It looks a little bit like the Dooney purse I carried in high school.
Yep, Dooney and Bourke’s current Dillen Satchel will definitely give you this look for less- shape, leather texture, color, and all…
The Epi Alma is still the top of the line for this bag…
I like the black with gold hardware. However, too expensive. Still looks like a less expensive alma.
In my opinion, this new material made the Alma less-expensive looking. It looked more expensive in the epi leather and monogrammed embossed vernis. It looks most expensive in a vernis.
Hmm…yet another designer who makes things that they only want “certain” people to buy. Apparently, that doesn’t include me.
Well, every designer makes things they only want certain people to buy. Louis Vuitton has just decided to shift that group a little bit.
Is that why Marc Jacobs is leaving you think?
Excellent point! MJ makes glorious bags, but they are still attainable without being obnoxious. I think MJ is one of those designers who aren’t as stuffy when it comes to who purchases his items. I think he just wants people in general to enjoy his creations.
Is that really true though? I feel like there are 2 types of designers: one that designs with a specific customer in mind and the other, a designer that simply wants to bring his/her vision to life. IDK.
That dangly thing looks an awful lot like the Hermes clochette. A Bolide by any other name . . .
This leather version doesn’t look as luxurious as what you expect from LV. I still prefer the epi leather version. This one, IMO, is not worth the price. Somewhat disappointing…
This might be slightly off topic but with LV prices soaring close to 4K on a good bag I wonder what the folks who could once afford an LV (even if it’s 1500) think about it.
This looks like a Dooney and I wouldn’t pay $4,450 for this bag. I have spent a lot of money on bags but this just isn’t worth it. If they want to raise the price of their bags then they need to completely redesign them. Why would I drop 5K on a bag when I can have the same bag in different leather for a fraction of the cost?
has anybody here even seen this bag irl?
its fabulous! i LOVE the suede color-contrasting lining <3
i wouldnt compare it to epi or vernis since vernis is really flashy and epi is a lot stiffer than that version here. theyre all the same bag (so to speak) but i feel like they all look really different :3
What is epi leather made of exactly?is it sort of invented by LV or just
some kind of crafts exclusively owned by LV?~
I LOVE these alma’s but they are out of my price range of what I feel comfortable spending on a handbag. I wonder how these will look after some heavy use since they are a softer leather. I’d fear that they loose the shape and look kind of saggy.
It’s beautiful. The price will definitely keep me from owning it though :(
Price increase in monogram products might scare away young people for their first brand bag ever and I believe that products of Parnassea collection will not take many customers from other high-end brands such hermes..
Meh, I am not feeling the material, perhaps it’ll look better with Suhali leather. Part of the reason I think LV is going south because they kept turning LE to regular line production, get the hype up then mass produce the line. It’s just wrong.
I’m not impressed by Vuitton. With those prices, i can go to Fendi, Gucci or Loewe.
At Vuitton, they needs to realize that they have too many ugly bags. They needs to concentrate on the essentials, the classic Vuitton bags. The monogram has lost his value so maybe they needs to push the damier which is more chic.
Seriously, i’ll never pay that price for a Vuitton bag. Instead of copying Hermes, they have to see what is happening at Fendi. Fendi bags are just gorgeous.
Its boring. Its casual class and perhaps trying hard to appeal to the audience mentioned above, but it just lacks the luxe that you would expect when buying a Vuitton.
hmmm… looks like many people not a big fan of this alma. Is it really so bad?
I actually thought the Taurillon leather collection is quite nice, and Alma PM is in my wish list. (i haven’t seen or feel the real bag though).
What about Suhali Lockit? which is a better leather bag?
It can be hard to afford original handbags with this economy. If any one is looking for a replica brand name bag email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any Louis Vuitton handbag ranges from $95-$155.
It’s kind of a bummer that these mostly come in silver hardware, except for the black.