Mystery Louis Vuitton shopper

Aiming for the super-high-end luxury goods buyer, Louis Vuitton has created just 24 “Tribute Patchwork” bags for sale worldwide at $52,500 each, and the Washington...

Aiming for the super-high-end luxury goods buyer, Louis Vuitton has created just 24 “Tribute Patchwork” bags for sale worldwide at $52,500 each, and the Washington Post’s gossip column wants to find out who is the mystery buyer in the DC area that bought one of only five available for sale in North America.

Because the discreet LV staff won’t say, Reliable Sources has been running requests to readers asking them to write in if they spot this odd-looking creation, made more than a dozen otherLV handbags stitched together.

Hermes “Kelly” bags these apparently are not. Limiting production of goods obviously can help build the exclusivity of a brand, but in this case the tactic and the product itself are generating the wrong kind of buzz.

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