Louis Vuitton Cruise 2014 Show Handbags Attendees

While some brands go out of their ways (and max out their budgets) to attract the most high-profile stars to their shows, brands that enjoy an outrageous amount of publicity simply by virtue of being themselves tend to cultivate a group of their celebrities.

Louis Vuitton Mask Bag

Nicolas Ghesquiere’s first collection at the helm of Louis Vuitton set a very particular tone for the brand’s bags going forward; they would be recognizably Vuitton, but very different than what predecessor Marc Jacobs designed during his decade-and-a-half leading the French leather goods behemoth.

Louis Vuitton Neverfull PM MM GM Bag Guide

Because accurate, complete, up-to-date information about some of the world’s most popular handbags can be hard to come by in a single place, especially when a brand is cagey about selling its bags online, we’re launching a new feature: The Ultimate Bag Guides.

Reese Witherspoon Louis Vuitton Soft Lockit Bag

Louis Vuitton just reintroduced its classic Lockit bag (which originally debuted in the 1950’s), and A-list celebrities are taking to it like flies on flypaper, which bodes extremely well for the brand. Here’s Reese Witherspoon, leaving The Ivy in Santa Monica after lunch this past weekend, carrying a brand new, bright pink Louis Vuitton Soft Lockit Bag.

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The iconic Louis Vuitton Lockit appeared first in 1958, and seemingly endless new renditions have followed. The latest version, seen first in the brand’s new campaign with Michelle Williams, is my favorite by far. The supple Veau Cachemire of the Louis Vuitton Soft Lockit Bag provides a stunning appearance with a distinctive, ladylike feel.

Louis Vuitton Epi Leather Neverfull Tote MM Lilas

For brands that rely heavily on their accessories collections for revenue, the standard four seasonal collections just won’t cut it; not only do their customers demand more variety, but so do their bottom lines. Because of those parallel motivations, Louis Vuitton releases a limited, usually travel-themed summer collection every year, and the Louis Vuitton Summer 2014 Bags and Accessories have landed.

Louis Vuitton Nomade Grand Damier Neo Greenwich Bag

Louis Vuitton’s much-publicized move away from its iconic monogram canvas has resulted in two accessories biproducts: more leather and exotic handbags and more Damier handbags. With the introduction of the Louis Vuitton Spring 2014 Men’s Damier Bags, both are now available together.

Louis Vuitton Michelle Williams Spring 2014 2

Despite changes at Louis Vuitton in every area from creative director to accessories strategy, it looks like one thing is staying constant, at least for now: Michelle Williams will be the face of Louis Vuitton’s accessories campaign for another season.

Louis Vuitton Damier Couleurs Bags

By now, we’re all aware that Louis Vuitton is in the middle of a massive re-brand, with a new creative director in Nicolas Ghesquiere and a renewed emphasis on discretion and craftsmanship instead of the ubiquity and showmanship that characterized Marc Jacobs’ tenure at the French powerhouse.

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Louis Vuitton is the biggest luxury handbag brand in the world, and there’s no job that counts more in the accessories industry than that of Louis Vuitton’s creative director. For most of my life, that was Marc Jacobs, comfortably ensconced atop the French powerhouse that he reinvigorated with his signature blend of luxury and pop-cultural wit.

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