May 07, 2015

Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandoulière 30 Review

Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandoulière 30

Folded up Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandoulière 30 dust bag

Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandoulière 30 dust bag

Front of Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandoulière 30

Side of Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandoulière 30

Back of Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandoulière 30

Side of Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandoulière 30

Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandoulière 30 lock front

Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandoulière 30 lock back

Inside of Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandoulière 30

Inside of Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandoulière 30

Inside of Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandoulière 30

Straps for Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandoulière 30

Longer strap for Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandoulière 30

Shorter strap for Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandoulière 30

I purchased this bag about a year and one month ago. It was my first major high-end designer purchase and I was so nervous when I purchased it because in my opinion, it is a lot of money to spend on a handbag. However, with that being said I did a lot of research before I decided to go with Louis Vuitton and the certain handbag that I had selected.

I knew that I wanted a Louis Vuitton because my family travels a lot and so I have been to many museums where they have vintage Louis Vuitton suitcases that were about 100 years old and most of the time they still looked like they could be used today. I also did a lot of online research and I knew that I wanted a Louis Vuitton handbag to be my first high-end designer handbag because I knew that it would last me a very long time, such as until my grandchildren have grandchildren (okay well maybe not that long but close enough). I've also always been insanely obsessed with Louis Vuitton since about the 6th grade. I had no doubt in my mind that Louis Vuitton was the first handbag I wanted to purchase all on my own. 

When I went to the store I had originally picked out the Speedy 30 but when I got there and asked the sales associate if I could see the bag she asked me if I had seen the Speedy Bandoulière and I told her yes, I had but to let me see it anyway so I could compare the two. I wanted to go with the original speedy at first because there is about a $400+ price difference between the two. But I can honestly say that there is a good reason for such a major price difference.

This bag is great because it is very large inside and holds a lot of stuff such as a large wallet, a cosmetic case, a mini umbrella, and many other items that you may need throughout the day (I have even carried it around with my Canon DSLR before). Also, this bag is not very structured which is sort of nice because most of my other handbags are very stiff and structured. 

The original Speedy 30 looks like this:

I love the Speedy Bandoulière handbag because it comes with the strap and the strap is literally the best thing ever. The strap that it comes with is convertible, it separates into three different sections and there is a small strap in the middle that can be removed so you can make the strap just a little bit shorter and carry it like a shoulder bag. However, I will typically only use the bag as either a crossbody, in the crook of my arm, or I will hold it by the handles down by my side. I will only remove the small strap in the center if I have been carrying the bag for over 5 or more hours and I need a different way of carrying the bag because my arms/back are too tired. 

One recommendation that I have if you own a Louis Vuitton is if you end up getting a box, remember to never put your Louis Vuitton back inside the box once you have taken it out and have been using it. Louis Vuitton handbags are very unique and their leather needs to be able to breathe. Most of the handbags that are made out  (like I said I did a lot of research and this was also something my sales associate told me about). You should only store your handbag in the felt pouch that comes with every handbag.

Also, some other information is that you are never supposed to touch the letter after applying lotions, perfumes, sanitizer, or makeup. The leather is very sensitive and it will start to stain and turn a not so pretty color. If you want the handbag to last for a while then you need to make sure that you are treating it very well. 

If anyone is looking for a great handbag that will always stay in style and will last them for many many years, a Louis Vuitton handbag is something that I recommend investing in. 

Three other Louis Vuitton styles that are on my shopping list in Monogram Canvas include:

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. You made a great choice going with the Bandoulière! When it comes to handbags, it's great to have multiple carrying options. The Speedy is a very common designer "starter bag." The problem is, once you start collecting, you can't stop! Haha. Like we said, you really take great care of your bags, after a year and a half, your Speedy is in excellent condition!

    Love, The PORTERO Team

  2. do all speedy bags have the size stamped under the tag or did it start in a particular year/


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