Here's the Story
The entwined letters L and V are probably the most recognisable logo of all time. L for Louis and V for Vuitton. For decades, the two letters have stood for the ultimate in fashionable bags and cases. So successful has the label been, that copies of the distinctive designs flooded the market and almost caused an inflation of style… Louis Vuitton is one of the leading fashion houses in the world. But did you know that the brand was established 150 years ago? From its beginnings, the company focussed on practical and stylish leather goods, and only later branched into ready-to-wear, shoes, watches, jewellery, accessories, sunglasses and books. The signature monogram was already patented before the beginning of the 20th century, and its graphic symbols, including quatrefoils and flowers between the LV monogram, were reflective of the trend of using Japanese and Oriental designs in the late Victorian era. LV means quality Many of the company's handbags are made from the distinctive brown Damier and Monogram canvas materials, both of which were actually developed and first used in the late 19th century. All of the company's handbags exhibit the eponymous LV initials in some shape or form - an easy indication that you are the owner of a genuine Louis Vuitton handbag. Over the decades, Louis Vuitton has produced many collections of handbags, most of which have become iconic designs. Take for instance the Speedy bag and the Neverfull bag. To this day, Louis Vuitton continues to produce rare, limited edition bags to meet the demand in the luxury segment. Demand, in fact, is so large, that these Louis Vuitton bags are generally not freely available in shops but only by reservation through larger Louis Vuitton stores. Browse the selection of Louis Vuitton here on Shopstyle - with a range that includes pre-owned handbags, you can get your hands on rare and coveted vintage styles that are impossible to find in the shops.
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