It seems as though our readers’ interest in and opinions of Louis Vuitton handbags are nearly unending, so when I saw a pictures of a select few of the brand’s Fall 2010 handbags, I couldn’t wait to share my favorite with you: the Louis Vuitton Cuir GrainÃ© Doctor’s Bag.
It was clear as soon as the brand’s Fall/Winter 2010 show hit the runway that the collection’s tone was to be much more subdued and mature than the neon foxtail charms and graffiti-layered monogram that has characterized the Vuitton aesthetic as of late, but seeing one of the show’s key bags in such stark relief hammers the point home. These are not your grandmother’s Louis Vuitton bags, but the two eras might have a few things in common.
This bag might look like a bit of a throwback, but as long as you don’t pair it with an outfit made entirely of 50s-appropriate garb, there’s no reason that it can’t look sophisticated and modern. The midcentury look is going to be huge for fall, and a handbag is a great way to incorporate the idea without having it take over your entire wardrobe – there’s no need to leave the house wearing a Mad Men costume (but if you want to, go right ahead).
Soft, smooth leather are the obvious attraction on this bag, and the limited hardware and lack of external pockets and zippers makes the muted color really stand out in a way that it might not on another bag. The neo-Speedy shape is a Louis Vuitton classic, and they’ve done an admirable job of updating it for people that may not have cottoned to the brand’s offerings from the pervious several seasons.
The pricing information for this bag isn’t available yet because it won’t hit stores until the end of the summer, but when we know more, so will you. If I had to guess, I’d guess $2500-$3500.
Photo via Style.com
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