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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Robin on

Even if this is a wanna be piece of art…its a crappy gimic!….What an ego to think this ugly patchwork is worth $42.000…whoever would use this as art or a bag would only do so for there ego to say …hey I got $42.000 to waste!!!

Claire on

Wow!!! I love this bag SO much! Ahhh! If only it was like $10,000 less I would totally buy it!

yvonne franceschi on

Oh My God! $42,000….. I would travel Europe, Asia and even
buy me house. I love bags, but this is to much, its just
showing the world, that you have money but no brains to
invest. I feel sorry for these designers, I guess they ran out of ideas. Yvonne

alexmiles on

i love louis vuitton. i thought i was breaking the bank when my mom bought me the pegase and keepall. but that? that? thats as much as my range ill pass. if i was a female id probably die of shock from such an ugly creation. the patch work idea only works for the platapus

KT from Cda on

No hand bag is worth that much.

becky wright on

save your money and buy a lexus car ilove handbags butthis handbag is ugly thanks becky wright

Mary on

Hahaha, LV is just kidding themselves.

I would buy it only if somehow opened into a nice car, or even a condo.

Ann on

It is said that this bag is considered as Art Work, and theres only 2 of this. If I have $42k spare that I can spend for whatever I want for myself.. I would definetely get one. I probabal’y won’t use it though.. It’ll be sitting somewhere in the living room.. as an art piece.

amber on

EWWWWWW this bag is so ugly, why did they put all these different bags together to make one tote, it looks stupid.

Alison Brandel on

that has got to the THE UGLIEST bag i have EVER seen…why would someone even apy for that…thing?! It’s disgusting and a TOTAL waste of money

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