When Nicolas Ghesquiere decided to create the Louis Vuitton City Steamer Bag, he was inspired by the Parisian elegance. He wanted to create a practical city bag that can be used for work as well. The City Steamer Bag is truly one of a kind, because there are now three unique versions. The first one is the original City Steamer Bag, the second one is the City Steamer One Handle Bag and now the third version is the Pochette City Steamer Bag for the Fall Winter 2017 Collection.
The Pochette version of the City Steamer feels and looks a lot like the City Steamer One Handle Bag. They’re both crafted with the engraved padlock in the center, the nametag attached to the handle and of course, the front flap.
However, the Pochette City Steamer Bag is more like a shoulder bag than a tote bag while the City Steamer One Handle Bag is a complete tote bag. Besides the single handle, it also comes with a removable chain for shoulder or cross body carry. But unfortunately, this chain cannot be adjusted.
The front flap is also adorned with golden studs around the edges. The bag is made from Veau Perle, which is a luxurious calfskin. One thing that I like about the Pochette City Steamer Bag is its flexibility and adorable size. Think about it; it’s smaller than a tote bag, but you can still carry it by hand. And when you carry it on your shoulder, it’s very cute too. I love its multi-use. And by the way, the shape does remind me a bit of the Hermes Kelly Pochette Bag.
The front is made with one zipped pocket at the back and one front flat pocket with turn lock and loop for the padlock.
This bag is smaller than a medium-sized tote bag and therefore it’s obvious that the interior is smaller. But there are days when you don’t want to carry a large bag; then this one could be your perfect partner.
The interior is well-structured and perfect to use as an everyday bag. It features one main compartment and one internal pocket.
The Sizes And Prices
Measuring 9.8’ x 8.3’ x 3.9’ (L x H x W) inches, priced at $2940 USD, $3600 CAD, £1960 GBP, €2100 euro, $24300 HKD, ¥22500 CNY, ¥345600 JPY via Louis Vuitton Boutiques