1993 Louis Vuitton Red Epi Leather Noé Bucket Bag


Condition: Excellent
Price: Price on request


The Noé bucket bag harks back to a design from 1932. A Champagne producer asked Gaston-Louis Vuitton to develop a sturdy, stylish bag in which he could transport five bottles of bubbly. This model in yellow epi leather retains key features of the original – the iconic shape, generous volume, drawstring closure – but is made for modern life. The leather strap adjusts for comfortable shoulder wear.

  • VI0973
  • Red epi leather with smooth cowhide leather trim. The Louis Vuitton Epi Leather collection was first introduced in 1985 and was created to respond to the demand for more durable leather necessary in modern travel conditions. Epi leather is dyed all the way through and has a grainy texture which can withstand any weather condition.
  • Black alcantara lining
  • Debossed logo to the front
  • D-ring
  • Adjustable shoulder strap, shoulder drop: 27cm (10.62) - 31cm (12.20")
  • Top drawstring fastening
  • One main compartment
  • Gold-color hardware
  • POSITIVELY CONSCIOUS: Purchasing this item continues its narrative and reduces the environmental impact of using new resources. You can be confident that you’re making a better choice for the planet.
  • The exterior Epi is clean and beautiful, but there is minor creasing overall. The bottom corner edges have light wear, as does the Epi along the opening of the bag. The leather trim at the bases of the shoulder strap has wear. The drawstring closure has wear. The interior is clean and in good condition with light signs of use.
  • 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
113-580
Designer
Louis Vuitton
Status
Available
Price
Price on request
Origin
Made in France
Dimensions
34 x 27 x 19.5 cm
Size
GM

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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