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 Fragment Singapore Pop-Up Exclusives

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With mere days to go before Louis Vuitton opens the doors to their #LVFragment pop-up at Surrender Orchard Road, here are a couple of things you need to be updated on. For starters, streetwear legend and founder of Fragment Design, Hiroshi Fujiwara, will be in Singapore for the exclusive by-invite only launch party on 21 April 2017. Next, the Singapore pop-up (which will be the second city in the world after Tokyo to launch this special collaboration collection) will also be featuring some exclusive pieces that you won’t get anywhere else. Yes, guys, these exclusives are strictly limited edition and once they’re gone, they’re gone.

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Priced from SGD440 to SGD2860, there are 8 pieces in all that will only be available in limited quantities. For starters, there’s the Doudou Louis Bear everybody wants, along with the small Monogram Eclipse Nano Bag (click here to see it in its full glory) that is another must-buy. The other bag, the larger Cabas in black fabric, is limited to just 10 pieces, which also means it will be gone in a blink of an eye. Rounding up the exclusives, there’s the brooch set and carabiner key holder, as well as all the rainbow pieces which include the Hawaiian shirt, tee, bandana set and the bandana stole.

The pop-up opens to the public on 22 April and will run all the way to 7 May 2017, with exclusives and the general collection made available for sale. The only difference? Once the exclusives sell out, they will not be replenished. In other words, it’s time to start getting in line because once they’re gone, they’re truly gone.

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LOUIS VUITTON LOCKMETO BAG

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If you could lock your heart in a bag, which bag would it be? If you’re having a hard time deciding, allow us to be of help by introducing to you the Louis Vuitton Lockmeto Bag. With its sexy silhouette and curves, it’s hard not to fall in love with this Louis Vuitton goodie.

An ideal everyday companion, this Lockmeto Bag in soft calfskin leather perfectly blends functionality with its sophisticated and feminine details. Its spacious design allows you to bring it to the office, adding a touch of panache to your usual office ensembles. If that’s not enough to convince you, let’s go take a closer look.

From the outside, it looks every bit of a style stunner. It has swinging tassels and the signature LV twist-lock which is quintessence of the Lockme line. It also has 2 handles for easy hand or elbow carrying and a removable shoulder strap if you prefer hand-free carrying.

And take a look in the interior, it has 3 inside compartments, 1 inside zipped pocket and 2 flat smartphone pockets to keep your things organized. It measures 14.8” x 9.8” x 2.2” (L x H x W) inches, priced at $3100 USD, €2280 euro, £2120 GBP, $25600 HKD, $4050 AUD, ¥365040 JPY, ¥23700 CNY via Louis Vuitton boutiques.

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LOUIS VUITTON BOSPHORE BACKPACK

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A Functional and Practical design without sacrificing style, this Louis Vuitton Bosphore Backpack in striking Monogram canvas is a work of wonder for compartment-conscious bag lovers out there.

And if you feel like taking on the city and exploring it on your own in a nonchalant street-smart style, this is the perfect companion to bring around! It comes in a sizable size, which has a generous capacity to hold your essentials and non-essentials as well!

Now let’s hop on to the bag details, shall we? It features a large opening, which you can always adjust to your liking, thus allowing an easy and trouble-free access to your contents. It also has a leather strap in the middle for securing exterior flap.

Taking a look inside, it has two large zipped pockets at the front and has side zippers, which give you effortless access to its rear pocket. You can then easily slip your hand and reach for larger items like documents, papers, and even your portable laptop or iPad. Combining practicality and style, it also has a D-ring for attaching your keys or other accessories.

Measuring 12.2’ x 15’ x 4.3’ inches and is priced $2090 USD, €1470 euro, £1370 GBP, $17300 HKD, $2610 AUD, ¥235440 JPY, ¥16000 CNY via Louis Vuitton boutiques.

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LOUIS VUITTON MONOGRAM EMPREINTE POCHETTE METIS BAG

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Following the success of Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis Bag in Monogram Infrarouge, Reversed Monogram, and Monogram Canvas print, this French fashion power house realized it’s time for them to release another version that will follow the footsteps of its progenitors. Ladies hold your horses as we present to you the Louis Vuitton Monogram Empreinte Pochette Metis Bag.

With its petite size, many bag lovers will shy away from the idea of owning a Pochette Metis Bag but don’t let its size dishearten you for it reveals several useful pockets and compartments if you open it up.

Now let’s go to the bag details and get to know this gem better! Made from sophisticated Monogram Empreinte leather, this bag is beautifully complemented by golden color metallic pieces! It also has an adjustable and removable cross-body strap for easy shoulder and cross-body carrying and an elegant handle so you can effortlessly transition it for hand carrying.

Compartment wise, this Louis Vuitton creation has 1 exterior zipped pocket and 3 interior compartments to keep your things organized. It measures 24 x 20 x 10 (L x H x W) cm and is priced $2140 USD, €1580 euro, £1470 GBP, $17600 HKD, $2690 CAD, $2810 AUD, ¥250560 JPY, ¥16400 CNY via Louis Vuitton boutiques.

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LOUIS VUITTON NEONOE BAG

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As if things couldn’t get any better for our favorite Louis Vuitton Noe Bag, suddenly comes this beautiful rendition of it in the newest and latest NeoNoe Bag. You can look closer and compare them side-by-side and you’ll instantly notice the difference without a hitch!

Designed in 1932 originally as a bag made to transport bottles of Champagne, the Noe comes back and returns for the Spring summer 2017 Collection as the NeoNoe. A modern and on-trend bucket bag in supple Monogram canvas made more beautiful with colorful calf-leather accents, this one definitely wins the game.

It features a luxurious Monogram coated canvas that is beautifully complemented by gold-color metal hardware. Aside from this, it also has a colorful calf-leather trim and a colorful bonded microfiber lining for an added fashion twist.

The NeoNoe Bag also has a drawstring closure for easy access and has an adjustable long strap with press studs so you can stylishly carry it in whatever way works best for you. Looking inside, it has an inside zipped pocket to keep your things organized.

Comparing it with the original Noe bag, you’ll notice that the adjustable strap is re-designed as the side leather is entirely done in Monogram Canvas.

Measuring 10.2” x 8.7” x 10.6” (L x H x W) inches and is priced $1390 USD, $1770 AUD, ¥10700 CNY via Louis Vuitton boutiques.

So what do you think?

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