This is a 100% authentic, Louis Vuitton VIP Couture 'Les Extraordinaires'
Neo Speedy PM in Noir Cuir Orfèvre with golden brass hardware.
A pre release to the Fall 2010 Fashion Show in Paris, this VIP Couture version was offered to a small number of Top Fashion Editors only. Designated by the circled 'P' (for Press) instead of a Date Code, its identical to the Runway Design, whilst the Limited Edition (mainline) design differed slightly.
When the Limited Edition version was released on 01.1.10 it was only available in two US stores: Louis Vuitton Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills and Louis Vuitton Fifth Avenue Maison, New York City, retailing at $5,450.
A stunning bag, crafted from a thick, finely grained calfskin, its supple, lightly sheened and incredibly beautiful.
Very strong, it will slouch when empty but not 'puddle' (see photo above) and is so rare to now find, you'll almost be assured to stand out from the crowd with her understated elegance.
Unused, this incredible piece has never been carried.
Protective film in place on the base feet and perfect Mink fringed trim to the hanging cloche, at first glace it looks nearly new.
However, when viewing closely there are hairline scratches to the base of the S lock with light friction rubbing from the top plate as is inevitable as soon as the protective plastic is removed. The leather clad upper part of the S lock displays some shallow surface impressions and there are two, diagonal fingernail scuffs to the front flap, (one to the middle RH and one slightly higher up on the LH side). Two, small, light fingernail scuffs to the rear LH side, visible on when you angle the bag away from you to view and two very tiny ones to the middle of the base, (all shown in close up photos above).
The top handle is excellent, with a natural lean to the back of the bag as part of its construction. Nicely shaped and firm but soft in the hand with feature glossy inking, (edge sealent) all intact. This glossy inking has an uneven texture, as part of its inherent finish, and is not crackled or worn at all.
Immaculate, lightly glazed lambskin leather lining with large slip pocket.
Made in France
28cm wide x 19cm high x 18cm deep
Top handle has a drop of 12cm (not suitable for the shoulder)