Final month I began pondering about my subsequent bag acquire. Two possibilities came to thoughts, two possibilities that I’ve been pondering about for a couple of months, which to me indicates they’re fantastic possibilities. By means of all the noise the Chanel Camera Bag and the Celine Nano Luggage Tote have stayed at the forefront of my bag-loving thoughts. I’m not but prepared to pull the trigger on either 1 of these bags, or any bag for that matter, but now I’ve added yet another solution to the mix: the Louis Vuitton Alma BB in Epi Leather.
This is not the initial time that I’ve lusted right after the Alma bag. In reality, my eye was drawn to the Alma way back in 2008 when I got my quite initial Louis Vuitton Bag for my higher college graduation. My Speedy 25 was the apparent choice—it was my holy grail bag right after all, but at the final minute, suitable just before the acquire was about to be finalized, my eye was drawn to the Alma in Monogram Canvas. The sales associate asked if I wanted to attempt it on and I quickly stated no. In all these years I by no means regretted not providing the Alma a second appear, but it was a bag that was type of constantly on my radar. And when I outgrew a lust for adding much more Monogram Canvas Bags to my collection, the Epi Leather version stayed on my thoughts.
Final fall I was in the industry for a red bag, and even though I ended up acquiring the Sac de Jour Nano in red embossed croc, an Alma BB was an solution that I seriously regarded. Appropriate about the time I started my fiery quest, my parents have been vacationing in Scotland and I knew that if the Alma BB was the bag I was in the end going to acquire, the apparent point to do was have them acquire it for me there. The distinction in the dollar coupled with the VAT tax refund would have created it price substantially significantly less than if I have been to acquire it in New York. I FaceTimed with my parents a couple of instances, did the math to figure out how a great deal it would price, and even had them stop by the boutique to verify out the bag.
In the end I couldn’t pull the trigger on it due to the fact I had the Saint Laurent in the back of my head, and I’m entirely content material with the red bag that I sooner or later did acquire. However even nonetheless, the Alma keeps popping up on my radar. A couple of weeks ago I saw a quite chic girl wearing an Alma BB in Black and my initial believed was ‘I want that bag!’ I’ve constantly been attracted to it, but much more and much more it appears like an extremely enticing acquire. It is sleek and fashionable, but classic and not overly branded. I also adore that the hardware is silver, which would sit properly amongst my existing bag lineup, as most of my bags have gold hardware (which includes my go-to black bag). Lastly, in today’s climate, with bag rates reaching upwards of $2K, the value point is enticing as properly.
As if by fate, the Alma as soon as once more popped up on my radar this week when I was clicking about on the Louis Vuitton web site. There was a function on the Alma listed on the LV NOW section of the web site, a sort of ode to this iconic shape. It was produced by Gaston Vuitton and initially named the “Squire bag”. It was relaunched as the Alma in 1992, and now more than 25 years later it is a accurate symbol of Parisian elegance. The Louis Vuitton Alma BB Epi Leather is out there by means of Louis Vuitton for $1,620.