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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

New in Box Louis Vuitton Christmas Limited Edition Megeve Pouchette Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Louis Vuitton limited edition Christmas 2019 mini pouchette. Monogram canvas with Megeve design. Comes with original dust cover and box.
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Volupte Beaute Handbag Limited Edition Monogram Jacquard
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Loss of shape on exterior, moderate wear and scuffs on leather trims and handles. Minor wear and marks in interior, scratches and tarnish on hardware. Accessori...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Speedy Handbag Limited Edition Sunshine Express 30
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Minimal wear on exterior, light scuffs on leather trims, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Drop 4.5", Height 8.5", Width 12", De...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Speedy Handbag Limited Edition Stephen Sprouse Leopard Chen
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Creasing near base, scuffs and oil slick discoloration on leather trims and handles, discoloration on base corners. Moderate scuffs and indentations on base, small s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Speedy Handbag Limited Edition Totem Monogram Canvas 30
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Odor in interior. Creasing on exterior, wear on front, base corners and exterior piping, scuffs on leather trims. Darkening and peeling on handle wax edges, heavy we...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Sac Plat Handbag Limited Edition Monogram Cerises GM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Light odor in interior. Creasing on exterior, darkening and wear on leather trims and handles, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Dro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton NeoNoe Handbag Limited Edition Escale Monogram Giant MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Odor in interior. Minimal creasing on exterior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, With Strap Measurements: Height 10", Width 10", Depth 7", Strap Drop 1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Speedy Handbag Limited Edition Totem Monogram Canvas 30
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Slight cracking on handle base wax edges, minor darkening on handles, creasing and scuffs on leather trims, scratches and tarnish on hardware....
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Alma Handbag Limited Edition Monogram Vernis Rayures BB
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Moderate odor in interior. Marks on exterior, strap bases and in interior, indentation on rear. Discoloration in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Alma Handbag Limited Edition Monogram Vernis Rayures BB
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Scuffs on exterior and handles, wear on base edges and in interior, creasing on strap, scratches and tarnish on hardware. Accessories: Keys, L...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton City Steamer Handbag Limited Edition Blossom Monogram Canvas
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Slight cracking on handle base wax edges, scuffs and small marks on leather trims and in interior. Creasing on handle bases, scratches on hard...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Danube Handbag Limited Edition Vivienne Monogram Eclipse P
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Height 8.5", Width 6.5", Depth 3", Strap Drop 13-23" Designer: Louis Vuitton Model: Danube Hand...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Louis Vuitton Twist Handbag Limited Edition Couture’s Flower Tinsel Epi Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Darkening and moderate wear on exterior and strap, curling on applique. Marks underneath flap, minor wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Mirror Mea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton NeoNoe Handbag Limited Edition Jungle Monogram Giant
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Slight creasing near base, minor wear and marks in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: With Strap Measurements: Height 10", Width 10", Depth 7", Strap Dro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Louis Vuitton City Steamer Handbag Limited Edition World Tour Leather MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Cracking on side opening wax edges, minor marks and scuffs in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, Luggage Tag, With Strap Measurements: Handle D...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Lockit Limited Edition Handbag in Brown Leather & Golden Hardware
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Louis Vuitton bag, Lockit model, limited edition 20112012 collection, made of matte brown leather with raised black laminated thread monogram and golden hardware. The product is equi...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Twist Handbag Limited Edition Azteque Epi Leather MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear and scuffs on exterior, small marks on rear, underneath flap and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Mirror Measurements: Handle Drop 12", H...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Louis Vuitton Twist Handbag Limited Edition Kabuki Stickers Monogram Canvas
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Light wear on base corners, slight creasing on exterior and shoulder pad, moderate wear and scuffs on flap. Minor wear underneath flap and in interior, scratche...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton LVXUF Pochette Accessoires Handbag Nm Limited Edition Monogram
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
This special edition Louis Vuitton Pochette Accessoires handbag is arrayed in the arty new version of Monogram, reimagined by Urs Fischer for the exclusive LV x UF collection. The ve...
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2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Louis Vuitton limited edition shoulder handle bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Capri, IT
Louis Vuitton limited edition shoulder handle bag embellished with leather circle all around and gold tone hardware and gold working bells
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Limited Edition Louis Vuitton Monogram Stephen Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Limited Edition Louis Vuitton Monogram Stephen Bag in very good condition. Monogram canvas exterior trimmed with tan leather. Original large pleated speedy style design created by St...
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Early 2000s Tote Bags

New Louis Vuitton Ombre Limited Edition Pochettes Bags
By Louis Vuitton
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Louis Vuitton sold out worldwide ombre set of three clutches with tie die monogram design. 2021 collection. Comes with dust cover and box.
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

New Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Raffia Clutch Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Louis Vuitton limited edition raffia clutch with caramel brown leather trimming and oversize embroidered logo. Striped fabric interior lining. Brand new with original dust cover and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Louis Vuitton NeoNoe Handbag Limited Edition Escale Monogram Giant MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Light odor in interior. Small marks and minor wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: With Strap Measurements: Height 10", Width 10.5", Depth 6.5", St...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Louis Vuitton NeoNoe Handbag Limited Edition Escale Monogram Giant MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Scratches on hardware. Accessories: With Strap Measurements: Handle Drop 12.5", Height 10", Width 10", Depth 7", Strap Drop 21.5" Designer: Louis Vuitton Model:...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Louis Vuitton NeoNoe Handbag Limited Edition Crafty Monogram Giant MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Light creasing on exterior, minor wear on opening edges and in interior, scratches and slight tarnish on hardware. Accessories: With Strap Mea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Louis Vuitton NeoNoe Handbag Limited Edition Escale Monogram Giant MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Minor peeling on base corners, light creasing on exterior, small mark on sides. Minor wear on strap, drawstring and in interior, scratches on ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Louis Vuitton NeoNoe Handbag Limited Edition Crafty Monogram Giant MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Odor in interior. Creasing on exterior and drawstring, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, With Strap Measurements: Height 10", Width 10", Depth 6.5", Str...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Louis Vuitton NeoNoe Handbag Limited Edition Crafty Monogram Giant MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Creasing on exterior, minor wear and stain in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, With Strap Measurements: Height 10", Wid...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Crossbody Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Athens, GA
Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Crossbody Bag. New condition. Never used. Rare collector's piece. Can fit a phone and a few more things. Add to your limited LV collection. Guaranteed a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Ramages Keepall 2015
By Louis Vuitton
Located in London, GB
This pre-owned Louis Vuitton Ramages Keepall is a rare piece from the Spring/Summer 2015 collection, featuring a coral summery print all over. Perfect for any summer getaways, with t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Comedie Carrousel Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
This LOUIS VUITTON Carrousel is in Excellent Pre-Owned Condition accompanied by Louis Vuitton Dust Bag, Lock, Keys, Clochette, Care Booklet, Tag, Bag Shaper. Circa 2010. Primarily ma...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Dentelle Fersen
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Created by Marc Jacobs for the '07 runway collection, the Dentelle Fersen features delicate lurex lace embroidery made from a real lace pattern and caramel leather trim. The gold har...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

2011 Louis Vuitton Lockit Gris Limited Edition
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Fantastic reinterpretation of the classic Lockit model bag by Louis Vuitton. The bag is made of varnished lambskin, while the logos are in bouclé wool. Clochette and linghuetta in mo...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

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H 10.24 in. D 5.91 in. L 11.03 in.
Louis Vuitton Apollo Backpack Limited Edition Reflect Monogram Canvas
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Moderate wear on base corners, creasing on exterior, minor scuffs on leather trims and straps, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

Louis Vuitton 2009 Limited Edition Kalahari shoulder bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Capri, IT
Louis Vuitton 2009 Limited Edition Kalahari shoulder bag Limited Edition From the Spring/Summer 2009 Collection. Safran monogram Epices leather Louis Vuitton Kalahari with brass and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Christopher Backpack Limited Edition Damier Graphite Giant
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Slight creasing and faint scuffs on leather trims, minor wear on straps. Light wear and small marks in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag Measur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

Louis Vuitton Limited edition monogram bordeaux aviator bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Capri, IT
Louis Vuitton Limited edition monogram bordeaux aviator bag The bag is crafted of canvas crafted of steel lame Louis Vuitton monogram pattern jacquard woven fabric comprised of 48% W...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Josh Backpack Limited Edition Nemeth Damier Graphite
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing on exterior, scuffs and marks on leather trims. Wear on base corners and in interior, pilling on handle and strap base, scratches and discoloration on ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

Louis Vuitton Apollo Backpack Limited Edition Reflect Monogram Canvas
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Creasing on exterior, wear on base corners, bubbling on straps, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Drop 2.5", H...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

Louis Vuitton Pochette Cosmos Limited Edition Monogram Glaze Canvas
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Creasing and light wear on exterior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Height 10", Width 14", Depth 3" Designer: Louis Vuitton Model:...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Louis Vuitton Monogram Leopard Limited Edition Adele Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This amazing Adele bag from Louis Vuitton is gorgeous. The beauty is crafted from monogram canvas and flaunts a unique and distinctive style with leopard-printed calfhair panels, and...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

New Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Heart Monogram Clutch Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Louis Vuitton Cruise 2021 limited edition heart monogram clutch. Brand new with original dust cover and box.
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Louis Vuitton Pochette Cosmos Limited Edition Monogram Glaze Canvas
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Odor in interior. Creasing on base, small indentations and minor wear on exterior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Height 10", Widt...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Louis Vuitton Pochette Cosmos Limited Edition Monogram Glaze Canvas
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor creasing and scuffs on exterior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Height 10", Width 14", Depth 13" Designer: Louis Vuitton Mod...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Multi-color Savage Tiger Clutch
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Is a Limited Edition Louis Vuitton Savage Tiger oversized clutch from their Spring 2011 collection. This clutch is leather, suede, and snakeskin with gold hardware. The front p...
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2010s Clutches

Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Velours Alligator Gracie PM Satchel Handbag 2004
By Louis Vuitton
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Louis Vuitton Velours Alligator Gracie PM was a limited edition piece from the Fall/Winter 2004 Runway Collection. Monogrammed rich red velvet is luxuriously trimmed in red alligato...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Christmas Shanghai Crossbody Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Louis Vuitton limited edition double pouchette in coated monogram canvas with Shangai Christmas design. Double zipped compartments with middle open pocket, can be used as a pouchette...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

New Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Tribal Double Pochette Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Louis Vuitton limited edition tribal coated canvas double zipper cross body bag. Multiple pockets and removable straps. Brand new with dust cover and box.
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Monogram Canvas Chain Speedy 25
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Bangkok, TH
For Fall/Winter 2013-2014, Louis Vuitton focused on using dramatic materials and reimaging shapes. The classic Louis Vuitton Speedy has been updated with hammered beaded chain handle...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Neverfull Tote Limited Edition Monogram Roses MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing on exterior near base, loss of shape on handles, darkening and wear on leather trims and handles, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Me...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Damier Calfhair Limited Edition Sauvage Tigre Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This limited edition LV Sauvage Tigre bag features the signature Damier check on the calfhair exterior. It would go perfectly with casuals or a little black dress. It has a brown lea...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Neverfull Tote Limited Edition Monogram Roses MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Creasing on exterior, darkening and watermarks on leather trims and handles. Minor peeling on handle base wax edges, small marks in interior, scratches on hardw...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Monogram Leather Papillon Murakami Limited Edition Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Louis Vuitton signed bag, limited edition Papillon model in Takashi Murakami limited collaboration, made of monogram canvas with cowhide inserts and golden hardware. Equipped with a ...
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2010s Novelty Bags

Louis Vuitton Zipped Tote Limited Edition Monogram Glaze Canvas
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Heavy peeling and wear on opening corners, creasing on exterior, moderate scuffs on leather trims. Discoloration and wear on base corner, scratches on hardware....
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Neverfull Tote Limited Edition Monogram Roses MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor darkening, wear, scuffs and watermarks on leather trims and handles. Slight loss of shape on handles, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag Measurement...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Neverfull Tote Limited Edition Monogram Roses MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Minor wear on base corners, wear, darkening, scuffs and watermarks on leather trims and handles. Splitting on handle wax edges, wear, small ma...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Limited Edition Dentelle Fersen Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Named after the character Count Axel Fersen from the film Marie Antoinette, this Louis Vuitton Dentelle Fersen bag is a limited edition piece designed fabulously with specific attent...
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Early 2000s Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Zipped Tote Limited Edition Titanium Monogram Canvas
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Heavy odor in interior. Minor wear and darkening on leather trims and in interior, creasing on exterior, small pen mark on interior base, scratches on hardware. Acce...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

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Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Handbags For Sale on 1stDibs

Browse a vast assortment of louis vuitton limited edition handbags for sale on 1stDibs. Many people prefer Black louis vuitton limited edition handbags, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find Brown, Beige and more options on these pages. If you’re looking for accessories from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find some that date back to the 20th Century while other versions may have been 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 are Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Handbags?

On average, louis vuitton limited edition handbags on 1stDibs sell for $1,843, while they’re typically $260 on the low end and $47,000 for the highest priced versions of these items.

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.