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

Louis Vuitton Tuileries Handbag Epi Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Estimated Retail Price: $3,050 Condition: Great. Minor wear on base corners and in interior, creasing and light scuffs in interior, small indentation on strap, scratches on hardware....
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Cannes Handbag Epi Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Minor wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Lock, With Strap Measurements: Handle Drop 4", Height 6.5", Width 6", Depth 5.5", Strap Drop 20-24" ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Louis Vuitton Cannes Handbag Epi Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Cannes Handbag Epi Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Cannes Handbag Epi Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Cannes Handbag Epi Leather
H 6.5 in. W 6 in. D 5.5 in.
Louis Vuitton Lockme II Handbag Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Creasing and loss of shape on exterior, indentations on handle wax edges, cracking on flap base wax edges. Discoloration and wear underneath flap, moderate wear on o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Women's Handbag Red Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Milan, IT
Handbag, epi textured leather, leather, solid color, iconic detail, internal logo, top handle, gold-tone hardware, internal pocket, suede lining, evening, occasion wear, day bag Pro...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Louis Vuitton Women's Handbag Red Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Women's Handbag Red Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Women's Handbag Red Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Women's Handbag Red Leather
H 7.09 in. W 7.09 in. D 7.09 in.
Louis Vuitton Women's Handbag Black Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Bag, epi textured leather, leather, solid color, engraved logo, zipper fastening, silver-tone hardware, internal pocket, suede lining. Product Condition: Good L...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Louis Vuitton Women's Handbag Black Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Women's Handbag Black Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Women's Handbag Black Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Women's Handbag Black Leather
H 7.09 in. W 12.21 in. D 3.55 in.
Louis Vuitton Petite Malle Handbag Epi Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Scuffs and wear on exterior, indentations in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: With Strap Measurements: Height 4.5", Width 7.5", Depth 2", Strap Drop 19...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Petite Malle Handbag Epi Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Scuffs on exterior, indentations in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, With Strap Measurements: Height 4.5", Width 7", Depth 2", Strap Drop 19-...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Petite Malle Handbag Epi Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Light scuffs on leather trims and closure, small indentations and minor wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, With Strap Measurements: H...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Antheia Ixia Handbag Leather MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Fair. Discoloration and creasing on exterior, minor wear and darkening on base, stains on rear base corner and strap. Large glue stain on front, light wear in interior, sc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Kleber Handbag Epi Leather PM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Wear on base corners and handles, minor wear and scuffs on leather trims and straps. Small stain on front handle base, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Luggage ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Hina Handbag Mahina Leather PM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Slight wear on base corners, handles and strap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Clochette, Pochette, With Strap Measurements: Handle Drop 4.5", Height 8", W...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Marly Handbag Epi Leather BB
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Light scuffs on handles and strap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Clochette, With Strap Measurements: Handle Drop 4", Height 7.5", Width 10.5", Depth 5",...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

  • Louis Vuitton Marly Handbag Epi Leather BB
  • Louis Vuitton Marly Handbag Epi Leather BB
  • Louis Vuitton Marly Handbag Epi Leather BB
  • Louis Vuitton Marly Handbag Epi Leather BB
H 7.5 in. W 10.5 in. D 5 in.
Louis Vuitton Epi Leather Vivienne Black Handbag 
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Company-Louis Vuitton Model-Epi Leather Vivienne Black Handbag Color-Black Date Code-BA0055 Material-Epi Leather Measurements-12.25" L x 2.5" H x 6.25" W Strap-Handle -4" Outside-...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Vavin Handbag Damier with Leather PM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Creasing on exterior, light wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Drop 11", Height 7", Width 10", Depth 3", Strap ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Twist Handbag Studded Epi Leather MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Watermarks on flap leather trims, moderate wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Mirror Measurements: Handle Drop 12", Height 7", Width 9", Dept...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Montaigne Handbag Monogram Empreinte Leather Nano
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Cracking on strap base wax edges, light wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Handle Drop 3", Height 5.5", Width ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Sully Handbag Monogram Empreinte Leather MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Odor in interior. Moderate wear on base corners, creasing on exterior peeling on base corner wax edges. Wear, discoloration and marks in interior, scratches on ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Carmine Red Riviera Epi Leather Handbag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in London, GB
Louis Vuitton Red Riviera Carmine Epi Leather Handbag This leather handbag from Louis Vuitton, designed by Marc Jacobs, features a tonal structured rectangular body with rounded to...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Montaigne Handbag Monogram Empreinte Leather MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Good. Moderate wear on base corners, cracking on handle wax edges, cracking and splitting on interior opening wax edges. Minor wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Acc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Montaigne Handbag Monogram Empreinte Leather MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Light wear on the base corners and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Lock, Clochette, Keys, Dust Bag, Poignet, With Strap Measurements: Handle Dr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Montaigne Handbag Monogram Empreinte Leather MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Scratches on hardware. Accessories: Keys, Poignet, Lock, Clochette, With Strap Measurements: Handle Drop 4", Height 9.5", Width 11.5", Depth 6", Strap Drop 14" ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Montaigne Handbag Monogram Empreinte Leather MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Wear on handles, base corners and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Poignet, Dust Bag, Lock, Keys, Clochette, With Strap Measurements: Handle Drop 4....
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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. Heavy odor in interior. Minor wear on flap edges, underneath flap and in interior, darkening, scuffs, wear and water stains on handle, scratches on hardware. Access...
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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. Minor wear and darkening on base corners and handle, cracking on handle base and charm wax edges. Light wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Charms...
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21st Century and Contemporary Hobo Bags

Louis Vuitton black leather agenda
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Louis Vuitton black leather stenciled agenda measures 5 1/2" in width, 7 1/4" in height.
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1990s Handbags and Purses

Louis Vuitton Twist Handbag Teddy Fleece with Epi Leather MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Light creasing underneath flap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Mirror Measurements: Height 7", Width 9", Depth 3.5", Strap Drop 21" Designer: Louis Vuitton...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Twist Handbag Teddy Fleece with Epi Leather MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Faint wear on exterior and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Mirror, Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Drop 12", Height 7", Width 9", Depth 3.5", Str...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Alma Pm Damier Ebene Leather Canvas Handbag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Company-Louis Vuitton Style- Alma Pm Damier Ebene Leather Canvas Handbag Outside-Handbag has wear on canvas due to age and wear Inside-Multiple Pen marks and stains inside bag and ...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Twist Handbag Limited Edition Stitched Epi Leather MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Slight darkening and wear underneath flap and in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, Mirror Measurements: Handle Drop 12", Height 6", Width ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Petite Malle Handbag Limited Edition Malletage Epi Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear on exterior, indentations and scuffs in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Box, Keys, Dust Bag, Clochette, With Strap Measurements: Height 5",...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Brown Epi Leather Noctambule Tote Bag Handbag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Rome, Rome
LOUIS VUITTON 'Noctambule' crafted in Moka brown epi leather. Rounded lucite handles. Open top. Brown microfiber lining. Inside it has 1 side open pocket and a D-ring.. 'LOUIS VUITTO...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Speedy 35 handbag in red épi leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Paris, Paris
Superb Louis Vuitton Speedy 35 handbag in red epi leather, gold metal trim, double handle in red leather for a carry. Double zip closure. Interior in red suede. Signature: "Louis Vui...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Melrose Avenue Blue Nuit Patent Leather Handbag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Company-Louis Vuitton Style-Melrose Avenue Blue Nuit Patent Leather Handbag Outside -No rips, tears or stains Inside-No Rips , tears or stains Pockets-Multiple compartments and...
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2010s Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Twist Handbag Limited Edition Grommet Embellished Leather MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Small indentations and scuffs on rear and base, marks underneath flap, light wear in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Ha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Twist Convertible Handbag Epi Leather MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Creasing on strap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Mirror, Box, With Strap Measurements: Handle Drop 4", Height 7", Width 9", Depth 3.5", Strap Drop 22" D...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Twist Handbag Limited Edition Pin Embellished Epi Leather MM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Indentations underneath flap and scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Drop 12", Height 6.5", Width 9", Depth 3.5", Strap Drop 21.5"...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Lockme Clutch Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Creasing on exterior, small stains on, underneath flap and side. Cracking on flap opening corner, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag Measurements: Handl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

  • Louis Vuitton Lockme Clutch Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Lockme Clutch Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Lockme Clutch Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Lockme Clutch Leather
H 6 in. W 9 in. D 1.5 in.
Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere NM Handbag Monogram Empreinte Leather 25
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear on base corners, creasing on exterior, small indentations on handle wax edges. Light wear in interior, scratches and tarnish on hardware. Accessories: Du...
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21st Century and Contemporary Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 Yellow EPI Leather Handbag, France 1995.
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Vintage Louis Vuitton “Speedy 25" EPI Yellow Black EPI Handbag, circa France 1995. This iconic speedy was first introduced in the 1930's and was designed as an alternative for the la...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Black Embossed leather wallet
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Louis Vuitton black embossed calfskin leather wallet measures 3 3/4" in length and 6 1/2" in height.
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1980s Handbags and Purses

Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 Black EPI Leather Handbag, France 2002.
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Banner Elk, NC
Vintage Louis Vuitton “Speedy 25" EPI Leather Black EPI Handbag, circa 2002. This iconic speedy was first introduced in the 1930's and was designed as an alternative for the larger "...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Rare LOUIS VUITTON 'Alma' Handbag in Black Shiny Alligator Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Paris, FR
Exceptional piece! (only on order) Louis Vuitton 'Alma' handbag, in exotic black shiny alligator leather. Big iconic bag from Louis Vuitton. The interior is in black grained leather ...
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Early 2000s Top Handle Bags

Louis Vuitton Tivoli PM Womens handbag M40143 Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
Rank AB signs of wear (Small) A used product in good condition with signs of wear according to A Rank [Outside side] A little signs of wear. A little scratches on hardware / bottom ...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Tivoli PM Womens handbag M40143 Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic TivoliPM Womens handbag M40143 The outside material is Monogram canvas. The pattern is TivoliPM. This item is Contemporary. The year of manufacture would be 2008. Rank...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Palermo PM Womens handbag M40145 Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic PalermoPM Womens handbag M40145 The outside material is Monogram canvas. The pattern is PalermoPM. This item is Contemporary. The year of manufacture would be 2008. Ra...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Turenne PM Womens handbag M48813 Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
Rank SA slightly beautiful goods Slightly used goods conforming to S Rank, where the used mark is not seen much [Outside side] a little signs of wear. hardware with a little scratc...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Palermo PM Womens handbag M40145 Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
Rank AB signs of wear (Small) Used goods in good condition with signs of wear according to A Rank [outside side] A little signs of wear. A little scratches on hardware. A little ta...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Palermo PM Womens handbag M40145 Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic PalermoPM Womens handbag M40145 The outside material is Monogram canvas. The pattern is PalermoPM. This item is Contemporary. The year of manufacture would be 2008. Ra...
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Early 2000s Structured Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Tivoli PM Womens handbag M40143 Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
Rank AB signs of wear (Small) A used product in good condition with signs of wear according to A Rank [Outside side] A little signs of wear. A little tanned / darkened, rubbed, dirt...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Tivoli PM Womens handbag M40143 Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
Rank AB signs of wear (Small) A used product in good condition with signs of wear according to A Rank [Outside side] A little signs of wear. A little tanned / darkened, rubbed, stai...
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1990s Structured Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Palermo PM Womens handbag M40145 Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Takamatsu-shi, JP
An authentic PalermoPM Womens handbag M40145 The outside material is Monogram canvas. The pattern is PalermoPM. This item is Contemporary. The year of manufacture would be 2012. Ra...
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2010s Structured Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Bowling Montaigne GM Purple Epi Leather Handbag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand: Louis Vuitton Style: Bowling Handbag Handles: Purple leather rolled handles, Drop: 6" Measurements: 15" (L) x 7" (D) x 8.5" (H) Materials: Purple Epi Leather Hardware & Lining...
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21st Century and Contemporary Structured Shoulder Bags

Louis Vuitton Trunk Clutch Epi Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Scuffs on exterior, darkening in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Box, Dust Bag, With Strap Measurements: Height 5.5", Width 9", Depth 2.5", Strap Drop...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

  • Louis Vuitton Trunk Clutch Epi Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Trunk Clutch Epi Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Trunk Clutch Epi Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Trunk Clutch Epi Leather
H 5.5 in. W 9 in. D 2.5 in.
Louis Vuitton Trunk Clutch Epi Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Scratches on hardware. Accessories: Box, With Strap Measurements: Height 5", Width 8.5", Depth 2.5", Strap Drop 19-22" Designer: Louis Vuitton Model: Trunk Clut...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

  • Louis Vuitton Trunk Clutch Epi Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Trunk Clutch Epi Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Trunk Clutch Epi Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Trunk Clutch Epi Leather
H 5 in. W 8.5 in. D 2.5 in.
Louis Vuitton Trunk Clutch Epi Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Faint mark on front, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Box, With Strap Measurements: Height 5", Width 8", Depth 2", Strap Drop 19-22" Designer: Louis Vuitton ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Louis Vuitton Women's Backpack Black Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Milan, IT
From 2000 Collection. Backpack, taiga textured leather, leather, solid color, engraved logo, serial number, clasp closure, adjustable shoulder strap, silver-tone hardware, internal ...
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Early 2000s Backpacks

  • Louis Vuitton Women's Backpack Black Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Women's Backpack Black Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Women's Backpack Black Leather
  • Louis Vuitton Women's Backpack Black Leather
H 14.57 in. W 11.42 in. D 4.73 in.
Louis Vuitton Lockme Backpack Leather Mini
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Minor wear on base corners, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Extra Strap, With Strap Measurements: Handle Drop 3", Height 7.5", Width 6", Depth 4", Strap Drop ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

Louis Vuitton Christopher Backpack Epi Leather PM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Scuffs and minor creasing on exterior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag Measurements: Handle Drop 2", Height 18.5", Width 13", Depth 5", Strap Drop 11-1...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

Louis Vuitton Christopher Backpack Vachetta Leather GM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Moderate creasing on exterior, bubbling underneath flap, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, Charms Measurements: Handle Drop 1", Height 19", Width 16",...
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21st Century and Contemporary Backpacks

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Louis Vuitton Leather Handbags For Sale on 1stDibs

Browse a vast assortment of louis vuitton leather handbags for sale on 1stDibs. For louis vuitton leather handbags, Black is a pretty popular color, but we also have Black, Brown, Red and protectString (more) in stock now. The ideal items for you are waiting among the distinctive accessories we have available, which include versions made as long ago as the 20th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. 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 Leather Handbags?

On average, louis vuitton leather handbags on 1stDibs sell for $1,316, while they’re typically $148 on the low end and $31,155 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 Purses Bags 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 designer handbags and purses spanning numerous brands on 1stDibs — seasonal “It” designation no longer needed.