You do not need to be a Fashion Enthusiast or have a handbag fetish to be able to recognize the iconic Louis Vuitton Monogram logo.
This famous Monogram was created by Louis Vuitton’s son; George in 1896 in honour of his father, which immediately became the House Signature Style.
Louis Vuitton is one of the world’s most legendary, iconic and successful Houses. LV bags capture the perfect balance between extraordinary craftsmanship, art, impeccable design and attention to detail transforming a once humble vision into a cult following.
Here is a breakdown of Louis Vuitton’s most famous Monogram bags that not only have their own story to tell respectively but are easily recognisable the world over:
1. The Speedy
In the world of designer handbags, the Speedy is the most affordable bags of the Luxury House, with retail prices starting at approx. R12000.00 for the smallest, Speedy 25.
The LV Speedy was first made available to the public in the 1930s. The number represents the length of the bag in centimetres. The Speedy is available in four different sizes: Speedy 25, Speedy 30, Speedy 35 and Speedy 40.
The Original Speedy measured 30 centimetres. The 25 was introduced after Audrey Hepburn made a special request to have the bag slightly smaller. Audrey Hepburn was continuously photographed by the paparazzi with her Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 in hand.
She is said to have loved it because the bag is a classic and because it looks proportional to every body type.
We love it because of its versatility. The Speedy’s can be casual with jeans and a simple cotton t-shirt while easily transcending into formal for an evening out on the town.
2. The Noé
The Noé was born in 1932 with one purpose: To transport Champaign! This, after a prominent Champaign producer, requested a bag to be able to hold 5 bottles of his best. The Noé was born, being able to transport x4 bottles standing upright in the bag and x1 in the middle, facing upside down.
This iconic bag is the second oldest of the Louis Vuitton family and is available in two sizes: The “Petite Noé” and the “Noé”.
3. The Alma
Descended from a colourful and charismatic lineage, the Louis Vuitton Alma bag has always made a name for itself maintaining its respect as one of Louis Vuitton’s most emblematic and iconic bags who’s ancestry can be traced right back to the 19th century.
Since its birth, the Alma has made an appearance in almost every rainbow shade of Epi Leather, it has gone graphic in Damier and made a glossy appearance in Monogram Vernis while appearing in every size from BB to XXL.
And like any great legend, no matter which guise it takes on – the Alma remains the perfect bag, transitioning effortlessly through every era, and season – while always retaining its serene and timeless style.
4. The Neverfull, Monogram
Like its name, the Neverfull – feels as though it really never gets full and this is because no matter which size you opt for (PM, MM or GM), you really are going to get more into a Neverfull than any other bag.
The Louis Vuitton may only be a simple tote and new to the LV lineage – launched in 2007, however, the bag immediately won the hearts of celebrities and royalty across the globe and still to this day reigns as one of the Houses most popular iconic bags.
The Neverfull is spacious, yet not bulky and it is versatile across all wardrobes. A fully functional bag that is completely reversible.
The Louis Vuitton Neverfull price starts at approx. R15999.00 for the MM
5. The Louis Vuitton Keepall’s
Louis Vuitton initially started his career with only a simple vision: To make impeccably crafted, strong and durable travel trunks and luggage.
The Keepall’s design and features have influenced today’s modern weekend bags, or otherwise known as “The Weekender”.
The bags uncompromising style makes it the ideal unisex travel companion- heralding as an influential travel bag available in four distinct sizes: Keepall 45, 50, 55 and 60).
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