I’d not been very into Louis Vuitton of late. Their new bag designs don’t grab me the way the classics do. But recently, I was once again drawn into the world of LV with the Empreinte leather range. I believe it was launched last year and although I would break my no-monogram rule, somehow, it actually looks quite good in a little more understated way.
I do have a soft spot for LV leather products though. They are much better made than the monogram canvas but as can be expected, costs an arm and a leg. Perhaps some day I’d even own something in Mahina leather. Well one can hope :P
There aren’t many bags in the Empreinte range I like actually, but the Artsy MM is a beaut! This is the Empreinte version of the same design available in Monogram.
I went to check it out in store locally recently and as can be expected, the leather felt absolutely lovely. Its soft and pliable but also feels hardy. It would definitely wear well for everyday wear. But as can be expected, there was a fly in the ointment, other than the price.
This baby is HEAVY!
I went to the store to try on the Artsy MM in Empreinte but even with nothing in there, the bag was just too heavy. I can’t imagine once I have all my daily items in there – I’d need a chiropracter after every use :P
It is also very big and dwarfed me. Might be a good thing eh? Or I’d have walked out of there with a paper bag :P
I like the use of gold hardware, the feel of the leather and the design of the Artsy. But the weight and size put me off. The Artsy comes in a smaller PM size but that’s only available in Monogram and just doesn’t look as good.
My personal favourite colours are Ombre as shown here which is a lovely warm taupe, and Infini a dark blue-black. The gold hardware really pops against these colours.
And the cost? A staggering RM9,000 or so locally and €1710. Ouches. Ah well, lucky its too big and heavy then eh? ;)