Our Ultimate Bag Guides series is where we highlight all the need-to-know information (prices, size comparisons, colors and availability, among other salient details) of the high-end accessories market’s most sought-after bags, and today, we’re adding an absolute classic to that list: the Louis Vuitton Speedy Bag. First conceptualized in the early 1930s as Vuitton’s first bag intended for daily carry, the bag was based on another LV classic: the Keepall.

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

The Louis Vuitton Speedy Bag

Year Created: 1930
Sizes Currently Produced: Nano, 25, 30, 35, 40 (Indicates measurement across the front of the bag in centimeters.)
Availability: In-Store at Louis Vuitton boutiques or online at LouisVuitton.com

Sizes

Louis Vuitton Nano Speedy

6.3″ W x 4.3″ H x 3.5″ D
$955 in Monogram Canvas Only

Louis-Vuitton-Nano-Speedy

Louis Vuitton Speedy 25

9.8″ W x 7.5″ H x 5.9″ D
$950 in Monogram, Damier Ebene or Damier Azur Canvas
$1,370 in Mon Monogram Personalized Canvas

Louis-Vuitton-Speedy-25

Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 Bandoulière

9.8″ W x 7.5″ H x 5.9″ D
$1,370 in Monogram, Damier Ebene or Damier Azur Canvas, $2,840 in Monogram Empreinte Leather
1,790 in Mon Monogram Personalized Canvas

Louis-Vuitton-Speedy-25-Bandouliere-Bag

Louis Vuitton Speedy 30

11.8″ W x 8.3″ H x 6.7″ D
$970 in Monogram, Damier Ebene or Damier Azur Canvas
$1,390 in Mon Monogram Personalized Canvas

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Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 Bandoulière

11.8″ W x 8.3″ H x 6.7″ D
$1,390 in Monogram, Damier Ebene or Damier Azur Canvas, $3,050 in Monogram Empreinte Leather
$1,790 via Mon Monogram Personalized Canvas

Louis-Vuitton-Speedy-30-Bandouliere-Bag

Louis Vuitton Speedy 35

13.8″ W x 9.1″ H x 7.1″ D
$990 in Monogram, Damier Ebene or Damier Azur Canvas
$1,400 in Mon Monogram Personalized Canvas

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Louis Vuitton Speedy 35 Bandoulière

13.8″ W x 9.1″ H x 7.1″ D
$1,410 in Monogram, Damier Ebene or Damier Azur Canvas
$1,830 in Mon Monogram Personalized Canvas

Louis-Vuitton-Speedy-35-Bandouliere-Bag

Louis Vuitton Speedy 40

15.7″ W x 9.8″ H x 7.5″ D
$1,010 in Monogram Canvas
1,430 in Mon Monogram Personalized Canvas

Louis-Vuitton-Speedy-40-Bag

Louis Vuitton Speedy 40 Bandoulière

15.7″ W x 9.8″ H x 7.5″ D
$1,430 in Monogram Canvas
$1,840 in Mon Monogram Personalized Canvas

Louis-Vuitton-Speedy-40-Bandouliere-Bag

Available Materials

Note: Not all sizes are available in all materials.

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Alternate Views

Louis Vuitton Nano Speedy Interior

Louis Vuitton Nano Speedy Interior

Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte Speedy 25 Interior

Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte Speedy 25 Interior

Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 Side View

Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 Side View

Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 Interior

Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 Interior

Louis Vuitton Speedy 40 Interior

Louis Vuitton Speedy 40 Interior

Size Comparison

Louis Vuitton Speedy 25, 30 and 35

Louis Vuitton Speedy 25, 30 and 35

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  • Cbl

    There seems to be much less entries/content lately. Also they are not as interesting and on top of that there’s one about shoes every day. What’s going on? :(
    I would love to see more purseonals!

    • Purseonals for sure, I know! What else are you missing or not into? Always care to hear what you all think!

      • oui

        I love the bags+shoes matching ones, because it really helps me find ideas to match my own, but not the shoes alone.

      • Glad you like those posts! We’ll def keep those up!

      • Iris

        Loved the what’s in her bag feature. Bring more back. Also would love to see more on themed bags-best bags to take on vacation; bags for the boardroom; bags for the working woman on the go; bags for college; bags for grad school….I do really value your honest reviews of bags????

      • kemilia

        Wow, funny that this topic just popped up in a Speedy thread (which I loved). I haven’t been crazy about the new format either, I just thought that I was an old fogey, unwilling to go with what’s new (but really, that isn’t me!). Maybe you could have a flashback to an older format one day and get comments from readers. I still LOVE the Purse Blog/forum, but I liked some of the older formats more.

      • Do you mean you like the old site layout better?

        Change doesn’t always work for everyone! Let me know what you’re missing and we can see if we can bring any of it back :)

      • Sparkletastic

        My 2 cents. I like handbags. I have stopped coming here as much because there are so many posts on shoes and makeup. I’m not interested in another accessories / fashion blog. Those are a dime a dozen. I want multiple, indepth posts on handbags.

        More on quality construction would be nice. Cost doesn’t necessarily equate to quality.

        I also would like like to see more brands covered. What about new handbags by Bvlgari, Versace or even Dooney & Bourke??? I feel that if you stuck to handbags we would see more from brands that aren’t necessarily the darlings but still have interesting offerings now and again.

      • Nor Kam

        Always love posts on what’s in your bag…

      • Millerette

        Seconded 100000% I LOVE those!

      • Sara

        “Finish this sentence” is always fun to read. Upcoming unknown bag designers would be good. What about classics? The many bags of Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly?

    • We’re still doing the same amount every day we’ve been doing for a while! If there’s anything beyond Purseonals you miss, let us know! We always appreciate suggestions. (And we’re working on more Purseonals!)

      • Cbl

        Really? Maybe I’m just whining because I’m not excited by the bags featured lately. I love purseonals, the many bags of, and the one where you featured people from different companies. Love seeing what non-celebs carry as much as I enjoy celeb stuff. I have zero interest in shoes, but I’m likely the minority here. I would kill to see the PB team’s bag collections!! ????
        Also, I like the current format just fine, not sure what’s not to like. Thanks for listening! ????

      • Passerine

        I know what you mean. I don’t like it that TalkShoes and PurseBlog were merged. I can understand why it was done, but IMO, it’s diluted the PurseBlog brand rather than strengthen it. I sigh every time I click on this site and the new post is about shoes. That’s not why I come here (if shoes are now such an important part of this site, then change the name to reflect it). I would also like to see some signposting to the most active and/or most unusual PurseForum threads of the week. I like the PurseForum roundups very much, of course, and I think it would be interesting to leverage the forum more here. But only threads about bags, not shoes or jewelry or food or…
        But getting back to the Speedy, in Europe, the LV site only shows the Speedy 30 in Empreinte. Not the 25. The 2010 limited edition Fleur de Jais Speedy 30 is still highly sought after here and commands a premium price.

  • Irene

    Agree. It hasn’t been the same at all since they changed the over all format a while back.
    I miss it.

    • Which change do you mean?

      • Tiffany

        I think they mean when Vlad put in the new webpage layout…
        Btw, the new layout does look sharp but it feels more editorial…I kinda miss the feel from ’07 when things were a bit more grassroots…however kudos on the success. Clearly I’ve been a long time reader. ;)

      • That’s when the theme was pink and had the dancing lady in the header right?! Can’t believe we’ve been around so long!

  • Kate

    It’s strange to me that I never bought a Speedy. I like LV and have several, but I’ve never been drawn to this particular bag, perhaps because so many girls at my undergraduate college carried them. (Old, prestigious private liberal arts college in New England, where a lot of the students came from old money. The Speedy thus always seemed a bit snobby and yet collegiate to me.) Now that I’m older and more attracted to smaller bags, though, I’m giving the Speedy a second look. Backwards, I know. I do think I would need a base shaper and/or purse organizer if I were to use this bag, however.

  • RegularStrength

    What’s the difference between the speedy and bandolier?

    • Zee

      the bandouliere has a detachable shoulder strap.

  • polly33

    My very first designer handbag was a Speedy 25. I bought it in college and it was only $365 then!

  • buffmom33

    I still love the Speedy and think of it as a must have classic!

    • kemilia

      Ditto! I don’t have a Speedy, but I view it as a true classic, and I hope to get a 30 some day.

  • Sara

    Speedy is forever. It was glam enough for Audrey Hepburn!

  • Nor Kam

    Speedy B is a good travel bag.

  • pinkloverme

    The nano is so cute!! I could definitely see myself wearing the nano. It’s saddening to see that a lot of people don’t want to get the speedy because so many people possess it. Personally, I have bipolar feelings on the speedy because of the same reason. Although it’s a classic and I admire its history, I don’t think I will get the classic speedy 30 because I see everyone else wearing it.

    • Connie

      Don’t think about who wears it!! If you really like it you should get it. I consider myself a classy person, and I like speedys. I also have seen tacky people rocking chanels and hermes bags. Its all about who wear the stuff and how they wear it! I think the speedy is a lovely bag and I own one in 30 in each damier print. My favorite LV bag is my mono neverfull MM though. Its so comfy and practically indestructible!

  • TMA

    I have never been a fan of the monogram LV (or anything LV in general, I find it tacky and “basic”..cue the Starbucks PSL & classic Uggs) I also find it absolutely insane that people are willing to pay 1k+ for CANVAS. It’s a scam to charge that much for something that isn’t even leather, especially when the cost to make this bag is practically nothing (Also: Goyard). It’s free advertising for them, and their logos are UGLY. Not only are you walking around showing off that you have $1,000 to waste, but you’re actually carrying around a hideous bag. I find it hard to believe that anyone actually LIKES their monograms and aren’t only carrying it for the status.

    • seun

      The truth!

    • Laura

      Yeah the canvas is kind of tacky, but it’s a wonderful purse! You can get it without the monogram. Plus, it will last for your whole life and it’s very light! I have bags from a lot of brands (Chanel, Prada, MiuMiu, Fendi, Givenchy, Mulberry, Balenciaga, Coach, Alexander Wang…they are all pretty heavy) but I still think that the speedy is my favorite!

      • TMA

        I can agree that canvas is great, long lasting and light. I have zero problem with canvas bags but they should be priced accordingly. I could maybe consider this bag if it were available without the monogram (or damier) and in a solid color that isn’t ugly brown and didn’t cost over $1,000. I own alot of other designer bags in leather (celine, prada, givenchy, etc etc) that I could justify spending the money on, I just can’t get on board with this LV (or any of their other monogramed/damier bags).

      • Passerine

        I have to disagree. I bought the Trevi PM in Damier Ebene a few years ago and it’s a beautifully made bag in a relatively complicated shape. It has held up flawlessly and I still get many (unsolicited) compliments on it. LV has discontinued the style, but I’ll be happily carrying it years from now. It cost me $1500 in 2012 and IMO the money was well spent. I too have many designer bags in leather (Fendi, Prada, Bottega Veneta etc etc) but the Trevi remains one of my favorites.

      • Pamela

        yeah my sister got hers a few years ago and still looks new! She recently monogrammed it and it looks even better. DEF a classic.

    • Sparkletastic

      I know many truly lovely people who adore this bag. But, you had me on the floor with the Starbucks / Uggs comment. ???????? YES!!! Honestly, you said everything I’ve always thought. I hate this bag. It’s just tacky. It’s not a neutral. It’s not attractive. It’s not stylish. It’s tragic. It’s had its 5 minutes. Move on.

      • TMA

        I’m glad that there are other people out there that agree with me!!! I always feel like the odd woman out because I don’t like them :)

    • corrid

      I was right there with you….. until you dissed Goyard!

      • TMA

        Hey I would pick Goyard over LV any day of the week. My mention of Goyard was in reference to the outrageous pricing of their canvas totes. I don’t consider Goyard tacky like LV.

    • Pbagobssesed

      I’m also not a fan of the monogram LV except for the delightful, which I feel looks good in that style. Other than that I would opt for the plain colored epi leather version of this bag. I realized I don’t like carrying bags that scream out their logos everywhere.

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  • W S M

    Very few bags define a House so iconically. I disagree wholeheartedly with one of the comments about nobody liking the Monogram or canvas at all. If that statement were true, Vuitton would’ve long faded away into history like the other trunkmakers of its time. I would willingly pay 1k+ for canvas partly because of the name but also because of longevity and durability. Canvas is relatively worry free. I don’t have to be paranoid about spills and falls all the time. Leather is beautiful but heavy too and there’s so many different types to choose from, with varying levels of care required to maintain. To each their own, eh?

  • TNY

    I have several LV bags and I love the Speedy as well. I like that the canvas is lightweight, and is really roomy (I have the 30). I also use it for my everyday bag, as it’s relatively tough. What I DON’T like is how the bag collapses if you have to much stuff in it. I think it looks terrible and makes the bag wear faster. I purchased a bottom shaper and an organizer, and my Speedy continues to look like new.

  • v

    Could you also do a feature article on how to best care for these? including keeping the shape, storage secrets and cleaning hacks?

  • Christinia Peake

    These bags are true classic

  • Corri

    I was wanting to get pros and cons on Damier ebene print and monogram print

  • Charisse

    I didn’t realize the price had gone up so much. I remember in college looking to buy one and the 25 was retailing for $525 it’s almost double that now. I also hear the quality of LVs canvas has gone down. The price increase doesn’t seem justified any longer. Anyone have any thoughts ?

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  • Great guide! If anyone’s interested in all limited editions of Speedy, there’s a guide here: http://www.bagaholic.tv/books

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