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One of Louis Vuitton’s most endearing bag icons, the Monogram Canvas Speedy was the bag everyone wanted when I first started blogging back in 2007 (has it been that long?). I remember receiving loads of emails asking about the Speedy, from the various sizes available to how much it cost. And if I remember correctly, they only had the Speedy back then in either Monogram Canvas or Damier Ebene (Damier Azur hadn’t even come out yet). They didn’t have shoulder slings either (yes, now they do), nor could they have been customised, which is what you can do now if you so choose too.
In other words, because it’s been so, so long since I did anything on the classicSpeedy, consider this post your refresher.
Still available in the same 4 sizes they’ve always had, they are classified by length of the bag, so a Speedy25 for example, measures around 25 cm across. There’s aSpeedy30, a Speedy35 and a Speedy40 as well, which is the biggest in the Speedy family. Any bigger and it would be considered a Keepall, which starts at 45 (Keepall45) all the way to a 60, but that’s a post for another day.
Made almost entirely of coated-canvas with a smidgen of leather where you find its handles, the tab and the trim, it’s also extremely lightweight, virtually indestructible, ages well over time (especially if you are into the whole patina thing on the leather handles) and of course, affordable. Yes, that’s because it is mostly canvas after all, but it is also one of the few designer bags you’ll find in the market today under theSGD1400 mark.
Yes, it’s time for the prices. The Speedy25 is just SGD1300, the Speedy30 is SGD1330. Then we have the Speedy35 at SGD1360 and finally the Speedy40? Just SGD1390. Affordable, right?
And as perfect as the Speedy was, the fans wanted more. They wanted it to come with a shoulder sling as well, and if I’m not wrong, Louis Vuitton launched that in 2011. Known as the Speedy Bandouliere, it also came in the same 4 sizes and are currently priced SGD1880, SGD1910, SGD1940, SGD1970 respectively. Yes, it costs a tad more, but you’re paying for the shoulder sling made entirely of leather, and because it’s even more functional now, it’s ok, right?
After that (or was it before that), the Damier Azur Speedy was launched, which also means that as of today, you can choose from 3 different colours/patterns (Monogram Canvas, Damier Azur and Damier Ebene), 4 sizes and the option of having it with sling or not. Which is definitely more options than what we had back in 2007.
Other updates? The Mini Lin Speedy (fabric instead of canvas) has since been discontinued, there’s now a Speedy Nano (tiny tiny tiny Speedy with a sling) and of course, Mon Monogram, which allows you to customise your Speedy with your own choice of initials and stripes before it is made. There are also seasonal Speedyofferings, like one shown above made specially for S/S16. Not exactly a fan of this one, but since everyone here knows what a Speedy looks like anyway, you know what I mean.
All of this talk of the Speedy is making me nostalgic. I even remember back in the day when I would follow my girlfriend (and by girlfriend I mean a girl who is a friend) to Louis Vuitton countless times before she decided to get one, a Speedy30. I even toyed with the idea of getting a Speedy40 for myself, which I’ve seen some guys rock rather effortlessly. Which brings me to this question. Do any of you out there still use yours? Or are thinking of getting one anytime soon?
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Our Ultimate Bag Guides series is where we highlight all the need-to-know information (prices, size comparisons, colors and availability, among other salient details) of the high-end accessories market’s most sought-after bags, and today, we’re adding an absolute classic to that list: the Louis Vuitton Speedy Bag. First conceptualized in the early 1930s as Vuitton’s first bag intended for daily carry, the bag was based on another LV classic: the Keepall.
The Speedy was first introduced in the 30 size (Louis Vuitton’s numerical size names refer to the width of the bag’s front panel in centimeters), and the smaller 25 was added in 1959 at the request of actress Audrey Hepburn. Fast forward to 2016 and the bag comes in four numerical sizes and a super-tiny version known as the Nano. To get price and size info, as well as photo comparisons and all the other details you could need to decide which Speedy you want, check out our guide below.
The Louis Vuitton Speedy Bag
Year Created: 1930
Sizes Currently Produced: Nano, 25, 30, 35, 40 (Indicates measurement across the front of the bag in centimeters.)
Availability: In-Store at Louis Vuitton boutiques or online at LouisVuitton.com
LOUIS VUITTON NANO SPEEDY
6.3″ W x 4.3″ H x 3.5″ D
$955 in Monogram Canvas Only
LOUIS VUITTON SPEEDY 25
9.8″ W x 7.5″ H x 5.9″ D
$950 in Monogram, Damier Ebene or Damier Azur Canvas
$1,370 in Mon Monogram Personalized Canvas
LOUIS VUITTON SPEEDY 25 BANDOULIÈRE
9.8″ W x 7.5″ H x 5.9″ D
$1,370 in Monogram, Damier Ebene or Damier Azur Canvas, $2,840 in Monogram Empreinte Leather
1,790 in Mon Monogram Personalized Canvas
LOUIS VUITTON SPEEDY 30
11.8″ W x 8.3″ H x 6.7″ D
$970 in Monogram, Damier Ebene or Damier Azur Canvas
$1,390 in Mon Monogram Personalized Canvas
LOUIS VUITTON SPEEDY 30 BANDOULIÈRE
11.8″ W x 8.3″ H x 6.7″ D
$1,390 in Monogram, Damier Ebene or Damier Azur Canvas, $3,050 in Monogram Empreinte Leather
$1,790 via Mon Monogram Personalized Canvas
LOUIS VUITTON SPEEDY 35
13.8″ W x 9.1″ H x 7.1″ D
$990 in Monogram, Damier Ebene or Damier Azur Canvas
$1,400 in Mon Monogram Personalized Canvas
LOUIS VUITTON SPEEDY 35 BANDOULIÈRE
13.8″ W x 9.1″ H x 7.1″ D
$1,410 in Monogram, Damier Ebene or Damier Azur Canvas
$1,830 in Mon Monogram Personalized Canvas
LOUIS VUITTON SPEEDY 40
15.7″ W x 9.8″ H x 7.5″ D
$1,010 in Monogram Canvas
1,430 in Mon Monogram Personalized Canvas
LOUIS VUITTON SPEEDY 40 BANDOULIÈRE
15.7″ W x 9.8″ H x 7.5″ D
$1,430 in Monogram Canvas
$1,840 in Mon Monogram Personalized Canvas
Note: Not all sizes are available in all materials.
LOUIS VUITTON NANO SPEEDY INTERIOR
LOUIS VUITTON MONOGRAM EMPREINTE SPEEDY 25 INTERIOR
LOUIS VUITTON SPEEDY 25 SIDE VIEW
LOUIS VUITTON SPEEDY 30 INTERIOR
LOUIS VUITTON SPEEDY 40 INTERIOR
IMAGES VIA FARFETCH.COM
LOUIS VUITTON SPEEDY 25, 30 AND 35
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Louis Vuitton Speedy Python Bag is the mini-me version of the well-loved and most adored LV Speedy bag that was originally handcrafted way back in 1930. Here is a quick lowdown or a walk down memory lane of the iconic Speedy bag: Over more than 70 years old, the Speedy design is proved to be timeless as it is loved by both women from the yesteryears and the modern women of today. Back in the days, the Louis Vuitton Malletier was known as a luxury luggage house. The son of Louis, George Vuitton invented the signature classic “Keepall” bag in the 30s.
A few years later, the Keepall became such a massive success that later on a smaller version resembling it was thereafter created and was later named “The Speedy” which is intended for everyday use. Even the classic beauty Audrey Hepburn owned a smaller sized version of the Speedy. With the ever evolving trends in the fashion industry, the fashion powerhouse invented the Speedy Python Bag which is enhanced by its fancy python intricately embossed Monogram pattern. This bag is multi-functional for it has adjustable and removable shoulder straps.
It also has the following features: double zip with padlock, metallic pieces in shiny golden brass, lamb leather lining, interior flat pocket and interior zip pocket. It has the following dimensions (Speedy 20): 20 x 18 x 13 cm (L x H x W). It retails for €5250 euro.
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The Louis Vuitton Speedy Bag was first introduced around 80 years ago; it was designed while Georges Vuitton (the son of the founder) was still in charge of the company. But since then, nothing significant has been changed about the Louis Vuitton Speedy Bag.
In all these years perhaps the biggest adjustments were mixing colors like the Speedy Totem Bag, changing the cover like the Monogram Empreinte or shrinking to size 20 or even smaller like the size Nano.
But overall, the design remains the same.
Today Nicolas Ghesquiere took the house’s most iconic bag to another level by introducing the Louis Vuitton Speedy Amazon Bag. The changes are immediately recognized but it’s truly cleverly injected. The new Monogram Canvas print (mixed with blue and black) is gently embossed on the handles, the side-strap, the luggage tag and a bit on the front. It’s like decorating the Speedy Bag with care so that the Monogram Canvas doesn’t shadow the true beauty of this bag. It’s not too much and not too little, the perfect balance.
Crafted from Smooth Calfskin, the bag comes with an adjustable shoulder strap. The nametag features with metallic LV signature and there is even a LV Circle hot stamped signature on the back body. The 2 D-rings on the front allow for optional accessories or bag charms.
More, the interior is made with 2 flat pockets and here are the rest of the details:
Louis Vuitton Speedy Amazon Bag PM
Size: 7.1’ x 9.1’ x 5.1’ inches (L x H x W)
Price: $2350 USD or €2600 euro
Louis Vuitton Speedy Amazon Bag MM
Size: 11.8’ x 8.3’ x 6.7’ inches (L x H x W)
Price: $3950 USD or €1800 euro
Tag: Louis Vuitton Bag Speedy AMAZON
LV Speedy 30 Damier Azur is one of my favorite bags in the world. It is beautiful, easy to accessorize to any outfit and very comfortable to wear. I know that a lot of celebrities that are big fans of this gorgeous purse, people like Hilary Duff or even Jessica Simpson. I have always wanted to buy one but as you already know this kind of products are pretty expensive and exceed my budget. Fortunately I know a reputable replica website that sells very good quality Speedy 30 Damier Azur replicas. This way I was able to achieve this simple and beautiful model for myself.
I have purchased this amazing bag from PurseValley.cn and it seems it has been a wonderful choice. I have not regretted one second or penny buying this gorgeous piece of art. It is a perfect copy of the genuine LV Speedy 30 Damier Azur. The materials used for this fake Speedy 30 Damier Azur have a very good quality; the coating is the very well-known Damier Azur canvas. The “Louis Vuitton Paris” security markings are embossed in the very specific squares exactly like on the original model. There is absolutely no difference about the material or the engravings that can make one think this is not a genuine bag. The purse has two very nice handles made out of very good quality sturdy leather that allows them to stand on their own. The stitching on the handles is perfectly even and it makes the handles even more resistant and beautiful. For extra security for my goods this bag comes with a padlock, which makes me love it even more, if this is possible. About the inside of this superb purse I can say that it has a classic beige canvas lining, exactly like the original Damier Azur has, and of course there is the “Louis Vuitton Paris Made in France” authenticity mark embossed. The tag with the serial number is also present. I am absolutely amazed of how perfect this model was replicated. If I may say this looks incredibly genuine.
When it comes to the hardware of this Speedy 30 Damier Azur replica I only have nice words to say. The manufacturer used the finest materials and every single metal part on this bag has been stamped with the LV authenticity markings just like the original purse has. The brass trimmings are very nice polished and perfectly engraved with the LV distinguish markings, there is absolutely no difference between this model I am presenting here and the original LV bag. If this was not enough I can tell you that there is more, the zipper. It is a perfect reproduction of the genuine hardware and it has the original Louis Vuitton engraved polished brass padlock. This part has been perfectly replicated too and I must say I can see no difference from the original model. The thing that really amazed me and made me think that maybe there was committed an error and I have by mistake received an original Speedy 30 Damier Azur instead of the replica I have been ordered was the fact that this model I bought online came with authenticity papers too. Exactly like I have bought the real one, I have received a Louis Vuitton care booklet, authenticity card, LV receipt, Louis Vuitton tag and the Louis Vuitton dust bag. But it not the genuine one, it is a replica, but it is a very good one, a perfect one I might say.
There is absolutely nothing bad I can say about this particular model. I am quite in love with it. It has the correct materials, superior quality, it has all the correct markings and engravings, it has the correct colors and stitching, it comes with authenticity papers and tags and it can be worn almost daily for work or outside for lunch or dinner. I really am very happy with my purchase, and I really recommend this company for this model or any other model you might find interesting of their web site. I will definitely buy more from but I have not decided yet what will be the next model. When I’ll get it you can be sure you’ll be the first to know what it was.
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Even if it sounds unbelievable, to spot a replica Louis Vuitton Speedy is a really hard job to do. Replica manufacturers have developed their abilities to replicate these kinds of luxury bags so well that it has almost impossible to differentiate a good replica from the original Louis Vuitton Speedy. Still there are a few things that make the difference that can be followed to spot a fake LV Speedy.
It is really important that you know the parts of the bag before purchasing one. You should check the type of lining, you should know if it should have feet or not, how the base should be, where the D-ring should be positioned, what codes and markings should it have and where. All these details will help you determine if the bag you got, or intend to get is fake or not. I will present here a few general guidelines that can help you distinguish a fake bag, but you can also check the original web site and get all the information you need about the genuine Louis Vuitton Speedy.
Starting with the particularities of the lining, I can start by saying that the inside parts of a Monogram Speedy bag are all the time a little bit tricky. Even if the cotton canvas has a very common brown color, you can find on the market a lot of variations of this color for the Louis Vuitton Speedy replicas. As Louis Vuitton never used suede lining, not even for the vintage models, please don’t get fooled by it. Louis Vuitton is using a material named Alcantara that looks a lot like the suede lining, but it isn’t actually suede. The color of this particular material is grey mushroom, not brown. This specific material is never available in dark brown. All the Monogram Speedy models have to have a brown cotton canvas lining, it doesn’t matter what year the bag was manufactured in. If you find a bag that has any other kind of lining you should avoid it if you want a genuine bag cause it is for sure a fake one.
For the very exclusivist Louis Vuitton everything is very important, even the small details like stitching. For the original Louis Vuitton bags all the stitches are even and regular. The stitching pattern from similar parts on the bag should be identical. I can give you an example for this. On the Monogram Speedy bag leather tab, where the handles attach onto the bag there should be five identical and even stitches.
Louis Vuitton uses a very specific font to write “LOUIS VUITTON PARIS” on the tags and on the leather patches. All the other types of fonts used don’t do anything but show us that the bag is a fake. The original Louis Vuitton bags have a very round “O”; the two letters “T” do not touch each other in the word “VUITTON”; and the “N”, “A” and “V” are very pointy. There is no paint between the letters on the original bag, the whole engraving should be extremely clean and clear.
It seems that the creator of these amazingly beautiful handbags has proudly engraved his name all over his products. Every metal clasp, button, zipper, or lock has a number or the Louis Vuitton name written on it. You should take care at the quality of all the materials used, not only the leather. There is no plastic painted in gold on the original LV bags.
In the last 25 years Louis Vuitton has been manufacturing his bags in countries like, USA, Spain, Germany or Italy. So if you buy a bag that has the engraving “Made in Italy” or “Made in Germany” it does not mean it is fake, even if the origins of LV are in France.
Please don’t forget that the Louis Vuitton handbags are very expensive and they should look and feel like this, no cheap materials are allowed on the genuine LV bags. And also please don’t trust anyone that is selling you an original Speedy bag for $300.
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