The Louis Vuitton Capucines MM-M94471 handbag is a medium size bag that is great for every day use or an evening out. With a sturdy design, and high quality leather, this bag is an instant classic with understated elegance.
It was named for the rue des Capucines in Paris. This particular street had a very special meaning for Louis Vuitton, as it was where he opened his first shop in 1854. That shop would go on to create the world’s most valuable luxury brand. The simplicity of the bag mirrors Vuitton’s own simple beginnings, while the elegance of the bag displays the timeless class of his designs.
The Louis Vuitton Capucines MM-M94471 is made of strong, full-grain Taurillon leather. The handles are semi-rigid and secured to the bag via jeweled rings. It features Taurillon caviar leather trim and shiny brash metallic pieces for a bit of glimmer. The bag is suitable for carrying in the hand, on the elbow or over the shoulder. It closes via a distinctive flap, which can be worn two ways. When left out of the bag, it displays a Monogram flower, but when tucked in, shows the distinctive Louis Vuitton logo.
One thing that really makes all their bags so high quality is the way they avoid over-processing their leather with chemicals. The leather itself is made from the top layer of hide, to ensure a rich, smooth look that Louis Vuitton bags have become known for. More than 250 different hand crafted tasks are needed to arrive at the final product and that kind of attention to detail shows.
The interior is made of ultra-soft calfskin and features two large interior compartments, along with a flat pocket and a zipped pocket, for staying organized. The inside is roomy, with lots of space for wallets, cell phones and a pair of Louis Vuitton sunglasses.
With stars like Angelina Jolie and Michelle Williams seen carrying it, the Capucines line has been a very successful one. Stores across Europe were completely running out within a few days of its release, and waitlists were backed up for months. Despite the initial fervor, this is no ‘it bag.’ When many other luxury brands are more focused on their logos being widely displayed, Louis Vuitton has always made a point of focusing on quality and craftsmanship.
With is focus on quality over flash, the Louis Vuitton Capucines MM-M94471 is the perfect marriage of simplicity and timeless elegance. Much like Louis Vuitton’s initial store, it’s a simple bag that’s sure to become a classic.