When you think of the most established luxury fashion brands, there are probably a select few that instantly pop in your mind. Let me guess—Louis Vuitton is one of them, yes? Thought so. It really does make perfect sense: Since its inception in the 1800s (a little history lesson here), the leading international fashion house has been synonymous with the most covetable items—especially its monogrammed bags.
Given the brand’s storied history, Louis Vuitton has designed quite the range of It bags that truly have withstood the test of time. In fact, I recently uncovered an image of Audrey Hepburn from 1966 carrying her iteration of the beloved Speedy bag—and it got me thinking. What other iconic bags have been celebrity favorites over the last several decades? Naturally, I had to do a little digging.
Ahead you’ll find a timeline of sorts that highlights just a few (there are many) of the Louis Vuitton bags I’ve seen A-listers carry for years. What you'll notice is that all of the silhouettes you'll see—even the older styles—are still highly relevant today (talk about investments).
Keep scrolling to learn more. And, if you’re looking to invest in a new Louis Vuitton bag, shop each style featured either vintage, preowned, or brand-new.
The Speedy bag is one of the most popular Louis Vuitton bags in existence. Believe it or not, the Speedy 25 size launched when Audrey Hepburn personally requested it for her collection.
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One of the most iconic Louis Vuitton silhouettes, the duffle has withstood the test of time from its first introduction decades ago thanks to its stylish and practical nature (you can basically fit a week’s worth of travel inside). While Naomi Campbell opted for a blue iteration of the bag here, the classic monogram will always be a strong investment.
The Montsouris Backpack
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There are many backpack silhouettes on the market now, but this classic style was often slung over the shoulders of the coolest celebs. Case in point: Mariah Carey here in ’99.
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While it’s always been popular, this pint-size bag has been infiltrating throughout the celeb set for years and years as a small but statement-making accessory to complement a night-out look.
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You probably spot this tote bag everywhere. As the name describes, you can basically fit your entire life inside (it will never get full), as Reese Witherspoon highlighted here out and about in 2014.
The Petite Malle
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As Jennifer Aniston showcased during a Louis Vuitton runway show a few years ago, this small bag (launched in 2014 by Nicolas Ghesquière, who modeled it after classic Louis Vuitton trunks) has become a celebrity go-to for events.
Gaston-Louis Vuitton (a descendent of Louis Vuitton) designed this bucket silhouette in 1932 after a Champagne producer asked him to develop a functional bag to carry bottles of bubbly. Today, Julianne Moore still carries the must-have.
The Multi-Pochette Accessories
While new this season, this hybrid crossbody bag is shaping up to be a favorite amongst celebs like Hailey Bieber. It will definitely have longevity.