Louis Vuitton may not be known for their small array of exotic handbags, but they should not be ignored. One of the most exciting parts of visiting our favorite Louis Vuitton boutique at the Bal Harbour shops in Miami is seeing what exotic bags they have on display. I have never owned one but I have always coveted them. And why wouldn’t I? Some of the most classic Louis Vuitton designs are re-vamped in exotic skin touches, adding an extra level of allure and luxury.

Right now the Louis Vuitton Python Artsy is luring me. Available in both gris and noir, the Artsy is a double threat because of its classic hobo shape and design.

When it comes to python skin, I prefer a monotone color rather than the natural look. It helps let the design speak for itself versus the skin trying to speak for the bag. Python skin is not everyone’s favorite exotic, and that is completely understandable. But Louis Vuitton uses a very high end skin that feels both durable and luxurious.

While the Louis Vuitton monogram at times is too logo-y for many, it is perfect on the Artsy. The iconic logo is stamped into the bag, which adds dimensionality with a classic touch. The only aspect I am concerned with is how long the shoulder drop is. A major pet peeve of mine is a bag that sits too snug on my shoulder, so I hope that the shoulder drop gives ample room. Buy via Louis Vuitton for $8550.

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