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Date Added: August 22, 2006
Louis Vuitton | Damier Collection | Price Range (roughly) $150 – $1900
This refreshing twist of the Damier Collection is set to debut from the House of Louis Vuitton in November 2006. The new collection is called the Azur, a color combo of light soft shades of blue in the same checked pattern as the retro (not as popular as the monogram LV) Damier collection.
FYI: My sources tell me that this Louis Vuitton Damier Azur Collection is going to be a permanent member, however the Cabas Plage GM and PM are “one-shot” from November 2006 through July 2007, with the total order units to be approximately 500.
Louis Vuitton | Damier Collection | Speedy 30
Price range for the current Damier line ranges from $590 to $1,740 for handbags and $150 to $560 for small leather goods. The Louis Vuitton Damier (and the Monogram Canvas Line) Speedy 25 retails for $595 and the Speedy 30 (pictured above) cost $620.
Brief little history on Louis Vuitton and the Damier Collection. Back in the late 1800′s when Louis Vuitton was only in the business of producing luggage (for the rich). The Damier Canvas pattern which is made up of is a checkerboard of light and dark brown boxes had its debut in 1888. Then Louis Vuitton continued advancing (and trying to make it more difficult for counterfeiters to replicate his designs) and in 1896, Louis Vuitton crafted now known as the classic line, the Monogram Canvas, that is also an icon for the Louis Vuitton brand today. The Monogram Canvas is the most popular selling canvas to this day.
Personally I am not a fan of the Louis Vuitton Damier collection in the dark brown check, the lighter color scheme of the Damier Azur collection is more of my style. I can’t like without that leather trim that turns the lovely dark golden honey over time.
If you are dying to get your hands on either of the Louis Vuitton Damier collection then ebrowse over at eluxury, the only authorized seller for Louis Vuitton goods. The Azur collection isnt up yet until November, but you can still get your hands on the classic Damier.