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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crissy on

ha……’s ugly! I wonder how long it will take before
Paris has one……………

evalic on

Free or nothing

Jen on

As they say money cannot buy taste! There are better things to do with $42,000 that’s for sure.

mary b on

that bag is so ugle. i know i will see someone with it

Mary K on

What are they thinking with this bag and I heard several have been purchased, most likely celebrities or their stylists. Man, I am glad I am not a celebrity who would think THIS is style….THE WORST

Amanda on

This bag is a perfect example of society today. Paying that much for a purse is outrageous, and amazingly materialistic. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE designer bags just as much as the next person, but paying $42,000 is a bit ridiculous. If you spend that much on a purse, you should be able to spend at least half that much on charity. Some people have absolutely nothing to live on, and yet some people just “have” to have this ugly bag.

Kaylyn Barr on

That is the a horrible looking bag…something that I would never pay for…SHeesh

mxgirl on

If I had the money-which trust me, I don’t-I would so buy this bag! Louis Vuitton is such a fashion fixture. $42 thou is a low price to pay considering how much this bag could be worth one day! Now, I agree with some people-it’s ridiculous-but if you have the money, what the heck?

mxgirl on

Ok, so I said I would buy it. As I read, more and more people are saying it’s awful. I don’t know that I’d actually use it-just have it, you know? The purse I carry right now cost me $20 at Herbergers. It’s cute, it’s Liz Claiborne, and it does the job. Now, I’m just fine with that one and others from American Eagle and Target, but I am a serious fashion lover and I would rather have a bag by say, Chloe or Kooba, but this bag is so funky I love it!

Cathy on

Um, no thank you.

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