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Louis Vuitton

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.

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$2,629
Iconic Designs from Louis Vuitton
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Speedy Bag
Speedy Bag
Keepall Travel Bag
Keepall Travel Bag
Alma Bag
Alma Bag
Neverfull Bag
Neverfull Bag
Iconic Louis Vuitton Monogram Wireless Earphones in Vibrant Blue Gradient
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Tustin, CA
Fabulous pair of iconic Louis Vuitton Monogram Circa 2021 Horizon Wireless Earphones in a vibrant blue gradient color, provide modern design in a fashion-friendly form, to match men'...
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21st Century and Contemporary Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton Keepall 55 Travel bag in cognac épi leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Paris, IDF
The very chic Louis Vuitton "Keepall" 55 cm travel bag in fawn epi leather, yellow stitching, double zipper, double handle in fawn leather for hand support Zipper closure One left si...
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21st Century and Contemporary Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton Felicie Pochette Epi Leather
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Very good. Slight creasing on exterior, peeling on front base corner wax edge, splitting on side opening wax edges. Light wear and marks underneath flap and in interior, s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton Tschabalala Self ArtyCapucines Bag Leather and Lizard Patch
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Creasing and minor scuffs on exterior, small marks in interior, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Dust Bag, With Strap Measurements: Handle Drop 3.5", Height 8", ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton Taurillon Capucines BB Mint and Burgundy
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Add a pop of color to any outfit! This beautiful bag is composed of luxurious textured calfskin leather in a deep berry burgundy pink accompanied by mint and grey. The handbag featur...
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2010s Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton Monogram Jungle Onthego GM
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Listing Title: Louis Vuitton Monogram Jungle Onthego GM SKU: 119898 Condition: Pre-owned (3000) Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Minor scuffs at exterior bottom corne...
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21st Century and Contemporary Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton Coeur Handbag Limited Edition Fall in Love Monogram Canvas
By Louis Vuitton
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Excellent. Light wear on leather trims, scratches on hardware. Accessories: Charms Measurements: Height 7", Width 8.5", Depth 2.5", Strap Drop 19-21" Designer: Louis Vuitt...
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21st Century and Contemporary Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite Zephyr 55 Rolling Suitcase
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Elegantly renewing Louis Vuitton's legendary art of travel, the Zéphyr 55 trolley case in Damier Graphite combines traditional craftsmanship with innovative, modern design. Lightweig...
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2010s Louis Vuitton

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Louis Vuitton fashion for sale on 1stDibs

Find an extraordinary range of Louis Vuitton fashion available on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing our collection of unique vintage and designer fashion to elevate your daily look or to introduce new colors to the dazzling formal wear in your wardrobe, this designer’s body of work includes elements of red, blue, orange and other tones. Customers who are interested in this designer might also find the work of Christian Dior, Prada and , Fendi appealing. On 1stDibs, find Louis Vuitton fashion, vintage and haute couture from top boutiques around the world. Louis Vuitton fashion prices can differ depending upon time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $92 and tops out at $47,940, while the average work can sell for $1,478.
Questions About Louis Vuitton
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    One way to tell if your Louis Vuitton bracelet is real is to look for the date code. If the bracelet was made in the early 1980s or later, it will have a date code. Some bracelets also have a serial number that you can research, but not all have this number. Shop a collection of expertly vetted Louis Vuitton jewelry from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    There are a few ways to determine if your Louis Vuitton umbrella is real. Check the umbrella thoroughly, looking for any stitching or printing errors—an original will be flawless. Fakes have blurred edges on logo stamps and irregular fonts on the words. Any authentic Louis Vuitton umbrella made after 1980 will also feature a date code. Shop a large collection of expertly vetted Louis Vuitton items from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The pronunciation of Louis Vuitton and Louboutin are similar and can be confusing because they are both French names. Louis Vuitton is pronounced LOO-ee (pause) vuh-TAAN, while Louboutin is pronounced LOO-buh-TAAN. Find an assortment of both Louboutin and Louis Vuitton products from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To help your Louis Vuitton achieve an even patina, it is important to minimize its contact with oils and other compounds. Storing your Louis Vuitton in its dust bag and using a wax-free leather conditioner will help the patina to even out. You’ll find a variety of Louis Vuitton handbags on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    While there are no Louis Vuitton retail stores in Raleigh, North Carolina, there is a store location in nearby Charlotte. Save the trip and shop a variety of Louis Vuitton products from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.

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