Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis Reference Guide

Louis Vuitton Metis was originally released in 2012 and since then it's been all over Instagram and fancy magazines. Celebrities, influencers and bloggers are still sharing their Pochette Metis looks with the bag thrown over their shoulders while boutiques are saying that it's out of stock.

What's the secret to the success of the bag?

Pochette Metis was introduced in 2012 in Monogram canvas. Contrary to a popular belief that it was always sold out, it wasn't a hit until a couple of years after. In 2014 it suddenly became so popular that it was always impossible to order online and long queues of boutique visitors had to leave empty-handed.

In 2017 Louis Vuitton reconsidered the popularity of the bag and released it in several more canvases: Infrarouge, Reverse, Epi and Empreinte.

Pochette Metis in Empreinte leather was released in 4 new colors:

  • Rose Ballerine (powder pink)
  • Marine Rouge (navy with red glazing)
  • Noir (black)
  • Scarlet (red)

In 2018 the world saw another version of an iconic bag, a Pochette Metis with braided handle. The bag was basically the same with the top handle in a different design.

louis vuitton pochette metis with braided handle

In 2019 Louis Vuitton released a new version of the Monogram Pochette Metis. It looks exactly like the previous one but it's crafted of a thicker canvas. The change of canvas was related to many issues with the previous version. Louis Vuitton also expanded the range of Empreinte colors to Cherry Berry (deep red) and Beige Rose Cream.

However, none of the newer versions became as popular as the original Pochette Metis in Monogram Canvas. Currently, fashionistas all over the world are still on the hunt for Mono and Reverse Pochette Metis editions.


Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis Most Wanted Limited Editions

Pochette Metis Monogram Reverse (2014-2020)

 louis vuitton pochette metis reverse

As unique as it seems, this Reverse Pochette Metis can't be called a limited edition. It's been in production for several years and it's still available though hard to find.

This edition is one of the most popular as it's iconic monogram combined with black leather, so it's practical and fashionable at the same time. Every Louis Vuitton fan will definitely appreciate this rare beauty.


Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis Monogram Infrarouge (2016-2017)

louis vuitton pochette metis infrarouge black and red limited edition

2016 witnessed the release of Pochette Metis in the black-and-red Infrarouge pattern with green olive interior. This Infrarouge Pochette Metis edition was a smashing hit, it was hard to find and a lot of people were desperate to find it.


Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis Epi (2017)

louis vuitton epi pochette metis

Released in 2 sizes, mini and regular, this Pochette Metis limited editions failed to be commercially successful. No one wanted it. We feel like Epi bags in general are less popular than canvas just because they're not that recognizable. This limited edition was introduced in several colors (blue with reverse handle, black-and-white epi and colorful epi) and featured a chain instead of a full strap.


Louis Vuitton Masters Collection Pochette Metis (2017)

louis vuitton pochette metis limited edition masters collection

Masters collection also offered several Pochette Metis Editions, like Turner and Monet. The bags were beautiful however the collection was a bit controversial and faced a lot of mixed feedback. This Masters Metis limited edition is good as a masterpiece in your room but when it comes to creating s stylish look, it's not that versatile as a Monogram version of the purse.


Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis Love Lock (2018)

A more playful version of the Pochette Metis with hearts, keys and locks was released in 2018. 


Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis Current Prices (2020 Update) 

How much is a Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis? Let's find out.

Here are the prices valid in April 2020.

Handbag USA  EU
Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis Monogram Canvas $1,890 1,430
Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis Reverse Monogram Canvas $1,950 1,480
Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis Braided Handle Monogram



Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis Empreinte $2,300 1,700
Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis Braided Handle Empreinte





The most affordable version of PM is a Monogram but you still have to be lucky to get one, online or offline at retail price. Most resellers are still offering Pochette Metis above retail if the bag is new and close to retail if it's a little used. Some people do find a way to get if from a Louis Vuitton boutique so don't give up.

However, if you're hunting down the Monogram Canvas version, be prepared to pay over retail for a brand new bag.

Empreinte is easy to find and purchase. There are new colors released by LV almost every season


Pochette Metis Wear and Tear - Advice if You're Planning to Buy The Purse

If you're planning to purchase Pochette Metis but hesitant to whether which leather will suit your needs better, read our article on typical signs of wear that you may expect from Pochette Metis.

Please also see our video on an Empreinte Pochette Metis wear and tear.

PIf you're planning to purchase a preloved Pochette Metis, make sure you've read our article on how to tell if a Louis Vuitton Metis is real.

Is Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis Worth Buying?

We totally get your confusion if you heard many stories on frequent Metis recalls. Louis Vuitton even once announced that Pochette Metis is discontinued.

Nevertheless, if you ask us if Pochette Metis worth it, we believe it's is still one of the best Louis Vuitton investment bags.

  • First of all, it's not that expensive. Prices for Louis Vuitton bag start at $1,000 and Metis is just $1,830.
  • Second, there are still people longing for this bag so if you don't like it, you'll easily resell it.
  • Third, Pochette Metis is popular for a reason. It's a very comfortable crossbody, spacious enough to have room for everything you need during the day and small enough to still look fashionable and trendy.

You can read about other investment bags from Louis Vuitton in our article

Want to Authenticate Your Luxury Handbag?

If you need to authenticate a Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis, one of the most counterfeited purses in the world (and the fakes are damn good!), please order one of the three types of authentication:

Verbal Authentication $10

  • good when you need a verbal authentication for buying an item

Certificate of Authenticity $25

  • good when you need a certificate for any reason, either to sell the bag with the peace of mind or to return a fake bag to the seller if you purchased a fake
  • includes a permanent certificate on lvbagaholic.com

Certificate of Authenticity with a thorough explanation $50

  • good when you need a certificate and you need to know why the bag is authentic/not authentic for any reason, either to sell the bag with the peace of mind or return a fake bag to the seller if you purchased a fake.
  • includes a permanent certificate on lvbagaholic.com
  • includes an explanation of why the item is fake (detailed pictures and comparisons with an authentic bag, more than 10 pics included)



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