If owning a Louis Vuitton handbag is still one of your dreams, go fulfill that dream by owning this Mabillon Bag that has been lovingly crafted by this world-renowned French luxury power house. Well if you are curious you might wonder:’what’s the reason behind the name of this bag?’ Here’s a little trivia: This LV bag has been named for a street on the parisian Left Bank where effortless sophistication and chic is a way of life that goes without saying. It might look small for you but it is actually a treasure trove that can handle all your essentials. Look extra fab and posh as you wear this Mabillon bag wherever you go.
It has the following detailed features: monogram coated canvas, natural cowhide leather trim, fabric lining, has adjustable leather strap, with golden metallic pieces, zipped main compartment, front pocket with flap closure and snap and has a secret pocket behind front pocket. It also has the following dimension: 9.8′ x 8.7′ x 2.4′ inches (L x H x W) and retails for $1370 USD or €980 euro via Louis Vuitton boutique.
I was fortunate enough to be able to choose a new handbag this Christmas from my darling husband and my babies. As usual, the decision is always a difficult one, but this time I decided to opt for a functional and responsible purchase. I am the mother of a toddler and a 3 month old baby and I often find myself in need of a fuss-free cross-body bag when I want to leave my nappy bag or large tote in the car.
I was randomly perusing the Louis Vuitton website one evening (as we do) and noticed a few new bags which I had never seen before. Among them was the Mabillon. Although it is not the usual style that I would go for, I had an instant attraction to the bag! It looked functional but also a bit edgy. A couple of weeks later I finally made it to my local boutique and asked about the bag. As luck would have it, they had only just received them the day before. I tried it on and was instantly attached! It was the perfect cross-body bag and had the chic edge for day wear that I love. Before I knew it my beautiful Sales Assistant had wrapped her up and we were out the door.
This bag is very comfortable to wear and actually moulds to your body. I am 5 foot 7 Inches and the length is perfect. The strap is adjustable for shorter statures. This bag also holds a tonne! I have no problems fitting my HUGE Chanel Classic Flap wallet, iphone 6, wipes, pacifier, coin purse, key cles and still have room to spare. My favourite feature is the ‘secret pocket’ which is the perfect place to store your phone and keys for quick access.
The only note I would make is that the ‘mouth of the bag’ is not huge, so when putting big items in (like a very large wallet) it’s not as easy just to pull out. If you are content to substitute a smaller wallet, this won’t even be an issue.
I hope this brief introduction to the Mabillon has been useful. There is speculation that this is going to either be a replacement for, or an alternative to the Pochette Metis. I think the two bags are so different that there is no real comparison. From what I understand of the Pochette Metis, it is quite ridged and doesn’t fit as much as the Mabillon. Only time will tell!