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Round Louis Vuitton Checkers Hat Trunk 40, Louis Vuitton Hat Box
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Saint-ouen, FR
This gorgeous Louis Vuitton hat box features the very sought after been checkers canvas and

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The story behind iconic luxury brand Louis Vuitton — best known for its esteemed handbags, crossbody bags, leather goods, ready-to-wear clothing and more — is one of craft and innovation in the worlds of fashion, jewelry and furniture.

The company’s modest origins can be traced back to when its founder, Louis Vuitton (1821–92), wishing to free himself from the conventional lifestyle in his provincial French city of Anchay as well as a difficult stepmother, left in the early 1830s to make a new life in Paris. The young Vuitton was 13 at the time and would need to travel on foot to get to the capital, which was hundreds of miles away. With stops along the way to make money so that he could forge ahead, the journey took a couple of years, but reward was close at hand.

When he arrived in Paris, Vuitton made a living with his hands. He toiled as a box maker and packer for more than a decade and built relationships with royals and members of the upper class while working for the empress of France, Eugenie de Montijo. In 1854, Vuitton launched his namesake company. The craftsman opened a humble workshop on rue Neuve des Capucines and advertised his services with a small poster that read: “Securely packs the most fragile objects. Specializing in packing fashions.”

Long before his brand would become known globally for its exemplary top-handle bags and stylish totes, Vuitton produced stackable and rectangular trunks. The most common trunks of the era were round, which weren’t ideal for toting and storing. In 1858, Vuitton debuted his lightweight, handcrafted canvas trunks, which were sturdy, rugged and equipped with convenient compartments. Travel’s popularity broadened in the late 19th century, and Vuitton’s trunks could easily be packed into train cars and ships — upright trunks meant hanging wardrobe storage that would allow his clients to transport their sophisticated garments without worry. Demand increased and the company grew. When Louis Vuitton died in 1892, control of the luxury house was passed onto his only son, Georges Vuitton.

In 1914, a Louis Vuitton store opened at 70 Champs-Élysées. The largest travel-goods store in the world at the time, it became the company’s flagship.

The Louis Vuitton brand embodies all the attributes of luxury, from the craftsmanship, exclusivity and relevance to heritage. It’s only appropriate that it boasts one of the most recognizable insignias — the imaginative interlocking of letters and fleurettes — in the fashion world. The famous LV monogram was first used in 1896 as part of an initiative by Georges to prevent counterfeiting of his coveted new line of travel trunks. It’s one of the earliest examples of fashion branding.

The LV monogram would soon appear on everything from bags and various fashion accessories to alligator-skin champagne cases, from stylish apparel and earrings to teddy bears and airplane models.

On 1stDibs, the unmistakable insignia can be found on both modern and vintage Louis Vuitton shoulder bags, suitcases, original 19th-century trunks, jackets and more.

Finding the Right luggage-travel-bags for You

Why not add a dose of class to your travels even if you’re flying coach? With the broad range of sophisticated designer and vintage luggage available for sale on 1stDibs, packing and unpacking doesn’t have to be such a chore.

Let’s face it: Stuffing the car trunk or loading up your luggage before takeoff and then doing the opposite when you arrive is often the worst part of any trip, but there’s nothing stopping you from reintroducing the glamour and luxury that defined the so-called Golden Age of Travel.

Romanticized in recent years on hit TV shows such as Mad Men, the Golden Age of Travel generally began during the 1940s, when the big commercial airlines of 20th-century America deployed the newest in large airplanes to carry scores of usually well-dressed travelers to foreign destinations. This era of aspirational air travel was marked by luxurious in-flight dining, copious cocktails and high spirits, promoted in part by the sleek, graphically rich airline brochures and vibrantly colored illustrated travel posters that hung in the windows of travel agencies. Those drawn to the history of this now well-documented era — or those who lived it, having caught the travel bug thanks to revered magazines such as Holiday or the photography of Slim Aarons — will find lots to love in vintage travel bags and suitcases, particularly luggage that originated in the world’s best luxury fashion houses.

With top brands like Louis Vuitton and Gucci offering their take on essential travel bags, every brisk walk through the airport can feel like a runway. After all, why would you want to hide all of the fun inside your suitcase when you could make a statement with its exterior?

Purchasing a first-class travel bag will render the idea of “living out of a suitcase” appealing. Any journey, be it to a summer hot spot or a cozy winter getaway, can be outfitted with functional and fashionable vintage and designer luggage thanks to a vast collection of 1970s, ’80s and ’90s suitcases and satchels available for sale on 1stDibs. With designs suited to your very particular personal travel style, you’ll rightfully have a hard time tucking these pieces into a closet when you return home.

Questions About Louis Vuitton
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Where you can find the date code on a Louis Vuitton wallet varies based on the style. Most often, the brand stamps the date code directly onto the space above a seam or onto a tag located along a seam. Wallets made before 1982 and after March 2021 don't have date codes. Shop a large collection of expertly vetted Louis Vuitton wallets on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Whether or not Louis Vuitton shoes run small depends on the style in question. In some cases, the brand's shoes are about a half size smaller than standard sizing. However, others are true to size. Generally, Louis Vuitton shoes tend to be slightly narrow, so you may need to go up a half size if you have wide feet or prefer a roomier fit. Find a collection of Louis Vuitton shoes on 1stDibs.
    1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Some do. Louis Vuitton shoes typically run true to size for sneakers and flats. For pumps and heels, they can run about a 1/2 size small with some exceptions. Shop iconic vintage and contemporary Louis Vuitton apparel on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    The Neverfull MM is one of Louis Vuitton's most popular bags. It is not being discontinued.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Store your Louis Vuiton bag at room temperature, and away from light and moisture. Do not hang it when storing it, but instead set it on a flat surface with the strap neatly rolled up inside. Stuff it with tissue or fabric to help it maintain its shape. It is always best to clean it before storing and take it out monthly to air it out. Browse through a selection of authentic Louis Vuitton handbags on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To reshape a Louis Vuitton bag that has creases or is slouching, you can use stuffing and warmth to coax it back into shape. Stuff the bag with soft fabric to straighten it out and recreate the shape you want. Then hold a cloth over the area you’re working on to protect it and apply heat from a blow dryer or steamer to the bag. Do not apply direct or high heat—the key is to work slowly and always protect the exterior of the bag. Shop a collection of vintage and contemporary Louis Vuitton bags from some of the world’s top reputable boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    How you wear a Louis Vuitton scarf comes down to a matter of preference. The various designs and styles can be wrapped around your neck on cooler days or simply worn loose around your shoulders. You’ll find a variety of Louis Vuitton scarves from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJanuary 4, 2022
    There are a few signs you can look for to determine whether your Louis Vuitton purse is real or fake. Authentic Louis Vuitton bags have a soft Vachetta leather trim that ages to a rich golden-brown color — fake LV bags might have a pink or orange hue to the leather or stiff leather that feels like plastic. The heat stamps on genuine Louis Vuitton bags have crisp edges and evenly sized and spaced letters in only one font, while fakes may have uneven heat stamps with blurred letters. The zipper pulls and larger pieces of hardware on a Louis Vuitton bag have the logo placed in a central position, and all of the hardware on the bag should match. Louis Vuitton bags made after 1980 have a date code that begins with two letters to indicate where it was made, followed by four numbers that indicate the date the product was made. Shop a collection of authentic Louis Vuitton purses from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Adding your initials to Louis Vuitton goods adds a personalized touch to your favorite luxury items. Louis Vuitton will monogram new and pre-owned authentic items at participating boutiques. Consult the brand’s website for more details. Browse a variety of Louis Vuitton handbags on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Louis Vuitton made its first handbag in 1925, with the first recipient being none other than Coco Chanel herself. It wasn’t until 1934 that Louis Vuitton started producing its bags for the general public. Find a collection of vintage and modern Louis Vuitton bags on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The MM part of a Louis Vuitton bag name stands for Moyen Modéle. This term is French and translates to Medium Model, meaning that the bag is a medium-sized piece. Shop for authentic Louis Vuitton bags of any size on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The date code on Louis Vuitton products refers to the place and date the item was made. Generally, the two letters indicate the location and the four numbers pertain to the date. As of March 2021, date codes have been replaced by microchips. Shop a selection of Louis Vuitton items on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    For its return policy, Louis Vuitton offers complimentary returns and exchanges within 30 days. The item needs to be in pristine condition with its original packaging. Shop a collection of vintage and new Louis Vuitton designs from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Louis Vuitton belts are made from a variety of materials that change depending on the style. Some belts are crafted with calf leather, while others see an integration of canvas to complete their design. Find an array of Louis Vuitton accessories from the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJanuary 4, 2022
    Louis Vuitton uses only the finest materials to create its iconic leather handbags and small leather goods. Epi leather, Vachetta, Empreinte leather, Taiga leather, and python, crocodile and ostrich leathers are just some of the materials used in the house’s workshops, which are based in Spain, France and the United States. The iconic Louis Vuitton canvas bags and trunks are made from cotton canvas that’s been treated with a durable derivative of PVC. Shop a collection of Louis Vuitton from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
    1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Louis Vuitton makes bags out of a variety of materials. The brand's legendary coated canvas bags feature a layer of cotton fabric coated with PVC and genuine cowhide leather trim. In addition, the brand produces bags entirely out of cowhide, lambskin and exotic leathers like crocodile and snake. Shop a large selection of Louis Vuitton bags on 1stDibs.
    1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Louis Vuitton bags are made of genuine leather or canvas. Consult the brand’s website for information on specific products. Find authentic vintage and modern Louis Vuitton bags from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, the Louis Vuitton Neverfull bag has a serial number stamped into a leather tag in the bag’s interior. Look for the tag behind the interior pocket of the bag. Shop a collection of expertly authenticated Louis Vuitton Neverfull bags on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    While Louis Vuitton does not offer a leather-goods warranty on its products, repairs are offered free of charge upon assessment. You can fill out a repair request on Louis Vuitton’s website. Find vintage and contemporary Louis Vuitton bags from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    No, Louis Vuitton does not manufacture their products in China. The brand’s sole workshops are in France, Spain, Switzerland and the United States. Products that claim to be Louis Vuitton but are made in China are likely to be fake. On 1stDibs, you can shop a wide selection of expertly vetted Louis Vuitton products to ensure authenticity.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    There are a few sure-tell signs of authenticity for Louis Vuitton scarves. A Louis Vuitton scarf will have a hang tag attached with cleaning instructions and country of manufacturing. All Louis Vuitton scarves are made with the utmost craftsmanship and silk versions will have hand-rolled hems. On 1stDibs, shop a large collection of authentic Louis Vuitton scarves from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The best place to fix a Louis Vuitton bag depends on the severity of the damage. Louis Vuitton offers evaluation and repair services for authentic goods. Whether you inquire online or in a physical retail location, a Care Expert can assess the cost of a repair and provide you with a complimentary shipping label. Shop a collection of well-vetted preloved Louis Vuitton items on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The best Louis Vuitton bag for you to buy will always be a matter of personal needs and preferences. Louis Vuitton offers a wide variety of bags, from spacious Neverfull and Keepall designs, to more compact statement Twist and Boite Chapeau styles, and even more in between. On 1stDibs, find a large collection of authenticated Louis Vuitton bags.