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What do you think of when you think of Louis Vuitton's iconic Speedy bag—that small-scale duffel in the brand's signature monogram coated canvas and leather trim? We've never owned one, but have always had a soft spot for the classic, lightweight shape, reasonable-ish (for Vuitton, that is) price tag, and the bag's complete teen-suburban domination—seriously, just try walking through a mall without spotting at least, like 20. It's sort of become this all-purpose luxury-ish handbag, a toteable rite-of-passage among brand-savvy teenagers in this country.
Whatever it is you think about Vuitton's Speedy, check this out: the company has just announced the launch of the Speedy Bandouliere, a Speedy with a shoulder strap! "The Speedy Bandoulière can be worn in new ways," says the release, "casually slung across the body or draped gracefully over the shoulder—as well as carried in the conventional manner, in the hand or on the arm, with the shoulder strap then becoming a deliberate detail." It's available in the four classic Speedy sizes.
Our question: for anyone who's resisted buying the Speedy before—our complaint has always been that toting it around by its teeny weeny little handles looks way too precious for a workhorse bag like this—would you buy the bag now that it's got a long strap? Let's put it to a vote, shall we.