Designer/ Product Reviews/ Fashion / 25 Aug, 2020

My Louis Vuitton Palm Springs Backpack Mini Review


mia mia mine wearing a crop sweatshirt and white levi's denimOver the past month, I have been sharing more and more designer handbag reviews, and you guys have been requesting that I write about the Louis Vuitton Palm Springs Backpack Mini. I purchased this bag late last fall and it’s been incredibly hard to get a hold of ever since. I don’t really think of myself as a backpack girl, but I instantly fell in love with the sporty yet ultra-feminine vibe of this mini bag. It’s so lightweight and functional, and I just knew I’d be able to wear it in various ways. I’m so happy I purchased it because it’s nearly impossible to find brand new today. Although the bag also comes in a reverse monogram print, I prefer the classic one and feel that it’ll be more timeless. 

If you’ve been curious about the details, fit, and size of the Louis Vuitton Palm Springs Backpack Mini, keep scrolling for my honest review and my answers to the most frequently asked questions…


fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing nike leggings and a free people denim jacket

What Can You Fit Inside?

The Louis Vuitton Palm Springs Backpack Mini comes in a few different sizes, but the mini is my personal favorite for a few reasons. The removable straps are not only a huge bonus, but the bag is quite roomy. I know some of you are concerned that the bag might be too small to be practical for daily use. However, it measures 6.7 x 8.7 x 3.9 inches, which is really big enough to store all your daily essentials and more. I was super surprised at how much it actually holds and have been carrying it in place of my Neverfull tote.

fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a crop sweatshirt from revolve

How To Wear It?

One of the questions I get asked most is how to wear the Palm Springs Backpack. I actually really love this bag for the straps. It comes with two straps that are removable and adjustable, so you can wear it like a backpack, crossbody, or on the shoulder. My favorite way to carry it is as crossbody bag. To carry it this way, you just need to make one strap longer and remove the other.

I love styling this bag with more casual everyday outfits that include leggings, denim, or athleisure pieces. However, you can easily pair it with a sweater dress and over-the-knee boots as seen below. The classic monogram print also makes it really versatile to wear with a variety of outfits.

Where to Buy It?

If you’ve been trying to buy a brand new Louis Vuitton Palm Springs Backpack Mini, you probably noticed that the bag is sold out on the Louis Vuitton website and in stores. I’m really excited to share that I’ve been able to source a few brand new Palm Springs Backbacks, which will be available for purchase from my Mia Mia Mine Shop page this fall. I started the Mia Mia Mine Shop page to provide you all access to luxury items I’ve worn that are in demand and hard to get – and this bag is definitely one of those pieces. You can learn more about that here. For more details on pricing and availability, feel free to DM me here.

If you’re open to buying a pre-owned Palm Springs Backpack, you can always check out my preferred pre-owned luxury retailers, such as FashionphileThe RealReal, and eBay’s Authenticate program. 

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Will It Be In Style Years Down The Road?

As you guys know, timelessness will always be a factor I consider when investing in a designer handbag. With sporty, casual, and minimal dressing becoming a very normal part of our everyday lives, I personally feel that this bag will continue to be trendy and stylish years down the road. It’s not only a great everyday bag, but is also ideal for traveling. Plus, the monogram print will never go out of style.

fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a louis vuitton palm springs mini backpack

Is It Worth The Price? Would I Buy It Again?

The Louis Vuitton Palm Springs Backpack Mini is listed for $1,990 on the Louis Vuitton website (here) although it’s no longer available as I mentioned above. Pre-owned styles are currently selling between $2,400-$2,900, which I think really underscores the worth and value of this bag. It’s definitely in demand and has more than retained it’s value.

The casual backpack design also makes it easy to carry so you’ll get more wear from it than other bag styles that might be better suited for formals and evening events. With that in mind, I think it’s totally worth the price and I would buy it again. If you’re interested in securing a bag for yourself, be sure to DM me here as I know these will go quickly!

fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing patent leather leggings and a camel fuzzy sweater from revolve

xo, Maria

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