In 1896, four years after Louis Vuitton died, his son released the house’s monogram. To both honor his late father and further dissuade counterfeiters, Georges Vuitton created a print that is now synonymous with the brand. Inspired by Japanese designs that were in fashion during the Victorian era, he complemented the ‘LV’ initials with diamond, circle, and quatrefoil symbols. Georges featured the pattern on cotton canvas, which was coated with PVC (now referred to as Louis Vuitton’s Monogram Coated Canvas). As it is durable, water resistant, lightweight, and recognizable, almost every style is still made of this material and it remains popular today.
Released in the ‘90s, the Louis Vuitton Musette Salsa is most commonly crafted of Monogram Coated Canvas (though, it can also be found in Damier). Part of the Musette family, it resembles the Musette Tango; however, while the Tango has a horizontal silhouette (called the East-West), the Salsa has a vertical silhouette (called the North-South). A messenger style bag, the Louis Vuitton Musette Salsa has a long strap, which can be adjusted so the bag hits at the hip or higher on the back. It flips open to a deep main compartment and interior slip pocket.
Carry the Louis Vuitton Musette Salsa to the office. Slim but spacious, it will fit everything you need for a day at work without weighing you down on your commute.