Will the Louis Vuitton Capucines be LV’s Next Classic?

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The powerhouse Louis Vuitton is undeniably an “it bag” maker. With a simple game of LV word association, the Monogram speedy probably instantly pops into your head. Louis Vuitton has turned over classic after classic, and their handbag game hasn’t showed any sign of slowing down. Recently many of LV’s signature bags were commemorated in mini form in the Louis Vuitton Nano collection. Louis Vuitton has also released more traditional styled bags with modern flair such as the Dora tote and Garance bag. Even with great new releases, it’s hard to say if Louis Vuitton has had any icon status worthy bags of late. However, PurseBop thinks she may have found a potential candidate: The Louis Vuitton Capucines. Let’s take a closer look before you decide…

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History and Specs

The Louis Vuitton Capucines was first introduced in the Fall/Winter 2013 collection. The bag takes its name from the Rue des Capucines in Paris where Louis Vuitton opened his first store in 1854. The heritage of the name adds even more to its classic appeal. The Capucines is fairly structured and boxy like many vintage bag shapes. It has a semi-rigid top handle attached by jewel like rings. Its sides angle out like a slight trapezoid giving it a modern touch. The Capcuines combines its sleek aesthetic with functionality as it features two inside compartments (1 flat, 1 zippered) and an inside flap for added security. The flap has a small monogram flower and can be worn outside of the bag to change the look. The LV Capucines comes in 3 sizes BB, MM, and GM. It is easily carried by hand, in the crook of the elbow or even over the shoulder. The BB size features a long strap for crossbody wear.

The Capucines embodies elegance with a design that can’t help but be admired. The hardware LV initials in the middle bring the whole bag together with a little sparkle.

Louis Vuitton Capucine Prices

Style Price in USD
Louis Vuitton Capucines BB $4,400
Louis Vuitton Capucines MM $5,600
Louis Vuitton Capucines GM $6,050

Special Styles

Aside from various sizes, the Capucines is available in exotic leathers and even special materials like tweeds and furs. Each season, the Capucines is introduced in even more rich, vivid colors.

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Celebrity Sightings

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Chiara Ferragni and Marina di Guardo

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Princess Charlene of Monaco

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Compare Louis Vuitton Capucines US versus France prices in Chapter 2 of the France Shopping Adventures Series

The question goes back to you, can the LV Capucines reach classic status? Share your thoughts and eye candy on the BopTalk threads.

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Chapter 2: Louis Vuitton or Chanel – What’s a better deal in France?
Louis Vuitton Dora Revisits Us This Fall
Louis Vuitton Lands on Top!
Louis Vuitton says – Go NANO!
Breakfast of Champions: The Louis Vuitton Petite Malle

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Louis Vuitton says – Go Nano!

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Just how small are we willing to go!?

As we’ve determined time and time again on PurseBop, we simply can’t get enough of small bags(and for very good reasons)! The smaller the better – mini, micro, and now even nano.

Louis Vuitton is feeding into our obsession for the teeny tiny and launching the Nano Bag Collection for the upcoming Fall/Winter 2015 line this Friday, July 3rd in stores, at least here in the US!

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Of course, your heart probably skipped a beat at the word “nano”, but it gets even better. The Nano Bag collection features all of the classic, iconic bags in new downsized version. Expect to see your favorites:

  • The Nano Speedy
  • The Nano Alma Bag
  • The Nano Lockit Bag
  • The Nano Noe Bag
  • The Nano W Bag
  • The Nano Pallas Bag
  • The Nano Turenne Bag
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Louis Vuitton has always had knack for winning us over with adorable designs. The nano collection’s smaller sized bags offer even more possibilities for toting and accessorizing LV classics. Each nano sized bag features a long leather strap for versatile wear. Each style will come in similar colors and materials to their bigger companions.

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Louis Vuitton Nano Collection Price Details:

Bag Price in USD
LV Nano Speedy $810
LV Nano Noe $810
LV Nano Turenne $1,060
LV Nano Alma Epi $1,110
LV Nano Pallas $1,110
LV Nano Lockit $1,720
LV Nano W $1,720

Are you ready for the nano craze!? Which is your favorite? I’m updating pictures as they become available here

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Louis Vuitton Resort 2016 Collection: Desert Flower

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Palm Springs, with its casual, Southern California ease, is almost the last place you would expect the quietly reflective (and quintessentially French) Nicholas Ghesquière to show his newest collection for Louis Vuitton. But lo and behold, out poured his rhapsodic, simultaneously modern and retro, era-referencing Resort ’16 collection for the house at the Bob Hope Estate, an architectural gem that served as the ideal venue. Desert glam was in full force!

So were plenty of new bag shapes, unusual for a Resort collection but for a house that was built upon bags, a fact that makes perfect sense. They run the gamut from squarely structured top-handle totes, petite clutches with studded and quilted texture, easy backpacks (one classically monogrammed) and the bag that’s become the brand’s quintessential piece all over again, the trunk, reimagined yet again in gutsy prints and a spectrum of sizes.

As for the ready-to-wear, Ghesquière’s astute way with fabrication, construction, and technology is ever at play, evident through the seemingly lax crosshatching of a woven sheath, the multi-textural dresses, cropped bomber jackets, and printed panels of the multiple pairs of hot pants (which seem fitting of semi-tragic Iris of Taxi Driver for a ready ’70s reference). But it’s the maxi dress that’s the star of the collection – and likely the season! Flowing yet cinched with hourglass shape-inducing belts, accentuated with broad leather accents, cut out to reveal a bit of midriff flesh, or zippered down the front for modern edge, they avoid any superfluous volume and have style to spare. Unlike say, Saint Laurent’s randy nightcrawler of recent seasons, Louis Vuitton’s newly revitalized girl is not dressing for the spectacle (or to be part of the spectacle). By layering her deep-plunging camisoles over collared shirts and finishing her luxe apparel with chunky flip-flops, she’s announcing her clothes – and the confidence it takes to pull them off – are her thrill, and those alone. And no big surprise: I’m thrilled right along with her.

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This Tote is Louis Vuitton’s Most Expensive Leather Handbag Ever

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During my most recent perusal of Louis Vuitton’s new arrivals on the brand’s website, I came across something that shocked even me: a crocodile version of the beautiful new Louis Vuitton City Steamer Bag, retailing for a mind-boggling $55,500. I have a couple questions, including, why couldn’t they leave off the $500 and make it a nice, round number?

My other major question was whether or not this is Louis Vuitton’s most expensive handbag of all time, and according to my research, it’s not. The Richest counts two special edition Louis Vuitton minaudieres at more than $100,000 apiece, but neither was made out of traditional handbag materials, so that seems like cheating. When you narrow the list down to regular handbags, the most expensive representative of which I can find record is the Dora PM in crocodile, which is close (but no cigar) at $50,000 currently; the most expensive previous version of the bag was $54,500. This bag, in my humble opinion, is leaps and bounds more beautiful than that one.

With that in mind, I’m comfortable declaring this bag the brand’s most expensive leather offering of all time, and for the most powerful luxury brand in the world, that’s worth noting. Louis Vuitton has been ramping up its leather and exotic offerings for years in an effort to charm the world’s wealthiest shoppers, and it seems clear this model is meant to compete head-on with the ultra-rare, ultra-expensive exotic versions of the Hermès Birkin. Someone had to take on that iconic bag eventually, and there’s perhaps no one more qualified than Nicolas Ghesquiere at Louis Vuitton.

Check out the bag for yourself at Louis Vuitton; to purchase, you’ll have to have your people call their people.

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LOUIS VUITTON CRUISE 2016 AD CAMPAIGN FEATURING NEW CAPUCINES BAG

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‘Tis the season for ad campaigns! Lots of luxury brands we love are letting their creative juices flow with every release and concept they come up with…and of course, Louis Vuitton is no exception. They’ve released their Cruise 2016 Ad Campaign, and we’re loaded with snapshots you’ll surely love! Still, the belle of the brand is Michelle Williams, and what a great way to present these new bags for the season! There are bags of old and new, which makes it really hard to choose just one. Are you ready for this?

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The Capucines Bag is here to whisk you away into another fashion experience. Don’t say we didn’t warn you! As we all know, the Capucines is marked with a leather covered LV signature in front, which shines just as beautifully as you do. Very elegant, and we know you want it!

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Lo, and behold…new Twist Chain Wallet designs! So, which one would you prefer?

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So, what do you think about Louis Vuitton’s latest ad campaign? Did you find pieces that are suited to your tastes? Comment and let us know!

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Louis Vuitton F/W15 Boîte Promenade

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louis_vuitton_boite-promenade3Because I’m pretty sure all of you needed better pics. Because it’s coming out soon. And because of the way they’re priced, we would probably need months and months just to save up for it. From Louis Vuitton’s F/W15 collection comes Boîte Promenade, which you could say is the Petite Malle‘s bigger sister (or brother, whichever you’re comfortable with).

Available in 2 sizes and a plethora of finishes from Monogram to Epi, prices for the 4 above start from SGD16,100 and end at SGD65,500, with the other two priced atSGD23,400 and SGD28,100 respectively. And after you’ve managed to close your open mouth, let’s play a quick game. Care to match the trunks to their respective prices?

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