Monogram Alma PM | Louis Vuitton
Form meets function. The Alma's double zipper feature allows it to open wide for easy access to a roomy interior. Complete with interior pockets and protective bottom studs, the Alma is the quintessential work bag.
Details: Good condition with some signs of wear. The vachetta leather handles are beginning to show a rich patina consistent with normal use. There are some stains and imperfections in the leather on the bottom of the bag. Date of production: 2002.
Measurements: Approximately 12.6 inches at widest point; 9.4 inches high and 6.7 inches deep. Handle drop is approximately 3.1 inches.
Behind the Brand: Founded in 1854, Louis Vuitton Malletier is the French fashion house known around the world. The first Louis Vuitton piece was the flat-surface trunk, designed by Mr. Vuitton himself as a practical alternative to heavier, round-top trunks. Unlike other models, the Vuitton trunk could be conveniently stacked for travel. Today, the Louis Vuitton brand encompasses a wide range of luxury products, including luggage, handbags, and ready-to-wear. The brand is poised to maintain its status as a high fashion leader and innovator: In November 2013, Louis Vuitton announced Nicolas Ghesquiere (formerly of Balenciaga) as the company's new artistic director for women's collections.
Trivia: Louis Vuitton's Monogram Canvas design -- a style icon unto itself -- is almost 120 years old. The company introduced the pattern in 1896, just a few years after Louis Vuitton products were shown at the Chicago World's Fair. The pattern's distinctive quatrefoils and flowers reflect the Asian-influenced design elements of the Victorian Era.
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