Birth of LOUIS VUITTON

LOUIS VUITTON Louis, the founder of Louis Vuitton, was born in 1821, about 200 years ago, as the middle child of 12 children in the village of Anchey in the Jura region of France.

At the age of 14, Louis was already on the verge of starting a career as a craftsman, but due to disagreements with his parents, he ran away from home and traveled to Paris, the largest city in France.
On his journey from Gela to Paris, far away, he came up with many ideas for his travel bag, which later had a great influence on his sensibilities.

Over the next 20 years, Louis steadily honed his skills as a trunk manufacturing and packing craftsman, and in 1854 he opened his own atelier specializing in travel bags. This is the origin of the current "LOUIS VUITTON".

At the same time, the means of transportation was changing from horse-drawn carriages to railways.

Louis Vuitton focused on the new needs of the world, and instead of trunks with round lids, they invented flat trunks that were easy to stack. He changed the material, which had previously been mainly leather, to Gris Trianon Canvas, a plain gray cotton with a light waterproof finish, which became very popular.

A trunk that is as strong as ever, yet light and easy to carry. It was so popular that it captured the heart of Eugénie, who was the empress of Napoleon III, the ruler of the time, and a fashion leader in society.

Furthermore, Louis Vuitton, which incorporated innovative ideas one after another, such as inventing the travel wardrobe trunk, established a firm position with its originality and superior technology.