When the Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2011 show finished with it’s last look down the runway, there was a minaudiere that caught our attention. The sphere shape is adorned with black and silver Swarovski crystals which are applied by hand. From the bottom of the Louis Vuitton Monogram Nova Minaudiere is a long tassel. This is one of those items that we could not pass up posting about, but it may obviously be meant more for looks than purchasing. The price is approximately $35,500.

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  • 19yearslater

    Ooo, I love this sparkly little confection. This would be a great excuse to carry around a Christmas ornament . . . if you were an heiress. Alas, I will join you in admiring it from afar.

  • Harry

    All Judith Leiber bag’s have hand applied swarovski as well, so what does that make the mark up on this one?!

    • whit

      the name louis vuitton ;)

      (not a fan)

      though the concept

  • dalex

    It looks gaudy, and the price tag doesn’t help its cause.

  • Danae

    ok I get that it’s meant to be a runway piece and exclusive, but the pricetag is unjustifiable. Even Judith Leibers which are comparable to this cost $5000, not $35000.

  • kemilia

    A collector’s piece, for sure.

    The price tag is nuts, but then, I feel that way about the Leibers too.

  • Jen

    CRYSTALS n sequins… thats really pricey for such cheap material. not to forget crystals are more prone to dropping compared to diamonds. but of course, if its diamonds, the price must be so much expensive because of that LV logo.

  • QueenMAB

    Just pretty! To look at of course. I expect to see it on some celebutant’s arm soon.

  • Nancy

    That is one gaudy bag!

  • Vitta

    Really? $35,000 for a knock-off of a Judith Leiber’s crystal minaudiere? Have LV run out of their own ideas?

  • babe

    couldn´t care less :-(

  • Mary

    My wife said, “why is it shaped like an Easter egg”!

    Too funny!!!

  • Bir

    Oooo my god faberge went vuitton I personally do not love it !!! But…I guess it’s interesting to see newer attractive vuitton pieces.

  • Merve

    I can think of many bags i would prefer to spend 35k on…

  • edoardo

    Nice shape and aesthetic but the price is completely crazy….


  • Mochababe73

    I could get a really nice SUV (I’m a football mom) for that price and still have money left over for a Chanel and Hermes to roll in it with me.
    I love the shape. I like that they used their logo. I am one of those rare birds that don’t mind obvious logos. But like Judith Leiber, it would just be on display.

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  • Candace

    Hmm…down payment on a condominium, or this? Wait…I think I just answered my own question…

  • chloehandbags

    ROFL! Sorry, can’t think of anything remotely sensible to say…..still laughing too hard at the price…

  • NikolineK

    Hmm…. Yeah….??

  • Laura

    The high profile of the small bag will definitely help attract customers. Simplicity of hanging it in a store window will attract many onlookers and consumers. These bags are likely also so expensive due to its rarity. The sheer amount of crystals and hand application will give the bag its luxury label. If the demand for this particular bag goes up Louis Vuitton would have to increase their purchase of Swarovsky crystals and that could increase the price of the bag.

  • D

    I have to say I really like reading your blogposts! From the few I have read about Louis Vuitton, the tone in your articles is neither elitist nor exclusive.