There’s a new ‘It’ bag in town, the Louis Vuitton Capucine, but you’ll be lucky if you get your hands on one. An informal survey by news organisation Reuters has revealed that there are severe shortages of the bag in Louis Vuitton shops in Milan, Paris and London, with long waiting lists forming.
Created as the French luxury brand’s answer to the Prada Saffiano, the 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli or the Céline Phantom, the Capucine signifies a return to popularity for Louis Vuitton’s leather bags after the recent prominence of the brand’s canvas Neverfull and Speedy bags.
The Capucine, which takes its name from rue des Capucines in Paris, where Louis Vuitton opened his first store in 1854, is made from full-grain Taurillon calf leather and combines a classic, medium-sized handbag shape with a cut-out, metal-edged logo and jewel-like handle connections for a modern, fresh look.
It is the Capucine’s mix of modern detail and colour and traditional shape that gives the extra edge, making it one of the most sought-after bags this season. It can’t be long before waiting lists grow all over the world, as there are few people who will be able to resist the versatility and luxurious quality of the Louis Vuitton Capucine.
Louis Vuitton Capucine ¥561,750
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