Lusting After: Louis Vuitton Mon Monogram

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I remember the day I got my first Louis Vuitton bag. I thought I had MADE IT and was the coolest thing on legs.  I had a job, an apartment, a little spare cash in the bank and so off I trotted to LV and bought the omnipresent late 90’s mini bag that every other girl had already.  I still have it, but rarely carry it because honestly, I’ve been SO OVER Louis Vuitton for the past few years.  There are so many knockoffs and the logo situation had gotten so out of control that I avoided goods smothered in logos for years. And then I saw that they are now hand painting racing stripes and monograms on LV bags and all of the sudden, I want one again (specifically the Neverfull- perfect for all the crap I carry)!  It’s a pretty blatant rip of Goyard, but I still am adoring it.  What are your thoughts on the new look?

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Oh, hello lovaaaah- you can play with the styles and colors on their site!

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If you think the bags take logo-mania to a new level- check out this:

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Yeeeeeaaaahhhh.

22 comments

  1. I don’t know…I like the classic look better! Although I must say, being able to play with your monogram and the stripes on their website is definitely addictive ; )

  2. Not of a fan of the house nor the new LV look. Something about the handpainting looks cheap rather than customized.

  3. I’m with Morgan. Go with Goyard, not the imitator. This is such a sign that LV is floundering a bit and desperate for ideas, even if they’re not their own.

  4. That house is too funny…. Yeeeeehaw.. I still can’t do the logo thing… but have to say I ‘m liking the stripes … hmmm.. could i be swayed??

    Vie

  5. Complete copy of Goyard. I was shocked when I first saw this. Sorry Erin, but I wouldn’t lust after an imitator.

  6. I like the racing stripes as well, but again go with Goyard. Classic.

    My only critique for LV – it’s vinyl. All that moolah for vinyl.

  7. I could not help but reply to this. LV has irritated me for ever. If you consider that the bags are made from vinyl – (created to be a cheap subistute for leather) over canvas and the fact that the materials & labor used to make an average sized purse is likley around $5 – I shake my head in wonderment as to why lady’s will spend $700 + for one of these bags.

    I only wish I could develop a item that women (men could care less about these bags) would pay this much for that my manufacturing cost was this low. Maybe this the reason of irritation.

  8. Regardless of the design, I don’t care for bags that have no compartments at all inside. Everything gets so jumbled up and I can never find my keys or cell . . . so irritating. I do love my LV wallet, which perfectly holds what it needs to.

  9. erin
    i have to say i think it looks good, and desirable, and a copy of the goyard all at the same time. i too can’t stand the logo thing, mostly because the “i’m so rich” message is nauseating. seeing these bags tho reminds me of those killer bags that marc jacobs did for the wes anderson movie darjeeling limited with all the safari animals all over them. those..i die!

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