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Facts on Louis Vuitton

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28 October, 2015: Read on for a little bit of history and some crazy cool facts about the luxe brand behind some of your favorite bags.

1. Louis Vuitton Malletier began his career as a trunk maker at age 16

2. The house of Louis Vuitton was founded in 1854

3. Louis’s son George Vuitton created a new type of lock, the tumbler lock.

4. The father and son were so sure of their lock that they challenged Harry Houdini to a public escape. Sadly, Houdini didn’t agree.

5. The brand’s signature monogram canvas debuted in 1896 as a way to fight counterfeits.

6. In 1914, the largest luggage store in the world was opened by the brand on Champs-Élysées in Paris.

7. Items are still made by hand in France.

8. Sex and the City helped instigate a craze for the designer and its knockoffs.

9. According to Forbes, Louis Vuitton is considered the world’s 14th most valuable brand.

10. As of 2013, the brand had been mentioned 19 times in songs by Kanye West.

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