Depending on who you ask, Samara means different things, from a city in Russia to a game reserve situation in South Africa. Both, however, are pretty exotic locales and as far as the new F/W13 Louis Vuitton Samara Reporter is concerned, a worthy companion whether you’re exploring the 6th largest Russian city or trekking through the wildlife preserve.
Made of pigskin leather which is either the vegetable or chrome-tanned skins of domestic pigs, it features distinctive patterns of hair follicles (which pierce the skin) that are connected by a series of lines, giving it a somewhat grained texture that I would say reminds me of ostrich skin but less extreme.
Measuring 28 cm by 27 cm (yes, it’s almost square), the nifty little sling (ok, best we call it a messenger in this case) comes complete with palladium-plated hardware, is available in 2 different colours and is set to retail for SGD4200 a
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