Like what shoulder pads and permed hair were to women in the 80s, so was the original Monceau back then. Gaudy and in your face, the briefcase-like bag came in Monogram Canvas and shiny gold-tone hardware. It was one of the era’s most showy of statements, till of course it slowly went out of fashion.
Fast forward to today, and Louis Vuitton is bringing it back, and with a new spin, no doubt. Made smaller than the original and in Epi this time round (if memory serves me right the originals did come in Epi as well back then), the Louis Vuitton Epi Monceau BB should appeal to those looking for small bags, which along with clutches and portfolios look set to be huge in 2013.
No word yet on the retail price, or what other colours it will come in, so do stay tuned for more updates.
Image: Louis Vuitton