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Do You Have a ‘for Special Outings Only’ Bag?

There's one bag that I rarely use, and consider one of my most special pieces

I remember when the Louis Vuitton Stephen Sprouse Roses collection was released. The year was 2009, and I immediately fell in love. The Pochette Accessoire and the Speedy were high on my want list, but sadly as a college student, I had a bag budget of virtually nothing and (thankfully) a credit card with a $500 limit. The Roses Collection remains one of the ones that got away for me, and it is that aching regret that led me to impulse buy one of the most special bags in my collection. In fact, I’ve yet to review it here because I’ve only used it a handful of times or so in the last 15 months since I’ve had it.

The Louis Vuitton Urs Fischer Pochette Acessoires

In early 2021 I was planning on buying a black bag which my collection was lacking. At the time, nothing was really catching my eye, aside from a few Bottega Veneta bags that I wanted to snag, but not in black. So I planned on waiting it out for a bit. Then, Louis Vuitton dropped its first collaboration of the year, and immediately I knew that I would be forgoing a classic black bag for something much more special for my annual end-of-year gift-to-self.

Enter, my Louis Vuitton Urs Fischer Pochette Acessoires.

I was obsessed with this collaboration the minute I saw it. I thought it was so special and unique, and instantly it gave me those rare bag butterflies. I knew it was vastly different from what I had planned on buying, but it didn’t take me much convincing to decide on buying it. My mind flashed back to the first Louis Vuitton limited-edition bag I fell for, and being it was now 12 years later and I had the money to buy it, there was no way I was letting it go!

Louis Vuitton x Urs Fischer Pochette
A Rare Outing With My LVxUF Pochette

Urs Fischer was one of the few artists to completely reimagine the classic Louis Vuitton pattern, reinterpreting the Monogram’s flowers and LV initials in an entirely new way. The bag is even more stunning in person; made of leather and tufted velvet, it is incredibly unique and very delicate!

“Given the Louis Vuitton Monogram’s ubiquitous status, I chose to hand-draw it in a really spontaneous way, almost like sketching it from memory.” -Urs Fischer

It is my most special piece, and I only take it out to use it here and there to continue to make it feel special but also to keep the bag in pristine condition. Each time I wear it, I get compliments on how cool it is (and it seriously is!). I like that the bag has two straps—one long for crossbody wear and the traditional Pochette Accessoires shoulder strap. It retailed for $1,550 at the time of purchase, and there are some available on the resale market at a slight premium right now.

Which bag is your most special piece?

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  1. Anonymous Avatar
    Anonymous

    My Prada fairy bags – I have an off-white tote, a orange/purple bowler and a yellow bowler. I take them out of the dust bags and admire them from time to time and then I return them to safety. I love them too much to use them if that makes any sense!

    1. Kaitlin Serio Avatar
      Kaitlin Serio

      I still adore the Prada Fairy bags. The orange/purple is my dream combo!

  2. Sandy Avatar
    Sandy

    My caviar leather jumbo Chanel Classic Double flap. I will never forget the day I purchased this bag and while I own other very nice bags this will always by my holy grail!

    1. Kaitlin Serio Avatar
      Kaitlin Serio

      It’s true those special moments you never quite forget!

  3. Hermeslady Avatar
    Hermeslady

    My Bleu Roi ostrich Birkin, Most everything I own ( clothes included) is black, but I could not resist this delight. I thing I’ll go and take her out right now!

    1. Kaitlin Serio Avatar
      Kaitlin Serio

      Wow sounds lovely!!!

    2. Braeden Avatar
      Braeden

      I love that color! I have a B25 and a B30 in bleu roi porosus crocodile and a B35 in bleu roi ostrich.

  4. Thefashionableteacher Avatar
    Thefashionableteacher

    I have one Chanel handbag-a red/burgandy Twisted Flap which I LOVE. I usually only carry it during the holiday season. I tried to make it an everyday bag, but I’m not gentle with my bags. Since the only other Chanel handbags that I want are a Trendy CC and a Reissue, I take care with this one. I’m not sure if I will ever get the other two.

    1. Kaitlin Serio Avatar
      Kaitlin Serio

      I feel like I will be the same if I ever buy a Chanel bag! Still in my dreams.

  5. Maureen Avatar
    Maureen

    I bought a Chanel bag and thought I would use it for everyday. But haven’t really used it that much. So I bust it out on special occasions! Lol

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

  6. psny15 Avatar
    psny15

    I use all my bags often except the Judith Leiber ones

  7. Michele Avatar
    Michele

    Ooh my gosh- its gorgeous!! I have a Dior special edition that rarely sees the light of day

    1. Kaitlin Serio Avatar
      Kaitlin Serio

      Thank you! Those special edition ones will really get you…they just feel more delicate.

      1. Braeden Avatar
        Braeden

        True! I have a lot of Limited edition Hermès bags and I rarely use them. I have a tri-exotic Birkin 35 from a few years ago and I have only carried it six times since I bought it.

  8. Braeden Avatar
    Braeden

    My bag is a Kelly Cut clutch in Bleu Marine Niloticus Crocodile GHW. I rarely use it.

  9. LVPradaLuv Avatar
    LVPradaLuv

    My Prada Embleme’ in Billiard Green. We were expats at the time and I will never forget my first trip to a Prada store, which happened to be the original in Milan. The color is so stunning and timeless and even though it was the most impractical impulse buy that I knew would be worn a few times a year, I am still in love. Especially now that the particular green is discontinued!

  10. Ami Avatar
    Ami

    A Chanel medium classic flap in beige that I only use for weddings and birthdays.