A redesigned classic, the Chantilly lock bag stole my heart
Way back when I was barely old enough to walk to the drugstore by myself, I started obsessing over designer handbags and fashion as a whole. Like many bag lovers, my first premium designer bag crush was on the Louis Vuitton Speedy. When I finally got a Speedy of my own, it felt as if my bag-loving world was complete. Little did I know that one bag acquisition would start a whole other obsession that would one day turn into making fashion, and now handbags, my career. As I got older, my tastes began to change, and I started to steer away from Louis Vuitton’s classic monogram pieces and started lusting after other designers, too. However, when Nicolas Ghesquière signed on as artistic director back in 2013, LV starting finding its way back into my heart.
Recently, for its 40th anniversary, Ghesquière upgraded the Chantilly bag, with a redesigned padlock topping off Monogram reverse canvas and contrasting calf leather. This bag is stunning in the simplicity of its shape, yet with bold, distinctively Louis Vuitton features. Today we’ve got a close look at The Louis Vuitton Chantilly Lock Bag, and we think you’re going to like it as much as we do.
The Chantilly Lock is an ideal size for a day-to-night bag, which makes this a great piece to invest in. I love the juxtaposition of the reverse monogram canvas flap with the soft white calf leather, plus the traditional monogram canvas on the bag’s gusset. As you would expect from a Louis Vuitton piece, the bag is incredibly well-made. I love the gusseted bottom, which breaks the bag up into two separate, large compartments. Contrasting gold/silver hardware accents the bag, including the signature LV lock closure.
The bag is lined in microfiber, and there is also a back interior long slit pocket, as well as a smaller slit pocket, which would work to store an ID, or something of a similar size. While the bag can actually hold a decent amount of things, it won’t really fit anything that’s too bulky, as it would look over-stuffed. Sunglasses would need to be in a thin pouch, and a wallet wouldn’t really work here either, you would need to store cash/cards in a thin card case. Overall dimensions of The Chantilly Lock Bag are 7.9″ L x 7.7″ W x 2″ D. Retail is $2,290 via Louis Vuitton.
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