I used to spend a lot of time exploring my mom’s purses, finding my favorite items and putting some of my own in for her to carry. One of my favorite items I loved from both my mom’s and grandma’s purses was their lipstick cases. Although simple, I loved taking their lipstick out and figuring out what other small items of mine could fit inside. A googly eye, a gem, a rock from outside, my Barbie’s sunglasses and one of her rollerskates constantly made its way into their small cases.

Fast forward to today, where the new lipstick case on every fashion lover’s mind is from Louis Vuitton. The incredibly buzzed about, and already sold out, Louis Vuitton Lipstick Case gathered inspiration from delicate makeup cases from the 1920s. Louis Vuitton designed it as a mini cylinder that can be worn as a necklace (I couldn’t pull that off but I dig the idea of someone else doing so), a crossbody accessory (to really showcase that less is more), or adorned to a larger bag.

The outside cylinder is covered with classic monogram canvas with a small trunk lock closure. The gold metal chain is long enough to wear it multiple ways and the top of the case features an engraved LV Circle. Available both in the classic monogram colorway and the monogram reverse canvas with silver-colored hardware and chain, this mini item quickly became one of the most talked about Louis Vuitton pieces upon its release. Price is $1,390.

We wanted to see what else fit inside of the case, aside from the obvious lipstick. If you get crafty and think tiny, you can make this case work for you. Cash is a no-brainer, a little treat or two fits inside as well, and other small beauty items. Coins? Sure. A slim key? Yep. A handful of gummy bears? Yum and yes. The mini possibilities are endless but if you want to use the case as intended, a classic lipstick fits perfectly well too.

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