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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LL on

I was wondering what type or brand bag Katie Holmes and Fegie were carrying in your Star Tracks photo when Katie is at a soccer game on St. Patrick’s day and Fergie is in London holding up the peace sign?


Ummmm NO! I would not buy a bag for $42,000 that’s just a bunch of older models sewn together…even if I could afford it, that sum could go to the poor who need food and shelter…

Shauna on

If I could ever afford that trash, I still wouldn’t buy it, that has got to be the ugliest thing I have ever seen. Who cares what its make from?

Alice on

I love LV but this bag is completely hideous.

Elda on

it looks like a puzzle hand bag!! no thanks!!

Meredith on

I wouldn’t take that bag if someone gave it to me for free.

Kristin on

Nope, I would rather buy a gas guzzling car! The bag is hideous but i am sure someone would pay that price tag.

Haley on


rachel on

I love LV though!

j on

i love LV, but this is just plain ugly. the most i’ve ever paid for a purse is $1800. if i had the money i’d splurge on a Hermes in a heartbeat..!

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