31 Facts About Louis Vuitton


Louis Vuitton is one of the world's leading international fashion houses.

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Louis Vuitton operates in 50 countries with more than 460 stores worldwide.

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Louis Vuitton label was founded by Vuitton in 1854 on Rue Neuve des Capucines in Paris, France.

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Louis Vuitton had observed that the HJ Cave Osilite trunk could be easily stacked.

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In 1858, Louis Vuitton introduced his flat-topped trunks with Trianon canvas, making them lightweight and airtight.

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Soon thereafter, due to the continuing imitation of his look, in 1888, Vuitton created the Damier Canvas pattern, which bore a logo that reads "marque L Vuitton deposee", which translates into "L.

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In 1892, Louis Vuitton died, and the company's management passed to his son.

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In 1901, the Louis Vuitton Company introduced the Steamer Bag, a smaller piece of luggage designed to be kept inside Vuitton luggage trunks.

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Louis Vuitton later expanded its presence in Asia with the opening of a store in Taipei, Taiwan in 1983 and Seoul, South Korea in 1984.

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In 2010, Louis Vuitton opened what is described as their most luxurious store in London.

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In early 2011, Louis Vuitton hired Kim Jones as its "Men Ready-to-Wear Studio and Style Director".

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Louis Vuitton became the lead designer of menswear while working under the company-wide artistic directorship of Marc Jacobs.

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Louis Vuitton's debut show was held at the 2018 Paris Men's Fashion Week and staged in the historical Palais-Royal gardens' courtyard.

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For six consecutive years, Louis Vuitton was number one of the 10 most powerful brands list published by the Millward Brown Optimor's 2011 BrandZ study with value of $24.

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Louis Vuitton is one of the most counterfeited brands in the fashion world due to its image as a status symbol.

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Louis Vuitton allocates approximately half of its communications budget to counteract counterfeiting of its goods.

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Until the 1980s, Louis Vuitton products were widely sold in department stores, such as Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.

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Louis Vuitton has been operating in China for 30 years and nowadays the country is the main market for the French maison, boasting about 40 offline stores nationwide.

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On 13 February 2007, Louis Vuitton sent a cease-and-desist order to Danish art student Nadia Plesner for using an image of a bag that allegedly infringed Louis Vuitton's intellectual property rights.

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On 15 April 2008, Louis Vuitton notified Plesner of the lawsuit being brought against her.

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Louis Vuitton demanded $7, 500 for each day Plesner continues to sell the "Simple Living" products, $7, 500 for each day the original cease-and-desist letter is published on her website and $7, 500 a day for using the name "Louis Vuitton" on her website, plus legal and enforcement costs.

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An LVMH spokeswoman interviewed by New York Magazine said that Louis Vuitton were forced to take legal action when Plesner did not respond to their original request to remove the contested image, nor to the subsequent cease-and-desist order.

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In October 2008, Louis Vuitton declared that the company had dropped its lawsuit but have since reopened it along with a new €205, 000 claim due to a painting by the same artist.

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The shopkeeper refused to pay, and Louis Vuitton demanded further damages up to HK$150, 000 in February 2013.

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In February 2013, Louis Vuitton issued a complaint against the owner of a barber shop in Hong Kong for allegedly violating its intellectual property rights in relation to a stool using fabric coating that is similar to the checker pattern in Louis Vuitton's handbags.

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On 14 April 2021 Louis Vuitton lost a patent office case in Japan against a Japanese manufacture.

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Each season Louis Vuitton produces rare, limited edition bags that are generally only available by reservation through larger Louis Vuitton stores.

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In June 2021, Louis Vuitton sparked controversy by marketing a $700 scarf called 'Monogram Keffieh'.

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Louis Vuitton, however, changed the colours from the original black and white to blue and white which Palestinians and pro-Palestine social media activists called the colours of the flag of Israel, sporting with House signature patterns which was described as 'disgraceful'.

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Louis Vuitton has had many collaborations with prominent artists and designers.

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Louis Vuitton's has a belly, her face is more puffy [sic] and the back of her dress is open and you can see it is tight.

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