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Behind the Louis Vuitton

There have been a lot of questions recently about the Louis Vuitton Speedy that I carried with me in New York last week. Today I want to discuss the handbag in it's entirety!

{How funny is this selfie from C. Wonder? I think it's hilarious; I was trying on so many pairs of sunglasses!}

I'm going to be completely frank in this post; I don't believe that children or even teenagers should carry around designers handbags. Kate Spade or Tory Burch is probably the highest luxury you should be purchasing under 17 or 18 years of age. However, here I am sporting an iconic Louis Vuitton and I'm 15 years old. To clarify any confusion, my mom purchased this handbag when she was 18 in Paris. It's vintage so I have no idea if it's actually the Speedy 30 or 35, but it is a Speedy. She lets me borrow it when I ask and I think that is very kind of her.

I brought the Louis Vuitton to New York because I knew it would be the perfect size for the week and it's a classic bag that I could wear with all of my outfits. I wasn't planning on showing it off or anything, which I think a few people may have mistaken it for. I took a random strap from another purse that I found and hooked it onto the LV which made the bag extremely easy for this vacation. The strap did not match the bag at all so if you look closely at any pictures from the trip you can tell that the strap is completely separate. Another reason that I brought the Louis Vuitton compared to my other handbags is because the zipper has a lock on the end that made me feel really safe when jumping on the Subway or walking around crowded areas in the city. 

The purse worked wonderfully for the trip and I'm super happy I brought it. It added a chic factor to all of my looks that made me feel super cool, so I'm really grateful my mom let me borrow it for the week!

What is your most versatile handbag? I hope that cleared up any confusion!


  1. I'm obsessed with that bag, and the whole story behind it! Rock that bag girl ;)
    Don't let the haters get to ya, they would still hate if it was anything from Vera Bradley to Louis Vuitton!

  2. That's so cool that you mom got it then and let's you borrow it now! I definitely agree that most teens should not be dropping hundreds of dollars on the latest designer purse!
    xo, Scarlett
    The Trendy Chick

  3. Great to hear the history behind your Speedy. I love that your mom bought it while in Paris! When I was 14, I really, really wanted the Louis Vuitton pochette (classic rectangular clutch). At the time (12 years ago) it was definitely something a teenager could easily save up for...I am so glad I bought it when I did; I still carry it now. Also, it's more than tripled in price (!?!!) A true classic, just like your mom's speedy!

  4. When you posted this insta I was intruiged re. the strap, I hate carrying my speedy for long periods of time so I've been wanting a strap for it - I'm glad you explained it, it's genius to just use a random strap on it!

    The Life & Times of Belle


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