I missed so much in just one week. While I was gone, the Louis Vuitton Galliera Riviera (the 2nd Galliera from the Cruise 2009 Womens Louis Vuitton collection after the Damier Azur Galliera) got launched in Singapore. Retailing for SGD2960, do bear in mind that this bag is 90% cotton canvas, which makes it kinda expensive in my books for something just almost all fabric. The same size as the Monogram Canvas Galliera GM (only comes in one size), it would definitely fall under the category of ‘trophy bags’, those you buy to admire but almost never use, and put away as soon as the season is over.
The 3rd Galliera (not yet released in Singapore) is the Louis Vuitton Galliera Amalfitana which appeals to me more. The amount of work it took just to weave strands of raffia with the Monogram pattern is amazing, but it also explains the SGD4190 pricetag. Yes it is more expensive, but don’t you agree it looks so much better than the Galliera Riviera?
Finally we got the Louis Vuitton Galliera Smeralda, which will only be offered to VICs for the time being. Then again, with it being in exotic python and costing SGD10,300 perhaps only this select group will be able to afford it. Much too excessive in my opinion.
Interestingly, all 3 Gallieras are named after the exotic locales, Riviera after St. Tropez in France, Amalfitana after Amalfi Coast in Italy and Smeralda after Costa Smeralda, also in Italy.
Images: Louis Vuitton