How many Louis Vuitton stores in India?
There are 3 Louis Vuitton Stores in India
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Spotting a fake Louis Vuitton handbag is hard work.Counterfeiters are now incorporating signature details into fakeLouis Vuitton bags that are difficult for the untrained eye to see.With the brand's imitated logo plastered on 99% of all LV bags inthe marketplace, there's a big chance that web retail…ers areselling fake bags beyond New York's infamous Canal Street. Thereare numerous things to look for like the color, serial code,placement of logos. I have written an entire e book on how to spota fake. I was so fed up with being ripped off that I furtherresearched it and all the information is in my e book," How to Spota Fake Louis Vuitton Handbag." It has saved some people 100's ofdollars by being able to spot a real bag right away! . Well to start off with, you should look to see if the inside isold and cruddy and what it feels like. Remember these are expensivebags! they have the smoothest suede and the most soft, plushleather, so they shouldn't feel like rough cheap bags with badmaterials. Plus look at the LV logos, are they different? and arethere weird hearts and clovers to replace the other flowers? andplus some shapes don't come in the collection, and some collectionsyou see could be a fake due to the fact the Chinese create fakesthat don't even exist!. They shove on a lv logo on a random bag andyou could call it a designer fake. Last but not least, DEFINITELYcheck serial codes and if the logos are too close together, and ifthe logos aren't lined up carefully and perfectly at the stitching,then it's fake. . Some ways that I determine if a LV is fake or real is by: . The quality---Get your hands on a real one and roughly measurethe weight with your hands. Also feel the leather and canvas- itshould feel smooth and should look shiny (the leather). . The pattern matters---The pattern will always be the same onall pieces of the same line (ex., all damier canvases will be thesame, all monogram canvases will be the same...etc.). The ONLYexception to this is on some of the ties and scarves. ALL monogramcanvases will be the same on all leather goods. On the Damiercanvas, the boxes that say "Louis Vuitton Paris" on them will bespaced 9 squares apart both horizontal and vertical (4 dark and 5light). Anything else is FAKE! . The price---If you get Louis Vuitton for under, say, $250 orso, you aren't getting a bargain, you're getting a fake. LV NEVERgoes on sale or clearance, so be careful with internet purchasing.Bag prices range from $250 or so to $4, or $5,000. . The hardware---On most of the bags, the zippers and buckleswill be brass or gold. On some, though, they can be silver. Also,pay attention to how the LV's are carved into the zippers: Look atthem under magnification. If they are clean cut and smooth there'sa chance it may be real. DON'T depend on this, though. Manycounterfeiters pay close attention to detail. . The leather---The handles, straps (if any), and/or trim willusually be a white-colored cowhide that will oxidize (change to adarker honey color) over time. If you are purchasing a vintage bagthen the cowhide will already be oxidized. When it is new it willbe white on the surface but the inner part will be a red color, andthat will also change color. If the white does not darken, it isfake. It will start oxidizing within the first few weeks. . The accessories---Speedys DO NOT...EVER...come with pegs/"feet"on the bottom. The bottom will always be plain with no hardware.Some bags come with locks and keys (mostly the damier canvas bags)that are usually gold or brass like the hardware on the bag itselfand usually have a big LV monogram carved into them. . The packaging---LV bags never come with tags attached. They mayhave some paper or wrapping around the straps/handles, but that'sit! NO PRICE TAGS OR BARCODES! . The inside---The inside of a bag should always have a smallslab of leather (that will also oxidize) with "Louis Vuitton Madein France" hot-stamped into it. It can also say "Made in Italy","Made in Spain", "Made in Germany", or "Made in USA". If it saysanything else, it's fake. I don't really know what all they cansay, I only own six bags and they all say "Made in France". Some ofthe women's purses may not have this, but there will always besomething verifying where it was made. . Location, location, location---Be aware of where you are buyingyour LV products. The only 2 places that are authorized to sell LVthings are louisvuitton.com and eluxury.com. This, by no means,means that if they are sold elsewhere that they are fake. . The date code and serial number---All LV products have serialnumbers, but all bags have both a serial number and a date code.The only people that can read the date codes are the people thatwork for LV or have experience with LV products. Both codes (in abag) will usually be hidden behind some flap of leaher or canvasand can be painted or hot-stamped. . The colors---On the multicolor Speedys and purses there areNEVER any red or turquoise "LV"s. Some may be baby blue or someother dark or light shade of blue, but never turquoise. And the"LV"s can also be pink, but never red. Also, Multicolor bags neverhave bows on them. . The font---On the patches that have "Louis Vuitton Paris"hot-stamped into them, pay close attention to the font used. Thereare very round O's and pointy A's, V's, and N's. The font shouldnot be narrow or squared off. If so, it's fake. . The material---For some reason, counterfeiters just peel offthe leather from a real bag and paste it on a fake one (why notjust sell the real thing, right?). If the product is faked fromscratch then the material used is more than likely not going to bereal leather or canvas. Instead it will be plastic and will chipand crack easily. . The extras---Never be fooled into thinking a product is realjust because it comes with the box or shopping bag or the "originalreceipt". Items such as those can be faked with extreme ease. . The dustbag---The dustbag should be a very soft flannel orcotton material that is a brown or tan color with NO HINT OF RED!The only thing that will be on the outside is an embossed "LV". Ifit says anything under it like "Louis Vuitton Paris", it'sfake. . Internet Auctions---If a seller on eBay is repetitive about"100% real" or "All sales final" or "NO REFUNDS", there's a99.99999 percent chance it's FAKE. Be VVERRY cautious oniOffer.com. About 98% of the listings of designer products arefake. . FYI: No authentic product from a French design house would everbe labeled "Made in Paris" instead of "Made in France", (orwhatever the actual manufacturing country of originis). . Paris is not a country and Country Of Origin labeling isexactly that, stating the name of the NATION in which it was made(as required by international Trade Laws) -- i.e. NOT to beconfused with the city/address of the designer company that mayalso be included elsewhere on the product, e.g. stamped onhardware. Therefore, anything labeled "Made in Paris" cannot beauthentic. If it were, then we'd see origin labels on products like"Made in Rome (Milan, Delhi, Beijing, Sydney etc.)" orprovince/state names. (MORE)
$870-well over $3,000. hope i helped (the runway bags are the most expensive), the multicolor LV is like $1,000-a bit over $2,000
Louis Vuitton received very little education. He grew up in a poorfarming family and ran away from home at the age of 16.
hey! I have two Louis Vuitton bags, one Speedy 30 and one Pochette Accessoirres. Here are a few ways to tell if a Louis Vuitton bag is a fake: 1. stitching- the stitching on an authentic LV will be extremely uniform, even, and symmetrical. The thread used on the monogram canvas should be a yellow-g…old colour. 2. handles- if the handles come wrapped in plastic or tissue, it is most likely fake. Real LVs will come in a dust bag but normally will not be wrapped in tissue or plastic. Also, the leather on authentic LVs is made of cowhide and should feel soft to the touch. The leather will also darken over time. 3. price- if the price seems too good to be true, it probably is. Louis Vuitton does not hold sales and no one with a real LV is going to sell it cheap- I would not take any chances to save money by buying off ebay, etc. I would but it right from Louis Vuitton so there is no doubt that it's real. 4. logos- on some bags, such as the speedy, the logos will be upside down on one side because Louis Vuitton makes the sides with one continuous piece of leather, which means one side is flipped. Also, the logos should be evenly spaced and symmetrical on both sides. The logos should be spaced so they do not fall under a handle, etc. 5. locks- most authentic LV bags DO NOT have locks on them- check the Louis Vuitton website and compare the pictures of the real bag to the other one- they should be identical. If not, don't buy the other one! 6. The fabric on the inside should be soft and good-quality. For the monogram canvas bags, it should be a light tan color and shouldn't have a print on it. Hope this helped! (MORE)
There a number of websites out there that sell replica Louis Vuitton handbags. There are a number of 'grades' of these replicas though. There is no shortage of the cheap ones, but if you wanted to get a high quality replica Louis Vuitton handbag I would suggest http://replicaman.com It took over …a week for my handbag to arrive but my girlfriend didn't care because the quality was so good. All her friends think it's real. lol. . You can buy online. I have one. Nobody can tell whether it is real or replica. . It also depends on whether you want to buy online or offline and if so where you live. (MORE)
Louis Vuitton is a French fashion house started in 1854 by LouisVuitton. Prior to that, he was the trunk-maker to Napoleon III'swife.
ANSWER Take your bag into any authorized Louis Vuitton store for repair. Based upon the condition of the bag, it will be sent to their factory for an estimate of repair. After the estimate is determined, it is up to you to pay for the bag to be fixed. Keep in mind that the bag must be authentic; …not some fake or replica bag. Also, if the bag is severely damaged and beyond repair, Louis Vuitton will not fix the item. (MORE)
Many Louis Vuitton products say: "Louis Vuitton Paris Made In France" Actually some are also made in USA as well as Spain for smaller products. Louis Vuitton bags, key rings, watches, and other products are produced in their several factories around the world. These factories are located in Sou…thern California (USA), Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Spain, and of course, France. A few years ago, the LV brand entertained the idea if opening a factory in India. This factory location, however, is unconfirmed. If opened, the factory in India would be designated to produce Louis Vuitton shoes only. (MORE)
Louis Vuitton and PETA do not have any type of relationship. PETAcondemns anyone who makes products out of animal hide. They claimthat livestock pollution is bad for the environment and for theanimals.
These factories are located in Southern California (USA), Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Spain, and of course, France. A few years ago, the LV brand entertained the idea if opening a factory in India. This factory location, however, is unconfirmed. If opened, the factory in India would be designated t…o produce Louis Vuitton shoes only. (MORE)
They have various collections. Some are made of pure quality leather, suede, denim, canvas, and silk and the buckles/zippers are actually plated with real white or yellow gold. They last for 10 yrs+. I think most of desinger handbag is made of classy leather, like LV, GUCCI, prada, and so on!
Louis Vuitton, the founder of the Louis Vuitton Company, was born August 4, 1821 and died February 27, 1892 of old age.
Louis vuitton was originally owned by Louis vuitton but that was back in the nineteenth century the current owner of Louis vuittton is Bernard Arnalt
450 million dollars the real Louis vuitton bags will cost you 1000usd or more, while the replica just cost you about 200usd or more,you can buy according to your will.louisvuittonbagoutlet.net can give a choice for your choose.
\nLouis Vuitton Repairs their own handbags in their shops. (Depending on the type of the bag and the age of it.) The shop repairs the goods for free but the chances of them having parts for a specialty, seasonal, or older handbag is far less than a hard sided luggage case.
i believe Louis vuitton product are made in France but im not 100% positive, go to Google and look up 'Louis vuitton' and that should answer your question. ;)
Louiss Vuitton is owned by the French Conglomerate LVMH MoÃ«t Hennessy, Louis Vuitton S.A. It is traded under LVMH on the Euronext.
if i had to guess i would say millions and millions a year.and in the bank he probly has billions stashed away.just imagine, bags and products that are $1,000-$100,000 and selling millions of them all over the world, not to mention the endorsements he would get.thats a lot of $$$$$$$$
Well Louis vuitton is very high priced and if you really want somthing from Louis vuitton i would suggest a fake would be the best if you cant afford it
no one knows what Louis vuitton looked like. Since it was so long ago and also he probally didnt have much pictures taken of him
Small bags (a pochette or wapity) made out of the canvas (damier or monogram) ranges from 325 up. Larger bags, like the speedy 25 and up, start at about 695 and go up. The cheapest bags are the Neverfull and Speedy. The fully leather bags are far more expensive. Limited edition bags are also more ex…pensive. Wallets start at about 400 and go up depending on if you are looking at canvas or leather. Sandals (like flip flops) start at around 300 and then the regular shoes are about 500. You can go directly to the Louis vuitton website and find out more specific price ranges. (MORE)
Louis Vuitton was born on August 4, 1821 and died on February 27, 1892. Louis Vuitton would have been 70 years old at the time of death or 193 years old today.
Louis Vuitonn, founder of the company, became a fashion designer by travelling alot, would you believe .? He then developed an advanced knowledge of what made a good travelling case. He then started to dessign his own baggage and then got better and designed clothes, and has his own brand know as VL…. (MORE)
I have a brand new Montorgueil GM with some damage for 25% of the retail price
Louis vuitton does not have sales. If you see a Louis vuitton item on the internet that says it is being sold by Louis vuitton and is on sale, it is a fake. the price on the item is the price you pay.
No, there isn't a Louis Vuitton store in Memphis, but there is one in Nashville, at the Mall at Green Hills.
Louis Vuitton bags, key rings, watches, and other products are produced in their several factories around the world. These factories are located in Southern California (USA), Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Spain, and of course, France. A few years ago, the LV brand entertained the idea if opening a fa…ctory in India. This factory location, however, is unconfirmed. If opened, the factory in India would be designated to produce Louis Vuitton shoes only. (MORE)
I know there was a factory there because when my son was in the Air Force, he went there and special ordered bags and backpacks for his sisters. They did not come registered because that could only come out of an authorized store.. Now I hope it wasn't a big knock off factory, I wasn't there perso…nally. . (MORE)
Very hot, Im getting one this weekend...much cooler than LV evidence glasses that half of Miami wear. Louis Vuitton Attitude Sunglasses ($530), which are available in silver and gold. These shades are part of the Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2009 collection and feature Damier engraved detailing on t…he temples & nose bridge which gives them a contrasting 3-D effect (MORE)
no, Madonna was his close friend and she helped advertise his early fashion designs, for this reason, Madonna earns 30% of all of Louis' income!
If you find a Louis Vuitton handbag that's cheap, it's probably a fake and a knockoff. They sell it in the malls. Real ones are much more expensive.
Yes, There are many factories around the world that produce products of Louis Vuitton. For example; bags
Louis Vuitton is a French fashion house founded in 1854 by someone called Louis Vuitton in 1867 Louis Vuitton introduced his flat bottom trunks with trianon canvas making them lightweight and airtight. its first shop opened in Oxford street London when people started stealing his ideas he decided to… change his logo and when he finally reached his initials it was the permanent one. (MORE)
Louis vuitton is a brands of bags ,i like Louis vuitton bags and chanel bags very much.
Very satisfied with the bag i bought from pendoza. I personally compared it with same model in louis vuitton store and it is aunthentic the material use is exactly the same. I bought two of them but i returned the other one becacuse the slight inferfection is on the ziper leather and it is a little …ovious. I recieved the full money refund and on Wed 9/21/11 I bought another one. i'm very satisfied and very happy the bag I purchase in pendoza.com (MORE)
While Louis Vuitton is headquarted in France and many of theirproducts are made there, for over 25 years, they have also producedbags, belts, and more in the United States, Spain, Germany, andItaly.
I think the answer is no. Not all the LV bags are make of leather. The authentic LV bag is make of the level A material. You can go to louisvuitton.com, the official site, to read more. But if for the knockoff handbags, some of them is make of PU material. It is a kind of material using to make bags…, purse, wallets, shoes and so on. But also have some of them are make of leather. I know on the bossreplica.com there are some LV bags make of leather. But some are make of PU material. I bought a PU material LV bag from that site. But I think the quality is ok. Or you can go to search on the google for the material of handbags. Because all the luxury bags are using the similar material. (MORE)
I bought gorgeous bag at wwww.ladybagonsale.com i took it to a Louis Vuitton store they confirmed it is real Why?
maybe its quality is really good. now some handmake is really very good and professional.
Nope! if you ever see the brand "Louis Vuitton" at Macy's it is probably fake and cheaper than the real one's!
Yes.....Louis vuitton was a boy.He is the founder of French fashion house - Louis Vuitton.
Louis Vuitton Malletier -- commonly referred to as Louis Vuitton (French: [lwi vÉ¥itÉÌ], commonly /ËluËiË viËËtÉn/), or shortened to LV -- is a French fashion house founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton. The label is well known for its LV monogram, which is featured on most… products, ranging from luxury trunks and leather goods to ready-to-wear, shoes, watches, jewellery, accessories, sunglasses, and books. Louis Vuitton is one of the world's leading international fashion houses. Louis Vuitton sells its products through standalone boutiques, lease departments in high-end department stores. (MORE)
You can buy Louis Vuitton bags fromhttp://www.4louisvuittonbag.com/ , the seller's louisvuitton bag is 100% mirror image authentic .
keep looking at their websites to see if they get a job vacancy. or send them an email saying that you are interested
louis vuitton is so pretty i got my first one when i was like three no joke but i guess chanel is hot too. louis vuitton is very nice for the day. (it also has elegant night bags don't get me wrong) But chanel has nice bags for the evening. and if you were thinking about getting it and the price wa…s to much use these tips 1. save your money and don't buy a knock-off 2.keep on working and saving 3.take that money and buy urself the real thing if yo want the real thing y settle for anything less u shouldn't buy a fake one so u have no more money to save for the real one that is just my opinion but do what you want hope it helped:) (MORE)
Louis Vuitton would be better than Gucci in terms of canvas quality. Louis Vuitton is not good in leather making. Their leather has not been specially treated to the best quality for lasting. Louis Vuitton seems to be lack of technology in treating their leather, that is why their leather does not l…ast. But on the other hand, Louis Vuitton's canvas has a far better quality than GUCCI. The canvas of Louis Vuitton bag has a subtle feel. Their canvas materials are soft, flexible, and also durable while GUCCI's canvas bags are like an amateur product. They won't last and very sensitive to wears and tears. I tend to prefer Gucci's products simply because of their high quality leather bags as opposed to Louis Vuitton's cheap looking canvas. Gucci is more adapted to young people as well due to their new designs and constant changes in models as well as logos, compared with Louis Vuitton. However, that is what I don't like because it encourage counterfeiter to replicate GUCCI's product. Now GUCCI replica products are everywhere, it became harder and harder to tell. People don't feel distinctly when buying an authentic Gucci bag for several thousand dollars vs one paying $50 for a Gucci replica. Too sad! (MORE)
Key rings, wallets, coin purses, wristlets, luggage totes, suitcases, laptop cases, purses, briefcases, etc. All of their products are leather and the least expensive is a mini coin wallet for $300.
The Louis Vuitton logo, a Japanese-inspired flower motif, has been synonymous with luxury since it was first introduced in 1896. The famous monogram logo was created as a way to prevent counterfeiting of the Parisian company's designer luggage. This marks the appearance of the very first 'designer l…abel' as we have come to understand it in the contemporary marketplace. Ironically, Louis Vuitton has since become the most heavily counterfeited brand in fashion history, with only 1% of all Louis Vuitton-branded items in circulation considered authentic. Louis Vuitton history has its roots in the excitement of the mid-Nineteenth Century, the extraordinary time when interest in travel was spreading throughout the world. New technologies made longer distances within reach of those who could afford them, and paintings and photographs of far-away cities and exotic places were in vogue around the world. The world wanted to travel, and Louis Vuitton began to etch its place in history as one of the first luggage companies designed to meet the needs of explorers, voyagers, and vacationers everywhere. In today's world, Louis Vuitton conjures thoughts of the posh, extravagant lifestyle of the celebrities and socialites who, with cult-like zeal, carry purses and bags emblazoned with the Vuitton logo. It also conjures up thoughts of street vendors selling counterfeit merchandise to the consumers who covet the image the brand represents. Behind it all is the history of a company built by a single man who had a vision of blending timeless elegance with innovative functionality. The Beginning (1854-1892) Louis Vuitton was born in Anchay, Jura, France in 1821. He moved from his hometown in 1835 at the age of fourteen. Two years later, he arrived in Paris and apprenticed for luggage- and trunk-maker Monsieur Marechal. Vuitton was trained in the art of fine-luggage creation, while working as a luggage packer for upscale Parisian families. This experience gave him insight into the world of luggage and the needs of travelers, serving him well when he launched his own luggage design business to serve wealthy, traveling Parisians. In 1854, he opened his first store in Paris, creating Louis Vuitton Malletier ("Louis Vuitton Trunk-Maker"). Vuitton began by designing the first flat-topped trunks that were lightweight and airtight. At the time, all other trunks had rounded tops for water to run off, and thus could not be stacked in railway cars. But perhaps more important than the configuration of the flat trunk was it's cover, Louis Vuitton's signature grey "Trianon" canvas. The "Trianon" trunk quickly became popular as a symbol of cosmopolitan living and elegant traveling. The same year, Vuitton created innovative trunks to accommodate the voluminous crinolines worn by France's Empress Eugenie, wife of Napoleon III. The Empress could be considered the beginning of Vuitton's carefully crafted image as a brand of luxury and celebrity. By1860, Vuitton was already successful enough to open a larger factory in AsniÃ¨res-sur-Seine to accommodate the increased demand for his goods. During the next decade, Vuitton created many innovative designs, including the first Vuitton wardrobe trunk, which contained a rail for hanging clothing and small drawers. Vuitton's son Georges developed the unique five-number combination lock that has since been found on all Vuitton trunks. Rival luggage manufacturers began imitating his popular luggage designs, which lead him to the creation of distinctive stripes and checkerboard patterns. In 1888, Louis and Georges collaborated on the "Damier Canvas" pattern, containing the first Vuitton trademark, a logo that reads "marque L. Vuitton dÃ©posÃ©e" ("mark L. Vuitton deposited" or roughly "L. Vuitton trademark"). Surprisingly contemporary, the "Damier Canvas" paired a lively geometric pattern with subdued hues. The result was a quiet elegance that has withstood the test of time for three centuries. Golden Age (1893-1936) After Louis Vuitton's death in 1892, his son Georges spun the family business into a worldwide corporation. In the same year, the Vuitton company began designing and selling handbags, for which they would eventually become best known. Georges Vuitton traveled to the United States and displayed Vuitton products at the World's Fair in Chicago in 1893, introducing mainstream American audiences to the brand. In 1896, to prevent the copying of Vuitton patterns that had already begun by counterfeiters, Georges created the Louis Vuitton logo and the classic "Monogram Canvas" design. Its staggered graphic logo symbols were inspired by the trend for Asian/Oriental designs in the late Victorian Period. Japonisme, a taste for Japanese art and crafts, was exerting a growing influence in France in the late 19th century, following Japan's participation in international expositions with ukiyo-e woodblock prints and other items. In 1901, Vuitton designed the popular "Steamer" bag, an ancestor of the soft luggage we carry today. Originally created as a laundry bag to be kept inside his wardrobe trunks, the "Steamer" became a cult hit in its own right. The Louis Vuitton Building opened in Champs-Elysees in 1914. The building was the largest travel-goods store in the world at that time. Further store locations opened in New York, Bombay, Washington, London, Alexandria and Buenos Aires as World War I began. The brand continued to thrive and in 1924, eight years after the end of WWI, Vuitton invented the "Keepall" bag, a light-weight travel bag that foreran the invention of the duffel bag. In 1932, the "Noe" bag was designed for a champagne vinter to transport several bottles at once. The bag became extremely popular amongst Parisian ladies as a handbag, launching Louis Vuitton's foray into the world of fashion accessories. Modern Age (1937-1996) Georges Vuitton passed away in 1936. Historians attribute Georges with designing over 700 new Vuitton designs throughout his career. His son Gaston-Louis Vuitton assumed control of the company after his death. Gaston-Louis steered the brand into its modern age. The signature "Monogram Canvas" was revamped in 1959, what would become a significant change for the company. The company was able to perfect a new method of coating, which is still being used today. The special Louis Vuitton coating allowed the fabric beneath to maintain its suppleness and beauty, while adding strength and impermeability. By treating the canvas to make it more supple while still maintaining its durability and elegance, the material was able to be used for making purses, smaller bags, and wallets. The late 70's saw Vuitton opening its first stores in Japan, in Tokyo and Osaka. Vuitton-mania built in Japan and Japanese sales came to account for nearly half the company's total revenue by the 80's. Just a few years later, the company created Louis Vuitton Japan and opened a multi-level Ginza store. Eastern expansion continued in 1984 with a store in Seoul, South Korea and again in 1992 with the company's first store in Beijing, China. The Louis Vuitton company also expanded their involvement into the world's most prestigious sporting events. In 1983, the "Louis Vuitton Cup" challenger series was created to qualify competitors for the "America's Cup," the most coveted prize in international yachting. Five years later, the "Louis Vuitton Classic," a fine auto competition, was organized in Bagatelle Park in Paris and the event has continued yearly for nearly two decades. That same year, Louis Vuitton brought back history when it organized the first international grand vintage car rally in China. The company, which had participated in the Black & Yellow Cruise of the 20's and 30's, resuscitated the tradition of grand scale auto events from the beginning of the century, bringing it to an excited Chinese audience with this rally from Dalian to Beijing. In 1987, MoÃ«t et Chandon and Hennessy, leading manufacturers of champagne and of brandy, merged with Louis Vuitton to form the world's largest luxury goods conglomerate, LVMH. This successful integration of aspirational brands inspired many other companies to do the same. By 1989, Louis Vuitton had opened 130 stores throughout the world. The following year, Yves Carcelle was named president of the company. 1996 marked the centennial of the Monogram Canvas. Seven cities across the world held extravagant parties at stores and Louis Vuitton asked seven prestigious designers to imagine new products in monogram. Azzedine Alaia, Manolo Blahnik, Romeo Gigli, Helmut Lang, Isaac Mizrahi, Syvilla and Vivienne Westwood created seven original and functional objects in limited edition series. Millennium Age (1997-present) In 1997, Louis Vuitton hired visionary American designer Marc Jacobs to be the label's artistic director. Jacobs was, at the time, already a highly decorated and popular fashion designer in his own right, known for the distinct honor of being the youngest fashion designer to be awarded the industry's highest tribute, The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent. Jacobs became Louis Vuitton's artistic director when the company decided to expand into shoes and ready-to-wear clothes. Jacobs guided Louis Vuitton as it ventured into the relatively new territory of high fashion and is credited with establishing Louis Vuitton as a consistent trendsetter as well as a timeless classic. In 2001, Jacobs collaborated with Stephen Sprouse to design a limited edition line of Vuitton bags. Sprouse was already well known in art and fashion worlds for his collaborations with contemporary artists, including Andy Warhol, his designs for famous musicians, including Debbie Harry and Duran Duran, and his unique design sense, described by the New York Times as a mix of "uptown sophistication in clothing with a downtown punk and pop sensibility." The Sprouse design featured green and white graffiti written over the monogram pattern. A few handbags featured the graffiti design in peach or black on top of a solid white or black background- these were only available to the customers on Vuitton's V.I.P. list. All bag designs were limited edition, and have increased significantly in collectible value. In 2003, Takashi Murakami, a famous Japanese artist and founder of the 'Superflat' movement, collaborated with Marc Jacobs and designed the popular new "Monogram Multicolore" canvas range of handbags and accessories. This line included the monograms of the standard Louis Vuitton "Monogram Canvas," but in 33 different colors, on either a white or a black background, instead of the classic gold logo against brown. The next year, Murakami created the "Cherry Blossom" pattern, in which smiling cartoon faces in the middle of pink and yellow flowers were sporadically placed atop the "Monogram Canvas." This pattern appeared on a very limited number of pieces which sold out quickly. Murakami followed this popular and coveted line with the "Monogram Cerises" pattern, in which cherries with faces on them were placed over "Monogram Canvas." The line was sold on LVMH's official retail website, eLUXURY, in the spring of 2006, but was no longer available by the end of May of 2006. Today, the LVMH group comprises some 50 luxury brands, spanning wines and spirits, including MoÃ«t et Chandon champagne and Glenmorangie whisky; perfumes and cosmetics, including Christian Dior; jewellery and watches, including Tag Heuer; and fashion and leather goods such as Givenchy, Kenzo, Fendi and Marc Jacobs. By combining forces, these aspirational brands limit their venues and maintain their exclusivity. Louis Vuitton has carefully cultivated a celebrity following and has used famous models and actresses in its marketing campaigns. Recently, actress Uma Thurman whose "sophisticated yet unpredictable image" was a supposed reflection of the Vuitton brand, posed for a line of seductive ads. Other models and actresses who have lent their name to the Louis Vuitton line include Jennifer Lopez, Scarlett Johansson, Chloe Sevigny, and Christina Ricci, and supermodels Gisele Bundchen, Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell. Actor Hayden Christiansen and hip-hop musician Pharrell have both appeared as models for the company's luggage and prÃªt-Ã -porter lines. Vuitton bags and purses have a considerable list of celebrity adherents who proudly display their "Monogram Canvas" items. From teen-queens like Lindsay Lohan, Jessica and Ashlee Simpson, Paris and Nicky Hilton, and Nicole Richie, to Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie to sports star Anna Kournikova, all are often seen and photographed with multiple Vuitton accessories. This celebrity cult of Vuitton fanatics has unfortunately led to an astonishing rise in counterfeit Vuitton bags, available anywhere from street markets in Asia, to trunks of cars in LA, to powersellers on Ebay. The Louis Vuitton company takes this counterfeiting quite seriously, and, in recent years, has begun to take stringent measures to curb this illegal practice. But it is no wonder that the Louis Vuitton brand has such a high demand for counterfeit items- fashion followers around the world desire to possess a tiny bit of the image that began with one family and has taken centuries to build, an image of class, luxury, and elegance that is forever timeless.. (MORE)
Louis Vuitton is best known for their handbags. However, they do sell a lot of other merchandise that is popular as well.
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A Louis Vuitton handbag can be recognized by the LV monogram which is present on almost all of their merchandise. It will also cost in excess of $300, have leather piping which matches the color of the handle, and finally it will always have a dust cover provided.