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Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 Handbag Handbag Review
The world of fashion is fast paced and is always looking for the new ‘it’ thing. So when consumers like me would ever want to dab into the world of high-end fashion, specifically luxury handbags, the choices can be quite vast and confusing. As Sophocles once said, “Quick decisions are unsafe decisions”. Therefore, it was important that I do my research before making the big leap and purchasing a luxury handbag. At least, that was the plan, until I met Louis Vuitton’s Speedy 30 Handbag.
To aid those who were once as confused as I was, allow me to share with you my very own: Speedy 30 Handbag Review. After canvassing prices both from a physical store and an online store, it was ultimately the better choice to go to an actual Louis Vuitton branch at the nearest mall. The cost of a Speedy 30 Monogram is roughly $970. I saw several online stores that offered the bag at $730. However, the catch was that there was a shipping fee of at least $150 as most of these stores aren’t even in the US. Then there’s the additional 1-2 week wait for the actual bag to arrive. Of course, there’s always the risk of having purchased a fake bag. A luxury bag newbie would really get a better deal at an established retailer or, even better, an actual boutique of Louis Vuitton.
At first sight, Speedy 30 isn’t as standout as the other bags in the store or even in the catalogue. However, the Speedy 30 is the very first handbag designs that Louis Vuitton developed in the early 1930’s. The number 30 that comes after the name is in reference to the size of the bag.. The Speedy family runs from size 25 to size 40. It seems though that the Speedy 30 remains as the most popular size for its family.
After purchasing, you’ll be given your bag within the iconic brown Louis Vuitton box with a slim string of leather to make sure that the box remains sealed. It is also important to note that you’ll be given a standard Louis Vuitton receipt holder which mainly looks like a brown gift card. The receipt will be inside and the card of the sales associate that helped you will also be included. I think that’s a nice touch as it certainly conveys the company’s interest in continued customer service should a client have other concerns or questions. It also provides a foot in the door for future purchases.
Once the string has been slid off and the box is opened, it was quite pleasant to find that every Louis Vuitton handbag comes in a cream colored dust bag. It’s a good place to store your Speedy 30 when you’re not using it. Taking it out of the dust bag, the actual bag looks odd as it’s flattened but it’s nothing that a quick shakeout won’t fix.
The Speedy series is a top handle bag. That means the only ways to hold this bag is in your hand or in the crook of your arm. There is no space in the handle loop for the bag to go any higher in your arm. The Speedy 30 is, as the name denotes, 30 centimeters in length. The bag is at 21 centimeters in its height and 17 centimeters in its depth. It comes in various designs but the most iconic is the traditional LV monogram canvass.
When purchasing the LV monogram canvass, you’ll find that the entire bag is made of a single leather canvass. The back part of the handbag has its LV logo upside down and loops around to the front where the logo is right side up. It really shows that only one piece of leather was used for the body of the bag.
The top handles are firm and easy to the touch and does not cause any markings on the arm or hand when used. The finishing is smooth and secure. Brass hardware links are used to connect the handles to the bag. The logo is embossed unto the rivets. Within the pocket within the bag is usually where they place the two small cards that reflect your bar code and textile card.
There is a small cream LV pouch that contains the lock and key that you can use to secure the handbag. As the tabs on the side aren’t treated leather, using the lock would mean that the material will eventually become misshapen or be stretched. The leather material that Louis Vuitton handbag uses is well-known for being scuff resistant and easy to clean. Sales associates are trained to help buyers understand the basic dos and don’ts of caring for your Speedy.
Peering inside, it may not look like the handbag can contain a lot of things. However, after testing out, it appears that the Speedy 30 handbag is a relative black hole when it comes to the amount of objects it can take in. Confirming with other Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 handbag reviews, it really turns out that this handbag is a staple in any newbie’s and fan’s collection.
The only negative aspect I would say about the Speedy 30 is that as a top handle bag and the capacity it can hold, it can be quite taxing to carry over long distances. Overall, the make, texture, and capacity of the Speedy 30 handbag really prove why Louis Vuitton is a brand that has lasted for decades. It is fully recommended that you make the Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 handbag part of your own
Louis Vuitton is one the most powerful luxury brands in the fashion world. After debuting on the runway of brand’s Cruise 2015 in Palm Springs, this most anticipated designer bag: Louis Vuitton City Steamer has arrived in the stores. At a glance this new product little looks alike the Birkin-esque bag. This modern elegant handbag comes in three sizes and a vast range of colors. All three sizes arrived are not oversized or too compact. Size GM comes at 13.4″ across, the MM at 12.2″ and the PM is at 10.2”. It is announced that this line will add a micro sized BB version of the tote in the upcoming season or two. Depending on the needs, you can choose any of above. This tote can carry a lot – folders, beauty items, smartphones and your gadgets. Because this product is designed for every day use it takes care of your business too with an adequate room for papers and folders. Creative director Nicolas Ghesquiere has carefully invented this stunning bag with a clear intension.
Louis Vuitton City Steamer made in Italy, comes with heat embossed elite leather lining with a smooth calfskin body. Most highlighting features of this tote are engraved padlock, hot-stamped LV Circle and the nametag. This monogram handbag is not over-detailed or over-designed. So, it scales down well. The City Steamer got a double zip fold with Dora style handgrips and includes a firm carrying strap. The plethora of its colours includes Black, Gris noir, Noir Bordeaux, Red, Beige, Rubis, Noir blanc, Vanilla noir, Kaki blanc and Noir blue. For instance the black city steamer comes with black calfskin leather surface with a glossy brass turn clasp and Louis Vuitton signature padlock at the top middle front, a hook-buckle adjustable leather name tag, heat embossed Louis Vuitton trademark at the back, two slender rounded leather handles and a removable 65cm leather shoulder belt. So, it can be carried by hand, over the shoulders or as a cross-body. With the dimensions of 31.0 x 26.0 x 12.0 cm this bag perfectly fit in size. There are two compartments in the interior which includes a flat zipper one and another flat pocket in the core. This leather made Louis Vuitton City Steamer comes with a price ranging from $3,550 USD to $4,400USD according to its size.
The most surprising form of this range is the elegantly designed crocodile version of the Louis Vuitton City Steamer. The ultra-expensive exotic version of this luxury tote is made for a pretty penny. To believe it or not this fine alligator skin tote which is at $55,000 USD costs more than a Mercedes Benz. This bag records as the Louis Vuitton’s Most Expensive Handbag Ever. Comprehensively, the Louis Vuitton s’ City Steamer is very stylish, minimalistic and multifunctional. Having a vast range of colors, various sizes and texture options, the Louis Vuitton City Steamer is suitable for any occasion either in day time or the evening.
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I’m excited to announce the newest handbag in my collection – the Coach Pebbled Prairie Satchel, along with my stellar review. I was feeling like standing out, and the red, Italian leather takes care of that with no problem. Here’s what I love about this bag:
- The color. The deep red really pops. Throw on some red lipstick and the attention of everyone within a 50 yard radius of you is yours. Seriously, it’s awesome.
- It’s so simple. Most of my handbags have these crazy, intricate designs that some poor kid in a foreign country is probably hand-sewing in for 2 cents an hour. The coach pebbled prairie satchel is elegantly basic.
- It’s way less expensive. This amazing bag is a fraction of the price of most designer handbags, especially with a luxury name on it, like Coach. $275 is a steal.
- Small but spacious. This bag is just over a foot in length and 8 and a half inches high, and 3 inches across, yet it fits everything I need without a huge bulge in the side.
This handbag has plenty of room for a cell phone in the front zippered pocket, and the inside fits all the essentials. There’s two slip pockets on the left and another zippered pocket directly across from it. One thing I really like about this bag is the smooth sliding zipper. (Yes, I know it sounds ridiculous, but hear me out). Have you ever had one of those fall off after using it for too long? (Beware of cheaply made materials). Not this one! It’s heavy duty, so it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. When you’re out and about, carrying it around, there’s the dual handle that you can use, or the shoulder/chest sling that’s almost two feet in length – perfect fit. The Coach wording is engraved on the chain that holds the straps. Stand the bag up on the bottom or the side and it’s stable, so it won’t knock your drink over when your sitting down at Starbuck’s for lunch. Finally, the new Coach logo is stuck right to the side of the bag in a nice looking gold color. So far, I love this bag and I don’t see a downside. I keep getting compliments on it over and over and over again, so that’s a plus. It’s the perfect new edition to my collection.
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