It’s not every day something comes along and combines two of my great loves as far as bags are concerned, and in the case of the Louis Vuitton’s Petite Malle, my love of vintage travel trunks and anything miniature. Nicolas Ghesquière’s first bag for the French maison, the Petite Malle, features 3 white crosses on the right, inspired by a wealthy banker who commissioned trunks from Louis Vuitton between 1911 and 1929 and had the crosses painted on all his own pieces.
Measuring just 18 cm across by 12 cm, imagine them as hard-sided trunks in miniature, with a hinged lid on the top that opens to an interior covered in plush quilted leather. Admittedly, there isn’t much space within, but it will fit most mobile phones, a slim card case and other bits and bobs like your keys/lip gloss/mints.
Then again, for the person who buys this, how roomy it is wouldn’t even be a consideration in the first place. Instead, they would love how beautiful it looks, with its brushed hardware, choosing from between pieces that came either in coated canvas or Epi leather. They would imagine all the joy they would get from carrying this head-turning statement number around, either in the hand or by way of its long leather shoulder sling. They would even imagine it sitting prettily on an island of beautifully-bound hardcover tomes and adding that extra bit of oomph to your home’s decor.
Priced from SGD7050 and up, there’s already a long wait list for this pretty little number, so if you want one, I would suggest you head down to Louis Vuitton stat before it’s too late.
Images: Louis Vuitton