Louis Vuitton Speedy

    The Louis Vuitton Speedy is a must-have for any handbag collector. This practical and elegant hand-held bag is instantly recognizable with its rounded handles and simple shape, and even has a great history behind it! In 1965, film star Audrey Hepburn made a special request to Louis Vuitton to make a mini version of their Keepall duffle just for her.  Audrey was a big fan of the Keepall, but wanted a smaller bag to be proportionate to her slender figure for everyday use.  Louis Vuitton obliged Audrey’s request and created what is now known by fashionista’s and handbag lovers as the “Speedy 25”.

    The Speedy is manufactured in four sizes: 25, 30, 35 and 40. The number refers to the length in centimeters. The Speedy still holds its original design conventions - crafted in classic Monogram canvas with natural vachetta rounded handles and piping, with a lock and key. The Speedy is now considered to be an “Icon” by Louis Vuitton and has been recreated in numerous materials - Monogram coated canvas, Damier coated canvas, Monogram Empreinte embossed leather, Epi leather, Mini Lin/Idylle Canvas, Denim, and numerous Limited Edition styles like Stephen Sprouse Graffiti and Yayoi Kusama Monogram Dots.  In 2011, the Speedy was given a small makeover to include a long shoulder strap that can be worn on the shoulder or across the chest, which is known as the Speedy Bandouliere.

    We have collected our favorite Speedy’s in this Must-Have Boutique to help you find the latest addition to your collection or start your love affair with LV!

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