The speedy gets a strappy makeover
Louis Vuitton's Speedy is one of the most popular and iconic bags of all time (we ranked it at no.3 in our classic handbags countdown) and it's had quite a few notable re-inventions in its time. But for the first time since its launch in 1932, the Speedy has been given an actual, structural update: it's now gained a shoulder strap in addition to its twin top-handles.
This latest phase of evolution for the speedy comes hot on the heels of a more general trend towards practical bags that leave the hands free. Here at the Bag Lady we see this as a massive step forward for this wonderful bag, which was originally designed with the march of modern technology in mind. It's high time that it caught up with women's physiology as well as the workings of the automobile, we say!