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    Louis Vuitton Chili Red Ostrich Alma BB Bag
    Very Good Condition
    9.5" Width x 7.5" Height x 4" Depth
    The Louis Vuitton Alma has a unique and captivating history. It is said that Coco Chanel carried only one bag that was not her own design, and it was supposedly the shape of an Alma, custom designed by Vuitton himself. Before becoming a staple in the Louis Vuitton permanent collection, the Alma started out as the Squire Bag in 1934, before being slightly redesigned into the Champs-Elysees Bag. Its final shift was into the famed Alma Bag, named after the square where Avenue Montaigne meets the Seine. Its design is deeply rooted in the combination of structure and utility with grace and Art Deco architectural lines. This rich history, in turn, gives the Alma everlasting modernity as we see in so many recycled designs from the past. Ostrich is a rare medium from Louis Vuitton, and it is absolutely breathtaking in this color and shape. This bag is done in chili red ostrich, featuring two rolled handles, gold tone hardware, one removable shoulder strap, and a zip closure. The interior is done in matching chili red lambskin leather, featuring one slip pocket. This bag includes two keys and a clochette.

    This bag is in Very Good Condition. There is light scratching to the hardware, and evidence of fading from contact with sunlight, giving an orange look. There is a space behind the clochette, at the base, and the shoulder strap that are the original coloration. The interior leather exhibits scuffing and some creasing.


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    Condition Rankings:

    Pristine - shows little to no indication of handling.
    Excellent - shows very minor evidence of handling.
    Very Good - shows evidence of wear and handling, with no major flaws.
    Good - shows moderate wear and is fully functional.
    Fair - shows moderate wear and has condition issues that may or may not be repairable.

    References to gold or silver hardware, unless otherwise specified, describes the color and is not meant to infer the type of metal.

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2016
    27th-28th Tuesday-Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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