You Can Now Send Greetings with Cards Shaped Like Louis Vuitton Bags

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By now, we all know that luxury brands make a lot more than just the straightforward stuff like bags and shoes. There are sporting goodsleather sculpturespaperweightschess sets—anything you might reasonably dress up as fancy and market to those with a massive amount of expendable income. Today, we have another entrant to the pantheon of niche luxury goods: Louis Vuitton Petite Malle greeting cards, three for $74.

$74 is an astronomical amount of money for greeting cards of any kind, but in Vuitton’s meager defense, the cards aren’t just simple, once-folded lengths of paperboard. Instead, they’re a little craft project: you punch them out along a series of perforations and fold them up to look like real Petite Malle bags, complete with surprisingly realistic-looking exteriors. For $74, though, it seems like they should already come cut out. Also, it’s unclear how one might mail these.

Yeah, it might be easier to address them flat and have their recipient be the one to complete the little craft project? Or, perhaps they’re best saved for in-person card exchanges.

Either way, they’re a little pricey, but there are dumber things to spend far more money onand these are impressively realistic, at least in pictures. You can get a set for yourself through Louis Vuitton; they appear to be sold out on the brand’s website.

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LOUIS VUITTON POCHETTE CITY STEAMER BAG

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When Nicolas Ghesquiere decided to create the Louis Vuitton City Steamer Bag, he was inspired by the Parisian elegance. He wanted to create a practical city bag that can be used for work as well. The City Steamer Bag is truly one of a kind, because there are now three unique versions. The first one is the original City Steamer Bag, the second one is the City Steamer One Handle Bag and now the third version is the Pochette City Steamer Bag for the Fall Winter 2017 Collection.

The Design

The Pochette version of the City Steamer feels and looks a lot like the City Steamer One Handle Bag. They’re both crafted with the engraved padlock in the center, the nametag attached to the handle and of course, the front flap.

However, the Pochette City Steamer Bag is more like a shoulder bag than a tote bag while the City Steamer One Handle Bag is a complete tote bag. Besides the single handle, it also comes with a removable chain for shoulder or cross body carry. But unfortunately, this chain cannot be adjusted.

The front flap is also adorned with golden studs around the edges. The bag is made from Veau Perle, which is a luxurious calfskin. One thing that I like about the Pochette City Steamer Bag is its flexibility and adorable size. Think about it; it’s smaller than a tote bag, but you can still carry it by hand. And when you carry it on your shoulder, it’s very cute too. I love its multi-use. And by the way, the shape does remind me a bit of the Hermes Kelly Pochette Bag.

The front is made with one zipped pocket at the back and one front flat pocket with turn lock and loop for the padlock.

The Interior

This bag is smaller than a medium-sized tote bag and therefore it’s obvious that the interior is smaller. But there are days when you don’t want to carry a large bag; then this one could be your perfect partner.

The interior is well-structured and perfect to use as an everyday bag. It features one main compartment and one internal pocket.

The Sizes And Prices

Measuring 9.8’ x 8.3’ x 3.9’ (L x H x W) inches, priced at $2940 USD, $3600 CAD, £1960 GBP, €2100 euro, $24300 HKD, ¥22500 CNY, ¥345600 JPY via Louis Vuitton Boutiques

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Fall-Winter 2017 Womens Louis Vuitton: Graphic Flowers

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Flowers have this innate ability to warm up the soul and are very much associated with beauty and joy. You receive flowers at anniversaries, birthdays, weddings… the list goes on and on. Symbolising pure bliss with the ability to make any lady smile, with the only downer being the fragility of it all because fresh cut flowers usually don’t last more than a week, especially in our harsh hot climate.

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And because Louis Vuitton understands hashtags like #flowersmakemehappyand #ihavethisthingwithflowers, some bags from from their latest Fall-Winter 2017 collection have floral patterns in shades of blue, green and pink (while some others have the same print in black and white) printed on the leather in styles like the City Steamer, the Petite Malle, the Pochette Métis and the Twist. An extension of Nicolas Ghesquière’s runway line-up where ‘the city blends with distant landscapes, the masculine blurs with the feminine, the day shades imperceptibly into night’, it could explain the juxtaposition of the lush colourful florals against the stark graphic monochrome ones.

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Dubbed the New Classics, these 4 have also quickly become the French luxury house’s go-to bags for fans, some because of form (like the Petite Malle), others for their function, like the City Steamer. Priced fromSGD3600 for the Pochette Métis Mini all the way to SGD7900 for the handsome Petite Malle, you could also check out the PF Twist Wallet if you’re looking something smaller, with the one in the compact size priced at SGD1410. All of which are either at or will be available at Louis Vuitton boutiques in Singapore soon.

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The New Louis Vuitton Pernelle Tote is Great for Big Bag Lovers and Frequent Travelers Alike

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The 8 Most Important Designer Bags in the World Right Now, Summer 2017 Edition

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Love It or Leave It: Fendi’s New Logo Bag

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I’ve been a Fendi evangelist for years. The brand does an impressive job in a lot of areas: it comes out with new bags that don’t feel like they’re piggybacking on other brands’ popular designs, it’s one of few brands that has real success updating older styles for new seasons to regain momentum, it successfully toes the line between irreverence and luxury with its embellishments. With Fendi’s newest motif, though, I find my personal opinion a bit split. On the brand’s Fall 2017 runway, you probably noticed a lot of the new Fendi Kan I Bagswith a very particular embellishment: an open hoop front and center with a metal F seemingly toppled over inside it. Fendi has gone all-in with the idea, releasing lots of new bags that use the open F in different ways. With most of them, I feel sort of ambivalent—it seems like Fendi, in its infinite creativity, could have found something a little more surprising to do with the negative space the circle creates. fendi kan i small python bag, $2,900 via neiman marcus When the circle is used as an element of a larger design idea, though, I’m all in. My favorite example is on the bag above, where it serves as a place to anchor python petals reminiscent of a snakeskin sunflower. In my mind, embellishments are always done best when they meld decoration with the bag’s existing elements, which is exactly what we have here. Most of the implementations for this season are straightforward, but I’m excited to see how Fendi will fill and accent the open space in seasons to come. There are a million potential ways to do it, and variety is where the brand really excels.

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