LV’s ArtyCapucines Collection Has Us Falling in Love with the Capucines Bag All Over Again

Art and the Capucine

The relatively new Capucines bag has made many a fan with its effortless elegance. It is named after the Rue des Capucines in Paris, where Louis Vuitton opened his first store in 1854. In the six short years since its inception, the Capucine already has become an LV classic. Therefore, it’s no surprise that Louis Vuitton has collaborated with six artists to produce the ArtyCapucines collection. The collection features six limited edition bags that each showcase a different artist’s interpretation of the classic Capucines style.

Louis Vuitton’s limited-edition ArtyCapucines handbags in collaboration with six artists Photo courtesy: Louis Vuitton

Artist Alex Israel’s fresh take on the Capucines bag Photo courtesy: @deyvanshi

The bags are set to debut on June 28 at ‘Louis Vuitton X’ in Beverly Hills, an exhibition exploring the brand’s 160 year history. Louis Vuitton’s launch of these limited edition Capucines bags at the exhibition confirms the style’s status as a new classic. It seems the brand very much wants the Capucines to go down in LV history. 

The brand describes the Capucines bag as an ideal ‘blank canvas’ for six contemporary artists. The collaboration combines Louis Vuitton’s passion for constant innovation with their artisanal heritage.

Artist Jonas Wood’s reimagining of the classic style Photo courtesy: @jonasbrwood

There will be a Colette-curated pop-up shop on-site selling Louis Vuitton merchandise, including bags from the limited edition collection. Each artist’s interpretation will retail for $8,600. With very limited availability, only 300 pieces produced in each design, you best snap up one of these beauties while you can. For more information about the bags and on how to purchase one, click here.

All of the buzz over this limited edition collection has heightened our love for this classic (even if some are bananas)! So here’s everything you need to know before investing in a Capucines bag.

Capucines PM and MM sizes Photo courtesy: @luvslabels

Is it Worth it?

Reasons to Buy the Capucine

Why did the the Capucines bag become a classic so quickly? You need only look at its versatility. Apparently, the numerous uses and the impeccable quality of construction justify its higher price point.

Reasons to Consider Louis Vuitton’s Capucines Bag:

  • Completely versatile – The detachable strap makes it a great bag for days on the go. If you’re looking for a more elegant touch then its top-handle is perfect. The bag’s flap means it can be worn different ways to produce different looks.
  • Signature yet subtle – The LV initials give the bag a classic look while the top-handle oozes sophistication.
  • Variation in sizes – Available in 4 different sizes, anyone that’s a fan of the style can find a size that suits them perfectly.

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Capucine Features

So what makes the Capucines special and popular? Just look at some of its features.

  • Detachable strap
  • Top-handle for hand carry
  • Flap that can be worn tucked inside or outside the bag
  • Classic LV initials
  • Protective base studs
  • Available in an array of materials – exotics like Autruche and Python to name a few, alternatively you can opt for Taurillon leather for a more classic look

Prices

*Capucines bags in different materials may vary. Limited edition bags from the ArtyCapucines collection priced at $8,600.

RegionCapucines Mini GalaxyCapucines BBCapucines PMCapucines MM
USA$7,450$4,550$4,950$6,000
Continental Europe€5,500€3,400€3,750€3,950
UK£5,100£3,200£3,500£3,700
RegionCapucines Mini GalaxyCapucines BBCapucines PMCapucines MM
USA$7,450$4,550$4,950$6,000
Continental Europe€5,500€3,400€3,750€3,950
UK£5,100£3,200£3,500£3,700

Sizes

The bag is available in four different sizes: the Mini, BB, PM and MM.

SizeDimensions (L x H x W inches)
Capucines Mini8.27 x 5.51 x 3.15
Capucines BB10 x 6.7 x 3
Capucines PM12.4 x 7.9 x 4.3
Capucines MM14.17 x 9.06 x 5.51

Capucines MM with Woven Lambskin Braids Photo courtesy: Pavlina Hill

Capucines MM with Woven Lambskin Braids Photo courtesy: Pavlina Hill

Capucines PM in Scarlett Photo courtesy: Pavlina Hill

Capucines BB in Magnolia Photo courtesy: Pavlina Hill

Capucines Mini Galaxy Photo courtesy: Pavlina Hill

Capucines PM in Scarlett worn with the detachable strap Photo courtesy: Pavlina Hill

Capucines BB in Magnolia worn with the detachable strap Photo courtesy: Pavlina Hill

Capucines Mini Galaxy worn with the detachable strap Photo courtesy: Pavlina Hill

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