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Louis Vuitton’s Jelly handbag is Spring/Summer 2012’s must-have

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Forget that tacky rubber Hermes ripoff unimaginatively dubbed the Jelly Kelly. Spring/Summer 2012’s must-have arm candy is Louis Vuitton’s Jelly handbag, which has been getting quite the buzz from the fashion and celebrity world since it debuted on the runway two seasons ago.

Also known as the Basket bag, the Louis Vuitton Jelly is Marc Jacobs’ luxurious reinterpretation of the shopping bag. This bag is elevated to luxury status in metallic patent calfskin, which is simultaneously perforated and embossed to create a three-dimensional effect.

A new perforation technique has been applied to the creation in which the leather is perforated and embossed at the same time for a refined three-dimensional result. “These baskets are very naïve like shopping baskets but are cut in beautiful mirrored leather,” Marc Jacobs explained.

This is yet another take on the whole transparent bag trend, which labels like Prada and Furla have dominated with their clear and “Candy” bags. But the difference here is Louis Vuitton maintains its opulent touch with the use of perforated leather to achieve a level of transparency, rather than plastic or PVC or rubber or whatever material other manufacturers use.

Available in the sorbet shades of glossy pink, silky nougat and luminous mint, the Basket bags are available in two trendy sizes.

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