We’ve all heard the phrase, “people want what they can’t have.”
Louis Vuitton has been limiting and even discontinuing, the production of many of its monogram items. This is an effort to ramp up sales on their more expensive, all leather bags – which in turn, helps them maintain their luxury status.
With the ever-changing landscape of luxury, brands from Louis Vuitton to Chanel are reevaluating their strategy, while in some cases, going so far as to compete for “Hermes status.” By implementing multiple price hikes year over year, and limited releases to control the exclusivity of their name and products, luxury fashion houses are changing what it means to shop their pieces.
In the case of Louis Vuitton, the slow but steady elimination of its monogram items have many concerned about their chances of ever getting their hands on their favorite pieces. But we have good news. When items get discontinued, you can still find them at FASHIONPHILE. Read on to discover discontinued Louis Vuitton pieces you can shop for right now!
Watch this roundup of discontinued Louis Vuitton bags. Do you own one of these?
Louis Vuitton Favorite MM
The Louis Vuitton Favorite MM is well, dare I say, a favorite amongst fellow Louis lovers. To much surprise, when word went around that this style would be discontinued, it put collectors into a frenzy. This followed shortly after news broke that the storied French house had stopped all production for the Favorite PM size.
The Favorite style is loved for its practical and sophisticated silhouette. It was released in 2005 and came in classic Monogram canvas, Damier Ebene, and Damier Azur. It was truly one of the big players and continues to be a wardrobe staple to those who have one. Due to its fairly recent discontinuation, you can find many of these still in great condition!
Louis Vuitton Eva Clutch
The Louis Vuitton Eva clutch is similar to the Favorite in terms of design. But instead of a flap closure, the Eva clutch has a zip closure at the top and a gorgeous signature metal plate at the front.
Style tip: the plate on the Monogram version is smaller than the plates on the Damier Azur and Damier Ebene versions, so knowing that will help you if you have a preference for hardware.
All canvas print variations of the Eva clutch have two removable straps: a leather strap and a chain strap for optimal versatility.
The Louis Vuitton Monogram Toiletry 26
Who doesn’t love a good versatile pouch these days? Whether it’s a toiletry pouch, a cosmetic pouch, or pochette accessories, leave it to Louis Vuitton to create the best canvas pieces perfect for storing the essentials. Of course, it comes as no surprise that the Monogram Louis Vuitton Toiletry 26 would be discontinued, along with the canvas Toiletry 19 and Toiletry 15.
But as of late, an announcement was made of a revamped version of the Monogram Toiletry 26 featuring leather trim at the gussets (again, no surprise). Will this slightly elevated leather version be a game-changer? Not sure. Personally, despite having an assortment of leather toiletry pouches available, 100% canvas toiletry pouches just sound more practical. But hey, if leather suits you, you’re in luck.
Pst! If by any chance you love the look of the Toiletry pouch as a bag, consider browsing our selection of Louis Vuitton Coussin bags!
The Louis Vuitton Monogram Bumbag
The Louis Vuitton Monogram Bumbag is the most recent style to be discontinued. Although the leather versions are here to stay, the classic monogram will no longer be in production, making this piece highly sought-after. This is an amazing bag for anyone who loves a classic “hands-free” accessory.