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Iconic Louis Vuitton handbags

Top 5 Most Iconic Louis Vuitton Handbags

We have previously discussed what makes a bag iconic, but every brand has their own bags that are immediately recognizable. In the case of Louis Vuitton, it’s safe to say that most people in the world, whether they’re handbag lovers or not, can identify the iconic monogram logo, and these five styles:

1. The Keepall

Louis Vuitton monogram Keepall available on PORTERO.comLouis Vuitton Keepall 50 $620

 

Louis Vuitton started his career by making travel trunks and bags. Designed by Georges Vuitton, Louis’ son, The Keepall made its debut in the early 1930s. The Keepall’s design features have influenced today’s modern weekend bags, also known as weekender bags. Its style makes it the perfect unisex bag- a travel bag both men and women, who love luxury can enjoy. Because of its size (45, 50, 55, and 60) the Keepall is the perfect airplane carry on.

2. The Speedy

Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 with graffiti Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 Green Graffiti Monogram $1,860

 

The Speedy’s rich history began in the 1930s, when Louis Vuitton decided to make a more practical, smaller version of the Keepall for every day wear, making it the very first handbags design of the French maison. The original Speedy measured 30 centimeters, but as a special request from a big fan, Audrey Hepburn, the Speedy 25 was born in the 1940s.

When it comes to luxury handbags, the Speedy is one of the most affordable out there, with retail prices starting at $950 for the smallest Speedy 25. At PORTERO, you can find great deals on Speedys, with prices starting at $350.

The Louis Vuitton Speedy comes in four sizes: Speedy 25, Speedy 30, Speedy 25, and Speedy 40. The number is the length of the bag in centimeters.

The Speedy has gotten plenty of makeovers over the years from collaborating designers, like Stephen Sprouse and Yayoi Kusama. However, the original monogram and damier canvas Speedy stands the test of time. 80+ years and counting.

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The ABCs of PORTERO- Part 1

Get to know PORTERO.com, your online source for authentic, pristine and pre-owned luxury handbags and accessories.

A is for Alexis Clarbour, director of PORTERO.com

Alexis Clarbour, Director of PORTERO.com

A born and bred New Yorker, Alexis began her career in finance, working as a Nasdaq trader, before making the move to the luxury market. One of her first luxury splurges was a Tod’s bag, many years ago. Most recently, she purchased a Damier Azur Louis Vuitton Neverfull, “Perfect for summer,” she said, from PORTERO. If she could travel anywhere in the world, she would go to Bali, but without her phone! Alexis loves spending time with her son, and the most prized thing on her desk is a note from him, when he was four.

Alexis’ favorite item on the site is a Blue Atoll Kelly 35 in Togo Leather.

 

B is for Birkin bags

Shiny Crocodile BirkinShiny Crocodile 30 cm Birkin $82,00o

 

Many consider Hermès Birkin bags to be the holy grail of all handbags. With the high demand and low supply, it can take years to acquire a Birkin from a boutique. PORTERO.com is one of the only online destinations where you can find authentic, pristine and pre-loved Hermès Birkins, without having to get on a waiting list. This explains why sometimes you will see higher prices on the newer bags; because instead of waiting, you can get one immediately, sent right to your door.

C is for Chanel

Classic Chanel Flap Bag available on PORTERO.comVintage Chanel Jumbo Classic Flap Bag $4,600

 

Chanel has immortalized itself as one of the world’s most chic and classic brands, completely in tune with modern times, while keeping its classic and timeless appeal. At PORTERO you can find everything from the Classic Chanel Flaps, to Chanel Boy Bags, to beautiful Chanel  jewelry.

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The Perfect Gifts for Mom

Give your mom something to smile about this Mother’s Day by getting her something she’ll always treasure. Here at PORTERO we have great options for that special woman you love so much. Louis Vuitton… Hermès… Classic timepieces… See them all in our in our complete Mother’s Day Gift guide.

Get your mom: Anything Louis Vuitton

A Louis Vuitton handbag is a classic staple every woman should own. It’s a piece that will never go out of style, and that can be dressed up or dressed down, depending on the occasion. The most classic shapes are the Speedy and the Neverfull. At PORTERO you can find all types of Louis Vuitton handbags in monogram and Damier patterns, as well as  different materials, including their classic canvas and Epi leather.

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Get your mom: Hermès Accessories

Hermès is the epitome of esteemed craftsmanship. This maison is widely known for leather goods and fine silk scarves. Each scarf is like wearing a piece of art around your neck.  Moms will also love a bracelet, a belt, or an enamel bangle.

Hermès

Get your mom: Designer Jewelry

This Mother’s Day, surprise your mom with something shiny and classic. At Portero we have many choices to fit your needs – whether your mom loves vintage jewelry, the classics, (think Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels), or contemporary pieces.

Shine bright, like a diamond

Get your mom: A Timepiece

Thank your mom this Mother’s Day with the gift of time. The timepieces on PORTERO are classic collector pieces that are wonderful for both first-time watch buyers and watch enthusiasts with large collections.

Forever is composed of nows
Forever is composed of nows by portero featuring a diamond bracelet

Vintage Trunks as Home Decor?

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One of my favorite decor and design blogs, Design*Sponge, had a great post today about using vintage trunks and luggage in the home. Not only are old trunks beautiful, but they are also extremely practical as storage or side tables. Classic monogram Louis Vuitton, like in the image above, matches nearly any color scheme, but Goyard is another great choice if you want to incorporate a pop of color.

Definitely click through to the post to get tons of inspiration. Is this a look you would ever try in your own home?

LOUIS VUITTON Antique Monogram Steamer Trunk + Tray Insert


GOYARD Red Chevron Trunk

Image from From Sneak Peek: Andrew and Gemma of Ingalls Photo

Suit Up

Last week when I was in Las Vegas, one of my most complimented outfits was a white linen pantsuit a la Bianca Jagger in the 1970s. While menswear is a trend that circles back often, I’ve been seeing some great examples of the evening tux lately that make me want to put the LBD aside in favor of the Little Black Suit. Take, for instance, Hailee Steinfeld at the MTV Movie Awards last week. I am smitten with her Louis Vuitton tuxedo paired with an emerald green and black mica striped clutch by Edie Parker. So chic, and yet she makes it perfectly age-appropriate by wearing her hair loose and donning a simple white t-shirt.

Get Hailee’s look with this DEVI KROELL Swarovski Wooden Clutch or this GUCCI Parrot Green Snakeskin Clutch. The pop of bright color adds jus the right touch to a mature outfit.

I also liked the stark simplicity of Kirsten Dunst in Patrick Ervell at the CFDA Awards in New York City. While it’s very buttoned up, the contrasting blue lapel and oversized hoop earrings give it a polished edge. Make this look your own with these DAVID ALAN 18K Yellow & Diamond Gold Hoop Earrings or go for all-out glam with these 18k White gold & Diamond Hoop Earrings.

Images via JustJared

Fall Must-Have: Bright Bags

While bopping around the web today, I came across a Style.com slideshow with a list of the 10 must-have trends for fall. Number six has really been on my radar recently, so I thought I’d spotlight some of my favorite bright bags (at great values). I recently purchased a Louis Vuitton epi crossbody bag in a bright green, so I’m not just preaching — I’m actually already on board!

LANVIN Green Patent Hero Handbag

BALENCIAGA Neo-Classic Orange Satchel

BALENCIAGA

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Red Suhali Leather Le Talentueux Bag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Travel in Style

Just came across this interesting post on Apartment Therapy that talks a bit about the history of the travel trunk, particularly by Louis Vuitton. Although these heavy duty pieces of luggage were created for completely practical purposes, they are now often used strictly as home decor.

Would you use a vintage Louis Vuitton trunk as a coffee table? Here are a couple to ponder:

LOUIS VUITTON Antique Monogram Steamer Trunk

LOUIS VUITTON 1890′s Antique Damier Steamer Trunk~Owned by Abraham Lincoln’s Granddaughter!

Image courtesy Louis Vuitton archives

The Bucket List

Here’s Halle Berry (left) and Kate Bosworth carrying bucket bags, a silhouette I think we’ll be hearing much more from in the coming season. Halle’s is a Cleobella “Kaya” bucket tote, while Kate is toting Alexander Wang‘s fabulous studded Diego in suede. This shape is particularly good for those of you who have a lot of essentials because the expandable shape allows for a lot of storage when you’re on the go.

If you like the look of the bucket bag, definitely check out our collection of Louis Vuitton NOE bags. Cinched at the top with a drawstring and available in bold colors as well as the classic monogram, it’s a classic that will fit well with the upcoming trends.

Friday Favorites: Lovely Leopard

Animal prints may be hot this season, but it’s leopard that’s about to really boil over. Showing up everywhere on the runways (including Dries Van Noten, above left, and Louis Vuitton, right), the cool thing about this year’s leopard is how many different ways you can wear it. Rather than just sticking to the most realistic skin, designers are changing up the color, playing with proportion, and printing it on a wide variety of materials.

Here are our leopard Friday Favorites:

DEREK LAM Pony Hair Leopard Spotted Clutch. Totally chic, and now priced under $500.

JIMMY CHOO Patent Leather Leopard Riki. Take a walk on the wild side with this purple tote.

MANOLO BLAHNIK Leopard Suede Heels sz 39. Did someone say metallic suede leopard? So very sexy.

Monogram Madness

Sometimes all you want is a classic, and that’s why we spent some time collecting Louis Vuitton monogram bags in all shapes and sizes. We amassed quite a collection, and now we’re offering them to you in today’s First Finds.

We have  your basic Speedys, Almas and Keepalls, but we also have limited edition Malletier Messengers, Papillons and Reporters.

The best part about these bags is that they’re pre-owned, so they’re already broken in. That means it’ll look like you’ve owned the bags forever. These are priced to move, so click through and get yours now!

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