Louis Vuitton Papillon
The Louis Vuitton Papillon has been around for over 50 years and can be found in various colors, designs and materials. The Papillon is designed by Henri Racamier, the husband of Louis Vuitton’s great granddaughter. He launched the bag in 1966 and it has been popular ever since. The French word “Papillon” means butterfly. Even though the Papillon had been a popular bag for about 50 years, Louis Vuitton decided to discontinue the bag in 2009. Ten years after being discontinued, Louis Vuitton launched a redesigned Papillon for the Spring/Summer 2019 collection; the Papillon Messenger. The design hasn’t changed too much compared to the original Papillon. The main difference is the change in straps. The two “butterfly-like” straps have been replaced by one adjustable crossbody strap. The different materials also make it possible to paint the leather, so you’ll find the Papillon in various colors. There are even some limited edition Papillon bags created.
The Louis Vuitton Papillon comes in sizes: Mini: 15.5 x 6 x 6 centimeters, Papillon 19: 19 x 10 x 10 centimeters, Papillon 26: 26 x 13 x 13 centimeters and Papillon 30: 30 x 15 x 15 centimeters.