Okay ladies, in my opinion when you’ve decided to take the plunge and purchase your first designer handbag a lot of thought should be put into it. Although I’ve had what some people may consider “designer” handbags I believe my first real designer handbag purchase was my Louis Vuitton Speedy 35 that I purchased just over 2 years ago and I truly believe that when looking into what bags would suit you, the louis Vuitton Speedy should be on every girl’s wish list and I’m going to give you 5 reasons why!
- The Bag is Classic
The Louis Vuitton Speedy was one of the first bags released in the 1930’s by Louis Vuitton. Even though the Speedy bag was released in the 1930’s, it’s arguable that it didn’t really become the coveted and timeless bag it is today until Audrey Hepburn was seen with one in the 1960’s. I mean let’s be honest everyone knows that Audrey made this bag truly famous! Fun fact the Speedy 25 was a custom size made for Ms. Hepburn and it was so loved that it stayed. Some people will say the Speedy is a played out bag however this bag is truly a classic that will always hold it’s value.
- The Louis Vuitton Speedy is the Perfect everyday Bag
The Louis Vuitton Speedy is a bag that is casual yet still chic. Made in a variety of ways (not just the monogram and damier that everyone initially thinks of) this bag is perfect for any outfit. Whether you’re planning wearing a sundress and sandals or that one rocker tee, denim cut offs and converse – you can rock your speedy – it’s perfect with any outfit and is perfect for any day.
- Carry On Bag?
I own a Speedy 35 and although I have heard that once you hit the 35 size you’re “technically” in luggage ( I don’t know how true that is, I know 40 is luggage for sure) The Speedy is the perfect travel bag. Whether you’re carrying a Speedy 25 and just need your essentials – passport, lip balm, wallet, etc or you’re like me and carrying a 35 with everything you could possibly need – wallet, headphones, phones chargers, sheet mask, notebook etc you’re going to be golden for your plane ride. I’d even say it’s a great road trip bag too! My Speedy holds everything I could ever need and I still somehow have space available. Another reason the Louis Vuitton speedy is perfect for travel is the Canvas Material – unless you buy the bag in a vernis or epi leather, the traditional Speedy is made in the Canvas – either Monogram, Damier Ebene or Damier Azur and they are indestructible! Perfect bags for in the rain (no need for handbag rain coat) and because they’re not structured you don’t have to worry about overstuffing or the bag getting “smushed” and losing it’s shape.
- It’s a Relatively Affordable Bag
Ok don’t shoot me, I’m not telling everyone to go buy a Speedy and spend over $1500 because it’s affordable. However when looking at the pricing of other designer handbags they are a less expensive alternative to a $10,000 Birkin or a $5,000 Fendi Peek a Boo etc. I personally purchased my Louis Vuitton Speedy 35 in absolute perfect condition with the dust bag and lock and key from a seller on Tradesy, a secondhand website. I only paid $600 for my bag (keep in mind that was 2 years ago) – I would say Speedys are a bag that are in my opinion quite easy to purchase on the second hand market and will be easier on the wallet then purchasing a speedy from your LV Boutique.
- Speedys Will Hold Their Value
The Louis Vuitton Speedy will always be a classic bag and will always hold it’s value. Much like everything in life there will always be people that don’t like this bag however it will always be one of those brand classics. There will always be someone who wants to buy the Louis Vuitton Speedy – especially more so as they become “vintage”. You can spend, let’s say $700 on the secondhand market now for a Speedy and in 5 years resell (depending on the condition you’ve kept your bag in) for the same price if not pretty close. Resell value is always something to think of when purchasing a bag because every designer handbag you decide to buy is truly an investment. A lot of people buy handbags according to trends that are happening in the now – the Speedy is a bag that isn’t on trend now because as I stated earlier it is a classic
11 thoughts on “Why Every Woman Needs a Louis Vuitton Speedy”
Love your LV. Pure class babe! Xo Ines
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I want to purchase LV!! Love the brand and the bags!
I would say go for it the quality is outstanding! I haven’t had an issue with any of my LV pieces
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I have the LV Neverfull and a few more of their products and I’m completely in love. It’s such a timeless brand!
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Ok, when I saw your post I had to read it and leave a comment. So many people “Like ” my blog post but I rarely get comments. LOL I’m here to show you love by leaving comment. I enjoyed reading this post. It was an easy read and kept my attention. I’m a die hard fan of the Louis Vuitton brand. I bought my first Speedy 30 from the Louis Vuitton boutique in Atlanta around 8 months ago. I got my first Zippy wallet on Valentines 2018. It was purchased from the LV boutique in New York. I was afraid to buy second hand for fear of receiving a fake. The Speedy 30 was only 970.00 with tax 1,056.00. LOL For those who have not pulled the trigger , I say go ahead now, because the bags goes up in price. I want to buy a Pochette Accessories. May be I’l try Tradesy since you had such a great experience. I just wanted to buy my Speedy 30 ( dream bag) new because I’ve passed the boutique for decades, watching others walk in that store and purchase luxury goods. LOL I could have purchased one many decades ago when the bag was selling for 570.00 retail, but I kept procrastinating as if it will go on sale. Sorry about the long comment. It’s notorious of me.
Girl I completely appreciate this! I feel the same way about likes and no comments. I had such a wonderful experience purchasing my Speedy 35 only regret as mentioned is I wish I was more educated on the brand and would have bout the Speedy bandouliere. I believe there was actually a price increase yesterday as my SA here in Orlando mentioned to me there was one coming mid week this week. I will never get rid of my Speedy although I don’t carry to often it is certainly one of my “forever” bags
I’m going to carry mine to death! LOL See you on your next blog.
My first luxury handbag was the Speedy 30 B purchased in the boutique in San Francisco at the tail end of 2015. I still remember the whole experience so clearly and this bag will always be close to my heart. I chose this bag because of the reasons you listed: it’s classic and iconic, wears so well, and holds its value. It still looks brand new to this day! I really should reach for it more. I totally agree that it’s a great carry on bag, and you don’t have to worry about it getting damaged or roughed up because it’s so hardy! Great post!
I love this post!!! So genuine and accurate 👍