Bottega Veneta Initials Intrecciato Nappa Tote
  • Sandra

    I think that it is difficult to add the monogram without jeopardizing the sophistication of a bag. I think the Valentino and Fendi examples are the best as they add the lettering in a subtle way. When you start adding larger letters and color it becomes obnoxious.

    • sara

      Totally agree. Also, obviously not something to do to a bag you might want to resell someday!

  • Tannis Porter

    The monogram kills the beautiful simplicity of the bag

  • Amy

    My initials are AJM – please forward my way. :) Truthfully, I only monogram my lands end totes I use for the gym, beach, weekend getaways, etc, I don’t think I’d monogram a handbag; a LV trunk? Perhaps…

  • Ebun

    You forgot to add Cambridge Satchel–they definitely offer personalization for their bags. Also a cheaper alternative to the more expensive brands.

  • Elaine Weiss Whitman

    I don’t object to monograms in principle, but some look better than others. For example, the initials on the Fendi hang tag look quite sophisticated. The “block M” on the Minkoff tote, on the other hand, completely spoils the line of the flap. Placing it above the flaps would have made more sense aesthetically. And what, pray tell, are the Louis Vuitton folks thinking? It makes zero sense to cram MORE initials atop a background of LVs.

  • louch

    Coach does this too. I had a little tag made up with my initials while in Tokyo – a couple of choices of font and colour and done in about 30 mins. I love it as long as it’s subtle.

  • Tunalaa

    Reed Krakoff stamps luggage tags of their bags too. You can get it done at their Madison Avenue store.