Louis Vuitton has always been on top of the latest cultural trends, be it outfitting its bags with cell phone pockets or creating the first “designer” iPhone case. So, frankly, I’m quite surprised that the brand hasn’t found a way to create and market its own snob worthy “base shaper” for the ever-popular Speedy bag (a recent holiday best-seller!). The “base shaper,” according to those sold as aftermarket merchandise on eBay (“Pimp My Bag” anyone?) for $15-$25, is essentially rigid rectangular material (available in felt, velvet, or even acrylic) shaped to fit snugly in the Speedy to prevent the un-reinforced bottom from sagging over time or when heavier items are placed inside. Talk about nostalgia: when my mom got her first Speedy 40 almost 10 years ago, she experienced the same agita. Her solution? She simply cut a piece of cardboard and placed it at the bottom and voilà! Problem solved!
What about you? How do you pimp your bag?
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