You know climbing is popular when brands like Louis Vuitton are getting in on the game. They are releasing a new “chalk bag” described as a bag that “showcases the distinctive Louis Vuitton Monogram pattern alongside contemporary practical details.” It’s retailing for $1,860 in Canada.
“With a supple shape inspired by climbers’ chalk bags, this item can be comfortably worn on the shoulder or across the body. It is decorated with a sleek chain and functional carabiner fastening on the strap, which are signatures of Virgil Abloh’s Spring-Summer 2019 designs.” Yes, a functional carabiner.
Climbing fashion certainly has come a long way since 50 years ago when many climbers wore surplus military gear and hobnail boots.
Maybe it was Free Solo winning an Oscar or climbing becoming an Olympic sport, but climbing fashion seems to be hip and here to stay. With outdoor fashion trending, who knows what other major brands will get in on the game. Check out the Nano here.