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Louis Vuitton, Overview of the Most Popular and Iconic Styles.

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the Speedy

The Speedy is the most iconic piece from Louis Vuitton. This bag has been around since the early 20th century. The Speedy was actually inspired by another classic from the house, the Keepall. Inspired by travel, the Keepall is a duffle bag that can be used for travel and weekend trips. Today, the Speedy comes in many different canvas, leather, and sizes. Since small bags are super in, the Speedy 25 and nano are perfect for fashion and seen everywhere. However, the size you pick is really your own preference. Even though Speedy is available in leather, the canvas is just more amazing and iconic (personal opinion). With the introduction of shoulder straps (bandouliere), the Speedy is more versatile than ever. Personally, I recommend spending more money and get the bandouliere version because you will find yourself using it a lot more. I have the older handheld version and just don't find the Speedy that convenient for everyday.

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the Alma

The Alma is another very classic bag from the house of Louis Vuitton. Fans of the brand recognize the Alma right away even when it's not in the traditional monogram or Damier Ebene print. The Alma comes in several sizes as well. Of course, the smaller one (Alma BB) is the most popular at the moment. Also, the BB is the only one that comes with a shoulder strap. The bigger ones are all handheld. That makes most women want to get the Alma BB because of the more versatile carrying option. Over the years, Louis Vuitton released many different Almas in canvas, leather, and colors. So, you can opt to shop at the Louis Vuitton website or the pre-loved market for your favorite Alma.

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the Neverfull

Comparing to the Speedy and Alma, the Neverfull is relatively young. Upon its release, the Neverfull became one of the must haves for all handbag lovers. The Neverfull like its name can fit a ton of stuff. This is a very fashionable everyday tote. You can use it for work, school, or just about anything. Due to its overwhelming popularity, Louis Vuitton released many different canvas, colors, and limited editions throughout the years. The Neverfull comes in three sizes, PM, MM, or GM. The PM and MM are great totes for everyday, while the GM is really good for trips. You can pick the lighter Damier Azur for a fun look or the classic monogram for a more traditional bag. Also, for limited edition lovers, you can go on the pre-loved market and find your perfect match.

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the Noé

This style is old and inspired many bucket bags in the fashion world. The Noé was designed to carry 5 bottles of champagne. Over the years, Louis Vuitton released many different sizes and materials of the Noé. There are lots of different bucket bags on the market today. You don't really have to buy the classic one from Louis Vuttion.

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the Pochette Métis

This bag is relatively new. However, people are flocking to Louis Vuitton to buy this bag. At one point, it's even more expensive to buy the Pochette Métis in the pre-loved market than at the boutiques. This bag is incredibly versatile and can be worn for almost any occasion. The classic monogram print goes with any outfit. To make the bag more causal, you use it as a crossbody. For work and other more formal occasions, you can carry it like a little briefcase with the top handle. Since the Pochette Métis is so popular, Louis Vuitton came out with the empreinte leather and reverse monogram versions.

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the Boite Chapeau

This little round purse was inspired by Louis Vuitton's hat box. The result is a cute little round purse that cost thousands of dollars. No doubt this bag is incredibly cute. But the steep price point is something that you should consider as well. If your love for the bag lasts more than 2 years and you have the fund, go ahead with the purchase!

the Capucine

This leather bag came out a few years ago. To satisfy all Louis Vuitton fans, the fashion house came out with lots of different leathers, colors, and sizes. The Capucine is definitely not cheap because of its full leather design. The front has a little discrete LV logo in either gold or silver toned hardware. If you love this bag, you are most likely a woman with fine taste. However, the Capucine can set you back at least several thousands of dollars.

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the Palm Springs Mini

No list about Louis Vuitton bags can be complete without talking about the adorable Palm Springs Mini. This backpack is very recognizable with the monogram coated canvas print. However, this little backpack was redesigned because of a flaw with the main compartment's zipper. Nowadays, the zipper is a lot better. So, be careful when you shop on the pre-loved market. Also, the Palm Springs Mini is just so perfect for traveling and all kinds of causal outfits.

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Comments

Alice on April 13, 2014:

Love your Alma! :D Such a class act! Can you make an updated review? In which you would include the following info: how often do you use the bag? Are there any signs of wear? How do you treat your bags, do you baby after your Alma? How is the zipper holding up, any tiny wholes?

Looking forward for you're updated review :) you could make a YouTube video of it XOXO

JIN1128 (author) from Los Angeles, CA on January 01, 2012:

I would not do anything myself, you should take it to a Louis Vuitton store right away. I don't have that kind of problem with mine. I think there is some kind of treatment on the leather. Let me know how it goes.

Mary on January 01, 2012:

Hi there, I got the epi alma mm and I love it!!!!! You are absolute right, however, I just noticed that I have white scratch on the top of the bag, close to the handles. Do you think that is just something I brushed on or it's a scratch ? Any suggestion as to how to clean it? Also, because this is my first epi bag .....I am not sure but do you know whether the leather is painted and once you scratch it it shows white underneath ?

Thank you

Mary on January 01, 2012:

Hi there, I got the epi alma mm and I love it!!!!! You are absolute right, however, I just noticed that I have white scratch on the top of the bag, close to the handles. Do you think that is just something I brushed on or it's a scratch ? Any suggestion as to how to clean it? Also, because this is my first epi bag .....I am not sure but do you know whether the leather is painted and once you scratch it it shows white underneath ?

Thank you