A handful of viral TikTok videos show you how to make a Louis Vuitton bag at home for just $ 45.
The videos do not show how to make a fake version of the designer brand bins – which is illegal in the US under federal trademark law – but rather demonstrate how to make a unique new tote bag with one of Louis Vuitton’s shopping bags and a PVC tote bag.
In recent months, Louis Vuitton’s tote-style bags, particularly the Weetego monogrammed design, which costs between $ 2,630 and $ 5,300 depending on size and style, have become must-have items for fashion fans around the world. But for many, the sky-high price tag puts the bag well beyond their budget.
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Tres chic! A handful of viral TikTok videos show you how to make a Louis Vuitton bag at home for just $ 45
Ta-da! The DIY trick shows you how to make a unique new tote bag with one of Louis Vuitton’s shopping bags and a PVC tote bag.
Bright idea: TikTok user Erika Nina shared her version on February 23
Inspiration: The bags appear to be styled after Louis Vuitton’s popular Weetego totes, which cost between $ 2,630 and $ 5,300 depending on size and style
But now, crafty style enthusiasts can put their own personal spin on the trend by creating their own version of the tote bag for just a fraction of the price.
It is unclear where the idea came from, although the TikTok user Erika Nina shared her version on Feb. 23.
She showed how she started with a Louis Vuitton orange paper grocery bag and a $ 45 DIY kit. Totery
First she carefully cuts out the fabric handles.
She turns to the DIYer, opens the clear PVC box and fits around the outside of the LV grocery bag before tucking in the overhangs to surround the paper on all sides and a hard base at the bottom adds.
Then she punches holes and uses a set of screws to attach a leatherette handle to each side.
A trend: a TikTok account for Tktkbag.com has created a similar DIY video that has been viewed nearly half a million times
How: After the fabric handles are cut, the Louis Vuitton shopping bag is wrapped in a PVC sleeve and a handle attached to each side
Pieces: All the necessary tools can be found in a $ 45 DIY kit from Totery – but you’ll need to buy something from Louis Vuitton to get the grocery bag
Finally, she adds rings at both ends that can hold a longer strap if she decides to add it later, and tops it all off with a silk scarf tied to the handle.
The video has nearly three-quarters of a million views on TikTok, as well as many surprised comments.
Several have also speculated that Louis Vuitton will be making its own pricey version in no time.
“LV is going to recreate this and sell it for $ 5,500,” one wrote.
“Yoooo, I wouldn’t be surprised if Louis Vuitton steals YOUR IDEA,” wrote another.
“Girl, I hope they don’t find it and steal it, this is great,” said another.
Popular: Designer Kellie Ford also tried the project, sharing her own tutorial on TikTok and Twitter
‘I love DIY projects because I love to turn nothing into something,’ she said
Wow! Kellie’s video has garnered even more attention, with nearly ten million views on Twitter
Erika noted, however, that the cost of the DIY Louis Vuitton tote bag costs a little more than just the Totery kit: Since Louis Vuitton isn’t just handing out free grocery bags, she also had to buy something.
The video has been followed by several others. A TikTok account for Tktkbag.com has made a similar DIY video that has been viewed nearly half a million times.
And designer Kellie Ford also tried the project by sharing her own tutorial on TikTok and Twitter.
“I love DIY projects because I love not turning anything into something,” she said BuzzFeed“I love not having to go out to buy something in the store and use things I might just have at home.”
Kellie’s video has garnered even more attention, with nearly ten million views on Twitter.