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Louis Vuitton Black Leather Men's and Women's Carryall Travel Tote Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Chicago, IL
Louis Vuitton Black Leather Men's Carryall Travel Top Handle Satchel Tote Bag Leather Gold tone hardware Date code present Made in France Handle drop 4" Measures 13" W x 14" H x 7" D
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21st Century and Contemporary Trunks and Luggage

Louis Vuitton Twist Tote Epi Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Scuff on front, wear on handles, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Clochette, Dust Bag, With Strap Measurements: Handle Drop 4.5", Height 8.5", Width 12", Depth 5...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

  • Louis Vuitton Twist Tote Epi Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Twist Tote Epi Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Twist Tote Epi Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Twist Tote Epi Leather
H 8.5 in. W 12 in. D 5 in.
Louis Vuitton W Tote Monogram Tuffetage Leather PM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Creasing and scuffs on exterior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Handle Drop 5", Height 11", Width 15", Depth 6" Designer: Louis Vu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Very Zipped Tote Monogram Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Light creasing and scuffs on exterior, faint indentations on base, minor wear on handles, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Clochette, Lock, Keys, With Strap Meas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Women's Tote Bag Gold Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Milan, IT
From the 2010 Collection. Product Description: Tote bag, monogram vernis, cotton, solid color, shiny effect, double handle, gold-tone hardware, internal zipped pocket, main internal...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton V Tote Monogram Canvas and Leather MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing, wear and marks on exterior and in interior, scratches and discoloration on hardware. Accessories: Luggage Tag, Dust Bag, With Strap Measurements: Hand...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Red Suhali Leather Le Majestueux Tote
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Sleek and chic, this LV tote in red hue is part of the Suhali collection. Made from goatskin leather, this bag is accented with smooth leather accents at the corners, a leather ID ta...
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2010s Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Holdall Tote Veau Satin Leather PM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Minor scuffs on exterior and handles, wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Keys, Lock, Luggage Tag, Dust Bag, Clochette Measurements: Handle ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Red Suhali Leather Le Majestueux Tote
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Sleek and chic, this LV tote in red hue is part of the Suhali collection. Made from goatskin leather, this bag is accented with smooth leather accents at the corners, a leather ID ta...
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2010s Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Metallic Leather Striped Eden Néo Tote
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The perfect summer bag, this Louis Vuitton tote is cool and breezy. Made from coated canvas, its exterior features the signature brown leather monogrammed exterior with silver metall...
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2010s Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Black Epi Leather Gemeaux Tote Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Louis Vuitton Black Epi Gemeaux Tote Made In: France Year of Production: 2000 Color: Black Hardware: Black Materials: epi leahter Lining: Grey textile Closure/Opening: Zip across to...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Red Suhali Leather Le Majestueux Tote
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Sleek and chic, this LV tote in red hue is part of the Suhali collection. Made from goatskin leather, this bag is accented with smooth leather accents at the corners, a leather ID ta...
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2010s Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Metallic Leather Striped Eden Néo Tote
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The perfect summer bag, this Louis Vuitton tote is cool and breezy. Made from coated canvas, its exterior features the signature brown leather monogrammed exterior with silver metall...
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2010s Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Pink Leather And Monogram Velours BB Tote
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Accessorise like a pro with this trendy and functional bag from Louis Vuitton. This rich and classy tote is made from Monogram Velours and leather into a smart silhouette. The inside...
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2010s Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Fold Tote Monogram Canvas and Leather MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Minor wear on rear trim, small indentation on rear handle, slight darkening on clochette. Wear and heavy stains in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dus...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton On My Side Tote Monogram Tuffetage Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Minor creasing and scuffs on exterior, wear on handles, marks on interior opening trims. Moderate stains in interior, scratches and discoloration on hardware. A...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Women's Tote Bag Melrose Avenue Burgundy Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Milan, IT
From 2009 Collection Product Description: Melrose avenue, monogram vernis, leather, other patterns, shiny effect, engraved logo, pressure lock closure, gold-tone hardware, double sm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Blue Epi Leather Pont-Neuf PM Tote
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Meet this lovely Louis Vuitton Pont-Neuf PM Bag. Crafted from Epi leather, this bag features smooth leather handles, a top zip closure, a padlock, leather covered key charm and gold-...
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2010s Tote Bags

  • Louis Vuitton Blue Epi Leather Pont-Neuf PM Tote
  • Louis Vuitton Blue Epi Leather Pont-Neuf PM Tote
  • Louis Vuitton Blue Epi Leather Pont-Neuf PM Tote
  • Louis Vuitton Blue Epi Leather Pont-Neuf PM Tote
H 9.06 in. W 4.73 in. L 9.85 in.
Louis Vuitton Black Epi Leather Saint Jacques PM Tote
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Never go unnoticed when you carry this chic Saint Jacques tote by Louis Vuitton in smooth black Epi leather. Designed with an unusual shape, this handbag is equipped with gold-tone h...
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2010s Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Canvas Leather Monogram Rubis Salina Tote Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Irvine, CA
Brown and tan monogram coated canvas Louis Vuitton Rubis Salina with gold-tone hardware, tan vachetta leather and red embossed patent leather trim, dual flat shoulder straps, red can...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Tote in brown checkered canvas and brown leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Paris, Paris
Louis Vuitton bag in brown checkered canvas and brown cow leather. Gold-tone metal hardware, double brown leather handle for a carry. Two pockets with adjustable tongue fasteners on ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Monogram/ Noir Leather Venus Tote Bag with DB
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Louis Vuitton Monogram Venus Tote Bag Features monogram coated canvas and noir leather Made In: France Year of Production: 2016 Color: Brown, black Hardware: Goldtone Materials: Coa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Leather Carryall Top Handle Travel Tote Shoulder Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Chicago, IL
Louis Vuitton Leather Carryall Top Handle Travel Tote Shoulder Bag Leather Gold tone hardware Leather lining Zipper closure Made in France Date code present Strap drop 5.5" Measures...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Damier Ebene Canvas and Leather Cabas Rosebery Tote
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Give your formal look a sophisticated charm with Louis Vuitton's Rosebery tote. Its canvas exterior is coated with the brand’s signature Damier Ebene print. The bag is secured with a...
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2010s Tote Bags

LOUIS VUITTON Vintage Tote Bag in Brown Canvas and Natural Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Paris, FR
Louis Vuitton vintage tote bag in brown monogram canvas and natural cowhide leather straps. In good used condition. Worn on the shoulder. The interior is lined in canvas with a zip...
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Late 20th Century Tote Bags

LOUIS VUITTON Taupe ANTHEIA Stitched Leather IXIA MM Tote Bag w/ Strap
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
- Gorgeous Louis Vuitton Taupe Monogram Antheia Leather Ixia MM Bag - Crafted in taupe monogram Antheia leather, which is embroidered with an ornate interpretation of the iconic Mo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton LV Brown Monogram Canvas/Black Leather Dora Tote Bag w/ Strap
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Louis Vuitton LV Brown Monogram Canvas/Black Leather Dora Tote Bag W/ Strap Made In: France Year of Production: 2015 Color: Brown/black Hardware: Silvertone Materials: Coated canvas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Bordeaux Red Leather Buckle Carryall Travel Top Handle Tote Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Chicago, IL
Louis Vuitton Bordeaux Red Leather Buckle Carryall Travel Top Handle Tote Bag Leather Gold tone hardware Twill lining Made in France Handle drop 8" Measures 13" W x 11.5" H x 5.5" D
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton 2020 Black Monogram Empreinte Leather Giant Onthego GM Tote Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Louis Vuitton Black Monogram Empreinte Leather Giant Onthego GM Tote Bag. M44925. Made In: France Year of Production: 2020 Color: Black Hardware: Goldtone Materials: Cowhide leather...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Taupe Leather Monogram Olympe Stratus Gm Tote Bag rt. $3,300
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
100% Authentic Louis Vuitton Taupe Leather Olympe Stratus Gm. Features embroidered monogram and two braided leather straps with cream resin chain strap. Made In: Italy Year of Produ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Burgundy Leather Monogram Emprinte Lumineuse GM Tote Bag rt $3,550
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Louis Vuitton Burgundy Lumineuse GM Emprinte Tote Features optional adjustable long strap allowing bag to be worn as a crossbody. Made In: France Year of Production: 20...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Pernelle Handbag Taurillon Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing on exterior, moderate indentations, scuffs and wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Keys, Clochette, Lock, Dust Bag, With Strap Measur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Black Electric Epi Leather Neuf GM Tote Bag rt. $3,350
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
100% Authentic Louis Vuitton Black Epi Leather Neuf GM Tote. Features black patent Epi leather with patent leather handles and details. Center zip compartment with two open compartme...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Lockme Cabas Braided Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Minor wear on base corners and in interior, creasing near base, loss of shape on handles. Cracking on side opening and handle wax edges, scrat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Pernelle Handbag Taurillon Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor scuffs and wear on exterior, handles and in interior, creasing near base, wear on base corners, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Lock, With Strap Measureme...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Black Epi Leather Handbag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in London, GB
Louis Vuitton black epi leather handbag with silver toned hardware and two exterior compartments. The inside is lined with grey suede and features a zipped pocket. Fastens at the top...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Black Epi Leather Twist Lock Tote Bag w/ Shoulder Strap rt. $3,450
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Louis Vuitton Black Epi Leather Twist Lock Tote Bag w/ Detachable Shoulder Strap Made In: France Year of Production: 2018 Color: Black Hardware: Silvertone Materials: Epi Leather Li...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Blue Indigo Epi Leather Neverfull MM Tote Bag w/ Insert rt. $2,260
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Louis Vuitton Blue Indigo EPI Leather Neverfull MM Tote Bag With Insert Made In: France Year of Production: 2013 Color: Blue indigo Hardware: Silvertone Materials: Epi Leather Linin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Black Mahina Leather Hina MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Louis Vuitton Black Mahina Leather Hina MM SKU: 108498 MSRP: USD 4,200.00 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Faint marks to corner...
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2010s Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Kleber Handbag Epi Leather MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Slight creasing on exterior, scuffs on exterior, handles and interior opening trim, minor wear on base corners. Wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton City Steamer Handbag Leather PM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Light wear on handles, cracking on side opening wax edges, minor scuffs and small indentations in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Luggage Tag, Dust Ba...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton City Steamer Handbag Leather MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Light scuffs on exterior, faint marks in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, Keys, Luggage Tag, Lock, With Strap Measurements: Handle Drop 4...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Steamer Bag Epi Leather PM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear on base corners, light scuffs on exterior, handle, strap and underneath flap. Faint marks underneath flap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: With Stra...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

  • Louis Vuitton Steamer Bag Epi Leather PM
  • Louis Vuitton Steamer Bag Epi Leather PM
  • Louis Vuitton Steamer Bag Epi Leather PM
  • Louis Vuitton Steamer Bag Epi Leather PM
H 13 in. W 14 in. D 5.5 in.
Louis Vuitton Trocadero Handbag Monogram Empreinte Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
ThisLouis Vuitton Trocadero Handbag Monogram Empreinte Leather, crafted from red monogram empreinte leather, features a looping top handle, subtle LV logo at front, protective base s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Blue Taiga Leather Grigori Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Grigori bag is a classic piece designed by Louis Vuitton. Crafted from taiga leather, this features a neatly lined canvas interior with small slots and a slide pocket. Secured b...
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2010s Tote Bags

  • Louis Vuitton Blue Taiga Leather Grigori Bag
  • Louis Vuitton Blue Taiga Leather Grigori Bag
  • Louis Vuitton Blue Taiga Leather Grigori Bag
  • Louis Vuitton Blue Taiga Leather Grigori Bag
H 13.98 in. W 3.35 in. L 12.21 in.
Louis Vuitton Purple Leather Lockme PM Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
It is every woman's dream to own a Louis Vuitton handbag as appealing as this one. Crafted from purple leather, this bag features a single top handle and strings on the sides that ca...
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2010s Tote Bags

  • Louis Vuitton Purple Leather Lockme PM Bag
  • Louis Vuitton Purple Leather Lockme PM Bag
  • Louis Vuitton Purple Leather Lockme PM Bag
  • Louis Vuitton Purple Leather Lockme PM Bag
H 9.06 in. W 4.93 in. L 11.52 in.
Louis Vuitton Sac Plat Handbag Monogram Taurillon Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor darkening and wear on base corners, slight creasing on exterior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, With Strap Measurements: Handle Drop 5", Height...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Freesia & Black Epi Leather Kleber PM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"LOUIS VUITTON Freesia & Black Epi Leather Kleber PM Xupes Reference: HB3830 Serial Number: FL3196 Age (Circa): 2016 Accompanied By: Louis Vuitton Dust Bag, Care Booklet, Shoulder ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Convertible Cabas Nomade Leather East West
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Moderate wear and discoloration on base corners, creasing, wear, scuffs and marks on exterior and on interior base. Minor wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Ac...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Rubis Epi Leather Brea MM Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The feminine shape of Louis Vuitton's Brea is inspired by the doctor's bag. Crafted from Epi leather, the bag has a perfect finish. The fabric interior is spacious and it is secured ...
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2010s Tote Bags

  • Louis Vuitton Rubis Epi Leather Brea MM Bag
  • Louis Vuitton Rubis Epi Leather Brea MM Bag
  • Louis Vuitton Rubis Epi Leather Brea MM Bag
  • Louis Vuitton Rubis Epi Leather Brea MM Bag
H 5.12 in. W 5.12 in. L 13.19 in.
Louis Vuitton Verone Suhali Leather Le Majestueux Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Sleek and chic, this LV tote is a part of the Suhali collection. Made from Suhali leather, this bag is accented with buckle details and gold-tone metal studs at the edges and bottom....
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Cyan Epi Leather Alma PM Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Out of all the irresistible handbags from Louis Vuitton, the Alma is the most structured one. First introduced in 1934 by Gaston-Louis Vuitton, the Alma is a classic that has receive...
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2010s Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Black Epi Leather Brea MM Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The feminine shape of Louis Vuitton's Brea is inspired by the doctor's bag. Crafted from Epi leather in black, the bag has a perfect finish. The fabric interior is spacious and it is...
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2010s Tote Bags

  • Louis Vuitton Black Epi Leather Brea MM Bag
  • Louis Vuitton Black Epi Leather Brea MM Bag
  • Louis Vuitton Black Epi Leather Brea MM Bag
  • Louis Vuitton Black Epi Leather Brea MM Bag
H 9.65 in. W 5.12 in. L 13.19 in.
Louis Vuitton Black Suhali Leather Le Majestueux Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Sleek and chic, this LV bag in classic black is part of the Suhali collection. Made from quality leather, this bag is accented with smooth leather accents at the corners and gold-ton...
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2010s Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Cerise Monogram Patent Leather Surya L Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Louis Vuitton Cerrise bag is designed to be similar to the Mahina nag. Its glossy, red leather body is inspired by the Hindu Sun God, Surya. Feminine and chic, this slouchy bag ...
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2010s Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Gold Suhali Leather Lockit MM Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Spacious and high on style, Louis Vuitton's Lockit has a feminine look. Crafted from gold suhali leather the bag features dual top handles, a leather key holder, padlock, keys and pr...
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2010s Tote Bags

  • Louis Vuitton Gold Suhali Leather Lockit MM Bag
  • Louis Vuitton Gold Suhali Leather Lockit MM Bag
  • Louis Vuitton Gold Suhali Leather Lockit MM Bag
  • Louis Vuitton Gold Suhali Leather Lockit MM Bag
H 11.62 in. W 6.89 in. L 13.19 in.
Louis Vuitton Sienne Suhali Leather Lockit MM Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Louis Vuitton's handbags are popular owing to their high style and functionality. This Lockit bag, like all the other handbags, is durable and stylish. Crafted from leather, the bag ...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

  • Louis Vuitton Sienne Suhali Leather Lockit MM Bag
  • Louis Vuitton Sienne Suhali Leather Lockit MM Bag
  • Louis Vuitton Sienne Suhali Leather Lockit MM Bag
  • Louis Vuitton Sienne Suhali Leather Lockit MM Bag
H 11.62 in. W 6.89 in. L 13.19 in.
Louis Vuitton Cream Suhali Leather Lockit GM Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Louis Vuitton's handbags are popular owing to their high style and functionality. This Lockit bag, like all the other handbags, is durable and stylish. Crafted from Suhali leather, t...
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2010s Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Black Suhali Leather Le Fabuleux Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Louis Vuitton's Le Fabuleux bag looks nothing like a regular Louis Vuitton bag! Rectangular in shape the bag is crafted from black suhali leather and has stud embellishments. It feat...
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2010s Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Black Suhali Leather Le Majestueux Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Sleek and chic, this LV tote in classic black is part of the Suhali collection. Made from quality leather, this bag is accented with smooth leather accents at the corners, a leather ...
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2010s Tote Bags

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Louis Vuitton Leather Tote For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the vintage or contemporary louis vuitton leather tote you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. Black is a pretty popular color, but we also have Black, Brown, Gray and protectString (more) in stock now. If you’re looking for a louis vuitton leather tote from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 20th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. There aren’t many items for men if you’re seeking these accessories, as most of the options available are for women and unisex.

How Much is a Louis Vuitton Leather Tote?

Prices for a louis vuitton leather tote can differ depending upon size, designer and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $719 and can go as high as $15,940, while, on average they fetch $1,706.

Louis Vuitton Biography and Important Works

The story behind iconic luxury brand Louis Vuitton — best known for its esteemed handbags, 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 Tote Bags for You

Although part of a modern look, tote bags have been used as handbags since at least 1944, with the launch of L.L.Bean’s “ice bag.” The Maine retailer, then largely known for rugged field coats and hunting shoes, had introduced a big, durable canvas bag that was initially intended to carry firewood or ice. In those days, to keep produce and other foods cool in refrigerators, consumers had to regularly replace the blocks of ice that were doing all the work in their bulky appliances. There was no better bag to help haul big blocks of ice from the trunk of your car to your front door and, subsequently, to your kitchen.

Years later, during the 1960s, L.L.Bean’s Boat and Tote was introduced as an overhauled structured canvas version of the ice bag. Tested to lug up to 500 pounds, the Boat and Tote became a best seller. Also during the 1960s, American designer Bonnie Cashin created the Cashin Carry for Coach. Cashin was Coach’s first lead designer, and she liked leather, large pockets and earth tones. Her modern interpretation of the tote bag introduced a touch of elegance to this increasingly ubiquitous accessory.

In the subsequent decades, more brands debuted their own iterations of the tote bag, from Tory Burch’s Perry leather tote bag to Louis Vuitton’s Neverfull.

Pay tribute to this long and interesting history by browsing the vintage and modern tote bags at 1stDibs. From classic medium-sized Louis Vuitton leather tote bags to authentic Desa 1972 structured shoulder bags, our large selection offers something for special occasions as well as everyday needs.