Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Alma Handbag PM


Condition: Excellent
Retail price: €1250.00
Price: € 749


A timeless House icon, the Alma PM handbag is ideal for every day. Its structured lines recall the Art Deco original, introduced in 1934 and named for the Alma Bridge in Paris. Crafted from Monogram canvas, with hand-stitched Toron handles, natural cowhide trim and high-shine golden hardware, this signature model always looks elegant, carried by hand or on the elbow.

  • Authenticity code: FL0062
  • Production year: 2002
  • Opening/Closure: double zip-around closure
  • Material: monogram coated canvas and smooth cowhide ather trim
  • Hardware: gold-tone brass hardware
  • Lining: washable canvas lining
  • Handle: double handles for comfortable hand carry
  • Handle drop: 9cm ( 22.86” )
  • Interior pockets: one compartment, interior flat pocket and smartphone pocket
  • 4 protective metal bottom studs
  • Comes with: key and padlock
  • Condition: The hardware parts have some scratches. The item has some stains, watermarks on the exterior parts. The item has some stains on the interior parts.
  • This item has been authenticated by our in-house trained professionals. Louis Vuitton does not endorse or participate in the La Doyenne Vintage's authentication process. 
  • Louis Vuitton is a registered trademark of Louis Vuitton. La Doyenne Vintage is neither partnered nor affiliated with Louis Vuitton. 
  • Photos are of the actual item in our possession.
Reference
114-292
Designer
Louis Vuitton
Status
Available
Price
€ 749
Origin
Made in France
Dimensions
23 x 30.5 x 16.5 cm

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton (1821-1892) started his training apprenticing with a successful box-maker and packer named Monsieur Maréchal in 1837 in Paris. At this time box-making and packing was a highly respectable and refined craft. A specialist in this area had to custom-make all boxes to fit the goods they stored and had to personally load and unload these boxes for their rich clients. In only a few years, Vuitton was well-respected by Paris’ upper class in this craft, one of his clients being Napoleon’s wife. In 1854 he opened his own shop under the name of Louis Vuitton Malletier in Paris. His modern dirt-resistant and waterproof products were of such good quality, that they were soon in high demand. In addition, unlike previous domed shaped trunks, Vuitton’s were rectangular, making them stackable and far more convenient for shipping. One of the oldest names in the business, Louis Vuitton got his start as a layetier (packer) to Napolean III’s wife, Empress Eugénie. After years of studying the foundation of voyage-friendly baggage, Vuitton decided to deconstruct the model and build his own, originally designing airtight canvas trunks with flat bottoms - as opposed to the time’s rounded styles - for stacking and easy storage.

In 1854 he opened his own shop under the name of Louis Vuitton Malletier in Paris. His modern dirt-resistant and waterproof products were of such good quality, that they were soon in high demand. In addition, unlike previous domed shaped trunks, Vuitton’s were rectangular, making them stackable and far more convenient for shipping. In 1886, son Georges Vuitton (1857-1936) invented the revolutionary locking system that is still used today. When Louis Vuitton died in 1892, Georges took over the company. It was Georges who designed and established the iconic LV monogram. Today, the popular luxury brand can be found internationally and has expanded its products to include clothing, shoes, handbags, jewelry and timepieces.

The seventies found the brand expanding into the Asian market, with new stores in Japan, China, and South Korea. The company merged with Moët et Chandon and Hennessy in 1987, creating the luxury powerhouse anagram LVMH. Amazingly, it wasn’t until ten years later that they went into the ready-to-wear business, hiring New York designer Marc Jacobs in 1997, who immediately added an incredibly lucrative clothing business while bringing Vuitton up-to-date by collaborating with such artists as Stephen Sprouse (who irreverently graffitied bags) and later Takashi Murakami (who added a bubble-gum anime humor to the line).

Today, the label encompasses ready-to-wear, watches, jewelry, home, and, of course, that want-worthy luggage.

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