Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 Damier Ebene Review

The Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 is an iconic piece. It’s been toted on the arm of Audrey Hepburn and other famous people. I purchased this bag several years ago when I stepped out of the world of retail. After working for two premium Australian fashion labels I  decided to purchase my first luxury ‘it’ bag and this was it.

Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 Damier Ebene

Louis Vuitton Speedy

Louis Vuitton introduced this bag in 1933. Over the last decade this bag has been produced in numerous materials and patterns. The Speedy comes in several sizes 25, 30, 35 & 45 making reference to the length of bag in centimetres. A nano version of the bag is also available but the utility factor of such a small piece is questionable.

At first I was quite hesitant to drop hundreds of dollars on the Louis Vuitton Speedy because it’s made out of canvas (not leather). Turns out it was well worth it. The Speedy 25 is a durable and functional bag and is a great piece to start your collection.


I chose the Damier Ebene canvas which has been surprisingly versatile. The mixture of light and brown squares work well with both neutral shades for summer/spring and my workwear which consists mostly of black and navy.


The quality and finish of the Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 is unparalleled. The inside of the bag is lined with red making it easier to locate your keys when you’re fumbling at the front door. There’s also a small pocket in the interior of the bag to keep your lipstick or cards handy.

Louis Vuitton Speedy Brass Lock


For a small bag the barrel shape ensures that every cubic square centimetre is useful. It’s a handy bag for heading out for a night in town. I’ve managed to stash a pair of heels and do a swap for flats. As a top handle style bag, it does get heavy so I tend to carry only what I need. Note: Today you can purchase a version of this bag available with a strap.

Final Thoughts On The Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 Damier Ebene

This is a fantastic bag and I’m so glad I purchased it when I did (it’s now doubled in price). It’s the perfect size and matches pretty much all my outfits. I’ve had this bag for over 7 years and I still receive compliments when I use it. If you’re looking to treat yourself for the first time, make sure you shortlist the Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 as an option. You won’t regret it.

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