First-Time Fixer Upper: Louis Vuitton Promenade XXL

So, while my husband slumbered beside me last night, I was trolling for vintage LV… again. For the 5th time this week, actually.

I’ve been tossing around the idea of buying another vintage Louis Vuitton for a while now, deciding that I want a bigger size piece for travel that had a zipper on the top – unlike the LV Neverfull. My current LV arsenal already consists of a vintage crossbody and a super lady-like Concorde.

LV Concorde

I guess around midnight I just decided to go for it. Maybe that’s why I woke up in a cold sweat this morning, thinking “did I really buy that bag or was it just a really lucid dream?”

Here’s what I ended up snagging.


It’s a made in France, year 2000 Promenade. It’s a biggie – I had my eye on a Keepall 55 for a bit, but I like that this is more of a shoulder bag than a duffle. It looks like it’s in really good shape for what I paid for it – I’ve seen ones in similar conditions go for 3x my price.

The one thing I’ve been second guessing a little bit is the size. You can bet your ass I’ve been scouring the internet ever since I clicked purchase to see how this bag measures up in real life.

I also read a super helpful blog on restoring it to give the bag a little face-lift once I get it. I bought some Cadillac Boot and Shoe Leather Lotion, some Mr. Clean Magic Erasers and some Blue Magic 300 Metal Polish Cream off of Amazon to bring it closer to its former glory.

If this all goes well, it’ll be an awesome travel bag – and possibly diaper bag in the future. Hell no on the frumpy mom bag for me. I ain’t about that life.





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