In 1906 the Maison Louis Vuiton already boasted a good number of items and luggage: the Malle plates, the Malle cabins, the Malle Aèro and the Malle cars.
Each suitcase was designed to meet travel needs but above all to adapt to the means of transport used for travel.
From the car, to the airplane, to the train, each piece of luggage is studied in size and content to satisfy the needs of transporting clothes, accessories and much more.The Maison also provided the possibility to customize your luggage according to your needs, as well as being able to paint your initials.
These services are still possible today and are even more extensive in the choice of materials and colors.
An inventory of products that made a huge success and that stood out in the elements of the distinctive features: from the Damier or Monogram canvas motif, to the locks, to the small details of the stitching.
The “Steamer Bag” was born, the ancestor of the handbag, born for travel by ship, you put your laundry to be washed in it and it was placed outside the cabins to be collected by the laundry workers and then returned to the same clean and stretched. The owner of the bag is easily recognizable thanks to the initials painted on the Steamer Bag.
The “Kepall” bag, the iconic “Speedy” top case and the “NOE ‘” bucket, designed for the transport of champagne bottles, will follow.
Even today these models serve as a basis for the creation of new bags, renewal in a dialogue between past and present.