Dubbed as the new “It Bag”, the Petite Malle was first seen in the Louis Vuitton Fall 2014 Runway show in Paris. The bag was inspired by the Louis Vuitton iconic trunks, the bag’s name Petite Malle translates to small trunk in English. It includes a removable canvas cover and strap, wherein the bag can be used as a shoulder bag, cross body or as clutch.
Available in the classic Monogram Canvas, Damier Ebene and Epi Leather. The Epi Leather comes in different colors Rouge, Noir, Rose, Orange, Blanc, Gold and Argent. The trim will be made in epi leather, crocodile and metal hardware, which will affect the subsequent prices (see below for summary). It comes in gold hardware but will subsequently but will have silver hardware snaps for the Cruise 2015 collection. The bag opens from the top, making the front locks just part of the design. It comes in three kinds of trims, Epi Electric Leather, Metal and Croc.
Louis Vuitton just had an amazing Cruise 2017 collection. The theme? Brazil. And what a beautiful collection it is. Though the bags featured are still something that would require research, let me show you what’s up and running on the brand’s website.
The collection is of vibrantly printed diagonal Epi Leather. And some with a soccer painting – tribute to Brazil’s sport – and honoring tribute to Brazilian artist Aldemir Martins.
Louis Vuitton recently presented their Cruise 2017 Collection at the Niterói Museum of Contemporary Arts in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. The sporty collection pays homage to the city’s culture which presents vibrant colors, football and Grand Prix prints with a touch of Parisian flair. The star of the show is the Boombox Bag which is made of the Petite Malle bags which can even play music through Bluetooth. The iconic Speedy Bag features racing prints with Vuitton logo emblazoned on it and comes with a combination of the House classic materials such as the Damier, Epi and Monogram Canvas. The City Steamer gets an edgy update with a variety of pockets and rivets. Louis Vuitton introduces the Football print seen on the Steamer and Twist bags.
It’s pretty clear at one glance where the inspiration for these Louis Vuitton Cruise 2017 Petite Malle bags come from. Tropical hues, racing stripes, greens on gold, even those sequinned animal prints. Yes, set against the dynamic tropicality of Rio de Janeiro, these iconic beauties are given the collection’s mandatory flourishes. Definitely fun pieces to add to anyone’s bag wardrobe, the small Petite Malle perfectly encapsulates the legacy of a luxury trunk maker, and is perhaps the closest any of us will own a ‘trunk’ from Louis Vuitton.