751 3 Street SW, Calgary, AB, T2P 4K8
This prestigious brand of luxury goods is ogled over all around the world.
|Store Type |||Accessories, Boutique, Shoes|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Cross Street |||7 Avenue SW|
|Mon.-Wed.: 9:30AM-6PM, Thurs.-Fri.: 9:30AM-8PM, Sat.: 9:30AM-6PM, Sun: 12PM-5PM|
Profile Last Updated: April 02, 2009
The Louis Vuitton name has been highly respected in the fashion world since 1854. Its staying power comes from a mix of luxury products, elegant design and fearlessness of change. Vuitton broke into the retail world with his flat top trunks, which had the added benefit of being stackable, after working as a Layetier (measurer of objects to create a case for travel) on his way to Paris. It’s reputed he was even appointed to the wife of Napoleon III of France as a designer. Since that time, the company has grown exponentially through the generations and expanded into fashion, shoes, wallets, watches, jewelry, sunglasses and accessories.
Since 1854, styles have gone through continuous changes as the Louis Vuitton brand grows and expands throughout the world. Designers like Stephen Sprouse, Takashi Murakami, Bob Wilson, Olafur Eliasson and Marc Jacobs have all collaborated with the line. Along with selling the merchandise through their own boutique stores, the company offers a repair service for every item bought at each location, including watches. Step by step care instructions are also given when you buy your item.
The Louis Vuitton brand is so prestigious that its rate of imitations is staggering. In a European survey in 2004, 18 per cent of all fake accessories seized were attempting to emulate this brand. Knockoffs are widely spread and vary in quality. To oppose this, the company has a large team of lawyers and spends a pretty penny on investigating counterfeiting operations. Now, merchandise can only be purchased through the company’s own boutique stores, or a handful of specialized department stores like Holt Renfrew in Vancouver in Calgary. They have begun selling their products online in an effort to steer people away from imitations.