Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas is one of the most iconic things in all of accessories, right along with Chanel‘s chain straps or the Hermès Birkin’s belted closure. It’s become that way for a handful of reasons that aren’t hard to figure out: it’s distinctive but neutral, and the material itself is well nigh indestructible with normal use. It also helps that it’s the default material for some of handbag history’s most famous bags, from the Speedy to the Neverfull. What often doesn’t get enough credit, though, are the other versatile ways in which the brand uses its most famous resource.
Vuitton’s Monogram never entirely dipped out of popular favor, of course, but recently, fashion tastemakers have embraced it in a way they haven’t since the mid-2000s. Yesterday, I spotted a photo of former Paris Vogue editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld out and about in NYC with some LV monogram, and you really don’t get more proof than that of a look’s resurgence. Odds are, though, you’re already familiar with the most popular ways to incorporate LV monogram into your bag wardrobe, but you might not have seen some of the newer or more fashion-forward ways the brand is using its print under designer Nicolas Ghesquiere. A lot of them are great, though, and they totally deserve some love!
We picked out 12 beyond-the-basics monogram bags we really like, and you can check them all out below.