The IT-it: Old Bag, New Strap

November 18, 2016 by Lila Delilah

Last year, we disconnected our furry monster charms and developed an addiction to alternative shoulder straps. The trend started with luxury options from Fendi and Valentino but several other luxury brands have jumped on the trend. Our current favorite are the Louis Vuitton straps.

As a fun DIY project, we recently went on the hunt for a great vintage Louis Vuitton Alma bag in Epi leather. We’ve had several over the years and they always seem to walk away with an admiring family member. We love that the bag is roomy and super durable. A new Alma PM in Epi retails for $2810. Prices for nice quality pre-owned bags range from about $600 to to $1500. You see where we are going with this right? (Use the code VCSPY10 for extra discounts on Vestiaire.)

We highlighted some great preowned options on the scroll above.

Next, you add the perfect strap. Louis Vuitton bag straps, or Bandoulieres, range from about $500 to $1300 for exotic skins. We especially love the version with an animal print on one side that reverses to the classic LV logo, the rainbow stripped Epi version and the graphic style, shown on the Spring ’17 runways.

We simply love the outcome of the combination: Old bag, new strap.


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