[dropcap]F[/dropcap]or all New Yorker luxury shoppers who have ever wished for what seemed like the impossible, a personalized Louis Vuitton handbag, that wish has become a reality with the launch of the brand’s first U.S. custom Haute Maroquinerie salon. The salon, located within its New York fifth avenue flagship store has provided customers with the service of allowing them to essentially create their own bag with modifications of the interior, exterior, and hardware. There are over 40,000 possible combinations that can be picked to make one of these Louis Vuitton bags. The salon offers five handbag shapes including two newer shapes the Milaris and the Neo steamer, as well as its classic shapes, the classic Noe, Triangle, and Lockit. To make the bag truly personal, customers can have their names or initials embossed within the bag. Customers should be prepared to wait for their creations; each ordered handbag is hand made at the Louis Vuitton workshop in France and takes approximately five months to be delivered after the initial design meeting. All bags come complete with a keepsake box and silk pillow for storage.
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