Great handbags-Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton!

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A navy quilted patent leather bag from Marc Jacobs. New! $560.00. A very large Louis Vuitton overnight bag–wow! $975.00  Louis Vuitton “Popincourt” bag.  $670.  All at Closet Exchange.

Louis Vuitton is a French fashion house founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton.  He made luggage–actually those flat logo trunks we see in those double page spreads with Sean Connery or other celebrities.  He introduced  Those iconic trunks to fill a need–they were stackable for ease of management on voyages!

Apparently, copying his work began then, so he kept re-inventing the design on his canvas—finally getting a patent on the logo design we love today.  He introduced the Noe (meant to carry champagne bottles) and the classic Speedy in 1932–and they are still best sellers, along with the Neverfull tote!

In 1997, Marc Jacobs became the artistic director of Louis Vuitton, and he introduced their line of clothing.  He also introduced their first piece of jewelry!  Marc Jacobs moved on in the fashion world in 2013.

Louis Vuitton is one of the most counterfeited brands in the fashion world!  It’s bags are sold only through their own stores and website.  For 8 years it has been named the world’s most valuable luxury brand! The appeal of these beautiful bags has only increased with time—go to their website to see all the variations!  It will make you dizzy with desire!! I’m still waiting to see the one that has my name on it… til then , I’ll just admire…B