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Louis Vuitton Ardoise Taiga Leather Roman MM Messenger Bag

$1,025

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The Louis Vuitton Taiga Leather Roman MM Messenger Bag is a compact, yet amazingly roomy messenger bag that offers modern looks and unmistakable LV style! The Roman MM is constructed with LV's soft, rich grained Taiga leather and is set off with palladium finished hardware with an easy access flap top and hidden magnetic closure. The roomy interior is lined in durable canvas and features two flat pockets for smaller items. Retail price is $2,310. The versatile Roman MM embodies laid-back, effortless city style. Louis Vuitton’s most supple Taïga leather has a smooth, soft finish that enhances the bag’s body-friendly shape and simple lines. Designer: Louis Vuitton Material: Water-repellent, durable calf leather Date/Authenticity Code: PL4196 Year Manufactured: 49th week of 2016 in Italy Measurements: 13" x 10.25" x 3.5" (wxhxd) Handle Drop: 19" adjustable Interior Lining: Durable canvas Opening/Closure: Flap top with invisible magnetic closure Pockets: One zip pocket and three flat interior; one rear flat exterior and one flat pocket under flap Hardware: Silver-tone metal Overall Condition: Light-moderate wear; moderate scuffing to the base corner edges, hardware is bright and shiny, interior is clean and in good condition, minor fraying at exterior zip pocket, slight tearing at the straps loop (see photos for details).

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  • Dimensions
    Height: 10.25 in. (26.04 cm)Width: 13 in. (33.02 cm)Depth: 3.5 in. (8.89 cm)
  • Place of Origin
    Italy
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Scottsdale, AZ
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1862210259182

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    $110 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 3-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Scottsdale, AZ
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About the Manufacturer

Louis Vuitton

The story behind iconic luxury brand Louis Vuitton — best known for its esteemed handbags, leather goods, ready-to-wear clothing and more — is one of craft and innovation in the worlds of fashion, jewelry and furniture. The company’s modest origins can be traced back to when its founder, Louis Vuitton (1821–92), wishing to free himself from the conventional lifestyle in his provincial French city of Anchay as well as a difficult stepmother, left in the early 1830s to make a new life in Paris. The young Vuitton was 13 at the time and would need to travel on foot to get to the capital, which was hundreds of miles away. With stops along the way to make money so that he could forge ahead, the journey took a couple of years, but reward was close at hand. When he arrived in Paris, Vuitton made a living with his hands. He toiled as a box maker and packer for more than a decade and built relationships with royals and members of the upper class while working for the empress of France, Eugenie de Montijo. In 1854, Vuitton launched his namesake company. The craftsman opened a humble workshop on rue Neuve des Capucines and advertised his services with a small poster that read: “Securely packs the most fragile objects. Specializing in packing fashions.” Long before his brand would become known globally for its exemplary top-handle bags and stylish totes, Vuitton produced stackable and rectangular trunks. The most common trunks of the era were round, which weren’t ideal for toting and storing. In 1858, Vuitton debuted his lightweight, handcrafted canvas trunks, which were sturdy, rugged and equipped with convenient compartments. Travel’s popularity broadened in the late 19th century, and Vuitton’s trunks could easily be packed into train cars and ships — upright trunks meant hanging wardrobe storage that would allow his clients to transport their sophisticated garments without worry. Demand increased and the company grew. When Louis Vuitton died in 1892, control of the luxury house was passed onto his only son, Georges Vuitton. In 1914, a Louis Vuitton store opened at 70 Champs-Élysées. The largest travel-goods store in the world at the time, it became the company’s flagship. The Louis Vuitton brand embodies all the attributes of luxury, from the craftsmanship, exclusivity and relevance to heritage. It’s only appropriate that it boasts one of the most recognizable insignias — the imaginative interlocking of letters and fleurettes — in the fashion world. The famous LV monogram was first used in 1896 as part of an initiative by Georges to prevent counterfeiting of his coveted new line of travel trunks. It’s one of the earliest examples of fashion branding. The LV monogram would soon appear on everything from bags and various fashion accessories to alligator-skin champagne cases, from stylish apparel and earrings to teddy bears and airplane models. On 1stDibs, the unmistakable insignia can be found on both modern and vintage Louis Vuitton shoulder bags, suitcases, original 19th-century trunks, jackets and more.
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