Louis Vuitton Alma Bag

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CHECK OUT PRICE INFORMATION, SIZE COMPARISONS AND MORE ON ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST ICONIC HANDBAG.

Even if you’re new to high-end accessories, the Louis Vuitton Alma Bag probably looks familiar to you. Not only is it one of LV’s icons, but its signature domed shape is one of the most important designs in modern handbag history. The day version of the Alma as we know it was first commissioned from Vuitton by Coco Chanel as a one-off piece based on the larger travel bag of a similar shape, and soon after the Alma handbag went into production in the 1930s.

Since then, Louis Vuitton has made countless versions, sizes, colors and structures of the Alma, which can make it a little difficult to tell what’s currently available and how much it costs. Below, we’ve assembled Louis Vuitton’s lineup of currently available bags, including size comparisons, price information, modeling shots and the materials you can commonly expect to find.

THE LOUIS VUITTON ALMA BAG

Year Created: 1930s
Sizes Currently Produced: Nano, BB, PM, MM
Availability: In-Store at Louis Vuitton boutiques or online at LouisVuitton.com

SIZES

Louis Vuitton Nano Alma Bag

6.7″W x 4.7″H x 3.1″D
$1,200 in Epi Leather, $1,320 in Embellished Monogram Canvas

Louis Vuitton Alma BB Bag

9.8″W x 7.5″H x 4.7″D
$1,200 in Monogram or Damier Ebene Canvas, $1,590 to $2,000 in Epi Leather, $1,820 to $1,960 in Monogram Vernis Leather, $7,350 in Ostrich

Louis Vuitton Alma PM Bag

12.6″W x 9.4″H x 5.9″D
$1,500 in Monogram or Damier Ebene Canvas, $2,120 to $2,350 in Epi Leather, $2,350 to $2,490 in Monogram Vernis Leather

Louis Vuitton Alma MM Bag

14.2″W x 11.0″H x 6.7″D
$1,810 in Monogram or Damier Ebene Canvas

SIZE COMPARISON

MATERIALS


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Louis Vuitton Malletage Alma Bag in New Colors

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The Louis Vuitton Alma Bag has survived through rain and storm; it has existed since 1930’s and has become one of the house’s iconic, next to the Speedy and Noe Bags.

The Alma Bag reinterpreted, released in the Fall Winter 2014 Collection, we’ve already reviewed this bag extensively, but we want to show you more colors and more options.

The refined style is innovated from the crisscross pattern that lined the Maison’s trunks; it’s named the Malletage leather and is beyond chic. Lithe and soft, the Alma has been reinvented; the timeless style blends a rich heritage and modernization.

Choose red to make a statement, it’s very notable when carried down town. Pick blue as a neutral color and combine it with the best casual outfit in your wardrobe.

Louis Vuitton Malletage Alma BB Bag
Size: 9.1′ x 6.7′ x 4.3′
Price: $3950 USD, €2600 euro, £2230 GBP

Louis Vuitton Malletage Alma PM Bag
Size: 12.2′ x 9.1′ x 5.9′
Price: $4700 USD, €3100 euro, £2660 GBP

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Louis Vuitton Malletage Alma Bag in New Colors

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The Louis Vuitton Alma Bag has survived through rain and storm; it has existed since 1930’s and has become one of the house’s iconic, next to the Speedy and Noe Bags.

The Alma Bag reinterpreted, released in the Fall Winter 2014 Collection, we’ve already reviewed this bag extensively, but we want to show you more colors and more options.

The refined style is innovated from the crisscross pattern that lined the Maison’s trunks; it’s named the Malletage leather and is beyond chic. Lithe and soft, the Alma has been reinvented; the timeless style blends a rich heritage and modernization.

Choose red to make a statement, it’s very notable when carried down town. Pick blue as a neutral color and combine it with the best casual outfit in your wardrobe.

Louis Vuitton Malletage Alma BB Bag
Size: 9.1′ x 6.7′ x 4.3′
Price: $3950 USD, €2600 euro, £2230 GBP

Louis Vuitton Malletage Alma PM Bag
Size: 12.2′ x 9.1′ x 5.9′
Price: $4700 USD, €3100 euro, £2660 GBP

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Louis Vuitton Malletage Alma Bag

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A new bag? No, not really.

The Alma Bag has been around since the 1930’s and it’s the ‘only’ bag that stands next to the Speedy, in terms of popularity and history.

Originally, the Almba Bag was named ‘squire’, and also ‘Champs Elysees’, but it settled on the name ‘Alma’ in the end, inspired by the square that marks where the end of Avenue Montaigne meets the Seine River.

The Louis Vuitton Fall Winter 2014 collection is inspired by its tradition – the Petite Malle Shoulder Bag is made with elements copied from the Classic Trunks, as well as this new Louis Vuitton Alma Bag in Malletage Leather.

An effortless silhouette, completely re-decorated with crisscross lining, which reminds us of the Maison’s Trunks back in the old days. Partly made with lambskin, cotton and synthetic ribbons body, with gold brass finishing and padlock. It also comes with a keybell, double zip closure and two handles. And with the removable strap, you can carry it cross body or on your shoulder.

Louis Vuitton Malletage Alma BB Bag
Size: 9′ x 6.6′ x 4.3′
Colors: Black, Natural
Price: $3,950 USD and €2600 euro’s

Louis Vuitton Malletage Alma PM Bag
Size: 12.2′ x 9′ x 5.9′
Colors: Black, Natural
Price: $4,700 USD and €3100 euro’s

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How To Clean And Care Your Louis Vuitton Alma Bag in Monogram Canvas

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Yesterday we stole a couple of hours of Victoria’s time and ask her everything about cleaning and caring designer handbags. Because we noticed that she has already been infected by ‘bag obsession’ (no cure for that, I guarantee), we needed her to share some real-life experience. We took her favorite Louis Vuitton Alma Bag as an example; ‘Victoria, please tell us your story!’

I purchased this Louis Vuitton Alma bag because I am OBSESSED with handbags and Louis Vuitton, the Alma is such a classic bag for any person of any age and in my opinion one of the top classics in the LV collection.

My shopping experience with Louis Vuitton is always amazing, I always shop at my home store which is in the United States in Florida at the International Mall in Tampa. They are always so welcoming and helpful.

I purchased the Alma I believe in Tampa, Florida that is where most my Louis’ are purchased!

I think I purchased this bag about 5 -6 years ago or probably more than that! The retail price then I believe it was a little over 1000 I believe? now I believe it currently retails for 1500.

Why did you choose this leather and what is your experience so far?
Louis Vuitton Monogram is the first and top styles to come in most bags, the far most popular to really say “ I am carrying a Louis Vuitton” when I first purchased the Alma they did not carry it in the Damier Ebene, vernis. ☹

Have you accidentally damaged your bag so far? If so, then what was your initial response and how did you resolve it?
OH my! This is a big one, I am soo protective over all my handbags, they are expensive bags and to not take care of them is so upsetting. In Florida in rains constantly, I constantly and putting them under my shirts if I don’t have an umbrella or find a plastic bag to shove them in! I had once got the bottom wet, my little brother put my bag on the floor of a restaurant ( YES HE DID) I don’t ever do that, and of course… it was slightly wet.

In which occasion do you often use this bag? (as an everyday?)
I only use this bag maybe every other month for a week. I frequently change out my handbags, and working in an office environment I sometimes don’t like bringing my high end bags.

What do you do to maintain your bag?
I always keep my handbags in the original dust bag this is a must! It keeps it from getting moisture in or any dust bunnies or anything that likes to hide! I also keep stuffing inside the bags so it doesn’t loose its shape!

Do you use any products? If so, then what are the products and prices? Also how often do you maintain your bag and how do you put these products in use?
I do use products, I love the Kate Spade Conditioner and leather cleaner they are both available for only $10 a piece on Kate Spades web site! I usually clean my bags every 2 months or so, but definitely before and after I use the handbag!

Have you tried any products that didn’t work out in the past?
I haven’t had any bad luck with products, all I can suggest is make sure you use LEATHER cleaner, some people just use soap and water never do that!

Where and how do you store your bag?
I store my bag in my handbag containers which is actually in it’s physical dust bag. I never keep it out of the dustbag unless I am using it… I actually think when I am using it at night I put it back in the dust bag. ☺

Do you have any more tips and advices for newbies?
Love your handbags! They are expensive pieces but they can last forever, take care of them and if you ever have questions ask! Bring them into someone to clean if you don’t trust yourself. Most Louis Vuitton stores have people they recommend to send the handbags too!

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The Louis Vuitton Alma Bag is absolutely amazing!

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The Louis Vuitton Alma Bag is absolutely amazing!

The Louis Vuitton Alma bag has been a part of the brands family now for years, being released in their classic Monogram and Damier prints as well as seasonal colours, iconic colours and of course their gorgeous Epi and Vernis leathers, as well as new prints each season. Honestly, there’s an Alma bag for absolutely everyone and it even comes in 4 different sizes, ranging from nano, small, medium and large.

I purchased my own Alma bag in the New Bond Street Boutique in London back in April after contemplating getting one for a few months. As soon as I saw it in person, I was in love and had to have it. You can read my review on the Louis Vuitton Alma BB in Fuchsia Epi Leather over on my personal blog, so if you are looking to purchase your own Alma bag, there’s a very in depth review with a video as well which tells you everything you need to know about the bag, but I’m also open to any of your questions if you want to know something.

Since the Alma is so popular in Louis Vuitton’s collections, it’s become somewhat of an icon and it features in their campaigns every year. Last year for the Spring/Summer collection, Michelle Williams did a campaign for them and it was amazing! It really showed off the array of gorgeous and bold colours that the Alma was being released in, which is enough to make any of us swoon. Some of the Alma features include a little padlock to close your double zippers together, a detachable cross body strap on the smaller size, a gorgeous felt lining, a structured body which holds its shape and more. You can even buy it in a quilted leather, ostrich leather and more.

If you love Louis Vuitton or are thinking about buying your first bag from the fashion house, the Alma is one you can’t go wrong with. It’s an iconic bag that will stand the test of time, whether you own a fashion blog, love the industry, need a new everyday bag or just have a bag obsession, there’s an Alma for your tastes and that’s guaranteed. Isn’t it gorgeous? You can shop your own Louis Vuitton Alma BB bag online at their website.

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