Most people seem to use tote bags for their airplane carry-ons, and I suppose I can understand why. They’re lightweight, and versatile to arrange, with interiors that can be partitioned out in an endless series of ways. Also, without a top flap or lock, they’re easy to get in and out of, which is important for any bag intended to accompany your through an airport. My problem with totes is that they tend to get heavy, and for heavy bags, I like to have a couple carrying options. With the brand new Louis Vuitton Pernelle Tote, the brand solves exactly that problem.
When I look at the Pernelle, I immediately see a travel bag, although at 17 inches wide, it’s also perfect for the current trend for big bags. It features rolled double top handles for those who prefer to hand or elbow carry, and for hands-free use, the wide should strap allows the bag to be carried comfortably on the shoulder. Louis Vuitton hasn’t provided any information on this new bag’s strap drop yet, but just based on its proportion with the rest of the bag, it appears also long enough to allow the bag to be carried crossbody.
Right now, the bag comes in one size and one material: Taurillon leather, which is thick and supple. All three currently available shades feature a not-quite-tonal logo that’s rather large and may be off-putting to some, but in the black-with-navy colorway specifically, I sort of like it. Check out all three below; the bag is priced at $3,650 via Louis Vuitton.