It seems as though our readers’ interest in and opinions of Louis Vuitton handbags are nearly unending, so when I saw a pictures of a select few of the brand’s Fall 2010 handbags, I couldn’t wait to share my favorite with you: the Louis Vuitton Cuir Grainé Doctor’s Bag.

It was clear as soon as the brand’s Fall/Winter 2010 show hit the runway that the collection’s tone was to be much more subdued and mature than the neon foxtail charms and graffiti-layered monogram that has characterized the Vuitton aesthetic as of late, but seeing one of the show’s key bags in such stark relief hammers the point home. These are not your grandmother’s Louis Vuitton bags, but the two eras might have a few things in common.

This bag might look like a bit of a throwback, but as long as you don’t pair it with an outfit made entirely of 50s-appropriate garb, there’s no reason that it can’t look sophisticated and modern. The midcentury look is going to be huge for fall, and a handbag is a great way to incorporate the idea without having it take over your entire wardrobe – there’s no need to leave the house wearing a Mad Men costume (but if you want to, go right ahead).

Soft, smooth leather are the obvious attraction on this bag, and the limited hardware and lack of external pockets and zippers makes the muted color really stand out in a way that it might not on another bag. The neo-Speedy shape is a Louis Vuitton classic, and they’ve done an admirable job of updating it for people that may not have cottoned to the brand’s offerings from the pervious several seasons.

The pricing information for this bag isn’t available yet because it won’t hit stores until the end of the summer, but when we know more, so will you. If I had to guess, I’d guess $2500-$3500.

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  • laura

    Oooh! Now this I love!!! Nice color, smooth leather, gold accents! Love it! (fb)

  • Tamee

    So smart and chic looking! And best of all, NO LOGOS!!! Yay!!! (fb)

  • Debbie

    I love the color but not my style. And for the price where is the LV logo? (FB)

  • ad

    ok, good try. but please try again. the bag is not working with me… (fb)

  • Melody

    i love it! simple yet chic! im not a LV fan but this bag does appeal to me quite abit =D (fb)

  • gpc

    This may be the one and only LV I would ever consider buying, but the craftsmanship is going to have to impeccable. Sans logo is so refreshing!

  • Debbie

    Not worth the (estimated) price in my opinion. (fb)

  • hect

    i love it it gives me more of a bottega vibe but i do love it very classic grey reminicent of the toile trianon in grey with the brass hardware very nice i truly love it.

  • BLynnT

    This one is just boring for me. No thanks (fb)

  • Sher77

    Very chic.

  • Marian

    I’ m not loving it (fb)

  • Amy

    Looks pretty classy. (fb)

  • marian t

    love the color definitely not my style! (fb)

  • Karen

    I’m not loving this one either. Just a little too forgettable for my taste. (fb)

  • Pat

    This does kinda look like a throwback to me and I think that’s why I like it. (fb)

  • mc

    I think it is missing just a little something – no not a logo, thank goodness, wish they did more bags without feeling the need to plaster their logos all over it, we get it, we know who you are.

    I quite like the bag though, albeit just a fraction bland, but it’s stylish, the colour is lovely and of course as it’s been mentioned just needs to be teamed with the right clothing to work.

    • Stacy

      Truer words were never spoken. I agree with you completely. (fb)

  • Connie

    Simple and elegant. (fb)

  • Monique

    Guess I’m in the minority because I hate that color. (fb)

  • Sarah

    They showed this bag on the runways in some exotic colors that we divine in crocodile!

  • Gelynn

    Very classy! (fb)

  • robyn

    It’s okay but not my style…..(fb)

  • Lizzie

    This looks a little old lady, but its nice.

  • mommaoh

    Love the look of the bag – absolutely chic. My only hangup with this type of bag is that the functional element. If you have this over your arm – isn’t it a bit of a hassle to get in and out of your bag if say…you had a coffee, bag, baby, etc in the other? It just seems too ladylike and not functional in a modern sense.

    • Mama M

      I agree. My Mom had this type of bag, and she used to sit it on something when she had to open it. The color is beautiful, but the bag reminds me of Tippi Hedren in “The Birds” with her mink coat and gloves. Not for me.

  • Claire

    I love the color! I agree it may be hard to get in and out of though. But then again, I think anything that isn’t a tote is too tough to get in and out of. (fb)

  • covertanjou

    VERY expensive…I am not a fan of LV bags. (fb)

  • Natalie

    I do like the coffee-cream color of this! Not sure if I just like one handle on a Dr. bag like this one though. Maybe if there were more views on this one I Might change my mind :) (fb)

  • Nee

    i’m afraid i also hate the colour. Otherwise, it seems like an interesting choice for LV, very understated.

  • Rosanna

    I love everything about this! The color, the style, the gold details, it’s great! (fb)

  • savannah

    Im usually not a fan of LV, but I love this! the colour, the shape!!! very classy. (fb)

  • Joy

    i am loving this bag!!! its gorgeous
    reminds me of the fendi bags that look like this.. kinda :)

  • Valentina

    I love it, it reminds me of my mother and I would absolutely buy it, for me or her. (fb)

  • Shelly

    I love it, its so classic (fb)

  • Jacqueline

    This reminds me of Miu Miu (fb)

  • Donna C.

    I don’t know. I think it’s a bit too serious and plain for my liking. Maybe it’s the color…

  • Florence

    its too plane….ill pass on this…(fb)

  • Florence

    sorry…*too PLAIN NOT PLANE, hahaha! (fb)

  • Kate

    I definitely agree about it being too plain, its not offensive but its not nice

  • mochababe73

    I love it. I wonder if it will come in other colors. A deep blue-red would be perfect for me.

    • mochababe73

      I forgot. (fb)

  • Shine

    This bag is definitely a must have, its a good investement considering that this will be good in a casual dressy wear, like a floral print soft fabric polo shirt, then paired it with a denim skirt, add drama with a peep toe heels, this bag can pull off any look that you have. This is a must have bag.. beleive me, every season this will last.(fb)

  • Shine

    it will be good in almost anything and everything.. (fb)

  • mika

    it will look good on my mother. as for me i’ll wait till i reached that certain age. its classy though (fb)

  • Kate

    Can’t imagine myself using it but it looks sophisticated and classy.

  • ginny

    it looks a bit…blah (fb)

  • Nil

    LOVEEE it. I guess we will be seeing alot of this during the upcoming fashion weeks!

  • Tiff Chao

    I’m not sure about this one. It’s a bit plain and masculine for my taste. (fb)

  • Urooj

    I like it!

  • Melissa

    I like it too. Simple & classic!

  • Sheryl

    oh yummy!! (fb)

  • Mattie

    LOVE! (fb)

  • kc

    i really like this… maybe not this color tho

  • Becko

    not special enough :( for what it is if that makes sense (fb)

  • ;;

    i love it and that color, but i really can’t afford it now. -sigh-

  • Rachel

    I’ve been looking for a chic classic bag for work and this looks perfect! I wonder what the size is though? (fb)

  • Charity

    I LOVE it! Usually don’t like the gaudiness of LV, but this is so classy. (fb)

  • anna

    its LV so it doesnt really matter if its ugly,plain or something…poeple will buy it=)fb

  • Ashley

    LOVE. So chic and luxurious looking! (fb)

  • Valerie

    not for me! (fb)

  • Natasha

    love it, but it’ll be too much, rather get a chanel (fb)

  • Kiwishopper

    It’s so different! (fb)

  • Lily

    it’s a bit plain for LV… its a classic shape, but not classy though (fb)

  • Janet

    Clean, classic, simple, elegant….now give it a funky color and then you’ll really have something!!

  • Brenda Cervantes

    It’s nice, but it’s not for me. (fb)

  • Manda

    It’s classic but rather boring. (fb)

  • Choy

    I think the bag is versatile, can be matched with formal and casual look. The slight slouchyness gives me a nice feminine touch. I’m not be fan of LV but I won’t flaw this bag either. It’s very a classic, staple bag. I like it. It’ll be nice to see whether it will come in difference sizes. I love chocolate brown bags so this colour is perfect. (fb)

  • AimeeR

    I am not loving this bag. Maybe in a different color? (fb)

  • amai

    not crazy about the color but love the shape…elegant! (fb)

  • Nola

    This is *definitely* my grandmother’s LV.

  • Roxanna

    I like this collection better, but I’m not loving it. (fb)

  • JJ

    I kinda like this bag. I like that it’s LV without screaming LV. It reminds me of the YSL Muse II. I absolutely LOVE the color. (fb)

  • Kadri

    with this bag, i actually would not understand, whether its high class or retro. (fb)

  • Cathy

    You know, since I’m backing away from “trendy” and going purely for classic in my handwear (is that a word? It should be!), this would fit nicely on the top shelf of my closet. (fb)

  • Karin bag4bag

    It is nice but I could never justify the price (unfortunately) (fb)

  • Amber

    I love the color, just wish there was some texture to the leather.

  • Jane

    i like it but it’s not love at first sight definitely not enough “wow” factor for me to even consider plunking 2 grand for the bag. (fb)

  • Lianne

    I’m not crazy about flap bags when the handle is basically attached to the flap. It makes it awkward trying to find your wallet or keys while on the move. It looks nice, though. (fb)

  • Jennifer

    I am actually not craz about this bag. I agree that I to do not like how the handle is on the flap. (fb)

  • Keri

    I love the look; I love the color. :) Wish I could afford another LV! (fb)

  • kacee

    funny, i’ve never cared for lv but, call me crazy, i kinda dig this one. (fb)

  • Cate

    It’s ok–little boring in this color. I’d like it in a bright color to update the look a bit. (fb)

  • Alanna

    i actually think that’s pretty ugly (fb)

  • yan

    love it but doesn;t seem to represent LV

  • Sheri

    Nice but not for me (fb)

  • Ashley Allen

    oooh would go nice with white coat. (fb)

  • Nikki

    It looks like it’s made for working women. (fb)

  • Tanyus

    simple and elegant. Love it! (fb)

  • lala

    Nice and elegant,nothing special though.

  • Sofia Nolan

    it does look like a doctor`s bag! :) very cute, wasn`t expecting anything else from them.

  • FJ

    simple but not for me

  • Tiff Chao

    This would be perfect for work. (fb)

  • justa9url

    I think I love everything about it. I’ve always wanted a doctor’s bag. The colour is almost perfect – it’s old and new at the same time. (fb)

  • JennMSU

    i like the simplicity! more colors would be nice. (fb)

  • Kayla

    Fabuous! You can’t beat louis vuitton’s quality or their style!

  • Caroline

    YUMMY! Not overdone, very classy…..

  • Bagolicious

    Love it! It doesn’t scream Vuitton.

  • MizzJ

    This is such a different style for LV, I would almost guess it to be a Hermes before thinking it was LV! Nice way to keep us guessing MJ. It’s a bit too plain for me, although I like the extreme structure, but it’s definitely better than those fox tails!

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  • Jocephine

    A different look for LV. (fb)

  • kl

    Definitely not my type, and I wonder how many would buy this LV bag. (fb)

  • sara

    i’m not even an LV fan and i like this bag!

  • abitnerdy

    Oh I love it! LV news is ALWAYS welcomes ;D (fb)

  • Adrienne Zedella

    nice bag (fb)

  • Adrienne Zedella

    sturdy (fb)

  • Deborah Curran

    I usually post comments on facebook – just realized that I’m posting on bags twice. While I love LV bags I’m not a fan of this one. Just doesn’t do anything for me. I need more detail or a better color. (fb)

  • Adrienne Zedella

    nicelymade (fb)

  • faith24

    granny bag. the style, the color, everything about it is too old fashioned (fb)

  • lv handbags

    LV handbags are fatastic..

  • kotani

    i love my LV handbags so much

  • Monique

    It’s Wednesday. I’m hopeful about the Linea Pelle giveaway! (fb)

  • Jocelyn

    It’s cute but I’d like it better with a 2nd strap to make it longer. (fb)

  • bagsoutlet

    Louis Vuitton are so cute ……