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This volume is an unprecedented history of Louis Vuitton’s women’s bags, the most coveted line of accessories in women’s fashion. At the heart of Louis Vuitton are its City Bags, a range of women’s bags that dates back to the turn of the twentieth century. Featuring the trademark monograms of the house, the City Bag story began with the Steamer, a resort bag designed in 1901 to be packed inside a much larger steamer trunk. These bags have in a hundred years formally diversified into a dizzying array of handbags for every conceivable function demanded by the modern woman. Profoundly influential, City Bags are now known to millions by their descriptive names (Keepall, Bucket, Papillon, Alma, Locket, Noe, Speedy) and are still evolving into more fantastical forms. Lavishly illustrated with new and archival photography, historical graphics, landmark editorials, and ad campaigns, the volume traces the history of these specific bag families, and examines the earliest specimens and today’s most sought-after collectibles, including Vuitton’s collaborations with Takashi Murakami, Stephen Sprouse, Richard Prince, Yayoi Kusama, and Rei Kawakubo and one-off projects by Zaha Hadid, Shigeru Ban, Vivienne Westwood, Helmut Lang, Andrée Putman, and of course, Marc Jacobs. Louis Vuitton: City Bags is an ambitious volume on the creation and cultivation of a cultural phenomenon.

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“This volume—which comes enveloped in a richly hued marbleized cover—takes sociology of fashion seriously, tracing the development of Vuitton’s trademark bags through “a system mimicking the scientific classification of plants and animals”…interviews with Vuitton collaborating artists, vintage paparazzi shots, and fun packing lists round out the book.” ~ Vogue

“City Bags
examines the century-long development and manufacture of the iconic lines that helped make the handbag a fashion staple for modern women…the authors and illustrators of this handsome volume, bound in buckram canvas with a swirl-paint print, trace the rich genealogies of Louis Vuitton staples…” ~Surface Magazine
 
In Rizzoli’s latest luxury monograph, the creation and evolution of Louis Vuitton’s legendary handbag line gets a jolt of intrigue, thanks to a clever conceit: each bag is treated like a species all its own, classified and categorized with scientific precision.” ~V Magazine
 
 “This book delineates the genealogy of the Vuitton bag, with stops along the way to show amazing photos of vintage Vuitton bags, complete with travel stickers. There are terrific images from vintage advertising dating back to the beginning of the 20th century.” ~WWD
 
“By the end of the book, your appreciation for LV bags will be so high you may find yourself drawn to your nearest boutique to admire the craftsmanship in person.” ~Lucky Magazine
 
“No matter what you call it, Louis Vuitton City Bags is nothing short of remarkable in its detail paid to every single style, permutation, and generation from this fabled brand. The book takes a genealogical approach with how and why each handbag evolved and is amazingly illustrated with renderings that look like family family trees as well as photographs. Louis Vuitton City Bags leaves no stone unturned and really might be subtitled “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About a Louis Vuitton Bag and Didn’t Know You Needed to Know (But You Do).”  Without exaggeration, the creators have compiled facts, drawings, data, and history that are usually afforded to the categorization and authentication of antiques or fine jewelry rather than mere handbags. One must assume that LVMH does not look upon a Louis Vuitton bag as just any handbag bit as a slice of their long and revered history.” ~New York Journal of Books
 
“I certainly won’t look at a handbag in quite the same way now that I have read this amazing publication. This certainly is a great book to give as a gift…and one which will form the centerpiece of any fashion fan’s collection.” ~PoliticalStyle.com

“City Bags
combines a unique, appealing approach to almost a scientific play on iconic shapes. The first comprehensive taxonomy of Louis Vuitton’s City Bags, a range of women’s handbags that date back to turn of the 20th century.” ~Trouvaillesdujour blog

About the Author

Marc Jacobs is the creative director for Louis Vuitton and designer for the Marc Jacobs and Marc by Marc Jacobs lines. Florence Müller is a curator, fashion historian, and associate professor at the Institut Français de la Mode. Takashi Murakami is an artist based in New York and Tokyo.

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Simone Bruning
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I was disappointed that I only received 50 percent of my money ...
Reviewed in the United States on January 17, 2018
The book did not give a lot of history but had a lot of pictures with models holding the bags. It is a heavy coffee table book. It wasn’t what I had expected so I returned the book exactly the way I had received it a day later. I was disappointed that I only received 50... See more
The book did not give a lot of history but had a lot of pictures with models holding the bags. It is a heavy coffee table book. It wasn’t what I had expected so I returned the book exactly the way I had received it a day later. I was disappointed that I only received 50 percent of my money back. I really wanted to like this book because I like the history of Louis Vuitton but to me this book is not worth the money.
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This book is absolutely gorgeous!!
Reviewed in the United States on December 27, 2019
I was hesitant to purchase a used book. Upon arrival I could not believe the quality of the book. It looks brand new. So happy to have purchased this book and I recommend it to everyone that is a Louis Vuitton fan. The history of Louis Vuitton and the many handbags he... See more
I was hesitant to purchase a used book. Upon arrival I could not believe the quality of the book. It looks brand new. So happy to have purchased this book and I recommend it to everyone that is a Louis Vuitton fan. The history of Louis Vuitton and the many handbags he has designed is fabulous.
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MARLENE MADRIGAL
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Awesome buy
Reviewed in the United States on April 7, 2021
This book is absolutely nice and hard cover book. I love it and will not let no one touch it! I bought just as a coffee book table but I actually took the time to read it and learn all the different designs. Everyone loves my book when they see it!
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Rain
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Next best thing to owning a Louis Vuitton city bag :)
Reviewed in the United States on July 14, 2014
For those of us whose purchases of LV bags are few and far between, this is the perfect bridge of that gap of exquisite torture between yearning and finally acquiring a coveted LV bag. The book is loaded with full page spreads of the classic city bags, many are of... See more
For those of us whose purchases of LV bags are few and far between, this is the perfect bridge of that gap of exquisite torture between yearning and finally acquiring a coveted LV bag. The book is loaded with full page spreads of the classic city bags, many are of model/celebrity and advertisement shots.

Don''t think I can do it justice with my review... this book is massive, chock-full of images and facts. It has plenty of diagrams, sketches and pictures of swatches. The Louis Vuitton fan will find many hours worth of enjoyable perusing in this book.

The only minor quibble are the pages where they amass all the "(re)incarnations" of a single bag in its history (i.e. Speedy in Mono, Camouflauge, etc). All the multiple images of the same bag are crammed onto one "Biodiversity" page each and unfortunately the bags with the most versions are too small to show all their glorious details together. These clearly are worthy of a fold-out page.

There IS one double-fold section near the front and it is a "Genealogy" of the Louis Vuitton line of city bags. If you like any of the classic city bags shown on the cover, you should splurge and escape a bit into Louis Vuitton City Bags: A Natural History. It''s like opening up a box of chocolates...
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Bag Lover
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Admire Fashion History
Reviewed in the United States on May 5, 2019
Shipment prompt, book portraits history of LV years of styles... marvelous photos, will be well kept reference.
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Betsy B
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Evolution of Louis Vuitton City Bags
Reviewed in the United States on September 14, 2016
This is a great reference book for the Louis Vuitton fan. I thought it was reasonably priced at about $53. It is a large, high quality, heavy coffee table book. I enjoyed reading stories of the evolution/history of the city bags.
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tamara
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Beautiful book
Reviewed in the United States on May 26, 2019
Lovely book. Took a while to get here but its a beautiful book and wasn’t worth the wait. Thank you
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Prompt Delivery
Reviewed in the United States on August 16, 2021
LV City Bags makes a wonderful coffee table conversation piece. The oversized book arrived quickly and in excellent condition. Thus far I have only skimmed the pictures. I am looking forward to my next long holiday weekend to get acquainted with the text.
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Mine
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Great
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 25, 2018
Looks so beautiful, my fave.
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Rose Curry
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This book is a must for all LV fans or ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 11, 2014
This book is a must for all LV fans or bagaholics as their is so much information. I brought this book for my daughter for her birthday and she absolutely loves it.
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 31, 2016
Great book on LV bags
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Five Stars
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Brilliant book 5 star seller
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ELEGANT BOOK
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 2, 2014
Very elegant and comprehensive book. A lot of information and research about LV bags. Many beautiful pictures. Very nice edition.
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