With 2013 around the corner, we bring you news of a brand new addition to the always-desirable range of Louis Vuitton bags: the Monogram Metis. Arriving in stores January 2013, the Monogram Metis is a canvas bag defined by the Louis Vuitton monogram pattern that can be worn in three ways. If you get tired of holding it in your hand, the Monogram Metis can be slung over the shoulder or across the body. It also bears the traditional Louis Vuitton S-Lock buckle, inspired by the heritage trunks.
Bag aficionados will recognize the shape as a somewhat structured hobo but do take note that Louis Vuitton is also releasing a variant called the Pochette Metis Monogram. This version lacks the typical slouching posture of the classic hobo. Louis Vuitton promises that the Monogram Metis will be a light affair and “body-friendly” in its shape. Only a visit to the store will tell…
A word about the name Metis – the bag is named for a daughter of Greek titans Oceanus and Tethys, Métis. In ancient Greek, the word was used to signify both wisdom and cunning. Louis Vuitton uses the name to refer to the company’s heritage and history as well as its multi-carry functionality. No word at this point on dimensions and weight.