The Ultimate Guide to Bags: The Louis Vuitton Speedy Bag

Our Ultimate Bag Guides series is where we highlight all the necessary information—prices, size comparisons, colors, and availability, among other highlights—of the most sought-after bags in the high-end aftermarket, and today, I’m adding a classic. absolute to that list: the Louis Vuitton Speedy Bag. First conceptualized in the early 1930s as Vuitton’s first bag intended for everyday carry, the bag was based on another LV classic: the Keepall.

The Speedy was first introduced in size 30 (Louis Vuitton numerical size names refer to the width of the bag’s front panel in centimeters), and the smaller size 25 was added in 1959 at the request of actress Audrey Hepburn. Fast forward to 2016 and the bag comes in four number sizes and a super small version known as the Nano. For pricing and sizing information, as well as photo comparisons and all the other details you might need to decide which Speedy you want, check out our guide below.

The Louis Vuitton Speedy bag

Year Created: 1930
Currently produced sizes: Nano, 25, 30, 35, 40 (Indicates the measurement on the front of the bag in centimeters).
Availability: In store at Louis Vuitton boutiques or online at LouisVuitton.com

Sizes

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Louis Vuitton Nano Speedy

6.3″ width x 4.3″ height x 3.5″ depth
$1,180 in Monogram Canvas only

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Louis Vuitton Speedy 25

9.8″ wide x 7.5″ high x 5.9″ deep
$1,140 in Monogram, Damier Ebene or Damier Azur canvas
$1,560 Monogram Monogram Custom Canvas

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Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 crossbody bag

9.8″ wide x 7.5″ high x 5.9″ deep
$1,610 in Monogram, Damier Ebene or Damier Azur canvas
$2,030 in Custom Monogrammed Canvas

Previously available styles:
$2,840 in Monogram Empreinte Leather

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Louis Vuitton Speedy 30

11.8″ wide x 8.3″ high x 6.7″ deep
$1,160 in Monogram, Damier Ebene or Damier Azur canvas
$1,590 Monogrammed Custom Canvas

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Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 Bandoulière

11.8″ wide x 8.3″ high x 6.7″ deep
$1,640 in Monogram, Damier Ebene or Damier Azur canvas
$2,070 in Custom Monogrammed Canvas

Previously available styles:
$3,050 in Monogram Empreinte

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Louis Vuitton Speedy 35

13.8″ wide x 9.1″ high x 7.1″ deep
$1,180 in Monogram, Damier Ebene or Damier Azur canvas
$1,590 Monday Monogram Personalized Canvas

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Louis Vuitton Speedy 35 crossbody bag

13.8″ wide x 9.1″ high x 7.1″ deep
$1,660 in Monogram, Damier Ebene or Damier Azur canvas
$2,090 Monogram Monogram Custom Canvas

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Louis Vuitton Speedy 40

15.7″ wide x 9.8″ high x 7.5″ deep
$1,200 in Monogram Canvas
1,630 in Custom Monogram Canvas Mon

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Louis Vuitton Speedy 40 Crossbody Bag

15.7″ wide x 9.8″ high x 7.5″ deep
$1,680 in Monogram Canvas
$2,130 Monogram Monogram Custom Canvas

Materials available

Note: Not all sizes are available in all materials.

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Alternate Views

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Inside the Louis Vuitton Nano Speedy

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Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte Speedy 25 Interior

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Side view of the Louis Vuitton Speedy 25

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Inside the Louis Vuitton Speedy 30

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Inside the Louis Vuitton Speedy 40

Size Comparison

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Louis Vuitton Speedy 25, 30 and 35