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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Get a Sneak Peek at Louis Vuitton’s Upcoming Pre-Fall 2018 Collection

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Monogram Makes a Major Comeback at Louis Vuitton’s Fall 2015 Menswear Show

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LOUIS VUITTON PATCHWORK WAVES PATTERN PRINT

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To really learn to appreciate the new Patchwork Waves Pattern Print of Louis Vuitton, you need to look more closely on the exterior with eyes on details. This pattern is specially created for the Cruise 2018 Collection, but it’s ideal to match with urban looks or casual clothes. And perhaps it’s perfect as well for the upcoming Spring and Summer seasons.

The Patchwork Waves Pattern is mixed with the Classic Damier Azur Checks on the Palm Springs Backpack Then a new layer has been blended on the top to create a sophisticated look. You will spot waves (or cloud-like) in multicolor black, red and dark red. It’s balanced with the beige shade of the Damier Azur in the background.

On the Twist Bag, the Patchwork Waves Pattern has been combined with Epi Leather. So the blend depends on the type of handbag you choose.

This design is interesting and eye-catching, but is it fashionable enough to make you invest? Let us know in the comment section.

The Prices And Sizes

Louis Vuitton Palm Springs PM Backpack
Size: 9.5’ x 14.6’ x 5.5’ inches
Prices: $2220 USD, $2880 CAD, €1690 EUR, £1580 GBP, $18000 HKD, $3000 AUD, ¥264600 JPY, 16800 CNY.

Louis Vuitton Twist MM Bag
Size: 9.1’ x 7.1’ x 3.1’ inches
Prices: $4200 USD, $4700 CAD, €2750 EUR, £2570 GBP, $29900 HKD, $4900 AUD, ¥467640 JPY, 29400 CNY.

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The Louis Vuitton Pallas

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I was thinking about brands that are popular but that I don’t cover that much anymore, and Louis Vuitton came to mind. Like many others, my first high-end designer bag was from the brand, and it was the tiny Wapity Clutch (which I still own and still adore). Over the years, I picked up a few limited edition pieces, but I started to pull away from the brand and toward others.

Louis Vuitton is most known for its monogram canvas, and while it has tried to distance itself from some of its most popular bags, it seems the people have spoken and Monogram may be making a comeback for the brand in a decidedly up-market way. The first monogram bag I’ve liked from the brand in quite a while is the Louis Vuitton Pallas.

The majority of the Pallas bag is the Monogram canvas, but the interior of the bag has colored calf leather peeking out, giving it a very distinctive look. There’s a smaller crossbody version, the Pallas BB, which is, of course, the version I like best. The interior is more luxe than other LV bags, with microfiber lining. The price is also much higher, which seems to be the norm for LV in general now. There isn’t much more to this bag; it’s a great size, it has an adjustable shoulder strap, and it’s all about the Monogram.

Louis Vuitton Pallas BB

I’m kind of surprised I like this bag as much as I do, but I guess I’ll always have a soft spot for the iconic monogram canvas, and, truth be told, no one does a monogram quite like Louis Vuitton does. The larger size is $2,490 via Louis Vuitton and the BB is $2,260.

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Update: Rumor Has It A Louis Vuitton Price Increase Is Around the Corner

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UPDATE 2/24/15: We’re being told by multiple members of the PurseForum that the price increase for Louis Vuitton will be hitting next week, with one person saying March 1st is the date their sales associate told them.

We recently brought you news of an impending Hermès price increase, and now rumor has it Louis Vuitton will be increasing its prices soon as well.

While there isn’t a set date for this increase, many sales associates have told shoppers to expect the price hike around middle of February to early March. Similar to Hermès, the expected price increase is 6%-10%. In 2014, there was only one price increase for Louis Vuitton, but in years prior, there had always two increases per year. This is why some shoppers discussing this issue on the PurseForum are worried about the upcoming increase–the length of time since the last one may mean that they’re in for a bigger hike than usual.

However, it’s worth noting that some sales associates are telling their customers they know nothing of a price increase, and that if there is one, it likely won’t happen until spring. Typically, stores and their associates are not made aware of the date of the increase until a couple weeks before it happens, and that news hits the shoppers and our PurseForum right after. We’ll let you know if we hear more, but if you have been eying a Louis Vuitton piece, you might want to get it now–even if the rumors about a February increase end up being bogus, it surely won’t be long until prices do go up.

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