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A Look Into The Magical World Of Louis Vuitton Exotics

We spent the morning in a Louis Vuitton dream world seeing one-of-a-kind, rare bags

Last week during Art Basel Miami, Louis Vuitton opened up an extraordinary space to showcase its exotic bags for a client event. Vlad and I were able to check it out for ourselves, and let’s just say this was one of those dreamy moments where you are not only surrounded by gloriously beautiful bags but also in a setting that feels like its out of a movie.

The exotic collection was showcased on the 4th floor (which is typically not open) at Louis Vuitton’s Miami Design District store. With cascading plants lining the walls, a grass floor, and bags floating from clear swings against the wall, a Louis Vuitton dream became reality with popular styles like the Capucines and Petite Malle in a range of exotic finishes sprinkled throughout.

There was a standout at the event, the a one-of-a-kind Louis Vuitton Capucines BB in Crocodile Porosus Skin with over 5ct of diamonds. This bag was a sight to behold, with Bleu Canard shiny crocodile which is a rich blue hue, teal in color, which shows off the skin well and highlights the gold hardware and diamond accents. Both yellow gold and white gold hardware with a weight of around 225g adorned the bag and a top it on the LV closure are approximately 275 diamonds.

The 10 baguette cut diamonds had a total weight of around 2ct while the 265 brilliant cut diamonds that added the intense glimmer and shine added the other 3ct of diamonds. When it comes to diamonds on a bag, most think of Hermès, but after seeing this bag I will never forget it.

On top of that, an Artisan was there to share a demonstration on the making of the Petite Malle Crocodile from the Louis Vuitton Atelier in Paris. Working as a craftsman since he was 17 years old, clients were able to discuss the making of the Petite Malle (which takes 100+ pieces and a very precise hand to mount and create the bag). Though there were tons of bags to view, Louis Vuitton offers MADE TO ORDER where you can choose among a range of 25 colors and 6 shapes in crocodile for a custom bag that will be produced for you in France.

The newest shape introduced into the market during the event was the Louis Vuitton Milla, an ultra-luxe, ladylike bag with hardware and details inspired by features of original Louis Vuitton trunks.

Louis Vuitton always does color well, and when it comes to exotics it is no different. From bright hues that immediately catch your attention to classic black, there was every color of the rainbow atop each bag being shown. Matte skins were also used along with tricolore tie dye and metallic finishes. Though the event in Miami is over, many of the pieces are still on sale. To inquire, call 866.VUITTON.


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  1. Master Green Avatar
    Master Green

    The Petite Boite Chapeau is stunning in croc.

    1. Megs Mahoney Dusil Avatar

      I KNOW! It really was glorious!

  2. Biogirl Avatar

    Gorgeous! So glad you could share this experience with us!

    1. Megs Mahoney Dusil Avatar

      So glad we could too!

  3. ahhhsoneo Avatar

    i love you guys, i really do, but this read like a LV press release and NOT a post by a well seasoned blogger.

    1. Megs Mahoney Dusil Avatar

      What do you think is lacking? I thought there was a lot of interesting information to share that I didn’t want to leave out. It wasn’t a press release, wrote it all myself – but without the details the post would be lacking some interesting information!

  4. Madame1 Avatar

    Wow. Beautiful colors. At least you wont see these bags over saturated as you walk down the streets in major cities.

  5. Timothy Avatar

    Now let’s hope they can cut a canvas symmetrically. That’s definitely way harder than making a croc bag.

    1. Candee Avatar

      What, I’m sorry, but I don’t understand your comment?

  6. Sarah Avatar

    These are beautiful bags but even more stunning photos! Bravo team Purseblog!

  7. ?4ladyfox Avatar

    Oh, how I love that teal green Carribean blue color! The cappichino one is to die for, too! So, so elegant. Thank you for sharing this with us! Us ladies close to the Northwest Canadian border don’t have the opportunity up here, to see such glorious gems as these, & I love whenever you share rare & exclusive bags of ANY designer with us. Keep it coming, please!?

  8. FashionableLena Avatar

    The hot pink Capucines is calling my name. Unfortunately, my wallet is saying, “No, ma’am.” Goodness, that is beautiful.

  9. Jerri R Avatar
    Jerri R

    Imagine grabbing “the a one-of-a-kind Louis Vuitton Capucines BB in Crocodile Porosus Skin with over 5ct of diamonds” for a quick trip to pick up some forgotten ingredient for a casserole dinner

    1. L W Avatar
      L W

      ? oh yes!

  10. Giselle Avatar

    Was this where all exotics went with nothing left for Chanel?! Stunning bags, that multicolor is calling my name.

  11. psny15 Avatar

    what a cool experience megs! thanks for sharing

  12. lovemydoggies Avatar

    Megs, so happy for you that you could have this delightful experience! Thx for sharing it with us.

  13. Vicky Avatar

    I wish I could see those petite Malle. 🙂

  14. Ming Avatar

    Meanwhile Chanel will no longer produce its highly coveted exotic skin bags.
    Louis Vuitton?

  15. our ruo Avatar
    our ruo

    I love this Exotics leather bag and if I can afford it I would buy it surely it’s so so so beautiful, amazing!

  16. J wang Avatar
    J wang

    The Rodeo Drive LV store has some insanely gorgeous exotic bags! I had the pleasure of ogling some newly arrived one of a kind exotics recently and it was so fun! The petite boite is adorable and they had a bright yellow one with a greenish tinted section in the center, omg I would totally buy it if it didnt cost $35k, lol. My eye drew me immediately to one of the most expensive bags in the store, sigh.

  17. Janaki Subramanyam Avatar
    Janaki Subramanyam

    Love this post Megs. Those bags are amazing.