Quiet Luxury: The Highly Coveted Loro Piana Extra Pocket Pouch

When the concept of stealth wealth and quiet luxury enters the conversation, the Italian fashion house Loro Piana inevitably comes to mind. This generations-old heritage brand is known for uncompromising quality that whispers money. No screaming logos here.

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Founded in 1924, Loro Piana has perfected the art of subtle luxury. In a significant stride to securing a more promising future, Loro Piana joined forces with the LVMH conglomerate. In 2013, LVMH acquired an 80% stake in the Italian brand for $2.57 billion. Over the years, Loro Piana has earned a reputation for using the finest materials, particularly its premium wool, and cashmere products. However, this commitment to quality extends to its leather products, including its bags, as well as footwear. 

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In fact, Loro Piana’s leather products are making waves this year. The classic Babouche loafer and the Summer Charms Walk loafer are proving popular among fashion lovers this season. When it comes to handbags, the Loro Piana Extra Pocket bag collection is at the forefront of this sophisticated movement. At long last, Loro Piana is finally getting the attention it deserves in 2023. 

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Celebrities are no strangers to the ‘stealth wealth’ trend and, currently, less appears to be more. Many are turning to understated chic, rather than bold and branded. As a result, the Loro Piana Extra Pocket bag has become the subtly luxurious bag of choice among celebrities and style icons. With the likes of Gigi Hadid and Sofia Richie Grainge gracing our Instagram feeds with this timeless accessory, it’s clear that the bag is one of the latest go-tos. 

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Reminiscent of top-handle vanity cases, the Extra Pocket bag aesthetic is minimal and refined. This zip-around, slouchy style crossbody, particularly in the L19 size is a fantastic alternative to the coveted Hermès Mini Kelly or Kelly Pochette. Similar in size, and with its top handle and strap – it’s no secret that some luxe lovers have since turned to the understated appeal of the Loro Piana Extra Pocket bag for both its price tag and aesthetic. 

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Notably, the detachable shoulder strap gives the Extra Pocket bag a practical touch along with the signature top handle. This versatility allows the bag to seamlessly transition from formal events to everyday occasions, without compromising on style or convenience. Plus, as discussed below, Loro Piana offers the Extra Pocket in a variety of sizes and fabrications.

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Moreover, when it comes to color and leather choices, Loro Piana has you covered with permutations for nearly every occasion. You’ll find the Extra Pocket Bag in a myriad of hues, ranging from versatile neutrals for everyday elegance to lively pinks for a vibrant touch. For those seeking a twist on classic calfskin, options include ostrich leather, Ayers snakeskin, alligator, faux fur, or even bamboo wicker, and linen designs, offering diverse textures to enrich your handbag collection. 

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Extra Pocket L11.5 Pouch

Starting with the most petite of the styles, the L11.5 is a much more cube-shaped bag than the other size offerings. With its micro size measuring 3.5″ x 4.5″ x 3.5″, don’t let the dimensions fool you. This bag actually has a much wider opening than anticipated and can hold much more than you might expect. However, it goes without saying that this isn’t the most suitable size option for those who don’t pack light! This perfectly petite piece is sure to elevate any outfit, and is great for evening wear. You’ll most commonly find this size variation in calfskin leather, bamboo wicker, and ostrich.

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Prices start at $1,525 for the L11.5 pouch in calfskin. If you’re hoping to add a touch of texture to your fall closet, the fluffy cash fur option will set you back $2,675. 

Style & SizeLeather/Fabric$£
Extra Pocket L11.5Calfskin$1,525€ 1,350
3.5" x 4.5" x 3.5"Ostrich€ 3,200£2,910
Ayers Snakeskin€ 3,400£3,090

The Extra Pocket L19 Pouch

Perhaps the most popular size when it comes to the Loro Piana Extra Pocket bag is the L19. Coming in at 4.5” x 8” x 1.5”, the bag is certainly deemed small in size. However, due to its soft leather and roomy interior, you can fit all of your everyday essentials into this chic piece. As always, you will find the Extra Pocket L19 in various leather options, as well as fabric choices – including, classic calfskin, faux-fur, linen, as well as exotic options. Coveted by the luxe lovers and celebrities alike, we can certainly see why the L19 is such a hit.

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You can find the Extra Pocket L19 Pouch in calfskin in Loro Piana boutiques and online for $2,500. The exotic variations including Ayers snakeskin, and ostrich will set you back $4,825.

Style & SizeLeather/Fabric$£
Extra Pocket L19Calfskin$2,500€ 2,100£1,910
4.3" x 7.5" x 2.6"Ostrich$4,825€ 4,500£4,090
Ayers Snakeskin$4,825€ 4,500£4,090

Extra Pocket L27 Pouch

The largest size bag available in the Extra Pocket range, the L27 comes in at 6.3” x 10.6” x 3.9”, making it the roomiest option. Considerably larger than its smaller counterparts, the L27 should accommodate your daily necessities. The L27 comfortably sits crossbody and looks just as chic hand-held. Also available in a wide array of leathers, materials, and colors – there’s an Extra Pocket pouch for every closet. As with the other sizes of the Loro Piana Extra Pocket, the vanity style design makes for an effortless look for day and night and everything in between.

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Currently retailing for $2,800 for the L27 size, you can also find exotic variations for $5,575. On the other hand, if you’re looking for an understated piece for summer – the linen version priced at $2,575 might be the one for you. 

Style & SizeLeather/Fabric$£
Extra Pocket L27Calfskin$2,800€ 2,600£2,365
6.3" x 10.6" x 3.9"Ostrich$5,575€ 5,200£4,725
Ayers Snakeskin$5,575€ 5,200£4,090
Linen$2,575€ 2,400
Wicker€ 5,500£5,000

Extra Pocket L23.5 Backpack 

Loro Piana’s Extra Pocket range doesn’t stop with the iconic pouch. You can also find a backpack variation, a practical yet chic option for those on the go. Prices start at $3,000 for the classic calfskin option.

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Currently, you can purchase Loro Piana bags in the brand’s online boutique and in-store, subject to availability. However, due to the sheer popularity of the Extra Pocket bags, you may find it difficult to obtain your ideal leather, size, and color combination. Loro Piana often updates their offerings online – so if you have your heart set on a specific Extra Pocket pouch, we recommend keeping an eye out. That said, you can also shop in Loro Piana’s boutiques; however, once again, the stock may be limited. 

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The New ‘Extra’ Bag

But wait, there’s more. The newest Loro Piana release offers a fresh take on the much-loved ‘Extra’ bag offerings. For those seeking a more everyday friendly style, enter the Loro Piana Extra Bag. ​​This larger handbag comes in at 6.3″ x 10.6″ x 3.9″ – the same dimensions as the much-loved L27 pouch. However, while the design certainly resembles the L27 size pouch, it has been updated and elevated with the addition of a clochette, padlock, and non-detachable shoulder strap. Available in saffiano and saddle leather, you can also find more exotic alternatives including python and alligator. This bag is currently available to pre-order for $3,375 and is set to be a sell-out.

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Published: August 30th, 2023
Updated: August 30th, 2023

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