Louis Vuitton’s $52,500 Limited Edition Handbag


I’m sure some of you have heard about this outrageous bag. Louis Vuitton claimed that this Tribute Patchwork handbag to be the most expensive and exclusive bag, they ever made. There are only 5 available for sale in North America and 24 worldwide. Beyoncé Knowles is said to be one of the first who bought it, the other 4 prefer to remain anonymous.

This bag is handmade at a workshop in France, made up of 14 Louis Vuitton handbags’ pieces, including the Monogram Denim from Spring 2005, the Lady Steamer with Alligator from Fall 2006, the Cuir Tresse from Spring 2007 and the Talentueux Suhali from Spring 2003.

It was said that Marc Jacobs designed the Tribute Patchwork “as a celebration of the history of Louis Vuitton.” With all my respects to Mr. Jacobs whom I personally admire, the idea is absolutely genius but I’m afraid I would never buy this bag, even with all the money in the world. I prefer the previous LV patchwork bag, the Conte de Fées line in collaboration with Julie Verhoeven. With $ 52,500 in hand, I’d rather spend it on a down payment of a nice and cozy condo *in my dreamss ;P or at least, getting every single LV classic collection of bags and trunks.

So, what do you think of this bag?

Sources & images courtesy of: www.purseblog.com, www.washingtonpost.com