Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Vintage Seekers Celebrates Louis Vuitton Luggage

Vintage luggage from the 1920s and 1930s is now part of Vintage Seekers’ range of 20th century design online.

These rare and highly collectible cases on Vintage Seekers highlight how different the culture of travel once was, as wealthy clients had sets of heavy bespoke luggage carried by porters on rail and ocean liner journeys.

There are three pieces of Louis Vuitton luggage currently in the Vintage Seekers collection. From the 1920s there is an Orange Vuittonite Hat Box and a vintage Louis Vuitton Orange Vuittonite Train Case, designed to carry pairs of shoes on rail journey, complete with its original travel labels on the exterior.

Vintage Seekers also lists a spectacular 1930s cream leather writer’s travel case by Louis Vuitton, which opens to reveal a teal lining and a bureau-style set of compartments in which to transport stationary and books.

Enduringly popular and exquisitely hand-made in France, Louis Vuitton is the most desirable and valuable label in luxury vintage luggage.

Although they may be too cumbersome for contemporary travel, these pieces of vintage luggage make beautiful storage solution and evoke the glamour of the golden age of travel during the early 20th century.

All trunks are available in the Design section of Vintage Seekers

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