The Louis Vuitton Speedy holds a special place in our hearts at Keeks; when we opened our very first store in 2010, the first handbag we sold was a Speedy 30! And how perfectly symbolic—the Speedy epitomizes the concept we love most: luxury in the everyday.
The Speedy has certainly had plenty of practice at being effortlessly fabulous and functional. Born in 1930, this baby was originally named “The Express.” As you probably know, Louis Vuitton’s business originated in making trunks for travel in the late 1800s. Louis Vuitton says this “original city bag” was conceived as the reality of travel was evolving.
What’s truly amazing about this classic accessory is that even though the world has changed several times over since that era, the Speedy remains perfectly relevant. As Luxury Launches recounts, legend has it that Audrey Hepburn called Louis Vuitton herself in the 1960s to ask that he make a special, smaller travel bag for her. So the even more petite Speedy staked its claim as a fashion icon—no longer just for the odd voyage, this bag was now meant for the grand journey through every day.
These days, you can find the classically curved shape of this “travel case” in its definitive monogram print or with a modern twist—with a splash of daring graffiti, donning the demure Damier Azur pattern, or in a solid epi leather statement color. How far do you travel in a day? Do you need the sturdy leather handles of the 30, 35, or 40 model on your arm? Or maybe the teeny Speedy Neo is enough as you zip around town.
A Speedy in hand tells people you’re going places, and it’s the spirit of the Speedy that never wants to slow you down—no matter how many quick changes you need to make or different scenes you breeze through in a day.
Just in time to equip you for your summer adventures, check out our special spotlight selection of Speedies online!