Louis Vuitton, that is, famed for those two initials, L and V. I don’t own anything made by this company and probably never will but I do enjoy walking though the store and looking at all of the quality merchandise. The store was packed with people. I guess many stores in the luxury market aren’t having financial problems.
A flower in the window. They are celebrating an American artist, a friend of Marc Jacobs, the designer for Louis Vuitton, and have bags and shows with red and pink grafitti on them celebrating. The artist, now deceased, is named Sprouse.
Some facts I picked up while there: Louis Vuiton has 430 stores around the world. The store on the Champs Elysees has 350 Employees composed of 30 plus nationalties who speak a combined total of 34 languages. The store started in the Opera area before moving to the Champs Elysees. The store was closed for three years to undergo extensive renovations-they wouldn’t tell me how much it cost but I did hear that just the elevator alone was one million. The theme of the store is tradition and innovation. So they keep many of the same symbols and colors while using new ones too. It was the son of the original Louis Vuitton who came up with the logo of the L and V and the flower symbol as well to put on the bags and suitcases because they were being copied-like that has stopped anyone. They were also the first to use a celebrity-Jennifer Lopez-to advertise their products. They have a line of shoes and purses designed by Sophia Coppolo, the film director who did the movie, Marie Antoinette. You can get a bag or a watch designed just for you if you want. They never have sales, not ever.
PS-these photos may not be used without permission. The last time I had photos of Louis Vuitton on my blog, I found the photos all over the place, mainly on ebay and etsy. However, I am happy to let them be used. Just ask me first.