Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte Speedy 25 Bandouliere

Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte Speedy 25 Bandoulière


From Monogram to Monogram Empreinte, from canvas to leather… The journey made by Louis Vuitton’s celebrated Speedy bag is short but significant. The Speedy 25 Bandoulière, the smallest version of the Speedy with its recently added shoulder strap, is now available in Monogram Empreinte – the first icon to join this subtly sophisticated calf leather line, whose embossed Monogram pattern is the symbolic imprint of Louis Vuitton’s heritage and craftsmanship.

The arrival of the Speedy, the original and quintessential city bag, represents the consecration of Monogram Empreinte, a collection at once classic and contemporary, young in spirit yet chic at any age. While retaining its iconic shape, the Speedy 25 Bandoulière has acquired new details that are typically Monogram Empreinte, notably outsize zipper pulls and bold brass rivets. Diminutive yet deceptively spacious, as versatile as it is stylish, the Speedy 25 Bandoulière can be worn in different ways: casually slung across the body or draped gracefully over the shoulder on its adjustable, detachable shoulder strap, or else carried in the hand or hooked over the arm by its emblematic Toron handles.

To the four existing colours of Monogram Empreinte – Infini, a deep midnight blue; Orient, a burnt orange; Aube, a dark violet; Aurore, a rich raspberry – the Speedy 25 Bandoulière adds a fifth: Terre, a warm chocolate brown that is another discreet yet distinctive reminder of the history of Louis Vuitton. For Spring 2013, 2 new colors are added: the Celeste and the Jaipur.

Monogram Empreinte Speedy 25 Bandoulière measures 6.7″ x 7.5″ x 10.2″, available at Louis Vuitton stores for US$2650. Also available in a bigger size 30.

Monogram Empreinte Speedy Bandouliere 25 Celeste Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte Speedy 25 BandoulièreMonogram Empreinte Speedy Bandouliere 25 Celeste

Monogram Empreinte Speedy 25 Bandouliere Jaipur Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte Speedy 25 BandoulièreMonogram Empreinte Speedy Bandouliere 25 Jaipur

Monogram Empreinte Speedy Bandouliere 25 Infini Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte Speedy 25 BandoulièreMonogram Empreinte Speedy Bandouliere 25 Infini

Monogram Empreinte Speedy Bandouliere 25 Orient Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte Speedy 25 BandoulièreMonogram Empreinte Speedy Bandouliere 25 Orient

Monogram Empreinte Speedy Bandouliere 25 Aube Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte Speedy 25 BandoulièreMonogram Empreinte Speedy Bandouliere 25 Aube

Monogram Empreinte Speedy Bandouliere 25 Aurore Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte Speedy 25 BandoulièreMonogram Empreinte Speedy Bandouliere 25 Aurore

Monogram Empreinte Speedy Bandouliere 25 Terre Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte Speedy 25 BandoulièreMonogram Empreinte Speedy Bandouliere 25 Terre

 

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Speedy: A History

Impossible though it may be now to imagine, this icon among icons was not always called the Speedy. Born in the 1930s, the little sister of the legendary Keepall was originally christened the “Express”, in reference to that era’s passion for new and faster means of transportation.

It even, for a time, bore the name “Vernet”, after a street near Louis Vuitton’s home in Paris. Neither suited it quite so well as “Speedy”, the name by which it is now affectionately known at the four corners of the globe.

The Speedy 25 has a particularly fascinating history. In 1965, Audrey Hepburn, a loyal Louis Vuitton customer, asked Henri-Louis Vuitton to create a smaller version of the Speedy as a Special Order. The Speedy 25 became a constant companion of this most stylish of stars, as it has for countless women since.

Images via Louis Vuitton

 

  • sukyjahal

    i dream of size 40

    • LVOE

      WILL BE TOO HEAVY, TRY THE LV LUMINEUSE AND U’LL SEE WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT.

  • Bronwen Llewellyn

    On one hand this bag is gorgeous, but I saw SJP carrying one and it even looks small on her!

    • CHANEL LOVE LV

      ITS PERFECT AND A LOT FITS INTO IT, SIZE IS DECEIVING WITH THIS BAG.

  • SexyShan

    I would love the average size 30 or even a 35. I love all colors but ready for a new black speedy.

  • SexyShan

    plus what are the dimensions of the 25 i know the mono speedy and the mono speedy w/strap are different dimensions for there size speedys.

  • Alexis

    While I find the speedy 25 just a bit small the 30 is just too big for the things I carry everyday. My only wish is that this speedy in Empreinte will keep its shape while one carries it. I just love this bag. Tomorrow I just might wake up owning one.

  • Mimo

    I have this speedy in Terre. I love it and it is just the right size for daily use. My only reservation is that the top handles are a bit too short to slide your hand into.

  • CHANEL LOVES LV

    WANT IT!!!