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I’m sure you’re familiar with the Lockit, Louis Vuitton’s relaxed top handle tote that’s great for work or play. Now meet Louis Vuitton’s new bag of the season, the Chain It. At first glance, it’s your usual top handle handbag, complete with a long shoulder sling that allows one to wear it over the shoulder (or across the body). Pretty normal, right? Well, yes, until we get to its nautical-inspired chain.
Featuring a statement chain embellishment that runs the height of the bag, it looks as if the chain is weaved into the leather, an innovative process the design team is pretty chuffed about. Then there’s the lock on the bottom of the chain, which is also the clasp of the bag; you just need to press the sides of the lock to release the flap.
And besides the fact that you can completely remove the shoulder sling (something I really appreciate when it comes to helping the bag be more versatile), you can also retract the top handle, i.e you push it all the way to hide it as much as possible for a completely new look.
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Measuring some 26 cm by 20 cm, the bag comes in Monogram Canvas that’s topped with a black leather flap (SGD3600), along with something called Epi Jean (which is basically Epi leather made to look like light denim, SGD3950) as well as smooth calf leather in Pistache (SGD4250). Last but not least, there’s the one in Damier Malletage that’s also my personal favourite. Featuring LV’s iconic Damier pattern with a ‘puffed’ leather effect, it’s also the most tactile of the lot. Priced at SGD4750, it’s also the most expensive of the lot, which is also fully understandable because it’s the most exquisite.
Now available at Louis Vuitton boutiques in Singapore, you just need to head down and see if this is the one that you find yourself chained to at the end of the day. Sorry, bad pun, but you know what I mean.
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