Archive for the ‘Louis Vuitton’ Category

Jan 10

Featured Special: Louis Vuitton Noe Bag

One of iconic bags of the fashion house, Louis Vuitton Noe bag was first introduced in 1932 when a champagne house contacted Louis Vuitton to make a bag that could hold 5 bottles of champagne.

Today, the Louis Vuitton Noe bag would still serve this function perfectly: 4 bottles with the bottle down and the 5th bottle inverted and nestled between others. Though this bottle carrying purpose has hardly been fulfilled nowadays…  Beloved by many, the Louis Vuitton Noe bag is primarily used as a practical city bag for every day use.

Currently retail price for Louis Vuitton Noe bag is $1,290.

If you fancy a classic Louis Vuitton Noe bag on your shoulder & the idea of SAVING $940, read on.

At Bags of Charm, we will be changing specials On Sale section from time to time. Each month in 2013 we’ll feature a different iconic designer bag. For now, we have a fabulous authentic Louis Vuitton Noe bag, the largest size in Louis Vuitton Noe family, gently used with no major signs of wear for only $350. The super special price of this Louis Vuitton Noe bag is valid until the end of January. Wait to see what’s in store for February :)!



Dec 03

Louis Vuitton Pochette Accessoires Bag

Featured Special Of The Week: Louis Vuitton Pochette Accessoires Bag.

Louis Vuitton Shared some great photos of Louis Vuitton wish list including this one with a Louis Vuitton Pochette Accessoires Bag in the center:

The great looking, versatile Louis Vuitton Pochette Accessoires Bag features high fashion and function. You can also wear it as a hand – held clutch by removing the detachable strap.  Made of traditional LV monogram canvas with natural cowhide leather strap. Zip top closure, brown canvas lining, gold toned brass hardware. It is enough to carry your essentials to go out and about. A fabulous classic city bag.


If the Louis Vuitotn Pochette Accessoires bag featured on Louis Vuitton wishlist photo is on your wish list, you can get a fabulous pre-owned one with LV dust bag for only $190 now from Bags of Charm. What a bargain!

Nov 25

Louis Vuitton Idylle Romance Bag Double Dose of Romance

Louis Vuitton Idylle Romance bag was born a little over 2 years ago.  The ultra feminine bag is beautifully crafted of Louis Vuitton Idylle canvas and contrasting calfskin leather trimmings, accented with Louis Vuitton rich golden metallic hardware.

Louis Vuitton Idylle Canvas – The Improved Version Of Mini Lin Canvas

Louis Vuitton Idylle canvas line and Louis Vuitton Mini Lin canvas line look so similar. No wonder many people/websites mix these two up. But Idylle is actually an improved version of Mini Lin. The discontinued Monogram Mini Lin canvas line is a blend of cotton and linen. It expresses the Monogram signature on a natural, supple, light and hard-wearing jacquard. Launched in March 2010, monogram Idylle is distinguished by an innovative canvas that creates a remarkably soft, light a study cloth. The fabric is thicker, more sturdy and water/stain repellent. All items in Idylle canvas line are built to be several times more durable than the Mini Lin line. The change of name reflects its rebirth.

French for ‘romance’, the discreetly elegant Monogram Idylle canvas is the ideal fit for urban and feminine lifestyles.

Louis Vuitton Idylle Romance Bag

“Capture fresh, laid-back elegance with the beautiful Louis Vuitton Idylle Romance Bag.” – from Louis Vuitton official website.

This double dose of romance hobo is totally my type of bag – charming, lightweight, just the right size and very comfortable to wear.



Where to find the date code

Don’t panic if you can’t find its date code inside the main body of the bag. Indeed, it is a bit tricky to find the date code of the Louis Vuitton Idylle Romance bag. There’s a deep exterior pocket on each side of the bag. Look into one of them. In between the seams, you’ll find the date code printed on a little leather patch as shown on the picture below:).




Louis Vuitton Palermo Bag

Jun 17

The Bigger The Better? Louis Vuitton Palermo Bag

I mean handbags. A lot Louis Vuittion handbags have sizes in GM (grand model), MM (medium model) and PM (petit model). I’ve noticed whenever we have all the 3 sizes in the same style; the GM bag normally gets snapped up first, especially these bags in the Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas line.Louis Vuitton monogram Palermo bag has always been my favorite style since it was introduced in 2008. I like the feminine pleat design, the functional dual handles and detachable long shoulder strap. When it comes down to sizes, I can’t make up my mind which one I prefer. The Louis Vuitton Palermo bag has only 2 sizes, GM and PM.

It is a bit unfair to call the Louis Vuitton Palermo bag PM “petit” because it is not small at all. With dimensions of 36 x 21 x 16cm, the bag is certainly roomy enough to hold everything you need easily. At 1.70m, I love how it fits on me as a daily bag.

Louis Vuitton Palermo GM bag is much larger bag, measured at 45 x 36 x 20cm. It is definitely the dream bag of a girl who prefers big handbags with extra room for a thick jumper or jacket in the colder season. It is also good to use it as weekend bag.

Decisions, decisions, decisions. Maybe just have both to make it simple☺. Do you always buy bigger handbags or smaller ones? If you got to choose between the 2 sizes of Louis Vuitton Palermo bags, will you go for the GM or PM (GM is on the right hand side)?


Jan 27

Happy Weekend!

It must be something to do with the wet weather (yeah, blame the weather) and subsequently the lost summer, I’ve been feeling a little bit uneasy and low in energy. In an effort to improve my personal filing system, I decided to file away a stack of loose-leaf prints that haven’t been touched for a long time. As I picked up the pile, one piece of paper fell lightly right in front of me. I looked down to see what it was… That was when I thought the universe started to speak to me: it was the final part of Desiderata. A friend of mine sent the poem to me years ago.


Therefore, be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams; it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful.


Strive to be happy.

I smiled a crooked smile and started to feel the energy flowing back to me. Time to be productive again. There are loads of beautiful Louis Vuitton bags and amazing Vintage Chanel statement Jewellery to be photographed and displayed in the next few days. Here’s a sneak peek…

Louis Vuitton mulitcolor Judy pm bag, Louis Vuitton Damier Azur neverfull mm bag and lots of Iconic Chanel vintage earrings.



Jan 08

Designer Bags Review: Louis Vuitton Randonnee Bag

We rode alongside children on their scooters, behind the street artists performing fire juggling, among hundreds of casual, relaxed strollers in Darling harbor. It was a little hot and humid, a bike ride from Pyrmont to Sydney Paddy’s market before the storm was just something I needed.

You see, that remarkable 93 years old lady in my local super market inspired me to buy a large pack of carrots to make and drink carrot juice everyday so if ever I live to 93 years and beyond, I can just be as fabulous as her.

It must be the something in the air, or the bike ride, or the little excitement about fresh homemade carrot juice, the Louis Vittion Randonnee Bags kept coming to my mind.Many clients have called or emailed to ask opinion about choosing the right bag. So we will put some background information about designer bags on this blog from time to time, for those of you who are interested to know more.

Louis Vuitton Randonnee GM & PM Bags

French word Randonnée means ride, hike, excursion, drive. Pronunciation: [ra(n) duh nay]

There are 2 sizes in the Louis Vuitton Randonnee line: the GM size– bigger one and the PM size – the smaller one of these two. The GM size also comes with a large detachable zippy pouch like the one shown in the photo.

Louis Vuitton Randonnee bags are available in the traditional monogram canvas and epi leather. Both sizes are very spacious, having adjustable leather shoulder straps. They can be carried as shoulder bags or backpacks. They are no longer available in Louis Vuitton Store.

I hope today, you all have time to take a step forward towards what you want to do, no matter how small the step is.

Stay fabulous.

Jan 06

It’s Oldie But a Goodie

One of the world most successful models Twiggy revolutionised the world of fashion in the 1960s. When Louis Vuitton launched its Papillon bag, she snapped it up, never traveled without it.

Check out this video on youtube.

In 1967, Twiggy and her Louis Vuitton Papillon bag appeared in Vogue. Like the saying goes, before it’s in fashion, it’s in Vogue. The Louis Vuitton MonogramPapillon bag was soon seen on many other stars and remains one of Louis Vuitton’s cult designs.

Unlike modern Louis Vuitton Papillon Bag, vintage Papillon bag has darker treated leather trimmings and handles which prevent it from being stained easily by water or sweat. Twiggy was carrying the smallest version of pap in the photo and the 60s Papillon monogram placement is different from the ones produced later on.

Like other iconic Louis Vuitton Bags (Alma, Speedy, Noe, Keepall…), it is an oldie but a goodie. It is one of these bags that you can get today, take good care of it, then break it out in a decade or two, and still look classy and fabulous!

Jan 02

You Ask, You Get… Louis Vuitton Monogram Cabas Bags

Angelina Jolie has been rocking her Louis Vuitton monogram Cabas Piano, Mazzo and Alto bags everywhere.

I would too totally, if I had 6 kids and many baby things to carry, I mean, what’s not to love about these Louis Vuitton monogram cabas bags? Simply classic and practical, we’ve seen plenty of celebrities carrying them around.

The recent chapter of the Louis Vuitton Core Values campaign follows Angelina Jolie as she travels to Cambodia to recount the journey that changed her life. Angelina carried her own well used/loved Louis Vuitton Cabas Alto bag for the photo shoot during this campaign instead of getting a sparkling new one from Louis Vuitton’s latest collection.

Now, that’s a star!

Many Louis Vuitton fans are saddened by the fact that the monogram cabas bags are no longer available in Louis Vuitton stores. Despite the increasing popularity of these bags, Louis Vuitton has just discounted all 3 of them. The only way to own one now is to get it from the secondary market.

At Bags of Charm, we try to stock authentic pre-owned Louis Vuitton monogram cabas bags in all the 3 sizes as often as we can but still, there are so few of them available, not enough for every one. Many of you who missed out previously have contacted us to request more. So once again, here’s the answer to your wish, newly in, authentic Louis Vuitton monogram Cabas Piano, Cabas Mazzo, Cabas Alto, one of each in fabulous pre-owned condition.

Louis Vuitton Monogram Cabas Alto Bag, huge:

We had a few Louis Vuitton Alto bags but look, this one has a similar patina as Angelina’s bag!

Louis Vuitton Monogram Cabas Mazzo Bag, big size:



Louis Vuitton Monogram Cabas Piano Bag, small size:

Happy browsing and stay fabulous!:)


Dec 15

Cheers To Red!

You don’t normally see me in something red but I’m totally into Louis Vuitton’s rouge (red) color.  I’m particularly fond of this Louis Vuitton rouge Epi leather Soufflot bag.

The Louis Vuitton Epi Leather Soufflot Bag was firstly introduced in January 2007, named after Jacques Germain Soufflot, the French architect who designed the Pantheon in Pairs in 1755 and introduced non-classicism in the international circle. This bag not only inherits his name, but also his modern spirit.

This discontinued rouge (red) color has a warm, bright shade that speaks out beautiful and confident. No matter winter or summer, it is always a perfect color for any weather condition. Such a feminine, practical and elegant bag, no wonder it was such a hit and sold out very quickly.

Have you been working too hard this year? Have you spent too much time being too serious? It’s the holiday season, time to let your hair down and free up the fun side of you. If you’ve always believed red is not your color, try something in Louis Vuitton rouge.

It’s bold, it’s beautiful, it’s … YOU!

Dec 04

Will You Wack Kim Kardashian With This Bag?

Check out the bag Kim Kardashian was wearing.

Yes, I hear what you are saying: I’m not a big fan of Kim Kardashian! I don’t blame you. But the bag… is the most gorgeous and rare Louis Vuitton Ambre Cabas Noe Cruise tote. Limited edition in 2004, it was designed by Marc Jacobs featuring many iconic Louis Vuitton symbols such as bold golden brass S lock, rivets and nails. Original retailed over $4,000 AU and sold out very quickly around the world, it’s becoming increasingly sought after and highly collectible. If you missed out on it while it was still available in store, here’s your second chance. At Bags of Charm we have one in fabulous preowned condition at a lot less than half of the original retail price.

One of our facebook fans commented on facebook fan page: can I wack her with the bag? – Lol… Yeah go ahead, wack her! But maybe, just maybe, use something else and save the gorgeous bag for yourself :).