Louis Vuitton Taiga Dersou

After a day of carrying my new Louis Vuitton Taiga Dersou around New York City, I am confident to say that this is the ultimate man bag. No doubt about it.

Louis Vuitton Taiga Dersou

Its strap is long enough for a comfortable cross-body fit (I am not a small guy at 6’1″, 215lbs…), the inside compartment fits my 17 inch Macbook Pro like it was made for it. I initially had eyeballed the smaller LV Viktor or LV Alexei, which wouldn’t have been wide enough for the laptop, though. If you are looking for a stylish messenger for your boyfriend, husband or yourself, those are definitely two models to consider. Being a guy who carries around his 17 inch Macbook like it was an essential part of my body, I had to go with a wider version. At the Louis Vuitton store on 5th Ave, the friendly SA presented me with the aforementioned models, but I ended up with the bigger Dersou, because it seemed to be big enough to fit the ‘puter. When I arrived at home, I realized that it actually did!

Louis Vuitton Taiga Dersou

The Louis Vuitton Dersou is made of waterproof canvas, which makes it wind-and-weather proof and keeps its contents nicely dry. Whether you want to carry the $1,270 bag into the rain, is a different story. The flap is made of my favorite Louis material, the Taiga leather. The texture almost makes the leather seem like a vinyl material, it seems very durable and I am sure it will be of great service for many, many years. Inside, you have a zipper compartment and two vertical patch pockets under the flap. An additional large zippered pocket on the back gives extra storage space.

What can I say? I am loving it. This purchase is both exciting… and dangerous as well – I’ve already caught myself peeking at all the other wonderful men’s collection goodies Louis Vuitton has in store. The store experience itself was a lot of fun, I would like to thank my SA Sandy P. for her help and making me feel comfortable purchasing this bad boy. The Dersou, as well as many other Louis Vuitton bags, clothes and accessories are available through eLuxury.com. I don’t think I would ever purchase any high class item online though, the in-store experience is just too much fun! :-D

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  • Dersou_Lover

    Nice review. I have a DEROSU and adore it, and use it for travelling. It’s great to hold pasports, a laptop and a camera! Plus it is very discrete if you turn it around to the zippered back (when on a busy unknown street, for example.)

    But on a recent trip through China (I live in the USA), I had Korean businessmen and Chinese men screaming unpronounceable and unknown insults at me at the airport and anywhere I carried it.
    One couple kept staring at it and making bad ugly faces, then carrying on in Chinese and pointing. Jealousy? Did they think it was fake (like most everything LV in China)?

    The looks I got could kill a small animal.

    But I love my Dersou just the same. S*%@w the haters, they are tasteless.

  • sean

    the chinese ppl were not jealous. maybe they thought it was an ugly bag. and indeed, it is ugly. LV bags are ugly. epsecially with monograms.. who would want to carry a bag have logos or trademarks all over it? they are everywhere now. i live in australia, i can see lots carry fake lv everywhere, and they are australian, not chinese. in contrast, chinese ppl carry the real ones.. especially kids!! i mean young chinese kids!.. from 17 years old .. god, i dont know why young chinese kids like it so much? almost too much. if you go to sydney and melbourne..too many LVs. you’ll what i mean.. makes me sick.. the designer is not that good.. i guess the reason why most ppl buy lv is because it has got “LV” printed all over it so ppl will realise it is a very expensive bag and think you are rich??

    • alex

      To be honest, I’m not crazy about the bag either, but do enjoy a good louis vuitton bag. I go more for anything in damier and sometimes monogram canvas. I don’t understand why anyone would be against louis vuitton as a brand, because people sport lacoste shirts and nike shoes with those horribly riduculous logos as well. Regaurdless, when you buy a product from louis vuitton you are purchasing a piece of herritage sure to last you a lifetime and a top quality item that will never go out of style or loose value. Yes, they are rather expensive, but you are buying quality.

  • Dino

    I like your blog and your information, but I can’t figure out if you’re advertorializing for LV and eLuxury or not. That said, I have had more negative experiences than positive experiences with sales associates in the stores. Most of the negative experience comes from the sales associates treating the experience as if I was spending ten bucks at a hardware store, where I would not expect product info or a warm rapport. So, this is my way of saying, the online option was the best one for me – I completed my purchase in seconds and it arrived to my workplace in a couple days. I didn’t have anyone treating me with disdain. What could be bette?

  • Chris

    You all must not know style. This bag is amazing. I have three messenger bags (Two LV’s and one Gucci) and this is with out a doubt the most stylish.

    Vlad, You made an excellent choice!

  • Wendy

    Some of them I like and others I don’t. Although, if you are buying please make sure it is real and from a reputable dealer. Nothing worse than pond scum selling fakes. Please don’t buy them and this will help discourage fake trading. I don’t like paying good money for anything real and find out someone’s duplicating it for $50. And if it makes you feel good to own a Louis, raise your head hgih and feel good about it. Why not…

  • TJ

    Some people just tend to not like LV plastered all over their bag, and some people might think its pathetic, but this is what LV looks like, so if you don’t like it, then its way too bad for you. Its their signature right. And this bag is just fabulousity. Its perfect for everything.

  • Naggy

    I like the pics more than the bag. (ipad)

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