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Louis Vuitton Alma BB Monogram Vernis handbag review

Fashion 29 Oct 2014
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Now that’s a mouthful for a handbag name however for brevity sake we didn’t include the colour in that description. Otherwise it would have read, Louis Vuitton Amarante Alma BB Monogram Vernis handbag. The hierarchy is as follows, Alma BB is type of bag it is, Monogram Vernis is the material finishing for the bag and Amarante is the colour.

That information and a bit of homework will pay off before you head of to an LV store to avoid being confused with choice available for this bag. It is a bit more than other lines they carry.

Louis Vuitton Alma BB Monogram Vernis

Louis Vuitton Alma BB Monogram Vernis


Also made in France, like the LV Damier Azure, the outside is made of a varnish, calf leather with textile lining on the inside. This leather might I add, is also patented. It is tanned with a natural vegetal process. The inside is textile is not as nice looking or feeling as the light fabric in the Damir Azure, however because the whole Alma BB handbag is rigid it feels more durable.

You definitely don’t worry as much about the LV Alma BB deforming and the darker interior is less stain prone while I still wouldn’t be careless with it. The leather is more resistant to scratches and abrasions compared to the Damier Azure. There is one pocket inside that is quite wide but the whole sleeve feels so tight you would be lucky if you can fit anything wider than a nail cutter in it.

The gold coated trims and detailing add an extra depth of sophistication the handbag. LV logos are etched into some of these details however the highlight would have to be the gold padlocked zipper that comes with an off hang leather accessory that houses the keys to the padlock. Both these items make the LV handbag that much more interesting.

Louis Vuitton Alma BB Monogram Vernis

Louis Vuitton Alma BB Monogram Vernis


It is a fingerprint magnet due to that glossy finish. Every now and then you will have to wipe it down to remove any grease or smudges from fingers that can be seen at some angles up close but definitely not from a distance.

“It is compact and to my surprise versatile considering it has a shiny look.”

Other the obvious things like keeping it far away from heat, direct sunlight and other challenges that plague the Damier Azur, you will definitely want to keep away from sharp objects.

Customer Satisfaction

Louis Vuitton Alma BB Monogram Vernis handbag

Louis Vuitton Alma BB Monogram Vernis handbag

I like it because I am a short girl so it is easy carry around and doesn’t look like the bag is carrying me. It is compact and to my surprise versatile considering it has a shiny look. The way the LV patterns are imprinted into the shiny leather is nothing short of impressive, but so is the stitching on this bag. All things put together just make you want to look at this handbag a bit more and uncover it’s craftsmanship if you can get beyond the shininess.

The whole purchase process in Louis Vuitton however, ensures you feel special and are satisfied with your purchase. They create an account with you that allows them to pull up any purchases you have made at any store, email receipts & more. Speaking of receipts, the one they do print out for you when you make the purchase is like a cross between a love letter and a business letter. It’s impressively packaged and tucked in the box before you are walked to the door by attendant that served you while wearing those white gloves. The door man ensures they wish you well as they open the door for you to leave.

Conclusion: Louis Vuitton
Alma BB Monogram Vernis handbag

I was hesitant to buy this bag at first, however it was a gift to myself and I am glad I made the choice to get it although I wavered at last minute. Initially I thought it was too occasion looking, however I have been able to use it everywhere and even the supermarket is a good look on it. You can hand carry it or hang it off your shoulder by the longer strap. All occasions, this handbag is sure not to be underwhelming or overwhelming.

While the handbag is a solid product on it’s own, I had to add that LV has some of the best customer service I have ever seen. A lot of businesses could learn from them on how to really serve and service a client. Top shelf stuff, just made better.


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