Founded in the midst 1800 in Paris by Mr. Louis Vuitton , the Company initially designed and manufactured luggage rather than hand bag as we all now know around the world.
Today LV bag is considered a status symbol around the globe and is highly regarded in the hand bag fashion world.
The LV bag Monogram Canvas design can be considered as the very first designer hand bag label in contemporary history. The LV hand bag Monogram was created by Mr. Louis Vuitton's son, Georges with the intent of preventing counterfeiting Lv hand bags.
Ironically LV hand bag is the most counterfeited brand in fashion and bag history; just 1% of all LV items branded with the Louis Vuitton logo are not counterfeit.
The modern Louis Vuitton company has carefully cultivated a celebrity following and has used famous models and actresses in its LV marketing campaigns.
LV bags and other LV items have been promoted by Uma Thurman and Jennifer Lopez among other celebrities. Most actresses have carried a Louis Vuitton designer bag at some point in time.
Japanese consumers love the LV brand of hand bag and other LV accessories. Louis Vuitton opened its first two LV shops in Tokyo and Osaka in 1978 which accounted for 50% of total sale of Louis Vuitton hand bags and accessories worldwide in the 1980's.
In 1984 LV opened a new store in Seoul, Korea.
In 2003 LV hand bag introduced the Louis Vuitton Monogram Multicolor canvas range of hand bags and accessories. There are 33 different colours on either a white or black background. The classic LV canvas bag features gold monograms on a brown background.
As mentioned LV bags and accessories are the most counterfeited items in the fashion and hand bag world. Louis Vuitton employ some 60 people at various level of responsibilities working full time on LV bag and accessories anti-counterfeiting.
LV bags and accessories are only sold in Louis Vuitton boutiques, found in upmarket shopping districts or less commonly inside highend department stores.
These LV boutiques inside the department stores are independently owned and managed by the Louis Vuitton Company.
LV bags and accessories never go on sale and the LV Company never releases "factory seconds" or damaged LV hand bag and goods. Any damaged Louis Vuitton bag and accessories products are destroyed.
Many fake LV bag and accessories are sold online on eBay and the LV Company has filed a lawsuit in the French Court against eBay in September 2006 for failing to adequately prevent the sale of counterfeit Louis Vuitton bag and accessories.
The LV company does sell bag and accessories online though through its subsidiary company; e Luxury. lv bag