Louis Vuitton Exclusive Luggage Review - how to avoid fake, replica sets
Damier and Monogram Canvas
The crème de la crème of luggage, Louis Vuitton luggage is among the best money can buy. Exquisitely designed and constructed to the highest standards, a Louis Vuitton luggage set makes a statement of wealth and luxury.
Founded in 1854, the house of Louis Vuitton (www.vuitton.com) burst onto the luggage scene with the creation of the flat trunk adorned with the designer’s signature gray Trianon canvas. The following four decades saw the creation of three of the company’s most recognized designs – the red and beige striped canvas (1872); damier canvas (1888); and the monogram canvas (1896). The steamer bag that was launched in 1901 and designed to be a washing bag to go inside wardrobe trunks, eventually became one of the most synonymous lines ever created by Vuitton.
Continued growth of the label saw the launch their first store in Paris on the grand Champs-Elysees in 1914 – the largest travel store in the world at the time. In 1924, the keepall bag – which eventually became a duffel bag was created, followed closely by the Noe bag, originally created as a champagne bottle carry bag.
Throughout the 20 th century, the company continued its massive globalization with the opening of stores in exotic locations such as Japan and Korea. The middle of the 1980s saw further innovation with the creation of Epi leather, which is constantly being updated over the years. This was followed in the early 90s with the introduction of Taiga leather products which were specifically aimed at men for business use.
Variations of the Louis Vuitton flagship designs have continued to be adapted over the years, and the company has seen continued success through the ever-changing times.
Currently available in the travel catalogue is a range of products including luggage with wheels; soft luggage; structured luggage and trunks.
The collection of wheeled luggage is available in damier canvas, damier geant, mini monogram, monogram canvas and taiga leather.
Soft luggage comes in a range of designs including: damier canvas, damier geant, epi leather, mini monogram, monogram canvas, monogram multicolore, nomade leather, taiga leather and utah leather.
Monogram canvas is the only design that the structured luggage (Alzer Anglais, hat box and Alzer) comes in. Similarly, the exclusive range of luxury trunks is also only produced in this canvas design.
Buying Louis Vuitton luggage and avoiding fake or replica sets
Louis Vuitton is extremely exclusive luggage – and comes with a price tag that reflects that. In saying that, there are a number of retailers that produce replica Louis Vuitton luggage to cater to the general masses. These can be found anywhere from internet dealers through to market stall holders for a rock bottom price for those who want the look without the cost. Authentic Louis Vuitton luggage can only be purchased either directly through one of the designer’s boutique stores, or through the website www.eluxury.co (US customers only).