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    Default Do You Know who LV really was?

    Biography of Louis Vuitton
    Louis Vuitton (born, August 4, 1821; died, February 27, 1892), future founder of his eponymous company, was born in Jura, France (now part of the commune of Lavans-sur-Valouse). In 1835, he moved to Paris. The trip from his hometown to Paris was over 400 kilometers, and he travelled the distance by foot. On his way there, he picked up a series of odd jobs to pay for his journey. There, he became an apprentice Layetier to prominent households. Because of his well established reputation in his field, Napoleon III of France appointed Vuitton as Layetier to his wife, Empress Eugénie de Montijo. Through his experience with the French aristocracy, he developed expert knowledge of what made a good travelling case. It was then that he began to design his own luggage, setting the foundations for LV Co.


    What interesting LV facts do you know?
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    I'm fascinated by the fact that he walked from his sleepy village at the age of 15, into Paris, to work, because he didn't want to be a farmer.
    A lesson to follow your dream, I guess.
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    Default Re: Do You Know who LV really was?

    This is a great thread... I would love to know fascinating facts about the man behind the success

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    I've read his bio on Wikipedia, very interesting. I told my cousin she has the same birthday as LV. I told she should be honored. lol...

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    I would love to read his full bio. Great thread.

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    Very cool post!

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    So interesting! Thanks!

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