LV designer purses are the Luxury brand known for signature monogrammed handbags & luggage, plus chic apparel
and popular among movie stars and other famous women. Celebrities that have been spotted carrying Louis Vuitton bags and purses are Pamela Anderson, Jessica Simpson, Madonna, Paris Hilton, Angelina Jolie, Nicole Richie and other. For example there are rumors that Beyonce has bought the Tribute Patchwork worth approximately 55 thousand dollars. In fact the LV Tribute Patchwork is made of fragments from fourteen other LV bags. Another beautiful bag is the Watercolor Speedy bag - joyful and classy.
The Louis Vuitton label was founded by Vuitton in 1854 on Rue Neuve des Capucines in Paris, France. Louis Vuitton had observed that the HJ Cave Osilite trunk could be easily stacked and in 1858, Vuitton introduced his flat-bottom trunks with trianon canvas, making them lightweight and airtight. Before the introduction of Vuitton's trunks, rounded-top trunks were used, generally to promote water run off, and thus could not be stacked. It was Vuitton's gray Trianon canvas flat trunk that allowed the ability to stack with ease for voyages. Many other luggagemakers imitated LV's style and design.
In 1857, the company participated in the universal exhibition in Paris. To protect against the duplication of his look, Vuitton changed the Trianon design to a beige and brown stripes design in 1876.By 1885, the company opened its first store in London on Oxford Street. Soon thereafter, due to the continuing imitation of his look, in 1888, Vuitton created the Damier Canvas pattern, which bore a logo that reads "marque L. Vuitton déposée", which translates into "L. Vuitton registered trademark". In 1892, Louis Vuitton died, and the company's management passed to his son.
Advert for Louis Vuitton luggage, 1898.
After the death of his father, Georges Vuitton began a campaign to build the company into a worldwide corporation, exhibiting the company's products at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893. In 1896, the company launched the signature Monogram Canvas and made the worldwide patents on it.Its graphic symbols, including quatrefoils and flowers (as well as the LV monogram), were based on the trend of using Japanese and Oriental designs in the late Victorian era. The patents later proved to be successful in stopping counterfeiting. In this same year, Georges traveled to the United States, where he toured cities such as New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago, selling Vuitton products. In 1901, the Louis Vuitton Company introduced the Steamer Bag, a smaller piece of luggage designed to be kept inside Vuitton luggage trunks.
By 1913, the Louis Vuitton Building opened on the Champs-Elysees. It was the largest travel-goods store in the world at the time. Stores also opened in New York, Bombay, Washington, London, Alexandria, and Buenos Aires as World War I began. Afterwards, in 1930, the Keepall bag was introduced. During 1932, LV introduced the Noe
bag. This bag was originally made for champagne vintners to transport bottles. Soon thereafter, the Louis Vuitton Speedy bag was introduced (both are still manufactured today). In 1936 Georges Vuitton died, and his son, Gaston-Louis Vuitton, assumed control of the company.
In 1938 the writer Eric Newby bought a Louis Vuitton trunk from a railway lost property shop in London's East India Dock Road, to take with him on board when he shipped as an apprentice on the four-masted square-rigged sailing ship Moshulu, on what turned out to be the last Grain Race between Australia and Europe. He went out in 1938 and sailed back in 1939. He tells of his adventures in his autobiographical book The Last Grain Race.
If you want to wear Louis Vuitton bag, however you are put off by paying a very high price there are also LV replica bags. Fake Louis Vuitton bags are available in different styles, sizes and colours. You can also get genuine LV Alma MM, Le Majestueux, Beverly or the Mancrazy bag online or choose LV Epi line Alma replica handbag. Epi Alma bag is a classy and comfortable bag for any LV fan, even if it is a LV replica handbag. However the brand is fighting the copy handbags and the most successful strategy has been the offering of the affordable LV bag lines. Another option is to buy discounted Louis Vuitton handbag on the annual LV sale