The LV Capucines bag design was first seen in 2013, as part of the Fall/Winter collection. The bag takes it’s name from the street Rue des Capucines in Paris. Upon which Louis Vuitton’s first store was opened in 1854. A classic heritage for a classic bag, the Capucines has quickly become an iconic addition to the LV brand despite it’s infancy.
In terms of shape, it is structured and boxy, in keeping with vintage styles. The smallest of the Capucines sizes, “BB” measures 10.6’ x 8.3’ x 3.9’, meaning that sizing is slightly smaller than the classic Capucines. However still maintains all of the versatile features. This bag can be left open, to display the LV signature or the flap can clasp over to show the monogram flower. The bag can also be worn cross body, over the shoulder, by hand or in the crook of the elbow.
Capucines, being French for the flower Nasturtium; mostly used as decorative edible flowers in ornamental salads, links directly to the print on this particular bag. The wildflower design was borrowed from clothing items from the Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Celebrities such as Anna Wintour have been among those to adorn the oriental-esque print, and if it’s on Anna, it’s en Vogue.
Despite the print being from an S/S collection, the black base colour and classic shape make it a great year-round investment. Winter floral’s are seen to come back every year and this is no exception.