It’s not very often that a designer reveals their secrets, but Louis Vuitton’s Nicolas Ghesquière has one to share.

With fall on the horizon, the heritage brand is revealing their revamped GO-14 bag—one of Ghesquière’s first designs at the label (the bag’s name is literally code for Ghesquière October 2014). Almost ten years later, the bag is re-emerging with a once-hidden LV feature on full display: malletage.

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Malletage is a signature of trunk-making at Louis Vuitton. The criss-cross pattern on the GO-14’s exterior is historically known for padding the inside of trunks. It was a simple innovation that held packed items steady while in transit.

Of the classic feature, Ghesquière said: “There are some universal codes that exist solely in Louis Vuitton. It was about reappropriating and transposing them into a new setting.” With the updated design he has taken a historical thread and crafted a new signature.

Today, the GO-14’s padding is made of lambskin with over stitching that makes for a cushioned appearance. Available in a variety of neutrals, the GO-14 embodies the versatility of the modern woman. Likewise, it can be worn crossbody, on or over the shoulder, or handheld. With a stunning gold chain and matching clasp, the GO-14 possesses the makings of a classic.

Plus, the bag is already catching on with the street-style set. Louis Vuitton House Ambassadors HoYeon Jung, Cate Blanchett, and Hyein of NewJeans have been spotted with the new GO-14, all using it to elevate otherwise casual looks.

The GO-14 is available exclusively at Louis Vuitton stores. For more information visit

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