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The Louis Vuitton Ellipse Bag is Back

Revived from the archives...

The archival revival trend shows absolutely no signs of slowing down, with brands continuing to dip into their archives for inspiration. Sometimes a revival is given a slight update to modernize the silhouette, and other times a re-issue is truly like taking a step back in time. Louis Vuitton is one of many brands that continues to explore its vast archives to revive some of its most popular silhouettes of the past.

What’s old continues to become new again, and Nicolas Ghesquière is well aware of the power of a good classic. Today, we’re taking a look at the latest design from the Maison that’s making an epic comeback, and handbag lovers of the 90s and early 2000s are about to unearth some major nostalgia.

A Blast from the Past

The Louis Vuitton Ellipse bag was released in 1997, and it was produced for an entire decade before being discontinued in the late 2000s. Given the name Ellipse for its oval shape, the silhouette is defined by its rounded body, flat base, and Vachetta piping. The original design came in various sizes and was also released in Damier Ebene.

The Monogram version was the most highly sought-after, and Louis Vuitton aficionados should not be surprised by this revival, as last year, it inspired the Tenis-inspired Ellipse BB from Pre-Fall 2022. But for 2023, the original is back. We’re talking about the Louis Vuitton Ellipse PM in Monogram canvas.

Described as a rare archive model, the new Ellipse PM is modernized with the addition of a zippered front pocket and a removable/adjustable strap for crossbody wear. Its size is perfect for everyday use, offering dimensions of 11″ x 8.3″ x 3.1″. The perfect combination of vintage meets contemporary, the revived Ellipse PM will delight Louis Vuitton fans both new and old. Purchase via Louis Vuitton for $2,510, or head on over to the resale market to snag the original.

Louis Vuitton Ellipse PM

Louis Vuitton Ellipse PM
via Louis Vuitton

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