See how far Louis Vuitton handbags have come since their birth in 1888. Adding to its collection is a wide variety of colors and styles.
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Why do people want Louis Vuitton?
The famed Louis Vuitton handbags originated in 1854 by Louis Vuitton Malletier, a well-known luggage manufacturer in Paris.
During this time, Louis Vuitton created his first flat trunk and covered it in what came to be known as his Signature Grey Trianon Canvas.
Vuitton's continued success in the handbag industry brought us some of the most famous handbags of our time.
In 1888, the Damier Canvas Handbag was created. This pattern resembles a checkerboard design using light to deep brown tones. The Louis Vuitton Canvas Monogram Bag was born in 1896.
These bags were decorated with the initials of LV himself, as well as the small flower-like shapes placed conspicuously throughout.
This bag became a great success for Vuitton. The irresistible pattern covered luggage as well as handbags.
In 1959, Vuitton's grandson created a chemical for coating the canvas bags to
make them very durable and flexible. In 1997, a fashion genius named Marc Jacobs joined Vuitton and became its Artistic Director.
Jacobs introduced the new, modern-looking bags of today. Louis Vuitton introduced his leather-crafted writing pens in 1997 as well.
Vuitton and Jacobs collaborated with a Japanese contemporary artist by the name of Takashi Murakami in 2002,
and launched an entirely new and modern touch to their handbags. A multicolor version of the Monogram canvas bag was soon introduced. This line became known as the Murakami line.
Why are Louis Vuitton bags so popular?
The Murakami bags include thirty-three vivid colors, cowhide leather straps that oxidize over time, and beautiful golden hardware.
Some bags of the Murakami line come complete with a lock and a key, as well as many other unique qualities. Among the modernizations, the signature LV initials and the flower-like shapes remained unchanged.
The Murakami line includes differing designs including the Cherry Blossom, Pink Cherry Blossom, White Murakami, and the Black Murakami.
One of the more popular handbags of today is the Louis Vuitton Speedy 30.
This bag is by far my favorite. The "Speedy" seemed to gain a lot of recognition, as stars, like Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Lopez, seemed to add it to their own accessories collections.
Can LV bags get wet?
The Speedy handbag, if purchased from a boutique or a Louis Vuitton outlet, will run about $1500.
There are a large number of retailers, however, selling replicas or "knock-offs" of the original Louis Vuitton handbags.
As a word of caution, purchasing and selling these Louis Vuitton "imposters" is illegal.
Customers will often see them advertised for prices ranging from $80, for a lower quality handbag, to $400 for a higher quality handbag.
Vuitton offers a wide variety and different types of handbags. Among these is the "Alma", a good size handbag with dual zippers and golden "feet" on the bottom of the natural cowhide base.
Is Louis Vuitton leather or vinyl?
The Monogram Vernis, created in 1998, is crafted from very high-quality patented calfskin.
This exquisite bag includes the signature LV initials and trademark flower-like designs.
Shortly before the Vernis appeared, a complete line of Louis Vuitton clothing and footwear was introduced.
The year 2004 brought us an impressive new lineup of new designer handbags. Among these are the Theda, the Leonor, and the Ambre, just to name a few.
These bags retain the original vintage style while still retaining the same great quality as the originals.
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Although Louis Vuitton passed away in 1892, his legend shall live on in the design of his work.
Vuitton not only dominated the handbag industry, but his impressive lines of luggage, jewelry, and personal accessories continue to be highly sought after by both men and women today.