New at LV: Louis Vuitton City Cruiser Bag and Flip Flap Pouches

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Louis Vuitton has some beloved “big hit” bags like the Neverfull tote, Speedy Bag, Alma bag, and a few other honorable mentions that could easily make the “it” bag list. However, most of their largely successful and more popular styles are older creations. Newer LV bags like the Capucines, Petite Malle, and City Steamer are beautifully designed and well-received, but they still haven’t truly crossed the bridge of becoming “it’ bags and classics yet. The brand’s newest creative director, Nicolas Ghesquière, has produced many stunning bags over the past couple of years, and one in particular is bound to take off soon. Louis Vuitton seems to be setting the stage for their next big star: The Louis Vuitton City Cruiser Bag.

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A few months ago, we saw a real-life glimpse of the City Cruiser Bag after the Fall 2016 runway show. Celebrities like Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift were spotted with the bag, but very little details were made public about the new silhouette at the time. Designer brands use many different tactics like celebrity endorsements and big campaigns to bring attention to bags that they want to blow up in popularity. For example, Prada launched a huge marketing and merchandising plan to build hype around the Prada Inside Bag. Likewise, Louis Vuitton was probably relying on the help of big names like Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift to peak curiosity about this interesting, new LV creation. Now, the City Cruiser bag is available in Louis Vuitton boutiques and PurseBop is here to share a few details!
The City Cruiser Bag is inspired by Louis Vuitton’s original Cruiser Luggage Bag. At first glance, the City Cruiser Bag kind of looks like a makeup train case or mini travel bag. The “suitcase look” gives the bag a sporty, casual element, but it is still very sleek and elegant.
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In terms of shape, the City Cruiser has an interesting silhouette that you might need to take a second to fully understand before you decide whether you like it or not. Overall, the City Cruiser has a lot of little parts, but they are all functional and help bring the bag’s look together. The City Cruiser has a structured, rectangular body with two top handles. It can remain closed and secured by fastening the gathered strap closure and zipper, or it can be completely opened and turned into a large capacity tote. Louis Vuitton describes the City Cruiser as “the perfect daily companion, it is remarkably versatile, and can be used as an overnight bag.”
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The bag also features a zipper pocket on the outside, internal pockets, and a detachable strap for shoulder or crossbody wear.
The Louis Vuitton Flip Flap Pouch is partly covered with the iconic monogram canvas leather, the body is made with sheepskin, as you can see on the images. It also features a tone-on-tone metal Louis Vuitton signature on the front, truly a marvelous piece.
Nicolas explains the creation: ‘as if it could blow with the wind like feuilles’. For those who do not know what ‘feuilles’ means – translated in French is leaf. It’s a fashionable accessory to wear for everyday because it also comes with a shoulder strap. The double opening of the Pochette Flip Flap canvas evokes gracefulness.

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CATHERINE B: QUEEN OF VINTAGE CHANEL AND HERMES, PARIS

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By Chere Di Boscio

“So few people truly understand what I do,” sighs Catherine B whilst exhaling yet another cigarette. “This is not a consignment store. This is something different”.

That ‘something different’ is an Aladdin’s treasure cave packed with collectable Chanel and Hermes pieces, on which Catherine is an expert. She can tell a real piece from pirated one more so than many retail directors in the fashion houses themselves. “There are many things to watch for,” she says. “And some fakes today are good…very good. But I know. I just know”.

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This savvy collector stocks the most elusive bags, jackets, scarves and shoes from the 30’s to the 90’s, but not beyond. She’s not interested in being a depot for the unwanted bags of fickle rich girls; instead, she sees her shop as half museum, half retail store. “Some people can’t understand why I am charging more for a 2.55 bag than the listed price in a Chanel boutique”, she continues. “But it is because the 2.55 I am carrying is a one-of-a-kind piece designed by Mademoiselle Chanel herself, that cannot be found anywhere else in the world!”

Indeed, some of her stock is so rare, it isn’t even for sale. Take her Chanel bicycle, for instance. One of about a hundred left on the planet, it features two sidesaddle ‘handbags’ and the signature Chanel quilting not only on the bags, but on the seat as well. She also owns the original Birkin bag from Hermes. It boasts the initials JB and is numbered 0—it being the first. It also features a strap created at Ms Birkin’s request: “She wanted to be able to put it on her shoulder while she looked for things inside the bag,” explains Catherine.

Her amicable husband assures me that there are many more treasures cached around the store. “She will only show them to people who are truly interested”, he tells me. But when Catherine finds those people who share her enthusiasm and love for vintage Chanel and Hermes, it makes her day–even if there’s no sale.

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Catherine explains she would love to share her enthusiasm for these collectable designer pieces in a modern venue, like Harrods Department store, because she believes the English have a better appreciation for all things vintage than the French, who are more likely to use accessories that were passed down through the generations rather than buying vintage pieces themselves. ‘It’s all about heritage,’ she says.

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Louis Vuitton Debuts Summer 2016 Bag and Accessory Prints

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This Week, Celebs Like the Pricey Birkins, Pale Pink and Louis Vuitton

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Chanel Cruise 2015 Classic And Boy Bag Collection

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Chanel Iridescent Boy Flap Bag
Style code: A67086
Size: 5.7′ x 7.8′ x 3.1′ inches
Price: $4,700 USD, €3100 euro’s, £2690 GBP, $6,580 SGD

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Chanel Perforated Metallic Boy Flap Bag
Style code: A90618
Size: 5.7′ x 9.8′ x 3.1′ inches
Price: $4,700 USD, €3100 euro’s, £2690 GBP, $6,580 SGD

Here’s part 2 of the Chanel Cruise 2015 Collection. In this post, we are going to cover all the iconic, classic and the boy bags of this line.

READ: Chanel Cruise 2015 Seasonal Bag Collection

So what’s new?

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Chanel Small Trendy CC Tote
Style code: A92236
Size: 6.7′ x 9.8′ x 4.7′ inches
Price: $5,600 USD, €3750 euro’s, £3225 GBP, $7,560 SGD

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Chanel Large Trendy CC Tote
Style code: A92237
Size: 10.2′ x 12.2′ x 6.3′ inches
Price: $7,000 USD, €4650 euro’s, £3955 GBP, $9,380 SGD

Do you remember this beauty? No? It’s the Chanel CC Trendy Tote? It’s a new tote bag introduced during the Spring Summer 2014 Pre-Collection. It was one of the hottest handbags of the line, and everyone was excited about it.

READ: Chanel CC Trendy Tote From Spring Summer 2014 Pre-Collection

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Chanel Patent Quilted Flap Bag With CC Plexiglass
Style code: A92693
Size: 5.9′ x 9.8′ x 3.5′ inches
Price: $4,700 USD, €3100 euro’s, £2690 GBP, $6,580 SGD

Here’s another one to-die-for (almost literally), it’s the latest Chanel Quilted Boy Flap Bag in black with CC Boy Plexi Clasp on the front. And like that’s not enough, it’s also made in patent – shining brighter than the sun. A true statement maker, drop it on your shoulder while in a party, it’s going to impress everyone, guaranteed.

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Chanel Extra Mini Classic Flap Bag in Patent
Style code: A69900
Size: 4.9′ x 7.9′ x 2.8′ inches
Price: $2,900 USD, €2020 euro’s, £1750 GBP, $4,010 SGD

Chanel has re-decorated a lot of Classic Flap Bags with tweed, flowers and even with pompoms in multi-colors. But for those that can’t-live-without Chanel will always go back to the basic, to the classic handbags. The most exciting for the Cruise 2015 Classic Bag Collection is the Extra Mini Classic Flap Bag in Turquoise.

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Chanel Perforated Classic Flap Bag
Style code: A58600
Size: 7.7′ x 11.8′ x 3.9′ inches
Price: $5,500 USD, €3950 euro’s, £3425 GBP, $8,410 SGD

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Chanel Grained Calf Classic Flap Bag
Style code: A58601
Size: 9.1′ x 13′ x 3.9′ inches
Price: $6,000 USD, €4300 euro’s, £3725 GBP, $9,150 SGD

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Chanel Sequin Embroidered Flap Bag
Style code: A94167
Size: 5.9′ x 9.8′ x 3.1′ inches
Price: $4,900 USD, €3250 euro’s, £2730 GBP, $6,560 SGD

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Chanel Sequin Embroidered Flap Bag
Style code: A94170
Size: 6.3′ x 9.8′ x 3.1′ inches
Price: $5,000 USD, €3300 euro’s, £2775 GBP, $6,660 SGD

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Chanel Embroidered Camellias Flap Bag
Style code: A90601
Size: 6.3′ x 9.8′ x 2.8′ inches
Price: Unknown

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Chanel Embroidered Camellias Flap Bag
Style code: A90601
Size: 6.3′ x 9.8′ x 2.8′ inches
Price: Unknown

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Chanel Twisted Fabric Flap Bag with Pompoms
Style code: A94170
Size: 6.7′ x 10.6′ x 3.9′ inches
Price: Unknown

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Chanel Tweed Flap Bag with A Chain and Pompoms
Style code: A90595
Size: 7.7′ x 11.8′ x 3.9′ inches
Price: Unknown

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Chanel Fabric Flap Bag with Pompoms
Style code: A94165
Size: 6.3′ x 9.6′ x 2.8′ inches
Price: Unknown

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Chanel Satin Flap Bag with Bright Embroidery
Style code: A90605
Size: 5.7′ x 9.8′ x 2.2′ inches
Price: Unknown

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Chanel Braided Boy Flap Bag
Style code: A90626
Size: 5.9′ x 9.8′ x 3.1′ inches
Price: $6,200 USD, €4150 euro’s, £3490 GBP, $8370 SGD

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Chanel Small Metallic Boy Flap Bag
Style code: A92699
Size: 4.7′ x 7.9′ x 3.1′ inches
Price: $5,000 USD, €3350 euro’s, £2815 GBP, $6,760 SGD

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Chanel Small Tweed Boy Flap Bag
Style code: A92731
Size: 4.7′ x 7.9′ x 3.1′ inches
Price: $4,000 USD, €2650 euro’s, £2230 GBP, $5,350 SGD

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