Louis Vuitton is finally out with their Spring/Summer 2010 bag collections, which are aimed at several types of buyers, including city travelers and those who like to collect contemporary, out-of-the box designs on bags as well. Let us look at some of the best across each category. First up is the Monogram Cheche collection, to be released in January 2010. The collection has been named after a protective garment worn over the head and the neck, and the bags are crafted on black-on-beige monogrammed jacquard with lurex and fluorescent threads. These bags are perfect for a picnic or a lecture at your college. Of the four bags available in this collection (Bohemian, Gypsy PM, Gypsy GM, and Tuareg), the bohemian is not only the most cost-effective ($2410), it’s the most spacious and chic looking of all. Plus, it is available in two colors, namely Rouge and Bleu. Roll over for more of the Spring/Summer 2010 bag collection………..
Next up is the Monogram Eden collection, to be released in February 2010. These are revamped versions of some of the Louis Vuitton classics. The stunning makeover is brought about with the help of overlaid metallic Monogram canvas stripes. These beauties are perfect for a late evening party. Of the three variants (Zoe, Speedy 25, Neo), Neo is the chicest looking bag of the collection. Priced at $2880 and having a length of 11.4inches, a width of 10.2inches, and a depth of 7.5inches, the bag is available in three versions, Kaki, Argent, Pêche.
Next up is the Monogram Denim collection, to be released in March 2010. The denim used in these bags spot give a sun-bleached look, but the bags have a bright look. Another set perfect for college use. The collection has four variants (Sunshine, Sunrise, Sunburst PM, and Sunburst GM). The best out there in terms of storage space and looks is the Sunburst GM. Priced at $3230, the bag is available in denim blue color.
Next, is the March 2009 collection called Raindrop Besace. The bag is high on utility and has fluorescent pull ties with printed vintage Louis Vuitton logo on it. Priced at $1960, the bags have a length of 23.6inches, a width of 19.7inches, and a depth of 2.2inches. They are available in two colors, Emerald and Moca.
Another collection out in March 2009 is called the Monogram Underground. These bags are for those who enjoy the hands-free comfort of a shoulder or waist bag. Made out of Monogram-embossed goat leather, the bag’s spot leather pompoms and headphone cords on the bag handle. Of the four variants (Flat Bag, Bum Bag, Messenger, and Duffle), the Bum Bag stands out as it is the only waste bag in the entire range of bags. Priced at $2020, the bags have a length of 12.6inches, a width of 4.7inches, and a depth of 3.9inches. It is available in the shade of the Café.
Next in line is the Monogram Nightbird, which is a transformable clutch. The high point of these bags is the geometric-ethnic print that contains a patchwork of materials. Called Pochette, these bags are available in Violet and Noir for $2160. The bag is 5.7inches long, 7.3inches wide, and 0.8inches deep.
The last of the bags in the offing is called the New Age Traveler range of backpacks. They seem directly out of the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ theme; these bags are hand-crafted with monogrammed lurex jacquard with a crocodile flap, a foxtail charm, and a bunch of leather tassels and headphone cables for a vagabond look. Priced at $54,500, the bag is 12.2inches long, 20.1inches wide, and 11inches deep.
Finally, apart from bags, we have some bag accessories. Called Bag Charms, there are 3 sets of charms up for grabs (Circus Bag Charm, Foxy Bag Charm, and Rainbow Bag Charm). While you can opt for the Foxy Bag Charm for a very adventurous look, I prefer the Rainbow Bag Charm. At $560, they are available in three variants of Blue, Red, and Bronze and look very chic indeed!