Did you know one of Louis Vuitton’s most popular day bags was actually designed first for Coco Chanel?

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  • Kate

    I love LV. Thanks for this great post!

  • AshleyG

    Visually, this must be favorite LV post yet! And the facts were great too!

  • laura

    Love this post. Fact #5 is very interesting… I have used my Neverfull to carry a bottle of wine once or twice but 5 bottles of champagne… wow… I need to buy a Noe.

  • PJGambler

    Love the history summation-thanks for this blog!

  • Y Ajayi

    Not a fan of LV but this was an interesting read. Thank you

  • Gigi

    I love this!! Now, to get my hands on a backpack..

  • Lisa

    Wonderful post — thanks for sharing some LV history!

  • TexasST

    Love this post, would enjoy history lessons on other brands as well!

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  • Averil

    Love this article!

  • Sparkletastic

    Fascinating. Thanks for sharing.

  • Yoshi1296

    Wow I didn’t know about the Speedy and the Alma origins! Super cool!

  • Anika

    Love this post, very interesting – thanks for sharing! Could someone please help identify the bags in slides 1 and 7?

    • oui

      I think slide number 1 is Vivienne without the short strap
      and number 7 is the Louise

  • Sara

    This article explains my love for Speedy & Noe. Obsessed forever.

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  • nps

    very cool! More of these please!

  • Love this! My Alma is probably my second favorite bag, very ladylike!

  • Maybell

    Love this thank you. I would love to see pics of 1970s 1980s LV. including French company bags. People seem to love them or NOT. most people believe that the bags made during this period are not authentic. (Including eBay authentication internal team staff) No date codes, no heat stamps, no serial numbers, no vachetta leather, the hardware is funky. I’d love for you to educate these people. Especially now that that groovy flavor style is in. News flash ……Louis Vuitton did not start making luggage and bags in 1999. Thank you for your article!!!

  • hectorrobertocontrerasmiranda

    That’s not the origin of the Alma. It’s like saying that the Dora and the Alma is the same, they are cousins. Gabrielle did order a bag that then was rediscovered in the archives and then was adapted to a slightly different shape called the Squire that in the 90’s became the Alma as we know it today and then in 2014 M. Ghesquiere brought back a yet again modified version of the Squire as the Dora which can in fact be a concealed homage to the original bag of that Coco ordered since it came in the three of the favorite color of Chanel (Bleu marine, rouge et Beige) with a matelasse pattern, cleverly intertwining Vuitton heritage with Gabrielle signatures and the even the colors of the French flag. But Gabrielle did not create the Alma and never carried one since the Alma only appeared 20 years after Mlle. death. It also bothers me that Angelina carries one in By The Sea so prominently when you the movie takes place in the 70’s. Sorry for this since there’s already a few thread in the forum explaining the origin of the bag.
    Amanda I’ve always liked you and your posts but please keep up the with your info

    • Sandra

      Thanks so much for the history and flavor. SJS

    • M Green

      The matelassé pattern is also the pattern inside historic LV trunks.

  • DJSantaFe

    Wrong Napoleon! Eugenie de Montijo was the wife of Napoleon III, the nephew and heir of Napoleon Bonaparte.

    • Aurore de La Gorce

      Actually, they were both called Napoleon Bonaparte, so it is both correct and incorrect, since we (in France) refer to the 1st Napoleon as Napoleon Bonaparte and to his nephew as Napoleon III (the third).

  • SPA

    Love the post! I always wonder how LV makes the Epi leather so durable, may be a post explaining a bit about the processing of these leathers? Thanks!

    • M Green

      It’s just dyed and coated leather, texturized, and coated again.

  • H

    The origin of Monogram is not correct, I’m sorry to say. Vuitton’s son, created the Monogram as an homage to his father. Louis has never seen the iconic monogram.


    Coco Chanel’s original model was the Squire, and she also carried the Malesherbes, which was made for her. The Speedy was actually created in the 1930s, and was one of the first modern daytime bags. As for the Audrey Hepburn scenario, it stands that due to her delicate proportions, she asked if a smaller model could be produced as a Beau Commande (special order, as such) – and the Speedy 25 was born, not the Speedy in General…

    • M Green

      “Beau Commande” ??? Something is wrong here.

  • Such a great and informative post!

  • Sparky

    Interesting post!
    Am I the only person who doesn’t like the Speedy? Moment you pick it up it deflates in the middle and completely looses its shape.


    Louis Vuitton’s nice brand.

  • Welt Rogg

    The most ugly design. For imbeciles and victims of brainless fasion,

  • Welt Rogg

    The most ugly design. For imbeciles and victims of brainless fasion. And for stupid wh*res.