Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte

Subtle yet sublime. That’s how I describe Louis Vuitton’s newest leather goods collection: the Monogram Empreinte. The iconic Monogram pattern which we all love is subtly embossed on the supplest calf leather, a discreet yet indelible imprint of Louis Vuitton’s rich heritage and savoir-faire. This delicate Monogram impression naturally enhances the beauty of the calf leather’s finely textured grain and soft and sensual feel.

The collection consists of a tote called the Lumineuse which comes in two sizes, the bohemian Artsy (previously released in Monogram Canvas), Inspiree – a bowling bag, and the Petillante clutch (which I adore). The line is also complemented by a lovely long wallet (Portefeuille Secrete Long) and a coin purse (Portefeuille Secrete Compact). Their pared-down, functional silhouettes would surely make great companions in a modern urban life. Classic and contemporary, young in spirit yet chic at any age.

Balancing the street appeal of bold zippers and metallic hardware are quiet reminders of Louis Vuitton’s tradition of craftsmanship – flawless saddle stitching, tonal edge dying, a myriad ingenious details waiting to be discovered. Elegantly restrained, endlessly versatile, the colors effortlessly adapt to everyday wear: Infini – a navy so dark it is almost black, Ombre – a sophisticated taupe, Orage – a rich blue, Neige – a lush cream, and Flamme – a deep burgundy. Each is luxurious yet laid-back, discreet yet distinctive.

Monogram Empreinte: a subtle signature, an enduring style, an unforgettable impression. Available in Louis Vuitton stores from October November 2010. I’ll be posting more info about these bags in the next few days, so watch out for that!

UPDATE: I have planned on posting the prices on my next post but due to numerous requests, here they are:

Monogram Empreinte Lumineuse PMUS$2180
Monogram Empreinte Lumineuse GMUS$2720
Monogram Empreinte Artsy MMUS$2330
Monogram Empreinte InspiréeUS$1660
Monogram Empreinte PétillanteUS$1300
Monogram Empreinte Portefeuille Secrete LongUS$780
Monogram Empreinte Portefeuille Secrete CompactUS$660

Below is a gallery from the Monogram Empreinte press kit starring models Vanessa Traina, Antoinine Peduzzi, and Camille Pourcheresse, shot by Benoît Peverelli. Also, I have posted behind-the-scenes photos of this shoot in ILVOELV’s Facebook Page! Visit ILVOELV on Facebook to see them! Be sure to ‘LIKE’!

More Monogram Empreinte:
Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte
Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte – Savoir Faire (w/ video on how the bags are made)
Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte Lumineuse Tote
• Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte Artsy MM
Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte Inspirée
Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte Pétillante
Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte Portefeuille Secrète
Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte Wallpapers for the iPhone 4 by ILVOELV

What’s your favorite piece from the Monogram Empreinte collection?

Images via Louis Vuitton


  • Cindy

    Beautiful photos!!!!
    And happy birthday Bengt!
    I LOVE your blog! Keep it up!

    • Thank you Cindy! <3

  • JSP

    I already put my name on the waitlist for the Lumineuse tote. I can’t wait to have it!

  • gars

    I love how you scratched October and put November for the release date. LOL.

    • Yeah, the press release says October and I thought its gonna be out last 15th. But I’ve heard that the release date was pushed back to November 15th. I’ll make an update once I get the final date! 😀


    i heard it was pushed back to nov , but i am on the waitlist and i’ve paid in full for my tote and i got a call from the lv store stating that it will be their towards the end of oct meaning its been changed again. the large tote is set at $2,700 21x15x10 and the med is $2,100 18x13x7 prices might change when they are released.

    • chrissy

      you are beyond a fucking moron, IF in fact, you paid 2700 for a piece of leather. i gave up on buying authentic a few years ago. i still do, but I’m not retarded to pay anything near that amount. its just leather fashioned in a nice style. its worth at best, a few hundred. LV is laughing at idiotic suckers like you. I’m purchasing 2 empriente clutches for less than 150 each cause uhhhh i have a brain.lmfao

  • poonberry

    happy b-day girl…..i’m u big fan on u website

  • I just found hilarious that i work for lv’s retail and i have possibility to get further details only on your blog!
    Thank you very very much, because im a part time job and i most of the time get excluded from briefings on latest products, and even the briefings itselves aren’t that detailed.
    We share the passion.

  • ps happy b.day!
    I already celebrated it last saturday with a theme party based on 30s, the location was on an old train stuck in a friend’s court house,we all dressed up and it was just as 30est as we can get!
    what’s yours gonna be?

    • Thanks martyparty! 😀
      I just had dinner with my family.

      Your party sounds amazing! That must’ve been really fun!

  • jesze0

    Beautiful! I love the large tote! So chic!

  • jesse FEMAT

    so i just got a call from the lv store , and was told that the bag has been pushed back to nov 15th…..sad

  • kris

    would this collection be available in canada as well? thanks! i so love it too!!

    • Yes! 😀

      • kris

        how about in vancouver? i haven’t seen it yet.

    • Margarette

      I went to the Montreal store and they have the Empreinte purses.

  • Jonel

    OMG! I love this collection!
    I’m so gonna get the Artsy! LOVE!

    • Shin

      I totally agree! Can’t wait to see it at the store!

      • Edna


  • anne

    I just bought the Artsy in Flamme. Gorgeous color!

  • Mary

    Does anyone know anything about the fashion jewelry bracelet worn on the model with the flamme lumineuse (13th, 14th photo)? I know the other bracelet she is wearing is a fine jewelry piece, but I’m interested in the other one that looks like part of it has a brown elastic band or something.

    • Hi Mary, that bracelet is actually also a fine jewelry piece. Its called the Coeur Bracelet in Pink Gold (US$1030). 🙂

  • tank

    I love this blog. Keep up the good work!