Louis Vuitton Christmas Animation
To no surprise, demand for Louis Vuitton is escalating more and more. In fact, this year (so far) demand has gone up 15% with coated canvas items making up 77% of our total Louis Vuitton sales. People love the signature textile for being instantly recognizable and for its longevity; but most importantly, these pieces hold great resale value because they’re harder to get your hands on. Especially limited edition pieces. With that in mind, Louis Vuitton’s limited edition Christmas Animation is everything we need this season. Want to learn more about the iconic prints for this year? Keep reading.
What is the Louis Vuitton Christmas Animation?
For those who don’t know, every year Louis Vuitton releases a special limited edition Christmas Animation collection featuring Vivienne, the brand’s charming mascot. Leave it to Vivienne to get us all in the holiday spirit. Last year, Vivienne had fun at the Carnival. In 2019, Vivienne traveled to Shanghai, Paris, Venice, Courchevel, and Tokyo. Yeah, Vivienne has a much better sense of adventure than most of us do, but at least we can vicariously journey with her around the world with the same (if not more) energy and enthusiasm.
The 2021 Christmas Animation
This year Vivienne stops by a tranquil Japanese Garden and the Great Wall of China in Beijing, visits all the iconic and festive sights in London, and makes a stop in Hollywood smack dab in the heart of the insta-worthy palm tree-lined streets with a retro-cool car, of course. At the point of writing this, my new year’s resolution is to be more like Vivienne. But the next best thing? Getting a Christmas Animation, of course!
Arguably the best part about this year’s prints? They feature animals that are representative, or significant in some way, to their corresponding locations. In Japanese folklore, the cat symbolizes good luck. In London, the corgi is closely associated with Queen Elizabeth. The grizzly bear symbolizes California and the panda bear symbolizes peace, harmony, and friendship in Chinese culture. And Vivienne carries the most adorable Louis Vuitton accessories by her side.
How Limited Is The Limited Edition Christmas Animation?
Very limited. So limited to the point where some prints are only (at times) exclusive to certain countries – like 2019’s Tokyo print. Overall, this collection can be extremely hard to get your hands on because they’re made in limited quantities, and only available to purchase for a limited time – hence, limited edition. Pre-orders can take place as early as late summer. But oftentimes than not, these pieces sell out in a mere matter of hours upon official release – which is typically just a few weeks before the holidays. And that kind of explains why it’s called Christmas Animation…
Christmas Animation Styles
As I’m sure you’ve already figured out by now, the styles you can find the Christmas Animation in are equally limited. Louis Vuitton only includes their smaller coated canvas goods and accessories for this collection, which all consist of the classic Monogram, Damier Ebene, and Damier Azur patterns. The styles you can expect to see in the Christmas Animation collection include (but are not limited to): the silk Bandeau, Zippy Coin Wallet, the Sarah Wallet, Victorine wallet, the Mini Pochette Accessories, Passport Cover, the Zippy Wallet, and Felicie Chain Wallet (with inserts), and more.