Isn’t it ironic that Louis Vuitton is the most loved and purchased luxury brand in Italy? Mysteries apart, I decided to write this article after seeing a fashion blogger carrying the millionth LV speedy monogram bag on her arm.That image brought me back to a strengthen thought I have kept in mind for I long time and I haven’t shared with anyone yet. The concept of Louis Vuitton speedy bag debasement.
Please, I am not saying that it’s wrong to buy a piece of history like that. I just want to share with you the concept has spread here in Italy in the last 10 years. The huge abuse of the Louis Vuitton Speedy bag.
For a period I had a “love story” with a beautiful Damier azur speedy 30. Everything went right until the day I realized that a real Speedy bag invasion started in my country. I saw so many LV Monogram, Mini Lin, Damier and Epi that I began to have nightmares in the night.
Boasted originals, fakes made with plastic leather or just fakes in real leather it doesn’t really matter. During the last years I had a bellyful (that became Indigestion) of any kind of speedy. More that a luxury Icon Louis Vuitton became (and I am afraid is still becoming) a symbol of trash.
A cult object became a too popular bag. You can see many people of different social class wearing it, especially the ones that can’t really afford it. Women with bad taste and graceless with the concept that, if you wear a Louis Vuitton, you elevate yourself to an higher social class and automatically get a place in the Olympus of elegant people.
So sorry guys, but to me there is nothing to do about the LV speedy, my mind recognise this object like a trashy symbol. To me, It means all you would like to obtain in your life but you won’t actually never get.
And you, what you think about this bag? Still a cult bag or a trash object?