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Louis Vuitton Bags: A Guide Before You Buy

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Since 1854 Louis Vuitton bags have been the definition of luxury. First established as a luggage business in Paris by the namesake designer when he was a mere 16 years old, it was Napoleon Bonaparte’s wife Empress Eugénie de Montijo that became his designer’s first celebrity client. Ever since Louis Vuitton’s bags have collected famous fans like Hollywood’s Walk of Fame has collected stars – think Selena Gomez, Rihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker and Naomi Campbell and many, many more.

Dior may have its ‘New Look’ and Chanel its cardigan, but Louis Vuitton is not without its calling card either. It’s impossible to think of the letters ‘L’ and ‘V’ without summoning up the interlocking logo of the French fashion house that’s recently appointed Kanye-collaborated Virgil Abloh as menswear artistic director. First created in 1896 by the Vuitton’s son, Georges, it’s now one of the most recognizable logos in the world. This in part is to do with the Louis Vuitton’s archive designs being reimagined in the iconic LV logo, as well as the proliferation of Louis Vuitton fakes that have flooded the black market.

Though the price of a Louis Vuitton replica may be just pennies, an authentic design comes not just with design credibility but artisanal craftsmanship. The company employs over 4000 specialists to help with the hand assembly of their designs. Before you decide which of their illustrious designs to buy, here’s our guide