The spring months have been incredibly challenging for luxury brands. Some have changed their business models completely, choosing to push back new releases or to quietly continue on with less fanfare than usual, and other brands like Chanel and Louis Vuitton have instituted worldwide price increases. Now, the last few weeks have brought a whole new set of challenges as some regions begin to reopen their stores while others remain closed. Many stores in Europe have begun to reopen, so it’s not surprising that Louis Vuitton’s newest bag appears to currently be available to the European market only. Information on this new bag is slowly beginning to trickle out and today we’re giving you a first look at the brand new Louis Vuitton Pont 9 Bag.
The Louis Vuitton Pont 9 bag is an all leather flap bag that’s finished with bold logo hardware. This structured design is sleek and features curved lines, which create an elegant and sophisticated vibe. The hardware on this bag—an oversized LV logo inside of a bold circle, is a signature house code dating back to the 1930s that has been reimagined by creative director Nicolas Ghesquière. The bag, aptly named Pont 9, is named after the oldest bridge in Paris (the Pont Neuf), which sits atop the Seine river.
The bag is crafted completely of smooth cowhide from the body of the bag down to its trim and even lining. Though simple, the bag posses a subtle sophistication with hidden details such as a colored leather lining and a Monogram flower magnetic closure, which is tucked beneath the bag’s flap. The bag features an adjustable shoulder strap and inside there are two compartments—one large main compartment and a smaller front pocket. A zippered pocket on the back interior works for cosmetics or smaller items. Overall dimensions are 5.9″L x 9″W x 3.1″D.
Earlier this week the bag launched via its Europoean website, retailing for 2,870€, and today, it launched in the US as well retailing for $3,900. Shop now via Louis Vuitton.