One of the most popular bags Louis Vuitton sells is the Louis Vuitton Speedy. It was actually the first Louis Vuitton bag I ever bought. The Louis Vuitton Speedy comes in 5 different sizes, and today I'm here to help you figure out what size LV Speedy bag is best for you.
History of the LV Speedy Bag
The Louis Vuitton Speedy bag that changed the course of Louis Vuitton forever. In 1930, the Speedy bag was modeled after the Keepall travel bag which is a big duffle bag used for travel, and the Speedy was designed to be used as an everyday bag.
In short, the LV Speedy was the first handbag Louis Vuitton ever released! At the time of its release, the smallest size was the Speedy 30, it was until Audrey Hepburn requested a smaller version, the Speedy 25, which put the Speedy bag on the map forever. Today, the Louis Vuitton Speedy bag comes in multiple different sizes, features different leather material, and there even are limited edition Speedy bags.
Different LV Speedy Measurements
The Louis Vuitton Speedy is known for its iconic duffle bag shape, a zipper across the top with a padlock, and lock at the closure. The LV Speedy is one of the most recognizable LV bags. The Speedy comes in 5 different sizes including: Speedy Nano, Speedy 25, Speedy 30, Speedy 35, Speedy 40. The smallest being the Speedy Nano and the biggest being the Speedy 40.
I always recommend people have an idea of the size of the bag you want before you go into the store. Below is a table of the Different Louis Vuitton Speedy Sizes and their measures!
(L x H x W)
|6.3″ x 4.3″ x 3.5″
|9.8″ x 7.5″ x 5.9″
|11.8″ x 8.3″ x 6.7″
|13.8″ x 9.1″ x 7.1″
|15.7″ x 9.8″ x 7.5″
What LV Speedy Size Should You Buy?
LV Speedy Nano
The Louis Vuitton Speedy Nano is the Smallest Speedy Bag Size and measures 6.3 x 4.3 x 3.5 inches.
If you are loving the mini bag rage, then the Speedy Nano is perfect for you! This bag was launched in 2015 and is so tiny and adorable. You can’t fit much inside, but still perfect for those who like to be minimalist and carry a credit cardholder, phone, lipstick, and not much more.
This mini sized bag, comes with a cross-body strap / Shoulder Strap.
Retail Price at $1,760
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LV Speedy 25
The Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 is the Small Speedy Bag Size and measures 9.8 x 7.5 x 5.9 inches
If you love small bags, but the Nano / mini bags are too small for you, then I highly recommend the Speedy Size 25. This small sized bag is such a great everyday bag for the person who doesn’t carry many things and wants to wear their Speedy bag in a cross-body form.
Speedy 25 cones with a cross-body strap
Retail Price at $1,350
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LV Speedy 30
The Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 is the Medium Speedy Bag Size and measures 11.8 x 8.3 x 6.7 inches
The most common, popular, and original LV Speedy size is the Speedy 30. This is the size that I own. Personally, I find there is ample amount of space to carry many things. I will warn you that if you put too much in it gets heavy and there is no cross-body strap available with this size, unless you purchase one of the limited edition Speedy bags.
Speedy 30 Does NOT come with a crossbody strap
Retail Price at $1,370
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LV Speedy 35
The Louis Vuitton Speedy 35 is the Large Speedy Bag Size and measures 13.8 x 9.1 x 7.1 inches.
If you are looking for a large bag, then I definitely recommend the Louis Vuitton Speedy 35. I predict this is the year that big bags make a comeback. What I love about the Louis Vuitton Speedy 35 is how roomy it is and how there is space to fit everything you need it. This is an ideal size for someone who is taller or someone who is looking to travel with their Speedy Bag.
Speedy 35 Does NOT come with a crossbody strap
Retail Price at $1,390
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LV Speedy 40
The Louis Vuitton Speedy 40 is the Largest Speedy Bag Size and measures 15.7 x 9.8 x 7.5 inches
The Louis Vuitton Speedy 40 is the largest of the Speedy bags (unless you count the Keepall Bags / which is a technically different collection but in the same family). If you want to add the largest Speedy size to your handbag collection, then this bag is perfect for you. For me, this is an ideal travel carry on bag or a weekender bag. I would definitely use the Speedy 35 or Speedy 40 size as a travel bag. The most Expensive Speedy Bag is the Speedy 40.
What I love about this size, is it can easily fit under the seat in front of you if you are traveling on a plane, train or even in the car.
Speedy 40 Does NOT come with a crossbody strap
Retail Price at $2,440
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Where can I buy a Louis Vuitton Speedy
There are multiple ways you can buy a Louis Vuitton Speedy bag. The first way is to go to a Louis Vuitton store or online. If you are looking to purchase a discounted authentic LV Speedy bag, then I definitely recommend purchasing a vintage one. My favorite places to purchase authentic vintage Louis Vuitton bags is Rebag and Fashionphile.
Since this bag has been around for almost 100 years you are able to find some incredible deals on vintage LV Speedy bags.
Recap on the Different Louis Vuitton Speedy Sizes
I highly recommend that you purchase the LV Speedy bag in the size that you feel comfortable and confident wearing! I find the bags I wear the most are the ones that I felt confident in when I tried on. I'd love to hear in the comments, do you own a LV Speedy bag?
Sincerely Petite in Paris,