Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis Review: 4 Reasons Why It’s A Great Handbag Investment

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Sara Sargon

A California-based handbag expert and journalist with nine years in luxury fashion. Her contributions include Vogue, InStyle, & Nylon.

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Handbag Score: 9/10

The Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis offers a blend of style, durability, and functionality but comes with a higher price tag and some limitations in terms of availability and versatility.

It remains a sought-after piece among fashion enthusiasts and collectors, thus, deserving of a high rating on Bagover.



If you’ve watched endless handbag collection videos on YouTube (like me), then you know most handbag connoisseurs typically own a Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis. The Pochette metis by Louis Vuitton is high key, one of the most hyped handbags by the fashion house and the Neverfull. The most popular version of this bag boasts the classic Louis Vuitton monogram canvas, which makes it automatically chic and classic.

The Pochette Metis Silhouette

One of the biggest appeals of this bag is the look. The S lock closure, top handle, adjustable shoulder strap, and the hardware on this bag stand out when worn. The classic satchel silhouette of the pochette métis handbag makes it a trendy piece and one that will stand the test of time. The bag and its shape are sleek and stylish. The Louis Vuitton monogram print that covers the bag really makes the bag easy to wear, thanks to the coated canvas.


  • 9.8 x 7.5 x 2.8 inches
  • Natural cowhide trim
  • Outside zipped pocket
  • S-lock closure
  • Gold-color hardware

You’ve got a classic bag for life if you buy the pochette metis in the classic Louis Vuitton monogram. The classic Louis Vuitton coated canvas material on the exterior makes the pochette metis incredibly durable and sturdy (especially if you don’t ‘baby’ your shoulder handbags!) The flap closure makes getting into the bag a breeze but, while closed, also protects you from pesky thieves looking for an easy snatch. The s lock closure also makes getting into the bag a little tougher than a basic magnet.

Unlike many trendy shoulder bags on the market now, the LV pochette metis is surprisingly roomy. It’s the perfect bag to carry all your daily essentials. You can hold more items in this bag, separate them with every pocket, and so on. Tons of shoulder handbags on the market now may have style but might be missing function. Thankfully, the chic bag not only has style but can drape over your shoulder and provide a compact and versatile handbag experience.

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The Pochette Metis Strap

One of the most significant parts of the pochette métis is the strap, a beauty. It is easily removable, but it’s also adjustable and incredibly durable. The length of any shoulder buckle can be frustrating if it’s too long or too short, but an adjustable shoulder strap (that looks stylish) is a game-changer. Unlike the trendy skinny shoulder straps or even the ultra-trendy thicker (guitar) straps, this width is next to perfect.


  • Removable, adjustable
  • Drop: 18.9 inches
  • Drop max: 21.7 inches

The Louis Vuitton monogram strap is the definition of style. The strap allows the pochette metis to be worn multiple ways. You can easily remove the strap and hold the bag with the sleek top handle. You can also wear it crossbody and push down the small top handle, so it tucks away seamlessly. You can also stick the strap on another bag or tote and use it on other compact bags.

The Pochette Metis Materials to Choose From

One of the greatest things about the pochette metis is the many different variations. Aside from the classic Louis Vuitton monogram, the bag also comes in a Reverse Monogram look (louis vuitton pochette metis reverse), which essentially swaps the traditional brown and beige colors. Unlike leather, the coated canvas by Louis Vuitton is one of the most durable materials available in the luxury market.

The Louis Vuitton monogram canvas version of the pochette metis is by far the most popular version of the bag. The coated canvas print is historical to the brand’s original luggage products. Thankfully, Louis Vuitton hasn’t changed this print virtually at all since its creation. Because of the consistency within the Louis Vuitton fashion house, the Louis Vuitton monogram makes spending money on the brand’s products an investment. The pochette metis is especially an excellent investment and also makes a great first luxury handbag for first-time buyers.

LV Pochette metis also comes in a scaled-down version of the monogram called Monogram Empreinte. This type of variation is an embossed monogram on gorgeous cowhide leather, which screams luxury. The Louis Vuitton monogram is still very much present in this leather version but introduces the logo in a monochromatic look. Check out the fashion houses’ newest shoulder handbags variations of the bag, the large monogram look.

Not every Louis Vuitton handbag gets to be part of their My LV World Tour’ collection. The pochette metis was recently granted the honor to be added to the My LV World Tour‘ collection, which allows customers to customize their handbags, their own piece of art. You can choose to go for another trim color instead of the classic Cowhide Leather / brown lining by choosing the black cowhide leather and Rouge Flamme. The best part? Picking your LV Pop Labels- choosing from astrological characters to city patches and much more.

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The Pochette Metis Interior

As mentioned above, the interior of the pochette metis is the breadwinner here. The bags’ roomy inside makes this bag an easy purchase. It’s one of those shoulder bags that doesn’t look huge from the outside but feels like you can add everything and the kitchen sink inside.

The pochette metis holds three compartments that make any organizational gal’s heart flutter. It will easily hold the largest iPhone available (and if they go bigger in the future, you’re still covered). The bag has a beautiful inside lining that is easy to keep clean and soft to the touch. There are tons of shapers you can purchase for any Louis Vuitton or luxury shoulder handbags that will easily slide into any bag (including the pochette metis) and keep the shape while you use it or store it.

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Is the Pochette Metis a Good Investment?

The pochette métis was the first release in 2012 and, truthfully, hasn’t lost its hype. A few years into its release, the pochette metis bag was seen all over social media. The Louis Vuitton monogram print was seen draped over famous shoulders or sitting snug in the elbows of pochette metis lovers by 2014. The bag, at one point, was never seen in the Louis Vuitton shop as it was sold out for many seasons.

The brand apparently hit the lottery when designing the this bag; as it turns out, it’s popular among all women and all age groups. The details of the bag are so versatile, making it a perfect day-to-day bag, but by removing the shoulder strap, it can be taken on a night out. The Louis Vuitton monogram on shoulder handbags is automatically seen as classic, so opting for this bag in this monogram is a fool-proof investment.

The price of the pochette metis does tend to go up yearly, as do many of the Louis Vuitton bags. With the prices increasing so often, it’s smart to grab your favorite Louis Vuitton luxury bag asap. It can get tough picking out your favorite version of the pochette metis with the different categories to choose from. Women obsessed with luxury shoulder handbags are already fully aware of what makes certain bags a good investment.

Final Thoughts on the Pochette Metis

If you find yourself in a Louis Vuitton store wondering which bag to shop for (and they’re in stock), do yourself a favor and opt for the Louis Vuitton monogram. From the classic Louis Vuitton monogram to the traditional S lock closure and the bag flap, the pochette métis is one of a kind.

All Louis Vuitton pochette métis shoulder bags are made in France, Spain, Italy, or the US.

Image courtesy louisvuitton.com.

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Sara Sargon

A California-based handbag expert and journalist with nine years in luxury fashion. Her contributions include Vogue, InStyle, & Nylon.

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