Louis Vuitton Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags
Long before his luxury house would become internationally revered for fashion as well as jewelry and furniture, founder Louis Vuitton produced rectangular trunks. The trunks were improved upon over the years, and in 1858, he introduced sturdy, rugged canvas trunks, which could easily be stored during travel. Later, Louis’s son Georges Vuitton debuted the famous LV monogram in order to prevent counterfeiting of his coveted travel trunks. The logo is an early and long-admired example of fashion branding and can be seen today on various accessories such as the Saumur crossbody canvas bag, the Outdoor Flap messenger bag and the Twist Mini handbag.
Louis Vuitton’s Saumur crossbody canvas purse features cowhide leather trimmings and metallic buckle closures that keep its two separate compartments secure. The handbag is named for the town of Saumur in France’s Loire Valley, the birthplace of Coco Chanel. If the Saumur feels reminiscent of fine saddlery, it should — the Loire Valley is home to the prestigious French National Riding School, which offers instruction in equestrian professions, trains competitive riders and more. The Outdoor Flap cowhide leather and canvas messenger bag measures 11 inches across and the LV monogram can be seen on its strap and front pocket. The Twist Mini handbag, a compact variation of the well-known Twist bag, features the Louis Vuitton logo on its modern silver- or gold-colored hardware. A sensible accessory to pair with evening wear, the Twist Mini has a large interior pocket and removable mirror. It is made of the house’s signature Epi grained leather and is available in a number of colors.
Featuring elegant design and practical features that suit casual wear as often as they do occasions that call for professional attire, vintage and contemporary Louis Vuitton crossbody bags and messenger bags can be found at 1stDibs.