Sunday, 2 March 2008
My Bag Collection #18
Louis Vuitton Damier Canvas Broadway Bag (SOLD)
(FOR SALE: CLICK HERE)
At last, a post on Louis Vuitton:-) Do you think a bag fanatic like me will pass up on owning anything from the infamous Louis Vuitton? Well...I guess I once suffered from monogram addiction and fell in love with the Damier checks from LV. I prefer the check pattern more than the regular monogram(however, some items look good with the regular monogram).
A handy and stylish messenger bag with the option of carrying it by the top handle or the shoulder strap. 2 front pockets and a reasonably large main compartment should keep all your belongings well sorted at all times. There is also a key ring in the main compartment for those who do not like to fumble for their keys. One drawback for this bag is that the leather strap fastening of the bag is very troublesome. They should have done a magnetic clasp for easy access to the inside of the bag.
I bought this bag way back when Marc Jacobs first came on board Louis Vuitton and started his huge following since then. This was a classic design and till now, it is still available in their Damier canvas range. However, there are a couple of differences between my older version and the new one. First change is the colour of the fabric lining. Mine was bright red (which I much preferred!) but now it is brown. And the shoulder strap for my Broadway Bag has no 'Louis Vuitton' woven onto the strap. The new version has that.
Truth to tell, I have only use this bag once. It seems my monogram and Louis Vuitton addiction comes as fast and leaves just as fast. Now, I prefer bags with simple branding and pure leather:-P Nevertheless, this is still a nice bag and the price just goes up every year (which is rare for fashion items. BTW, I got mine for about SGD $1550 back then). Sound investment? hahaha.
Retail price: approx SGD $1700. Where to buy: Louis Vuitton Boutique at Ngee Ann City