People always ask, “Mistress Susan, what is the best bargain you have ever taken advantage of?” It’s the Louis Vuitton Alzer 80. It retails for $8,950, and with 8% tax, the price jumps to $9,666. I bought a 1991 Alzer 80 from a reputable Charlotte-based luxury dealer for $1,875. The 25-year-old piece is in excellent shape, and the seller even had the handle replaced by Louis Vuitton — the receipt was included.
What I Covet: The 1996 Louis Vuitton Centenaire Manuel “Manolo Blahnik” Rodriguez Shoe Case, which sold for $4,095 some four years ago.