Louis Vuitton Malletier was founded in 1854 by trunk-maker Louis Vuitton. The designer started his career at age 16 as an apprentice under Monsieur Marechal, a very successful trunk maker and packer. It was at this job that Vuitton met his future clients.
It takes about a week to create one Louis Vuitton handbag.
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Since every single Louis Vuitton bag is handmade by highly-trained and experienced craftsmen, it takes about a week to produce it. The process of creating a bag includes numerous quality tests in order to guarantee that products are impeccable.
The Alma was originally designed for Coco Chanel.
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The Alma is one of Louis Vuitton’s most famous and loved handbags. It was, in fact, the second handbag ever made by the designer, after the Speedy. This design was a custom order from Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel in 1925, and became available for purchase a few years later, when Vuitton got permission from Chanel to produce it for the public.