Louis Vuitton W Bag (5)

Actually, this is a bit of a re-introduction or, perhaps, a formal introduction. Many of you have already seen the new Louis Vuitton W Bag in the arms of Michelle Williams, who stars in the brand’s fall handbag ads, but now we have a close-up look at all five versions of the bag, which is one of Vuitton’s marquee new pieces for Fall 2013.

Monogram haters, take a seat – even though this bag doesn’t come in any entirely logo’d versions, you will find the iconic logo gracing the gussets of four out of five colorways, both in the traditional coated canvas and tonal leather with flocked motifs for a bit of added texture. The fifth version, alternately features overlaid flowers in a black-and-white check print. (At least I think they’re flowers; because of the check print, finding the edges of the forms in photos can be a little dizzying.)

I hold out hope for a future version of this bag without the monograms, but as it stands, the bag has grown on me a bit since I first encountered it. Although it plays on the ever-popular element of flared gussets a la Celine, Vuitton’s designers have done perhaps the best job of any major brand making the look their own, bringing the line of the gussets in well past their traditional borders at the edge of a bag’s front panel. I’m still not entirely convinced about the handle attachments, but they do mirror the slanted lines of the bag’s design quite well.

The bag comes in two sizes, PM and GM – the PM is 13 inches wide, while the GM reaches almost 16. The shape starts at $3,700 for a PM mixture of leather and canvas and tops out at $5,150 for a GM all-leather bag. You’ll be able to shop these bags this fall via Louis Vuitton.

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  • Fiona

    I went to LV to buy a Capucines and left with a W, which I find easier to wear…

  • http://www.facebook.com/petra.brankovska Petra B.

    Oh I adore the second one ( the chocolate one). The monogram seems like velvet !

  • marina harbor

    I actually don’t like the shape!

    • ahhhsoneo

      me neither:(

  • twoturntables

    I do like the second one. I’m firmly in the camp of monogram haters. :)

    • http://www.purseblog.com/ Megs Mahoney Dusil

      I really like the second one too – it’s so interesting!

    • anika

      monogram hater here too! :)

  • anika

    love the structured shape, the 2nd one’s the best i think. “celine” i believe was the first one to release this shape type.

  • QuelleFromage

    Birkin much? I think it’s quite beautiful, actually, but it has semi-Birk handles and a Celine shape. I also think it would be MUCH more chic without the monogram.

  • Toy Bag

    I love Louis Vuitton’s classic designs. The Louis Vuitton W Bag looks very much like the Celine bag.

  • armbasket

    I do like the shape of the bag, a modified Celine look, but hoping for a non-monogram version in the future.

  • voguecheap

    voguebuysale . c o m there have so many lv handbags

  • voguecheap

    uspsu

  • Judy Cramer Merritt

    Love it!!!

  • Tiffany

    I have the 4th style! I love it! Hubby got it for me when we were in Cali!
    Rodeo drive!

  • Velvet Curtain

    was there only 3made in the world of the second bag back in July? There is a girl saying that she owns 1 of only 3 of them made in the world!!

    • Alex

      Yes there was only three made of the W GM.

  • Vicki

    The monogram edged one with the caramel center is a complete sell out already. They won’t even take an order for one. I really loved it and am disappointed.

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