There are bags you buy for yourself and there are bags you buy for your mother. The Epi St Jacques, from Louis Vuitton, is one such latter bag. And fittingly, for those of you old enough to remember, the St Jacques isn’t exactly a new bag because in the 80s when Epi was at its peak within Louis Vuitton, there was already a St Jacques.
The new one is similar, albeit with a few changes. Gone is the top zip closure, as well as its unusually long shoulder handles. And while the old version had sides that finished on an edge, the new one has gently gusseted sides, allowing for that tad more when you have days with more to carry around.
Priced at SGD3200 (the price is rather Mum-friendly too, no?), the 38 cm by 27 cm shoulder tote now comes in a variety of beautiful shades, from a bright purplish pink (Pivoine) to a dusty pink that I adore called Magnolia (shown above). Then there’s a bright blue (Bleuet) as well as your standard Black and White.
Lightweight, functional and with enough curves to make any woman blush, this could be something you (I mean, your Mum) can love for a long time to come, especially with Epi’s legendary ridged leather grain that’s almost indestructible. In other words, it’s also Mummy-proof as well.
Image: Louis Vuitton