Iconic Pieces: The Louis Vuitton Edition
Louis Vuitton is easily the top seller at FASHIONPHILE, and probably at most boutiques globally. It seems par for the course as if to say — how could it be any other way? But as the fashion fanatics that we are, we had to look deeper at the pieces that make this brand the icon it has been for decades.
As one of the most purchased bags in fashion history, the Speedy’s classic and distinct shape has never gone out of style. That’s really saying something, considering it was one of the very first handbags Louis Vuitton ever made in the early 1930s.
Now available in a range of materials prints, the Speedy comes in size, 25, 30, 35, or 40, so it can literally be anything from a small handbag to a weekender. And with the Original and Bandouliere style options, you can have as much (or little) accouterment as you deem necessary. Because it’s made from a single piece of coated canvas, it’s as durable as it is desirable — evidenced by the fact that it continues to go up in price and value every year.
People-watching alone should tell you that the Neverfull is hands-down a fan favorite. First released in 2007, the range of options the Neverfull offers seems to be fitting for the times. Depending on the size it is big enough to fit a laptop, a sweater, or just about anything else one might need during a day galavanting around the city. With the side-cinch feature, it can easily impersonate a smaller bag and fit in unexpectedly snug places, including under the seat in front of you on a flight.
Many Louis lovers find the Pochette Accessories to be an approachable piece to begin their collection, in part because it’s fairly affordable (relatively speaking), though it continues to go up rapidly in price. In truth, it can be quite hard to get your hands on, largely because demand is high. It’s just big enough to fit the necessities (and accessories) and can prove quite versatile when you consider the range of strap options.
Also designed in the 1930s, the Noe is, at least in some sense, a child of necessity. Louis Vuitton was originally commissioned by an acclaimed champagne brand to create a bag that could fashionably port not one, not two, not three but FIVE bottles. For more practical purposes, it can easily carry a laptop or larger items you might need during the day. It also comes in a multitude of sizes.
In homage to the origins of Louis Vuitton, this little purse truly is a petite “malle” (“trunk”). For those of us who would love a full-sized LV trunk someday, this little gem has long served as the perfect foray into what will (with any luck) be a luxe, Louis-filled future.