What VMEN Want: Louis Vuitton Wheel Box Bag
This season, a Louis Vuitton classic first created more than a century ago receives a 21st century update
Fantasy and fashion have always gone hand in hand. From bright-colored frocks to daydream-inspired collections, fashion’s ability to explore the unknown through sartorial storytelling is one of its greatest assets. Since its inception, French luxury house Louis Vuitton has been at the forefront of this creative charge, offering innovative and historically grounded, takes on must-have ready-to-wear and leather goods. This season, the brand is channeling that playful aura through the lens of late Creative Director Virgil Abloh.
Laced throughout the Spring 22 collection’s layered menswear and neon outerwear were several eye-catching bags. Standing out from the monogram pack of duffels, trunks, and keepalls was a whimsical twist to one of the house’s most coveted silhouettes—the Wheel Box Bag. First idealized in the early 1900s, the box was designed for hat storage during limousine travel. Now, the once rigid accessory has transformed into the ultimate everyday bag—one that is functional and undeniably stylish. Featuring a decorative chain—a signature of Abloh—and six sky blue straps, the accessory contextualizes the house’s archival designs for the statement-making modern man.
Playful while maintaining its original practical purpose, the bag can be carried or worn crossbody thanks to an adjustable leather strap and a rounded top handle. Hinting at the joyous nature of the accompanying collection, a bright yellow “N 7” is emblazoned on the bag to commemorate the designer’s seventh collection for the brand. Whether you are journeying into the unknown or simply strolling the neighborhood, let Louis Vuitton’s fantastical Wheel Box Bag lead the way.