There are bags you buy for yourself and there are bags you buy for your mother. TheEpi St Jacques, from Louis Vuitton, is one such latter bag. And fittingly, for those of you old enough to remember, the St Jacques isn’t exactly a new bag because in the 80s when Epi was at its peak within Louis Vuitton, there was already a St Jacques.
The new one is similar, albeit with a few changes. Gone is the top zip closure, as well as its unusually long shoulder handles. And while the old version had sides that finished on an edge, the new one has gently gusseted sides, allowing for that tad more when you have days with more to carry around.
Priced at SGD3200 (the price is rather Mum-friendly too, no?), the 38 cm by 27 cm shoulder tote now comes in a variety of beautiful shades, from a bright purplish pink (Pivoine) to a dusty pink that I adore called Magnolia (shown above). Then there’s a bright blue (Bleuet) as well as your standard Black and White.
Lightweight, functional and with enough curves to make any woman blush, this could be something you (I mean, your Mum) can love for a long time to come, especially with Epi’s legendary ridged leather grain that’s almost indestructible. In other words, it’s also Mummy-proof as well.
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Introducing the Louis Vuitton St Jacques Bag Reference Guide. This timeless and classic handbag is made of Epi leather and now back in store with an updated version. The St Jacques Bag was discontinued back in 2007.
For 2015, Louis Vuitton has made this bag available once again for their Spring/Summer 2015 Collection. The new St Jacques Bag now comes with a hook closure and a wide opening. It still has two leather shoulder straps and has a micro fibre lining. The bag features two compartments, one central zipped pocket and a flat pocket. The old version has a zipped top and includes a flat zipped pocket inside. While the old version comes in two straps and sizes, short strap used to be available for PM and MM, and long strap for MM and GM. The new version only comes with one length for the strap and one size too. The new St Jacques also now has a square base, while the old one has an oval base. It comes in four colors as of the moment, Magnolia, Noir, White and Bleuet.
Side by side comparison between the new and old St Jacques Bag:
Style, Price & Size
Louis Vuitton Epi St Jacques Bag
15.0″ L x 10.6″ H x 5.9″ W
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A new bag not presented on the catwalk, introducing the Louis Vuitton St Jacques Tote Bag in Epi Leather.
Fresh with feminine interpretation of the emblematic original, though it cannot substitute the ‘neverfull’, but the St Jacques Tote has its own charisma. It’s the ideal handbag for city wear thanks to the compact dimensions and a well-organized interior.
A distinctive style statement, in colourful shades, designed for versatility, this bag can be worn on your elbow, shoulder or carried by hand. It features wide opening and cowhide Epi leather. The interior is the most interesting part – with 2 compartments, 1 central zipped pocket, 1 flat pocket and a double smartphone pocket. There is enough space to structure all your essentials.
The bag opens and locks with a hook closure and it’s refined with palladium brass accents. Measuring 15’ x 10.6’ x 5.9’ inches (L x H x W), priced at $2350 USD, €1600 euro and £1330 GBP, via Louis Vuitton boutique.
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