First the idea was simple – take the classic trunk and shrink it into a shoulder bag. Of course the idea was not only legendary, but it was also mixed with Louis Vuitton’s craftsmanship. The bag represents boldness and stylish statement. The original Louis Vuitton Petite Malle Bag was launched in the Fall Winter 2014 Collection, it was adorned with the crosses signature of the world traveler Albert Kahn. (p.s. also available in Monogram Canvas, as well as in Epi Leather)
When a bag becomes hot, expand! For the Cruise 2015 Collection, Louis Vuitton took the Petite Malle Shoulder Bag to the next stage. Now instead of mirroring the Maison’s heritage trunkmaking style, the fashion brand literally modernized it. Each side features a strong and bold stick.
And they are getting better and better, for the Spring Summer 2015 Collection, Louis Vuitton announced the new Petite Malle Souple Bag. It’s not easy to carry a boxy and hard bag around your shoulder, so Nicolas designed a new one that is so much softer. Instead of the crosses signature, it comes with a chic tag and its perfect for casual use.
So what do you think?
Many handbags in the Cruise 2015 Collection are upgrades of the Fall Winter 2014 Collection. For example, the Petite Malle Bag inspired by the Classic Trunks are entire different in the Cruise 2015 Collection, they looked more playful and colourful, less serious, but still stunning.
But since Nicolas took over the command of the Louis Vuitton ship, many designs he made are inspired by something-traditional of the brand. The Petite Malle is linked to the Classic Trunks and the new Louis Vuitton Mask Bag Collection is inspired by Gaston Vuitton’s (the founder of the brand) Collection of African tribal masks.
He didn’t stop there, he melted the tribal masks with the iconic Monogram canvas and the results are unique, funny and playful accessories. The Collection consist of Pochette chain bags, as well as small items like the Chaine Wallet, the Sarah Wallet and the brand-new tribal mask case to store your smart-phones.
And because they are launched for the Cruise 2015 Collection, which is basically today, near Christmas, they are perfect to give away as a gift to your loved ones.
Louis Vuitton Pochette Mask Chain in PM
Size: 9.1′ x 7.5′ x 3.1′ (L x H x W) inches
Price: €2550 euro’s, £1910 GBP, $3750 USD
Louis Vuitton Pochette Mask Chain in GM
Size: 7.5′ x 5.9′ x 2.4′ (L x H x W) inches
Price: €2300 euro’s, £2120 GBP, $3400 USD
Louis Vuitton Tribal Mask Chaine Wallet
Size: 7.5′ x 4.7′ x 1.6′ (L x H x W) inches
Price: €1300 euro’s, £1080 GBP, $1900 USD
Louis Vuitton Tribal Mask Sarah Wallet
Size: 7.5′ x 4.3′ x 1.2′ (L x H x W) inches
Price: €890 euro’s, £735 GBP, $1310 USD
Louis Vuitton Tribal Mask Case
Size: 5.9′ x 2.8′ x 1.6′ (L x H x W) inches
Price: €450 euro’s, £415 GBP
Presented during the Fall Winter 2014 Collection, and new colors have been revealed for the Spring Summer 2015 Collection, the new Louis Vuitton Bag. It’s aggressive and deceptive, here’s why.
First look: ‘Ah what a tiny bag’. Tiny? Well, it’s not really true, this chic little handbag has a secret, it’s roomier than it looks. The clever design ‘wave’ base creates an extra space for storing anything that you consider as ‘necessities’. A small bag that can store more essentials, I can’t name a better companion for your night outs.
The lines are inherited form the famous Trapeze Clutch, the Louis Vuitton Twist Lock Bag is actually the retro (and updated) version of the signature turn-lock bag.
The most notable is the LV signature made on the front, it will attract more eyes than you handle. A true statement maker, a perfect addition to any outfit you wear. The metal closure has a modern and architectural feel, it’s rendered with a 3D bombe effect.
You can open the bag through a single smooth twist fits the letter ‘L’ into the ‘V’, with a satisfying click. An accessory that’s cleverly designed deserves our standing ovation. Then it comes with a strong chain that can be used to wear cross-body or just hanging on your shoulder, hands-free, while you’re shopping.
Louis Vuitton Epi Twist Bag
Size: 7.1′ x 5.1′ x 3.5′ (L x H x W)
Louis Vuitton Epi Malletage Twist Bag
Size: 7.1′ x 5.1′ x 3.5′ (L x H x W)
For the times when you need something different than black and classic. For the moments when you decide to mix up your wardrobe a little bit, presenting the Louis Vuitton Tribal Mask Chaine Bag.
The Fall Winter 2014 Collection was one of the best of the best, a lot of classic handbags shrunken, re-shaped or re-styled like the Petite Malle Shoulder Bag inspired by the Classic Malle Luggage or the new Alma Tote Bag with diamond patterns.
And of course, there’s also the Louis Vuitton Chaine Bag with a Tribal Mask embellished. For those that has forgotten about the Chaine Wallets, it’s kind-of-like the Wallet on Chain. A small and structured wallet that comes with a gorgeous golden chain. It’s now still available in bright stunning colors and made with monogram vernis leather.
But with the new Tribal Mask, the Chaine Wallet is taking a new path. It’s interesting, bold and the red is screaming for attention. Crafted with elements of Louis Vuiton’s tradition, like the monogram canvas. It’s spacious as a Chaine Wallet can be, made from calf leather and it comes with a long silver metalling chain.
You can find 16 credit card slots in the interior, a large zipped coin pocket and large gusseted compartment for the bank notes, tickets and cellphone. There is also an inside flat pocket, measuring 7.5’ x 4.7’ x 1.6’ inches.
The Louis Vuitton Speedy Bag is one of the most famous ‘must haves’ in the world. And if you want it in all iconic, then go with Monogram or Damier Canvas.
It’s the world’s must have.
Speedy is famous like a top-star celebrity.
It’s an iconic bag.
Yet, it’s priced around $950 USD.
Why is it that cheap?
To my surprise, not many people ask this question. The Louis Vuitton Speedy Bag in Monogram or Damier Canvas is not made from leather, in fact it’s made from plants.
But Louis Vuitton has been shifting focus recently, they are starting to offer us more and more leather handbags, and we… certainly do not mind, at all!
Like this super soft Louis Vuitton Babylone Bag, it’s fashioned with Silky Veau Cachemire, which is basically calf leather. Then to mix it up, the handle is wrapped in natural python skin for a trend touch of contrast. Calf leather and python skin, welcome to the world of luxury.
The Louis Vuitton Babylone Bag can be used as an everyday bag – for work, for the weekends, holiday and even when you need to crash into a party. With its new fluid and body-concious silhouette, it’s clearly made to store more than your daily essentials.
The handles and long leather strap can both be removed, it’s purposely done to make it versatile. Wear it over the shoulder, on the arm or simply carry it by hand while walking down the streets.
This bag got 2 flat pockets and 1 zipped pocket, measuring 11.8 x 15.7 x 14.6 (W x H x D) inches.
It’s getting better and better, please meet the Louis Vuitton Doc Bag.
First question though, it’s always easy to stick with what’s already trending, but as iconic as the Speedy Bag is, would you rather try the new Doc Bag or would you just stick with the classics?
Though question though, but here’s my answer, if it’s possible, why not pick both.
The Louis Vuitton Doc Bag is a part of the Fall Winter 2014 Collection and it’s a modernized accessory that’s stylish and timeless – an exceptional piece for a well-heeled woman.
It comes with a single leather handle, which is great as you toss it on your shoulder without finding yourself repeatedly pulling on the second handle that somehow never wants to stick on your shoulder.
The Louis Vuitton signature is embossed on the trim and keybell. It’s also engraved on the lock, I know that too much is exaggerated but you will be please to know that its actually crafted with style and elegant.
Refined with golden hardware, the interior is finished with a zipped pocket and 1 open pocket. There are plenty of spaces to store all your daily essentials and so much more.
The Doc Bag actually comes in two variations; in epi leather and in Malletage style. If you like it ‘chic’ and minimal, the epi leather is your thing. It’s a beautiful bag for everyday use, even for work or during the weekends.
The Malletage style is a new print with vivid diamond patterns in two colors like black and beige stripes or beige with red stripes. The Doc Bag in Malletage is certainly an attractive accessory that can send you a lot of attention. The red diamond patterns, blending with black gives a bit of vintage taste.
Louis Vuitton Epi Doc BB
Size: 8.6’ x 7’ x 4.3’
Colors: Coquelicot, Black
Louis Vuitton Epi Doc PM
Size: 11.4’ x 9.4’ x 5.1’
Colors: Natural, Coquelicot, Black
Louis Vuitton Malletage Doc BB
Size: 8.6’ x 7’ x 4.3’
Colors: Natural, Black