Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 vs 30 – debating between the two? I thought so. It can be a tough decision! As an owner of both size bags I thought that I would give a detailed review to help you make that decision. They are both great bags, it’s just about preference. Hopefully we can get to a deciding factor!
I had a hard time deciding too..that’s why I now have both sizes 🙂 Ultimately, I use them both but there is ONE thing I would do differently and I will let you know what that is later on in this article..
In the mean time, let’s get into the review! For reference, I am 5’4.5. In photos, the damier azur (white print) is the Speedy 25. The monogram print is a Speedy 30. However, both sizes come in both prints as well as the damier ebene (brown checkered).
Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 vs 30
- Speedy 30: 30 x 21 x 17 cm ( length x height x width )
- Speedy 25: 25.0 x 19.0 x 15.0 cm ( length x height x width )
As you can see there is not a HUGE difference but the speedy 30 is a bit more comfortable to get your hands in and out of. You can also fit quite a few more items. The speedy 25 is more compact and may be better for someone who carries less items on a daily basis. However, the speedy 25 does still hold quite a bit!
Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 vs 30
What will fit in your Speedy
- Small snacks
- Small water bottle (more comfortable in 30)
- Small notepad or notebook
- Sunglasses with case
- Key pouch
- Regular size wallet
What won’t fit in your Speedy
- Bulky sweater or blanket
- Large books
*In this case, I recommend looking at the Louis Vuitton Neverfull for school or work purposes.
- Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 $1,020.00
- Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 $1,000.00
With only a $20 price difference I would not suggest this being a determining factor. Pick the size you think will look best on your body and what size you think will be most comfortable and useful.
Wear & Tear
Due to the handbags being canvas they hold up extremely well. Both of my speedy’s are 10 years plus old! The patina (leather on handles) does darken over time. It turns to a honey color.
The BEST way to prevent wear & tear to your handbag is to treat it with my holy grail spray. I have gotten dirt & even lipstick on my handbags and they have WIPED off (with a baby wipe) because I treated them.
Where to Get Louis Vuitton On Sale
Louis Vuitton never has sales. They don’t have outlet stores. Bummer right?
I have good news though!
The BEST way to get Louis Vuitton for MAJOR sale is to buy pre-owned. I actually did this with my Louis Vuitton Speedy 30. I bought it here and saved hundreds of dollars! I highly recommend consignment. No one is going to know whether you bought it brand new or gently owned. It’s like buying a brand new car or a gently used one. As long as it’s authentic (which it is from the wesbites I’m recommending) than who cares!
What I wish I knew First
I wish that someone had told me how annoying it can be to carry a top handle bag at all time. While I do love the Speedy, I would recommend getting the one with the strap! It’s much more functional and versatile (it is more expensive). The strap increases the bag by around $450 but if you like bags with straps it’s essential.
Just know your lifestyle. If you are fine with top handle bags than go for the original. If you find yourself using lots of totes or bags with straps than consider spending the extra money.
EIther way, whether you choose to buy brand new or pre-owned, strap or no strap, original monogram or damier azur one thing is certain: You will LOVE your speedy! It’s a classic handbag that will never go out of style. That’s so important when purchasing luxury items!
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