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Louis Vuitton & Goyard Antique Trunk Specialists

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How it all started

The Louis Vuitton label was founded by Vuitton in 1854 on Rue Neuve des Capucines in Paris, France.[9] Lewis Vuitton had observed that the HJ Cave Osilite[10] trunk could be easily stacked and in 1858, Vuitton introduced his flat-bottom trunks with Trianon canvas, making them lightweight and airtight.[9] Before the introduction of Vuitton's trunks, rounded-top trunks were used, generally to promote water run off, and thus could not be stacked. It was Vuitton's gray Trianon canvas flat trunk that allowed the ability to stack with ease for voyages. Many other luggage makers imitated LV's style and design.[5]

The company participated in the 1867 Universal Exhibition in Paris.[9] To protect against the duplication of his look, Vuitton changed the Trianon design to a beige and brown stripes design in 1876.[5] By 1885, the company opened its first store in London on Oxford Street.[9] Soon there after, due to the continuing imitation of his look, in 1888, Vuitton created the Damier Canvas pattern, which bore a logo that reads "marque L. Vuitton déposée", which translates into "L. Vuitton registered trademark". In 1892, Lewis Vuitton died, and the company's management passed to his son.[5][9]

Limited & Special Editions

We endeavour to source and stock the best and rarest items made by Louis Vuitton including special edition items that will be missing from most collectors. Unique pieces like the iconic DouDou teddy bear, the Britannica library trunk, explorer's trunks, trunks that we made for musicians, artists and even specialists like dentists together with trunks owned by royalty and celebrities.

Trunks with many stories to tell

These trunks have been traveling around the world since the 1860s, firstly on horse drawn carriages and steamer ships, then strapped to the back of the first motor cars and cruise liners and in modern times stacked up on the runway next to jet planes. The technology of travel may have changed dramatically but the items designed by the Vuitton family over a hundred years ago are still a mark luxury travel today.

Some of our Louis Vuitton trunks have been on explorations in Middle East and Africa, others have traveled to the most well known 5 stars hotels around the world. Owned by Royals, celebrities and notable people from different eras. The proof is on the travel stickers, the hand painted initials, the dents and the patina that they acquired for over 100 years.

Now cleaned and preserved for future generations they are ready for the next adventure, why not make them part of your journey.

Investment pieces

A safe investment for all collectors during these uncertain times

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