Louis Vuitton’s history lies in the art of travel, and it’s arguable that if it were not for the revolution that took place within the world of travel in the mid-late 1800s, the brand would not be what it is today. Monsieur Louis Vuitton built his business on a foundation of trunkmaking, and Louis Vuitton’s travel pieces are at the core of the brand’s DNA still to this day. It was Mr. Vuitton’s connection to the Parisian Haute Couture world that helped him identify and understand the needs of those going from place to place.

The History of an Icon

One necessity created by Louis Vuitton himself is a revolutionary accessory that remains a beloved and coveted item to this day. If you’re a fan of the brand, it’s likely that you know, or own, this item, but you may not realize that it has historical roots and is more than 120 years old. Crafted from coated canvas, the iconic Louis Vuitton Toiletry Pouch was created in 1901 and has become a true icon for the House.

For decades, Louis Vuitton fans and celebs alike have been carrying the Toiletry Pouch as a clutch, which, truthfully, gives you a lot of bang for your buck. Even Princess Diana was spotted exiting a Yacht in the 90s with one tucked under her arm. The brand itself is well aware of this trend, and recently Louis Vuitton got smart, monetizing this trend by introducing a chain version of the beloved pouch. And, not surprisingly, they’ve seemed to discontinue an old icon in the meantime.

Princess Diana Toiletry Pouch

Fans worldwide have been speculating since spring that the Toiletry Pouch was getting the oust, with some believing it was just rumors and others stating their SA’s had indeed confirmed the rumors. A call to client services earlier this summer yielded mixed results, with a rep stating while there was no stock to be had, the official decision hasn’t been made yet. Unfortunately, if you’re looking to buy one right now, the resale market is your best bet, and it will come at a premium.

Introducing the Toiletry Pouch On Chain

Now, we’ve got a look at what the brand had up its sleeve: the introduction of a Toiletry Pouch on a chain. Which, of course, comes at a much heftier price tag. At the last listing, the Toiletry Pouch retailed for $580, while the new Toiletry Pouch On Chain will set you back $1,760. A description for the bag states that it was, in fact, inspired by the Louis Vuitton clients themselves who used the Pouch as a clutch.

The new piece has been reworked, though, likely in part to justify its high price tag. A removable chain has been added as well as leather trims. Hidden inside is a mini version of the beloved pouch, and both items can be used separately or together. What do you think?

Louis Vuitton Double Toiletry Pouch on Chain
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Marcy
Marcy
1 month ago

The OG was ideal to carry your toiletries and a good companion for pool-side necessities. But a pretty sad-looking bag. It always looked like someone who was trying too hard.

This official version of the DIY pouch-to-bag creatures is pretty awful. In the end, I have more respect for someone who can’t afford an actual handbag thus engineers one out of a toiletry pouch and a chain bought at a Hobby Lobby-esque store rather than this overpriced monstrosity.

Leverne
Leverne
1 month ago
Reply to  Marcy

Exactly! Well said Marcy

Snibor
Snibor
1 month ago

Long time LV purchaser and I think this is fabulous. Classic but functional. Easy to wear. The idea you “shouldn’t” or “can’t” because it was a toiletry seems elitist and close minded. You like it why not? It’s just a small, cute bag.

Lori
Lori
1 month ago

I wish more brands would have really simple shoulder bags that are easy to get into. This one actually seems really smart to me.

Shawn
Shawn
1 month ago

I changed out the chain for a leather strap from another LV bag and made it a crossbody. Super cute.

psny15
psny15
1 month ago

This looks so Tacky and DIY! Are “influencers” now working at Louis Vuitton

Kaly
Kaly
1 month ago

$1700+ for that??!? Hard pass…

VSQR
VSQR
1 month ago

What a great idea!! It’s minimalistic, functional and really a multipurpose handbag ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Chloe
Chloe
1 month ago

This was never a bag to begin with. Only cheap gold diggers who hadn’t netted their first husband used this as a bag to match their black loubs and you can’t change my mind. Can LV stop ripping people off and keep it discontinued and in the past?

Goal-digger
Goal-digger
1 month ago
Reply to  Chloe

I became the “rich man” by becoming a software engineer, so I don’t need to marry some rich man to buy me expensive things.

LVand Me
LVand Me
1 month ago
Reply to  Chloe

Was princess Diana a gold digger?

Nakeia Sharawn
Nakeia Sharawn
1 month ago
Reply to  Chloe

Who needs a husband to buy a LV bag. 🙄

Jacquie Elizabeth
Jacquie Elizabeth
1 month ago
Reply to  Nakeia Sharawn

Right? I have been married and I find it easier being divorced to have a lovely collection of bags I enjoy. No one to answer to or to judge me. For the record I receive no alimony.

Sarah
Sarah
1 month ago

You were just married to the wrong person(s).

seattleminimalist
seattleminimalist
1 month ago

Interesting, since I’ve been using my own LV toiletries pouch as a clutch + LV cardholder for a while now. 🙂

Amy
Amy
1 month ago

💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜

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