The iconic Louis Vuitton Speedy is easily recognizable and widely adored. As one of the most well-known handbags, the Speedy is reinterpreted season after season in a variety of renditions by Marc Jacobs and his accessories team. I always look forward to what they will come up with, and while some versions aren’t my taste, I always find at least a couple that are.

This season I’ve been eying the Louis Vuitton Leopard Speedy, a bag that packs an animalistic touch on a shape I already love. Truth be told, I love leopard print bags in general; they add the perfect va-va-voom to an outfit, and I prefer my animal prints to be on my accessories. Because this is a Speedy, the bag has all the requisite Speedy touches like calfskin trim and aged silver hardware. The difference is the Stephen Sprouse leopard pattern on velvety jacquard textile, which really brings the bag to life.

I love Louis Vuitton and I love the Speedy, but I just wish this bag had an optional shoulder strap – then I would really consider hunting it down. The Speedy is meant to be handheld, and while that works for some situations, it’s typically more of a nuisance than not. Shoulder straps always make a bag easier to carry, and when the Speedy has that added benefit, it’s a bag I fall head over heels for. This version costs $2,760 via Louis Vuitton.

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