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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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katie on

The most I ever spent on a bag was $650 for the L.A.M.B. Kingston Bowler. I absolutely love the bag, but it was agonizing to shell out that much money.
You would have to PAY me to use this LV horrendous spectacle!!!

marie on

NO. & even if i have enough money to spend, i will not buy this UGLY bag. someone said that Paris Hilton collect LV? i think this really fit to her personality.

katie on

The most I ever spent on a bag was $650 for the L.A.M.B. Kingston Bowler. I absolutely love the bag, but it was agonizing to shell out that much money.
You would have to PAY me to use this LV horrendous spectacle!!!

Jen on

U G L Y!!! OMG!

Lucy on

I think it’s cool. I’d get it just to have.

ailma on

i like the bag, but the price is way toooooooooooo much.

Tiffany on

Okay, so this bag is personally NOT my style at all, but if it was…wouldn’t it be cheaper to buy all of the patchworked bags seperately and have some leather craftsman sew them together for you?? It’s still technically genuine LV that way, right??

Lori on

If you are a Louis Vuitton collector this is amazing! What about people who spend outrageous amounts of money collecting statues, cars, etc. It’s all relative a regular Beanie Baby was $3-5 dollars they at one time were going for $500(50 x there original price) for rare ones. Typical Louis’ are $1000-$2000 and now a rare one is $42,000.

I am a collector and love it! I however am not in the position to purchase it. The most I have spend is $2500 on a Louis Vuitton.

Marina on

The only way I would buy that HIDEOUS bag is if the bags on it would pull out to individual bags…I would have 5 LV bags!

crissy on

ha……..it’s ugly! I wonder how long it will take before
Paris has one……………

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