The monogram design is what Louis Vuitton is best known for. In fact, several collections were made using this design. However, these four monogram collections are the most sought for: Monogram Canvas which is mostly popular, Damier Canvas which is a subtler version, Monogram Multicolore which is a youthful version, and Monogram Vernis which is the most sleek and modern version of all monogram designs.
The monogram designs are popular among female celebrities in Hollywood and even among average Janes. It is apparently the best way to show off their LV acquisition. One quick glance and people would know it is the ever famous Louis Vuitton. But forget about monogram designs for a while. Louis Vuitton has more to offer. His other collections may not have his initials written all over the bags but they are also striking and yet, even more tasteful and expensive than those that scream Louis Vuitton.
The Nomade Leather collection is a classic LV design. Even without the monogram written all over it, the look of each purse exhibits the simple elegance that LV is known for. This collection has three products available- top handle purses that share the supple quality of Nomade leather, honey microfiber lining, shiny golden brass pieces, zipper closure with padlock, and discreetly stamped LV initials.The prices range from US$ 2,640 to US$ 2,920.
The Suhali Leather collection has more products compared to Nomade Leather – top handles, shoulder bags, totes, and clutches. This collection has also more variety of colors- from neutral to metallic and warm to cool. Yet, all products have common features like smooth textile lining, golden safe lock closure and key, shiny rivets and studs, and a leather tag that bears Louis Vuitton logo.
L’Essentiel is the cheapest among the products. It is a shoulder bag that is suitable for casual night out or candle light dinners. It has adjustable strap and available in three colors , big enough for a hardbound novel to fit. It sells for US$ 2,490. While the most expensive one is L’Absolu de voyage which is a travel size bag, with distinctive stitch and raw edges, sells for US$ 4,510.
The Epi Leather collection is what you can call an”understated glamour”. This collection is the epitome of class and elegance. There is no need for monograms when the leather itself speaks sophistication. With products having microfiber lining, flap closure with “Louis Vuitton” engraving, discreetly stamped LV initials, elegant handles, and shiny palladium metallic pieces, this collection is what Louis Vuitton embodies – sheer luxury.
Surprisingly, this collection is the cheapest among non-monogram designs with prices ranging from US$ 440 to US$ 2,100. However its Speedy 25, selling for US$ 1,000 is still more expensive than that of Monogram Canvas for US$ 665. The Epi Leather collection also features smaller bags with its biggest one, Bagatelle GM (15.7″x11.4″x6.9′) and the smallest clutch, Pochette Accessories (9.4″x5.1″x2.6″). My favorite is the Montaigne Clutch in Ivory. Just slightly bigger than Pochette Accessories, with detachable and adjustable strap to be carried in several ways, it is a perfect accessory to carry around formal gatherings or just to give your ordinary attire a refined look.
Now, envision yourself walking in a room full of people. Wouldn’t it be more gratifying to see them look intently at your purse to figure out what kind of make it is than just looking at it and figuring it out instantly? But if you are one of those few people who crave high-end fashion but don’t want to shout it out, any of these three collections would suit you. After all, those wanna-be-bourgeoisie need not to know what you are made of.