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Louis Vuitton | 10 Facts

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Louis Vuitton is one of the most well-renowned luxury design houses of our time. Here are ten facts about the brand which brought us the covetable LV monogram pattern.

  1. The namesake behind Louis Vuitton founded the brand in 1854. In 1896, his son Georges took over and created the monogram pattern to honor his father.
  2. From 2006-2012, LV was the #1 most valuable luxury brand, and hasn’t slowed down much since. (source)
  3. Louis Vuitton is active in 50 countries and has over 460 brick and mortar stores worldwide–enough to be accessible, but not enough to destroy its exclusivity. (source)
  4. The brand has had a somewhat controversial history, from the early founders’ association to Nazi Germany, though the current parent company claims that such unethical practices are ancient history.  (source)
  5. The current parent company is the luxury goods conglomerate LVMH–acronym for Louis Vuitton Moet-Hennessy, which was founded in 1987 with the merger of these two companies.
  6. The Louis Vuitton monogram was initially intended to prevent replication–ironic considering that it is now one of the most, if not the most counterfeit handbag design.
  7. In 2001, designer and former LV creative director Marc Jacobs and designer/artist Stephen Sprouse collaborated with the brand to bring the graffiti patterned logo bags:
  8. Another famous collaboration happened in 2003 when Jacobs collaborated with artist Takashi Murakami for several designs, from the Multicolore Monogram canvas to Cerises pattern:

    Cerises Speedy is available in our store!
  9. Apart from the LV logo, the Monogram Canvas contains graphic shapes of quatrefoils, symmetrical clover-like shapes with reference to architecture and religious symbolism, as well as flowers, which were common during Oriental influence of the Victorian era.
  10. At Couture Blowout, our Louis bags go fast. Call us to check on our current stock at 713-533-9888!