In case you missed them, you might want to make one of these your next new bag

We normally don’t devote full posts to things as picayune as new colors being added to an existing bag’s lineup, but not every bag is as popular as the Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis. Although the style wasn’t launched as a big public push by LV, shoppers love it so much that the original monogram version can be difficult to pick up in stores, and as a result, the brand now releases a few new versions every season. read more

Four of those six colors are available for sale on Louis Vuitton’s website, however for the black and yellow versions, you are going to have to call LV directly, at least for now.It struck me as a small surprise to discover a few months ago that the Louis Vuitton Pallas Chain Bag has been discontinued. Also, the Pallas tote wasn’t going anywhere, so why leave the shoulder bag version? When the Louis Vuitton Saint Placide Bag showed about the brand’s site last week, I eventually had a fair theory: a better successor was on the way.The Louis Vuitton Saint Placide Bag is similar to this Pallas Chain in some obvious ways: it is a petite shoulder bag with a long chain strap, and the body of the bag is monogram canvas topped with a colored leather flap, which closes with a golden lock. Their proportions are a bit different–the newest Saint Placide is a bit deeper and more boxier, giving it more room inside–and the expression of the Saint Placide is a bit more contemporary, but it’s a fairly clear successor whatsoever. The inside is color-matched using the leather top flap, and the gold-tone chain could be doubled for shoulder carry or strung single for crossbody. In a bit over 10 inches wide, the bag is large enough for daytime essentials and casual carry, but the glistening hardware and comparative petiteness also ensure it is suitable for slightly fancier use in the day. The bag is priced at $2,080 in four different colorways, which will be in line with what bags of this sort are going for from the brand in recent seasons. read more

This botanical twist on one of Louis Vuitton’s popular bags stole our hearts

It’s no secret that Louis Vuitton has some of the best bags around. We cover Louis Vuitton bags so often here at PurseBlog because not only do we love writing about them, but you guys seem to love seeing them and reading about them as well! I myself went through a major Louis obsession, and I can remember dreaming about owning a Speedy bag for as long as I knew of its existence. Recently, I found a binder full of collages I used to make from fashion magazines that I would beg my mother to buy me at the drugstore. It was way back in middle school that I would spend hours cutting and gluing pictures of purses, shoes and designer clothes onto cardstock. Sure enough, I had a page cut out with my dream items and there on hot pink paper was a clipping of the Louis Vuitton Speedy bag. The year was probably 2003 or so, and when I stumbled upon my old binder I remember thinking how inexpensive the Speedy was back then! Years later, when I finally got one for my high school graduation, my Louis Vuitton obsession only intensified. Over the years, I acquired a few more LV pieces before my fixation on Louis and only Louis faded. read more

We’ve got some tips and tricks for snagging the most popular bags while you can

In my nearly decade-long career covering luxury brands, I’ve never thought of Louis Vuitton bags as scarce. To a certain extent, that’s a question of scale: Louis Vuitton has been the biggest luxury brand in the world for all of recent history. If your company is that big, you’re going to be satisfying the majority of consumer demand as a matter of course, because the business wouldn’t have grown to that size if it didn’t have manufacturing abilities that outpaced its competitors. read more

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