I can’t think of many brands with more disparate accessory aesthetics than Louis Vuitton and Lanvin, but that doesn’t mean that the two luxury giants won’t intersect from time to time. While flipping through looks from the recent Resort 2011 presentations in Paris, I was surprised to see that the two brands seem to be on the same page in at least one noticeable way. Larger pictures after the jump.


The Louis Vuitton and Lanvin clutches have different feels, but the way that each one goes about achieving the finished product is markedly similar. Thin strips of multicolored mother of pearl (plus a little metal for good measure) make up both bags; one feels a little 70s, the other, a little 20s. That the results are clearly different demonstrates the creativity of both brands.

Price and release information are not yet available. Photos via Women’s Wear Daily.

  • tadpolenyc

    i’m diggin’ both, but the lanvin one is exquisitely beautiful.

  • Lorie

    I love the Lanvin. It’s gorgeous! I’m kind of blah on the LV.

  • Stacy

    afree with tadpolenyc & Lorie – like the Lanvin. LV’s looks like a box with wrapping paper around it. not feeling it.

  • Valentina

    I reaaaally like the Lanvin clucth, everything works for me. The LV does actually looks a little like a box with wrapping paper as said above, but it doesn’t really bother me, I loved the colors.

  • Lyn

    Actually, I kinda like the LV. Its different and simple. I’m sure it is an eye catcher with the right outfit.

  • mochababe73

    I love the colors on the LV. It’s a beautiful bag. The Lanvin is okay because it’s neutral and goes with anything.

  • I Tso

    I really like them both, but I would have to say they both look like candy boxes. Yummy.

  • annabelle

    lanvin one is way better <3

  • !!!

    WOW. that lanvin one!

    the LV is beautiful too…god these are gorgeous!

  • Rosecity

    Absolutely breathtaking!

  • Sakyie

    I like the LV clutch better. While the Lanvin is nice, I enjoy the colours on the LV option. Yeah it looks like a birthday gift, but who cares! LOL

  • Jane

    I have never been a big LV fan shhhh don’t tell anyone! I am a huge fan of the LV one it is beautiful and unique. I find that when I see mother of pearl clutches they are usually always white, but here this one is paired with bright beautiful colors. I am in love with the LV clutch. I have never said that about a LV bag before.

  • Trixwitch

    I really like them !!
    I think I like the LV better since it is more bold and brave ! I mean the colors are so great ! Although my first impression of it was that it was a regular paper box which makes it less attractive.
    BUT if I would see it and feel it in person I would probably melt ! I’m not quite sure why, but hard clutches just pulls a trigger inside my brain telling me it’s the one I want ! And the great colors to go with the hard clutch and the fact that it’s very simple in a expensive way only makes it more “me wantee”. And although it might not have a half circular bejeweled clutch opening thing and a chain, like the Lanvin one does, I like the LV one more since it is more me.

  • Brandon

    The LV looks like a bar of soap to me :/

  • penny

    Love the Louis Vuitton one!!the combination of colors is exquisite!can’t really understand the fabric from the picture but I’m guessing canvas or maybe silkeither way it looks pretty amazing.The Lanvin is also noteworthy but I find it a liitle more sophisticated for my style.I really like its unique shape though.

  • Naggy

    That is a gorgeous Lanvin; it looks fantastical too, like something an Ice Queen would wear. (ipad)

  • beanyce126

    lil too boxy but i stilll am interested. (ipad)

  • Ellen

    I prefer the Lanvin, but they are both beautiful. (ipad)