The story of the first Louis Vuitton bags.
The epic story of Louis Vuitton began in 1837 when he decided to leave his native Jura region to become a trunk maker in Paris. It was back in 1854 that the French designer opened his very first boutique near Place Vendôme in the French capital. At the time, he was designing practical and innovating travel items. In 1860, the House of Louis Vuitton made its first foray into designing bags. With its tote-bag format, the Plat bag is light and functional, to accompany men whenever they are away travelling. Another design would become legendary: the Steamer bag, launched in 1901.
Tradition and modernity: a perfect pairing.
Louis Vuitton's oldest designs are still the flagship pieces of the collections the brand produces today. Occasionally revisited to bring them up-to-date, cult bags designed by the French fashion house still find enormous appeal with men whose aim is to marry comfort and style. Therein lies the 150-year old secret of the famous House: drawing on its impeccable heritage while adapting to fit in with current trends.
A vintage range to delight men of the elegant ilk.
The checkerboard print is a great classic among the collections of bags for men. That is also the case for the Monogram, which is always printed on a brown background. The brand's powerful DNA is just as evident in all the recent designs as the vintage pieces, which are now rarities in the marketplace.
Finding a Louis Vuitton bag which is vintage, in good condition and at an affordable price is often a very hard ask. Vestiaire Collective helps men meet that challenge with ease, by giving them the choice from a huge selection of authenticated bags from past collections: