Louis Vuitton joins forces with Comme des Garçons – here’s one of the results…

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This year, Louis Vuitton celebrates 30 years in Japan with the opening of a small concession inside Tokyo’s Comme des Garçons. Comme des Garçons foudner Rei Kawakubo has not only re-designed the entire store to incorporate the famous LV monogram (don’t worry, it’s not permanent), she’s also created a limited edition collection of her own version of some of the bags, including the multi-handled Speedy shown above.

If you want to buy this, you’re going to have to take a trip to Tokyo – they’re not accepting telephone or Internet orders, and according to the press release, it’ll be "several months" before the bag is shipped to the Vuitton store of your choice for collection.

Rei Kawakubo says: "These are party bags to celebrate the 30 years of Louis Vuitton in Japan. In designing them, I have kept Louis Vuitton’s traditional concept as it is, but sometimes two handles become one, sometimes two handles become eight… "

What do you think?

[Via Bag Snob]

12 Comments

  • July 14, 2008

    randimae

    Ugh, TERRIBLE.

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  • July 14, 2008

    Honeybee

    One word: no.

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  • July 14, 2008

    Kate

    I find that bag to be deeply unsettling. So if that’s what they’re going for, great.

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  • July 14, 2008

    gokarm

    Why must the handle overshadow the bag so? What a ridiculous waste of materials. I never thought of myself as a minamalist, but honestly, those extra 6 handles OUGHT to serve some sort of purpose and they don’t.

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  • July 14, 2008

    Amanda

    So, if you carry this on your arm, then your arm goes through the smallest loop at the bottom, and then you’ve got some sort of space rings a la George Jetson coming off you?

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  • July 14, 2008

    Danielle

    Do you hold the top handle or the bottom handle??

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  • July 14, 2008

    The Fashion Police

    The idea, I think, is that you can use whichever set of handles you want, to change the height at which the bag is carried. But it’s mostly supposed to be artistic…

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  • July 14, 2008

    Diana

  • July 15, 2008

    peachfish

    If the plan was for it to sit on a shelf somewhere looking like an interesting exercise in design, it has succeeded. As an actual, usable, attractive purse, it has failed.

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  • July 15, 2008

    Han

    Reminds me of those pictures you see in The Guiness Book of World Records of the people with horribly long fingernails.

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  • July 15, 2008

    Cassie

    I actually think it’s really cute and different. I don’t even like LV bags AT ALL but I think this is adorable. Small size, cute shape, and the handle makes it something different that they have never done before that is totally unique and eye catching.

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  • July 16, 2008

    Si

    Moronic. LV have a stock of fantastic bags but every so often they produce a piece of rubbish and this is an example. They should really stick to the classic ones they do instead of always trying to find something new to do.

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