With news that Loius Vuitton’s handbag business is suffering versus many middle-end brands, the French malletier is appearing quite bent on reaffirming its luxury status by boosting its bespoke service which was introduced just a couple of years ago.
Louis Vuitton’s Haute Maroquinerie caravan is in Manila to present its personalized service to VIP clients for a limited period.
Haute Maroquinerie is the leather goods equivalent of haute couture. This service is available year-round only in select Louis Vuitton Maisons around the world.
On its Manila jaunt, the brand presented Haute Maroquinerie only to key clients (one needs to call for an appointment to view the presentation, until April 6 only; tel. 7560637).
Louis Vuitton Personalised Bag
For the house, this is the penultimate in luxury as you get to build the bag of your dreams from a selection of styles, skins, linings and hardware. You can even personalize it to the extent that you can have your name stamped inside.
The bespoke service has five bag styles, three classic shapes and two new shapes and 27 colors to choose from. There are also three leather families of eight exceptional leathers, of varied grains and finishes, as well as two types of crocodile skins. The hardware can be gold or palladium.
There are approximately 80,000 possible combinations. If you’re paying at least half a million pesos for a purse (and up to about P2 million for the crocodile skins), the clients were told, you might as well get one that’s completely brand new and made to your specifications—with your name stamped on it.