As I’ve said in this space time and again, I’m usually not one who has trouble being decisive, especially when it comes to whether or not I like a bag. I look at them all day, every day, so the evaluation process happens pretty quickly. Despite that, I’m wavering over the new Louis Vuitton Garance Bag.
The Garance wasn’t a Fall 2015 runway piece, so I’m just seeing it now, after taking a little jaunt through Vuitton’s leather section on its website. The brand’s leather offerings have expanded a lot in the past few years, and it seems like every time I check, there’s at least one new bag hiding in there. Today, among others, was the Garance, which is currently available in three colors of smooth calf leather.
The duffel-style bag’s most interesting design feature is its handle attachments, which are in the shape of one of the motifs in Louis Vuitton’s famous monogram. The attachments, although tonal, take up much of the front surface of the bag, and they’re the thing that stops me from being fully on board here; I wish they were a little smaller, perhaps. On the other hand, I love the metal joints that cover the bag’s corners. Not only do they protect a point of wear, but they’re a beautiful little touch.
What say you? Let us know if you love this bag or would rather leave it.