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The Louis Vuitton Joke Bag

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No, I am not disparaging this bag by calling it a joke bag (the disparaging will come shortly) this bag is actually a joke bag. This bag has jokes written all over it. And not funny jokes, either. Oh, no, they are nowhere near funny. These are lame ass jokes your 80 year old sexist uncle tells. Actually, they are jokes by Henny Youngman who is from the 60’s. I know this is supposed to be cheeky because of course LV customers are all strong headed bitches and would only want this bag because of how unfunny they are. If you have trouble reading, let me give you a taste: Every time I meet a woman who can cook like my Mother….She looks like my Father. I’m embarrassed to even recite it. And they get worse. Another one: My wife went to the beauty shop and got a mud pack. For two days she looked beautiful. Then the mud fell off. Come on, please! Seriously? I would rather have the lyrics to Wonder Woman on my bag. The logo is designed by artist Richard Prince, who is known for his Jokes series work pertaining to sexual frustrations and middle-class American mentality. Thus the connection. Social statement? Maybe. Fashion statement? Definitely NOT! This bags, which has python trim that brings no redemption whatsoever, will be available at the end of the year but Rodney Dangerfield fans will have gotten them all before you can even say “No thanks”.

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111 thoughts on “The Louis Vuitton Joke Bag”

  1. Holy shit this is so offensive! The type of jokes take women decades back.

    Louis Vuitton just gets worse with each new release…..

  2. What woman on this planet would want to be seen with this bag? For me, this is in the same category of offensive as that swastika bag.

  3. Oh goodness…the complete ugliness of it…please Bag Snob…take it away…..

    Has LV gone off the deep end in trying to excite their customers?

  4. Are those texts really printed on the bag?They must lack good ideas at LV.This is the only reasonable explanation for this bag.

  5. You know, I’ve hated every thing Vuitton for a long time, but man, I really have to say that I love this bag.

    It’s irreverent, different, whimsical, and in a way, mocks the current Vuitton client base. Genius. I want it.

  6. the crazy thing is this bag could only be made by a person who *hates* LV. like what would happen if your “non-conformist” 17 year-old brother (with a knack for cultural references) would come up with. it’s such a mockery of the whole brand (and luxury clientèle) i wonder if marc jacobs is trying to bring the whole brand down? i can’t think of any other explanation!

  7. I haven’t been impressed with Marc Jacobs for a LONG time now. He’s so overrated. His clothes are trashy and unwearable, and the same goes for his fug bags as well. This is just the tip of the iceberg.

  8. Is this really going to hit the shops, or is it some kind of concept bag? I can’t believe no one at LV sat down before this went into production and said, “Guys, the thing is…this is a terrible idea. Really terrible.”

    Also, if the only way you can convey your sense of humour is to carry “jokes” printed on your $$$ handbag – you’re not witty.

  9. For all the words littering this already trashworthy bag, there are NO words to effectively describe its monumental ugliness, stupidity and disgusting waste of raw materials.

    If this is what rehab has done for Marc Jacobs, maybe he needs to go back to hard drug use. Preferably behind bars and in a strait jacket, so he can no longer flesh out these monstrosities and inflict them upon an already nauseated public. I just want to curl up and pet my Valextra bag until this wave of sensory-assaulting horror subsides.

  10. I totally agree with you, Karen–What a waste of materials. It’s sad, really. Marc Jacobs must have very little respect and regards toward the LV Clientele. Very insulting.

  11. I’ve always hated the new generation of Louis Vuitton bags. They look so cheap with that ugly logo plastered all over the bag. Now they look sexist too. Never owned one, never will!

  12. I love this bag! LV has made so much money, and know that they have a captive audience, that they can afford to satirize their brand. I have an LV that was my mother’s but I would never buy one. My friends are always going on about someones “new Louis”, and sneaking around their SO’s to blow thousands on these stupid things- when everyone else has them too! I’m SO over the thousand dollar bag with a designer label. I’m much more interested in something unique, a small designer, etc. Why are we holding ourselves captive by these brands?

    A better question is- why are you offended by these jokes? Because someone else has control over your self-esteem?

  13. IMHO, all LV bags are jokes.

    (At least all those with the Logo print all over – especially the brown ones.)

    And the joke is on the victims of hype who buy those butt-ugly things!

    And that isn’t envy speaking, I honestly wouldn’t buy them if I had the money.

    And money is all they are about, with that big logo plastered all over them: “Look at me, I’m rich!” Embarrassing.

  14. Why advertise your riches.. Keep it nice and easy!You do not have to be judged by What materialized things you carry or items to get your way in life!Make life simple and sweet.. Just give me one good looking bag to carry,not one to advertise my wealth if I had any!

  15. those jokes could be in spanish, the bag as a whole is hideous!

    did the people at Louis Vuitton just sit around and thought “gee, how can we make an ugly bag”

    and of course women who are desperately prying to be in with the trends will snap this bag in a hot minute. suckers, lol

  16. The only way Louis vuitton would scream “Look at me I am rich”

    Is if it is used as a meat and potatoe bag or as a laundry bag . As a normal use bag it screams “HI my name is Banal, I spent my mortgage money on this bag but salley and the girls say its cute so I am happy”

  17. Oh, no… now women are going to be sensitive (like joyce)

    Everyone remember the line of LV items designed by Isaak Mizrahi 1996? anyone recall who he designed it for??

    You know that if it made you look pretty or popular, you would wear it in a second. It is being made for vapid women.

  18. idunno ’bout u guys but i think its a nice looking bag if the jokes were removed ..but yet again if u dont like it then dont buy it

  19. Its gorgeous…. the combination of colors… the pinkish python trim with the lv monogram.. its simply to die 4…. and who gives 2 shits about whats written on it… the text gives it a gintagy look… its the best thing lv ever made. Bravo Marc Jacobs.

  20. EVERY ONE THAT KNOWS ME KNOWS I’M VERY “UNTRADITIONAL” IN EVERY AREA OF MY LIFE.. EXCEPT FOR ONE!!! LOUIS VUITTON MONOGRAM PURSES, WALLETS AND LUGGAGE. WHEN THEY STARTED TO ADD UGLY PINK DESIGNS, CHERRIES, WHITE BACKGROUNDS WITH TONS OF GOLD AND CRAP IT MADE ME SICK TO SEE THESE L.V.’S ON THE STREET. BUT NOTHING HAS MADE ME MORE SAD AND SICK TO MY STOMACH AS WHEN I JUST SAW THE “JOKE BAG” JUST NOW. WHERE HAVE I BEEN?? WHO WOULD DO THAT TO SUCH AN ELEGANT, STYLISH, CLASSICAL BAG??? YES, I KNOW, THERE IS WAR TO WORRY ABOUT, WORLD HUNGER, TAXES DUE AND SUCH. BUT WHEN YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH LOUIS VUITTON THAT’S IT, YOU ARE STICKEN WITH NO CURE FOR THE DISEASE. M.J. STICK TO YOUR OWN DESIGNS AND LEAVE LOUIS VUITTON ALONE, UP UNTIL NOW I WANTED TO OWN A PURSE BY YOU JUST TO SAY I HAVE ONE……. NOT NOW! YOUR DESIGN AND IDEAS REGARDING LOUIS VUITTON “SUCKS THE BIG ONE”, WHICH I’M SURE IS NOT A PROBLEM FOR YOU;-))

    VICKI

    P.S. LOUIS VUITTON ADDICT FOR THE PAST 44 YEARS AND WILL BE FOR THE NEXT 44 YEARS!!!!

  21. OMG LV u guys come up with some of the most interseting bags and i love it .its sooooo moderen and different and gifffernt is modern u put so much love, care and thought into each and everything you make from bags to shoes to more bags well done well done !!! xox HUGE FAN Alexandra

  22. I FEEL ‘SORRY’ FOR ALL OF THE PEOPLE WHO PLACED THESE COMMENTS..WHY? CAUSE YOU TALK ABOUT ‘LOUIS VUITTON’ BAGS LIKE YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT ‘NEW LOOK’ BAGS…PLEASE, STOP KIDDING YOURSELVES..YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO BUY L.V/LIMITED EDITION BAGS & SO YOU TRY TO MOCK THEM TO MAKE YOURSELVES FEEL BETTER. MARC JACOBS IS AN ICON..AND LOUIS VUITTON WAS MAKING TRUNKS/BAGS FOR KINGS LONG BEFORE YOU WERE BREATHING. GET REAL AND GO EARN SOME MONEY FOR GOD’S SAKE!! THEN MAYBE YOU CAN GO BUY A LOUIS VUITTON BAG.

  23. I have the ‘graduate’ bag form this range and it is the love of my life.

    I don’t own and other LVs as i believe they are a statement of wealth and I’m more of a ‘unique’ and ‘vintage’ style prefering person. I was also a hater of the white backgrounds and cherrys.

    This bag can only be described as beautifully exrtaordinary… the use of colours… the sense of humour, chuck in a bit of python there, why not? Who has honestly seen anything like this before? It is art.

  24. Well I like it. It is ironic. It’s a mockery of fashion.

    It’s announcing ‘look at me, i’m fashion and i’m a joke’. What’s not a terrible joke about fashion? maybe that’s what Marc Jacobs’ trying to express. seriously, i do respect it at this point,ha.

  25. Whatever, doesn’t matter if you think the jokes are offensive or not. If you guys got this bag for Christmas you’d treat it like the MILLION DOLLAR BILL YOU NEVER HAD, WHICH MEANS YOU’D CARRY IT MORE THAN ANY BAG YOU HAD AT THE MOMENT, YOU MIGHT SAY TO YOUR SELF WELL, I’LL CARRY IT CAUSE IT WAS A GIFT BUT I SURELY WOULDN’T PURCHASE ONE, WELL NO ONE WOULD EVEN CARRY SOMETHING THEY ABSOLUTELY HATED. THERE ARE FEW PEOPLE WHO CARRY THESE BAGS JUST BECAUSE OF THE HIGH QUALITY OF THE MATERIALS. IT’S A STATUS THING AND EVERYONE KNOWS IT.

  26. WHITE BACKGROUNDS WITH TONS OF GOLD AND CRAP IT MADE ME SICK TO SEE THESE L.V.’S ON THE STREET. BUT NOTHING HAS MADE ME MORE SAD AND SICK TO MY STOMACH AS WHEN I JUST SAW THE “JOKE BAG” JUST NOW.

  27. I am a female comedian that you see on your television almost every day,fighting to be successful in a male dominated field, mind you and I love this bag!

    I do think the design is tacky and somewhat cliche’, but the jokes are not the design problem.

    You ladies need to relax and realize that exactly the behavior you abhorr is the behavior that you are portraying by calling those jokes sexist- they are jokes!! AND whatever happened to taking things that hurt you and empowering yourself? Women talking about purses, is ANYTHING but stereotypical, right?

  28. Love LV!WHITE BACKGROUNDS WITH TONS OF GOLD AND CRAP IT MADE ME SICK TO SEE THESE L.V.’S ON THE STREET. BUT NOTHING HAS MADE ME MORE SAD AND SICK TO MY STOMACH AS WHEN I JUST SAW THE “JOKE BAG” JUST NOW.

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  33. Well I thinks the joke collection is superb, I have it and I am very pround of this bag it is a work of art and if any of you who are calling it had half a brain would buy it and make a small fortune on it, but guess what too late they are all gone. But I have mine. ha ha

  34. I am a female comedian that you see on your television almost every day,fighting to be successful in a male dominated field, mind you and I love this bag!

  35. I find it pretty amusing that everyone is getting totally worked up over a handbag! The bag is cute regardless who makes it-If you find it offensive merely stop looking at it and simply do not buy it! It is troublesome that people invest so much time and energy to be enraged over a handbag!If the same people put the same amount of time and energy into something that really impacted the world or even their communities maybe they could make a real difference in the world! LOL~

    Get off your high horse and stop being offended by a bag! Now I am going to continue my search to locate one of these so people can give me the sideways glare on the street and enrage themselves further! HAHA

  36. Get off your high horse and stop being offended by a bag! Now I am going to continue my search to locate one of these so people can give me the sideways glare on the street and enrage themselves further! HAHA

  37. No, I am not disparaging this bag by calling it a joke bag (the disparaging will come shortly) this bag is actually a joke bag. This bag has jokes written all over it. And not funny jokes, either. Oh, no, they are nowhere near funny.

    purses

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  40. First it looked ugly but then it just grew on me. It is frightfully expensive but I am glad I bought one since it is truly a wearable art. I have not been a LV fan nor have I been fond carrying handbags with other persons’ initials but mine. However, I made an exception to the Joke bag. I truly love it since it is perfect for those rara avis women like me. The initials had been degraded, bleached by the artist, Richard Prince, and then re-colored in either pink or orange or blue color. Old silly jokes purportedly by Henny Youngmen then are printed all over the degraded initials, hence the name “Joke” bag. It is what the French would call “Jolie Laide” bag. A beautiful ugly bag that is so practical with its roominess and luxuriously trimmed with karung skin just to push the price higher. If you are a fan of the Speedy bag, you would love the Joke bag. It was discontinued by LV so it has become so rare, you can’t even find them in the secondary markets. Once in a while, one or two will pop up for sale on ebay. If you are lucky, you could snag one. Enough said.

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