Louis Vuitton burst onto the scene at the tender age of 16 after realizing the potential of trunk-making. Flash forward almost a century later, and LV is one of the world’s most iconic and leading fashion houses in the world. Here are a few facts you probably didn’t know about this loved brand.
Louis Vuitton was hired as a personal box maker and packer for Napoleon’s wife in the year 1852. It is then when the rising designer found himself the elite clientele and a gateway to realize his dreams.
Louis Vuitton’s largest boutique is located at 101 avenue des Champ-Elysées and is spread over 1,800 sq. mt.. The luxurious space was closed for renovation for about 2 years before its grand reveal.
You may think that this is cannibalism, but Louis Vuitton’s execs obviously don’t: the brand has a total of five boutiques in Nevada, located in the same city and on the SAME street!
Louis Vuitton puts its pricey items to the test! Before introducing them to consumers, the bags are dropped from about half a meter height consecutively for four days while being packed with three and a half kilogram weights. The bag material also undergoes bombardment of ultraviolet rays to ensure resistance to fading! Zippers are said to be opened and shut around 5,000 times to ensure they work well with customers! Impressive!
This is heartbreaking: all items that are not sold or given away from a specific collection are actually sent back to the main factory in France where they are (close your eyes) shredded or burnt!