Will your world be better with a new Louis Vuitton Emilie?
The Louis Vuitton Emilie wallet is not as well-known as its sister wallet – the LV Sarah - but it’s just as good. This envelope-shaped wallet is small, is roomy enough to hold all your cash and cards, and can be used as a clutch. Seeing as it’s been designed by a big name in fashion and design, the wallet is exceptional when it comes to looks. Is it worth the investment, though? That’s what our Louis Vuitton Emilie Wallet review will help you figure out:
The LV Emilie Wallet Overview
7.7 x 3.9 x 0.6 (length x height x width)
Sunrise, Rose Ballerine, Jonquille, Corail, Hot Pink, Acid Yellow
Monogram Canvas, Damier Ebene Canvas, Damier Azur Canvas, Epi Leather
4 credit card slots, 1 coin pocket, 2 regular pockets and 1 large compartment
What do you need from a wallet?
Before we continue with our LV Emilie Wallet review, do you know what you want from a wallet? Ideally, a wallet should be able to carry a decent amount of credit cards, membership cards, loyalty cards, currency notes and bank notes. If we’re talking about a larger wallet – like the Emilie is – then it should be roomy enough to hold your phone and some make up items. It shouldn’t be too hard to carry. Perhaps most importantly, the material should be durable and you should be able to carry it around without too much trouble.
So how does the Emilie hold up against all these parameters? We’ll take a look at factors like the size, carrying capacity, materials used, looks and ease of use in our Louis Vuitton Emilie Wallet review:
At just 7.7 x 3.9 inches – with a 0.6 inch thickness – the Emilie wallet is a regular-sized wallet. It looks like a classy envelope and you’ll be able to hold it in a single hand. More convenient to carry than some of the larger wallets we find in stores these days, it’s not unwieldy. If you like small things and minimalism, though, you will probably find this wallet a little too big for your taste.
The carrying capacity isn’t anything to write home about – which may or may not be a good thing, depending on your needs. It has 4 credit card slots, so you’ll be able to retrieve your most-used cards conveniently. If you have more cards, you’ll need to store them in one of the inner pockets with the bank notes. It has a zipped coin pouch/pocket as well as 2 flat pockets for currency. The wallet doesn’t have a back pocket. It has enough room to fit all your currency, cards and even your phone.
Two main materials used for this wallet are monogram canvas and leather (you can pick between the two). Being Louis Vuitton, you can’t go wrong with either. The leather and the canvas is supple and a pleasure to behold. It gives you a steady grip on the wallet. However, you have to be a little careful not to damage the material. It will get damaged if you scratch it, expose it to too much sunlight or spill some of your beauty products on it. They’ve used a press stud on the flap, which will also probably get scratched after a while (you can replace it at the shop, though).
Ease of use
LV Emilie wallets, being small and long, are pretty easy to use. The flap and the stud design works – you can quickly flip it open to get to your cards and money. These card and money compartments are easily accessible. Your cards will stick out a bit, letting you pluck them out easily. The zipper can be pulled open if you need coins. If you store more than 4 cards in it, though, you may have to dig a little more to retrieve them. All in all, though, we found the wallet to be easy to use.
No LV Emilie Wallet review can be completed without a closer look at the aesthetic appeal of the product. The Emilie is an exceptionally good-looking wallet. It looks classy and will probably go well with dresses as well as casual clothes. The stitching on the wallet is uniform throughout and seems to be really sturdy. You have a lot of colors and patterns to choose from, from subtle shades to something as eye-catching as Acid Yellow.
The LV Emilie vs. Sarah
Sarah, Josephine and Emilie are three sister wallets produced by LV. We decided to put Sarah vs. Emilie for our LV Emilie Wallet review, for those of you wondering whether Sarah is better than Emilie. So what’s the verdict? Both wallets are similar in shape and looks, except for a few minor changes. Sarah has more card slots, a back compartment and a little more room inside it. Emilie, on the other hand, is thinner and looks much more compact. Both look good and are equally easy to handle. People who love smaller wallets will do better with Emilie.
- Elegant design, looks beautiful
- Variety of colors
- High-quality materials used
- Great stitching
- Long-lasting, one time purchase
- Decent carry capacity
- Easy to open and handle
- Light, easy to carry
- May be too small for some
- Requires care, especially while traveling
- Button can get scratched
- No back pocket
Is LV Emilie a good buy?
To conclude our Louis Vuitton Emilie review, we think it’s a great investment – if you don’t live somewhere dusty and aren’t looking to take it with you on long journeys. It’s great for everyday use, parties and formal occasions, but it will suffer if you travel too often with it. You’ll need to take good care of the leather and avoid using your makeup near it. All in all, it’s a solid buy that you won’t regret.