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A History of Louis Vuitton; Timeline [Infographic]

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Let’s talk Louis Vuitton… Louis Vuitton is one of the most recognized luxury brands in the world, thanks to its iconic Monogram pattern. According to Forbes, LV was the most valuable luxury brand of 2015. At PORTERO you will find authentic pristine and pre-owned Louis Vuitton bags and accessories, at up to 75% off retail. Learn about the history of this classic brand in this brief infographic, or dig deeper into the story of this French maison by scrolling through the…

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Louis Vuitton Patina

Every luxury bag has a different aging process. Just like a good pair of jeans, good leather will get better with age, as it molds to your lifestyle. Louis Vuitton bags are not an exception. Some LV bags have vachetta leather (also known as cowhide), which is an untreated leather that is very susceptible to water, stains, and even sunlight. Louis Vuitton uses it a lot in their monogram collection for trimming and handles. When an LV bag is brand…

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Authentic Takashi Murakami for Louis Vuitton handbags

Today would have been Louis Vuitton’s birthday. In his honor, we’re taking a look at the recently retired (as of July 31st) Louis Vuitton + Takashi Murakami collaboration. Although you may not be familiar with the Murakami name, you are surely familiar with his colorful work through the Louis Vuiton Multicolore monogram. In 2002 when, Louis Vuitton Creative Director, Marc Jacobs, decided that the iconic French luxury brand needed a new twist; something fresh to celebrate the still-young new millennium.…

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Top 5 Most Iconic Louis Vuitton Handbags

Iconic Louis Vuitton handbags

We have previously discussed what makes a bag iconic, but every brand has their own bags that are immediately recognizable. In the case of Louis Vuitton, it’s safe to say that most people in the world, whether they’re handbag lovers or not, can identify the iconic monogram logo, and these five styles: 1. The Keepall Louis Vuitton Keepall 50 $620   Louis Vuitton started his career by making travel trunks and bags. Designed by Georges Vuitton, Louis’ son, The Keepall…

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Have Trunk, Will Travel

Picture it: An oversized Louis Vuitton steamer trunk being placed into your horse drawn carriage. Packed with imported lace petticoats, handcrafted leather shoes and made-to-order bonnets, the case must be carried by two porters. Finally loaded onto the Orient Express, a trackbound luxury hotel, you are heading toward some of Europe’s most cosmopolitan locations. While this scenario may seem more suited to a bygone era, the allure of vintage Louis Vuitton travel trunks is far from passé. To celebrate our…

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