LOUIS VUITTON MARIGNAN MESSENGER
Last week I did a casual look with a few of my favorite basics and a new handbag [SEE POST HERE] and asked if you all would like a dedicated post to a review on this handbag. I don’t do many handbag review posts but I get asked for them on a regular occasion so I decided to just do it! I received so many comments and e-mails from tons of you with a ‘yes! Review the bag!’ so it was clear I just had to do it! I actually really enjoyed doing this so I would be totally up for doing it again if you all have a specific bag in mind you’d like to see me review or compare. [I compared my LV Neverfull sizes/Goyard on here before!]
Okay so really quick – this handbag is called the Marignan Messenger. I got it as soon as it was put on the shelves at Louis Vuitton a couple of weeks back and I literally carry it ALL the time! I am probably going to get on your nerves w/ how often I carry it – but I love the nude [sesame] color on it & the olive strap. I also adore the very vintage look of it with the dark brown handle & lock! I think the first thing that grabbed my attention was that it had a vintage-esque look since the top handle is rounded and dark – unlike most of their bags. Not to mention, the gold, chunky lock which is actually magnetic and makes it easy to get into the bag and also closes easily.
It can be carried with or without the long strap which is nice, though I tend to always leave the strap attached just because I like the option.
A couple of years ago, I purchased a Pochette Metis [featured compared to this bag in the photos^]. At the time, the bag was being discontinued and no one really carried it – especially bloggers. I loved it because it was different and I also loved the cross body. As soon as I got it in the mail, I carried it SO much w/everything – casually, dressy, & even to Disneyland! Louis Vuitton ended up bringing it back – though there tends to be a waiting list sometimes so I do see it more frequently now. When I was purchasing this one, it crossed my mind that the bags were too similar but I really wanted something that was different since the Metis is so popular now. I actually prefer the Messenger because as you can see it is larger & suits my body well & I just like to have something different! I am almost 5’7 & wear a 27 in jeans if that helps you get an idea. I don’t think super small bags look great on my frame but I adore this size. The only thing that I like better about the Pochette Metis is that it does look better with less casual looks – as in – I don’t think I’d take the Messenger to Disneyland. 🙂
As a mom, I adore this bag simply because it is great for my wallet, phone, keys, diapers/wipes/paci, & still has some room for extra. When I am out and about with Luke alone, it is easiest to just have something cross body that I do not have to think about or worry about so that I can carry him and quickly grab something out!
Okay! I hope that covers it all – if you have specific questions let me know in the comments and I’ll come back and answer them or update them in this post! 🙂 We are in Norman, OK today for a fun work event and then have to drive to Dallas! 🙂