The Louis Vuitton City Steamer Bag

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Louis Vuitton has served up some great bags as of late. Rapid recall of a few of our favorites: TheDora, The Garance, and The Petite Malle. PurseBop even speculates that the Louis Vuitton Capucinescould reach classic status.

Today, we excitedly introduce a new LV bag with some promising potential: The Louis Vuitton City Steamer

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History and Specs

The Louis Vuitton City Steamer first appeared in the Cruise 2016 runway show and received lots of hype immediately after its debut. The City Steamer finally arrived in stores at the beginning of this month, and the buzz still hasn’t stopped. What’s all this talk about? The LV City Steamer just looks a little too familiar…some may say, very Birkin-esque. Before you can decide whether you’re yay or nay on the Birkin similarities, let’s take a closer look…

The City Steamer is a modernized version of LV’s original steamer luggage bag. The bag is very structured and roomy, which make it very functional for carrying travel essentials and other business documents. Adding to the travel element of City Steamer, the bag features an engraved padlock in the center and an embossed luggage tag. Other functional features include a double zip enclosure and a detachable shoulder strap. The City Steamer comes in 3 different sizes, PM, MM, and GM.

Creative director, Nicolas Ghesquiere seemed to carefully design the City Steamer with a clear purpose in mind. Overall, the City Steamer is very sleek, minimalistic, and appropriately functional. The exterior details that are present don’t detract from the bag’s silhouette. The handles have the same attachments as the Dora bag and the gold padlock dangles elegantly from the middle. With various sizes and leather options, the LV City Steamer can hold its own in daytime or evening occasions.

Louis Vuitton City Steamer Prices

Style Price in USD
Louis Vuitton City Steamer PM $3,550
Louis Vuitton City Steamer MM $4,100
Louis Vuitton City Steamer GM $4,400
Louis Vuitton City Steamer Studded PM $5,750

Styles

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City Steamer vs. Birkin

From first glance, the City Steamer may scream “Birkin”especially if you focus on the gold padlock. However, as far as the silhouette itself, if the City Steamer does mimic the Birkin, it only does so innocuously. The bag’s rectangular shape is fairly common as seen by the structured bag trend this year. It’s hard to decide whether we should have a grievance with the gold padlock or not. Instead of asking “Does the City Steamer look too much like the Birkin?”, a better question to ask is: “Is the City Steamer special enough for us?”

Celebrity Sightings

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Instagram Eye Candy

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The verdict is up to you: LV City Steamer – YAY OR NAY?

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Louis Vuitton City Steamer Tote Bag Reference Guide for Cruise 2016

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Michelle Williams with Louis Vuitton Steamer Trunk

Louis Vuitton City Steamer Tote Bag Reference Guide for Cruise 2016

One of the most highly anticipated bags from the Cruise 2016 collection is here from Louis Vuitton. The bag was first introduced during the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2016 runway collection. The City Steamer tote is a structured bag that is available in three main sizes MM, GM and PM. It’s an update on the classic ‘Steamer’ luggage bag series that originated from the inception of the brand.

The updated design features a Louis Vuitton engraved padlock and LV embossed luggage tag on the front. The tote features a double zip enclosure with Dora style handles. It includes a convenient carrying strap. The bag can also be monogrammed as pictured from runway model Liu Wen’s instagram, when she was gifted this exclusive piece. Available in different colors in sizes PM and MM and two different bicolors.

The Louis Vuitton Bond Street store in the UK and Harrod’s will be receiving these bags first. The bags are expected to arrive at selected other stores in November.

Style, Price and Size

Style US Price UK Price Size
Louis Vuitton City Steamer GM Bag $4,400.00 (USD) 2,450 GBP 13.4″ L x 11.4″ H x 5.5 D
Louis Vuitton City Steamer MM Bag $4,100.00 (USD) 2,300 GBP 12.2″ L x 10.2″ H x 4.7″D
Louis Vuitton City Steamer PM Bag $3,550.00 (USD) 2,000 GBP 10.2″ L x 9.1″ H x 3.9″ D
Louis Vuitton Studded City Steamer PM Bag $5,750.00 (USD) 3,250 GBP  10.2″ L x 9.1″ H x 3.9″ D

 

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