Fashion’s best kept secret is that nothing ever goes out of style, what goes around definitely finds its way back around. The season’s latest recycled trend is one that has us digging our mom’s closet for vintage handbags. The Louis Vuitton Pochette, if found in your mama’s vintage stash, is the find of the year. The early 2000s Louis Vuitton bag is making a huge comeback with celebrities like Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid sporting the nostalgic design on repeat.
Everyone and their mothers (quite literally) know the significance of a Louis Vuitton Monogram canvas in fashion’s history; it’s been around for over 150 years, with LV introducing many versions of the classic. The original Pochette featured the timeless LV monogram and colour palette but many variations soon followed; some in particular that caught the fancy of fans and celebrities alike. Kendall Jenner has been championing the revival of vintage LV bags and has been spotted carrying a Stephen Sprouse x Louis Vuitton bag on serval occasions. The collaboration was born out of Marc Jacobs’s (who was the Creative Director at Louis Vuitton 1997-2004) desire to break the brand’s iconic LV insignia with defacing graffiti details. The graffitied Pochette was launched in 2001 and is now trending almost 20 years later as we enter 2020. Another popular collaboration making a comeback featured Japanese artist Takashi Murakami for the brand’s S/S ’03 collection featuring cherry blossoms and animated characters and the LV monogram redone in rainbow colours.
See how our favourite stars have styled their vintage LV Pochette and where you can get the classic and special edition bags if you can’t find one in your mama’s closet.