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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Amie on

Even if it was given to me, No! It is hideous!

Andrea on

This bag is soo ugly!! Why would some body buy it! Yes, it is Louie Vuitton but this is just stupid. But many famous little girls will think it is great. Idots!

Jennifer on

U G L Y !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jennifer on


You could not pay me to use this bag!

Anna on

I could make something myself that looks better than that.

noraj on

wow, you don’t get much for 42K these days…i would Never buy that even if i had $ to burn!

mac on

It’s art. art is abstract.

i think it’s brilliant.

jenn on

i love it. if i had that kind of money, i would buy it.

Kristen Y on

That purse looks like someone took a truck load of glue started pasting patterns of fabric all of anf it’s terrible!!! I’ve seen dirt cheaperhand bags that look twice as nice.

josie on

It is tasteless. This bag looks like somehting LV threw up and then tried to sell. other LV bags are so beautiful, why spend the money on this one?!?!

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