Luxurious Meets Practical: Louis Vuitton Burgundy Sofia Coppola SC Bag

The first time I got my passport, the first question raised on my mind was:” why the cover is burgundy?”  But after a second look, I thought:” why not burgundy?

Burgundy is so universally flattering, versatile yet stylish. It’s serious but still has a lively vibe. It’s classical and modern at the same time.

It’s a perfect color for fall and winter, but when paired with light and fresh tones like pink or ivory, it will make your look sophisticated in spring and summer, especially when it is used in bags, like this LV Sofia Coppola SC Miranda Kerr carries:

Miranda Kerr in Paris (picture from Fabsugar)

She was spotted carrying it many times with a variety of style pieces: from the girly polka dot top to the sexy leather knee-high boots.

Miranda Kerr and her LV Sofia Coppola SC Bag
Miranda Kerr and her LV Sofia Coppola SC Bag

As its name says, LV Sofia Coppola SC Bag was designed by one my favorite director Sofia Coppola. She said she wanted to design a bag for women who buy LV bag not because it’s a luxury brand, but because of the function and versatility of the bag.

I personally think she applied her own life motto to the design of this LV collection. Born in a prominent family, shown on the screen she was a toddler, Sofia Coppola could just be a good actress. But she wants more, especially inside. Like the symbols she wants the bag represents: not just be luxury, stylish, but also need to be practical. She worked with LV team for one year to design this collection and it pays off: I felt in love with this SC when it first came out in 2009. Now, after nearly 3 year, I still deeply love it and enjoy to see other stylish ladies around the world carry it in their own ways.

The designer and her LV Sofia Coppola SC Bag

Alex Chun also chose the burgundy color:

Alexa Chung and her LV SC Bag

Since being named Burgundy back in 1881, it has been very active in many areas: men’s wear, women’s wear, outdoor sports (like  equestrian), indoor decor… I think that’s why more and more designers went back to it these years, my favorite part is burgundy bags of course. Love these from Proenza ShoulerMulberry ,Yves Saint Laurent , Prada ,Celine and Chloé:

MULBERRY Bayswater textured-leather bag
YVES SAINT LAURENT Cabas Muse Two textured-leather tote
Miranda Kerr and her Prada Saffiano Tote bag
Miranda Kerr and her Celine Cabas bag

But on top of all designer bags in burgundy, this one definitely has the most fans:

Victoria Beckham and her Hermes Berkin bag

When you think of burgundy as a dark red, you can easily tame it: for a slightly brighter burgundy, pair it with bright hues, like red, ivory, green…my favorite one is burgundy with hunter green, which reminds me of Gucci’s signature strips.

Burgundy color combo inspired by interior decoration

For a darker burgundy, consider pairing it with soft hues.  My favorite is with gray. The combo is so elegant and classic. Victory Beckham is a good example of this combination.

Pair burgundy with neutrals or pastels
Victoria Beckham and the satchel shiny alligator bag from her line

Here are some equally stylish but much affordable alternatives from Rachel Zoe  and AmeriLeather:

Rachel Zoe Nico Clutch
AmeriLeather Double Handle Tote - Vintage Burgundy

By Helen Hou

I'm Helen. In the huge fashion world, what attracts me the most is the way different people accessorize themselves. Our daily outfit choices are not just about the pieces we pick, they relate to something lurking deeply within our hearts: how we feel about ourselves, how we express ourselves to the rest of the world, what kind of people do we want to be and what kind of life do we want to live. Following my passion for fashion, I immerse myself in this bizarre world and try my best to share what I learned with you!