First and foremost, much of the information on this new bag from Louis Vuitton is still not set-in-stone nor is anyone 100% sure of the truth behind it all. We have all heard conflicting stories, information, prices, release dates, etc. But you know a bag is a sure hit when the rumors begin (sick but true!). Richard Prince collaborated with Marc Jacobs to design artistic bags for the Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2008 line. The hottest item right now is the Louis Vuitton Watercolor Speedy which is said to be released in the US on May 1,2008. The release date has been changed numerous amounts of times. Another piece of information that everyone is uncertain of is the price. The early look book says the bag will be $1,185 but I have heard prices going up to $1,600. My wonderful SA at Bal Harbour did some research and believes it will be around $1,300. The next piece of information that has many confused is the size. While the Louis Vuitton Speedy is available in a size 30 and 35, this bag is said to only come in size 35. The monogram pattern is designed in a manner that has the orange, red, and yellow paints looking like they were painted on with watercolor paint. This bag has an incredibly long wait list at many stores and the masses are clamoring to get the next ‘big’ Speedy. The price is said to be around $1,300 via your local LV boutique when available. You can always check eLuxury also.
Louis Vuitton Aquarelle Bag
If you think the Watercolor Speedy is stunning, wait until you see the Louis Vuitton Aquarelle Bag. This bag is a modified Speedy, a more refined and chic style. Of course the Speedy is a house classic, but the framed top shape of the Aquarelle really draws your attention. The frame is also made of wood and the handles are made of lizard. This is a stunning bag in the Richard Prince collaboration with Louis Vuitton. If the price were not so steep, I would have got on this list, but I just could not justify it. These pieces are LV collectors items, without a doubt. The price on this bag is said to be around $3,600, but it will most likely end up costing over this amount. Release date should also be around May 1st.