We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but this morning, that’s exactly what we have to be. This is the kind of news you want to know as soon as possible, though, so that you have enough time to adjust, make your plans and complete any purchases that you were contemplating. Yep, we’re talking about a Louis Vuitton price increase. After the jump, we have all the info and a few suggestions of what you should scoop up before everything gets more expensive.

In the grand scheme of price increases, this one really isn’t that big of a deal. Mizhattan reports that on April 16, prices on your favorite Vuitton goodies will jump 3-5%, which is nowhere near the jumps that labels like Hermes and Chanel have made in the last six months. On top of that, Vuitton’s prices have been stable for over a year with no increases, so it’s hard to work up any self-righteous rage over this particular move. Luxury price increases are like death and taxes – unavoidable, entirely expected and somewhere between mildly and incredibly unpleasantly. This one’s pretty mild.

Louis Vuitton fans have a choice to make in the next five days: Buy now or pay the increased prices later? If you choose the former, this is what we’d suggest you go for…

I’ve officially reached fangirl status over the Louis Vuitton Sophia Coppola Satchel PM, and since it’s one of Vuitton’s more expensive bags to begin with, any price increase will affect it proportionally more. Buy through Louis Vuitton for $3950.

If you’re looking for an all-season bag that’s not boring black or tan, check out this ivory Louis Vuitton Lumineuse PM. Concerned about getting it dirty? This style also comes in several other colors of Empreinte leather. Buy through Louis Vuitton for $2530.

Everyone loves the Louis Vuitton Neverfull, and in bright, crisp Damier Azur, this bag is the perfect warm-weather carryall. Buy through Louis Vuitton for $870.


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