitton. George Vuitton had a vision for the company and wanted to grow it into a worldwide company. Then, in 1896... something huge: Georges Vuitton created the iconic Monogram Canvas.  By 1913, the Louis Vuitton Building opened on the Champs-Elysees, which was the largest travel-goods store in the world at the time. Soon after, stores were opened in New York, Bombay, Washington, London, Alexandria, and Buenos Aires.

Louis Vuitton Trunk

In 1936, Georges Vuitton died, and his son, Gaston-Louis Vuitton, assumed control of the company.  Gaston-Louis began to incorporate leather and transform the Monogram canvas into a more pliable material for use on handbags and small leather goods.

1987 saw the creation of LVMH, which was a merging of Louis Vuitton with Moët et Chandon and Hennessy, to create the largest Luxury Conglomerate in the world.

In 1997, Marc Jacobs became the company’s artistic director, introduced first RTW line and introduced the Vernis collection. Marc Jacobs brought a much needed youthful spirit to LV and spurred collaborations with famous artists: In 2001, Stephen Sprouse created the Graffiti and Roses lines; in 2003, Takashi Murakami created the Monogram Multicolore and Cherry Blossom lines; in 2008, artist Richard Prince created the Aquarelle, or more commonly known as the Watercolor Speedy. A reinterpretation of the iconic bag, this style features the classic Monogram pattern with a smudged painted fashion. There are 17 paint colors that are used in the smudging of this Speedy. These were released in white and brown. In 2012, Yayoi Kusama created “Infinitely Kusama” collection. Additionally, Marc Jacobs also introduced LV to collaborating with numerous street artists.

  • Louis Vuitton Graffiti
  • Louis Vuitton Roses Lines
  • Louis Vuitton watercolor
  • Louis Vuitton Kusama

These recent collaborations are part of the Limited Edition collection that Louis Vuitton releases yearly. Often, these collaborations and collections sell for above their retail prices.

History of Louis Vuitton Styles:

  • 1930, the Keepall bag was introduced.
  • 1930s, the Alma bag was created by Gaston-Louis Vuitton. It is believed that it was originally made Coco Chanel as a custom order. Originally, the bag was named ‘Champs of Elysees’ after the famous road in Paris. The original Alma was the creation of Gaston Vuitton, who named it for the Alma Bridge, a span that connects two Parisian neighborhoods.
  • 1932, LV introduced the Noé bag when a champagne house contacted LV to make a bag that would hold 6 bottles of champagne. The bag still serves this function - 4 bottles with the bottom down and the 5th inverted and nestled between the others. This drawstring bag comes in two sizes - the Noe, and the smaller Petit Noe. The name Noe is French for Noah, who was not only famous for loading animals on the Arc two by two, but for his ability to consume wine.
  • 1965, film star Audrey Hepburn made a special request to Louis Vuitton to make a mini version of their Keepall duffle just for her.  Louis Vuitton obliged Audrey’s request and created what is now known by fashionista’s and handbag lovers as the “Speedy 25”. Now created in 25, 30, 35, and 40, as well as a Bandouliere style that includes a strap.
  • 1966, the Papillon was launched.
  • 2007, the Neverfull was introduced and has become one of LV’s all-time most successful bags. The Neverfull comes in three sizes, PM, MM and GM. It is made in classic monogram canvas, Damier (both ebene and Azur), Epi leather and has been re-created in limited edition styles.
  • Saumur: Named after the city of Saumur and its world-famous riding school, the shape is reminiscent of a horse’s saddle. Additionally, Coco Chanel was born in Saumur, a city in the Loire Valley in France.
  • Louis Vuitton bags may come in different sizes while using the same name. As stated above, some sizing is in the format of numbers (25, 30, 35, 40, etc.). These numbers signify the length in centimeters. In addition, Louis Vuitton also refers to sizes as PM (Petit Modele), MM (Medium Modele), or GM (Grande Modele), for small, medium, and large. 

Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas

It was George Vuitton, Louis Vuitton’s son, who decided in 1896 to carry on the adventure begun by his father by designing the famous Monogram Canvas. At the time, to foil counterfeiters, he created a canvas bearing bold graphics, a pattern that was instantly recognizable. The unique pattern is composed of flowers, a universal and timeless symbol, and the entwined Louis Vuitton initials.  The pattern was based on the trend of using Japanese and Oriental designs in the late Victorian era. The Monogram fabric is crafted out of durable vinyl coated canvas.

Since it was first designed, the Monogram canvas has been associated with natural, vegetable-tanned vachetta cowhide leather.  Its smooth, natural grain brings out the harmony of the carefully selected hide. The transparency reveals the natural markings, such as veins and wrinkles, proving it has not been treated. This delicate, easily scratched leather is a testament to the bag’s history and develops a unique amber patina, unique to each bag and greater suppleness with time. The leather starts out with a white tone and gradually darkens over time, leaving a rich caramel or amber color.

Louis Vuitton Classic Monogram details

 

Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene Canvas

Contrary to popular belief, Damier Canvas was created before Monogram canvas. Influenced by the striped Raye canvas that was still being imitated, Vuitton wanted to take his design even further. In 1888, Louis Vuitton created the Damier Canvas pattern, which bore a logo thatreads "marque L. Vuitton déposée", which translates into "L. Vuitton registered trademark".  1998 saw the one hundred year anniversary of the release of Monogram canvas, which lead to a re-release of the original Damier canvas.  Ready for a fun fact? “Damier” literally translates from French to English to “Checker Board.”  The current Damier Ebene pattern is printed on black coated canvas in small lines of two shades of brown to create the unique and lovable checked pattern, which is why Damier Ebene fades to black in some areas when it’s been gently used.

Louis Vuitton Damier detials

Louis Vuitton Damier Azur

Launched in 2006, this line is a new interpretation of the iconic Damier Canvas, the Damier Azur collection takes us away to the celebrated shores of the French Riviera. At once classic and casual, subtly different, Damier Azur offers a complete collection of products ranging from city bags to luggage.

Louis Vuitton Damier Azur

Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite

The black and grey themed Damier pattern was created in honor of Louis Vuitton’s 120th anniversary of the canvas. Released in 2008, the Damier Graphite collection is a discreet revisit of the classic Damier. Damier Graphite features an understated black and grey tonal pattern with smooth black leather, instead of the iconic brown.  Damier Graphite is only released in Men’s accessories and leather goods.

Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite

Louis Vuitton Monogram Multicolore

In 2003, in collaboration with Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, the Monogram Multicolore line was born.  Takashi Murakami is considered one of the leaders in Japanese neo-pop art. Famous for his colorful, cheerful work, Murakami created the fun and cheerful Monogram canvas which uses 33 colors to create the well known Monogram pattern.

Louis Vuitton White Multicolor  Louis Vuitton Black Multicolor

Louis Vuitton Mini Lin / Monogram Idylle 

 The Monogram Mini Lin Canvas Collection is a newer line that sports a lighter, more supple but resistant canvas. It is made of 58% cotton, 24% linen and 18% polyamide.   In 2010, the Mini Lin collection was reinvented and renamed to the Monogram Idylle Canvas Collection, which sports a lighter, more supple but resistant canvas.

Louis Vitton Mini Lin/Monogram idylle

Louis Vuitton Monogram Denim 

 This unique and playful take on the Monogram pattern debuted in 2005. Crafted out of stonewashed denim with the Louis Vuitton monogram pattern, the Monogram Denim line comes with blue, green, pink, grey, and black.

Louis Vuitton Monogram Denim

Louis Vuitton Monogram Vernis 

The Vernis line was introduced in 1997 by then, newly appointed Artistic Director Marc Jacobs. The Vernis line was inspired by RTW collections and is continually released in a range of unique, sparkling colors that highlight the famous Monogram print.. In French "vernis" means ‘varnish’ which explains the shiny and sparkly effect of the bags. It is a monogram embossed coated leather which is like patent leather and is embossed with the famous Monogram.

Louis Vuitton Vernis Details

Vernis color list:

Beige: Introduced in 1998, Discontinued in 2005

Rouge Fauviste: Introduced in 2010

Baby Blue: Introduced in 1998, Discontinued in 2000

Vert Impression: Introduced in 2010

Orange: Limited Edition, Introduced & Discontinued in 1998

Gris Art Deco: Introduced in 2010

Baby Pink: Introduced in 1999, Discontinued in 2000

Rose Florentine: Introduced in 2010

Red: Introduced in 1999, Discontinued in 2006

Givre: Introduced in 2011

Lime/Light Yellow: Introduced in 1999, Discontinued in 2000

Blanc Corail: Introduced in 2011

Purple: Introduced in 1999, Discontinued in 2000

Bleu Infini: Introduced in 2011

Silver: Introduced in 1999, Discontinued in 2000

Terre D’Ombre: Introduced in 2011

Bronze: Introduced in 2000, Discontinued in 2006

Bleu Lagon: Introduced in 2012

Mango/Dark Yellow: Introduced in 2000, Discontinued in 2001

Rouge Grenadine: Introduced in 2012

Fuschia: Introduced in 2003, Discontinued in 2005

Jaune Passion: Introduced in 2012

Lavender: Introduced in 2003, Discontinued in 2005

Beige Poudre: Introduced in 2012

Marshmallow: Introduced in 2004, Discontinued 2005

Rose Velours: Introduced in 2013

Peppermint: Introduced in 2004, Discontinued in 2005

Indian Rose: Introduced in 2013

Perle: Introduced in 2005

Rose Angelique: Introduced in 2013

Framboise: Introduced in 2005, Discontinued in 2006

Black Magnetique: Introduced in 2013

Indigo: Introduced in 2005, Discontinued in 2006

Grand Blue: Introduced in 2013

Noisette: Introduced in 2005

Citrine: Introduced in 2014

Amarante: Introduced in 2007

Lilas: Introduced in 2014

Pomme D’amour: Introduced in 2007

Amethyste: Introduced in 2014

Orange Sunset: Introduced in 2008

Dune: Introduced in 2014

Vert Tonic: Introduced in 2008

Galet

Violette: Introduced in 2008

Cerise

Vert Bronze:  Introduced in 2009

Griotte

Rose Pop: Introduced in 2009

Rose Litchi

Blue Galactic: Introduced in 2009

 

Vernis Color Guide:

Louis Vuitton Vernis Color Guide

Louis Vuitton Epi Leather

Inspired by a grained leather used by Louis Vuitton in the 1920’s, the Epi line, created in 1985, is the first leather line of the House. The Louis Vuitton Epi Leather collection was created to respond to the demand for more durable leather necessary in modern travel conditions. Its originality comes from the graphic two-tone effect which makes it immediately recognizable.

The process consists of printing an intensely dyed leather before applying a special coloration on the surface of the grain, which can withstand any weather condition. The natural stretch of Epi leather also offers good qualities of resistance. Curated in a multitude of colors, we appreciate the durability and timelessness of the Epi leather collection.  Older Epi typically comes with goldtone hardware, with a brief interlude of brushed brass and titanium. Louis Vuitton introduced shiny silvertone hardware in 2004.  In Spring 2001, the Epi Plage collection was a limited release with a vinyl transparent Epi line, used for the beach. This came in three colors - Grenadine Red, Coconut, Orange. In 2010, Electric Epi was introduced as a glossy patent leather version of Epi in three colors, Plum, Black, and Amande. In 2011, the Epi collection was released with a new assortment of bright colors.

Louis Vuitton Epi Leather Details

Epi Color List:

Black: Introduced in 1985, always available

Borneo Green: Introduced in 1985; Discontinued 1998

Kenyan Fawn: Introduced in 1985, Discontinued

Toledo Blue: Introduced in 1985; Discontinued 2002

Winnipeg Sable: Introduced in 1985; Discontinued

Castilian Red: Introduced in 1987

Cipango Gold: Introduced in 1990, Discontinued

Tassil Yellow: Introduced in 1993; Discontinued 2003

Vanilla: Introduced in 2000; Discontinued 2002

Lilac: Introduced in 2000; Discontinued 2003

Pepper: Introduced in 2000; Discontinued in 2005

Moka: Introduced in 2000; Discontinued

Mandarin: Discontinued 2006

Myrtille Blue: Introduced in 2003; Discontinued in 2006

Rouge: Introduced in 2006; Discontinued in 2009

Canelle: Introduced 2006

Ivorie: Introduced in 2007

Cassis: Introduced in 2008

Grenade: Introduced in 2008-2009

Rubis: Introduced 2009

Menthe: Introduced in 2011

Cacao: Introduced in 2011

Figue: Introduced in 2011

Piment: Introduced in 2011

Indigo: Introduced in 2011

Fuchsia: Introduced in 2011

Gres: Introduced in 2011

Citron: Introduced in 2011

Cyan: Introduced in 2011

Carmine: Introduced in 2011

Quetsche: Introduced in 2014

Pistache: Introduced in 2014

Dune: Introduced in 2014

Saphir: Introcued in 2014

Coquelicot: Introduced in 2014

Mimosa - Introduced in 2014

Rose Nacre - Introduced in 2014

Bordeaux - Introduced 2014

Grenade (new Grenade) - Introduced 2015

Rose Ballerine - Introduced 2015

Epi Color Guide:

Louis Vuitton Epi Color Guide

Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte 

Released in 2012, the Monogram Empreinte line is both luxurious and durable. After carefully selecting the highest quality of calf leather, it is dyed throughout and then enriched with tannins for a rounder aspect. Then, the leather is drummed several times to softly pull up the natural grain of the skin and reveal its supple, luxurious feel.  Finally, the leather is embossed with the iconic Monogram pattern.

Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte

Empreinte Color List:

Safran Amethyste
Orient Black
Cerise Galet
Jaipur Bronze
Aurore Havane
Flamme Terre
Celeste Ombre
Infini Neige
Orage  

Empreinte Color Guide:

Louis Vuitton Empreinte Color Guide

Louis Vuitton Taiga Leather 

The taiga leather line is named after the largest coniferous forest in Russia called the Taiga. This line was introduced in 1993 and has remained popular since. Mostly used to construct briefcases and travel accessories, the Taiga line is sophisticated and will always remain a classic. The Taiga line is only released in Men’s accessories and leather goods

Louis Vuitton Taiga Leather

Louis Vuitton Suhali Leather 

Suhali Leather is made from Suhali goat leather that have been hand-selected from the highest quality goatskins. Launched in 2004, it is natural grain which has not undergone chemical treatment to maintain the excellent balance between suppleness and durability.

Louis Vuitton Suhali Leather

Suhali names are adjectives describing a Louis Vuitton woman:

L'Impétueux spontaneous, mischievous
L'Épanoui blossoming, radiant
L'Affriolant alluring
L'Aimable lovable
L'Imprevisible unpredictable
Le Talentueux talented
L'Ingenieux crafty, cunning
Le Inoubliable (aka Lockit) unforgettable
Le Fabuleux Fabulous

Suhali Color List:

Plum White
Geranium Blue
Tanami Verone
Sienne Gold
Black Silver

Louis Vuitton Monogram Mahina Leather 

Introduced in 2007, the Mahina line is made from gorgeous drummed leather and has meticulous perforations in the classic Monogram pattern. The Mahina collection was inspired by the phases and crescents of the moon and in Polynesian culture the Mahina is a lunar deity.

Louis Vuitton Monogram Mahina Leather

Mahina Color Guide:

Mahina Leather color guide

Fun Facts:

Did you know Louis Vuitton often names bags and items after places and people? Here are some examples:

Alma: Named for the Alma Bridge, a span that connects two Parisian neighborhoods
Trevi: Named after Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy
Tivoli: An Ancient town near Rome, Italy
Palermo: Named after city in Italy called Palermo
Popincourt: A road in London made famous by the movie "My Fair Lady.” Also, a market.  Also originally created to carry knitting yarn.
Bosphore: Named after a body of water near Turkey
Abbesses: A station of the Paris Metro system
Deauville: A luxurious city in France located near Normandy
Amazone: Named after the Amazonian rain forest
Danube: Named after the Danube river, the second longest in all of Europe
Nice: Named after the City of Nice, France.
Beverly: After Beverly Hills, California
Manhattan: Manhattan, New York City
Hudson: A river that runs through New York State
Griet: The subject of a painting of the artist Vermeer
Rita: Named after actress Rita Hayworth
Marilyn: A tribute to Marilyn Monroe
Amelia: Named after Amelia Earhart
Ursula: Named after Ursula Anders
Mary Kate: Named after actress Mary Kate Olsen
Eliza: Eliza Doolittle a character in "My Fair Lady" played by Audrey Hepburn
Priscilla: Named after Joan Crawford's character in "Across to Singapore"
Courtney: Named after singer Courtney Love
Saleya: Is named after flower/produce market in Nice, France
Saumur: Is a city in Loire Valley of France
Theda: Named after silent film actress Theda Bara
Hampstead, Highbury, Knightsbridge & Chelsea: Named for London suburbs
Pont Neuf: Named for a bridge in Paris
Montsouris: Named after a famous park in France
Eva: Named after model Eva Herzigovia
Galliera: Fashion museum in Paris
Tulum: Named after the Mayan City in Mexico
Sofia Coppola: 
Created by and named after American film director, actress, producer, Academy Award-winning screenwriter Sofia Coppola.
Batignolles: Named after the town in France

Laguito Briefcase: Named after a cigar

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Alicia Vikander for “Twist” by Louis Vuitton

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An Oscar makes you smile wider, shine brighter and also… well, become a new fashion icon, apparently. This is because if very few noticed your previous ad campaign a few years ago, a new Oscar will make the next one big news. For all those who were wildly cheering for Vikander’s nomination at the Oscars 2016, where she also looked stunning in her flawless fashion choices (a beautiful Louis Vuitton gown), there is a new surprise in the corner. Louis Vuitton has released its new ad campaign for “Twist,” where Alicia Vikander has the lead and only role. They don’t give an Oscar for this role, but fan appreciation is always welcome.

Alicia Vikander for “Twist” by Louis Vuitton

Featuring only a white screen and beautiful Vikander, the ad teases us with a new collection of Louis Vuitton Twist bags that look so much more fun when presented by the Swedish actress. Wearing mainly knit sweaters and ruffled tops, posing in playful sporty style, Vikander shows us the new Louis Vuitton handbags made of crocodile leather, lambskin, and fantastic decorations like embroidered braids. Certainly not a favorite, if you’re an animal rights fighter… (I wonder if the choices of these materials would affect her fan base).

Most of the handbags have the double chain, always thought the chain can turn into a handy weapon for women walking alone at night, and we can’t hide our excitement about it! The ad campaign debuted in two forms: print and video. While the photos let us get more details of the products and stare at the beauty of the actress a little more, it’s the video that sets the atmosphere and gives out the soul of the new collection. It’s named Twist for a reason…

The video shows Alicia Vikander having fun, twisting and dancing (those ballet moves finally coming in handy) with the handbags, wearing a simple and casual outfit each one of us can pull off everyday. Does it mean this is a mainstream collection that can appeal to any woman? Maybe!

Alicia Vikander for “Twist” by Louis Vuitton

Alicia Vikander for “Twist” by Louis Vuitton

What’s best about the Louis Vuitton Twist collection is that it combines different styles, starting from the classic black handbag and ending with the flirty pink one… pick your personality or mood. And, to be honest, the only decoration you actually need is the big LV on the cover… a small sign that tells an entire story and message.

The actress is wearing natural messy hair and almost no makeup (or very little makeup), which makes us want to stand up and dance even more. Celebrity collaborations happen so often in the world of fashion, that we should most probably expect more partnership between the actress and the brand coming our way. A quick reminder that Vikander started her first Louis Vuitton collab back in 2016 for a cruise season collection! It would be a pity to lose an inspiring brand face like her…

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Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2016 Bags

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We’ve have been completely overwhelmed by all the fabulous bags coming our way this season. Just in case you haven’t been following the instagram and the #PurseBopGoesToParis adventures, I have been investigating the latest bag styles just for YOU. Many of the styles I saw in France haven’t hit the US shelves yet, so you’ll be ahead of your shopping game when they’re released in the states. So far, I’ve taken an up close look at the Chanel Spring 2016 Patent Boy Bags and also did a thorough comparison of the Chloe Drew Bags.

Today, I’m here to share a sneak peek of Louis Vuitton’s new bags from the Spring/Summer 2016 collection. You’ll agree with me that some of these bags are true pieces of art!

Some Louis Vuitton SS16 bags are already available for purchase in the US. Others are expected to hit the shelves at the end of this month and early February.

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The shopping crowd in the Louis Vuitton Mothership store in Paris

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The Louis Vuitton SS16 collection has a very futuristic, sci-fi vibe that still honors LV’s traditional styles and structures. Nicolas Ghesquiere quoted that the sci-fi movie Tron was his basis of inspiration for this line. Some bags such as the Alma were adorned with large, shiny embellishments making them look more like techy machines rather than just simple handbags. Other bags I saw had large, almost cartoon like graphics playing up on the idea of computer generated, digital fun. More than anything, Ghesquiere’s experimental attitude is apparent in this collection. The handbag is taken out of its everyday context and turned into a high-tech fantasy.

The Mirrored Alma is a standout piece of the collection and immediately draws your eye. This is a bag that demands recognition for being unique, but it isn’t so out there and eccentric to the point of being impractical. The mirrored circles are very shiny and reflective, which adds a cool dimensionality to the bag especially when you’re carrying it.

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Region Louis Vuitton Mirrored Alma
USA $5,500
Europe €3,800
VAT Refund (approx. 10%) - €380
Cost after VAT €3,420
USD Equivalent $3,726

Handbag Math…

Louis Vuitton Alma in United States: $5,500

Louis Vuitton Alma in France: €3,800

Total Price in US: $5,500 + $564 (tax 10.25%) = $6,064

Potential Savings in France: €3,800 – €380 (VAT refund 10%) = €3,420 = $3,726 USD equivalent (savings ~ 39%)

The Louis Vuitton City Steamer I saw at the Paris store was definitely one of the more understated pieces of the collection. The colorblocking of red, gold/tan, and black still makes a statement, but would be suitable for everyday wear.

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This fabulous Louis Vuitton Twist bag is a perfect example of the very digital, graphic patterns featured in this collection. The chain print alludes to LV’s monogram, but with the freshness of the future.

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I must say LV was not holding back on quirky, statement pieces in this collection! Each of these bags can speak for themselves and you may just find the perfect one to help your collection pop during the spring.

Keeping checking back to stay on top of the game for next season. have more Spring/Summer 2016 updates very soon!

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IF MONEY WERE NO OBJECT, WOULD YOU SPEND $60,000 ON A BAG?

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A couple months ago, we brought you news of Louis Vuitton’s most expensive women’s bag ever, but the brand has already eclipsed itself handily. An ombre crocodile version of the popular Louis Vuitton Capucines Bag will now set you back a cool $60,500, easily beating the $55,500 City Steamer.

Although third-party retailers tend to cap their own stock under $40,000, brands that have a clientele willing to spend more often stock special pieces that exceed that range in their own stores. $60,500 is the highest public listing I’ve ever seen from a brand online–Céline andChanel, for example, prompt shoppers to inquire privately in order to learn the prices of their most expensive items. That’s not the case for Vuitton, which brings us to today’s question.

If you were in a position to be buying $60,000 handbags, would you? At that level of wealth, you’d have plenty of money to make whatever charitable contributions you want, support any causes you like, have a number of beautiful homes, travel frequently–the expenditure wouldn’t put a dent in what you can spend in other areas of your life. It’s more a question of interest and personal limits: would you enjoy having a bag like this enough to justify in your own mind the price difference versus the regular leather version?

You can get more info on the bag (which is hand-dyed to achieve a unique range of color on every piece) via Louis Vuitton.

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