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There are bags that try as you might, never really become anything more than last season’s forgotten wares. Then there are those that become instant hits the moment they hit the shelves without even a huge publicity campaign behind it. Ones that are fuelled only by the bag’s good looks, functionality and of course, its relative affordability, that’s as rare as a unicorn as far as luxury bags go in the marketplace these days.
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Which brings us to Louis Vuitton’s Pochette Métis, the triple threat entrant to the French luxury house’s family of bags that’s still a hit today even though it has been around since 2013. Measuring just 25 cm by 19 cm, it looks familiar because it was inspired by the Monceau, its stiffer, more severe predecessor. In the Pochette Métis you’ll see the similarities between the two, the briefcase-like style with its front flap, that unmistakable clasp, the top handle but with a more rounded body, and better function. In the Monceau you had a smaller compartment attached to the front of the bag; in the Pochette Metis you have two similarly-sized gusseted compartments with a zip patch pocket at the bag.
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First made available only in Monogram Canvas (which is still highly sought after), the Pochette Métis has since been released in Monogram Empreinteleather (Pink as well as a Dark Blue with red piping), Monogram Infrarouge(that’s red monograms on black coated canvas) and most recently Monogram Reverse, which is the darling of the moment.
Priced from SGD2510 for the one in Monogram Reverse (I’m assuming it is more or less the same for the ones in coated canvas), you could wear it across the body or over the shoulder, remove the sling completely and use a twirled-up scarf as a sling, even wrap the handle with a silk bandeau to give it a completely new look. One bag, many different looks. Which in my books makes it even more desirable than the next.
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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.
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The charming, crafted and cunning Métis hobo bag in the classic Monogram canvas is reinterpreted in the soft and supple Monogram Empreinte embossed calf leather. Emphasizing silhouettes, it combines the versatility required of a contemporary bag with the elegance of the House’s heritage of savoir-faire.
In every dimension and in every detail, the latest addition to the Monogram Empreinte collection emulates ingenuity: from its supple, spacious shape that adjusts to every need, to its two removable straps that enable it to be carried in the hand, on the arm, or over the shoulder. The bag boasts an array of practical inside pockets, plus a single, signature one on the outside – an elegant envelope inspired by the classic Monceau satchel. This pocket closes, in tribute to generations of Louis Vuitton trunks, with a golden brass S-lock.
Everyday yet distinctive companion, Monogram Empreinte Métis Hobo lends to every silhouette an air of laid-back elegance. The bag comes in six colors: Céleste, Terre, Infini, Orient, Aube, & Aurore, and measures 5.1″ x 13.4″ x 12.6″. Available at Louis Vuitton stores for US$2890.
Monogram Empreinte Métis Hobo in Celeste, Terre
Monogram Empreinte Métis Hobo in Infini, Orient
Monogram Empreinte Métis Hobo in Aube, Aurore
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A mix between two different silhouettes resulting in a chic parity of sophistication and nonchalance… Introducing the Metis, a Louis Vuitton icon in the making. This charming hobo bag in the classic Monogram canvas is a modern interpretation of the Monceau – launched in 1986 – and combines the versatility required of a contemporary bag with the elegance of the House’s heritage of savoir-faire. Metis is instantly identifiable with its unique form and an S-lock, an iconic metal piece of the House inspired by the historical trunks.
You can carry the Metis in a number of ways – be it by hand, on the arm, or on the shoulder – thanks to its removable natural cowhide leather handle and its adjustable and removable shoulder strap in Monogram canvas. One this to take note of though is that the Monogram canvas strap isn’t long enough for cross-body wearing. Other features include natural cowhide leather trims, golden brass metallic hardware, dark brown microfiber lining, and a large zipped interior pocket and double BB pockets.
Monogram Metis Hobo measures 5.1″ x 13.4″ x 12.6″, available at Louis Vuitton stores forUS$1670. Metis Hobo also comes in a version in Monogram Empreinte leather.
But if you’re into more structured & compact bags, the Metis also comes in a satchel version which can be worn as either a functional cross-body or as a sophisticated clutch. Metis Pochette’s petite dimensions open up to reveal many useful pockets and compartments: an exterior zipped pocket, 3 interior compartments, and a flat pocket. Other design elements are taken from its Hobo counterpart such as the flap and golden brass lock, elegant handle and trims in natural cowhide leather, and an adjustable and removable strap in Monogram canvas.
Métis Pochette measures 3.5″ x 7.5″ x 9.8″, available at Louis Vuitton stores for US$1410.
Monogram Metis Hobo
Hanneli Mustaparta carrying a Monogram Métis Pochette
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