It was around two months ago that the rumors started circulating around about the Louis Vuitton Monogram Bumbag, possibly getting discontinued. To be honest, initially I was like, no way LV is going to discontinue this piece. It’s still so insanely popular! However, later on I’ve decided to ask my SA and rumors have confirmed. Quite frankly, the Louis Vuitton Monogram Bumbag has just been discontinued on April 1st.
I don’t know how about you, but I’ve always felt weird when fashion houses discontinue popular items. I get it that they would want to phase out something that hasn’t been selling well, but when it’s something that’s obviously successful, it just doesn’t make sense.
The Monogram Bumbag has been among the best-selling Louis Vuitton items ever since its release in Spring 2018. Around that time, belt bags were all the rage, and of course, Louis Vuitton couldn’t pass on the trend. Little did they know that the piece would end up being so popular that it would accumulate waitlists! All jokes aside, it was pretty difficult to get ahold of the Original Louis Vuitton Monogram Bumbag. Even when LV would restock it, it would sell out long before you manage to realize the restock has happened. Yes, that’s how popular it was!
As mentioned earlier, originally, the Bumbag was released in LV’s classic Monogram Canvas. It later arrived in the My LV World Tour version, as well as in the Empreinte leather. However, the Empreinte leather version was much smaller than the original one. It only measured 23 x 16 x 10 while the original Monogram Bumbag was 37 x 14 x 13 cm. Actually, from what we know, Louis Vuitton hasn’t discontinued the Empreinte version of the Bumbag yet. Only the Monogram and My LV World Tour versions have been discontinued April 1st.
Louis Vuitton Bumbag DesignBy the way, let’s talk a little bit of the LV Bumbag design. The Monogram Bumbag featured a “banana-like” silhouette with an adjustable vachetta leather belt and a top handle. Decorated with a “Louis Vuitton Paris” leather patch in the middle, the bag opened up to one main compartment with a double zip closure. Additionally, it also featured a zipped back pocket. Stylish and uber-functional, the Louis Vuitton Monogram Bumbag could be worn multiple ways: as a belt bag, crossbody bag, a shoulder bag and even as a top handle. Sporting generous dimensions of 37 x 14 x 13 cm (14.6 x 5.5 x 5.1 inches), it could fit in everything from a compact card holder to a bulky sunglasses case.
Louis Vuitton Monogram Bumbag Retail & Resale Prices
When initially released, the Monogram Bumbag used to retail for $1,500. However, as any popular Louis Vuitton style, it has undergone several price increases since its release. The latest known retail price of the Monogram Bumbag before the discontinuation was $2,030. Needless to say that now when the bag is officially discontinued resale prices are through the roof. Check this one for sale right now on Fashionphile for whopping $3,695! Idk if anyone would be willing to pay this? Let me know in the comments below! I personally think that with resale prices so insane we should consider searching for alternative options.
Alternative options to the Louis Vuitton Bumbag
In my opinion, one of the best alternatives to the Louis Vuitton Monogram Bumbag is the MCM Fursten Small Belt Bag. Just like the LV Bumbag, it’s made of brand’s signature canvas in an ultra-functional banana-like silhouette. Furthermore, currently priced at $580 the MCM Fursten Small Belt Bag is so much more affordable than the LV Bumbag, while providing with the same aesthetic. Definitely check it out if you are looking for an LV Bumbag alternative. For more alternative options, make sure to check out my article on the best designer belt bags.
What are your thoughts on the Louis Vuitton Monogram Bumbag getting discontinued? Did it make you sad, but most importantly, would you buy it through the pre-loved market now when it is discontinued? Sound off in the comments below!