The Louis Vuitton monogram Speedy bag is one of the most iconic bags and has had countless fans for many years. One of its first fans was the beautiful and classy Audrey Hepburn! Today, I did a quick shoot of my outfit with the Speedy 25, the smallest of the Speedy bags. This bag matches almost any outfit!
The Speedy comes in 4 different sizes and many different finishes. The one on me is the smallest (Speedy 25) and in the most recognizable pattern (original LV monogram). There is a Speedy 25, 30, 35 and 40. The number is the length of the bag in centimeters. The most popular size is the 30. I personally prefer the 25, 30 or 35 and find the 40 to be a bit too big for my body proportions.
Even though this bag is the smallest in its family, it can hold A LOT! I can fit my small notebook, wallet, phone, several pieces of makeup, pen, tissues, a little lotion and still have tons of room left! When picking a Speedy, consider ones own body size rather than what the bag can hold. For everyday purposes, any of the 4 sizes will have you covered and then some, assuming that you don't try to cram a laptop in there!
The Speedy is a super popular bag for several reasons. First, it's got a classic versatile style that's iconic and effortlessly elegant. It's a bag that can be worn to many occasions and with many outfits.
The material is also extremely sturdy and lightweight! The monogram canvas can take a ton of abuse from liquids, moisture, bumping and abrasion and not show any damage. And, I personally have a fondness for the leather handles; they're lush, smooth, and I actually enjoy the feeling of aged Louis Vuitton leather handles. That sounds crazy, but some of you know what I'm talking about. ;)
There is only one negative thing about the Speedy. When you put things into the bag, it actually loses shape. So most people who own a Speedy put a hard cardboard rectangle at the bottom of their bag to retain its shape. It's not a big deal, but for an expensive Louis Vuitton bag, it should come with a liner/shaper at the base.
Finally, another reason to love the Speedy is how it retains its value. The bag's price has actually gone up in price over time, just like many of the Chanel classic bags. If you care about quality, durability, beauty and value, a Speedy is a definite must have!
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Hope this post brought a little enjoyment to your day. Thanks so much for reading!