I’m one of those suckers who fall head-over-heels for luxury items; this affection is amplified with vintage luxury items. My lovely Grandmother gifted me two vintage Louis Vuitton handbags over the course of the last two years, but I never really knew whether I was toting around high-end pieces, or busting a faux pas (pun totally intended.) Well, the question finally bugged me enough to do a bit of research on my end. Yes, it took me two years; shameful, I know.
Thanks to Fashionphile.com’s guide “Vintage & French Co.” I now have a some historic fact and tell-tale French Company characteristics to support my assumptions, and can confidently say that I own two Louis handbags.
Apparently, the iconic fashion house couldn’t meet the demand for their luxe handbags back in the mid-70’s and up to the early-90’s, so they specially licensed The French Company, a U.S. luggage manufacturer, to pick up the booming market in the U.S.
The LV Speedy:
The LV Bucket:
Yeah, I’m showing them off, but really now. Can you blame me? Now to raid my Grandmother’s closet.
Just kidding! Perhaps.