louis vuitton tribute patchwork bag Believe it or not, one of the ultra-exclusive Louis Vuitton Tribute Patchwork Bags is making its way into the nation’s capital. A super elite LV customer has ordered the $52,500 which is set to appear later this season. Ylan Q. Mui of the Washington Post interviewed me for her article, Exclusive Status: It’s in The Bag. Read the article below, and thanks again to Ylan!

Forget your Coach purse. Put away your Kate Spade. Even Hermes’s famous Birkin bag seems positively discount.

The Louis Vuitton Tribute Patchwork is this summer’s ultimate status bag, ringing in at $52,500. And it is arriving in Washington by the end of the season, ordered by a woman whose circumstances and identity the company has ever so politely (again and again) declined to disclose.

Some fashion followers, however, feel that history should not be sliced, diced and rearranged into one purse.

“Limited-edition handbags give us purse fanatics something to drool over, to lust after, to want,” said Meaghan Mahoney of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., who writes the Purse Blog. “But there comes a time when no matter how limited something is, no matter how much fuss goes behind it . . . the product just plain old sucks.”

Still, Mahoney said she would relish the opportunity to see the Tribute Patchwork with her own eyes.

“At least that way, those who are lucky enough to see the handbag in person will gain instant bragging rights,” she said. “After all, the bag is not much more than bragging material by itself.”

Read the entire article at Washington Post.

  • MJ

    I keep looking at it again and again and it’s still ugly every time i look at it

    • taitaiwanabe

      Think of it this way: it is so ugly so there wont be any fake ones.

  • Highmaintenance

    :shock: OUTRAGEOUS!!!

  • Anita

    This bag is ugly, who would be so stupid to fall for LV’s gimmic. Love LV but come on.

  • Thi

    This bag must be a joke. Maybe the LV warehouse exploded, and this is the result. :lol:

  • Pamperingbeki

    :lol:

    I must be the weirdo because I really dig it!

  • Bagged

    Hideous…just hideous. The price tag is even more hilarious. :lol:

  • purseloco

    Tacky is as Tacky does. :oops:

  • justified

    ugly!expensive!…instead I would buy the 14 bags seperatly..instead of attached

  • liz

    i thought beyonce was already pictured with this bag before?

  • Kansashalo

    :oops: That bag looks like the LV warehouse barfed up its inventory! And for $52K????

  • Otter

    This has to be a test from the marketing folks at LV. They want to figure out how stupid the public really is. This bag is FUUUUUUUUUUUUG! And I like LV.

  • Conchita

    when is this bag going to die?! :evil:

  • Pim

    the ugliest bag ever!

  • Brooke

    I Wouldn’t even pay a dime for this purse…Ewwww

  • Jae

    I actually saw a lady holding this bag a week ago!!Btw, I am from Perth, Australia…How can that be possible this bag exist here!???hmmm…

  • kemilia

    I think I did see Beyonce with this hideous bag, she seemed to be holding it like it was a dead smelly thing.

    I still think this bag HAS TO BE A JOKE! “What can we make them carry next?”

    Has anyone knocked this one off yet, hmmmm, I MIGHT carry that one (LOL).

  • chloebagfreak

    The bag needs to go into the trash and the money for it needs to go to a charity or to rebuild New orleans. LV is laughing all the way to the bank!

  • chloebagfreak

    The bag needs to go into the trash and the money for it needs to go to a charity or to rebuild New orleans. LV is laughing all the way to the bank! :shock:

  • Cidsa

    I don’t like LV at all, but at least most of their regular stuff is tolerable. This is just beyond fugly.. Just goes to prove that just because you are a designer or are rich, doesn’t mean you have any taste whatsoever. D:

  • Tracie

    To be honest, I’ve never been into the designer scene.
    I read this story in my local paper yesterday and your blog was mentioned.

    So, my comment is this: What are these people thinking?
    I have roughly that much saved in my 401 K. My husband has nearly twice as much as I do.

    My husband and I do collect things, but nothing that expensive!

    I just can’t fathom spending that much on anything other than a house or car.

    Honestly, some people need to get a life.

    And what is it with ugly designer peices?
    I can understand if you genuinely like an article of clothing/handbag/shoes.

    But what is it with the people who are willing to shell out X amount for it because of the name no matter how hideous certain pieces are.

    Case in point that bag.

    It’s creepy to me. It’s a zombie like behavior.

    • janis

      I don’t like this bag either, but zombie behavior? Hey, we like our bags and that’s why we like this site. If you don’t then don’t log on…

  • karry kasim

    OMG i wouldnt wear that if someone gave it to me for free! YUK

  • anne

    OMG..I’m a handbag whore but that bag is the most hideous thing I’ve ever seen. LV couldn’t pay me to carry it.

  • Kairi

    That bag is the FUGLIEST thing I’ve ever laid my eyes upon.. i mean… EWWW! And to pay someone 52 grand to carry that hideous otrocity around???! They should be paying YOU that money..

  • MICHELLE LIVINGSTON

    MY GOD THIS HAS TO BE THE UGLIEST BAG I HAVE EVER SEEN! NOW I KNOW WHY I SWITCHED TO CHANEL.

  • monkeygrrl

    Well… it’s unique.

  • carissa

    I understand the concept, but I don’t think there’s any way to pull it off without it being ugly. Sewing together a bunch of ANY bag would look stupid, and this is just a really overpriced example of that. More of a bizarre conversation piece than a bag.
    I agree that this kind of money should be put to better use than that bag. :???:

  • Edgeplayer22

    If you have to have this…go replica..it’s already there and it’s $320. It matches so close not even a seasoned LV shopper can tell..I’m one and I can’t..yipeeeee

  • amanda

    where is the LV warehouse in harlem new york?

  • ChAnEl

    :???: WAt is this I hate it but I love Louis V!!! they can do way better with $52,5000 bucks com eon now!!!!

  • Kimberly

    agree, they could have done better for the price tag 52 G