Believe it or not the house of Lanvin is 120 years old! In the past few years the brand has enjoyed a renewed popularity amongst fashionistas, and we couldn’t be happier. Of course we are fans of the house of Lanvin inspired by the Impressionists and founded by Jeanne Lanvin in 1889. The brand is famous for its pretty delicate palette, detailed trimmings, embroideries and embellishments. Lanvin’s designs experienced a wide popularity in the 1920′s and ’30s and became an icon of roaring ’20s feminine Parisian chic. Today designer Alber Elbaz’s modern touches to the house of Lanvin bring a luxurious edge to its trendsetting designs.


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That is why we love these anniversary totes from Lanvin. Celebrating 120 years, the sketches on each tote represent the porcelain figurine dolls created as a special collectible. The Miss Lanvin doll shown here is a limited edition and is adorned with a mini pearl necklace and jumps out of a crystal encrusted cake. The Miss Lanvin 17″ doll is £325.00 from Browns London.

There are three”120 years” printed Lanvin tote bags, each with a different sketched design and embellished by a pretty grosgrain ribbon handle. The printed design is on both the front and back of each tote and is lined with a coordinating fabric to match the ribbon. Inside you’ll also find a zippered pocket. It comes in three designs including: 120 years printed tote, ‘Love You’ printed tote and the 120th’ Birthday printed tote. All are priced at $800 at Net-a-Porter.

via The Find

  • Lynn

    i love the ribbon handle, VERY cute, but pricey for a canvas tote.

  • Michael St. James

    They look pretty crappy for the price!
    http://www.bagpoor.com

  • An4

    they could have let us celebrate with them by reducing the price of this cute bag…

    • Jane

      I completely agree, price is insane. I would think they would say thank you to their customers by pricing the totes at the price they should be, I can do this for under $20 easy. I make fabric bags a lot. So you can’t convince me that a canvas tote is worth $800.

  • Aru

    Those bags don’t look like they are worth $800 !

  • Jane

    I couldn’t agree more with all of the comments. It is supposed to be an anniversary, to me that would mean lowering their price of the bag as a thank you to its customers. Instead they price it at $800, I make fabric bags all the time for under $20 of material. There is no way this bag should be priced that much, I guess it’s a celebration for Lanvin’s pockets not its customers.

  • nielnielniel

    tsk tsk complaints complaints complaints

  • Anna

    They’re so cute! I’d buy them all … if they went on sale ;)

  • Mochababe73

    No “complaint” just a comment.
    I thought that these bags were so cute. I was really ready to shell out no more than $50 for the bag since it is canvas. However, I was appalled to see that it’s $800. Really? For canvas. I guess that we won’t see much of this bag. The customers who can afford this bag won’t buy it because you can get a fabulous leather bag cheaper. The consumer who would buy it can’t afford it.
    It’s too bad that Lanvin won’t sell these bags. They are so cute.

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

    When I saw the bags I thought they were really cute too – great gifts. But the price is exorbitantly high for a canvas bag, which is pretty sad because I think they could sell so many more if they priced the bags more reasonably.

  • amelia masniari

    They are so cute. If they are on sale i will buy it… Just wait for sale… Last week i was in Hongkong, is not available yet on display.

  • EL

    $800 for a canvas tote..? Thanks…!

  • Rahsan

    It’s a cute summer bag that should cost around $50; $75 tops… nothing worth more than that.

  • Casey

    Well, since these are anniversary bags, the point is NOT to sell more, but to promote the Lanvin brand. By reducing prices and selling more, they would be diluting their name and that’s just not happening. When you buy Lanvin, you buy the brand. While it is clear that this bag may be worth $50 at the most, I am not surprised that it is priced at $800 (nor would I ever pay half that price of a fabric bag). Besides, nobody sees Chanel or Louis Vuitton lowering prices.

  • shasha

    Hi all, what can i say…i just bought the deeper red (2 doll) bag from selfridges (uk) i paid £133.00 (reduced from £465.00)…i love it!! I also bought the small clutch/make-up pouch reduced to £45.00 (was £150.00) they are so well made and very very high quality-im undecided should i use them or put them away because they are limited collector pieces!!!