You may have a number of Louis Vuitton designs on your wish list, but how much do you know about the French fashion house?
Renowned for its high quality and in-demand bags and accessories, Louis Vuitton is one of the top-tier luxury brands for good reason.
So, where exactly are their bags manufactured? This article delves into details on where Louis Vuitton is made, so you can make your next purchase with confidence.
The History Of Louis Vuitton Manufacturing
In 1854, Louis Vuitton ventured out to make his own name in luggage in Paris. Upon great success and after his death over a decade later, his son George would go on to expand the brand to leather handbags. This caught the eye of another future infamous designer, Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel.
Coco Chanel had a bag designed exclusively for her. The Alma handbag: a dome-shaped top handle beauty and the first non-luggage product.
It would be almost a decade later before she allowed the brand to distribute the bag to the public. During this time the brand debuted the Keepall, Speedy, and Noe, as they expanded their handbag offerings. With quality in mind, these bags were made with durable canvas by artisans in France.
Later, leather was formally introduced into Louis Vuitton's offerings in the 1940s and 50s. During the 1980s, the brand was the leader in luxury goods of all textiles and expanded its manufacturing base to use the best raw materials from the European region to sell worldwide. Some of these countries include Spain for leather goods and Italy for footwear.
Since then, with globalization, the origin of luxury goods has shifted. After reviewing the history of LV's manufacturing, this next section will examine where they are producing their offerings today.
Where Is Louis Vuitton Made?
Today, the Louis Vuitton brand continues to pride itself on exclusively using top-tier quality materials and assembled by expert craftsmen across all their products. For their handbags, they do not stray far from their beginnings. Louis Vuitton bags as of early 2021 are made in France and Spain with one new edition, the United States.
With workshops in California and Texas, some LV bags now proudly sport ‘Made in the USA’. There is no difference in the quality of LV’s bags, regardless of their manufacturing location. Whether assembled in France, Spain, or the US, the brand's bags are made with excellence in mind.
How To Care, Clean And Store LV Bags?
No matter where your bag is from, Louis Vuitton's products are pricey and require due diligence when it comes to keeping them in top-quality condition.
Cleaning canvas bags: Use a microfiber cloth to gently rub the outside of your bag. Follow this with an unscented cleaning/baby wipe to more thoroughly yet gently get any other debris. As the last step, take a lint roller to the interior of your bag to clean the inside of your bag.
Cleaning leather bags: Repeat as above by wiping the bag down with a microfiber cloth. Follow the initial cleaning this time with a leather wipe that will remove dirt without drying out your bag.
Lint roll and use tweezers if needed to get any remaining specks on the inside of your bag. For intense stains or cleaning needed, take your bag to a cleaner with knowledge on caring for luxury leather goods.
Storing your bags: After cleaning or using, keep your bags in a dry, cooler place in your home, most likely your closet. If your bags are larger or lack structure, stuff them with an insert, pillow, tissue, or scarf. Place the bag in the dust bag and tuck away until you use it next.
Make the most of the craftsmanship that went into making your bag by cleaning and storing it with the utmost care. If you’re thinking of starting or expanding your Louis Vuitton bag collection or considering clearing out some of the designer bags in your closet, keep reading for our expertise on buying and selling Louis Vuitton bags.
Where To Buy Affordable Louis Vuitton Bags?
Louis Vuitton handbags are beautifully crafted in France, Italy, and the United States and are sold in any of their 400+ stores worldwide. With price increases every year, it’s hard to imagine that just two decades ago the Speedy bag cost $430.
Compared to the over $1,490 it costs today, that’s more than double its cost in 2002. That’s why the pre-owned market is not to be overlooked.
The most affordable and sustainable way to shop Louis Vuitton is to shop pre-owned. Browse gently used and expertly authenticated Louis Vuitton handbags at myGemma along with many other designer brand bags at up to 80% off retail.
How To Sell Louis Vuitton Bags?
Due to the exclusivity and rarity of many Louis Vuitton bags, they hold great value. Learn what your Louis Vuitton and other designer handbags are worth by filling out the online form.
Our team of experts will then be in touch with your price quote. Sell online or in-person: we provide free, fully insured shipping or schedule an appointment in New York or London.
We’ll buy your pre-loved designer bags in as little as 24 hours. As a trusted buyer of luxury goods with an A+ BBB rating, you’ll be able to make space in your closet and some extra cash for any current or future Louis Vuitton bags you have your eye on.