Louis Vuitton

Father of Modern Luggage


~Born on August 4, 1821, in Anchay France

~Left home at the age of 13 and walked for over two years to Paris

~Became apprentice box-maker under Monsieur Marechel

~Was hired as Napoleons wife's personal box-maker/packer

~Died on Febuary 7, 1892

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Louis Luggage

~Fist to make rectangular luggage instead of dome shaped

~used grey canvas material, not leather

~easier to pack and ship

~First known 'luxury luggage'

~Debuted first Luggage line in 1858