I did what I stated I would in no way do, and now I will have to confess: I impulse purchased a bag… in Paris. Not just any bag, even though. This beautiful orange lady (pictured above) is a single of 47. Yes, you study that ideal. There are only 47 in the whole planet, and according to my Louis Vuitton SA, Omar, this is it. As if it couldn’t get extra intense, this distinct breed of bag (colour and style) would in no way make it to the States, either, according to Omar.
I’ll begin from the starting. The day soon after walking up and down Champs-Elysées (and possessing a slightly disappointing expertise at the flagship Louis Vuitton), my mother and I stumbled upon yet another Louis Vuitton retailer. Oddly adequate, it felt even bigger than the actual flagship on the iconic street across town. We had to go inside.
Much less than a minute later, my mother came to a complete quit in front of a beautiful, white major-manage bag. I had in no way noticed a Louis Vuitton like it. It was sleek, structured, sensible (a variety of interior dividers and pockets), and not plastered in the LV logo. It was (and is) ideal.
Then I walked a bit additional into the retailer and discovered a smaller sized version in Louis Vuitton’s iconic orange hue. It was an absolute stunner. By that time, Omar had graciously introduced himself to my mother and me, a sharp contrast from what we had knowledgeable the day just before. In truth, we basically told him about our frustrating expertise. He apologized and presented us each and every a complimentary espresso, without the need of recognizing if we have been even interested in a obtain.
Eventually, Omar explained that this distinct retailer (the Louis Vuitton Maison Vendôme) is geared toward locals. It is also exactly where substantially of the brand’s jewelry and dresses are produced, all by hand. That is why the retailer itself consists of things, such as intricate hand-stitched purses, that can’t be discovered in other areas. He also described that in contrast to other designers, Louis Vuitton gives a variety of price tag points to appeal to as lots of shoppers as achievable (which I’m positive lots of of you currently knew), and since of that, a majority of the shops supply extra of the well-liked, monogrammed things versus trends straight from the runway.
That brings me to the bag. (Properly, bags. My mom purchased a single, as well.) It can basically be discovered on the site ideal now (in MM and PM). It is official name is Rose Des Vents, and the catch is, the colors my mother and I bought (white in MM and orange in PM) are “limited edition,” according to Omar. The day we walked in the retailer was basically the 1st time the bags had ever been displayed. Not only that, my mother and I have been the 1st to obtain them in France. (Difficult to think, I know.) When the bags will gradually roll out across the planet in black and a green kaki, white and orange will be substantially tougher to come by. Omar didn’t know precisely exactly where all 47 have been sent, but he stated only 4 of each and every have been scattered across France.
The description on the web reads as the following: Louis Vuitton brings grained calf leather with each other with smooth calf leather in the fancy Rose des Vents MM handbag. Signed with a gold-tone LV padlock and a calf leather crucial bell, there’s a slender major manage for elbow carry and an adjustable strap for cross-physique put on. Inside compartments and pockets make it a sensible and sophisticated daily bag. And, truthfully, I couldn’t agree extra.
For me, this bag is the ideal storm: It is distinctive and somewhat uncommon it functions the brand’s iconic colour and it is unbelievably understated compared to other LVs. Plus, this is basically my 1st Louis Vuitton and my 1st vibrant-colored bag. (Milestones, people today!) Even if there have been extra than 47 orange Rose des Vents journeying all through the planet, I nevertheless believe I would have purchased it. It is not so substantially the rarity of the bag that gets me – it is the significance it will forever hold. I bought it myself, and it will normally remind me of my mother’s and my gorgeous trip to Paris. (Plus, now we’re matching!) For that, I say this was worth the impulse.