The $42,000 Louis Vuitton Handbag

03/19/2007 at 11:04 AM ET

Louis Vuitton bags are notoriously expensive, but what gives with a $42,000 price tag?! The Tribute Patchwork Bag carries such an unbelievable pricetag because it is made out of actual pieces of old bags–different styles Louis Vuitton has done through the years– and those fragments are sewn together by hand. Right now, the Patchwork bag is considered just a form of art and there are only about two circulating in the whole world and are made to order. Is one of those going to a star — maybe Louis Vuitton collectors Paris Hilton or Kimora Lee Simmons, who reportedly has the largest LV collection in the world? We wouldn’t be surprised. Tell us: If you could afford it, would you want this bag? What is the most you would ever pay for a purse?

Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

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Wendy on

Never! The Coach patchwork purse looks better than that and costs much less.



db on

indeed very ugly.

blackcat on

Hey Mac,

Is your last name love by any chance!?!?!

Carolina Espinosa on

“The most expensive purse in the world” as a fashionista and as much as a LV lover and colector as I am, I wouldn’t wear it, and I would say that the woman who carries this bag has definitely more money than style…

harleyhun on

Not to comment on the ugly bag by LV, but to comment on all of the people that spent $100- $2000 on a purse/bag. LV can make garbage like that and sell it for $42,000 because of people like you. You all buy it. All of their bags are ugly. You buy it because someone famous used it. Makes no sense to me. I buy what I like, Women need to quit letting the TV dictate style. MAKE YOUR OWN!

novita on

super ugly bag! i have that much money to spend, i will get a new 300 something bmw car (around $35K)!!!
n i can use the other $7000 for kelly bag!!!
the people who buy this has no taste at all, seriously…

Jennifer on

I would love to have this bag to put in my LV collection, this will put the icing on the cake. I wonder where I could get it?

Michelle on

Designers always try new ways to get money from the riches and
the famous. What a waste of time. An ugly bag.



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