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Louis Vuitton Black Slim Purse
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Nicosia, CY
The Slim Purse is a chic, streamlined design which can be carried in the hand or slipped inside a bag. It combines Monogram canvas with smooth cowhide leather, embossed in gold with ...
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2010s Wallets

  • Louis Vuitton Black Slim Purse
  • Louis Vuitton Black Slim Purse
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  • Louis Vuitton Black Slim Purse
H 4.34 in. W 0.2 in. L 7.88 in.
Louis Vuitton Monogram Totally PM Purse Handbag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This style is made of brown coated canvas with monogram print and features cowhide leather trim, brass hardware, dual shoulder straps, top zip closure and woven fabric interior linin...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Noe Purse Monogram Canvas
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Creasing on exterior, light wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Luggage Tag, With Strap Measurements: Handle Drop 3", Height...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

  • Louis Vuitton Noe Purse Monogram Canvas
  • Louis Vuitton Noe Purse Monogram Canvas
  • Louis Vuitton Noe Purse Monogram Canvas
  • Louis Vuitton Noe Purse Monogram Canvas
H 4.5 in. W 4.5 in. D 4.5 in.
Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Zippy Coin Purse
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Nicosia, CY
Famous for its compact design, this coin purse fits into a pocket or small bag, while still offering easy access to coins, cards and folded notes. It features: 2 large gusseted compa...
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2010s Wallets

  • Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Zippy Coin Purse
  • Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Zippy Coin Purse
  • Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Zippy Coin Purse
  • Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Zippy Coin Purse
H 3.35 in. W 0.79 in. L 4.34 in.
Louis Vuitton Monogram Reverse Canvas Slim Purse
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Nicosia, CY
The Slim Purse is a chic, streamlined design which can be carried in the hand or slipped inside a bag. It combines Monogram canvas with smooth cowhide leather, embossed in gold with ...
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2010s Wallets

Louis Vuitton Monogram Shouder Bag Purse 2800-3-41021
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Pasadena, CA
Crossbody bags are all the rage and Louis Vuitton does it well with this cute zip top bucket version! Good condition. Water marks / stains on the bottom on the leather as well as on ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Monogram Palermo PM Handbag Purse
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Montreal, Quebec
This style is made with brown coated canvas with monogram pattern, brass hardware, darkened leather trim, dual flat handles and canvas lining. COLOR: Brown DATE CODE: SR4067 MATERIA...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Monogram Kisslock Pouch French Twist Purse 123lv37
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dix hills, NY
Measurements: Length: 7.5" Width: .75" Height: 4.5" OVERALL GOOD CONDITION ( 7/10 or B ) Signs of Wear: Exterior Canvas: Excellent Interior: Very Minor Marks Corners: Excellent...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Louis Vuitton Red Epi Leather Bag Speedy Purse
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Pasadena, CA
This holiday season, wearing this bright cherry red epi leather speedy by Louis Vuitton, you will stand out in the right way! Be sustainable and keep this iconic bag worn and enjoye...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Brown Monogram Canvas Speedy Nano Bag Purse
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
This classic Louis Vuitton 'SPEEDY Nano'. This is a miniature model of the famous Speedy bag. Rounded form, double leather handles and piping. Brown monogram canvas. Gold metal signe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Monogram Kisslock Pouch French Twist Purse 8lv126s
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dix hills, NY
Louis Vuitton Monogram Kisslock Pouch French Twist Purse 8lv126s Measurements: Length: 7.5" Width: 1" Height: 4.5" OVERALL GOOD+ CONDITION ( 7.25/10 or B+ ) Signs of Wear: Exte...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Louis Vuitton Monogram Kisslock Pouch Marais Change Purse 21lv131s
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dix hills, NY
Louis Vuitton Monogram Kisslock Pouch Marais Change Purse 21lv131s Measurements: Length: 7.5" Width: 1" Height: 4.5" OVERALL GOOD CONDITION ( 7/10 or B ) Signs of Wear: Exterior...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Louis Vuitton Brown Monogram Canvas Zippy Coin Purse
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Zippy coin purse from the House of Louis Vuitton is conveniently designed for everyday use. It is made from brown Monogram canvas on the exterior and comes with gold-toned hardw...
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2010s Wallets

Louis Vuitton Zip Coin Purse Taiga Leather Black
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Irvine, CA
Louis Vuitton Zip Coin Purse Taiga Leather Black Taiga Leather Condition Details: Light scuffs and wear in interior, scratches on hardware. 45832MSC Height ", Width ", Depth ", St...
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Mid-20th Century Wallets

Louis Vuitton Black Epi Leather Noir Coin Purse Change Purse Compact Wallet
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: CA0060 Made In: Spain Measurements: Length: 3.8 " Width: .3" Height: 3" OVERALL GOOD CONDITION ( 7/10 or B ) Signs of Wear: Exterior Leather and Trim: Ve...
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20th Century Wallets

Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene Neverfull MM Shoulder Bag Canvas Purse Excellent
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene Neverfull MM Shoulder Bag Canvas Purse in excellent condition Gently used Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM in Damier Ebene Featuring a tonal leather trim and R...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Ultra Rare Monogram Kisslock Pouch Marais Bucket Change Purse
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dix hills, NY
Louis Vuitton Ultra Rare Monogram Kisslock Pouch Marais Bucket Change Purse 111lv13 Measurements: Length: 8" Width: .5" Height: 4.5" OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION ( 7.5/10 or B+ ) S...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Louis Vuitton Brown Damier Ebene Canvas Zippy Coin Purse
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Nicosia, CY
This zippy coin purse is small enough to slip into practically any bag or pocket and offers easy access to cards and folded notes, as well as change. It features: 2 large gusseted c...
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2010s Wallets

Louis Vuitton Pink Epi Leather Kirigami PM Envelope Pochette Coin Purse 1221lv2
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dix hills, NY
Louis Vuitton Pink Epi Leather Kirigami PM Envelope Pochette Coin Purse 1221lv2 Date Code/Serial Number: SP1179 Made In: France Measurements: Length: 3.75" Width: .5" Height: 2.75...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Louis Vuitton Gold Vernis Snowflake Porte Monnaie Flocon Coin Purse 13lv122
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: SN4019 Made In: France Measurements: Length: 4.25" Width: .75" Height: 4.25 " Handle Drop: 4" OVERALL GOOD CONDITION ( 7/10 or B ) Accessories: Box, Bla...
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20th Century Clutches

Louis Vuitton Monogram Marais Kisslock Pouch French Twist Coin Purse 1018lv1
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dix hills, NY
Measurements: Length: 7.5" Width: .8" Height: 4.5" OVERALL GOOD vintage CONDITION ( 6.75/10 or B- ) Signs of Wear: Exterior Canvas: Very Minor Marks Interior: Very Minor Marks H...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Louis Vuitton Brown Giant Monogram Coated Canvas Zippy Coin Purse
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Nicosia, CY
The maxi-sized LV Initials and Monogram blossoms of the Giant Monogram canvas make the Zippy Coin Purse strikingly graphic. The purse’s compact design elegantly holds banknotes and c...
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2010s Wallets

Louis Vuitton Monogram French Twist Purse Kisslock Pouch on Chain 101lv18
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dix hills, NY
Measurements: Length: 7.5" Width: 1" Height: 4.75" OVERALL GOOD CONDITION ( 7/10 or B ) Signs of Wear: Exterior Canvas: Excellent Interior: Excellent Corners: Excellent Edges: ...
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20th Century Clutches

Louis Vuitton Black Calf Leather Lockme Zippy Coin Purse
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Nicosia, CY
With practicality and sophistication, the purse unzips to reveal space for notes and cards as well as coins. It features: 2 large gusseted compartments, an outside flat pocket, 3 ins...
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2010s Wallets

Louis Vuitton Monogram Coin Purse Change Pouch 8LZ1028
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dix hills, NY
Louis Vuitton Monogram Coin Purse Change Pouch 8LZ1028 Date Code/Serial Number: AS 1010 Made In: France Measurements: Length: 4 " Width: .5 " Height: 3.5 " OVERALL FAIR CONDITION (...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets

Louis Vuitton Monogram French Twist Purse Kisslock Pouch on Chain 101lv18
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dix hills, NY
Measurements: Length: 7.5" Width: 1" Height: 4.75" OVERALL GOOD CONDITION ( 7/10 or B ) Signs of Wear: Exterior Canvas: Excellent Interior: Excellent Corners: Excellent Edges: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Louis Vuitton Eden MM Monogram Aurore Bag Purse + Shoulder Strap + Dust Cover
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Preowned and authentic Louis Vuitton Eden MM Monogram Aurore Shoulder Bag with shoulder strap, keys and dust bag, made in 2012. 12"L x 9"H x 4"D. Preowned with some signs of prior us...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Rose Ballerine Damier Ebene Coated Canvas Rosalie Coin Purse
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Nicosia, CY
Combining Damier Ebene canvas with colourful grained cowhide leather, the Rosalie Coin Purse is a sweet, feminine design. Its tiny proportions allow it to slip easily into a bag or p...
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2010s Wallets

Louis Vuitton Blue Zippy Coin Purse Denim Epi Compact 872715 Wallet
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dix hills, NY
Width (inch) : 3.34 inch(approx) Width (cm) : 8.5 cm(approx) Height (inch) : 4.33 inch(approx) Height (cm) : 11 cm(approx) Depth (inch) : 0.78 inch(approx) Depth (cm) : 2 cm(app...
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20th Century Wallets

Louis Vuitton Rose Ballerine Damier Azur Coated Canvas Rosalie Coin Purse
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Nicosia, CY
With its neat proportions and softly rounded flap, the Rosalie Coin Purse in Damier Azur canvas is a feminine design. The fresh canvas is complemented by a colourful grained cowhide ...
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2010s Wallets

Louis Vuitton Ultra Rare Vintage Monogram Kisslock Pouch French Twist Purse
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dix hills, NY
Louis Vuitton Ultra Rare Vintage Monogram Kisslock Pouch French Twist Purse 1217lv19 Measurements: Length: 7.5" Width: 1" Height: 4.5" OVERALL GOOD CONDITION ( 7/10 or B) Signs ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets

Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite Zippy Coin Change Purse Zip Around 863505
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dix hills, NY
GOOD+ CONDITION (7.25/10 or B) (Outside) rubs on the edges minor partially lose-shape (Outside) minor partially dullness (Inside) partially stains (zipper) Zipper works properly...
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20th Century Wallets

Louis Vuitton White Multicolor Zippy Coin Purse Wallet Compact Zip Around
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dix hills, NY
GOOD CONDITION (7/10 or B) Notes : 1 Note Compartments 2 Coin Compartments 4 Cards3 Pockets (Outside) partially rubs on surface and edges (Inside) minor marks (zipper) Zipper wor...
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20th Century Wallets

Louis Vuitton
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Nicosia, CY
Its large capacity and ingenious design, including a special digital tablet compartment, make the Discovery a practical everyday bag. Signature label in VVN natural cowhide. Adjustab...
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2010s Backpacks

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H 15.75 in. W 7.88 in. L 14.57 in.
Louis Vuitton Rose Ballerine Pink Damier Ebene Canvas Zippy Coin Purse
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Nicosia, CY
With a secure, all-round zip to offer easy access, this zippy coin purse is small enough to slip into practically any bag or pocket. It features: 2 large gusseted compartments, 2 ins...
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2010s Wallets

Rare Louis Vuitton Turquoise Suede & Gold LV Monogram Lock Evening Bag Purse
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Switzerland, CH
A stunning turquoise suede by Louis Vuitton This bag was produced in a limited edition and made to order for LV‘s 150th anniversary celebration Finest suede leather imprinted with t...
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Early 2000s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene Zippy Coin Purse Compact Zip Around Wallet 861009
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dix hills, NY
EXCELLENT CONDITION (9/10 or A) (Metal parts) Minor marks on hardware Width (inch) : 4.33 inch(approx) Width (cm) : 11 cm(approx) Height (inch) : 3.14 inch(approx) Height (cm) : ...
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20th Century Wallets

Louis Vuitton monogram backpack
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Capri, IT
Louis Vuitton monogram backpack
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

Louis Vuitton Black Epi Leather Mandara Shoulder Bag Purse 1439-6-61321
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Pasadena, CA
This Louis Vuitton Black Epi Leather Mandara Shoulder Bag has been worn and enjoyed for many years. It is so well made, it has lasted this long and also still has tons of life left ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite Zippy Coin Wallet Compact Zip Around Purse 861782
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dix hills, NY
VERY GOOD CONDITION (7.5/10 or B+) (Outside) partially rubs on the bottom (Inside) minor marks in the pocket (zipper) Zipper works properly Width (inch) : 4.52 inch(appr...
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20th Century Wallets

Louis Vuitton Blue Epi Leather Toledo Collapsible Coin Pouch Change Purse
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: MI0928 Made In: France Measurements: Length: 3.2" Width: .5" Height: 2.75" OVERALL GOOD CONDITION ( 7/10 or B ) Signs of Wear: Exterior Leather and Tri...
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20th Century Wallets

Louis Vuitton Black Damier Graphite Zippy Coin Purse Compact Wallet 861781
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dix hills, NY
VERY GOOD CONDITION (8/10 or AB) (Outside) partially rubs on the bottom (Inside) minor scratches in the note compartments (Inside) minor stains in the pocket (zipper) Zipper work...
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20th Century Wallets

Louis Vuitton Key Pouch Coin Purse Pochette Cles Keychain 855413
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dix hills, NY
Louis Vuitton Key Pouch Coin Purse Pochette Cles Keychain 855413 Width (inch) : 4.52 inch(approx) Width (cm) : 11.5 cm(approx) Height (inch) : 2.55 inch(approx) Height (cm) : 6.5 cm(...
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21st Century and Contemporary Pouches and Wristlets

Louis Vuitton Black x Grey Change Pouch Coin Purse Key Case 23lk413s
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dix hills, NY
Louis Vuitton Black x Grey Change Pouch Coin Purse Key Case 23lk413s Date Code/Serial Number: MI2181 Made In: France Measurements: Length: 4.8" Width: .5" Height: 3.6" OVERALL V...
Louis Vuitton Briefcase, Louis Vuitton Super President Case, Vuitton Suitcase
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Saint-ouen, FR
This elegant classeur briefcase features monogram canvas and a comfortable leather handle. Closed by a solid brass lock, it is accompanied by two crafted brass trunk latches. Its tri...
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1990s Briefcases and Attachés

Louis Vuitton Burgundy Monogram Rosalie Compact Wallet Coin Purse 1222lv32
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dix hills, NY
Louis Vuitton Burgundy Monogram Rosalie Compact Wallet Coin Purse 1222lv32 Date Code/Serial Number: UB2117 Made In: Spain Measurements: Length: 4.2" Width: .75" Height: 3" OVERA...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cosmetic Bags

Louis Vuitton Briefcase, Louis Vuitton Super President Case, Vuitton Suitcase
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Saint-ouen, FR
This elegant classeur briefcase features monogram canvas and a comfortable leather handle. Closed by a solid brass lock, it is accompanied by two crafted brass trunk latches. Its tri...
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1990s Briefcases and Attachés

Louis Vuitton Black Embossed leather wallet
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Louis Vuitton black embossed calfskin leather wallet measures 3 3/4" in length and 6 1/2" in height.
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1980s Handbags and Purses

Louis Vuitton Lockme Backpack Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Loss of shape on exterior, minor wear on base corners, indentations on flap. Cracking on handle and side opening wax edges, creasing on straps, scratches on har...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

Louis Vuitton Lockme Backpack Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Scuffs on exterior, light wear on base corners, slight cracking along opening wax edges, minor wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Access...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

  • Louis Vuitton Lockme Backpack Leather
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  • Louis Vuitton Lockme Backpack Leather
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H 10.5 in. W 8 in. D 5 in.
Louis Vuitton Lockme Backpack Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear on base corners, handle and in interior, slight creasing on exterior and straps. Light cracking on side opening and handle base wax edges, scratches on h...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

  • Louis Vuitton Lockme Backpack Leather
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H 11.5 in. W 8.5 in. D 5 in.
Louis Vuitton Brown Monogram Coin Pouch Small Purse 12lk0128 Wallet
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dix hills, NY
Made In: France Measurements: Length: 3" Width: .5" Height: 6" OVERALL GOOD VINTAGE CONDITION ( 7/10 or B ) Signs of Wear: Minimal wear outside, near perfect. Interior has lig...
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20th Century Wallets

Louis Vuitton Pepper Epi Leather Alexandra Wallet Snap Purse 789lvs42
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: SR0013 Made In: France Measurements: Length: 5.75" Width: 1" Height: 3.5" OVERALL GOOD CONDITION ( 7/10 or B ) Signs of Wear: Exterior Leather and Tri...
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20th Century Wallets

Louis Vuitton Red Epi Change Pouch Coin Purse 25lv613 Wallet
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dix hills, NY
4" x 3" Good Condition (7/10 or B) Minor marks at exterior. Some rubbing Interior has rubbing and some peeling
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20th Century Wallets

Louis Vuitton Black Epi Leather Coin Purse Pouch 2lv62 Wallet
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dix hills, NY
Measurements: 3.9" L x 3.1" H Closure/Opening: Snapped flap closure Interior Lining: Cross-grain leather Hardware: Goldtone Good Condition (7/10 or B) Exterior has minor mark...
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20th Century Wallets

Louis Vuitton - Black - Montsouris Backpack
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Nicosia, CY
Louis Vuitton reinterprets the House’s iconic Montsouris Backpack from 1994 in Monogram Empreinte embossed leather. The pack’s pure lines are enlivened with a vintage-style golden bu...
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2010s Backpacks

Louis Vuitton Lockme Backpack Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing on exterior, wear on base corners, cracking on handle and opening wax edges. Minor wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

  • Louis Vuitton Lockme Backpack Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Lockme Backpack Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Lockme Backpack Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Lockme Backpack Leather
H 11.5 in. W 8 in. D 5 in.
Louis Vuitton Train Case, Louis Vuitton Jewelry Case, Louis Vuitton Beauty Case
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Saint-ouen, FR
This rigid beauty case features monogram canvas and solid brass stamped Louis Vuitton lock. Its leather strap is adjustable and has a magnificent patina. Its interior is in beige can...
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1970s Luggage and Travel Bags

Louis Vuitton black leather agenda
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Louis Vuitton black leather stenciled agenda measures 5 1/2" in width, 7 1/4" in height.
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1990s Handbags and Purses

Louis Vuitton Khaki Green Mini Lin Coin Purse Ronde Change Pouch 10lv1029
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dix hills, NY
Date Code/Serial Number: MI0054 Made In: France Measurements: Length: 4 " Width: .5 " Height: 3.5 " OVERALL FAIR CONDITION ( 6/10 or C ) Accessories: None Signs of Wear: Canvas Ex...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wallets

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Louis Vouitton Purse For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate vintage or contemporary louis vouitton purse for your needs in our varied inventory. Our collection includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Brown, Beige and more. You’re likely to find the perfect louis vouitton purse among the distinctive accessories we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 18th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. If you’re browsing our inventory for these accessories, you’ll find that many are available today for women, but there are still pieces to choose from for men and unisex.

How Much is a Louis Vouitton Purse?

On average, a louis vouitton purse on 1stDibs sells for $1,140, while they’re typically $70 on the low end and $47,000 for the highest priced versions of this item.

Louis Vuitton Biography and Important Works

The story behind iconic luxury brand Louis Vuitton — best known for its esteemed handbags, crossbody bags, leather goods, ready-to-wear clothing and more — is one of craft and innovation in the worlds of fashion, jewelry and furniture.

The company’s modest origins can be traced back to when its founder, Louis Vuitton (1821–92), wishing to free himself from the conventional lifestyle in his provincial French city of Anchay as well as a difficult stepmother, left in the early 1830s to make a new life in Paris. The young Vuitton was 13 at the time and would need to travel on foot to get to the capital, which was hundreds of miles away. With stops along the way to make money so that he could forge ahead, the journey took a couple of years, but reward was close at hand.

When he arrived in Paris, Vuitton made a living with his hands. He toiled as a box maker and packer for more than a decade and built relationships with royals and members of the upper class while working for the empress of France, Eugenie de Montijo. In 1854, Vuitton launched his namesake company. The craftsman opened a humble workshop on rue Neuve des Capucines and advertised his services with a small poster that read: “Securely packs the most fragile objects. Specializing in packing fashions.”

Long before his brand would become known globally for its exemplary top-handle bags and stylish totes, Vuitton produced stackable and rectangular trunks. The most common trunks of the era were round, which weren’t ideal for toting and storing. In 1858, Vuitton debuted his lightweight, handcrafted canvas trunks, which were sturdy, rugged and equipped with convenient compartments. Travel’s popularity broadened in the late 19th century, and Vuitton’s trunks could easily be packed into train cars and ships — upright trunks meant hanging wardrobe storage that would allow his clients to transport their sophisticated garments without worry. Demand increased and the company grew. When Louis Vuitton died in 1892, control of the luxury house was passed onto his only son, Georges Vuitton.

In 1914, a Louis Vuitton store opened at 70 Champs-Élysées. The largest travel-goods store in the world at the time, it became the company’s flagship.

The Louis Vuitton brand embodies all the attributes of luxury, from the craftsmanship, exclusivity and relevance to heritage. It’s only appropriate that it boasts one of the most recognizable insignias — the imaginative interlocking of letters and fleurettes — in the fashion world. The famous LV monogram was first used in 1896 as part of an initiative by Georges to prevent counterfeiting of his coveted new line of travel trunks. It’s one of the earliest examples of fashion branding.

The LV monogram would soon appear on everything from bags and various fashion accessories to alligator-skin champagne cases, from stylish apparel and earrings to teddy bears and airplane models.

On 1stDibs, the unmistakable insignia can be found on both modern and vintage Louis Vuitton shoulder bags, suitcases, original 19th-century trunks, jackets and more.

Finding the Right Handbags and Purses for You

An integral part of fashion, handbags and purses have been indispensable accessories ever since we began to carry around personal items. Level of craftsmanship, style and shape matters — from coin purses in ancient Greece to early 20th-century opera bags and onward, handbags have evolved considerably over the years to meet our needs and desires, whether or not you happen to be prioritizing functionality over a flashy exterior.

Once, a single “It” handbag ruled each fashion season. No more. Today, handbag lovers are savvier and have a wider range of shopping options. Nevertheless, classic bags still rule.

“It is not a fashion bag — it is a statement bag,” says Mightychic's Debra Kent of Hermès's widely beloved accessories. “When you carry an iconic Hermès bag — Birkin, Kelly, Constance — no one knows how long you have been into this culture or if you are a newbie. Your status is validated immediately.”

First released in 1997, Fendi's Baguette rose to fame along with Carrie Bradshaw, the Sex and the City character portrayed by Sarah Jessica Parker. Recently, the design has seen such a resurgence in popularity that Fendi has reissued it.

They are part of design history, so owning a handbag has meaning. As New York–based fashion historian Sarah C. Byrd says, “You have made the choice to invest in this piece because you understand the value of it in the past and in the future to come.”

From a 1980s Chanel black leather quilted mini buckle bag to the rare Hermès Birkin 30cm Himalayan with diamond hardware to a range of 19th century bags, find a rich variety of vintage and designer handbags and purses spanning numerous brands on 1stDibs — seasonal “It” designation no longer needed.