Offered exclusively at the JaneFinds + Christie's Handbags Online: Summer in the City Auction July 14 - 28
The Louis Vuitton 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Official Licensed Product Collection features the iconic Keepall and Apollo bags, and several small leather goods. The design draws on the hexagonal pattern of footballs and are recreated in the House’s iconic Epi leather. Another nod to the beautiful game? The House’s initials “L.V”, are placed like a team badge on the products.
Vuitton has long been involved with FIFA as the maker of the official case for the tournament's famous trophy, and for the 2018 World Cup the brand has launched a small collection of men's bags and small leather goods to commemorate the occasion. The pieces are all rendered in Epi leather, and they're all patchworked to look like soccer balls.
Where used in this sale the term "hardware" refers to the metallic parts of the bag, such as the buckle hardware, base studs, lock and keys and/or strap, which are plated with a coloured finish (e.g. gold, silver, palladium). The terms "Gold Hardware", "Silver Hardware", "Palladium Hardware" etc. refer to the tone or colour of the hardware and not the actual material used. If the bag incorporates solid metal hardware this will be referenced in the lot description.
Store Fresh - No indication of wear, all plastic on hardware, never worn, essentially as new.
Pristine - Little to no indication of handling, usually with all plastic on hardware and most likely never worn.
Excellent - Very minor evidence of handling.
Very Good - Evidence of wear and handling, with no major flaws.
Good - Moderate wear and is fully functional.
Fair - Moderate wear and has condition issues that may or may not be repairable.