Louis Vuitton Keepall Bags

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About the Louis Vuitton Keepall Bag

A Louis Vuitton classic, the Keepall is a highly coveted travel bag and a nod to its luggage-making history. With rounded leather handles and a spacious interior, its shape and purpose are akin to a duffle bag. Since its debut in 1930, the attention-grabbing, unisex Keepall remains one of the most enduring, iconic handbags of all time.

Materials and Craftsmanship of the Louis Vuitton Keepall Bag

Established in 1854, Louis Vuitton is known for crafting exceptional trunk and luggage goods universally recognized for its use of high-quality leather and remarkable attention to detail. The Keepall, arguably one of the brand’s most storied pieces, comes in two styles: the Keepall and the Keepall Bandoulière. The difference between the two is minor. The Keepall includes a top handle, while the other has a top handle plus a long strap designed for crossbody wear.

The House most frequently crafts the Keepall and Keepall Bandoulière using coated canvas, Louis Vuitton's trademark. The brand’s signature material provides collectors peace of mind when traveling with their Keepall bag, as its waterproof nature will ensure minimal wear and tearThose familiar with Louis Vuitton know it often utilizes the Monogram canvas and Damier Ebène canvas.

While eager shoppers can find a remarkable amount of vintage Keepalls in both patterns, the brand also releases frequent reimaginings. These consistent seasonal offerings, including limited edition bags and collections, feature more unique materials and elements. For example, under Virgil Abloh's creative direction, the brand produced a blue translucent version in addition to a striking Taiga iteration. On this bag, Abloh placed a prominent, rainbow-colored "X" against the matte black leather. However, if you're seeking a duffel suited for daily use, explore the vast Epi leather iterations, which come in an array of colors and combine modern elegance and timeless luxury.

Additionally, this bag comes in four sizes, including 45 cm, 50 cm, 55 cm and 60 cm. However, if you’re seeking a smaller bag, check out the Speedy, a tinier option as its largest size is 40 cm. While the House often reinvigorates this iconic bag, standard features of it include: 

  • Double handle
  • Coated canvas
  • Removable leather ID holder
  • Vachetta leather trimmings 
  • Padlock 
  • Double zipper
  • Cotton textile lining

Keepall Bandoulière 45: The smallest of the Keepalls, the 45 works great as a gym or overnight bag. Lightweight yet spacious, it’s a popular choice for anyone who doesn’t want a heavy shoulder bag. The Keepall Bandoulière 45’s measurements are 17.7” x 10.6” x 7.9”.

Keepall Bandoulière 50: The 50 is the middle size and works great for weekend trips. The Keepall Bandoulière 50 measures in at 19.7” x 11.4” x 8.7”. 

Keepall Bandoulière 55: The Keepall 55 is a popular choice in the collection as the next-to-largest LV duffle bag option. Its measurements are 21.7” x 12.2” x 9.4”. 

Keepall Bandoulière 60: Don’t forget that although the 60 is too big for carry-on air travel, you can always check it or use it for road trips. The Keepall Bandoulière 60 can easily pack a week’s wardrobe in its generously sized interior, which measures 23.6” x 13” x 10.2”. 

Louis Vuitton Keepall Value & Collectibility 

So, is a Louis Vuitton Keepall worth it? As one of the most recognizable bags, it certainly is valuable and worth the initial investment. Lucky for you, the secondary marketplace is a trove of Keepalls which means you’ll be able to find the perfect one. In early 2021, pre-loved Keepall 45 iterations in Monogram canvas often fetch, on average, more than $1,000. However, in contrast, its larger version, the Keepall Bandoulière 60, sells for approximately $1,300.