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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Christie on

Oh… I like it… :S I think its unique and really cool, and i would buy it if it was cheaper.

It would appeal to the younger market like 14-30 more than anyone else i’d say.

Christie on

Me again and although this is completely irrelevent, Christie July 23rd, 2007 – she has the same name as me !! sorry, but there’s not many people I know who do :D
and yeah, you go Trina Jasmynne stella rose and Astrid, i <3 the bag xx

Jane on

i think this bag is lush
you people dont have no tast
it looks vintage, and it diffrent to all the other louis vuitton.

and it is worth the money.

Amy on

Agree with buying a car for that price. That’s the price of my car (Lexus IS 250 AWD), and I would rather get a second Lexus, the new convertible, than buying the bag. Buy some nice diamonds or a car. Not a bag. The most expensive I own are LV’s about $800 each and the red wallet that’s $660.

Bhujwa on

Boyonce Knowles owns one!

Brittany Bull on

What on earth is everyone talking about?!? This bag is amazing! I doubt any of you lot could design something like this!

Yes it’s expensive but if I had the money I would definetly consider buying it!

Kendra on

This bag is not that good looking but if I had the money like Kimora and Paris do I actually would buy it.It is a collectors piece. Louis Vuitton has been around since the 1800 and since the bag has pieces of older bags hey why not i would buy it for my collection. like i mentioned if I had one like Kimora.

mr.dodd on

that bag is herendous if anyone is dumb enough to buy that bag then they need an intelligence test

ルイヴィトン 財布 on

博主写的太好了!路过学习

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