The Louis Vuitton City Steamer Bag

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Louis Vuitton has served up some great bags as of late. Rapid recall of a few of our favorites: TheDora, The Garance, and The Petite Malle. PurseBop even speculates that the Louis Vuitton Capucinescould reach classic status.

Today, we excitedly introduce a new LV bag with some promising potential: The Louis Vuitton City Steamer

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History and Specs

The Louis Vuitton City Steamer first appeared in the Cruise 2016 runway show and received lots of hype immediately after its debut. The City Steamer finally arrived in stores at the beginning of this month, and the buzz still hasn’t stopped. What’s all this talk about? The LV City Steamer just looks a little too familiar…some may say, very Birkin-esque. Before you can decide whether you’re yay or nay on the Birkin similarities, let’s take a closer look…

The City Steamer is a modernized version of LV’s original steamer luggage bag. The bag is very structured and roomy, which make it very functional for carrying travel essentials and other business documents. Adding to the travel element of City Steamer, the bag features an engraved padlock in the center and an embossed luggage tag. Other functional features include a double zip enclosure and a detachable shoulder strap. The City Steamer comes in 3 different sizes, PM, MM, and GM.

Creative director, Nicolas Ghesquiere seemed to carefully design the City Steamer with a clear purpose in mind. Overall, the City Steamer is very sleek, minimalistic, and appropriately functional. The exterior details that are present don’t detract from the bag’s silhouette. The handles have the same attachments as the Dora bag and the gold padlock dangles elegantly from the middle. With various sizes and leather options, the LV City Steamer can hold its own in daytime or evening occasions.

Louis Vuitton City Steamer Prices

Style Price in USD
Louis Vuitton City Steamer PM $3,550
Louis Vuitton City Steamer MM $4,100
Louis Vuitton City Steamer GM $4,400
Louis Vuitton City Steamer Studded PM $5,750

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City Steamer vs. Birkin

From first glance, the City Steamer may scream “Birkin”especially if you focus on the gold padlock. However, as far as the silhouette itself, if the City Steamer does mimic the Birkin, it only does so innocuously. The bag’s rectangular shape is fairly common as seen by the structured bag trend this year. It’s hard to decide whether we should have a grievance with the gold padlock or not. Instead of asking “Does the City Steamer look too much like the Birkin?”, a better question to ask is: “Is the City Steamer special enough for us?”

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The verdict is up to you: LV City Steamer – YAY OR NAY?

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LOUIS VUITTON SEGUR BAG

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The Louis Vuitton Segur Bag is oozing with so much style, you’ll never want to part ways with it…ever! Sleek lines and graceful curves bring this Monogram baby back to life, and since we know how much you love this kind of canvas, we’re giving it to you straight!

Measuring 15” x 12.6” x 8.7” inches (L x H x W), this coated Monogram canvas tote is made with only the finest natural cowhide leather that’s such a joy to maintain. You can use it for years on end, and it will still have that timeless appeal (with proper care and storage, of course). It is also adorned with golden color metallic pieces which provide a beautiful contrast against the leather background. It also has a removable shoulder strap, allowing you to wear it in whatever fashion you’d want. Inside, it has a flat inside pocket and two smartphone pockets, giving you all the avenues for organization. Now that’s a great deal!

For $1,990 USD or €1,350 EUR, you can get your very own Segur Bag via Louis Vuitton online boutique.

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LOUIS VUITTON STUDDED MONTAIGNE BAG

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Louis Vuitton Studded Montaigne MM Bag
Size: 13” x 9.1” x 5.9” inches (L x H x W)
Price: $4,050 USD, €2,980 EUR

Perfect studs, eh? We’ve got something in the bag for you, girls! Presenting, the Louis Vuitton BB Studded Montaigne Bag, another sleek piece that’s good to go anytime. How can you not adore this chic bag for business with a rock ‘n’ roll edge (as cited by the brand itself)? It has so much room for all your stuff, while still being able to accommodate all of your style needs, guaranteed!

READ: Louis Vuitton Monogram Montaigne Bag

This Monogram Empreinte-embossed cowhide piece is surely one that’ll keep you excited – it is adorned with silver studs, giving it an edgy vibe. Also, it comes with a shoulder strap which allows you to carry it with your hands or shoulders. Inside, it has a central interior zipped compartment with padlock signature, two wide interior functional compartments, a double smartphone pocket and a large flat pocket – if that’s not enough for you, then we don’t know what is!

Get your very own Montaigne Bag now via Louis Vuitton online.

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Louis Vuitton Studded Montaigne BB Bag
Size: 11.4” x 11.8” x 5.1” inches (L x H x W)
Price: $3,500 USD, €2,580 EUR

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This Tote is Louis Vuitton’s Most Expensive Leather Handbag Ever

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During my most recent perusal of Louis Vuitton’s new arrivals on the brand’s website, I came across something that shocked even me: a crocodile version of the beautiful new Louis Vuitton City Steamer Bag, retailing for a mind-boggling $55,500. I have a couple questions, including, why couldn’t they leave off the $500 and make it a nice, round number?

My other major question was whether or not this is Louis Vuitton’s most expensive handbag of all time, and according to my research, it’s not. The Richest counts two special edition Louis Vuitton minaudieres at more than $100,000 apiece, but neither was made out of traditional handbag materials, so that seems like cheating. When you narrow the list down to regular handbags, the most expensive representative of which I can find record is the Dora PM in crocodile, which is close (but no cigar) at $50,000 currently; the most expensive previous version of the bag was $54,500. This bag, in my humble opinion, is leaps and bounds more beautiful than that one.

With that in mind, I’m comfortable declaring this bag the brand’s most expensive leather offering of all time, and for the most powerful luxury brand in the world, that’s worth noting. Louis Vuitton has been ramping up its leather and exotic offerings for years in an effort to charm the world’s wealthiest shoppers, and it seems clear this model is meant to compete head-on with the ultra-rare, ultra-expensive exotic versions of the Hermès Birkin. Someone had to take on that iconic bag eventually, and there’s perhaps no one more qualified than Nicolas Ghesquiere at Louis Vuitton.

Check out the bag for yourself at Louis Vuitton; to purchase, you’ll have to have your people call their people.

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LOUIS VUITTON SPRING SUMMER 2016 LOOKBOOK

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For style ideas, we turn to lookbooks…and we are ever-grateful for the kind of inspiration they give. So allow us to take you in for a spin while one of our favorite brands, Louis Vuitton, comes up with their own for Spring Summer 2016! Drool-worthy couture is everything for the budding fashionista, and trust us – we’re making notes of our own!

The over-all color palette for this lookbook may reflect a more subdued, neutral take but you can never mess with the basics! And of course, the luxury brand knows this fact very well…keeping it all under control. Still basic, but with attitude.

The Louis Vuitton Lookbook for Spring Summer 2016 was shot by the visionary Jurgen Teller, under natural lighting and with models posing in the studio behind glass – reflecting the sun, sights and Paris sky. There is no perfect background other than this, and the attention to detail on this lookbook is really obvious. We’re seeing some fashion-forward bags and footwear (have you seen the Twist Chain bag?)…actually, we’re just dying to get our hands on the pieces from this lookbook. So, any thoughts on this? Comment now!

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Louis Vuitton City Steamer Tote Bag Reference Guide for Cruise 2016

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Louis Vuitton City Steamer Tote Bag Reference Guide for Cruise 2016

One of the most highly anticipated bags from the Cruise 2016 collection is here from Louis Vuitton. The bag was first introduced during the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2016 runway collection. The City Steamer tote is a structured bag that is available in three main sizes MM, GM and PM. It’s an update on the classic ‘Steamer’ luggage bag series that originated from the inception of the brand.

The updated design features a Louis Vuitton engraved padlock and LV embossed luggage tag on the front. The tote features a double zip enclosure with Dora style handles. It includes a convenient carrying strap. The bag can also be monogrammed as pictured from runway model Liu Wen’s instagram, when she was gifted this exclusive piece. Available in different colors in sizes PM and MM and two different bicolors.

The Louis Vuitton Bond Street store in the UK and Harrod’s will be receiving these bags first. The bags are expected to arrive at selected other stores in November.

Style, Price and Size

Style US Price UK Price Size
Louis Vuitton City Steamer GM Bag $4,400.00 (USD) 2,450 GBP 13.4″ L x 11.4″ H x 5.5 D
Louis Vuitton City Steamer MM Bag $4,100.00 (USD) 2,300 GBP 12.2″ L x 10.2″ H x 4.7″D
Louis Vuitton City Steamer PM Bag $3,550.00 (USD) 2,000 GBP 10.2″ L x 9.1″ H x 3.9″ D
Louis Vuitton Studded City Steamer PM Bag $5,750.00 (USD) 3,250 GBP  10.2″ L x 9.1″ H x 3.9″ D

 

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