Louis Vuitton Cup Waterproof Keepall 55 Bandouliere (2)

Perhaps it’s a result of seeing all my friends’ pictures from the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in New York this weekend, but I’m feeling extra sporty today. And by “extra,” I mean sporty at all, because I am not what one would generally describe as “athletic.” Sweat and my hair just don’t get along.

Louis Vuitton Mizi Vienna Satchel

As you probably already know if you’re here reading this, the only way to buy brand new, authentic Louis Vuitton is directly from the company. Even when Vuitton bag are sold inside of department stores, its always in spaces leased by the brand, staffed by its own employees and supplied by its own product channels.

Louis-Vuitton-After-Dark5

It’s finally Friday, and we are ending the week with a little Louis Vuitton fun with photos! Photographer Vincent Bousserez had an idea similar to the movie Night at the Museum, but in this case, the Louis Vuitton Champs-Elysees store comes to life at night, and tiny figures take care and engage with beloved Louis Vuitton items.

Yayoi Kusama for Louis Vuitton (6)

Louis Vuitton is famous for a lot of things at this point, and among them is the brand’s highly profitable relationship with the modern art community. Vuitton has collaborated with world-famous artists like Stephen Sprouse and Takashi Murakami on collections that have been nothing short of wildly successful, and in the process, that brand has spurred a full-on collaborative art trend among accessories brands as wide-ranging as Christian Dior and Coach.

Louis Vuitton Milaris

LVMH’s keen interest in Hermes has been clear for quite some time now, and it looks as though when Louis Vuitton’s parents company isn’t busy buying up shares of the historical French leather goods house, its trying to remake parts of its own premier brand to more resemble the object of its affections.

Louis-Vuitton-Spring-2012

Of all the Spring 2012 collections, all the pastels and brights and florals, it’s hard to name any one line that more thoroughly captured the light, airy idealization of the season quite like Louis Vuitton. The runway show show practically floated on its own, filled with white broderie anglais and crocodile bags in the palest shades of blue and yellow imaginable.

The new colors of Louis Vuitton Epi Leather

As far as Louis Vuitton goes, their Epi leather is by far my favorite line. The leather is extremely sturdy and can withstand all sorts of wear and use. I have unfortunately spilled things on my Epi Leather wallet and all it takes is a quick swipe of a cloth to clean off the leather.

Louis Vuitton Monogram Transparence Lockit

As enormously popular as Louis Vuitton is with women (In case you doubted that popularity, LVMH posted double-digit revenue increases in the most recent quarter.), the brand doesn’t have a reputation for being incredibly feminine. The color most commonly associated with the brand is the chocolate brown of the famous Vuitton monogram and damier fabrics, and most of its epi and vernis leather bags tend to be made in either brights or neutrals.

We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but this morning, that’s exactly what we have to be. This is the kind of news you want to know as soon as possible, though, so that you have enough time to adjust, make your plans and complete any purchases that you were contemplating.

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.