Louis Vuitton: All You Need To Know About The Iconic Speedy



Pharrell Williams’ recent interpretation, the Speedy P9 Bandoulière, reignited interest in the timeless bag. However, did you know that the original Speedy began life in the 1930s as the Express Bag?

Designed for practicality, not extravagance, it wasn’t even available in full leather then. The iconic name also came later, thanks to style icon Audrey Hepburn, who popularised a smaller version for everyday use.

Since then, Louis Vuitton's Speedy has become a global phenomenon, beloved for its versatility. Its capacious interior and durable construction make it perfect for everyday essentials. Simultaneously, the timeless design, often featuring the signature Monogram Canvas and rolled leather handles, ensure its eternal icon status.

Today, the Speedy is available in two main formats. Firstly, the classic Speedy comes as a simple top-handle design without any shoulder straps. Sizes like the Speedy 25, Speedy 30 and Speedy 35 serve as easy grab-and-go mini duffle bags. The numbers refer to each bag’s width in cm, so you can roughly estimate the actual size. Prices start at SGD2280 for the Speedy 25.

If you prefer a hands-free option, that’s where the Speedy Bandoulière comes in. This comes with extra ring loops, so you can attach the accompanying strap and convert it into a shoulder or crossbody bag. Louis Vuitton also offers a plethora of straps for your customisation pleasure. For instance, you can swap out the classic vachetta leather sling for a more sturdy textile option.

The Speedy Bandoulière family also extends to the Nano Speedy. Currently the smallest Speedy bag at 16 cm wide and 10 cm high, this petite offering retails at SGD2670. Prices go upwards for the Speedy Bandoulière 25 (SGD2760), Speedy Bandoulière 30 (SGD2840) and Speedy Bandoulière 35 (SGD2930).

The Speedy Bandoulière 20, on the other hand, only comes with a jacquard strap, which explains its higher price point of SGD3150.

From humble beginnings as a weekend travel companion to style icon, the Speedy continues to transcend trends. Yet it remains a versatile choice for the modern individual, with a timeless allure that ensures it will remain a coveted piece for years to come.

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