The Noe Effect

Don’t be surprised if everywhere you turn, someone’s snapping your photo or sneaking a peak at what’s under your arm.

Don’t be surprised if you find a little more pep in your step and style in your smile.

That just happens to be the effect of toting a Louis Vuitton bag. And you can have the effect too, in one of the Caribbean’s newest Louis Vuitton stores, situated on the platinum coast of Barbados in Limegrove Lifestyle Centre. And if you’re looking for something new, try the Noé.

Not surprisingly a favourite of stars like Angelina Jolie, Caroline Seiber and Virginie Courtin, the Noé bag is an old classic with a seemingly timeless youthful vibrance. What other bag has been bred from a taste for champagne?

Born in 1932, the Noé was designed when a champagne producer requested a bag to tote his bubbly. He needed something strong to bear the weight, shaped just for holding bottles, yet the bag had to retain its grandeur to uphold the reputation of its fine cargo.

Louis Vuitton created the perfect blend between sophistication and utility with a classic bucket shape sized for 5 bottles (one for every day of the workweek?) with a leather drawstring. It was named Noé after the biblical hero who left the ark after the flood to plant vines on the mountains of Ararat.

The first Noé was coloured gold like the champagne it treasured, light and strong. Most often found in Louis Vuitton’s iconic Monogram canvas, you can also find it in the Damier Azur and multiple colours of Epi leather. Noé is available in three sizes, Mini, Petit and the Classic Noé.

Noé’s body is deep like a bucket, with an adjustable shoulder strap, whether you like it to be tucked exactly below your elbow or worn cross body. The Noé is a casual bag made with the quality and craftsmanship Louis Vuitton is known for.

The original Noé is the second oldest Louis Vuitton design. Now, the Noé is also available as the Noé BB, with an extra long shoulder strap and a tinier body, crafted to be slung across the body when worn, carefree and exuberant like its owner.

When you’ve snapped up your new Noé bag, make sure to call a ladies night to test its champagne holding capabilities!

All available at the Louis Vuitton store in Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, Barbados.

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