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Known as the Petite Malle iPhone case, or the iTrunk, these have to be the most talked about iPhones this season yet, after Louis Vuitton’s Nicolas Ghesquière first teased social media with a shot of him using the case before they were seen coming down the runway during LV’s Spring-Summer 2017 runway presentation in Paris.
The most talked about bit regarding the cases isn’t whether we all want one, or which combination should we get, rather, it’s the selling price, which in Singapore is almost the same as getting a new iPhone7 without contract. Yes, folks, the cases retail for SGD1600 and SGD1710 for the iPhone7 (which also fit the iPhone6Plus, by the way) and iPhone7Plus cases respectively, which even for me isn’t exactly chump change.
And while I can tell you why you shouldn’t get one (it’s much too expensive, and isn’t a new iPhone supposed to be released this year as well), these are still the only two reasons against. The list of reasons for, however, is much longer.
Besides the fact that they are beautifully crafted, each made to resemble a vertical Petite Malle (oh, how cute is that), it’s also rather hefty, a solid piece of Italian craftsmanship that isn’t flimsy or likely to fall apart in days. Made up of two parts, you take the case apart at the ‘lock’ (see the seam on the pieces shown above?), which you then proceed to slide your phone into, before snapping them together in a beautiful click.
Yes, the sound it makes, it’s a beautiful click, one that will be strangely reassuring despite the fact that you’ll be eating bread for the next 3 months. But no matter, because besides being a beautiful case, it’s also destined to be a collectible that no die-hard fan of Louis Vuitton should be without. Available in Monogram Canvas, Monogram Eclipse and Monogram Reverse for the basic models, I hear there are others (which will retail at higher prices) will include those in Epi as well as exotic skins.
If you aren’t convinced (and I don’t blame you), head down to any Louis Vuitton in Singapore and kindly request to see one. Yes, actual pieces are already available locally, and while you might not be able to walk out with one immediately, you could put yourself down on the waitlist and be allotted one as soon as more stocks prevail.Handbags If you’re on a hunt for the best bag fashion statement, look no further as the Louis Vuitton Tuileries Bag just gives you that, or even more with its interesting tri-color combination. Featuring an eclectic and eye-catching mix of Monogram canvas and tricolor cowhide leather and the outside zipped pocket with ‘red’ pullers, this Louis Vuitton bag weaves a bold and loud fashion story for it to stand out. Aside from its obvious remarkable beauty, the Tuileries Bag also offers multi-functionality at its best since it can be carried on several ways thanks to its twin black Toron handles for a chic elbow carry and a strap for over-the-shoulder wear or cross-body. To make it all the more appealing, the Tuileries Bag features gold-tone metallic pieces to complete the look of the Monogram canvas. It also has microfiber lining and colorful cowhide leather trim. As an added security, it has a zipped closure, which is easy to use. For compartment lovers, fret not for it offers an outside zipped pocket with leather pullers, an inside flat pocket, and a double smartphone pocket. And as you can see, the bag comes with two double zipper – one to open the main compartment on the top and the middle section to open the outside zipped pocket. The design is stunning because its created with a curvy shape, like the orange interior is partly exposed to the outside. The Louis Vuitton Tuileries Bag measures 13.8” x 9.4” x 5.1” (L x H x W) inches and is priced $2490 USD, €1840 euro, £1710 GBP, $19700 HKD, $3250 AUD, ¥302400 JPY, ¥18200 CNY via Louis Vuitton boutiques. Louis Vuitton brings us a Hobo sling in two sizes, and a top handle tote in the form of the line named Tuileries. The line is inspired by the Tuileries Gardens, the recent Paris Fashion Week location. The french Fashion House’s heritage iconic monogram, with a twist of colorful leather to catch onto the street fashion trends. The Tuileries Hobo and Besace are essentially the same bag, but the Besace is smaller than the bigger Hobo. It comes with a flat strap shoulder sling, but the round hardware (similar to the Artsy’s), it’s the perfect right to clasp bag charms, or straps sold separately from LV, or other brands. It also sports a nice double zipper thin pocket right smack on the front, allowing you a nice slip in pocket. In case Hobos aren’t your style, there are top handle bags that come in the line. Simply called Tuileries with no second name moniker. What ties the Tuileries line together is the mix of the iconic monogram, and colorful palettes of leather generously trimming around the bags. Handbags
LOUIS VUITTON ALMA FLOWER BAGIt’s not your fault if you want an early Christmas gift; the Louis Vuitton Alma Flower Bag is literally to-die-for. Ladies, this is an exclusive edition of the iconic Alma Bag And we thought that the Alma Chain Flower print was a gem, but that all changed after we meet the Alma Flower Bag. This Blooming Bag tells a romantic story of the House’s savoir-faire. Individually cut and coloured leather blossoms are set with metal rivets on glamorous Monogram Vernis patent calf. Look at it, the Louis Vuitton Alma Flower Bag shines like a star, its made to be your number #1 BFF. With its help, every night will be yours – steal it naturally. The bag comes is also made with gold metal pieces, the top opens and closes with double zip closure. To refine the design, it comes with a padlock and key bell. The interior is made with one large compartment as well as a smartphone pocket. Measuring 9.4′ x 6.7′ x 4.7′ inches (L x H x W), priced at $2230 USD, €1620 euro, £1510 GBP, $18500 HKD, $2800 AUD, ¥262440 JPY via Louis Vuitton boutiques. Louis Vuitton releases another limited edition handbag this season. Presenting the Monogram Vernis Alma Flower Bag. The iconic Alma features individually cut leather flowers with metal rivets. It has shiny gold-colour metal pieces. This style is currently only available in BB size, and comes in two colors, Rose Ballerine and Amarante. The Alma Flower is a feminine take on the classic Alma Bag, perfect to use from day to night.
Style & Price
|Louis Vuitton Monogram Vernis Alma Flower||$2,230.00 (USD)|
Louis Vuitton always work its magic whenever it releases its newest bags so no wonder it received a lot of praise from the public when the Louis Vuitton Monogram infrarouge Pochette Metis Bag hit its stores.
Since this beauty is an instant crowd favorite, it’s time to take a closer look and pay attention to the tiniest details. With its compact size and organized compartments, no wonder it is loved by many.
With its infrarouge coated canvas in black and red, this one is striking to the eyes paired with golden colour metallic pieces. It also has a natural cowhide leather trimmings for an added touch of elegance. This bag is also about functionality! The elegant handle and the adjustable and removable cross-body strap make it an ideal handbag, shoulder bag, and a cross body bag.
For those who are into compartments, this one won’t fail you since it has 1 exterior zipped pocket and 3 interior compartment.Handbags
LOUIS VUITTON CAPUCINES BAG: TWO FACES
In our last post, we showed the fall ad campaign where Michelle Williams was carrying the brand-new W bag, with sophisticated print options and a bold colored V form crossing in the center. The public’s opinion we found were rather controversial. Monogram doesn’t seems to be everyone’s favorite choice. But no need to look back, here’s something to compensate. Introducing from the F/W 2013 Collection, the Louis Vuitton Capucines bag. LV has re-activated their minimalism inspiration.
First, the name itself is a ‘legend’. Capucines is taken from the street where Louis Vuitton started their first store back in 1854. The name of the street? Rue Des Capucines in Paris. There will be no disappointment when you fully understand how cleverly the design is created; the bag has actually two-faces and can be worn in two ways; the front flap can be hidden inside and it will show the LV initials. The initials are another creation that I love and admire, because it looks like it has been born out from the leather. The second face is when the flap is shown in the exterior, revealing its monogram flower, but also taking away a piece of the minimalistic style I love.
Louis Vuitton Capucines Bag With Flap
Showing The Monogram Flower
Only by zooming in the details will reveal its true beauty, like the jewel-like rings connecting to the semi-rigid handle, giving it another touch of trés chic appeal. And the specially tailored functional shape, cut-out from Taurillon leather, giving it a luxurious feel and roomy space.
Two sizes are available at your fingertips, in MM or GM. The price difference is minimum, for the MM $5,150 and the GM cost $5,600. Louis Vuitton Capucines’s high ticket is thanks to the expensive and smooth leather that has been integrated and the breath-taking clever design. And I love colors as much as I love candies. This bag is available in a many of shades; Pomme, Clementine, Taupe, Capucine, Orcre, Blue Canard, Quetsche, Blanc Casse, Black, Purple. Which one is your favorite?
It’s no surprise that this bag has been sold-out very quickly on Louis Vuitton e-store. I am sure the SA would love to show you a brand-new piece if you take your time to visit their boutique.
Introducing the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2017 Bag Collection. The Cruise 2017 Collection was presented in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil last July. The brand’s iconic bags such as Speedy, Alma, Neverfull and Petite Malle were seen in sporty theme as it features the new “Louis Vuitton Race” print. Another new design is the “Tropical” print, which presents striped pattern in multiple vibrant colors. The Steamer bags comes in multiple exterior pockets, while the Capucines are made available in plaited leather and a new mini size with chain handle. New styles for this season includes the One Handle Bag and Fringed Noé.
Out with the old and in with the new! Ladies, take a look at the newest edition of the Louis Vuitton Capucines Chain Bag. Who would have thought it could look this good? Well well, looks like sweet endings offer new beginnings and the same can be said with this little lovely perk me upper.
The newest Capucines Mini Bag is in full-grain Taurillon leather with an exclusive chain handle that makes a functional finishing touch to its small and sexy silhouette. With its lightweight and functional shape, the newest Capucines Chain Bag is the ideal day-to-evening bag companion.
This bag is all about the details! Aside from its Taurillon leather, it also has lambskin lining and gold colored metallic pieces to lend a more elegant feel to it. And oh, did we mention that it is also all about practicality? Yes, it’s a three-in-one kind of a bag for you can carry it by hand thanks to its chains or over the shoulder or cross body with its removable and adjustable strap.
Comparing it with its progenitor bag, the newest Capucines Bag is seen sporting a chain handle while the old one features the usual strapped handle. Taking a good look between the two, the newest Capucines Chain Bag is a win win.
The Louis Vuitton Capucines Mini Chain Bag has compartmented interior with flat pocket for easy organization. Style code M42935, measuring 7.9” x 5.1” x 3.1” (L x H x W) inches and is priced $4400 USD, €3250 euro, £3050 GBP via Louis Vuitton boutiques.
LOUIS VUITTON CROCODILE CAPUCINES BAG
Well, here’s something to drool on…
We know for the fact that the Louis Vuitton Capucines totes have become exceptionally popular since its first release in the Fall Winter 2013 collection. But that’s not surprising at all, who can resist a fashion piece that’s linked to the history of a giant luxury brand like Louis Vuitton? Rue Des ‘Capucines’ is the name of the street where this brand has established its first store in 1854. That’s a long time ago and for this reason Louis Vuitton have poured everything into it, to make it as classic as possible.
Rendered in rare and precious Crocodile skin, Capucines combines refined details, including semi-rigid handle for hand, elbow or shoulder carry secured by jewel-like shiny golden brass rings, with a spacious and functional shape. Its distinctive flap can be worn in two ways: outside to reveal the outline of a quatrefoil clover Monogram flower or inside to show the LV initials. Inside the bag is lined in supple goatskin leather and features two large interior compartments, a zippered pocket and a flat pocket.
Selected from the finest crocodile leather and embellished to make it timeless and most luxurious. So rare that only a small selected Louis Vuitton boutique stores them and refined with a shiny gold brass rings that’s connected to the semi-rigid handle. One thing I am certain; fragrantly expensive, but worth every penny.
The best from both worlds; effortless and flexible, roll the flap inwards to flaunt the LV initials or move the flap outwards to show the monogram flower. One bag with two designs or two faces. The interior is enriched with goatskin and you will find two interior compartments and a zippered pocket in the interior.
Got love for this bag? We can give you more information; available in two sizes:
Louis Vuitton Capucines in Crocodile Bag in MM: 14.2″ x 9.1″ x 5.5″
Louis Vuitton Capucines in Crocodile Bag in GM: 15.7″ x 10.6″ x 6.3″
The price is around $50,000 USD/ €36.000 EUR, is it worth your credit card?
LOUIS VUITTON CAPUCINES BB TOTE
In the name of mini bags, we are here to proudly announce, the super-cute Louis Vuitton Capucines BB tote.
Apparently it’s too small to be sold on the internet as you can only order by visiting your local boutique. But that’s okay, I need to do some exercises anyway and on my journey to the store, I can put my sunglasses on and enjoy some sunlight.
First some facts; the Louis Vuitton Capucines Tote was first introduced in fall 2013, it was featured in the ad campaign with Michelle Williams. The monogram version was a no-no for most of us, we wanted to see more than that. So LV decided to bring some single colors to the party and they are damn gorgeous.
The Louis Vuitton Capucines tote is a legendary bag, the name itself is inspired by the street where Louis Vuitton started their first store in the year 1854. The exact street was Rue Des Capucines in Paris. This tote is also called a two-face bag, because you can either flip the flap on the inside to enjoy the bold colored LV initial crossing in the center, which I belief is more elegant and chic, or you can move it to the outside to reveal its monogram flower.
Now finally in the BB size, the shorty fashionista can add another classic to their wardrobe. It’s finished with shiny silver palladium accents, the mini size also comes with a removable long shoulder strap for the casual shoulder or cross-body wear.
Measuring 7.9 x 10.6 x 3.5 inches (W x H x D), crafted from full-grain Taurillon leather. The interior is enriched with 1 flat pocket, 1 zipped pocket and 2 large compartments open it with a snap hook closure. At Louis Vuitton boutique or e-store for $4,400 USD / €2990 euro / £2480 GBP.
It's an interesting time to be in the ultra-luxury business because no one really knows where the top of the market is. In a climate when a pre-owned Birkin can break records by selling at auction for well into the six figures, there's a seemingly insatiable thirst for novelty and rarity among the world's super rich.
There are relatively few brands in a position to sate that thirst, but those who can have been publicly offering ever more exotics over the past few seasons. The most notable exotic push in recent memory, though, is the one Louis Vuitton is making right now, and many of the bags have recently become available for perusal, including price information, on the brand's website. That is a shift in course in and of itself; for years, the brand kept its most expensive bags off general consumer radar.
Doing more top-tier leather goods has been a stated goal of LV's for some time now, and the bags below seem to represent the logical extreme of that strategy. They range in prices from a little over $7,000 to $50,000, with several priced above $40,000. If you had that much to spend on a bag, would these make your list?
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If you’re a fan of the weird and the wonderful, a fan of Kim Jones, a fan of Chapman Brothers and a fan of Louis Vuitton, this new collection, from the French luxury house’s S/S17 collection for the boys, is definitely for you. Simply known as the Monogram Savane collection (Savane being the French word for savannah), it’s pretty obvious to see why.
Filled with beasts that roam the wide open lands of Africa given the #ChapmanBrothers treatment, they look slightly deranged with googly eyes and menacing teeth, which in a strange way, is also why these pieces are so appealing. The other thing to note is the house monogram that’s been given a mini-makeover of sorts. Outlined, instead of the solids we are more used to, it works well on the Ink (a dark blue) or Watercolour (a light cream) that most of the bags, small leather goods and additional accessories this seasonal collection will be made available in.
First up, we’ve got the Louis Vuitton’s classic Pochette Voyage MM (shown above) that comes with a crazed-looking lion on the Monogram Savane Inkprint. Priced at SGD1160, there’s another in Monogram Savane Watercolour print that comes with a giraffe and a rhino, which you’ll see posted on my Facebook page later.
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Another interesting beast to consider is this, the Messenger GM that comes with a bug-eyed zebra. Complete with an adjustable strap, a main compartment with a pair of front pockets and finished with a front flap, it’s a bag that’s good for both play and work, provided of course you work in the creative line. Priced at SGD3800, don’t you just adore zebra’s crazily extended tongue as well?
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And then there are the small leather goods, of which a small selection is shown above. From the iPhone7 Folio (SGD470) that comes in Monogram Savane Ink to the Pocket Organiser and the PF Brazza in Monogram Savane Watercolour (prices are unavailable as yet), these pieces will all make great additions for fans of Louis Vuitton. Or to those who appreciate quality, great design and a sense of humour.
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For those looking for a proper billfold, there’s also the PF Multiple in Monogram Savane Ink, which will set you back by just SGD820. And for the perfect finishing touches, there’s everything from bag charms (or key rings) to a set of coin-like brooches. The bracelet, which looks like it’s inspired by pull-tabs from drink cans, looks pretty cool too. And yes, there will be more updates (bag styles and prices) to come so do stay tuned.