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When it comes to Louis Vuitton’s countless bag styles, what truly sets them apart from one another? Is it the shape? The colour? The size? One thing’s for sure, if you love it at first sight, the bag’s won half the battle, with the other remaining factors typically boiling down to its hip factor, functionality and price. The new Epi Saint Cloud has certainly won us over in its good looks, a girly-girl bag that looks every bit Louis Vuitton, thanks to the full Epi body. Inspired by a vintage piece that first came out in the 90s, there are differences that give it a fresh update and enough reasons to love.
For one, the inverted horseshoe ring is still present, with both bags featuring a curved front flap (and body) with LV’s logo stamped on the bottom right corner. But that’s where the similarities end. With the new Epi Saint Cloud, the bag’s silhouette is more pronounced (a sharper half-moon shape) and its Epi body also features diagonal stripes, as opposed to the horizontal lines in the vintage style.
The bag opens via a magnetic snap closure in the front flap (the horseshoe ring is just an additional detail) with an interior that will fit your everyday essentials. And by that, we do mean bare essentials, because there’s only so much the 24 cm by 20 cm Epi Saint Cloud can fit. Finished with a cute leather tassel, it is small, it is cute and it is most definitely lovable.
Available in 5 different colours, from a pale pink Rose Ballerine to the bi-coloured Safran and a Noir that comes with bright pink trim. Rounding off the 5 is a Prune Rose and a bright-red Coquelicot. Retailing for SGD2490, ladies who love a softer canvas body can opt for the Monogram Canvas Saint Cloud that’s priced a tad lower at SGD2190. Not bad, not bad at all.
Image: Louis Vuitton