I have a serious jewelry problem. All of my favorite stuff is either vintage or costume, so it’s not a spending problem so much as it’s an amount problem. The stuff I wear regularly currently resides in small Ziplock bags inside a white Balenciaga box (which used to contain my iPad case), which sits on top of my dresser. I’ve looked high and low for other ways to store my stash, but nothing particularly attractive or capable of holding giant, breast-plate-sized necklaces has ever surfaced. A clean, minimal white box from my favorite brand seems like the best I’m going to do.
In an ideal universe, though, I’d come home every day and throw my watch in the Louis Vuitton Coffret Tresor 24, preferably situated on a wide, spacious vanity. Nothing is wide and spacious in New York, though, except for maybe Park Avenue, so for now I’ll admire it from here.
Why is a good jewelry box so hard to come by? I’ve looked for ages and never found one that quite met my needs, particularly from a quantity standpoint. At this point, I’d settle for something that would look utterly cool in my bedroom, which is what this case is. I’ve always liked the idea of Louis Vuitton trunks used as furniture in a space that is otherwise devoid of logos or monogramming, and this box is a smaller (although still quite expensive) way to get a similar look in a more manageable way.
Is that enough reason to drop four figures? I’m not sure, but lots and lots of Louis Vuitton fans have done it. Would you? Buy through Louis Vuitton for $3000.