A vintage Louis Vuitton Pochette Accessoires is one of those must-have bags for vintage Louis Vuitton collectors. And we understand why. Its simplicity, petite size and generous interior makes it one of our most popular bags. You can wear it for a day of walking in the city, at a chic restaurant, all the way into the long hours of nightclubbing. Add a crossbody strap and you have the perfect allround bag. Read on to learn about the bag’s history and what you should know when shopping for one.
History Pochette Accessoires
Pochette Accessoire carries the heritage of early city bags. Actually, looking back we can trace it all the way to one of the very first Louis Vuitton handbags: the “Sac À Main Pour Dame”, which Louis Vuitton released in 1892 for the modern, city-dwelling lady.
Though the Pochette Accessoires is a fully recognized model of its own today, this wasn’t always the case. In the 80’s, Pochettes where mainly offered as accessories to larger bags, like the Louis Vuitton Noé and the Louis Vuitton Bucket Bag. Feeling the need for a smaller, lightweight and more city-friendly bag, practical women started using their accessory Pochettes on their own; giving birth to an entirely new trend. Louis Vuitton were quick to catch on and by 1992, the fashion house had introduced the Pochette Accessoires as a unique model.
Design Pochette Accessoires
The Pochette Accessoires is a small but versatile bag. You can use it on its own or as an attachment to another bag. The strap is removable, and as mentioned above, longer straps can be attached, giving the wearer the option to wear it as a clutch, on the arm, cross-body or why not add an lv keychain to the strap and wear it over the shoulder?! With the Pochette Accessories, you can get creative and make it entirely your own.
Pre-loved Pochette Accessoires are most common in Monogram Canvas. But over the years, Louis Vuitton has released versions in a number of different materials, such as Epi Leather, Monogram Vernis, Damier Azur Canvas, Multicolour Canvas and more. Pochette Accessoires’ minimaist design lends itself to artistic interpretations and artists like Stephen Sprouse, Yayoi Kusama and Takashi Murikama have all contributed with versions of the bag.
Shopping Louis Vuitton Pochette Accessoires
For many Louis Vuitton lovers, a vintage Pochette Accessoires marks the entry into the world of collecting Louis Vuitton. We love it for its simplicity and the many different ways you can carry it. When you buy a Pochette Accessoires there is really not that much to worry about.
The only weak point is the Vachetta strap (which can easily be exchanged). So of this is your first LV buy, we recommend opting for Pochette Accessoires in Very Good condition or above.
As with all good design, the Pochette Accessoires is a favourite for counterfeiters everywhere and many copies exist in the market. So ensure that you get yours from a trusted supplier like THEBROWNPAPERBAG.