Adding a Crossbody Strap to a Louis Vuitton Pochette

Crossbody Strap for Louis Vuitton Pochette Accessoires

In an effort to shop my closet, I dug up one of my oldest (and first?) designer items – the recently re-popularized Louis Vuitton Pochette Accessories. I’ve had this little purse for over 15 years (!) now, but rarely utilized it due to its short shoulder strap. At one point, I even removed the strap and turned it into a Very Fancy Pencil Pouch for a brief period.

Enter MCraftLeather and many other stores on Etsy. Rather than paying $300+ for a skinny leather strap directly from LV, there are several shops on Etsy that provide closely matching straps at a fraction of the cost. In fact, LV does not carry a strap skinny enough for my older version of the pochette.

I purchased the 10mm vachetta crossbody strap, and customized my order to shorten it from 47” (standard) to 42”. I received it a little over a week later, and have been very pleased!

The Mcraftleather version has tapered leather ends that loop over smoothly.

Even though this is the skinniest option, the strap is still a bit thicker and wider than the one that comes with the Pochette. However, I’m okay with that, as the original is quite flimsy with no stitching. While the MCraftLeather hardware is slightly more yellow-gold vs. the LV champagne-gold, the difference is minimal (ie. no one will notice).

This review is in no way sponsored – I’m just that excited to get some usage out of this bag, which was a generous gift from a family member. If you’re looking to add a strap to your bag, I highly recommend checking out MCraftLeather’s store. They have a variety of items, such as straps for Speedys, brown leather for Damier Ebenes, and replacement laces for Noe bucket bags.

November 2020 Update

In addition to the leather strap above, I also purchased a 1.5″ fabric bag strap from Amazon to swap out for a more casual look. This is similar in vibe to the strap on the Multi-Pochette Accessories. I originally wanted an olive strap, but that color didn’t look too great on this inexpensive dupe. So instead, I purchased brown, which actually matches the bag very well. If you’re looking for something more casual and adjustable, this is a great option!

Above: Amazon bag strap, Naadam cashmere sweater (reviewed here), Rellery necklace (reviewed here)

Partnership Disclosure: This blog post was not sponsored by any of the brands listed above. As always, all opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links, in which I earn a commission on purchases.

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