Something was definitely in the air this week, because we found an abundance of Louis Vuitton bags on our Instagram feed; we’re certainly not complaining! You know what they say: the heart wants what the heart wants, and it’s clear that our Instagram followers’ hearts are smitten over LV.
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)|
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I know what you’re thinking. How is this Classic Monogram Tassel Satchel from Saint Laurent actually a satchel, since it doesn’t even look like one. There are no buckles on the front, there’s no top handle, it’s not even that big to begin with, since a satchel is a style of bag that one carries to school with space enough for books and all manner of bric-a-brac.
Honestly, I don’t get either. I will, however, tell you what it actually is, a slinky sling bag with to-die-for detailing, from the French house’s interlocking YSL signature logo that ends in a tassel to the sling that’s long enough to wear the bag one of 3 ways, across the body, over the shoulder or have everything tucked in to use it as a clutch.
Available in embossed crocodile calfskin so it won’t cost you an arm and a leg, it comes in the most luscious of hues, from cool Fog (shown above) to sexy Black, both of which are retailing at Saint Laurent Singapore boutiques for SGD3290 apiece. Measuring some 24 cm by 15 cm with an interior patch pocket at the side, have a look here if you still aren’t quite convinced and tell me they aren’t stunning at all.
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Oh yes, it comes in Red too. Made your heart skip a beat I’m sure, right?Louis Vuitton
I wonder if the holidays shopping spirit has gotten you already. I am sure it did, as the Christmas is here and we have to reward our most beloved ones with the most beautiful gifts we can find. Of course I will say that bags are the best choice for a perfect present, even if it is for a lady or a gentleman, a bag will always be a wonderful gift to make. I really don’t think it is only my opinion that a purse is an amazing accessory that should be worn in any season and with any occasion we have to get out of our worm and nicely decorated home. Today I am going to review the Speedy Bandoulière 35 in Monogram Canvas. This bag is definitely the perfect gift for the holidays as it is not only a Louis Vuitton amazing creation, but a perfect classic designer handbag that anyone would love to receive as a gift for the winter holidays.
For me Santa was very generous and he bought me this bag just in time for me to share my impressions about it with you, my dear readers. As you’ll be able to see in the attached pictures this is a very well replicated model. You already know from my blog or another one that the internet is full of not serious web sites that sell a lot of poor quality replicas. You’ll have to find a seller that respects his customers and sell them high quality products without scamming them.
The reason I bought this bag is very simple, I love the way it looks and I also love the fact that it is a large bag that helps me carry anything I need for a day. I recently achieved a Speedy 35 in Monogram Canvas without a strap and I knew then that this was the perfect bag for me, but in time I realized that it was pretty uncomfortable for me to carry it without a strap. It was really heavy. So I decided to give it away as a present for my mother, you can imagine that she was really excited about this move I made. She is a fashion lover and she has great taste for bags.
I am really pleased with my new Speedy Bandoulière 35 in Monogram Canvas with a shoulder strapas I can carry around a ton of stuff. But I really liked the Speedy 35 in Monogram Canvas I gave to my mother so I think I am going to buy another one for myself but this time it will be a 25 not a 35, for the my minimalist days. I bought this bag from PurseValley.cn and I think it is a perfect replica of the genuine model. After receiving this model I realized that I have a lot of poor quality bags in my collection. Some of them have horrible canvas, but this one really is a 1:1 replica.Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton Monogram Pallas Havane is the perfect example of style and grace. It is more than an elegant purse. It is the irresistible merge of precious materials and unimaginably refined lines. The LV Pallas allures us with the most seductive mix of Monogram canvas, natural cowhide leather trim and colored calf leather. It tempts us with a distinctive design and a comfortable feel.
The Louis Vuitton Monogram Pallas Havane is a very functional and luxurious tote purse made from the Iconic LV brown coated canvas. There are many color variations for this model and these refer to the supple calf leather used on the V shaped top of the bag: Pink, Clementine, Amethyste, Pistache, Havane, Aurore, Cerise, Quetsche, Noir and Saffran. This upper part of the LV Pallas reveals secured compartments and enhances its feminine design and accentuated functionality.
Louis Vuitton Pallas Monogram measures 13.4″ x 10.2″ x 4.7″ and the Havana version is actually a lighter shade of brown. I like this color best as it manages to perfectly represent the emblematic elegance and simplicity of the iconic LV brand.
The Pallas Havana replica from these pictures is one of the best representations I have seen so far. I was impressed with the quality of the monogram canvas that has a very authentic shine and texture. When you touch it, it feels very supple and durable. Also, the pattern printed on the canvas fabric is very exact, featuring an exact reproduction of the LV logo and flower motifs.
The Louis Vuitton Pallas Monogram bag has a rectangle shape while the sides are small triangles that allow the purse to expand or contract depending on the volume of the things you need to carry inside. The purse isn’t small at all. It is quite large, perfect for accommodating all the things you need for keeping an active life style. By all means, it is a very functional and versatile bag, the accessory that every city gal needs in her closet.
Tote bags are very practical and very comfortable, but lately most of these come with a snap closing tab or hook. I hate it when my things are so exposed to unwanted eyes or hands. Luckily, the LV Pallas Monogram Havane has a zipper closing system. The V shaped top part of the bag reveals a gold color thick and durable double zip closure. As you can see in the photos, my LV replica has the same type of zipper that safely closes the bag. The zipper is made from a beautifully crafted gold metal, very think and sturdy.
The original LV Pallas purse comes with natural cowhide Toron Leather handles. This type of handles are nicely rounded and sewn on the inside to offer an extra robustness and a defined arched shape. Also, as a dramatic effect, the inside margins of the handles are red color. The Palas Monogram Havane replica I have purchased has the same type of Toron leather handles that manage to look pretty authentic and elegant. In addition, the handles are attached to the bag by two rectangular thick metallic plates that are engraved with the circled R, “LOUIS VUITTON and “PARIS” written on different rows. This authenticity marking can be seen also on the real bag.
At the inside, the purse has a delicate microfiber lining in the same color as the colored calf leather used on the top part of the bag. In the case of my replica, at the inside there is a brown smooth textile fabric that looks very nice and genuine. Just like the original Pallas, this LV fake has two interior pockets that are perfect for accommodating your smart phones.
If you are more of a shoulder bag type then you will be pleased to find out that the Louis Vuitton Pallas comes with a beautiful adjustable and removable Monogram canvas strap. You can adjust its length to fit your height and body construction by using a gold buckle. My fake Pallas Havana also came with this very useful strap and I have already tried it on. It feels very comfortable and light, but I prefer the tote handles instead.
The most important thing on a fake bag is getting the authenticity markings right and it looks like this Pallas fake has succeeded in correctly imitating all the LV logos. The most visible one is the one embossed on the colored calf leather on the upper part of the bag. Just like on the real product, my replica correctly reads out the circled R letter, “LOUIS VUITTON” and “PARIS”. Next, at the inside there is a squared leather tab in the same color as the leather handles that says “LOUIS VUITTON”, “PARIS” and “Made in France”. And the most subtle ones are the stamping of all the metallic pieces with the Louis Vuitton name and initials. Luckily, my knockoff successfully passed this test as well.
The stitching on the LV Pallas Monogram isn’t that obvious and pronounced. The colors of the threads are carefully selected as to be in similar tones as the ones of the canvas and leather. The handles have beige color threads while the body of the bag is sewn in brown color. Both the original and on the replica bag the stitching is perfect. The threads are evenly spaced apart and do not have any loose threads. The base of the purse is reinforced by stiches placed vertically on the outer sides and by a X shaped stitching on the center. Also, on each end of the stitched X there is one gold metallic feet.
All the Pallas bags have gold color hardware and every part of metal on it carries the Louis Vuitton name or initials. My Pallas Havane replica has the same gold color hardware that seems to be very well finished and engraved with the exact same authenticity marks, including the four rounded studs that support the base of the purse.
The Louis Vuitton Pallas Monogram Canvas Havane is one of the most chic and functional luxury designer bags. Due to its unique shape, generous size, versatile use and subtle folds it can serve ideally as a stylish carry bag for the utterly modern woman. This is why, if you have your mind set on a glamorous LV Pallas replica, I advise you to read this practical and thorough review. It can make the difference between a successful purchase and a real disaster.
Some not-so-good news, ladies – Louis Vuitton’s Multicolored Monogram Bags will no longer be available in stores this year. This iconic design was the brainchild of the collaboration between Takashi Murakami, a prolific contemporary Japanese artist, and the French luxury design house (which was then spearheaded by Marc Jacobs). It was a huge success – and a clear favorite of high-status celebrities who wanted to get into the huge following (big names like Naomi Campbell, Paris Hilton and Sarah Jessica Parker all had this bag). It was a rebirth of the iconic LV monogram, and a clear combination between commercialism and high art forms.
Since the fashion house is now under the wing of Nicholas Ghesquiere, his vision is hell-bent on returning the glory of classic prints, and that includes re-establishing one of the major foundations in fashion which is the original monogram (and other basic prints). Although this is exciting (and really throwback-worthy), we cannot help but feel a bit off because we are about to lose one of the most loved designs in fashion history. It may have been just a phase, but it was madness.
What do you think about this new artistic direction that LV is taking? Do you think they should bring the Multicolored Monogram back to life?