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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SARAH on

NO! WHAT OUTFIT WOULD THAT EVER GO WITH? WAIT, NONE BECAUSE IT WOULD RUIN ANY OUTFIT!

sue on

YAKKKK, UGLY UGLY UGLY

Lori on

This bag is hideous and busy looking… and way overpriced.

avery on

I wouldn’t take that bag if someone payed me……….well, yes I would, but I would burn it!!!! EEEEWWWWW!!!! It is like some idiot in the manufacturing place said we have all these messed up purses that came off the line deformed, what should we do with them? And sewed them together. BUT 42 GRAND????You must be kidding!NONONONOUGLYUGLYUGLY! I am also waiting on Rosie too Jennifer ;) But we know that some idiot is going to buy it.

Melanie on

NO FREAKIN’ WAY!!!

Becca on

so you pay $43,000 for it…but your not supposed to use it?! that is insane!!

Sara on

OMG THE UGLIEST PURSE I HAVE EVER LAID MY EYES ON!!!!AHHHH!!!!!ITS BURNING MY EYES!

WHOEVER BUYS THIS PURSE IS A COMPLETE AND TOTAL NITWIT!
DONT SPEND YOUR MONEY ON THIS PIECE OF JUNK!

Fashion Critic on

Hell to the NO

Jenny on

If I had that money i would buy it!!!….but only to burn it so this hideous thing would no longer exist in the face of this planet!!!! ugliest purse i’ve ever seen!!!!

rachel b. on

totally stinks and who would want to wear it?

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