The Louis Vuitton lipstick case that costs more than $1,000

The designer accessory and miniscule new 'It-bag' retails for Dh5,300, but is it worth it?

Louis Vuitton Monogram lipstick case. Courtesy Louis Vuitton
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Prone to misplacing your make-up? Louis Vuitton has created a portable yet stylish solution just for you. Subscribing to the mantra that good things come in small packages, the French fashion house has launched a designer lipstick case that is being dubbed the next It-bag.

The compact accessory is the brainchild of Nicolas Ghesquière, artistic director of Louis Vuitton's women's collections, and is modelled on the make-up boxes of the 1920s. The case is decorated with Louis Vuitton's signature Monogram, which was designed by Georges Vuitton in 1896, and has since become one of the most recognisable motifs in the world.

The lipstick case comes in two colours, chocolate and light tan, complemented by a gold top, chain and lock, which is engraved with a LV Circle logo and takes its design cues from historic Louis Vuitton trunks. Inside, for those who struggle to settle on a single shade, the case has space for two lipsticks. Also concealed within is a handy inbuilt mirror.

Louis Vuitton suggests that the miniscule accessory "be worn as jewellery or to adorn the outside of a favourite bag". So you can style it as a statement necklace or cross-body accessory, or simply attach it to your best holdall.

If you've already got the Louis Vuitton bag, belt and case, this will complete the collection.  The piece is available in select Louis Vuitton stores around the world, but you'll have to hurry the Monogram lipstick case has already sold out in some countries.