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If there’s a modern-day classic from Louis Vuitton to know, it is the Capucines. Timeless and sophisticated, it pays tribute to the maison’s very first store at Rue de Capucines in 1854.
Signature elements include a trapezoidal silhouette with curved edges, thick leather handle and shiny LV logo encapsulated within the bag’s body. All of which also feature in this season’s latest playful and eye-catching Capucines Mini handbag.
The structured bag also features adaptations from Louis Vuitton’s vast archives, such as engraved rivets from its heritage trunks. The quatrefoil clover petal on the front flap also drew inspiration from the iconic monogram flower. And there continue to be many ways to wear the enigmatic style, with plenty of finishes to choose from.
Right off the bat, you’ll notice the whimsical marine-inspired wavy base on the Capucines Mini. Unlike other Capucines that feature a flat base, this one recalls the sinuous silhouette of a seashell (think The Little Mermaid). The unique shape is achieved through thermoforming, a process in which the leather is heated then shaped with the help of a mould.
The mini, clearly the smallest size in the Capucines family, measures 22 cm wide and 14 cm high. But that doesn’t mean you have to pack light. Its ample interior features two main compartments and a flat pocket that can fit your daily essentials and slightly more. The removable and adjustable chain strap also makes it more versatile, offering both hand-carry and crossbody wear.
This darling style is available in two finishes. The first, in the luscious Taurillon leather that most bags in the Capucines line come in. Priced at SGD9500, the grained finish is available in two colour options, Light Pink and Snow.
There’s also the Capucines Capushell Mini (SGD14,400) that’s quite a stunner. Conjuring a magical under-the-sea impression, it features 7000 coloured glass beads hand-embroidered on a pink satin background with calfskin trims. Bag or work of art? You decide.