A HISTORY OF LOUIS VUITTON; TIMELINE

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Louis Vuitton is one of the most recognized luxury brands in the world, thanks to its iconic Monogram pattern. According to Forbes, LV was the most valuable luxury brand of 2015. At PORTERO you will find authentic pristine and pre-owned Louis Vuitton bags and accessories, at up to 75% off retail.

Learn about the history of this classic brand in this brief infographic, or dig deeper into the story of this French maison by scrolling through the timeline.

Louis Vuitton Timeline [infographic]

 

1837. 16 year-old Louis Vuitton arrives in Paris, by foot, and becomes the apprentice of  trunkmaker Monsieur Maréchal.

1854. Louis Vuitton opens his own shop at N°4 Rue Neuve des Capucines in Paris, France.

1858. Louis Vuitton introduces trunks in gray trianon canvas and flat top and bottom, making them the first stackable trunks.

1859. Louis Vuitton establishes an atelier in Asnières sur Seine, where it still stands today as a factory, museum, and family home.

1867. Louis Vuitton wins a bronze medal at the Exposition Universelle, in Paris.

1871. The shop moves to 1 rue Scribe.

1873. Louis Vuitton’s son, Georges Vuitton, joins the company.

1876. To avoid counterfeits and replicas, Vuitton changes the trianon canvas pattern to a beige and brown striped design, known as the Rayée Canvas.

1888. No matter his efforts, counterfeit Vuitton trunks was a big issue, and so the Damier canvas pattern is introduced and trademarked.

Louis Vuitton Damier EbeneLouis Vuitton Petit Malle Damier $5,095. Pre-Owned Louis Vuitton Damier Boite Flacons $ 3,800. Louis Vuitton Damier Grimaud $2,600. Louis Vuitton Nolita GM Damier Ebene $1,380.

 

1889. Louis Vuitton wins a gold medal at the Exposition Universelle.

1892. Louis Vuitton dies.

1896. The Monogram Canvas is introduced, taking inspiration from the popular Oriental designs that were in vogue during the Victorian era.

Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas available on PORTERO.comPre-Owned Louis Vuitton Moyen Montsouris MM Monogram Canvas Backpack $750. Louis Vuitton Doc PM Monogram Canvas Bag $1,400. Louis Vuitton NN14 Monogram Idole GM $2,850.Louis Vuitton Tambourine Monogram Canvas $660.

 

1897. Georges’ son, Gaston-Louis Vuitton, joins the company.

1914. The Louis Vuitton store at 70 Avenue des Champs-Élysées opens its doors, replacing the store at 1 Rue Scribe.

1930. The Keepall makes its debut.

Louis Vuitton Keepall bags available on PORTERO.comLouis Vuitton Keepall Bandouliere 52 Monogram $599. Louis Vuitton Keepall 50 Black Epi Leather $980. Louis Vuitton Keepall 50 Tan Epi Leather $1,050. Louis Vuitton Keepall 55 Red Epi Leather $899.

 

1930s. Georges decides to make a smaller version of the Keepall, and the Speedy is born.

Louis Vuitton Speedy bags available on PORTERO.comLouis Vuitton Green Graffiti Speedy 30 Monogram $1,860. Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 Damier Azur$690. Louis Vuitton Caresse Mink Speedy 25 $4,070. Louis Vuitton Monogram Green Kusama Speedy 30 $2,150.

 

1932. A champagne producer needs a bag able to hold five bottles of champagne, and Louis Vuitton creates the Noé.

Louis Vuitton Noe bags available on PORTERO.comVintage Louis Vuitton Petit Noe Yellow Epi Leather $580. Louis Vuitton Noe Red Epi Leather$540. Louis Vuitton Petit Noe Etain Epi Leather $980. Louis Vuitton Noe Blue Epi Leather $460.

 

1934. Inspired by the Art Deco movement, the Squire bag is created. Today, the Squire is known as the Alma, after Place de L’Alma, a square in Paris.

 Louis Vuitton Alma bags available on PORTERO.comLouis Vuitton Alma BB Azteque $2,300. Louis Vuitton Alma Monogram $650. Louis Vuitton Alma Monogram Vernis PM $1,675. Louis Vuitton Alma in Red Epi Leather $699.

 

1936. Georges Vuitton dies.

1954. In honor of Louis Vuitton’s 100th anniversary, the flagship store moves from the Champs-Élysées to AvenueMarceau.

1970. The third generation Vuitton owner, Gaston Vuitton, dies.

1985. Launch of the Epi Leather collection.

Louis Vuitton Epi Leather Bags Available on PORTERO.comLouis Vuitton Saint Jacques PM Yellow Epi Leather $530. Louis Vuitton Alma GM Blue Epi Leather$1,600. Louis Vuitton Tilsitt Brown Kenyan Fawn Epi Leather $620. Louis Vuitton Art Deco MM Black Epi Leather $299.

 

1997. Marc Jacobs becomes Louis Vuitton’s first creative director, designing the company’s very first prêt-à-portercollection.

1998. Opening of Louis Vuitton store on the Champs-Élysées.

2001. Launch of Louis Vuitton jewelry.

2003. Louis Vuitton collaborates with Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, creating the Multicolore Monogram.

Read:Takashi Murakami for Louis Vuitton

Takashi Murakami for Louis Vuitton bags available on PORTERO.comLouis Vuitton Murakami Monogram Panda Handbag $599. Louis Vuitton Dalmatian Sac Rabat Monogram Canvas and Pony hair $1,325. Louis Vuitton Murakami Cherry Blossom Pochette $580.Louis Vuitton White Multicolore Pochette $340.

 

2006. Launch of the Monogram Mini Lin and Damier Azur lines.

2008. Launch of the Graphite Damier and Sofia Coppola Collections.

2007. The popular Neverfull tote enters the market.

Louis Vuitton Neverfull Totes available on PORTERO.comLouis Vuitton Cyan Turquoise Blue Epi Neverfull MM $1,499. Louis Vuitton Monogram Rose Velours Ikat Neverfull MM $2,750. Louis Vuitton Red Monogram Kusama Waves Neverfull MM$3,100. Louis Vuitton Green Monogram Graffiti Neverfull GM $3,200.

 

2013. Nicolas Ghesquière replaces Marc Jacobs as Artistic Director.

2013. The Louis Vuitton Capucines is introduced.

2014. The Petit Malle is unveiled.

Louis Vuitton Petit MalleLouis Vuitton Red Epi Petite Malle $5,200. Louis Vuitton Petite Malle Damier Ebene $5,095. Louis Vuitton Black Epi Petite Malle with Gold Trim $5,600. Louis Vuitton Monogram Petite Malle$5,200.

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LOUIS VUITTON BOND STREET BAG

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Bond Street – a bag named after the major shopping street in London can never go wrong. The famous Bond Street is known throughout the world for its elegant stores, exclusive brands including designer fashion. If you happen to go to London one day, make sure you plan a visit.

Introducing the latest Louis Vuitton Bond Street Bag for the Fall Winter 2017 Collection. This bag looks feminine, classy and luxurious. And perhaps it can be used as your new everyday bag.

The Design

This tote is absolutely stunning and practical. The trapezoid shape and the lady-like look will make flaunting effortless. This bag is blend with the iconic Monogram Canvas and Taurillon Leather. The body of this bag is crafted in Monogram Canvas while the center (the beautiful colored stripe) is made in leather. This combination is not new; we’ve seen Louis Vuitton implemented the same style on the Wight Bag.

You can carry the Bond Street Bag in multiple ways. First it comes with a top handle (one-handle), but it also comes with a leather shoulder strap that can be detached. This leather strap has the same color as the leather in the center of the bag.

The Interior

Not only is the exterior fabulous, but the interior is practical as well. The front flap opens with a magnetic closure and inside you will find the main compartment, 1 interior double smartphone pocket and 1 interior zipped pocket. There are plenty of spaces to organize your belongings.

The Sizes And Prices

Measuring 8.3’ x 11’ x 4.7’ (L x H x W) inches, priced at $1950 USD, $2330 CAD, €1450 euro, £1350 GBP, $2580 AUD, $16100 HKD, ¥230040 CNY, ¥14900 CNY via Louis Vuitton boutiques.

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LOUIS VUITTON MY LOCKME BAG

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For a new bag, the Lockme has walked a long way. There are now multiple-types of Lockme Bags created. Starting from the first Lockme tote, then the LockMeto Bag.

The Louis Vuiton My Lockme Bag is a new bag for the Fall Winter 2017 Collection. It’s slightly different than the Lockme II Bag. Let’s talk about that.

The Design

The My Lockme Bag is a contemporary bag and it’s an updated version of the Lockme II Bag. This bag is created to challenge the classic school bag, which is explains the shape and look.

The Lockme II Bag is definitely here to stay and it’s already considered a classic. The My Lockme Bag is a new addition, but it could be discontinued in the future. So for those that want a different variation of the Lockme Shoulder Bag, here is a chance to grab one.

So what’s new about the My Lockme Bag? First it’s the front flap. It has the Envelope V-shape front flap while the Lockme II version has the rectangle-shaped flap. The shape is also different, in fact the My Lockme is slightly smaller than the Lockme II Bag and the interior is also different.

The My Lockme Bag features LV Twist Lock Closure on the front and top handle for hand or elbow carry. It also comes with an adjustable strap that can be removed anything you want. It’s crafted from soft supple calfskin. There is also a zipped backpocket for your instant-essentials.

The Interior

This bag has a well-organized interior. If you open the flap, you will find an open middle pocket, 2 separated compartments and a flat front pocket inside. This bag is not only ultra fashionable, but also versatile and functional at the same time.

The Sizes And Prices

Measuring 10.6’ x 7.8’ x 3.9’ inches, priced at $2910 USD, $3550 CAD, €2080 euro, £1940 GBP, $24100 HKD, ¥343440 JPY, $3700 AUD, ¥22300 CNY
via Louis Vuitton boutiques.

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LOUIS VUITTON LONG BEACH BAG

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Get ready for Louis Vuitton, again! Because there is another new bag in town. Meet The Louis Vuitton Long Beach Bag for the Fall Winter 2017 Collection. Now how often does this brand create a bag with long handles? Not much. So here’s a chance to grab a unique tote (and we love the name btw).

The Design

Everything about the Long Beach Bag is exciting. It’s modern, shiny and refined with the famous Monogram Vernis print. This print is made from patent calfskin, which is impeccable and durable.

Just like a tote bag, the body is spacious and perfect. You can also use it as a shopping bag or just like it name says; as a beach bag. The Monogram print already reveals its true identity, so flaunting is effortless here. The top is crafted with two thin leather handles; they are long enough to carry on your shoulder.

So what’s more? There are two smooth leather tassel added, which has been attached just below the handles. These two tassels create a touch of playfulness to the modern look.

The Interior

This tote is roomy, so there is plenty of space to fill in your daily essentials. It also comes with a removable zipped pouch, which is also designed in Monogram Vernis Print. This pouch is added to help you keep your small necessities secure and accessible.

The Sizes And Prices

Measuring 16.5’ x 10.6’ x 5.1’ inches, priced at $2050 USD, $2540 CAD, €1490 euro, £1390 GBP, $17000 HKD, ¥241920 JPY, $2650 AUD, ¥15800 CNY via Louis Vuitton boutiques.

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LOUIS VUITTON CAMERA POUCH

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Remember the Saint Laurent Blogger Bag? Or the Lady Dior Camera Case? Well, we are about to make your life harder because there is another similar stunning pouch. It’s the Louis Vuitton Camera Pouch from the Fall Winter 2017 Collection. This bag is already gorgeous beyond words, but the interior will even make it more irresistible for you. Read the story.

The Design

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Just like any other Camera Case or Pouch, this Louis Vuitton version is made with a rectangle squared shape. It’s beautifully refined with round edges and it’s crafted in patent calfskin.

This bag is not just another Camera Pouch it was inspired by the customized Louis Vuitton Trunks. The design is not only adorable but it’s also embellished with the house signature Monogram print for effortless flaunting.

The Camera Pouch comes with a jewel-like gold chain, but you can remove it anytime and carry it as a clutch. The combination of patent, design and monogram print will make your fashion style pop out in any gathering.

The Interior

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The interior is even more intriguing but also surprising. Besides the main compartment to store your necessities, it also comes with a removable cardholder and zipped coin pocket. These two extra additions can also be carried separately or in another bag. So basically it’s three accessories for one price. Now can you get a better deal?

The Sizes And Prices

Measuring 7.2’ x 4.5’ x 1.6’ inches, priced at $1030 USD, $1190 CAD, €700 euro, £650 GBP, $8550 HKD, ¥115560 JPY, $1240 AUD, ¥7900 CNY via LV boutiques.

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LOUIS VUITTON GRACEFUL BAG

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In reference to the Louis Vuitton’s Travel Heritage, the Creative Director Nicolas Ghesquière continuously explores new ways to connect the house’s history with new bag designs. Meet the Louis Vuitton Graceful Bag for the Fall Winter 2017 Collection. It’s the perfect everyday bag because of the classic look and the practical interior.

The design

The Graceful Bag is a hobo bag crafted with care. Every detail is a vital element for the success of the overall look. This bag is light-weighed, making it effortless to carry by hand or on the shoulder.

The body is embellished in the signature Monogram Canvas or Damier Ebene. It’s beautified with curvy shape and the top is connected with oversized gold hardware eyelets. One eyelet is attached to the signature LV leather nametag, which finalizes the design with a touch of chic’ness. Another leather tag has been stitched on the center top and it reads: ‘Louis Vuitton Paris’.

The Interior

What makes this bag an everyday bag has more to do with its interior than exterior. The inside is quite spacious and is refined with cotton canvas lining in red shade. Besides the large main compartment to store your essentials, you will also find a zipped pocket inside.

The Sizes And Prices

There are two sizes available:

Louis Vuitton Graceful PM Bag
Size: 14’ x 10’ x 4’ inches
Price: $1250 USD, $1590 CAD,

Louis Vuitton Graceful MM Bag
Size: 16’ x 12’ x 4’ inches
Price: $1390 USD, $1770 CAD

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