The unique Louis Vuitton Ellipse Bag
Louis, Louis, Louis, we can't get enough of this beautiful brand. They have many ordinary bags, you see them a lot if you pay attention to them. But especially this one is a very typical and striking bag. In today's blog we tell you everything about this beautiful bag. The typical details of this bag ensure that you will never forget it, we are of course talking about: The Louis Vuitton Ellipse. Are you ready? Because this blog is going to be a very informative, but interesting blog!
A summary of the history of Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton was born into a working-class family. When Louis was 10 years old, his mother died and his father soon remarried. The story goes that his new stepmother was not a very nice person and that she is one of the reasons why Louis decided to leave his hometown. In the spring of 1935, when he was only 13 years old, Louis began his two-year journey to Paris. He traveled 470 kilometers (293 miles) on foot, taking jobs along the way to earn a living. When he finally arrived in Paris, he was 16 years old and soon had the opportunity to become an apprentice at the successful boxing and packaging workshop of Monsieur Maréchal, where he ended up working for 17 years. With his own studio he started making his own creations and designs. He started using canvas instead of leather, making the trunks waterproof and very durable. In 1858, the company gained even more popularity with the introduction of rectangular trunks. If you want to know everything about the history of Louis Vuitton, go to our other blog!
The design of the Louis Vuitton Ellipse
Ellipse means oval, which explains the design of the bag in one word. The Louis Vuitton Ellipse is crafted in a sleek structured design. The bag has a flat base, slanted sides and a rounded top. This makes Louis Vuitton Ellipse a real shapeshifter. The Ellpises is made in some of Louis Vuitton's iconic prints: Monogram Canvas, Damier Ebene Canvas and Epi Leather.
If you want to buy this model, it might be a little expensive. Louis Vuitton stopped producing the Ellipse in 2007. The production of the Louis Vuitton Mini Ellipse started much later and this model was available for a very short time. Which means that the bag is no longer available new and is therefore more unique. The Louis Vuitton Mini Ellipse is the most unique of all, as it was only available for a very short time.
The bag is now only available on the designer vintage market. Don't forget to take a look at our Louis Vuitton collection, every now and then we have this beautiful one in our (online) store!
The sizes of the Louis Vuitton Ellipse
The Louis Vuitton Ellpise Bag is offered in four sizes: The Louis Vuitton Mini Ellipse, Louis Vuitton Ellipse PM (petit), Louis Vuitton Ellipse MM (moyen) and the Louis Vuitton Ellipse Shopping (the biggest model). Our favorite? That is definitely the Ellpise PM, this is the smallest size in the Louis Vuitton Ellipse line. The PM can only be carried by the top handle, while the MM and GM both come with a detachable shoulder strap.
A handbag or a backpack?
If you're not really into purses that's not your style, LV has also released a Louis Vuitton Ellipse backpack. The Louis Vuitton Ellipse Backpack is luxurious and chic. It's great for those days when you want to be hands-free, for example while traveling. Whichever bag you choose from the Ellipse collection: they are all open to a spacious interior that is perfect for everyday use.
In 1998 the Louis Vuitton Ellipse MM was sold for 450 euros and in 2004 for 725 euros. This is a difference of 275 euros in 6 years. This indicates that Louis Vuitton was already preoccupied with price increases at the time.
Are you also in love with this beautiful vintage bag from Louis Vuitton? Well we sure are! It is a special and unique bag that you do not often see. A real gem if you ask us. Do you want to see more beautiful vintage bags? Then take a look at our website. What are you waiting for?