I was thinking about brands that are popular but that I don’t cover that much anymore, and Louis Vuitton came to mind. Like many others, my first high-end designer bag was from the brand, and it was the tiny Wapity Clutch (which I still own and still adore). Over the years, I picked up a few limited edition pieces, but I started to pull away from the brand and toward others.
Louis Vuitton is most known for its monogram canvas, and while it has tried to distance itself from some of its most popular bags, it seems the people have spoken and Monogram may be making a comeback for the brand in a decidedly up-market way. The first monogram bag I’ve liked from the brand in quite a while is the Louis Vuitton Pallas.
The majority of the Pallas bag is the Monogram canvas, but the interior of the bag has colored calf leather peeking out, giving it a very distinctive look. There’s a smaller crossbody version, the Pallas BB, which is, of course, the version I like best. The interior is more luxe than other LV bags, with microfiber lining. The price is also much higher, which seems to be the norm for LV in general now. There isn’t much more to this bag; it’s a great size, it has an adjustable shoulder strap, and it’s all about the Monogram.
I’m kind of surprised I like this bag as much as I do, but I guess I’ll always have a soft spot for the iconic monogram canvas, and, truth be told, no one does a monogram quite like Louis Vuitton does. The larger size is $2,490 via Louis Vuitton and the BB is $2,260.