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Louis Vuitton New Wave MM Black Hand Bag

$2,430

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Brand - Louis Vuitton Collection - New Wave MM Estimated Retail - $2,880.00 Style - Hand Bag Material - Lambskin Color - Black Closure - Push Lock Hardware Material - Goldtone Model/Date Code - NZ2198 Comes With - Box Size - Small Feature - Chain Strap Accent - Patches Product Line - Louis Vuitton New Wave MM Bag Depth - 3 in Bag Width - 10 in Bag Height - 6 in Certificate of Authenticity - Yes Louis Vuitton left his small hometown in eastern France for Paris in 1837. After a 292-mile walk to Paris, a 16-year old Louis Vuitton began as an apprentice to a Parisian box and luggage maker. Vuitton made a name for himself as a renowned trunk and box designer, and was eventually hired as the personal trunk maker for Empress Eugénie de Montijo, wife of Napoleon III. In 1854, Louis Vuitton launched his now beloved brand. His first major innovation was to introduce the flat-topped steamer trunk for easier stacking & storage. Many more innovations followed, including the development of his iconic Damier & Monogram prints to deter counterfeiters as well as his ingenious locking system. These innovations are still today. The well-earned success of Louis Vuitton has made their goods highly sought after, exquisitely stylish fashion statements loved by many from Coco Chanel & Audrey Hepburn to Naomi Campbell, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Anison and Hailey Bieber.

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  • Condition
    Bag is clean with very little wear. Inner flap pocket shows minor wear. Suede interior clean w/ no stains. Normal light scratches on hardware. Some hardware still with original plastic protectors. Almost looks new. Comes with original box and Entrupy.
  • Seller Location
    Columbia, MO
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 999-2491stDibs: LU1954210534482

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    $70 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 1-3 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Columbia, MO
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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About Louis Vuitton (Designer)

The Louis Vuitton story is one of craft and innovation in the worlds of fashion, jewelry, furniture and more.


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 watches and earrings to teddy bears and airplane models.


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

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