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Travel with Louis Vuitton - Photo by Hazby Assidiqi Rochman von Pexels
Photo by Hazby Assidiqi Rochman from Pexels

Louis Vuitton founded his first shop in 1854 in the fourth house of Rue Nueve des Capucines in the busy center of the French capital Paris and not far from the 5 -star Hotel Ritz Paris. Not far away from the eastern shore behind the Jardin of the Tuilerie, he initially made a name for himself with exclusive luggage, which already wore striking, golden details about brown wood and light brown leather straps as a identifier. A color code that the company still wears in its heart.

Louis Vuitton - "Le Malletier"

Already in the first year of his self -employment, the French royal family personally asked Empress Eugenie and acquired luggage for herself when traveling. Eugenie was Napoleon's III as wife. From 1853 to 1870 the last monarch in France. Vuitton used a tight wire to the French court as an employee as an employee And acted as an exclusive baggage manufacturer of the Empress. After his step into self -employment, she gave him loyalty.

Not least because of this, the company gained the shine within a very short time, for which it still stands today. Louis Vuitton soon became a successful and respected businessman, whose reputation was preceded by him. The luggage he designed was style -defining and iconic for an early generation of the jet set. From hat cases to travel conditions for picnic requirements, jewelry and entire libraries, the fields of application seemed no limits. What you could take with you also fit in Louis Vuitton, always with style. The French word "Malletier", which Louis Vuitton included in the company name, means something like "suitcase manufacturer" and proudly emphasized the origin of the company. Today the French company no longer bears this part in its name.

In times of steamship and abbending transport by carriage, travel has often been the goal. The long travel times made it necessary for excursions, Weather -protected and securely packed a selection of the to carry their own wardrobe. Apart from the fact that the clientele mentioned by Louis Vuitton likes to leave the home with a collection of possible outfits anyway. Every occasion his own dress. Up to this point in time, a rounded shape of rainwater often had to transport the suitcase on the roof of a carriage.

The modern travel options on the train, on the other hand, required a flat shape to be easily stackable. Louis Vuitton recognized the signs of time and offered the perfect answer for everyone traveling over time with his variants. In addition, his suitcases made of coated, water -ripping and hard -wearing material were made. With his research proved to be Rye flour impregnated linen as particularly robust and weather -resistant.

In return, if the whole world turned out to a trip to France, Louis Vuitton was not far away. Already in 1867 he won as part of a competition Third place at the world exhibition in Paris. In 1889 it was even the same at the same event in Paris golden medalthat he was allowed to hold in his hands at the end of the exhibition.

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The heirs continue

In 1900, his son was given the honor of self -employed as part of the world exhibition in Paris in Paris and showing his designs independently. In 1904 he was part of the jury of the world exhibition in St. Louis and now assessed the creative designs of the next generation with his specialist knowledge.

Louis Vuitton died in 1892 at the age of 70. Georges Vuitton, son of the company founder, successfully lived on the tradition of his father and published a book with the title in 1894 "Le voyage", which focused on traveling and accompanied its product range appropriately. The famous one also goes to George Vuitton Monogran Pattern back, which is still one of the indicators of the house and found its use for the first time in 1896. The graphic symbols of the pattern were inspired by Japanese and oriental design. This exotic trend shaped a modern view of design in the late Victorian period and cited the formal language of foreign cultures. The one used to this day chessboard -like Damier Incidentally, pattern was first presented in 1888 And was the result of the collaboration between father and son.

With the associated motorization, the company also offered luggage luggage from 1906, which could be on the back of the first, luxurious automobile buckles. So it was also possible for the most modern count and his wife on excursions to have an extensive selection of clothing and accessories from the convertible.

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Georges Vuitton creates the first handbag

Five years earlier in 1901 and led by Georges Vuitton, the Louis Vuitton company began to offer the first handbag in the classic sense. The first model is said to have been baptized with the name "Steamer Bag" and was intended as an accessory for classic luggage. The bags were kept in the large suitcases and offered the opportunity to have a selection of necessities on smaller rides. Sensational! 

Even today is Louis Vuitton known for his luggage. One of the most famous models of the house is probably the model Keeper in its different sizes. The bags were presented to the public for the first time in 1924 and are an absolute bestseller of the house to this day. Today's range belong to suitcases in different gossens and variants for short trips, they also have the idea. For example, the bags of the Carryall and Packall series also bear the aim of being able to be a companion on excursions.

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Louis Vuitton exhibition "Volez, Voguez, Voyagez"

In 2017, an international exhibition took place in honor of the company's history. The exhibition bore the name "Volez, Voguez, Voyagez"what translated to fly, sail and go on trips. The exhibition and the book accompanying the event also provide information about the early history of the company and provide a beautiful insight into the travel habits of the Upper Class around the turn of the century. The exhibition hiked around the world from France. In Tokyo, Seoul and New York it was then possible to admire the same scope of history and style. The exhibition was cured by the recognized French fashion historian Olivier Saillard and, in addition to looking into the past, also offered an outlook on the future of fashion.

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In the spirit of the company's founder leads Louis Vuitton His tradition continues its tradition of noble travel companions and now also offers this in different formats for the storage of modern accessory genera, such as sneakers and wristwatches. Travel with Louis Vuitton.

Real, preserved suitcases from the early days of the company are now a popular choice for the design of interiors and set a noble accent that also recalls the trips to which the suitcases have already entered. In some cases, even precise routes can be traced using stickers.

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