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If you’re a fan of Louis Vuitton (who isn’t these days, especially with what Kim Jones has done for the mens collection in recent years) and design wunderkind Marc Newson, here’s a new collection from the French luxury house that will get you excited for sure.
In collaboration with Marc Newson, Louis Vuitton has launched a new collection of Rolling Luggages that aims to meet the needs of today’s 21st century traveller. Featuring 3 important innovations that every frequent flyer will appreciate, it a) is made up of an ultra-thin titanium layer bonded to the polypropylene composite shell that makes it super lightweight, b) comes with an external full-width extendable cane (handle) with a simple zip puller closing system and c) is the very first of all Louis Vuitton luggages today to have four wheels, In other words, it’s light, it’s easy to use and most importantly, it will be easier to manoeuver as well, which should cut time spent from the time you disembark the plane to getting into your car by at least a third.
Available in 2 sizes, a Mini50 and a Cabin55 (because God forbid you check in something as gorgeous and as precious as this), this would be the luggage you use for a short two-day trip (use the Mini 50) or go for the maximum allowed onto any airline (the Cabin 55).
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Now for the best part. The Rolling Luggages will come in at least 6 different finishes, which means after you’ve decided on the size, you’ll have to choose from between the following: Monogram Canvas, Monogram Eclipse, Damier Graphite, Epi (a virtual rainbow of choices here), Taiga and something called VVN, which is basically Vuitton’s vachetta leather wrapped around the entire luggage and one that will patina beautifully over time.
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Priced from SGD3650 all the way to SGD8100 depending on finish and size, here’s another bit of information that will please all of you in Singapore. Whilst the rest of South Asia will only get this new collection sometime in end-September, we can all buy it now at Louis Vuitton boutiques across the island, from Marina Bay Sands to Ngee Ann City and ION Orchard.
So what do I have my eye on? Right now it’s the Cabin55 in either Monogram Canvas or Monogram Eclipse, which are also the only ones (along with Damier Graphite) that can be personalised with your initials with LV’s Mon Monogram service. How not to #LVOE?
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I hate to be picky, but this isn’t the first LV luggage to have 4 wheels (with the Zephyr, http://au.louisvuitton.com/eng-au/products/zephyr-55-monogram-006352).
Having said that, this looks far superior and I’m really excited about the ongoing Vuitton/Newson collaborations.
Hey Brock, thanks for letting me know. Much appreciated.
I realised I didn’t complete the sentence correctly, should have been the ‘first Louis Vuitton four-wheeled luggage with a completely flat interior’. My bad.
No problem! I love your work!
At first it looked a bit weird, but now I cannot stop thinking about it. It’s the iPhone of luggage. Can’t wait to see it in person.