Real vs. Steal – Louis Vuitton Capucines BB Bag

by Irina on August 26, 2016

Update: This post has been updated on August 26, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

I’m usually not big on Louis Vuitton, but their newest handbag family, the “Capucines”, has got me really excited! The Capucines bags, which come in 3 different sizes with BB being the smallest, are made of full-grain Taurillon leather and finished with shiny palladium accents. The design is very classic and minimalistic. The “Capucines” has one single flap which is accented with a single flower button, reminiscent of Louis Vuitton’s icon in one of its signature monograms. The flap can either be hidden inside the bag, so it will show the LV initials embossed on the leather or the flap can be clasped on the front and display the LV monogram flower button. The name “Capucines” pays homage to the earliest Louis Vuitton Maison, which was located on rue Neuve-des-Capucines in 1854. The bag collection has been launched in June 2013 with Michelle Williams as its face. Likewise, celebs such as Angelina Jolie and supermodel Miranda Kerr have been spotted lugging around their Capucines handbags. Fashion insiders say the “Capucines” bag family was designed to help LVMH regain some of its lost sparke in the elite luxury market as more and more people grew tired of seeing (and buying) LV’s classic monogram bags.

Louis Vuitton Capucines BB Bag

Louis Vuitton Capucines BB Bag
($4.400, Vestiaire Collective)

P.S.: Also available at The RealReal & Fashionphile.

Nicole&Doris V Letter Satchel Bag

Update (08/26/2016): Just spotted this set of Louis Vuitton inspired bags by Nicole&Doris. On sale for under $35 and available in 9 different colors!

Nicole&Doris V Letter Satchel Bag (Louis Vuitton Capucines BB dupes)

Nicole&Doris V Letter Satchel Bagamazon
($33.99, Amazon)

Jessica Buurman “SHIPO” V Letter Shoulder Bag

Alright, these V-Letter bags I found on Jessica Buurman are certainly no match in terms of design or quality compared to the real LV Capucines, but they will give you a similar look for a fraction of the real deal’s price. My personal favorite would have to be the yellow one! I just love the vibrant color which will make any outfit instantly stand out.

Jessica Buurman "SHIPO" V Letter Shoulder Bag (Louis Vuitton Capucines BB knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “SHIPO” V Letter Shoulder Bag
($82, Jessica Buurman)

Image source(s): Louis Vuitton, Amazon, Jessica Buurman

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