LOUIS VUITTON WOMEN'S FALL WINTER 2018 COLLECTION + POP UPS!

 

7TH JULY, 2018.

 

The Fall Winter 2018 collection will release worldwide on the 27th of July. The full leather goods list with €$ prices and SKUs (excl. the pop up exclusives) are on the website which you can view by clicking HERE. The accessories, RTW and shoes will be added soon as well. In the meantime, here are some pictures of the pretty much 90% of the collection for reference. 

However, there will be pop ups as always! There are two confirmed pop ups, one in Isetan Shinjuku and another one in Hong Kong. In the pictures above, the items with red dots beside them are pop up exclusives that will mostly only be available at the Isetan, Shinjuku pop up. Some will be available in the Hong Kong store as well.

LOUIS VUITTON HONG KONG LANDMARK - JULY 13TH
G/F, Shop 7-17,Landmark Atrium,Central, 
HONG KONG ISLAND - HONG KONG

ISETAN POP UP - JULY 11TH
Isetan Shinjuku Store 1F-4F Promotion Space / 1F The Stage, 3-14-1 Shinjuku
160-0022 Shinjuku-ku - JAPAN

 


The "time trunks" are the most prevalent theme throughout the collection. These items will be the ones that most people will gravitate towards as they are also the most "affordable" leather goods in the collection. Let's not kid ourselves, this collection is ridiculously expensive.

 

The lowest priced large leather good in this collection is the Time Trunk Alma BB priced at €1680 / $2260. In comparison, the normal Alma BB in monogram is priced at €915 / $1230. That's $1030 more expensive.  That's a 45% "show tax"! Same goes for the Speedy 25 and the Alma PM which are both around 40% more expensive than their normal versions.

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However, the more expensive items are not marked up as high. The City Steamer, Petite Malles, Twists and Duffel Bags are priced very very close to if not the same price as their regular counterparts. Hence, if you were to ask me, I would steer clear from the Time Trunk Alma BB, Alma PM and Speedy. If your budget allows it, almost anything else from the large leather goods are a better deal. The small leather goods are all priced well. The "show tax" on them all are around 5% to 15%. 


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There are also a few new silhouettes. The City Frame & the Crown Frame which are based off the classic Maroquin City Bag from the 1930s. The third one being, in my opinion, one of, if not the best item from this collection. The Boite Chapeau Souple. The boite only comes in monogram but it is absolutely stunning. It takes everything you love about the Boite Chapeau but features in a nice long strap and a flat pocket on the back. It is much more practical than the Petite Boite while being bigger. As it's a soft alternative, it is also much much cheaper at just €1680 / $2210. In my opinion, this is the one of the best options in this collection.