There is no argument about the fact that Louis Vuitton bags have over the years come to be perceived as ‘special’ in some mysterious way to many people – a charming fact, really – which makes them many lady’s first choice of handbag in as far as they can afford them. But what exactly is it that makes the Louis Vuitton bags so special?
Looking at the bags carefully, and examining peoples attitudes about them reveals at least a couple of things (and quite related things at that), which make the bags so special.
The first thing that makes Louis Vuitton bags so special is of course their quality. Now quality is a very wide term as far as things like handbags go; and in the case of bags, the high quality manifests through the choice of the base material from which they are made, the workmanship through which the Louis Vuitton bags are put together, and ultimately, the bags’ durability.
With regard to choice of material, the base material from which bags are made is unmistakably leather; and top quality leather at that. Of course, this is ‘highly worked’ leather, that is, leather which has passed through a long tanning and beautification process; with the makers all along knowing that it was later to be employed in the manufacture of items in which aesthetics matter a lot. Now the fact that Louis Vuitton bags are made from pure leather might not set them apart from other bags while they are still on the shop racks – but it when they get into actual day to day use that the fact that Louis Vuitton bags are made from pure leather tends to be most manifestly clear; as the bags are able to maintain their sheen while those made from ‘leather look-alike materials’ lose their sheen within a few days of use, never to get it back again.
With regard to workmanship, the different elementary parts that make up Louis Vuitton bags are put together with strong (yet almost invisible) stitching material, almost making the bags look seamless – a fact that combined with the pure leather base of the Louis Vuitton bags goes a long way towards ensuring their durability.
It is important, talking of durability, to note that bags tend to look good even as they last for long (probably due to their leather base); which is important keeping in mind that handbags are in category of items in which the aesthetics matter a great deal; and there is no use having a handbag that ‘depreciates on looks’ even as it lasts for long.
The other main factor that makes bags special – having talked about quality and quality considerations – is the perception that the makers of have managed to create, through things like celebrity endorsements, cogent advertising and other ‘buzz-creating’ factors, with the ultimate effect of the name Louis Vuitton itself (even without seeing the bag) sounding rather attractive in many potential buyers’ minds.
Source by Jamie Gram