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Louis Vuitton Vintage Kelly Style Gold Evening Top Handle Satchel Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Chicago, IL
Louis Vuitton Vintage Kelly Style Gold Evening Top Handle Satchel Bag Monogram canvas Gold tone hardware Turnlock closure Made in France Date code present Handle drop 5" Measures 1...
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Late 20th Century Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Kelly Style Gold Evening Top Handle Satchel Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Chicago, IL
Louis Vuitton Vintage Damier Kelly Style Gold Evening Top Handle Satchel Bag Monogram canvas Gold tone hardware Turnlock closure Made in France Date code present Handle drop 5" Mea...
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Late 20th Century Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Noe Bucket Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Noe Bucket Bag Made In: France Color: Brown and tan Hardware: Goldtone Materials: Coated canvas, vachetta leather Lining: Brown canvas Closure/Opening...
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20th Century Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Louis Vuitton Red Epi Leather Vintage Petit Noé
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"LOUIS VUITTON Red Epi Leather Vintage Petit Noé Xupes Reference: HB3699 Serial Number: AR0965 Age (Circa): 1995 Authenticity Details: Date Stamp (Made in France) Gender: Unisex Ty...
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1990s Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Noe GM Bucket Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Noe GM Bucket Bag Made In: U.S.A. Year of Production: 1997 Color: Brown and tan Hardware: Goldtone Materials: Coated canvas, vachetta leather Lining: ...
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1990s Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Louis Vuitton Monogram Excursion Shoe bag vintage
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Roosendaal, NL
From the collection of Savineti we offer this Louis Vuitton Excursion shoe bag : - Brand: Louis Vuitton - Model: Excursion shoe bag - Year: 2003 - Serial Number: VI1013 - Condition: ...
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Early 2000s Duffel Bags and Carry-On 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

Louis Vuitton Vintage Red Epi Leather Noé Shoulder Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
Iconic NOE' by LOUIS VUITTON was first created in 1932 to carry champagne bottles. Red Epi Leather with smooth leather trim, with drawstring closure and Leather and microfibrer linin...
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20th Century Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Tan Epi Leather Noé Shoulder Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
We offer Certificate of Authenticity provided by Entrupy for this item at no further cost. Iconic NOE' by LOUIS VUITTON was first created in 1932 to carry champagne bottles. Tan Epi...
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20th Century Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Flap Bag GHW
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Flap Bag Features leather trim throughout exterior and adjustable shoulder/crossbody strap Made In: France Color: Brown and tan Hardware: Goldtone Mat...
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1980s Structured Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Multicolor Epi Leather Noe Noé Shoulder Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
Iconic 'Noé' bucket bag by LOUIS VUITTON was first created in 1932 to carry champagne bottles. Multicolores Epi leather with smooth leather trim at the bottom, with drawstring closur...
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20th Century Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Vintage Keepall 55 Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
A classic addition to your collection, this vintage Keepall 55 from the house of Louis Vuitton will reflect your fabulous choices. Discover luxurious convenience when you carry this ...
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2010s Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Petit Noe Shoulder Bag with Defects
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
Iconic ' Petit Noé' bucket bag by LOUIS VUITTON was first created in 1932 to carry champagne bottles. Monogram canvas with genuine leather trim and shoulder strap. It features drawst...
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Mid-20th Century Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Red Epi Leather Petit Noe Shoulder Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
Iconic ' Petit Noé' bucket bag by LOUIS VUITTON was first created in 1932 to carry champagne bottles. Red Epi leather with drawstring closure and microfibrer lining. 1side zip pocket...
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20th Century Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Multicolor Epi Leather Petit Noé Shoulder Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
Iconic PETIT NOE' by LOUIS VUITTON was first created in 1932 to carry champagne bottles. Multicolored Epi Leather, with drawstring closure and Leather and microfibrer lining. 1 side ...
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20th Century Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Keepall 45 Duffel Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Louis Vuitton Monogram Keepall 45 Features leather trim throughout exterior Made In: France Year of Production: 1984 Color: Brown and tan Hardware: Goldtone Materials: Coated canva...
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1980s Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Boite Pharmacie Train Case
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
Splendid Louis Vuitton monogram 'Boite Pharmacie' cosmetic travel trunk/case . Made with timeless monogram canvas with leather handle and golden brass pieces. It features: reinfor...
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20th Century Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Brown Monogram Canvas Deauville Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
Vintage Louis Vuitton DEAUVILLE Bag crafted in timeless monogram canvas with genuine leather trim and handles. Upper zipper closure. Two exterior open pockets. Beige washable lining ...
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20th Century Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Marly Bandouliere Crossbody Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Marly Bandouliere Crossbody Bag Made In: France Year of Production: 1994 Color: Brown Hardware: Goldtone Materials: Coated canvas and vachetta leather...
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20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Canvas Cartouchiere Messenger Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Canvas Cartouchiere Messenger Bag Material: Canvas Color: Brown Model: Cartouchiere Messenger Bag Gender : Women Country of Manufacture: France Siz...
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20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Marly Bandouliere Messenger Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
LOUIS VUITTON 'Marly Bandouliere' crafted in timeless monogram canvas with vacchetta leather trim. Upper zipper closure. Golden brass hardware and adjustable canvas shoulder strap. ...
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20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Canvas Nil Messenger Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
LOUIS VUITTON 'Nil' crafted in timeless monogram canvas with vacchetta leather trim. It features 1 zip pocket on the front, golden brass hardware and adjustable canvas shoulder strap...
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20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram CanvasTrocadero 25 Crossbody Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
MATERIAL: Canvas COLOR: Brown MODEL: Trocadero 25 GENDER: Women SIZE: Medium Condition B - VERY GOOD Some light wear of use - some nomral wear of use on hardware, normal wear of use ...
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Late 20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

LOuis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Canvas Cartouchiere Messenger Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
- Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Canvas Cartouchiere GM Bag From 1983 - Brown Monogram Canvas with genuine leather trim - It features a square shape with a flap top and buckle closur...
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20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

LOUIS VUITTON Vintage Monogram Canvas AMAZONE Messenger Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
This stylish AMAZONE messenger bag is beautifully crafted in timeless monogram canvas. The bag features tan leather trim, a front zip pocket and a cross body strap with gold metal ha...
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1980s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Canvas Chantilly Messenger Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
Brown monogram canvas 'Chantilly'crossbody bag from Louis Vuitton. Featuring a rounded shape and has a versatile adjustable shoulder strap that can be worn on the shoulder or cross-b...
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20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

LOUIS VUITTON Vintage '95 Blue & Green Epi Noe GM Bag GHW
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Louis Vuitton Blue & Green Epi Noe GM Bag Features adjustable shoulder strap Made in: France Year of Production: 1995 Color: Blue, green and goldtone Hardware: Goldtone Materia...
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21st Century and Contemporary Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage '86 Monogram Papillon Bag GHW
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Louis Vuitton Vintage '86 Monogram Papillon Bag Features leather trim and shoulder straps Made In: France Year of Production: 1986 Color: Brown and tan Hardware: Goldtone Mater...
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1980s Structured Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Canvas Danube Crossbody Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
Stylish DANUBE messenger bag by LOUIS VUITTON, crafted in timeless monogram canvas. The bag features tan leather trim, a front open pocket and gold metal hardware.Adjustable leather ...
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20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Bicolor Epi Leather Petit Noe Noé Shoulder Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
Iconic 'Petit Noé' by LOUIS VUITTON was first created in 1932 to carry champagne bottles. Red Epi leather with smooth black leather trim, with drawstring closure and microfibrer lini...
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20th Century Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Blue Epi Leather Noé Shoulder Bag Bucket Noe
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
Louis Vuitton Vintage Blue Epi Leather Noé Shoulder Bag Bucket Noe Color : Blue Model : Vuitton Noe Material : Leather Gender : Women Country of Manufacture : France Size : Medium ...
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20th Century Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Canvas Musette Tango Messenger Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
The Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Musette Tango bag is an elegant and sleek looking bag. It comes with a versatile adjustable leather shoulder strap and a flap top closure that tucks...
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

LOUIS VUITTON Vintage Weekender Bag in Brown Monogram Canvas
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Paris, FR
Louis Vuitton vintage Weekender bag in monogram canvas. The bottom, the handles and the interior are in brown leather. It has two discreet pockets on each side. The bag is lined ent...
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21st Century and Contemporary Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Canvas Keepall 45 Travel Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Canvas Keepall 45 Travel Bag Color : Brown Model : Keepall 45 Material : Canvas Gender : Women, Men Country of Manufacture : France Size : Large Bag D...
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20th Century Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Red Epi Leather Keepall 50 Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Louis Vuitton Vintage Red Epi Leather Keepall 50 Made In: France Year of Production: 1991 Color: Red Hardware: Goldtone Materials: Epi leather, metal Lining: Red suede Closure/Openi...
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20th Century Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

LOUIS VUITTON Vintage '99 Monogram Canvas Duffle Bag GHW
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Louis Vuitton Vintage '99 Monogram Canvas Duffle Bag Features attachable and adjustable crossbody strap Made in: France Year of Production: 1999 Color: Brown, tan and goldtone H...
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1990s Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

1997 Louis Vuitton Green Taiga Leather Vintage Kendall GM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
"LOUIS VUITTON Green Taiga Leather Vintage Kendall GM This LOUIS VUITTON Kendall GM is in Very Good Pre-Owned Condition accompanied by Padlock & Keys, Luggage Tag, Handle Keeper, Sh...
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1990s Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Canvas Keepall 50 Travel Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
- Louis Vuitton classic Monogram Canvas vintage 'Keepall 50' Travel bag. - Monogram canvas, brown canvas lining, natural cowhide trim - Golden brass pieces - Double zip closure - Rou...
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20th Century Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Black Epi Leather Sac d'Epaule Bucket Shoulder Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
We offer Certificate of Authenticity provided by Entrupy for this item at no further cost. Sophisticated 'Sac d'epaule' Shoulder Bag by LOUIS VUITTON, crafted in black Epi leather....
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20th Century Bucket Bags and Drawstring Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Canvas Keepall 55 Travel Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Canvas Keepall 55 Travel Bag Material : Canvas Color : Brown Model : Keepall 55 Gender : Women, Men Country of Manufacture : France Size : Large Bag D...
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21st Century and Contemporary Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Canvas Keepall 50 Travel Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Canvas Keepall 50 Travel Bag - Louis Vuitton classic Monogram Canvas vintage 'Keepall 50' Travel bag. - Monogram canvas, brown canvas lining, natural ...
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20th Century Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Canvas Keepall 45 Travel Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Canvas Keepall 45 Travel Bag Material : Canvas Color : Brown Model : Keepall 45 Gender : Women, Men Country of Manufacture : France Size : Large Bag D...
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20th Century Duffel Bags and Carry-On Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Canvas Chantilly GM Messenger Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
Vintage Brown monogram canvas 'Chantilly GM' crossbody bag from Louis Vuitton. Featuring a rounded shape and has a versatile adjustable shoulder strap that can be worn on the shoulde...
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20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Canvas Monceau 28 Messenger Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
Louis Vuitton vintage 'Monceau 28' Satchel/Messenger Bag crafted in timeless monogram canvas with brown leather trim. Structured design with flap closure and front S-lock closure. Fr...
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20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

LOUIS VUITTON Vintage Monogram Canvas TROCADERO 24 Messenger Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
LOUIS VUITTON 'Trocadero 24' Messenger bag. Designed with timeless LV monogram canvas and accented with tan leather and gold-tone hardware.Zipper top closure. Features adjustable sho...
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Late 20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Canvas Saumur 40 Messenger Shoulder Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
Rare Louis Vuitton Saumur 40 Messenger Bag. The largest model of the Saumur line. Discontinued model, very collectible. Inspired by equestrian 'SADDLE' bag, the legendry SAUMUR 40 fe...
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20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Canvas Saumur 40 Messenger Shoulder Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
Louis Vuitton Vintage Canvas Saumur 40 Messenger Shoulder Bag Rare Louis Vuitton Saumur 40 Messenger Bag. The largest model of the Saumur line. Discontinued model, very collectible ...
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Late 20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

LOUIS VUITTON Vintage Canvas SAUMUR 35 MESSENGER Shoulder Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
Rare Louis Vuitton Saumur 35 Messenger Bag. Discontinued model, very collectible. Inspired by equestrian 'SADDLE' bag, the legendry SAUMUR 35 features dual front compartments, held t...
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20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Louis Vuitton Red Epi Leather Vintage Lussac Tote Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Louis Vuitton Red Lussac Bag Made In: France Year of Production: 2002 Materials: Epi leather Lining: Red suede Hardware: Goldtone Date Code: VI0925 Closure/Opening: Zip arou...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Canvas Trocadero 30 Messenger Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Canvas Trocadero 30 Messenger Bag Material : Canvas Color : Brown Model : Messenger Bag Gender : Women Country of Manufacture : France Size : Medium ...
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20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Canvas Saumur 30 Crossbody Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
LOUIS VUITTON 'Saumur 30' inspired by equestrian 'SADDLE' bag. The legendary SAUMUR features dual front compartments, held tightly together at the sides with belt-like tabs. Adjustab...
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20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Canvas Cartouchiere MM Messenger Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
MATERIAL: Canvas COLOR: Brown MODEL: Cartouchiere MM GENDER: Women SIZE: Small Condition B :GOOD CONDITION - Some light wear of use - READ CAREFULLY the condition description, and do...
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Late 20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

LOUIS VUITTON Vintage Monogram Canvas CHANTILLY PM Messenger Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
Brown monogram canvas 'Chantilly'crossbody bag from Louis Vuitton. Featuring a rounded shape and has a versatile adjustable shoulder strap that can be worn on the shoulder or cross-b...
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20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Canvas Marceau GM Messenger Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
LOUIS VUITTON Vintage monogram canvas Marceau GM crafted in timeless monogram canvas with leather trim. It features 1 large open pocket on the front. Adjustable canvas shoulder strap...
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20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Canvas Saumur 35 Crossbody Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
LOUIS VUITTON 'Saumur 35' inspired by equestrian 'SADDLE' bag. The legendary SAUMUR features dual front compartments, held tightly together at the sides with belt-like tabs. Adjustab...
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20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Canvas Sac Balade Shoulder Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Canvas Sac Balade Shoulder Bag Material:L Canvas Color: Brown Model: Sac Balade Gender: Women Country of Manufacture: France Size: Large Bag Depth: 3...
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20th Century Structured Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Canvas Saumur 30 Messenger Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Canvas Saumur 30 Messenger Bag Color: Brown Model Saumur 30 Material: Canvas Gender: Women Country of Manufacture: France Size: Medium Bag Depth: 4.5 ...
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20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Canvas Saumur 30 Crossbody Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Canvas Saumur 30 Crossbody Bag Material : Canvas Color : Brown Model : Messenger Bag Gender : Women Country of Manufacture : France Size : Medium Bag ...
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20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Canvas Marceau GM Messenger Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
This beautiful Bag will come with a Certificate of Authenticity provided by Entrupy, leading International Fashion Authenticators. The certificate will be provided at no further cost...
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1980s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Louis Vuitton Vintage Monogram Canvas Marceau GM Messenger Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
This beautiful Bag will come with a Certificate of Authenticity provided by Entrupy, leading International Fashion Authenticators. The certificate will be provided at no further cost...
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20th Century Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

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Vintage Louis Vuitton Bags For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a broad range of vintage louis vuitton bags for sale on 1stDibs. Many people prefer Black vintage louis vuitton bags, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find Brown, Beige and protectString (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. When shopping for these accessories, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for men or unisex today than there are for women.

How Much are Vintage Louis Vuitton Bags?

Prices for vintage louis vuitton bags can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $400 and can go as high as $27,053, while these items, on average, fetch $1,188.

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.