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louis vuitton pochette metis reference guide

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?

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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, blown away by the popularity of the bag, 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

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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 (2014-2022)

 louis vuitton pochette metis reverse

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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

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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)

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


Louis Vuitton Micro Metis (2022)

louis vuitton monogram canvas micro metis price list

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In 2022, Micro Metis purse debuted in Metis line alongside a few more canvases and limited edition. Being only 5.5'' x 4.3'' x 1.4'', this purse is a miniature rendition of a signature larger counterpart, which features the same S-lock, iconic canvas and a tiny top handle.

Pochette Metis East West (2023)

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Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis Current Prices (2022 Update) 

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

 We update pricing in Reference Guides like this occasionally, while these price lists are always updated:

In 2022 Pochette Metis bag retails for $2,570 in the US, 1900€ in Europe and £1,780 in the UK.

Handbag US EU UK
Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Pochette Metis $2,570 (USD) 1900 £1,780
Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte Pochette Metis  $2,840 (USD) 2100 £1,970
Louis Vuitton Bicolor Monogram Empreinte Pochette Metis $2,980 (USD) 2200 £2,060
Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas World Tour Pochette Metis $2,980 (USD) 2200 £2,060
Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas  Micro Metis $1,900 (USD) 1400 £1,320
Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte Micro Metis $2,030 (USD) 1500 £1,420


Pochette Metis 2020 Prices

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. Or head over to Fashionphile to find your new purse!

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


Pochette Metis Common Issues

A lot of Metis lovers wonder if any glazing issues arise on this purse with time.

If you're planning to purchase Pochette Metis but hesitant to whether which leather will suit your needs better, read our article on common issues that you may expect from Pochette Metis over time (spoiler alert: there aren't too many of them).

Feel free to watch our video on an Empreinte Pochette Metis wear and tear, it covers all pros and cons of owning this beautiful bag, focusing particularly on the issues.

If 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.

Pochette Metis Alternatives

Even though Metis is so sought after, the French fashion house offers a multitude of similar silhouettes. Among similar handbags are Saint Germain Crossbody  We discussed some of them all the Pochette Metis alternatives thoroughly in our previous article.

If you're interested in alternatives from other designer brands, consider YSL College. It's as close to Metis as it can get. Here's a detailed comparison of LV Metis vs YSL College.


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 bags 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 a Pochette Metis?

If you need to authenticate a Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis, one of the most counterfeited purses in the world (and these fakes are damn good!), we can help. We've been specializing on this particular purse for a long time and we know both original purse and its replicas like the back of our hand.

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