Remember these? First covered under the Spring-Summer 2009 Mens Louis Vuitton collection, they have finally been launched in Singapore and are collectively known as the Naxos collection. First up, we got the Louis Vuitton Naxos Cabas, which comes in White (shown above) and Taupe. Crafted with an ‘exceptionally supple leather’, the Naxos Cabas measures 45 cm by 38 cm, and is also the most affordable of the 3, at SGD3940.
Next up, we got the Louis Vuitton Naxos Messenger in Taupe (also comes in Bleu Marine), which measures 42 cm by 28 cm. This one packs 2 exterior zip pockets, with 2 more on the side, a zip pocket and mobile slot. And because of the 2 additional zip pockets (the Naxos Cabas only comes with the 2 interior pockets), you will have to cough up SGD4930 for this baby, or about SGD1000 more.
Sadly the one bag I love the most from this collection is also the most expensive, and it retails for SGD5900. The Louis Vuitton Naxos Doctor Bag measures 60 cm across (that makes it longer than the Graffiti Keepall50 for example), and comes in Bleu Marine (I love this one!) and Taupe. On the inside, a zip pocket and 2 slot pockets. It also comes with its own luggage ID tag (a nice touch), which strangely does not come with the Messenger or the Cabas.
I still can’t attest to paying such a premium for a ‘plain’ leather bag, but I guess its true beauty needs to be appreciated by the ‘right’ person. Yes, no, maybe. We shall see…
Images: Louis Vuitton