I shared earlier this summer season that I was on the hunt for a Louis Vuitton Onthego throughout my trip to Paris. My search for an Onthego was a bust, but that didn’t cease me from selecting up yet another LV on my trip abroad. Costs in Paris are the finest in the globe for Louis Vuitton, so I knew I wanted to acquire a new bag though I was there. I talked about that I went to various Louis Vuitton areas throughout the week, but was greeted with the friendliest sales associates and the least quantity of shoppers at the Saint-Germain place. Some of the areas I went to had lengthy lines to get inside, but I walked proper into Saint-Germain on various occasions and was offered instant service each and every time.
Soon after accepting that an Onthego wasn’t going to take place, I decided to appear at other bags on the final day of my trip. Soon after attempting on a handful of types, I narrowed it down to two bags: the Pochette Métis and the Marignan in Sésame. As you can see from the photographs, I went with the Marignan, but I did not come to that choice conveniently (bless my patient and type sales associate who talked me via the pros and cons of each and every bag). I like the appear of the Pochette Métis and have been a lengthy-time admirer of the bag, but the Marignan eventually won me more than, and I am so glad that it did. I have been loving this bag so a great deal a great deal currently.
I personally am a enormous fan of Louis Vuitton’s monogram print, so that preference alone automatically provides the aesthetics of this bag a higher rating from me. As the owner of various Louis Vuitton bags, the Marignan is by far the most elevated monogram canvas handbag I personal. The contrast of the tan grained leather pocket, the dark tan manage, and the monogram print on the Sésame Marignan is completely beautiful. I come across the colour mixture of this bag to be striking though nevertheless remaining neutral, a hard balance to strike, but LV did it. One particular side of the removable crossbody strap is monogram print, and the other side is an olive green colour. If you want to eliminate the strap altogether and carry it by the top rated manage, you have that selection as nicely (though the crossbody strap is super handy). The LV padlock on the front of the bag adds a fairly detail, and I just like every little thing about the appear of it all round!
Usability + Functionality
Usability and functionality are exactly where I struggle the most with this bag, and that is due to the fact I am a worrywart. The corners of this bag are not protected, leaving them susceptible to earlier indicators of put on and tear. If the monogram develops a hole, it cannot be repaired, so I am wary of the corners of my bag finding knocked against a rough surface. There are not any protective feet on the bottom of the bag either, so these corners are at additional danger.
This bag’s manage is be concerned-free of charge, which I assume balances out the unprotected corner issues. The manage on the Sésame colour is treated, so I do not have to be concerned about pesky water stains that are commonly such a concern with untreated Louis Vuitton vachetta. The majority of LV monogrammed bags come with vachetta handles, so this was a enormous bonus for the Marignan (and was a massive cause I picked this bag rather of the Pochette Métis). I want to flag that if you are interested in the Marignan, not all of the colour combinations readily available come with treated handles, so pick out meticulously if that is critical to you as it was to me.
The padlock closure on the Marignan is magnetic, which is super handy when wearing it. My only gripe is sometimes the magnet does not stay closed, so the flap of my bag is dangling half-open. It only requires a second to right the magnet and lock it securely into spot, so undoubtedly not a deal-breaker, but worth noting.
Excellent + Building
As I talked about, I personal various Louis Vuitton bags, and I can say with certainty that the Marignan is the finest excellent of them all. The bag is exceptionally nicely constructed and is created with thick-coated canvas. The stitching on my bag is impeccable, which has not generally been the case with all of my LVs. The leather pocket of the bag is soft, and the padlock is shiny and untarnished. The lining is created of tan microfiber, and although I was worried the tan colour would get dirty, I’ve been utilizing it frequently and haven’t noticed any sign of put on on the interior.
Value + Worth
This bag retails for $two,230 in the US. That is a massive cost tag for a coated canvas handbag, but I assume the cost is justified. The Marignan measures at 11.4″ L x eight.3″ H x five.three D”, producing it bigger than your typical crossbody bag. Because it is on the bigger size, the cost tag appears a lot more affordable. The leather pocket also adds a luxe appear to the bag that other monogram coated canvas bags do not have, providing you a lot more bang for your buck. Personally, I assume this bag would be much better priced at $1,850, but I frequently want that luxury bags expense significantly less than they do. I nevertheless think that $two,230 is a fair cost for this bag, particularly considering the fact that it is huge adequate to be carried each and every day.
One particular of the largest advantages of Louis Vuitton monogram is the reality that it will in no way go out of style. Monogram is a classic, and you can put on it for years to come. The messenger style of the Marignan is a classic, non-trendy shape, and I assume this bag will stand the test of time. I’m not confident if Louis Vuitton will ever discontinue the Marignan, but even if they do, I can rest simple realizing they’ll in no way discontinue their monogram print.
I like this bag and am so delighted with my choice to acquire it, particularly from an LV in Paris! But I would be remiss if I ignored the corner issue, as this is a identified situation, and I come across myself checking the corners each and every evening just after a day out with my bag. That becoming mentioned, I’ve made use of this bag just about each and every day for the final month and a half, and no corner difficulties have arisen for me but (and in spite of my worries, I haven’t more than-babied it). This bag is spacious adequate to match all of my belongings, and I carry a lot. I can match my cosmetics pouch, sunglasses, my keys, telephone, and a paperback book or mini iPad. I like that I can carry every little thing about with me though nevertheless wearing this bag as a crossbody without having it hurting my shoulders. I also am a fan of handheld bags, so obtaining the selection to eliminate the crossbody strap and carry it by the manage is a enormous bonus to me. This bag stands out and is not a style of Louis Vuitton you see everywhere. I’ve in no way observed yet another Marignan in the wild, which I come across to be a pro. Do not get me incorrect, I delight in seeing Louis Vuitton bags in the wild, but it is good to be a tiny bit distinct with my Marignan!