When Louis Vuitton first introduced the Petite Boite Chapeau it was an instant hit. Though a bit impractical, the bag sold out and was spotted on the arms of fashion’s elite. Quick to capitalize on this popular shape, Louis Vuitton eventually released a more practical (and much more affordable) version called the Boite Chapeau Souple. As its name suggests (“souple” is French for “flexible”), this version is softer, but it’s also larger and works well as a day bag. It also has an interior slit pocket, which its smaller, less practical, big sis lacked. Now, for Pre-Fall 2019, the brand has released a shiny new version which can stylishly transition from day to night. Introducing: the Louis Vuitton Boite Chapeau Souple in Monogram Vernis.
This glossy new version of the Boite Chapeau Souple is crafted from Louis Vuitton’s iconic embossed patent leather, called Monogram Vernis, and like the original it’s lined in a microfiber lining versus lambskin. Currently it’s only available in Noir or the eye-catching Rouge Vernis. This glamorous update is large enough to work as a day bag but it’s also sophisticated enough to be carried out at night. The adjustable strap can be worn cross body or shortened to be worn over the shoulder. While the original version in Monogram Canvas retails for $2,340 this version can be purchased for $2,740 via Louis Vuitton.