Speedy 30 Review
To me she’s most the iconic LV bag out there and I love my Speedy 30 for many reasons.
My top 10 are (I tried to keep it to 5 but couldn’t):
- She’s suitable for casual, business and some formal occasions
- She looks great as she ages (my bag is 10 years old)
- She holds her value
- She’s a great travel companion (size & security)
- She looks great empty
- She looks great full
- Her canvas is extremely durable
- She’s easy to clean
- She’s the perfect size of Boston bag
- Like a good friend, she always brings a smile to my face
If you’re wondering why I don’t use a purse organizer or Speedy 30 base shaper, it’s all down to preference.
Personally, I love the slouchy look when she’s more empty than full.
When we’re travelling, she’s naturally more stuffed with a cozy wrap and I love that look too.
My decision to accept how she looks without using a shaper like Samorga’s is because Louis Vuitton didn’t include one in her design.
My thinking is, it’s possible that the edges are more prone to be bumped and scratched with a base or organizer insert.
The decision comes down to personal preference for more, or less, structure and organization, there’s no right or wrong. It’s really whatever look enables you to enjoy your bag the most.
To help you make a decision, you can check out Samorga Speedy 30 organizers here, they are in the $50+ range.
Speedy 30 shapers can be found at Pursebling and they retail for less than $30.
There’s also sell a less expensive acrylic alternative for less than $20.
I think the acrylic base shaper will be harder on the corners; if I was going to purchase one I would go for the softer option.
If you are in the market to purchase one, you can by new or preloved.
She currently retails for $970 at Louis Vuitton.
If you would prefer to go down the preloved or look for a vintage Speedy 30, Fashionphile are a the largest and well know reliable online retailer. A 10 year old bag like mine will be in the $700+ price range, depending on condition.
It may seem like a lot to spend on a bag, and in pure dollar terms it is.
However, cost per wear over the length of time I’ve had mine is minimal and she still looks like new.
When I reflect on the number of less expensive trendy bags I’ve purchased, I no longer have or use them and they’re resale value was virtually zero!
These days I’d rather have fewer bags of higher quality and really get my enjoyment and money’s worth out of them. There’s also more room in my closet and my appreciation for the one’s I do have is greater.
One of the things I loved when I was younger, was learning from the older women I admired.
Now as an “older women”, I appreciate how much wisdom we can share with the young peeps in our life who are interested in hearing what we have to say.
The Huffington Post wrote a wonderful article on this and every one of the 20 “truths” they share resonates with me. I’d love to hear what you think.
Glow with the flow, xo