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Louis Vuitton épi leather handbag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Paris, FR
Super nice LouisVuitton handbag in black épi leather. Very good condition 30 cm x 15cm x 10cm
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1990s Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Leather Cardholder
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Paris, FR
Louis Vuitton limited edition Volez Voguez Voyagez cardholder in natural leather. Size 9.5 x6.5cm
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2010s Wallets

Alma Louis Vuitton Bag in Black Epi Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Paris, FR
Louis Vuitton Alma handbag in black epi leather GM Good condition, light signs of use No lock or keys ( possible to buy it at Vuitton) Good used condition Size 30x25 cm
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Black Epi Leather Montaigne Bowling Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Paris, FR
Nice Louis Vuitton montaigne Bowling bad in blakc epi leather and steel hardware. Good condition, some sign of use in the corner. With lock and kets.
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Alma Louis Vuitton XL Bag in Silver Miroir Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Paris, FR
As seen in many celibrities iconic Louis Vutton XL alma silver miroir bag. Good condition but it presents signs of wear as some scratches, some part of the ca,vas detached but overal...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage 1995 Blue Epi Leather Noe Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Paris, FR
Louis Vuitton Vintage Louis Vuitton Blue Leather Noe Bag. Some signs of use in the corrners Interior really clean Size 28x25 cm
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1990s Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Louis Vuitton Astrid Handbag Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Minor wear on base corners, loose thread on rear opening corner. Cracking on side opening wax edges, scratches on hardware. Accessories: With Strap Measurements: Han...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

  • Louis Vuitton Astrid Handbag Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Astrid Handbag Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Astrid Handbag Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Astrid Handbag Leather
H 9.5 in. W 12 in. D 6 in.
Louis Vuitton Lockmeto Handbag Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Odor in interior. Minor wear and darkening on base corners and handles, light splitting on handle base wax edges, scratches on hardware. Accessories: With Strap Mea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

  • Louis Vuitton Lockmeto Handbag Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Lockmeto Handbag Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Lockmeto Handbag Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Lockmeto Handbag Leather
H 9.5 in. W 11.5 in. D 6.5 in.
Louis Vuitton Noctambule Handbag Epi Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Odor in interior. Creasing and scuffs on exterior and interior opening trim, loss of shape on base, wear on base and opening edges. Minor wear in interior, scratches...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Haumea Handbag Mahina Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Wear on base corners and in interior, moderate creasing on exterior and strap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, Tassel, With Stra...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Soufflot Handbag Epi Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Odor in interior. Minor scuffs on exterior, wear, small marks and indentations on handle bases. Fraying and cracking on handle wax edges, glue stain on zipper tape. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

  • Louis Vuitton Soufflot Handbag Epi Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Soufflot Handbag Epi Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Soufflot Handbag Epi Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Soufflot Handbag Epi Leather
H 6.5 in. W 12 in. D 5.5 in.
Louis Vuitton Fold Over Portfolio Handbag Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear and creasing on exterior, indentations on exterior wax edges. Light wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Ha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Louis Vuitton Sablons Handbag Epi Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Odor in interior. Heavy darkening on base corners, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Handle Drop 4", Height 8", Width 10.5", Depth 4.5...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Louis Vuitton Sablons Handbag Epi Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Sablons Handbag Epi Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Sablons Handbag Epi Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Sablons Handbag Epi Leather
H 8 in. W 10.5 in. D 4.5 in.
Louis Vuitton Vivienne NM Handbag Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing, scuffs and small indentations underneath flap, minimal cracking on side opening wax edges. Minor wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories:...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Noctambule Handbag Epi Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Creasing and heavy oil slick discoloration on exterior, moderate scuffs on base trim and handles. Small stains and pen marks in interior, scratches on hardware. Acce...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Lockmeto Handbag Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Odor in interior. Minor wear on base corners and in interior, slight creasing in interior. Small indentation on rear near base, scratches on hardware. Accessories: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

  • Louis Vuitton Lockmeto Handbag Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Lockmeto Handbag Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Lockmeto Handbag Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Lockmeto Handbag Leather
H 9.5 in. W 12 in. D 5 in.
Louis Vuitton Soufflot Handbag Epi Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Heavy wear, peeling and marks on exterior trims and handles, wear and darkening on exterior edges. Minor wear and small stain in interior, scratches on hardware. Acc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Cannes Handbag Epi Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Creasing on handle and strap, small scuffs and indentations on exterior. Wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: With Strap Meas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Haumea Handbag Mahina Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Odor in interior. Creasing on exterior and handles, indentation on front, wear and darkening on base corners. Minor wear, scuffs and small indentations on handles, p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  •  Louis Vuitton Haumea Handbag Mahina Leather
  •  Louis Vuitton Haumea Handbag Mahina Leather
  •  Louis Vuitton Haumea Handbag Mahina Leather
  •  Louis Vuitton Haumea Handbag Mahina Leather
H 10.5 in. W 12.5 in. D 5.5 in.
Louis Vuitton Cannes Handbag Epi Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Small indentations on rear and side opening edges, light wear on trims, handle and strap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Keys, Lock, With Strap Measurements: H...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Louis Vuitton Cannes Handbag Epi Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Cannes Handbag Epi Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Cannes Handbag Epi Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Cannes Handbag Epi Leather
H 6.5 in. W 6 in. D 5.5 in.
Louis Vuitton Selene Handbag Mahina Leather PM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing on exterior, wear, scuffs and marks on handle. Small glue stain on opening corner, scratches and tarnish on hardware. Accessories: Clochette, Keys, Ext...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Galatea Handbag Mahina Leather MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Odor in interior. Loss of shape on exterior, wear on base corners, cracking and indentations on handle wax edges, light wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Acce...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Twist Handbag Epi Leather MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Odor in interior. Minor wear on exterior, moderate creasing on base and shoulder pad. Peeling on shoulder pad and side flap wax edges, splitting on strap base trim w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Jersey Handbag Damier with Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Creasing on exterior and strap, light wear on base corners, wear on handles and in interior. Cracking on handle wax edges, scratches and disco...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Women Handbags Alma Brown Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: A timeless classic, the Alma bag is characterized by its gently rounded corners, the large central zipped compartment, the double handle and natural cowhide trim...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

LOUIS VUITTON Lockme II BB Leather Handbag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Kiev, UA
LOUIS VUITTON Lockme II BB Gra.Venu.Mas City Bag This authentic Louis Vuitton Lockme II Handbag Leather BB is a must-have signature city bag made for the modern woman. Multiple colo...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • LOUIS VUITTON Lockme II BB Leather Handbag
  • LOUIS VUITTON Lockme II BB Leather Handbag
  • LOUIS VUITTON Lockme II BB Leather Handbag
  • LOUIS VUITTON Lockme II BB Leather Handbag
H 6.3 in. D 3.15 in. L 8.67 in.
Louis Vuitton Saint Tropez Handbag Epi Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Minor wear on exterior, stain in interior, scratches and discoloration on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Drop 9.5", Height 11", Width 12",...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Women Handbags Trapã¨Ze Black Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Trapeze, leather, solid color, front logo, textured leather, turn-lock closure, internal zipped pocket Includes: - Dust bag Product Condition: Very Good Lining...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Louis Vuitton Melie Handbag Monogram Empreinte Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Creasing on exterior, wear on base corners. Moderate cracking on handle base and opening wax edges, scratches and discoloration on hardware. Accessories: Luggage Tag...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Woman Handbag Mahina Grey Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Milan, IT
From 2010 Collection Mahina, leather, solid color, iconic detail, internal logo, perforated, double handle, zipper fastening, removable shoulder strap, gold-tone hardware, internal ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Verseau Handbag Epi Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Odor in interior. Moderate wear, scuffs and creasing on exterior and strap, oil slick discoloration on base and opening edges. Loss of shape on base and strap, wear ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hobo Bags

Louis Vuitton Verseau Handbag Epi Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Loss of shape on handle, creasing and small marks on flap and underneath flap. Minor wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hobo Bags

  • Louis Vuitton Verseau Handbag Epi Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Verseau Handbag Epi Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Verseau Handbag Epi Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Verseau Handbag Epi Leather
H 11 in. W 10.5 in. D 4.5 in.
Louis Vuitton Asteria Handbag Mahina Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Moderate darkening and wear on base corners and interior opening trim, small glue stain on rear, stain on interior base, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Lock, Ke...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hobo Bags

Louis Vuitton Duffle Handbag Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing, moderate scuffs and marks on exterior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Extra Strap, With Strap Measurements: Handle Drop 2", Height 9", Width 6", ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Louis Vuitton City Steamer Handbag Leather MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Creasing, wear and scuffs on exterior and in interior, slight cracking on side opening wax edges, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Keys, Dust Bag, Lock, Luggage ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Louis Vuitton City Steamer Handbag Leather MM
  • Louis Vuitton City Steamer Handbag Leather MM
  • Louis Vuitton City Steamer Handbag Leather MM
  • Louis Vuitton City Steamer Handbag Leather MM
H 10.5 in. W 12.5 in. D 5.5 in.
Louis Vuitton Women Handbags Montaigne Red Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: From 2010 Collection Montaigne, leather, solid color, engraved logo, zipper fastening, silver-tone hardware, internal slip pocket, internal pocket, day bag Incl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton City Steamer Handbag Leather MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Light scuffs on exterior, creasing on handle base, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, Lock, Luggage Tag, Keys, With Strap Measurements: Handle Drop 4.5",...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Speedy Handbag Epi Leather 35
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Odor in interior. Moderate creasing and scuffs on exterior, wear and discoloration on base corners and in interior. Splitting on handle base wax edges, scratches and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Louis Vuitton Speedy Handbag Epi Leather 35
  • Louis Vuitton Speedy Handbag Epi Leather 35
  • Louis Vuitton Speedy Handbag Epi Leather 35
  • Louis Vuitton Speedy Handbag Epi Leather 35
H 10 in. W 14.5 in. D 7.5 in.
Louis Vuitton Soft Lockit Handbag Leather Nano
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Light wear and small marks on base corners and handles, scratches on hardware. Accessories: With Strap Measurements: Handle Drop 2.5", Height 5.5", Width 8", De...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Babylone Handbag Mahina Leather PM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Minor wear on base corners, moderate cracking on opening wax edges. Splitting on handle wax edges, light wear in interior, scratches on hardwa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Soft Lockit Handbag Leather Nano
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Darkening and wear on exterior, handles and strap, cracking on handle and strap base wax edges. Stains in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessorie...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Brea Handbag Epi Leather MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Scuffs and marks on exterior, wear and moderate peeling on base corners, marks along interior opening trim and in interior, scratches on hardw...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Alma Handbag Epi Leather BB
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Damaged. Odor in interior. Heavy wear, darkening and peeling on base corners, opening edges, handles and strap, moderate wear, scuffs and marks on exterior. Splitting on s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Babylone Handbag Mahina Leather BB
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Creasing on exterior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, With Strap Measurements: Handle Drop 4", Height 9", Width 10", Depth 6", Strap Drop 19" Designer...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Alma Handbag Epi Leather PM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Light scuffs on exterior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, Lock, Clochette, Keys Measurements: Handle Drop 3", Height 9", Width 12", Depth 6", Stra...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Satellite Handbag Taiga Leather 53
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Odor in interior. Heavy wear and darkening on base corners, moderate scuffs on exterior, heavy creasing on leather trims, indentations on handle. Heavy fraying on ha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Briefcases and Attachés

Louis Vuitton City Steamer Handbag Leather MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Creasing, moderate wear, scuffs and indentations on exterior and in interior, wear and scuffs on handles and strap, cracking and slight peeling on handle and strap w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Babylone Handbag Mahina Leather BB
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Light creasing on exterior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: With Strap Measurements: Handle Drop 4", Height 9", Width 10", Depth 6", Strap Drop 19" Designer...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton City Steamer Handbag Leather MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Loss of shape, wear and heavy scuffs on exterior and in interior, indentations on base, splitting on rear handle base wax edges. Cracking and peeling on opening corn...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Louis Vuitton City Steamer Handbag Leather MM
  • Louis Vuitton City Steamer Handbag Leather MM
  • Louis Vuitton City Steamer Handbag Leather MM
  • Louis Vuitton City Steamer Handbag Leather MM
H 10.5 in. W 12.5 in. D 4.5 in.
Louis Vuitton City Steamer Handbag Leather PM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Creasing near base, scuffs on interior base, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, Luggage Tag, With Strap Measurements: Handle Drop 3", Height 8", Width 10...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Lockme Ever Handbag Leather BB
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear on base corners, small indentations on flap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Clochette, Dust Bag, With Strap Measurements: Handle Drop 3.5", Height 7...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Brea Handbag Epi Leather MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Creasing, minor wear and scuffs on exterior, handles and strap, small indentations on base and strap, moderate wear on base corners. Splitting on handle wax edges, s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Babylone Handbag Mahina Leather BB
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing on exterior and strap, wear and darkening on base corners, handle and strap base trims, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, With Strap Measur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Marly Handbag Epi Leather MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Minor scuffs on exterior, wear, creasing and marks on handles and strap, melting and indentations on side opening trim wax edges. Splitting on side opening wax edges...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Babylone Handbag Mahina Leather PM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Creasing on exterior, slight wear on base corners and in interior. Minor cracking on side opening wax edges, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Extra Strap, With S...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton City Steamer Handbag Leather PM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Damaged. Odor in interior. Heavy cracking on base corner, side opening and handle wax edges. Creasing, heavy wear and scuffs on exterior, handles, strap and in interior. H...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton City Steamer Handbag Leather MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Odor in interior. Heavy creasing, scuffs and indentations on exterior, interior, handles and strap, wear on base corners, slight peeling on base corners, tarnish and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Dhanura Handbag Epi Leather GM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing and wear on exterior, cracking on handle wax edges. Marks on opening trim and in interior, scratches and discoloration on hardware. Accessories: Luggag...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Babylone Handbag Mahina Leather BB
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Light wear on base corner, creasing on exterior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Box, Dust Bag, With Strap Measurements: Handle Drop 4", Height 9", Width 10", D...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Alma Handbag Epi Leather PM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Moderate wear, scuffs and indentations on leather trims and handles, splitting on handle base trim wax edges. Wear in interior, scratches on h...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

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Louis Vuitton Leather Handbags For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a broad range of louis vuitton leather handbags for sale on 1stDibs. Many people prefer Black louis vuitton leather handbags, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find Brown, Beige and more options on these pages. Finding the perfect accessories for you may mean sifting through those that were made during different time periods — popular versions of these were made as early as the 18th Century and a newer one, made as recently as the 21st Century, can also be found on the site. There aren’t many items for unisex if you’re seeking these accessories, as most of the options available are for men and women.

How Much are Louis Vuitton Leather Handbags?

The prices for louis vuitton leather handbags start at $118 and top out at $42,468 with these items, on average, selling for $1,264.

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.