Louis Vuitton’s monogrammed trunks take the shape of a clutch

Sure women like to store everything they need to survive the apocalypse in their purses but oversized and large is, well, over. The bag of the moment is petite and dainty. Louis Vuitton’s Petite Malle Fall/Winter 2014 collection led to the culture shift after it was unveiled at the Paris Fashion Week earlier this year. The maison’s newest artistic director, Nicolas Ghesquiere shrunken-down the Louis Vuitton’s monogrammed trunks or malles, as they are known in French, into the most minute and elegant form of pochette.

Monogram Canvas Body With Black Calfskin Trim – $5,200
Monogram Canvas Body With Black Calfskin Trim – $5,200
The Petite Malle reflects the label’s heritage as a trunk maker. The rectangular miniature clutch recalls 1869, when the maison invented zinc-covered trunk to protect voyager’s goods. For this reason, the Petite Malles are printed with a three crosses insignia of Albert Kahn, a world traveler and photographer.

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Damier Canvas Body With Black Calfskin Trim – $5,200
Damier Canvas Body With Black Calfskin Trim – $5,200
All Petite Malles feature a black removable leather strap, supple lambskin lining, golden brass finishing including the S-lock and magnetic closure, which makes it appear like a vanity case or treasure trunk. The Petite Malle is available in three versions – Monogram and Damier canvas, Epi leather and Metallic Epi. So go ahead and take your pick!

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[Via – Louis-Vuitton]