Vintage Vuitton- The Ultimate Statement Piece

We are all familiar with this print, a symbol of refined luxury, sophistication and style- the Louis Vuitton monogram. What is interesting is how this French powerhouse began in the 1800s…


Louis Vuitton Malletier was founded by the genius Louis Vuitton himself in 1854 on Rue Neuve des Capucines in Paris. Today, Louis Vuitton is  the epitomy of branded luxury and continues to offer an array of luggage pieces in countless combinations of pattern interpretations, materials, and shapes, but it all started with the trunk or “malle”. The very first Louis Vuitton trunk was introduced in 1858.

A great history lesson from The Vintage Luggage Company (

Something which I have dreamed of for as long as I can remember is to one day have a vintage LV steamer trunk in my home. Being an interior designer with big dreams, we need to aspire to having the best in beautiful spaces! Here are some amazing interiors using this incredible piece…


And some more vintage luggage items to keep on dreaming about:


Here is a link to a video showing the incredible craftsmanship, meticulous detailing and a clear message of distinction and heritage which Louis Vuitton upholds in the construction of the trunks.


Walking along Kings Road in Chelsea, London, I discovered an antiques arcade on Sydney Street- a treasure trove of vintage jewels. A store called Raker UK Antiques was an absolute dream!!! So many beautiful vintage luggage pieces, I wish I could’ve brought one home. Until I can, it’s amazing to know the printed canvas LV uses today is the same as it was in the 1800s, so I’ll be part of the heritage with a handbag!





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