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Iconic History of the Louis Vuitton Alma BB and What Fits In my Bag

Updated: Jul 21


The Alma BB - My First Louis Vuitton Bag and How I purchased this over 50% off retail:

Video Highlights:

(1) Handbag story on how I got my first LV bag using my Nordstrom Points 1:38

(2) Choosing between two LV Bags and how I got the my Bag network involved in the decision - starts at 2:42

(3) Discussion on LV limiting its canvas production and why - starts at 3:45

(4) Sharing the story how hard it is to find this particular bag - starts at 5:17

(5) Unboxing and Reveal - starts at 8:22


References:

'All About The Alma' - https://us.louisvuitton.com/eng-us/articles/all-about-alma

'Kendall Jenner's Throwback Handbag Moment - https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/kendall-jenner-louis-vuitton-handbag


Louis Vuitton Alma BB - Iconic History and What's In My Bag:

(1) Why did I choose the Alma BB over the Speedy Bandoliere, my take on the Alma BB History, Audrey Hepburn, and Coco Chanel's role in the handbag design 1:37


(2) The bag features of the Alma BB (Logo etched Straps, Gold Brass hardware, LV designed Lock, Clochette with Keys, meaning of the Damier Ebene - starts at 4:06


(3) What's In My Bag - starts at 6:46


References:


'All About The Alma' - https://us.louisvuitton.com/eng-us/articles/all-about-alma

'10 Things You Might Not Know About Louis Vuitton Iconic Bag History' - https://www.purseblog.com/louis-vuitton/louis-vuitton-handbag-history/

Description from Louis Vuitton:


The Alma BB handbag traces its pedigree to the Art Deco original, introduced in 1934. Signature details impart a timeless elegance to this model made from graphic Damier Ebene canvas: note the golden padlock and keys, twin Toron handles and chic leather key bell. Equipped with a removable strap, this charming small bag is perfect for cross-body wear.


Detailed Features

  • 9.25 x 6.89 x 4.53 inches (Length x Height x Width)

  • Damier Ebene coated canvas

  • Smooth cowhide-leather trim

  • Textile lining

  • Gold-color hardware

  • 2 Toron handles for hand or elbow carry

  • Removable smooth cowhide-leather strap (drop: 56 cm/22 inches) for shoulder or cross-body carry

  • Double zip closure

  • Padlock

  • Key bell

  • Inside flat pocket

  • 4 protective metal bottom studs

Louis Vuitton Alma BB in the Pre-loved Market:

Into Sustainable Shopping?

Buying pre-loved is a lot more common than it was before.

There are a plethora of used market platforms, from the classic Ebay, to the new Poshmark, Tradesy, Vestiaire Collective, Facebook Groups, and many more.

The two who stand out because of authentication services (which is a an absolute prerequisite) and sale guarantees are Fashionphile and The Real Real.


Do check them out and you might be able to get a steal of a deal from a handbag in excellent condition at a much discounted price!

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