Louis Vuitton skipped its usual lavish show and instead released a limited lookbook of new designs

Louis Vuitton is the richest luxury brand in the world—and it’s not close—so under normal circumstances, we can rely on LV to do things in a big way. Its shows are always events, held in global landmarks like the Louvre or at the brand’s own Frank Gehry-designed Louis Vuitton Foundation building. For Pre-Fall 2018, though, Vuitton has taken a more scaled-back approach, opting only to release 15 lookbook images to the public. read more

We’ve seen this bag on the runway and in famous fashion hands for months, and now we finally know its name, price and more

Since I first noticed the Louis Vuitton Petite Boite Chapeau Bag pop up on the Cruise 2018 runway (and then again on the Spring 2018 runway, and then even more times at the brand’s parties), I’ve been calling it the Circle Bag. That seemed like the most reasonable route to go; there was no information about the bag anywhere, but there were photos of the bag everywhere, and you have to have, like, a word for a thing if you’re going to talk about that thing in writing, and the brand clearly wanted people to talk about it. I’ve been anxiously awaiting the Petite Boite Chapeau’s arrival on the Louis Vuitton website for just that reason, and now it’s finally here. So here’s what we know. read more

Alicia Vikander takes Vuitton’s new bags out for some fun in the sun

This weekend in New York City was cold and blustery and today is gray and rainy, so I’ve chosen to spend my morning thought-experimenting my way into Louis Vuitton’s Cruise 2018 ad campaign. The photos star actress Alicia Vikander and a bunch of beautiful leather bags against a warm, sunny backdrop, and if I concentrate hard enough, I’m hopeful I’ll be able to teleport myself to inside of them. read more

Louis Vuitton is the first brand out of the gate to release next year’s Cruise bags to the public

If you saw any photos from Louis Vuitton’s stunning Cruise 2018 show at the Miho Museum outside of Kyoto, Japan, you probably remember them. The setting was extraordinary, and the collection befit the dramatic surroundings. Of particular interest to LV fans and bag lovers alike were the super-bold bags that graced the runway, many of which were designed in collaboration with famed Japanese designer Kansai Yamamoto. Even though these pieces are part of the Cruise 2018 collection, Yamamoto’s kabuki-themed bags are already available for purchase. read more

The French powerhouse tried out new shapes along with a pared-down Speedy

It’s probably not accurate, on a definitional level, to call any Louis Vuitton collection “minimal.” That kind of aesthetic cleanliness is simply not within the brand’s visual vocabulary, even if designer Nicolas Ghesquiere has done a lot to pare down some of the more baroque impulses of predecessor Marc Jacobs. The result, which was in full display on the Louis Vuitton Spring 2018 runway in Paris, is a sort of neo-minimalism that lends itself well to modern-looking accessories, especially handbags. read more

Say “thinking of you!” with a 3D card made in the image of a $5,200 handbag

By now, we all know that luxury brands make a lot more than just the straightforward stuff like bags and shoes. There are sporting goods, leather sculptures, paperweights, chess sets—anything you might reasonably dress up as fancy and market to those with a massive amount of expendable income. Today, we have another entrant to the pantheon of niche luxury goods: Louis Vuitton Bags Resale Replica Petite Malle greeting cards, three for $74. read more

The new version also has some important differences from its big sister

It’s not really fair to say that the Louis Vuitton Bags Speedy 40 Replica Pochette Mètis Bag has flown under the radar—by any measure, it’s insanely popular with the brand’s fans, so much so that LV has problems keeping it in stock and seasonal versions sell out quickly. It’s not something the brand has pushed on celebrities and fashion influencers, though, so it remains a bag whose interest largely depends on word of mouth among Vuitton loyalists and hardcore bag lovers. And among those contingencies, the Pochette Mètis is adored. read more

If Louis Vuitton’s monogram resurgence has piqued your interest, these bags are where to start

Have you noticed that in the past year, you see a lot more Louis Vuitton bags than you did before? If you have, it’s not just you: we’ve noticed a definite uptick in celebrities carrying them in our twice-weekly roundups, and not just the handful of celebs who are friends of the brand and get them for free. There are two reasons for that: First, logos as a whole are experiencing an extended resurgence, which benefits Louis Vuitton enormously. Second, though—and equally important—is that Louis Vuitton’s monogram bags have been really good recently. read more

This simple, casual design is a perfect day bag

When dealing with the biggest luxury brand in the world, it’s hard to call any of its products truly “underrated” or “under the radar,” but in my mind, those are sort of relative terms. Brand have bags that are super popular and widely known, they have bags that they’re promoting heavily in order to hopefully nudge them into super-popularity, and then they have all their other bags. For a brand like Louis Vuitton, the third group constitutes an enormous number of different designs, and unless you’re devoted to LV, you might not notice when a new one shows up or an old one leaves. That’s why I’m here to tell you about the Louis Vuitton Neonoe Bucket Bag, which I think may have escaped many people’s attention when it was introduced for Spring 2017. read more

Her new Neonoe is the icing on the cake

Alessandra Ambrosio is one of our go-to celebrities for great bag pics. She makes our jobs so much easier: she has fantastic taste in handbags, and she’s always highly available to paps. We’ve devoted plenty of blogspace to her in the past, but today we’re honing in on her most recent Louis Vuitton purchases. Alessandra has been favoring LV’s new Neonoe quite heavily in recent weeks, and when we did a little digging, we found that her last few LV acquisitions have all been equally memorable. read more