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Louis Vuitton’s Petite Malle Luxury Bag Collection

By Brody Patterson


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First seen as part of the Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2014 Runway Bag Collection, Nicolas Ghesquiere’s debut collection, the Petite Malle collection pays tribute to the French luxury brand’s heritage as a trunk maker with a series of monogrammed, miniature trunks known as malles.

About 150 years ago, Louis Vouitton gained prominence with the release of rectangular trunks which were stackable, when everyone else made trunks with rounded tops. Then in 1868, the company invented zinc-covered trunks to protect traveler’s goods. Drawing on this remarkable history, the Petite Malles are printed with a three crosses insignia of Albert Kahn, a world traveler and photographer.

All of these bags come with a black removable leather strap, elegant lambskin lining, and golden brass finishing including the S-lock and magnetic closure, which gives it the appearance of a vanity case or treasure trunk.

The three models that comprise the collection are Monogram and Damier canvas, Epi leather and Metallic Epi – and you can check them out in the gallery below.

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About Brody Patterson

Brody has worked as a full time staff writer for Luxatic for over five years, covering luxury news, product releases and in-depth reviews, and specializing in verticals on the website alongside the tech & leisure section, as well as men's fashion, watches and travel. Learn more about Luxatic's Editorial Process.

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