Why Louis Vuitton Makes Some of the Most Popular Handbags in the Industry
Is there anything more pleasant than a really great handbag? One that is beautiful and long-lasting, one that catches the eye and feels good under the hand. It’s been said that a thing of beauty is a joy forever, and while no handbag can be expected to last that long, a really great handbag is defined by timeless style and durability. If that handbag is also attractive and classy, then it’s pretty close to perfect, isn’t it? What is the most popular handbag in the industry?
When it comes to beauty that lasts (almost) forever, one of the first design houses people think of is Louis Vuitton. Louis Vuitton began creating and selling trunks in the middle of the 19th century. Quickly, their trunks and travel bags became synonymous with durability and style. People who had Louis Vuitton bags were recognized to be savvy travelers. They were people who knew that quality didn’t have to compromise style. And it’s this idea, that a bag can be durable and attractive that has become a core concept of the design house.
The first handbag Louis Vuitton created was made at the request of Coco Chanel, the literal definition of what it means to be an icon. Coco requested a smaller version of the Alma Voyager case in 1925, so that she could carry it everywhere with her. After many, many requests, Louis Vuitton started producing the bag, simply called Alma, in the 1930’s. The bag is still in production today. Its trapezoidal shape epitomizes art deco style, and allows the bag plenty of room inside without compromising a sleek exterior.
Another bag, the Speedy, was also created in the 30’s. The shape and style of the bag was inspired by another of Louis Vuitton’s travel bags, in this case, the Keepall. But it really took off after another icon, Audrey Hepburn, requested a smaller version, which she carried with her almost everywhere. And wherever Audrey Hepburn went, photographers soon appeared. The Speedy quickly followed in the footsteps of her sister, the Alma.
There is a popular saying – “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,”. That would seem to be a great, informal corporate motto for Louis Vuitton. The design house has a knack for designing and developing classic bags. While they do create new bags almost every year, they also rely on color and materials to give classic styles a modern take. Today, you can buy the same Alma bag that Coco Chanel had in 1930, but you can have it in shiny, hot pink vernis leather, with or without monograms, to create a style all your own. Louis Vuitton’s handbags can be found on the arms and shoulders of smart and accomplished women everywhere.
Louis Vuitton still makes trunks, and other goods, by special request, but their handbags and purses now make up the bulk of their business. That’s not the end of the story, however. Louis Vuitton made a strong, decisive push towards the men’s market in the early years of this century. Men have always carried bags, but the prevalence and style of those bags, as well as the size, has waxed and waned with the times. Louis Vuitton has long produced wallets and brief cases, but in the early 21st century, they brought the “man bag” back with a roar, promoting first the messenger bag, then the backpack for everyone. It turns out that quality, well-made handbags and wallets appeal to everybody, regardless of gender.
As you are probably well aware, Louis Vuitton is not known as a value brand. Although there are any number of cheap knock-offs, an actual Louis Vuitton bag will be a considerable investment. It is difficult to find one under $1500. And the word “investment” is the correct term. When you buy a Louis Vuitton bag, you are buying a beautiful bag that is not only stylish, but one that is very well-designed and durable. You are buying for the long haul. You are acquiring a bag with history, personality, and a sense of panache, the kind of bag that is as comfortable in a board room as it is in the club.
One of the many advantages to acquiring a really great bag is its value retention. A $3,000 investment in a Louis Vuitton bag, provided it is treated gently, can hold onto a healthy percentage of its value. Louis Vuitton’s classic styles tend to retain their value at a better rate than the more modern styles, however, it’s hard to go wrong by investing in such a popular, beautiful bag. The value retention is similar on other Louis Vuitton products, such as wallets and messenger bags. Like any investment, if you take good care of your Louis Vuitton handbag, she will take care of you. There are a number of quality resellers out there, but one of the best is www.sellyourhandbag.com, in beautiful Boca Raton, Florida. You can sell your bag online by going to //sellyourhandbag.com/
sell-handbags-for-cash/ and filling out their online form. You will need to provide excellent photos. Or, if you’re in the area, you can just walk in with your bag.
Of course, on the other side of the coin, the pre-owned market is a great way to acquire a Louis Vuitton bag. You will need persistence, of course, and perhaps a little luck, but if you are determined, you can find a high quality, pre-owned Louis Vuitton bag on the secondary market. The important thing is to find a bag reseller who is as committed to excellence as you are. Again, www.sellyourhandbag.com is an excellent source, offering a 100% guarantee of authenticity.
Louis Vuitton is not the oldest design house, but they are the most iconic. The distinctive monogram and the shape of their classic bags are instantly recognizable. Sizes and colors change, even materials change, but the impeccable design of Louis Vuitton bags, and the chance to have an icon within reach have made their bags extremely popular. It’s hard to go wrong with Louis Vuitton.