A HISTORY OF LOUIS VUITTON; TIMELINE

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Louis Vuitton is one of the most recognized luxury brands in the world, thanks to its iconic Monogram pattern. According to Forbes, LV was the most valuable luxury brand of 2015. At PORTERO you will find authentic pristine and pre-owned Louis Vuitton bags and accessories, at up to 75% off retail.

Learn about the history of this classic brand in this brief infographic, or dig deeper into the story of this French maison by scrolling through the timeline.

Louis Vuitton Timeline [infographic]

 

1837. 16 year-old Louis Vuitton arrives in Paris, by foot, and becomes the apprentice of  trunkmaker Monsieur Maréchal.

1854. Louis Vuitton opens his own shop at N°4 Rue Neuve des Capucines in Paris, France.

1858. Louis Vuitton introduces trunks in gray trianon canvas and flat top and bottom, making them the first stackable trunks.

1859. Louis Vuitton establishes an atelier in Asnières sur Seine, where it still stands today as a factory, museum, and family home.

1867. Louis Vuitton wins a bronze medal at the Exposition Universelle, in Paris.

1871. The shop moves to 1 rue Scribe.

1873. Louis Vuitton’s son, Georges Vuitton, joins the company.

1876. To avoid counterfeits and replicas, Vuitton changes the trianon canvas pattern to a beige and brown striped design, known as the Rayée Canvas.

1888. No matter his efforts, counterfeit Vuitton trunks was a big issue, and so the Damier canvas pattern is introduced and trademarked.

Louis Vuitton Damier EbeneLouis Vuitton Petit Malle Damier $5,095. Pre-Owned Louis Vuitton Damier Boite Flacons $ 3,800. Louis Vuitton Damier Grimaud $2,600. Louis Vuitton Nolita GM Damier Ebene $1,380.

 

1889. Louis Vuitton wins a gold medal at the Exposition Universelle.

1892. Louis Vuitton dies.

1896. The Monogram Canvas is introduced, taking inspiration from the popular Oriental designs that were in vogue during the Victorian era.

Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas available on PORTERO.comPre-Owned Louis Vuitton Moyen Montsouris MM Monogram Canvas Backpack $750. Louis Vuitton Doc PM Monogram Canvas Bag $1,400. Louis Vuitton NN14 Monogram Idole GM $2,850.Louis Vuitton Tambourine Monogram Canvas $660.

 

1897. Georges’ son, Gaston-Louis Vuitton, joins the company.

1914. The Louis Vuitton store at 70 Avenue des Champs-Élysées opens its doors, replacing the store at 1 Rue Scribe.

1930. The Keepall makes its debut.

Louis Vuitton Keepall bags available on PORTERO.comLouis Vuitton Keepall Bandouliere 52 Monogram $599. Louis Vuitton Keepall 50 Black Epi Leather $980. Louis Vuitton Keepall 50 Tan Epi Leather $1,050. Louis Vuitton Keepall 55 Red Epi Leather $899.

 

1930s. Georges decides to make a smaller version of the Keepall, and the Speedy is born.

Louis Vuitton Speedy bags available on PORTERO.comLouis Vuitton Green Graffiti Speedy 30 Monogram $1,860. Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 Damier Azur$690. Louis Vuitton Caresse Mink Speedy 25 $4,070. Louis Vuitton Monogram Green Kusama Speedy 30 $2,150.

 

1932. A champagne producer needs a bag able to hold five bottles of champagne, and Louis Vuitton creates the Noé.

Louis Vuitton Noe bags available on PORTERO.comVintage Louis Vuitton Petit Noe Yellow Epi Leather $580. Louis Vuitton Noe Red Epi Leather$540. Louis Vuitton Petit Noe Etain Epi Leather $980. Louis Vuitton Noe Blue Epi Leather $460.

 

1934. Inspired by the Art Deco movement, the Squire bag is created. Today, the Squire is known as the Alma, after Place de L’Alma, a square in Paris.

 Louis Vuitton Alma bags available on PORTERO.comLouis Vuitton Alma BB Azteque $2,300. Louis Vuitton Alma Monogram $650. Louis Vuitton Alma Monogram Vernis PM $1,675. Louis Vuitton Alma in Red Epi Leather $699.

 

1936. Georges Vuitton dies.

1954. In honor of Louis Vuitton’s 100th anniversary, the flagship store moves from the Champs-Élysées to AvenueMarceau.

1970. The third generation Vuitton owner, Gaston Vuitton, dies.

1985. Launch of the Epi Leather collection.

Louis Vuitton Epi Leather Bags Available on PORTERO.comLouis Vuitton Saint Jacques PM Yellow Epi Leather $530. Louis Vuitton Alma GM Blue Epi Leather$1,600. Louis Vuitton Tilsitt Brown Kenyan Fawn Epi Leather $620. Louis Vuitton Art Deco MM Black Epi Leather $299.

 

1997. Marc Jacobs becomes Louis Vuitton’s first creative director, designing the company’s very first prêt-à-portercollection.

1998. Opening of Louis Vuitton store on the Champs-Élysées.

2001. Launch of Louis Vuitton jewelry.

2003. Louis Vuitton collaborates with Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, creating the Multicolore Monogram.

Read:Takashi Murakami for Louis Vuitton

Takashi Murakami for Louis Vuitton bags available on PORTERO.comLouis Vuitton Murakami Monogram Panda Handbag $599. Louis Vuitton Dalmatian Sac Rabat Monogram Canvas and Pony hair $1,325. Louis Vuitton Murakami Cherry Blossom Pochette $580.Louis Vuitton White Multicolore Pochette $340.

 

2006. Launch of the Monogram Mini Lin and Damier Azur lines.

2008. Launch of the Graphite Damier and Sofia Coppola Collections.

2007. The popular Neverfull tote enters the market.

Louis Vuitton Neverfull Totes available on PORTERO.comLouis Vuitton Cyan Turquoise Blue Epi Neverfull MM $1,499. Louis Vuitton Monogram Rose Velours Ikat Neverfull MM $2,750. Louis Vuitton Red Monogram Kusama Waves Neverfull MM$3,100. Louis Vuitton Green Monogram Graffiti Neverfull GM $3,200.

 

2013. Nicolas Ghesquière replaces Marc Jacobs as Artistic Director.

2013. The Louis Vuitton Capucines is introduced.

2014. The Petit Malle is unveiled.

Louis Vuitton Petit MalleLouis Vuitton Red Epi Petite Malle $5,200. Louis Vuitton Petite Malle Damier Ebene $5,095. Louis Vuitton Black Epi Petite Malle with Gold Trim $5,600. Louis Vuitton Monogram Petite Malle$5,200.

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Louis Vuitton x Kakao Novelty Collection

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Just when you thought you had enough of Louis Vuitton’s various collaborations, especially after recent launches with the likes of Fragment, Jeff Koons and Supreme, here’s a really cute one that no fan of the French luxury house should be without.

Not a real collaboration in the sense that there aren’t any RTW, bags or SLGs up for grabs, this collaboration is also only available at LV’s ongoing Volez, Voguez, Voyagez exhibition in Seoul. Fittingly, because it is in Korea, LV hooked up with Kakao Talk and released a couple of adorable novelty pieces that you know you want.

From a pack of 8 stickers (KRW36,000) to large A3 posters (KRW27,000each) featuring various Kakao Talk characters that are frolicking amongst LV’s trunks, there are also embroidered patches (KRW89,000) and embossed luggage tags (KRW245,000 each) for sale, much like the one above that features Ryan with his very own piece of LV luggage.

The bad news? You can only purchase these merchandise after you’ve visited the exhibition which is at Dongdaemun Design Plaza. The good news? You have until 27 August 2017 to make a trip into Seoul if you really want these fun collectibles. Or, beg any colleague/friend/relative who is making the trip soon, because once the exhibition’s over, they won’t be available anywhere anymore.

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Louis Vuitton Launches Luxury Smartwatch

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The French fashion house Louis Vuitton is the latest brand that decided to hop on the wearable tech bandwagon. Louis Vuitton’s first smartwatch carries the name Tambour Horizon. The fashion house certainly loves to challenge themselves with innovative products. Recently they collaborated with the exclusive sportswear brand Supreme. Additionally, the brand’s mini trunk bag designed by the creative director Nicolas Ghesquière as well as the cashmere blankets were a major success as well.

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The latest product in the series of innovative launches is their first piece of wearable tech. The Tambour Horizon watch is a modern upgrade of the original Tambour watch with Google’s Android Wear 2.0 operating system.The technology is packed in a 42mm case and works with both Android phones and iPhones. The watch is available in 3 different styles and finishes: polished, satin finish and all black. All the styles are unisex, wearable and designed to blend with any outfit. On top of that, there is a variety of downloadable digital watch faces and 60 different interchangeable strap options.

The smartwatch is designed to work internationally and it’s perfect for the trendsetters who are constantly on the go. For travelers, the brand installed two exclusive travel-centric apps on the smartwatch. The first app is called “The Flight” and is designed to gather the traveler’s air travel info on one place. The other app is called “City Guide” and includes recommendations and tips for exploring the place once you land. The battery life of the smartwatch is similar to those of other smartphones and lasts about a day.“It’s something that is pretty new on the market and at the same time very interesting,” said the vice-president of watches and jewelry at LV Hamidi Chatti. Considering the fact that smartwatches have been on the market for a while this is definitely not a new product.Louis Vuitton’s smartwatch will do everything that a regular smartwatch will do. You could receive text messages, set an alarm, explore the internet, etc. There are also a couple of features that separate the Tambour Horizon watch from the other smartwatches on the market. First, the 42mm dial is the smallest among the luxury smartwatches. Also, Tambour Horizon is the first Android smartwatch that is designed to function in China. This is extremely important for the brand because China is one of Louis Vuitton’s largest markets when it comes to jewelry and watches.

Louis Vuitton Launches a Smartwatch Tambour Horizon smartwatches

Louis Vuitton’s vice president Chatti revealed that the making of the watch took 2 years. The brand wanted to make sure that they had the perfect product. Their main goal was to create a blend of luxury and beauty in a tech version.

Louis Vuitton Launches a Smartwatch Tambour Horizon brown logo smartwatch

As for the technology part of the design, Louis Vuitton teamed up with Google and Qualcomm. The brand had strict requirements about the design. They didn’t want to compromise on the beauty of the watch and asked Google and Qualcomm to come up with a system that will fit in the style that they designed.

Louis Vuitton Launches Luxury Smartwatch Tambour Horizon Black Smartwatch

If you want to get your hands on the luxury Tambour Horizon smartwatch, expect to spare at least $2,450. Since we are talking about a smartwatch made by one of the most prestigious luxury fashion houses the price shouldn’t surprise us at all.

Louis Vuitton Launches Luxury Smartwatch Tambour Horizon Black Smartwatch

However, the smartwatches aren’t a novelty in the Louis Vuitton’s family. The brand’s sister company, Tag Heuer, also dropped its first smartwatch back in 2015. Their main concern was the strong competition from the tech giants Apple and Samsung. Surprisingly, the watches outdid everyone’s expectation in sales. They sold 56,000 units, which was three times more than what they expected. The brand expects to sell over 150,000 units this year.

It’s safe to say that lately, the customers are more interested in wearable technology driven accessories. Louis Vuitton revealed that they are working on other technology driven pieces that can be controlled from the smartwatch. Chatti adds that the future plans will release when the technology is ready and it makes sense for their clients.

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Louis Vuitton’s Fall 2017 Ad Campaign is Jam Packed with Brand New Bags

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GET A FIRST LOOK AT NEW VERSIONS OF OLD FAVORITES, PLUS SOME DEBUT DESIGNS STRAIGHT OFF THE RUNWAY

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LOUIS VUITTON SAINT SULPICE BAG

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At Louis Vuitton, there is never lack of new handbags. This French house stays ahead of the curve by innovating and improving. Here’s another beauty that has just been released for the Fall 2017 Collection, meet the caual-chic Louis Vuitton Sulpice Bag. It’s a sophisticated choice for day to evening and it’s composed of the house’s classic elements.

The first thing you will notice is the royal Monogram Empreinte Leather, which is the new modern style of the Classic Monogram Canvas and it has been released not long ago. The Monogram has been melted together with the leather and it’s crafted with the exact same color. It feels modernized, especially with the triangle-shaped lock on the front, which is another new design. This metal lock is decorated with two studs and features the LV logo in circle. The golden hardware makes it even more shiny and attractive, especially if you choose the bag in the color black. This bag is made with a front flap and a smooth leather strap in the center that connects to the golden lock. It also comes with extra long jewel-like sliding chain for shoulder carry or cross body carry.

The Louis Vuitton Saint Sulpice Bag is quite roomy for a shoulder bag. It’s made with embossed cowhide leather and smooth cowhide leather trim. Inside you can find one compartment, flat pocket to store your daily necessities. It measures 9.8’ x 6.5’ x 3.5’ inches and is priced at $2660 USD, €1980 euro, £1840 GBP, $3200 CAD, $3550 AUD, ¥313200 JPY, ¥20300 CNY Via Louis Vuitton boutiques.

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Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Popincourt Bag Reference Guide

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Introducing the Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Popincourt. The brand has brought back the iconic bag, that was first released in 2005. The bag which was named after a Paris market, was unfortunately discontinued sometime in 2010. The original design features two new styles, the Popincourt Haut which is a shoulder bag, and the Popincourt, a smaller size with top handles. For Spring/Summer 2017, Louis Vuitton has updated the design of the bag that is still made of their signature Monogram Canvas. It now comes with a colored calf-leather trim like Black, Saforn Imperial, Red, Marine, Taupe Glace and Raisin. It has two handles and includes a removable and adjustable shoulder strap. The exterior of the bag features a zippered pocket with a padlock. The interior is made of micro-fiber lining with 2 smartphone pockets and 2 large outside pockets. Available in 2 sizes, MM and PM.

Check out the original version of the Popincourt bags:
Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Popincourt Haut and Popincourt Bags - Original Version

Style, Price & Size

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Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Popincourt MM Bag $2,640.00 (USD) 14.1” L x 10” H x 5.7” W
Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Popincourt PM Bag $2,370.00 (USD) 12.6” L x 8.3” H x 5.1” W

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