The $42,000 Louis Vuitton Handbag

03/19/2007 at 11:04 AM ET

Louis Vuitton bags are notoriously expensive, but what gives with a $42,000 price tag?! The Tribute Patchwork Bag carries such an unbelievable pricetag because it is made out of actual pieces of old bags–different styles Louis Vuitton has done through the years– and those fragments are sewn together by hand. Right now, the Patchwork bag is considered just a form of art and there are only about two circulating in the whole world and are made to order. Is one of those going to a star — maybe Louis Vuitton collectors Paris Hilton or Kimora Lee Simmons, who reportedly has the largest LV collection in the world? We wouldn’t be surprised. Tell us: If you could afford it, would you want this bag? What is the most you would ever pay for a purse?

Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton

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Luc on

UGLY, UGLY, UGLY!!!!!! Save your money and buy a car!

Katy on

Anyone who buys this bag is a complete idiot. Not only is this bag ugly but you could so many other beautiful LV bags that would be well worth it. Anyone who buys this bad just simply wants to show off that they have money and NO taste. I could see maybe one made as a tribute to the amazing desginers and kept somewhere safe and just for show, but never to be sold.

May on

I am sorry but this bag is hidious! Even if I had that kind of money I certainly would not buy this bag.

Megan on

Wow, the most money I have ever spent on a purse was $850, it was a Louis Vuitton bucket bag. This might be the ugliest purse I have ever seen. Why would someone spend that kind of money on something so awful???

Brenda on

Uh no thanks. $42K they must be smoking something. The most I ever paid for a bag was 350 and it has lasted for years. But that sucker up there is ugly.

meangurl on


Troy Miller on

No, No, A Thousand times No and NO!

Jennifer on

I’m just waiting to see Rosie’s glue-gunned version on The View this morning!

enigma on

I am an artist and I am classically trained for (skill and eye)….and I know TACKY ART when I see it and this bag/purse/ or patchwork piece of art (looks like a kid made it for fun to kill time)…falls under tacky and bad art!!!

This $42,000.00 custom order “purse” should go on display in the Museum of Bad Art! I think the museum is somewhere in the mid-west..I can’t remember but, IT does exist!?!

And, No, if I had the money I wouldn’t buy it!

That’s just STUPID and ARROGANT to even think of buying it!

Dawn on

There kidding right that is not even for sale it’s to ugly.

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