Vintage, circa 1994. LV’s 1990s vintage Epi leather bags are known and loved by many for their sturdy structure, outstanding durability and classic design. You would be surprised that vintage Epi leather holds up even better than the classic Monogram canvas, thanks to the deep-dye tanning process.
The original concept LV Noe bag from the 1930s was designed to hold and transport bottles of champagne. This timeless bucket bag evolved and now became one of the classic iconic city bags of LV.
The smaller version “Petit Noe” is slighter shorter in height than the original Noe bag, ideally for users who prefer the bag to be slightly compact. This size in Epi leather is minimalistic, discreet and elegant.
The colour – we just adore this Cipango colour (caramel-like golden brown). The name Cipango (French for Cipangu) is a poetic name for Japan, used by Marco Polo to illustrate these islands rich in gold, precious stones and spices. The earlier productions of Epi bags in Cipango were lined with dark-green interior – just another nicety of this beautiful vintage piece.
Fascinatingly, the colours from the 1990s vintage Epi collection were named after some travel destinations (Borneo, Toledo, Kenyan, Winnipeg, Castilian, Tassili, Cipango) to honour the travel heritage of LV.
- Epi wave-textured cowhide leather.
- Cipango golden brown colour.
- Dark green microfibre velvet interior.
- Golden brass hardware details.
- Wide and easy access open top.
- Gracefully fastened by drawstring.
- Discreet embossed LV logo.
- Squarish structured base.
Attachment (s): dust bag only.
9/10 pristine vintage condition. Rare condition – we’d rate this as one of the best untouched vintage pieces you can find in market!