About Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton Malletier, more commonly known as Louis Vuitton or LV, is a French fashion house which was founded in 1854 by French businessman turned designer, Louis Vuitton. The brand is synonymous with its iconic 'LV' intertwined logo and is known across the world for its extravagant wares. Luxury items from the French designer include clothing, shoes, luggage, books, watches, jewellery and accessories including handbags, purses, scarves, sunglasses. Between the years 2006 and 2012, Louis Vuitton was named the most valuable luxury brand in the world; in 2012 it was estimated to be worth a staggering $25.9 billion.
History of the Brand.
Louis Vuitton designed a flat top trunk in 1857, after the traditional round top trunks weren't stackable due to their design. Round top trunks were ergonomically designed to allow rainwater to run off whilst on cruise ships. After Vuitton's revolutionary design, many companies imitated the flat top trunks, which quickly became the luggage of choice on many voyages. In 1901 the 'Steamer Bag' was introduced to be placed inside the already hugely popular luggage trunks.
In 1987 luxury goods conglomerate, 'LVMH', was created when MoÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ©t and Chandon, Hennessey and Louis Vuitton merged to be a premium meeting of exceptional brands.
World renowned designer, Marc Jacobs, designed a limited edition collection of Louis Vuitton bags which featured edgy graffiti in 2001, which proved a phenomenal hit with both Vuitton and Jacobs fans.
Popular products from the French fashion house include the men's leather monogram emblazoned belt. Louis Vuitton's range of passport covers are also extremely popular with globetrotters and trendsetters around the world