I was looking at my handbag collection the other day and I realized that most of my handbags are very “safe”. There are typical shapes you would expect, typical colors, and typical materials. I can’t say that my collection is boring, but the day I was looking at my bags I felt the need for some spice and pizazz amongst my bags. I bought a new Marc Jacobs bag recently (reveal to come this week) that is so loud and edgy, it will surely bring an immediate burst of energy into my collection. But I am craving more.

After I saw the Louis Vuitton Spring 2010 handbags and accessories at the LV boutique in Bal Harbour, I ordered two items. One is the colored fox tail that continues to be seen adorning the Spring bags. The other item I will not reveal, as it is one of the four bags I am having you vote on. But I am second guessing my choice and want your help. Help me decide which Louis Vuitton bag from the Spring 2010 collection will add more spunk and character to my collection.

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The contenders are:

1) Monogram Cheche Bohemian – This line is named after a protective garment which is worn over the head and neck. This line of bags shows off contrasted fabric and texture, with black on beige Monogramed jacquard with lurex and fluorescent threads.
Price: $2410
Size: 16.9″ x 13.4″ x 10.2″
Colors: Bleu, Rouge

2) Monogram Underground Messenger – This collection uses supple Monogram-embossed goat leather with additional pompoms and headphone cords.
Price: $3730
Size: 9.4″ x 12.6″ x 4.7″
Colors: Crème, Mastic

3) Monogram Denim Sunrise – Denim is back. This time LV brings us colorful ombre denim bags with bright contrast straps.
Price: US$2640
Size: 17.3″ x 14.2″ x 10.6″
Colors: Orange, Bleu

4) Monogram Denim Sunburst PM – This large shoulder bag features a fading blue denim with a hot pink shoulder strap and accents.
Price: $2800
Size: 15″ x 7.5″ x 7.5″
Colors: Vert, Bleu

Please vote to help me choose which bag to buy. And if you do not like any of the options, tell me what bag you think I should consider. Looking forward to seeing what you all think!

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  • Beth

    I chose option 4) because if you are trying to be riskier with your bags, I think it’s the riskiest and maybe the most contentious option. The combination of the denim fade and the bright pink strap make for a bold bag. I can’t decide if I like it or not. But I reckon it would look good in the Florida sun.

    • ahmad

      very nive

  • Jylian

    YUck>> Is LV kidding or what?? I mean.. Coach can do better then that by all mean. Sorry Coach lover but I would NOT wear a Coach or any of this LV bags: (

  • karly

    I picked 3 because it is the prettiest of them all. It looks big enough to carry the essentials. It has character and interest.
    Man do I wish I had a bank account like you! Woohoo! I LOVE purses! ♥

  • mary s

    non i love LV but these are hermes prices, which i feel should be reserved for hermes but thats me.

  • Kadeam

    assuming your bank account can take the hit i’d say number 2

    its seasonless and due to it’s neautral colour can be worn with just about everything
    definatly an investment piece

    on an unrelated issue megs
    invest in a victoria beckham dress
    im sure you would look DEVINE!

    • Her dresses are gorgeous! Thanks for the compliment :)

      I did just realize that the Underground bag is a whopping $3700…. That is pricey so I would have to be absolutely certain before buying :)

  • wgs

    does it have to be an “LV”? You use the word “typical” throughout this post… “typical shape, typical color, typical material”. if you want something to jazz up your bag collection, i wouldn’t be looking to purchase another LV…maybe you need a colored exotic of some sort?

    • I want a seasonal LV piece from this collection. I actually really like this collection!

      I do need a new exotic, don’t get me started wgs!!

      • cge

        I agree with wgs…if you’re looking to shake up your collection, I would look elsewhere. There are so many gorgeous bags on the horizon this spring/summer, and LV seems to be getting a bit too ubiquitous. I’ve been loving the Proenza Schouler bags I’m seeing from their runway collections for spring/summer 2010. You might also consider adding a new member to your growing Hermes family. Have you considered the Lindy or So Kelly? Perhaps in a fun color?

  • Chris

    Hi there,
    the fourth bag Denim Sunburst is cute, but the price for a denim bag is ridiculous.
    If you want something unusual, I would not look for a LV, but go for an unusual, but somehow classic designer. You seem to look for color, so I would look for
    Both handbags would look great with a pair of jeans and with a nice dress.

  • veveee

    definitely say number 2.
    the monogram isn’t overdoing the bag, and it’s useful for everyday use, and im loving the neutral color as well.

    number 1, is too flashy with the dark LV monogram — and i hate flashy bags screaming: “oh look yes this is LV, etc,” but then again it IS a louisvuitton.

    number 3 + 4, not a fan since it reminds me of tye-dye.. enough said.

    why not invest in one of the bold balenciaga colors megs? *drool

    • I NEED a BBag. The search continues – have a color from Balenciaga in mind?

      • veveee

        i havent looked at the spring colors yet, but my pick would be the electric yellow with gold hardware in giant part-time if you can find that.. it was from the one of the previous seasons so don’t know if you can still get it. but id definitely go with bright and bold BBag over LV!

        please post pics if you ever get your hands on one :)

      • cge

        Megs – What about the Balenciaga Neo Classic Besace bag? I think the shape would be great on you, and it’s a little different than the more popular Balenciaga styles.

  • Chris

    oops, I did not know that it has to be a LV…. well then… forget my other suggestion

  • Natalia

    Hi Megs,
    I just got the Cheche Bohemian in Blue and it’s absolutely stunning!! All the craftmanship that has gone into just producing the fabric is amazing. So my vote is 1).

    • I really like that – what does the outside material look/feel like??

    • shari

      i agree with natalia i just got number 1 n its amazing

      • ruby tuesday

        I got number 1 yesterday having spent ages looking at all of the new bags. Its definitely my favourite – looks more stunning than the photos.

  • 19yearslater

    Ooo, did you get the tweed MJ? Oh, right, wait for the reveal. I like number two. It’s really different but still usable.

  • Amanda R

    A real fox tail? Or is it just something called a fox tail?

    • chloehandbags

      Good question.

      Let’s pray it’s the latter…

  • Karin bag4bag

    I can’t say I’m thrilled about these LV choices.Though saw a picture of Elle McPherson with the LV Monogram Underground Messenger with an orange foxtail and it looked really good. To answer Amanda R, the fox tails are bright fluro colored fluffy attachments for the bag that can be taken on/off. Very fun for now! And you don’t have to have the tail when the trend dies.

  • Texashermes

    I would not buy any of them. I don’t believe any of them are special, thousands are produced, you will see yourself coming and going. Put the money towards expanding your Hermes collection which will retain its value . At the prices that LV is asking lately they should be more unique. I can no longer justify the prices for LV or Chanel any longer. At least Hermes retains its value.

  • haydee

    I pick the first one. It’s the only “simple” looking among the 4. I’m not really into this collection at all

  • jek

    I say no.2
    if you have the dinero…go get them….
    ppl with little, ppl with much…just enjoy…
    it is all to show off for yourself anyway….

  • An4

    I like 2) the most, the design is nice, it’s leather and I don’t mind investing into leather bags, so it gets my vote out of these four.
    #1 and #3 look interesting, but I think they’re overpriced.
    and #4 is just… well, to me it’s ugly, looks cheap and reminds me of the 80s jeans. all you need is big bleached hair and you’re all set to star in teen witch.
    vachetta and the pink detail were a good idea but combined with this denim color and design… just not working for me.

  • Tina Phan

    OMG…the new Louis Vuitton Artsy bag is so cute!! It’s perfect for the Boho chic chick with an edge and an extra $1400.00 laying around. Let me know what you think of the Artsy bag at http://www.phashionable.com!

  • Annie

    i think #2 looks really unique, especially the strap. it calls for attention.

  • atrophia

    Out of these, I like 2 the best, with 3 closely following. There’s something about the shape of 2 and the closure that I really like, aside from being a messenger, but the color and shape of 3 are really nice too, if a tad large for my tastes. I’m not really into totes, even though the color contrast on 1 is pleasing, but I don’t like 4 at all. It makes me think vintage Lesportsac, and not necessarily in a good way–give me something Tokidoki any day!

  • yuki

    Honestly? They all look pretty bad. If anything, I’d go for the 4th and change the hot pink strap to something more matching.

  • Jane

    333333 all the way. That sunrise color is to die. I am in love.

  • Al

    Wow, everyone is yapping about those prices? They are nowhere near Hermes but rather Chanel pre-2010 price increase :p

    I voted for 3.

  • Natalia

    Hi Megs,
    the material feels like some army-like cloth, you know the ones they used to make tents of (meaning robust) but super super soft. So although this is a big bag (and I’m rather petite), this bag totally adapts to your body. And the 3-D-effect with the stitching is awesome.
    Also, I forgot to tell you about the interior: in blue it just pops and instantly brightens your day. I LOVE IT! Waiting for the bag charm to arrive! Maybe it could also work with foxtail depending on the color.
    Best from Germany, Natalia

  • Roxana

    I would pick the 1st one. But it may be a bit on the ‘safe’ side again (I tend to do this too)
    After that I like the 3rd one. I like the warm color fading and it looks really roomy and practical and a nice everyday bag.
    IMO, the best option is return the fox tail and get these two :D

  • Jenna


    I really like the 3rd bag. I think the size will look great on your frame. I just don’t understand how LV is charging so much for fabric bags. They are gorgeous though!

    As for a Bal. I think its time you go for one! I tend to play it safe with bags too! I would go for Sang, the new red. I have a rouge VIF and Sang is similar, but not as bright. A great neutral that would work with a lot. If you want something out there, I would get a GGH city or part time. If not, the new Velo is AMAZING! I love the cross-body strap on it. I know you didn’t have a good experience last time you were here in NY at Bal, but my SA is a doll and will pick out the perfect bag for you!

  • Jessica

    LOVE #3. Absolutely gorgeous and the color is so in right now! Beautiful.

  • Mochababe73

    I loved number 2. It’s a perfect shape and size. It’s classic and can be worn year round without looking dated.

  • Handbag Lover

    #2 is FIRE!

  • Tiffany

    I love all of them, but if I were getting one for myself…I would get the Monogram Denim Sunrise! LOVE IT! I just saw it in the new issue of Glamour, on the shoulder of Victoria Beckham.

  • Nee

    go for the first one, the rest are fugly, in my humble opinion!

  • joce

    If I had to choose, it would be number 2. The others look like baby bags (for diapers and bottles)!!

    This collection reminds my of gucci from recent years…and that’s not a good thing >.<

  • SillyL

    Personally, I’m not feeling any of these bags. But I’d go with bag 2.
    I think you should put the money towards another H-bag or something! :D

  • melissa

    Megs I really like # 2, but boy is it pricey. However … I personally would rather pay for real goat leather than any amount for denim material. Aside from that #2 just speaks to me. I wish I could touch it … sigh.

  • cello.liza

    I wana buy Monogram Cheche Bohemian i love this bag.

  • Keepnit100

    Seriously..I think you need to go back to the drawing board…I love LV, but all four bags are boring especially considering the price tags!

  • lebaghag

    I voted for #2, I agree that the denim bags are astronomical in price! Love the foxtail that you bought, would look fab with #2..

  • scorpio

    Megs how about this bag from that collection

  • xoxo

    When I first saw #3 & #4 on the runway them they reminded me of the Coach Soho style of 2007-2008 and I have already gotten so bored of that style to not want to see it again. To pay these prices for a Soho bag??? I don’t like flap bags so I was considering selecting #2 but not anymore. I’d say #1 but I refuse to pay for such a gaudy bag.

    Sorry, LV’s Spring collection gets two thumbs down.

  • chloehandbags

    Sorry, I don’t like any of them, much – mainly due to the monogram and the vachetta (neither of which I’ve ever been a fan of).

    Out of the four, I’d probably go for number 3, if I had to, as the variegated effect is quite nice and the monogram is the least obvious.

    If it weren’t for the (really obvious) monogram, number 2 would be my first choice.

  • nancy haywire

    no3 GREEN

  • Shar

    Sorry but I dont like any if them. Too much money for these bags. If you want to spark up your collection check out the LV great new colors for spring in their monogram vernis collection. Just an idea.

  • dani_twotwo

    From these choices I would pick #1. I dont like the fading look on #3 and #4 because its a trend that will be over sometime soon.

    #2 is okay material and colour wise but its just not even cute/pretty. its just there, if you get my meaning. =S

    I think if you have enough to buy any of these bags, just get a exotic. or if your just going for bright colours, chanel’s classic flap bag in bright blue from cruise 2009/10 collection looks good:


  • Teri S

    I think the Cleche Bohemian is the standout IRL. The rest are very “typical” to me, reminiscent of bags offered by D&B 20 years ago only now in denim. I’m thinking about the Cleche Bo for myself. The drawback is that I think it looks more like a $1500 LV than a $2500 LV.

    One more thing. In the Ft Lauderdale boutique (NM) the blue leather trim on Cleche Bo looked like bright green, and the red looked like bright coral. Was that just the lighting?

  • NWK

    I have seen them and no 1 is beautiful, easy to use, and will not go out of style immediately, very nice for the summer season, but hurry they are running out fast….

  • speaking of…

    I love number 1!! I had emailed Megs about it and she responded soo quickly..I definitely want it and my husband is going to be so proud that i bought it *side eye* lols…oh LV u complete thee..thanks Megs for helping me find it…Krystal

  • ying marie

    This season I love Monogram Cheche Bohemian the most.

  • sharon

    I like No. 1! I think it looks classic yet modern, and user friendly!



    • Sha

      Can’t wait to buy the Artsy!!!

  • jill

    #1 and #3are my faves….i kinda want #1…heeeheee

  • karin

    i like them all so i am no help at all:( very pricey though!!

  • karen

    I am a big fan of Louis vuitton , but lately, I think he needs to wake up , and come out with better designs,

  • Elyse

    Megs, I think you made the right decision. I love the bag you chose! (fb)

  • Eric

    i’ll buy Monogram Cheche Bohemian it’s my style and taste-(fb)

  • April

    I might be wrong…but for me spring is chic, easy, happy.. and shiny…. the sunburst PM is like giving you a small springing globe in your shoulder, it rejuvenates..

  • hannah

    either 1 or 2 for me… but i dont think i’ll buy it – doesn’t justify the price tag. (fb)

  • Adrienne zedella

    i can’t even afford the key fob. fb

  • Joy

    they are not the price i expected to be
    but gorgeous!
    i voted for the 2nd one
    btu i really like the first and second one!
    hope u decided!
    and agreed to ^ above comment :(

  • Adrienne Zedella

    i’ll take either one (fb)

  • Rachel Tiller

    I am kind of digging the denim – and I am shocking myself with it (fb)

  • sunny

    I like the Bohemian one. It is different from traditional and typical.

  • beanyce126

    i chose number 3 bc seems its to be room and versatile. (ipad)

  • Mirtza

    I love the number 1, its really cute.