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Louis Vuitton Tribute Patchwork Bag Avoiding this bag like the plague or a wretched over-sized scarlet letter, I have placed my eyes and mind behind a rock for as long as I can. But there is so much fuss over this egregious error in the handbag world, that I might as well give my 2 cents. Limited edition handbags give us purse fanatics something to drool over, to lust after, to want. Louis Vuitton has released many limited edition lines in the past that were total hits. But there comes a time when no matter how limited something is, no matter how much fuss goes behind it, no matter how limited the quantity is, the product just plain old sucks.

That is exactly what we are facing with the Louis Vuitton Tribute Patchwork Bag which combines samples of 15 different Louis Vuitton Handbags from the spring/summer cruise line. There is a little of this and a little of that. The ‘this’ is seriously hideous while the ‘that’ makes my eyes burn as if I have looked into the burning sun for about 5 days straight. It is like a train wreck smörgÃ¥sbord. It is a clean edged persons’ nightmare. It is the laughing stock of the handbag world. It is sold out world wide, all 24 of them. :shock: Yes, that is right, sold out. I can hardly even fathom why anyone would drop over $45,000 on the top one or $38,000 on the bottom one.

The way I see it is that this was a PR stunt for a company that is well-established and really did not need the bad PR. What really gets me thinking that this is ‘shameless PR promotion’ is the fact that this bag keeps getting named the “most expensive bag in the world“. Pluueaaaze. Anyone hear of a Hermes Croc Diamond Encrusted Birkin? That is a work of art and can start around $80k and reach upwards of $130k. So I don’t want to hear this false information about the Patchwork being the most expensive bag in the world. Yet, of the 24 bags, all have been sold in record time. Bet your bottom you will see one marked up on eBay soon, my guess, around $60,000. While I understand owning a piece that is so limited is enticing, I would think that the way the piece actually looks should play a part in it all. A Louis Vuitton spokesperson said that these fug bags “take all the best parts of the season’s creations and rolls them into one. We are confident that the bag is utterly exclusive and that it will remain so.” I don’t think you will have a problem with these staying exclusive, no one in their right mind will really want one, and many people that do can not afford it, and those who were tripping when they bought it are still too trippy to know the difference.

Another image after the jump… that is, if you can handle it!

Louis Vuitton Tribute Patchwork Bag
Image via Nitrolicious

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  • Milly Anderson

    :oops: I would be so embarassed carrying this bag around, I have nothing so fugly and sloppy that would match it ….. but I would buy it to keep it incase it goes in style. Yeah …… that’s a good idea!!!!! :idea:

  • Katie Hart

    i hate it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mad:

  • shopdiary

    if you could actually detach each bag and wear them separately, then maybe it would have the value of all those bags combined. but all it looks like are leftover scraps patched together. i pity the fashion victim who can afford to buy this and actually wear it.

  • MarieG

    Megs, I could not agree more. These bags are hideous!

  • Shop@holic

    Eewww! LV should be ashamed of themselves!

    It’s very alarming that they’re all sold out! Shocking! Just goes to show you can’t buy taste! :roll:

  • Baby

    OMG!! This is the worst bag I have ever seen in my entire life!! Crazy Marc Jacobs!! :twisted:

    • chloe

      u obviously dont know anything about fashion or accesories what so ever.

      its a louis vuitton bag. officially made by the house of louis vuitton.
      marc jacobs is a total different designer.

      get ur facts right before u diss..

      • Denise

        CHLOE- You obviously don’t know anything about fashion or accessories. Marc jacobs was the designer for the house of Louis Vuitton at the time this bag was made, MORON. There was a movie about it. Get your facts right before being a beotch.

        The work put into the bag is enough to make it a masterpiece.

      • BaddsydeBasiks

        Marc Jacobs was Creative Director of Vuitton at the time. Although this post is over 4 years old, i hate reading dumb comments where people think they know what theyre talking about. so you get your facts right, before you look like an even bigger moron.

  • Dawn

    Do you think it’s an accident that they neglected to include the signature LV brown pattern on the bag? I’ve seen cuter bags at Kmart.

  • Carol

    These are probably the uglyest bags I’ve ever seen!!! And they are bigger than I first thought, which I somehow think make the whole thing even worse! :!:

    Only fashion victims with absolutely no sense of style and no good taste whatsoever would spend so much on such a Frankenstein!!

  • riffraff

    :shock: Ewwwwww totally disgusting.

  • Z

    Isn’t the top bag made as a tribute by some celebrity? This is going purely on something I read elsewhere :) But I think the story went: The person who made the tribute bag was, like us, disgusted by the patchwork mess that dares call itself a Louis. So she goes and makes one herself to prove a point and it’s now being auctioned as well?

    Hold on… let me check this out properly.

    Ah, here we go:

    Keep up the great work!


  • saythis

    is it a coincidence that after Marc makes this bag he goes into Rehab? I think not……

  • Elverta Whitaker

    I guess I’m the only one who thinks fugly is kind of cool. If given I would keep but I wouldn’t give LV my own money.

  • Christine

    I am pretty sure my third-grader could make something much cuter!!

    I wouldn’t be caught anywhere near that bag. Even if it was given to me, it would go right back!

  • Lia

    The bag is….well for a baglady!
    No Go there, and LV is a fav on my list.

  • Purly

    Sorry, I don’t want to look like a bag lady!

  • Shay-Shay

    This thing is grotesque. Looks like something out of a horror movie. Sort of puts me in mind of “The Fly” – looks like what Jeff Goldblum turned into at the very end – brendl-fly!!! :evil:

  • Mikaa

    LOL it looks good! So unique and no one else would be caught dead wearing that bag around. So stand out with it !

  • Robin

    At least if somebody stole the bag, you’d be able to describe it perfectly;) Plus it would be easy to find.
    Not my cup of tea, but it sold out, so what do I know?

  • maye

    I think is a lack of respect from LV. Sometimes I think designers, desingns things like that, just to make fun of whoever wears it. It reminds me of the horrible things that sometimes you see in runways around the world. Art? no, Fashion? no, bad design, yes. I don’t get it!

  • Amanda

    OMG! I seriously thought this was a joke when I first layed my poor, scarred eyes on it! I mean, are they serious here? I would sooner carry Nine West than that horrific piece. I totally agree with maye. A complete lack of respect for us.

  • lee

    Wow. That’s all i can say….and it’s not a good Wow…

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  • Bridie

    I kind of like this bag. The cute handbags sewed on a all very cute but they could have done the same thing and designed it so much better (I think this as designing things myself!)-especially for Louis Vuitton. I am very dissapointed-but in the end we all know why they made it, and that is to have the most expensive bag on sale. I thought it was about the fashion! If they are such a huge and well known brand why can’t they make the most expenisve brand stylish and worthwhile? :!: :!: :!: :wink:

  • Caleb

    I actually like this bag for some reason… It is a mix of all the great styles. It is weird but i still love it and would love to have one if i had the money :-P

  • Miss glam

    TOTALLY DISGUSTING!!!!! people just ran out of ideas theses days

  • chantell

    okay okay dont give this people a hard time I bet noun of ya! can come up with new stiyles in like a month!!! so anyway. COME ON LOUIS VUITTON PLEASE JUST KEEP UR FREKING STYLES I LOVE THE OLD ONES PPPPPPPPPPPPPPLLLLLLLEEEEEESSSSEEE!!!!!
    look who ever made louis vuttion are great artest like ME I draw hand bags TOO!!! bye! :wink: :razz: :grin: :cool: :smile: :mrgreen:

    • sarah

      keep to your handbag DRAWINGS. i think anyone who can not speak proper grammar should not be allowed in the business world!

  • verity

    wowow that bag is so gd and so in i like the desing off all the diffrent bags 2 gether well gd so wot,wot the bag looks like if it says louie votton it must be fashion xx love it ps i fink it is a bit exspensife i would love 1 but its 2 much money but still luv itXX

    • Tonya

      Verity, please learn how to spell.

  • Sara

    Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey !!! That’s disgusssssssting!!!
    SOLD OUT ??? Yeah, cuz they only made ONE piece for a stupid fashion victim and she threw up at it!! SO THEY’LL NEVER MAKE ANOTHER PIECE !!!!
    *C’mon LV…. we’re payin for FASHION, NOT for pathetic art!!* Employ some cute kiddos and your bags will REALLY be sold out!!

  • Sara


  • Alice

    It’d be funny to see how the buyers will match this bag. What kind of cloths could you wear expect for a total black or white?
    I don’t like it, no matter if is LV or other brands.

  • love.itbag


  • Kathryn

    This bag is nice.
    It’s just not my style.
    I am not that found of it.

  • Palisander

    I just had to throw up…. :oops:

  • jmzr22

    The desire for luxury goods is understandable, I mean nice things are great – but whoever buys one of these atrocities should honestly be ashamed – their 45k would have been eternally better spent had it been donated to a worthwhile charity.

  • Mikesha

    I looks like they put a bunch of bags in the trash compacter and added a handle. :!: :twisted:

  • Marilyn

    OMG. I love LV! This bag is for the people who like to stand out in a crowd, who like to make a statment with their style.

  • noor

    wow this bag sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo beutiful and cool i like it

  • Panthera

    I was at LV and the LV SA actually told me himself that he would not recommend getting that bag… he also said the money would be better spent just getting each individual bag that is featured in this ‘masterpiece’ and he joked that after I buy all those bags, I could always make a bag like this one or even two or three with the excess material if I ever were crazy enough to cut the bags up and paste it like that. :lol:

  • rnfloer5

    I like the first one, but the second one is ugly as hell. The first one is kinda cute. I bet it would grow on you, espec. when you’re in a fun mood.

  • rnfloer5

    :!: I like the first one, but the second one is ugly as hell. The first one is kinda cute. I bet it would grow on you, espec. when you’re in a fun mood. :razz:

  • Hannah

    Yeah. The first one isnt THAT bad.
    Kinda.. :shock:ish.
    But the 2nd, thats crossing the line.

    Why didnt they do something like patchwork?
    I mean..>__

  • leah

    Its the fuglys bag of the face of the earth

  • Imelda`

    How much are the matching shoes?


  • annie

    Actually, this is all the same handbag; Some commented on liking the “first” one better” look closely; it’s the back view of the same horrific abortion that lived. And as if it wasn’t ugly enough, the size just adds to the nightmare. Imagine how heavy that sucker is, even EMPTY, with all that chain link strapped over your shoulder! Girls, run, don’t walk, to your nearest TJMAXX and get something cute to tide you over until you can afford a real couture bag. Marc, stay in rehab until you can promise this won’t ever happen again!!

  • Rene

    It’s so ugly it’s not even worth Knocking off.

  • m

    first thing i said was, ” what the hell is that.” just because someone would buy this purse, due to the name of course. what about quaiity and taste. back to the drawing board.

  • noor

    this bag is wooooooooow i like it :wink: :razz: :grin:

  • ditawira

    Marc Jacob is BRILLIANT!!!!

    its just you people that cant afford it says its an ugly bag….

    just get lost for peeps whose think that bag just for fashion victim. wash your brain before comment something of the briliant designer..

    i never buy this bag but i love this bag..

  • chrissy

    :mrgreen: This bag is so cute if i had money like that i would buy it

  • chrissy

    :mrgreen: This bag is so cute if i had money like that i would buy it everybody else is HATERS!!!!!!

  • Andreina

    This bag makes me want to gouge my own eyes off and poke them with a crochet needle!

    Isn’t it significative that BEYONCé just got one herself?!?

    Check it out here:

  • Kristen Fujieki

    If anyone is as stupid as Beyonce to actually spend $52,500 on a hideous bag, they should be put down in shame… save a country that is starving to death for heavens sake. What has this materialistic workld come to?? There are people dying in 3rd world countries and marc jacobs is proud of making a tacky waste of money handbag?? My God.

  • Carrie

    I think this purse is ugly. I, even if I had that type of money, would never purchase this hideous creation.

    As for Beyonce buying it–yeah right. How many celebrities pay for anything? Nine times out of ten they are given items because the fashion house knows it’s publicity. I would have never known about this bag if Beyonce didn’t have one.

    Louis Vuitton has given me an idea. I will go to a thrift store and buy purses and create my own $25000 bag. I wonder how many people would buy it–after all, it has to be fashionable, just look at the price.

  • Aurelia

    only someone who is a complete showoff, label-whore or has a serious lack of taste and class will actually pay that much for such an bag as ugly as that.

    i’d rather carry my possessions in a paper bag than carry that.


    was this when marc jacobs “relapsed” a few months ago?

  • jay

    oh holly sweet jebus :neutral:

    this is the ugliest bag ever. and consider it costs just as much as my SLK280…what in the hot hell?

    thanks but no thanks. i’ll pass on this one.

  • snowpink

    :oops: :shock: yeah i agreed totally , dats the most fugly thing i ever seen in ma life, totally crap piece of Art!!

  • bopha

    IM LOVIN IT.. it very daring and unique style. DATS wat we WANt. KEEP up da work. :lol: :razz:

  • Erin Shalala

    Wait a second! :shock: That is my sixth grade Home Economics Project! How did LVMH get a hold of that? The nuns threw it in the trash, made me go to confession, and write “I will never design purses again.” one hundred times. I knew I was a visionary. I am calling Tim Gunn! I want fashion justice. :wink:

  • AnitaHotty

    :oops: Fashion is in the eye of the beholder.
    Luv the purse, have a great time.
    The price tag is what breaks my heart.
    The money would most undoubtedly be better spent
    on helping those less fortunate.

    In my opinion, this purse is just like a designer gown.
    Personally, the purse isn’t my taste.
    However, I also don’t care for sum designer gowns.

    The mainstreamist, nonjudmetalist says,
    “Wear what you want. Sport a mohawk.
    Large women flaunt the booty in spandex. Big breasted men
    wear bras if you want to or don’t. Wear bright organge lipstick
    and wear it on your teeth if you like it.”

    Loox are superficial.

    So, really, go ga ga for a scrap yard of purses.

    I’d say the real issue is where should people spend their money
    and our freedom to choose how we spend our money.

    Truth be told: I care less about the purse and
    more about starving children, war, racism, crime, etc.
    Beyonce is not the only person blowing money on what he or she wants.

    Even us in the “lower economic bracket” blow money on drugs, gambling,
    presents for our loved ones … I wish I knew how to encourage
    others to care more about other people and their hardships when I find that even I buy into the concept of “material possessions.”

    What I can say, however, is that I am learning …

    Peaceful kisses,
    ~ AnitaHotty

  • chris

    Hey guys it’s ok that bag was design by Paris and Amy at the rehab center they did a GREAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT! JOOOOOOOOOB!
    wonderful keep up the good word GIRLSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

  • crimz

    milly anderson…an to the others that dnt like the bag
    ur just upset that u cant afford the bag an dont have enuff fashion sence to wear the bag out of the store.Its clearly a georgeous bag

  • crimz

    milly anderson…an to the others that dnt like the bag
    ur just upset that u cant afford the bag an dont have enuff fashion sence to wear the bag out of the store.Its clearly a georgeous bag…its stylish an stuff

  • Graciella

    I think that baby phat woman, Kimora Lee Simmons, will go for this one. It is absolutely hip-hop-style-over-the-top-fuglyness, so it’ll suit her. Insanely ugly!

  • serena

    wow thats really shocking for louis vuitton. they are USUALLY so …so… much better… ya know from the smaller picture up top i thought it was one of those Coach-ish shoulder bags so i thought it would be smaller, which…wouldnt be THAT bad. then when i scrolled down and saw how big it was omg i almost threw up. o well people will obviously buy it just to say to all their friends ‘i have the EXCLUSIVE luis vuitton bag blah blah…’

  • serena

    in the below picture of the lady carrying the bag, it kinda looks like her hand is covering her face..i could see why..

  • Lisa A.

    It looks like a bunch of bags threw up and this is what it looked like.

  • Jordi

    I wouldn’t buy this bag at a garage sale for a dollar. That’s a dollar more than this monstrosity is worth.

  • summer_ariyen

    i just think that it’s simply amusing a top designer could come up with such a hilarious design :lol:

  • Alexandra

    :shock: wow………i love louis vuitton bags for years and in thoughs years Luis Vutton or anyother brand have never maid such and interesting look.Its so out there and different it screams NEW FASHION COMING THROUGH !!! Well done guys i love it its soooo origanl n fancy lol :grin: :razz: :eek:

  • LucyLucy

    Whatever people say about this bag… I LOVE IT!! :cool:

    • Maggie

      i agree with u

  • Lucy

    My friend has the fake one and must say it looks gorgeous, one of a kind :D

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  • Maggie

    the girls that say it’s ugly r jealous that they can’t even afford a regular louie let alone this one

  • sugarscrub

    I love LV but this one looks weird :lol:

  • sugarscrub

    I love lV but this one’s weird-looking :lol:

  • it’s just different

  • really love it

    You have to have a relly strong personality to pull this purse off!. I love it! however, it isnt in my budget… :( If you know where to find the fake version i would rock that , toooooo! the bag is hot!
    if you know where one can be found please let me know!!!!!!!!!!!

  • really love it

    You have to have a really strong personality to pull this purse off!. I love it! however, it isnt in my budget… :( If you know where to find the fake version i would rock that , toooooo! the bag is hot!
    if you know where one can be found please let me know!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Designed2Dazzle

    Any of THESE purses are so much more interesting….and worth the money….than the ugly brown and tan vinyl purses that are the typical LV purse. (I wouldn’t buy one of THEM at a garage sale for a dollar!) …. but these patchwork ones would interest me if they weren’t so darned expensive.

  • chris

    i think those ppl tht hav taste should understand the meaning of patchwork and it means to show their appreciation to their LV fans for all this year of supporting them. this is the best creation ever i think. is the matter of taste. it’s actually showing all of their creation into a bag and i think this is absolutely write and the writer should feel ashamed of her or his ownself cuz this is incredibly shameless to write somthing tht designer will disagree. wat a shame for the writer.

  • megan

    This is not the ugliest bag i have ever seen but i have seen uglier like the Spring of 2008’s Louis vuitton urban satchel that costs 150,000 (if you have not seen it yet) which is the most stupidest looking bag that i have ever seen. In my opinion about this bag, This is somewhat interesting even though most of you do not like it and you are all entitled to your own opinion..the price is more ridiculous than the actual purse itself. I would kick a person’s arse if they purchased an item that costs more than a band new car for their spoiled rotten daughter.

    • xXxKoolGuyxXx

      That’s the most stupidest thing I have ever seen. Clearly I have never seen my reflection on a mirror before.

  • larine

    anyone knows where can i buy this bag?

    • lunatic diandra

      r u sure???

  • lunatic diandra

    sometime people buy a thing-in this case bag- not because they love it but because the LAbEl…

    maybe beyonce would say…”hey it’s lV…..” the hell with my $52.500

  • Andrew

    Some of you people talk so much shit it’s a joke. When your leaving negative comments on unique pieces like this and the what the dunks saying how err frankenstein n all dis. Wat did u expect it to be 1 color or sumfin lol. Believe it or not this is a exclusive bag and if you happen to see sum1 with it then they own sumfing special and for people like reh reh reh wat wud u match it wif. Are you serious. Who trys to match a item like dat. It’s 1 of them things you can use when the rest of your attire is plain. That’s how I rock my what the dunks aswel. All fings aside the bags are nice. They look well made and can clearly see the quality. You people hate but clearly you can’t afford anything near this price range and the only place you can have anything to do with the company is put a product down on the Internet. Come on. Grow up. There’s been alottt of disasters in fashion n this isn’t 1 of them il tell u that

    • Oh please

      Your last sentence I have to disagree with because it’s merely an opinion.. Just like how OTHER people who replied were expressing their OWN opinions. You might want to remove that stick up yours.

  • shobs

    i love LV but this bag?! OMG!!! all i could say is its extraordinary. VERY!!! too many buckles. the patches are ok with me. this bag will weigh tons for sure. how would they even carry it with their stuffs in it.

  • Susie

    Not impressed, it looks like a mess…I like unique but this is really bizarre and over the top.

  • Amy

    I don’t think they’re hideous but for $45K? Give me a break. (fb)

  • Naggy

    I remember this infamous bag! (ipad)

  • NTansil

    That was the worst bag I have ever seen in my life and sadly it’s from LV. I myself a LV lover but that bag was not acceptable. What the hell are they thinking?! do they out of idea or what?! That is shocking! I still cannot believe it’s created by Louis Vuitton and the price tag…come on…must be joking…..