Louis Vuitton F/W19 Tambourin


Count yourself a hardcore Louis Vuitton fan if you can name which year the Tambourin made its first appearance in the Parisian luxury brand’s leather goods line-up without having to do a Google search. But if you need a little hint, it’s the year Marc Jacobs roped Takashi Murakami in to decorate a number of Louis Vuitton bags with his signature cherry blossoms and smiley faces print. And that was in 2003.

16 years on, Nicolas Ghesquiére has introduced (or rather, updated) the Tambourin for LV’s Fall-Winter 2019 collection, one that’s inspired and shaped like a tambourine, some of which do come in a half-moon shape. It comes in a compact shape and measures some 14 cm wide by 15 cm high, with a roomy interior that will hold a good day’s worth of essentials like your compact powder, lip balm, mini wallet, small portable charger and then some. While the shoulder strap it comes with is not removable, it can be adjusted to 7 different lengths, which makes it a versatile piece that can be worn over the shoulder or across the body. Accessing the bag is also pretty easy, via the bag’s single buckle right in front.


Now on to exterior options, the Tambourin comes in 3 different designs to choose from. A timeless classic in Monogram Canvas (SGD2260) with VVN leather should do the trick for most, but if you prefer a full leather piece, look out for the smooth calfskin leather ones (SGD3150) in either Black or Cherry Red.

The third option would be the all-new Monogram LV Pop (SGD3800), which comes in an interesting combination of Monogram and Damier patterns (the first time the luxury house has ever mixed both patterns, by the way), creating an optical illusion in neon patterns that’s achieved by inkjet printing on smooth calfskin leather.

Set to launch in Singapore from August 2019, you should go ahead and add the Tambourin because if you want something fun yet functional, this little wonder would be it.


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