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The Card Holder (or Porte Cartes Simple) is one of the most practical SLGs you’ll find at Louis Vuitton today. Not only does it make for a great entry-level gift (or as a reward to yourself), it is also a fantastic option for men or women looking for a simple SLG that will store a couple of business and credit cards. In a sleek silhouette that measures 11 cm by 7 cm, it will fit easily within your pocket or within your bag, however small, without taking up too much space.
And there’s no harm taking a look at the entire collection as a whole, because Louis Vuitton continues to expand the range with exciting new colours season after season, with these being the current pieces found on Singapore’s online store.
Starting with the pieces in coated-canvas, the always iconic Monogram Canvas comes paired with either Armagnac (Brown) or Fuchsia, or you could consider the Damier Ebene and the all-new Monogram Reverse Canvas, all of which are priced at SGD300 each. Moving on to leather, you can always count on Epi (SGD350) to withstand the test of time, a hardwearing material that’s resistant to scratches and the occasional splash. Louis Vuitton recently introduced several new colours like Pink, Seaside and Vert Acide, all of which are bright and bold hues. Together, they join the classic range of Fuchsia, Indigo and Noir Electric, giving you a total of 6 different options in Epi.
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Should you fancy something that’s a little more luxe, that’s where Monogram Empreinte comes in. The cowhide leather is known for its supple qualities, with a grained exterior lightly embossed with the monogram pattern and finished with Louis Vuitton’s stamp sandwiched between two gold-tone studs. Priced at SGD535, it’s currently available in Noir and Rose Poudre. Seasonal variations pop up from time to time, so it’s best you keep your eyes peeled for them online. This includes the Monogram Vernis (SGD490) which comes with a beautiful gradient ‘V’ released for Valentine’s Day, along with the tie-dye LV Escale Card Holder (SGD535) that was inspired by the traditional Japanese artisanal techniques.
Lover of exotics? Well, Louis Vuitton has the Porte Cartes Simple (another term for the Card Holder) in exotic python, priced at SGD1040 in colours like Latte and Noir.
Now, if you’re thinking about options for the boys, there are 2 which come in darker tones like black and grey. The cool Damier Graphite (SGD305) is furnished with an electric-blue trim for a fun pop of colour, while the Porte Cartes Simple (SGD470) features a sporty font inspired by the world of auto racing. Technically, the boys can also consider the cardholders in Damier Ebene, Monogram Canvas or even the Epi in Black or Indigo, as there are frankly no rules when it comes to getting an SLG (or even bags) these days.
All cardholders come furnished with a single slot on either side, with a larger interior pocket (found in the central opening) that will fit your folded notes or receipts. That saves you the need to bring a wallet on days when you need a fuss-free SLG, especially if you’re heading out to run an errand for short periods. There’s just one question which remains. If you had to pick only one, which colour/material would it be?
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