Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 20

1980s Louis Vuitton Suitcase in Monogram Canvas

$4,766.42

About

This very beautiful Louis Vuitton monogram suitcase features all solid brass fittings: lock, clasps and studs are marked Louis Vuitton. Large comfortable all leather round handle. Measures: 60cm Interior is in perfect condition with its 2 original straps and marked Louis Vuitton buckles. 1 key.

Details

  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 7.09 in. (18 cm)Width: 23.63 in. (60 cm)Depth: 16.54 in. (42 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
    1980-1989
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1980s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Saint-Ouen, FR
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1035221924742

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity. We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: Saint-Ouen, France
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About the Maker

Louis Vuitton

The story behind iconic luxury brand Louis Vuitton — best known for its esteemed handbags, 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.
About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in Saint-Ouen, France
Gold Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are highly rated and consistently exceed customer expectations.
Established in 2003
1stDibs seller since 2014
133 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: <1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

1980s Vintage Louis Vuitton Suitcase
Located in Malaga, ES
1980s vintage Louis Vuitton suitcase.
Category

Vintage 1980s French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Leather

Early LV Monogram Suitcase by Louis Vuitton
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Early patinated Louis Vuitton hard case luggage or trunk. Has original travel stamps and initials of owner. Made in France, circa 1940s.
Category

Vintage 1940s French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Brass

Louis Vuitton Suitcase
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Louis Vuitton suitcase in LV monogram pattern with lozine trim, original brass corners and hardware. Perfect condition with original leather lining, and internal straps, 1948. Dimen...
Category

Mid-20th Century French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Brass

Louis Vuitton Monogram Holdall Luggage Bag or Suitcase
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Plainview, NY
A vintage Louis Vuitton brown and beige leather and canvas monogram hold all luggage. This beautiful luggage features a round top handle and buckle fastenings. The inside is in good ...
Category

Vintage 1970s French Modern Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Leather, Fabric

Early 20th Century Louis Vuitton Paris Monogram Canvas Trunk, Travel Suitcase
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Dallas, TX
Early 20th century Louis Vuitton Paris monogram canvas trunk, travel hard case. Not only is this early 20th century Louis Vuitton Paris monogram canvas trunk a functional piece of st...
Category

Early 20th Century French American Colonial Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Brass

Louis Vuitton Suitcase Trunk
By Louis Vuitton
Located in North Bergen, NJ
French, 20th century. A Louis Vuitton suitcase with a monogram canvas exterior, leather and brass-bound (all rivets and hardware are marked), opens to fitted interior with removable ...
Category

Early 20th Century Trunks and Luggage

Vintage Louis Vuitton Suitcase
By Louis Vuitton
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
Louis Vuitton Malletier, now operating under the luxury conglomerate LVMH, was founded by Louis Vuitton in 1854 on Rue Neuve des Capucines in Paris, France. Today, Louis Vuitton offe...
Category

Vintage 1940s French Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Brass

1 of 2 Vintage Brown Leather Louis Vuitton Strapped Bronze Monogram Suitcases
By Louis Vuitton
Located in London, GB
We are delighted to offer for sale 1 of 2 original vintage brown leather strapped Louis Vuitton suitcases with original bronze buckles This listing is for one, the other is listed...
Category

20th Century French Modern Trunks and Luggage

Materials

Leather

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery