Louis Vuittonintroduced the Epi leather line in 1985. It is leather that is tanned solely with plant extracts and then dyed. The dyeing process allows the leather to come in many vibrant shiny colors and make this line very popular among ladies who want to stand out in the crowd.
Ladies loved and love today the exclusivity of the designs as well as the durability, being almost scratch resistant and water resistant, making it practical for every day use.
Today the Epi line is more exclusive in that the price range for Epi leather is almost twice that of the monogramed canvas bags in the LV line.
Epi leather is known for its smooth, matte finish as well as its signature vibrant and vivid colors. Anyone who has walked into theLV storecan recognize the colorful deep yellows, reds, and purples that look almost like shiny art sculptures.
Epi leather has a horizontal grain, if you look closely you can see the subtle tonal differences between the rises and grooves of the leather creating an overall even polished shine to its surface. Although rigid, Epi bags allow for a natural stretch to them; when combined with the structured design, make for a fabulous feel and look.
Medium size clutch bag
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