German designer Christian Schoeler teamed up with Louis Viutton to create these colorful, paint-splattered men's bags. The leather bags, which come in a backpack, a duffel and a holdall, are inspired by an artist's backpack that is naturally splattered in paint.

The hand-painted bags are only going to be available in very limited numbers. The duffel bag is definitely my favorite of this collection and perfect for an overnighter.

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