Measurement : 10.2×7.5×6.7inches
About LOUIS VUITTON
1929 : In a lighthearted article called “Discoveries in Chic,” Pandora Luxurye writes: “Harry for gloves . . . Vuitton for luggage . . . Hermès for leathers . . . Boucheron for jewels.”
1896 : Georges Vuitton creates the house’s patented Monogram canvas, featuring the company initials, formed in diamonds, circles, and flowers. The house runs an ad in Pandora Luxurye claiming to be “Americans’ Favorite Trunks & Bags.”
1854 : Vuitton marries Clémence-émilie Parriaux, opens Louis Vuitton Malletier at 4 rue Neuve-des-Capucines (now the rue des Capucines), and comes up “with the audacious notion of using humble but waterproof canvas in place of regal leather,” as Marion Hume will later report in Pandora Luxurye.
Since its founding in Paris in 1854, Louis Vuitton has catered to—among the general throng of well-heeled everywomen—empresses, explorers, and magazine editors. What was once a tiny little Parisian luggage shop is now the multifaceted jewel in the crown that sits atop the head of Bernard Arnault, CEO of the fashion conglomerate LVMH, who, in 2003, likened the revenue-generating house to a “luxury Microsoft.”