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Recently I found myself flush with cash (hi JD!), so I decided to splurge on the white Louis Vuitton Damier canvas print backpack that Kanye West is wearing in the photo. It goes against my nature to be wasteful, but I just had to have that backpack. Plus, my photographer Freddy O said I deserved it.

Yesterday, Fred went to the LV store at Lenox mall to see if they had the backpack in stock. He called me from the store once he got there and this is what he was told: The backpack is custom made for Knaye West who ordered every piece of LV luggage in that color.

The backpack is available to the public by custom order only. To place an order, you are required to pay half of the $15,000 cost up front. The backpack ships directly from Rome, Italy and takes 8 months to make.

$15,000??? :o Even if I had $15,000 I wouldn't spend it on a backpack! But hopefully Knaye will be in my neck of the woods soon wearing that backpack. I hear he doesn't travel with bodyguards... :)

  • ReadTheBlog

    Huh...I'm confused. To save face, please tell me you're joking :-) ?

  • MOCHAMOMMY

    I like his bag... And trust if I had 40 g's to spare, it would go on a bag (hell, I am entitled to do what I want with MY money, rite?)

  • teeteek

    If my money was as long as Kanye's I would...If u got it flaunt it.....

  • starr

    If i had it like these celebs, i'd buy it. Everyone one should have atleats one LV bag.....if they can afford it. Cuz u know u got these women out here dropping $$$$$$ on all kinds of stuff, and can't keep the lights on.....

  • cupcakes

    I agree..if you got it like that, why not!

  • BayArea

    Well, well, well. What is a girl to do???? So what is your second option Sandra! You still got all that cash and I know you still want your LV bag!!!

  • brwnsugga4you

    wow.

  • PAHairston

    For the record, I bought 2 very similar LV bags from China and you'd have to be a LV expert to tell the difference from the real ones. Price: $180 per bag and they the BOMB! Only po, ignorant black folks fronting would pay such a price for a bag, any bag. Hip/hop/rap entertainers need to realize that during these hard, economic times, they should be saving or investing er dime they make 'cause times are just gonna get harder. (Is this bag gone pay yo rent or feed all those chillen you're having?) As always, I leave you in peace.

  • MOCHAMOMMY

    PA, I understand what u're saying... I kinda agree. But Kanye doesnt have any kids (that we know about) so other than making a few wise investments (and the bag can be considered an investment b/c it can be sold on his name alone), I think Kanye is straight

  • mizzdallas

    IF I HAD THE MONEY I DAMN SURE WILL BUY ME A REAL LV BAG. AND KANYE WEST DOESNOT HAVE ANY KIDS AND IM PRETTY SURE HE MADE SOME WISE INVESTMENTS LOOK WHO IS HIS MENTOR CAMEL AKA JAY-Z SO HE IS STRAIGHT ON THAT. BESIDES SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO TREAT YOURSELF!!!

  • chat bout

    i wouldn't . ye surly can, unlike your girl monica who spends money on fukrey and have two babies. ye have zero babies.

  • MAJAHINEVERYWAY

    No. I personally wouldn't and I am a designer bag addict. I have a limit to how much I will spend on a designer bag at my current income level. (and my hubby's) ;) Some people cannot even afford an authentic bag, so I feel very fortunate to be able to spend $2,000-$4,000 on a designer bag. For those who can purchase the bag, that's what's up.

  • scorpio

    Kanye is too old for this style. The big back pack with the baggy clothes.

  • Sharonda

    If I had big big big money, yeah.But not with things heading, I rather invest into some stocks or mutuals or something lol even if I did have the money, but it is nice to splurge.I know I do on things I can afford.

  • http://www.myspace.com/eastpointvet eastpointvet

    kanye has a deal with LV to design some shoes or something with them so i doubt he paid one cent for that bag

  • PAGESINADIARY

    Create your own style. Stop wanting what you see the stars with! Get something that no one else has and watch them try to be like you!

  • Sharonda

    But then again, Kanye probably got that for free, so for an average person to spend that much is crazy.

  • teecee

    thats so damn gay....
    when did men become so flamboyant that they get dolled up worse than the girls.

    i say take yo pick to lil ray ray or peanut at the black folks flea market and he will have it for you next sat for fiddy dollars.

  • Coo Coo Bananas

    Heard he keeps his porn dvd collection in there.

  • ReadTheBlog

    And while I'm thinking about it, Kanye alwasy looks like he is on his way to wash a car or two!

  • http://www.myspace.com/millyly milly

    That would be a no for a $15,000 backpack...I dont even use backpacks anymore

  • bklynchick

    I would if I had the money.

  • lexdiamonz

    LMBAO @ coo-coo you know it aint tricking if you got it but for real you can cop it for 1200 Euros in Paris however before black folks go spending your money on LV please check that companies track record in reference their participation in the holocoust sad just sad