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Louis Vuitton Flandrin Handbag Monogram Canvas
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear on base corners, handles and in interior, creasing on exterior, scratches and slight tarnish on hardware. Accessories: With Strap Measurements: Handle Dr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Estrela NM Handbag Monogram Canvas
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Wear on base corners, strap base and handles, creasing on exterior, splitting on strap base trim wax edges. Minor wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Acces...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Montaigne Handbag Monogram Canvas GM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Darkening, wear, scuffs and watermarks on leather trims and handles. Fraying on handle base trims, wear in interior, scratches and slight disc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Georges Handbag Monogram Canvas MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Minor wear on base corners, creasing on exterior, faint marks on flap. Wear and marks underneath flap and in interior, scratches on hardware. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Georges Handbag Monogram Canvas MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear on base corners, handle, underneath flap and in interior, creasing and scuffs on strap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: With Strap Measurements: Hand...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Montaigne Handbag Monogram Canvas MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Darkening, wear, scuffs and watermarks on leather trims, clochette and handles, minor wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Lo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Lockit Chain Handbag Monogram Canvas
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Slight odor in interior. Moderate darkening, scuffs, wear and watermarks on leather trims, scratches, discoloration and tarnish on hardware. Accessories: Cloch...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Speedy Handbag Monogram Multicolor 30
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Creasing on exterior, darkening, wear, scuffs and watermarks on leather trims and handle, cracking on handle wax edges. Small pen mark on side...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Speedy Handbag Monogram Multicolor 30
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Odor in interior. Heavy darkening, scuffs, wear and watermarks on leather trims and handles, creasing on exterior. Wear and stains in interior, scratches and tarnish...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Batignolles Handbag Monogram Canvas Horizontal
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Creasing on exterior, darkening, heavy wear, scuffs and watermarks on leather trims and handles. Peeling and cracking on handle and side closure wax edges, wear, sta...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Sac Tricot Handbag Monogram Vernis
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Faint scuffs on exterior, light wear on base corner, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, With Strap Measurements: Handle Drop 4", Height 7", Width 15....
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Tuileries Handbag Monogram Canvas with Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Minor wear on base corners and handles, creasing on exterior, light scuffs and small marks on opening trim. Creasing and cracking on strap, darkening, wear, and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Speedy Handbag Monogram Canvas 30
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Damaged. Missing zipper pull. Moderate darkening, wear, scuffs and watermarks on leather trims and handles. creasing on exterior. Wear in interior, scratches and tarnish o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Sac Triangle Handbag Monogram Canvas PM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear on base corners and in interior, slight peeling on opening flap corners. Light creasing on strap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Keys Measurements: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Montaigne Handbag Monogram Empreinte Leather MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Pen mark on interior base. Creasing and wear on exterior, handles and strap, cracking and peeling on handle and opening trim wax edges. Modera...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Artsy Handbag Monogram Empreinte Leather MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Creasing on exterior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Charms Measurements: Handle Drop 5.5", Height 13", Width 16", Depth 7.5" Designer: Louis Vuitton Model...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Braided Handle NeoNoe Handbag Monogram Canvas
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Odor in interior. Light wear on base edges and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Extra Strap, Dust Bag, With Strap Measurements: Handle Drop 6", Heig...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Artsy Handbag Monogram Empreinte Leather MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Wear on handle trims, scratches and minor discoloration on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Drop 5.5", Height 13", Width 16", Depth 7.5" Designe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Marine Multicolor Monogram Blocks Tote Handbag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Columbia, MO
Brand - Louis Vuitton Collection - Marine Estimated Retail - $3,800.00 Style - Tote Material - Canvas Color - Multicolor Pattern - Monogram Blocks Closure - Zip Hardware Material - G...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Mazarine Handbag Monogram Empreinte Leather MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear on handle wax edges and strap base, scratches and tarnish on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, With Strap Measurements: Handle Drop 5", Height 10", Width ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Popincourt NM Handbag Monogram Canvas PM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Wear on exterior corners and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Lock, Clochette, Keys, Dust Bag, With Strap Measurements: Handle Drop 5", Height 8.5",...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Speedy Handbag Golden Arrow Monogram Canvas
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Damaged. Sample. Creasing on exterior, wear on base pipping. Minor darkening on handles, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, Keys, Lock, Luggage Tag, Clochette M...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Artsy Handbag Monogram Empreinte Leather MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Moderate discoloration and wear on base corners, wear on opening, cracking on handle base and charm strap wax edges. Discoloration and wear in interior, scratches, t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle 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 Montaigne Handbag Studded Monogram Empreinte Leather MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Wear on base and in interior, scratches and slight discoloration on hardware. Accessories: Clochette, Lock, Dust Bag, Keys, Poignet, With Strap Measurements: Handle...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM Brown Monogram Idylle Tote Handbag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Columbia, MO
Brand - Louis Vuitton Collection - Neverfull MM Estimated Retail - $1,200.00 Style - Tote Material - Canvas Color - Brown Pattern - Monogram Idylle Closure - Hook & Loop Hardware Mat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Tote Bags

Louis Vuitton Deauville Handbag Monogram Canvas Mini
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Slight darkening and scuffs on leather trims and strap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Box, Leather Tag Measurements: Height 6", Width 8", Depth 3.5", Stra...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Authentic Louis Vuitton Pallas Monogram Beige Handbag Purse
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand: Louis Vuitton Style: Handbag Handles: Toron Handles have a drop of 3"; Adjustable Monogram Shoulder strap has a drop from 11" - 13.5" Measurements: 13.6" x 9.8" x 5.1" Materia...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Saint Germain Handbag Monogram Empreinte Leather MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Odor in interior. Heavy wear and discoloration on base corners and flap trim, creasing, wear and light scuffs on exterior. Cracking on shoulder pad base wax edges, w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Black Monogram Multicolore Canvas Shirley Clutch
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Handy and stylish, this Shirley clutch is from the House of Louis Vuitton. It has been crafted from Multicolore monogram canvas as well as leather and comes with the signature LV pus...
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2010s Clutches

Louis Vuitton Artsy Handbag Monogram Empreinte Leather MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Heavy wear and discoloration on base corners and front, wear on opening corners, splitting on charm wax edges. Light cracking on handle base wax edges, minor wear an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hobo Bags

Louis Vuitton Louis Vuitton Monogram Petite Malle
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Kiev, UA
- Printed coated canvas with monogram canvas trim - Gold tone hardware - Adjustable and detachable shoulder strap - Push lock closure - 4 protective metal feet - Printed 'Acid P...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Vintage Louis Vuitton Musette Salsa Handbag Monogram Canvas
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Paris, FR
Musette Salsa Handbag Monogram Canvas PM, with microfiber lining. In very good condition with minor signs of wear on base corner, slight scratches on gold colored hardware, and a st...
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Early 2000s Hobo Bags

Customized Louis Vuitton Speedy 35 handbag in Monogram canvas
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Paris, Paris
Louis Vuitton Speedy 35 handbag in customized Monogram canvas Gold-tone metal hardware, double leather handle for a carry. Double zip closure. Interior in brown canvas. Signature: "...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 Monogram Canvas Handbag, Spain 2000.
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Vintage Louis Vuitton “Speedy 25" Monogram Handbag, Spain April 2000. This iconic speedy was first introduced in the 1930's and was designed as an alternative for the larger "Keepall...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Brown Monogram Canvas Deauville Bag Satchel Handbag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
Louis Vuitton 'Deauville' satchel bag crafted in timeless monogram canvas with genuine leather trim and handles. Upper zipper closure. 1 exterior open pockets. Beige washable lining ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Saint Germain Handbag Monogram Empreinte Leather PM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear underneath flap and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Handle Drop 12", Height 7", Width 10", Depth 3.5", Stra...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Marignan Handbag Monogram Canvas with Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Odor in interior. Minor wear on base corners, curling on flap edges wear on handle, underneath flap and in interior. Moderate peeling, splitting and cracking on open...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Louis Vuitton Saintonge Handbag Monogram Canvas with Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Minor creasing on exterior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Box, Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Drop 1.5", Height 6", Width 8.5", Depth 3", Strap Drop 22.5" ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Louis Vuitton Black Multicolore Monogram Ursula Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Black and multicolor monogram Louis Vuitton Ursula shoulder bag with gold-tone hardware, dual chain-link shoulder straps with leather shoulder guards, tan Vachetta leather trim, dual...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Vintage Louis Vuitton Black Empreinte Monogram Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Paris, FR
Vintage Louis Vuitton Autumn/Winter 2009/2010 collection monogram Empreinte black monogram leather bag, in excellent pre-loved condition. This exquisite shoulder bag is small, yet st...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

  • Vintage Louis Vuitton Black Empreinte Monogram Bag
  • Vintage Louis Vuitton Black Empreinte Monogram Bag
  • Vintage Louis Vuitton Black Empreinte Monogram Bag
  • Vintage Louis Vuitton Black Empreinte Monogram Bag
H 11.82 in. D 3.94 in. L 11.82 in.
Louis Vuitton A4 Monogram Puffer
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Light scuffs on exterior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Box, Dust Bag Measurements: Height 9.5", Width 13", Depth 1" Designer: Louis Vuitton Model: A4 Mon...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

  • Louis Vuitton A4 Monogram Puffer
  • Louis Vuitton A4 Monogram Puffer
  • Louis Vuitton A4 Monogram Puffer
  • Louis Vuitton A4 Monogram Puffer
H 9.5 in. W 13 in. D 1 in.
Louis Vuitton Speedy Handbag Limited Edition Monogram Eclipse Sequins 28
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Creasing on base and handles, minor wear on leather trims and handles. Wear and marks in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag Measurements: Handle...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Black Monogram Mahina Leather L Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Louis Vuitton bags are on the wishlist of every fashionista and this bag from the house is a delight to own. Designed using Mahina leather, this bag features a slightly slouchy silho...
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2010s Hobo Bags

Louis Vuitton Saint Placide Handbag Monogram Canvas and Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear on base corners, flap and in interior, light cracking on flap opening corner wax edge, scratches and discoloration on hardware. Accessories: No Accessori...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Louis Vuitton Black Patent Leather and Monogram Satin Dentelle Pochette
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Simple yet stylish, this Dentelle pochette is by Louis Vuitton. Crafted from their patent leather and monogram satin in a black shade, the bag is held by a wrist strap. The shape of ...
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2010s Clutches

Louis Vuitton Dora Handbag Monogram Canvas and Calfskin Nano
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Minor wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Handle Drop 1.5", Height 5", Width 7", Depth 3", Strap Drop 22" Designe...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Louis Vuitton Neo Alma Handbag Monogram Empreinte Leather BB
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Moderate wear and scuffs on base corners, scratches and minor tarnish on hardware. Accessories: With Strap Measurements: Handle Drop 4", Height 7", Width 9", De...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas 5 Tie Case
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Organize your ties in this glamorous Louis Vuitton 5 Tie case when on the move. Crafted from classic monogram canvas, this case is adorned with light brown leather detailing. It has ...
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Early 2000s Clutches

  • Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas 5 Tie Case
  • Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas 5 Tie Case
  • Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas 5 Tie Case
  • Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas 5 Tie Case
H 5.91 in. W 0.79 in. L 16.93 in.
Louis Vuitton Bento Box Handbag Reverse Monogram Canvas EW
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Odor in interior. Light scuffs and wear on base, handle, strap and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, Extra Strap, With Strap Measurements: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Louis Vuitton Black Multicolor Monogram Canvas 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 Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Black Monogram Limited Edition Motard Before Dark Clutch
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This chic and modish Louis Vuitton clutch is all any lady would love to flaunt. Crafted from motard patent leather and suede, it features gold-tone hardware and removable chain link ...
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2010s Clutches

Louis Vuitton Monogram Golf Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Carry your clubs in style with this this amazing LV golf bag! Circa late 20th century, most likely 70s or 80s, this ultra rare Louis Vuitton golf bag is crafted from LV's classic mo...
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Late 20th Century Novelty Bags

Louis Vuitton Black Monogram Denim Neo Cabby GM Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Louis Vuitton's handbags are high on style and craftsmanship, making them valuable creations of luxury. This Neo Cabby bag, like all the other handbags, is durable and stylish. Craft...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

  • Louis Vuitton Black Monogram Denim Neo Cabby GM Bag
  • Louis Vuitton Black Monogram Denim Neo Cabby GM Bag
  • Louis Vuitton Black Monogram Denim Neo Cabby GM Bag
  • Louis Vuitton Black Monogram Denim Neo Cabby GM Bag
H 13.78 in. W 5.12 in. L 16.54 in.
1995 Louis Vuitton Monogram Montsouris BackPack
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Torre Del Greco, IT
Louis Vuitton Montsouris backpack in monogram canvas and cowhide. Buckle closure, internally very large. Adjustable straps in fabric and cowhide. The backpack has some signs of wea...
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1990s Backpacks

  • 1995 Louis Vuitton Monogram  Montsouris BackPack
  • 1995 Louis Vuitton Monogram  Montsouris BackPack
  • 1995 Louis Vuitton Monogram  Montsouris BackPack
  • 1995 Louis Vuitton Monogram  Montsouris BackPack
H 14.57 in. D 5.52 in. L 12.21 in.
Louis Vuitton Black Monogram Empreinte Leather Rubel Shoulder Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Flaunt this Louis Vuitton shoulder bag like a fashionista! Crafted from the monogram Empreinte leather, this bag was made in Italy and belongs the label's Automne Hiver Collection 20...
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2010s Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Black Multicolor Monogram Sarah Wallet
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
One of the most famous wallets by Louis Vuitton is Sarah. This one here comes made from Multicolor monogram canvas and the button on the flap opens to an interior with multiple card ...
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2010s Wallets

Louis Vuitton Speedy 35 handbag in Monogram canvas customized "Pink Panther "
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Paris, Paris
Louis Vuitton Speedy 35 handbag in customized Monogram canvas "Pink Panther Smoking" by the popular Street Art PatBo artist. Gold-tone metal hardware, double leather handle for a car...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Iconic Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 Handbag Limited Edition Grenade V Monogram Canvas
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Tustin, CA
Stylish Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 limited edition purse with grenade pink “V” on iconic brown Monogram canvas from the 2015 Spring/Summer collection was inspired by the famous Louis Vu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

LOUIS VUITTON Montana Monogram Verni Womens handbag M90063 noir Magnetique
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic LOUIS VUITTON Montana Monogram Verni Womens handbag M90063 noir Magnetique. The color is noir Magnetique. The outside material is Patent Leather. The pattern is Montana ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

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Louis Vuitton Monogram W Black Handbags For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, there are many options to choose from in our collection of louis vuitton monogram w black handbags. Our collection of louis vuitton monogram w black handbags includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Brown, Beige and protectString (more). 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 Monogram W Black Handbags?

On average, louis vuitton monogram w black handbags on 1stDibs sell for $1,436, while they’re typically $326 on the low end and $14,000 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, 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.