We warned you at the beginning of March that embellished, statement-making straps were a nascent trend, and now the world's biggest luxury brand has lent the look its seal of approval. Louis Vuitton just launched a line of sold-separately Bandoulière Straps, and compared to brands of comparable caliber, they're actually pretty well priced. (Not to mention, attractive and functional.)
Louis Vuitton's strap come in a handful of fabrications and start at $495 for monogram canvas with a contrasting solid color on the opposite side. The next most expensive option is dual-tone Epi leather, which will set you back $560, and the line tops out with python at $890. For comparison, Fendi's straps start at $750 for leather and $1,150 for python, and Valentino's embroidered textile straps start around $1,000. While I will stop short of calling Vuitton's a "good deal," they certainly represent one of the better values in this burgeoning product category.
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