A beautifully big, simple trapezoid shaped hobo with a pretty braid detailed handle, this one has been used and loved but has lots of joy yet to give.
"The Artsy MM embodies understated bohemian style. Louis Vuitton's iconic and divinely supple Monogram canvas is enhanced by rich golden colour metallic pieces and an exquisite handcrafted leather handle."
Well shaped with acres of room inside, it will stand up empty and the canvas is excellent throughout. A nice thick example from 2009, there is no rubbing, splitting, cracking or wear. Corners are excellent with just rubs to the motifs at the curves and there are a few minor creases to the side panels from storage.
The vachette calfskin is darkened and dry to the hanging charm and the metalware displays dulling and scratches to the Keyring and clip. There is paling (revealing the underneath silvery tone) around the inner circumference of the circular key ring, from friction. No tarnish, oxidisation or flaking of finish.
Scratching and paling to the base feet, the circular, embossed eyelets are dulled from contact friction, again no tarnish, oxidisation or loss of finish.
The shoulder strap is nicely firm but with extensive darkening to the underside and numerous small marks from use. Red (edging) to the plait feature is all in place but the reason for the * rating is due to the lost stitch to the RH side of the handle, (see gallery above showing LH side one present and RH one missing). This does not seem to affect the use of the bag in any way and all aspects are currently holding firm.
Fully lined in beautifully clean, soft clean beige alacantre with 6 slip pockets and a zipped section. A couple of very small, vague marks to the lining on the LH side of the base and a smudge to the inner wall of the rear, middle, slip pocket.
Made in France
Date Code AR4099
43cm wide x 32.5cm high x depth is 20cm
Top handle has a mid point drop of 16cm with additional 'slouch' available.
Weight is 1028g
Includes - NPNP, LV Sleeve, Vuitton Soft dustbag & Store Carrier