Designer bags are the reigning luxury items that women covet around the world. From investing in glamorous bags for the evening to styling everyday ensembles with functional versions, the world of luxury handbags is vast and dynamic. The one constant we would say is everyday bags that delight and deliver effortlessly. Just like a smartphone, they are an important part of a woman’s daily arsenal.
Luxury brands make sure to continuously innovate and weave utility in their handbags to cater to women’s needs and penchant for picking everyday bags time and again. A brand that does so with great ease is none other than the French master of craftsmanship — Louis Vuitton.
Apart from being known as a creator of unmistakable designs that enjoy popularity for years to come, Louis Vuitton also brings to the fore styles tailor-made for women to use every day. The label’s repertoire is flush with examples of must-have bags, an iconic one being the Artsy Bag.
Louis Vuitton Artsy Bag
At first glance, it is a hobo bag. A closer look unravels the sheer beauty that restraint and thoughtful design lend to it. Released in 2010, it has charmed women for over a decade and continues to do so with its boho-chic aesthetic. It celebrates the carefree and the casual with a quiet elegance that subtly takes hold of you.
The Louis Vuitton Artsy holds its shape while embracing the slouchy silhouette often synonymous with a hobo bag. This structural complexity adds to the wide expanse of the simplistic exterior and lets the hardware gleam delightfully.
Most definitely a big bag, the Artsy has a presence that is undeniable. From the large base, the artful fold on the sides that result in pleats, to the striking handle, it is a bag that can carry the world in it. Louis Vuitton initially produced the style in two sizes: MM & GM. But the GM size has been discontinued. Apart from the sizing, the bag presents itself in a series of signature materials: Monogram Canvas, Damier Azur and Monogram Empreinte leather.
The juxtaposition of the simple exterior and the instantly recognizable materials pushes the Louis Vuitton Artsy into a space that celebrates logomania in an understated way.
Our eyes widen with appreciation as we take in the rich hues of this Flamme Artsy bag. The distinct color reminds us of a full-bodied cabernet sauvignon, while the Monogram Empreinte exterior invites us to caress its smooth touch that is slightly disturbed with the imprinted logo. The strong base is reinforced with stitching and four protective metal feet. The bag tapers as it reaches the top and the pleated sides form a soft triangular shape that hints at the amount of space the interior promises. The canvas-lined interior is cleverly crafted to ensure easy organization that is complete with six slip pockets, a spacious zip pocket and a functional D-ring.
The bag with its open top is positioned quite close to the beautifully formed handle handcrafted with precision and adorned with cross-stitching. The single handle not only sits nicely on the shoulder or in the crook of the arm but also helps in retaining the gentle slouch that makes the Louis Vuitton Artsy so popular. From the key-bell charm that can be left out or tucked inside to the engraved eyelets, the finishing touches are that of golden hardware glinting against the dark exterior.
The Louis Vuitton Artsy bag is a masterpiece that emerges from the brand’s atelier armed with a refined touch only to cater to modern women of taste and style.
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