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TRAVELS: Asnières, the heart of Louis Vuitton

TRAVELS: Asnières, the heart of Louis Vuitton

As you guys know, I travelled to Paris last week with Anna, Carola and the lovely people of Louis Vuitton to start our journey of discovering their #LVsecretplaces. Our first stop was the Asnières, also considered the heart of Louis Vuitton, where the traditional workshop and the family maison are located. The whole place had such a magical atmosphere and it was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

“It’s in 1859, four years after the birth of the Maison, that Louis Vuitton decided to move his production site from Paris to Asnières. He settled there with his family in 1878, building houses in the garden surrounding the workshop, one of which, with a brick façade, still exists today and was also home to his son Georges Vuitton, who moved there in 1892. “

Louis Vuitton secret places Asnières

Louis Vuitton secret places Asnières

{wouldn’t mind calling a gorgeous place like this my “work”}

Louis Vuitton secret places Asnières

Louis Vuitton secret places Asnières

On the first floor of the family maison, there is a small private museum featuring a few of the oldest and most historic trunks. This steamer bag was one of my favorite items – I love the old logo, which is currently re-appearing in a few of Kim Jones’ collections!

Louis Vuitton secret places Asnières

Louis Vuitton secret places Asnières

{don’t you just instantly want to sink into those amazing chairs?}

Louis Vuitton secret places Asnières

Louis Vuitton secret places Asnières

Louis Vuitton secret places Asnières

Louis Vuitton secret places Asnières

Louis Vuitton secret places Asnières

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{everyone that works at the workshop has a personal uniform with their name & the year that they started working at Louis Vuitton embroidered on it}

Louis Vuitton secret places Asnières

{all the made-to-order trunks are made in Asnières – the hours of craftsmanship and handwork that go into one piece depend entirely on the complexity of the individual design}

Louis Vuitton secret places Asnières

{the various leathers for the Haute Maroquinerie bags, which are also made in Asnières}

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Louis Vuitton secret places Asnières

{… and then we met Mr. Patrick-Louis Vuitton. Such an honor!}

I really can’t find any other word than “magical” to describe the whole visit to Asnières … I think most girls dream of a Louis Vuitton bag, no matter if it is the speedy for an 18th birthday, or a special exotic bag as an anniversary gift. And to be able to explore the place where it all began and where these bags and trunks are crafted felt a bit surreal. One of the things I loved the most, was to see how the entire history of the Maison Louis Vuitton is inspired by travel. Even to this day, all made-to-order trunks have to have a purpose for travel. I personally think being able to travel is one of the biggest blessings in life, and to see a company honor that so much was simply inspiring!

**thanks to Carola for the 2 pictures of me!

17 Comments

  • 7 years ago

    What a lovely experience!
    Btw, I love your ripped jeans xx
    http://www.blondebutterflies.blogspot.be/

  • 7 years ago
  • 7 years ago

    what a lovely place. as if time stands still.
    LG Julia
    http://www.dieblauenstunden.com

  • AK
    7 years ago

    Wo hast du denn die tolle Jeans gekauft, die du auf den Bildern trägst?

    • vicky
      7 years ago

      Die ist von Abercrombie & Fitch … aber leider schon 4 Jahre alt 🙁

      xox Vicky

  • 7 years ago

    Really great experience! Beutiful pictures to

  • 7 years ago

    I already saw some of Anna’s pictures and think this must have been one of the coolest experiences. Being where all the wonderful magic actually happens! I love the look of the building in the second to last picture. It looks so inviting and comfortable. And meeting Mr. Vuitton! Wow. just wow.

  • 7 years ago

    Du siehst echt toll auf den Bildern aus! Und an sich hast du immer so shcöne Bilder, super belichtet und echt toll anzusehen! Voll beeindruckend, dass du auf solche Reisen eingeladen wirst! – xx Silvi

  • 7 years ago

    Sehr schöne Bilder! Scheint ein cooles Event gewesen zu sein!!
    LG Woshti

  • 7 years ago

    Wow you must have had so much fun!!! I want to have a house like that, I love old stylish house decor =D

    By the way, I really like your scarf! The color is really pretty and suits you well!

    xoRosie
    The Austrian Rose

  • 7 years ago

    Wow, what an amazing opportunity for you to experience all that rich history at Maison Louis Vuitton! It’s wonderful to see the home of the brand’s beginning and that they continue to keep the traditions alive. Thanks for sharing.

    Marisa
    http://style-rhapsody.blogspot.com

  • Zoe
    7 years ago

    Hallo Vicky,

    kannst du mir vielleicht empfelen wo ich den Fendi Schal finden kann? Hab schon überall gesucht im Netzt, aber bin leider nicht fündig geworden 🙁 Wäre dir sehr dankbar, weil er ist echt Traumhaft 🙂
    lg Zoe

    • vicky
      7 years ago

      Hi Zoe,

      ich glaube meine Farbe gibt es leider nicht mehr, aber es ist der klassische Fendi-Monogram Schal, aber schau mal hier: http://rstyle.me/~g5gJ das ist der einzige den ich aktuell gefunden habe! Ansonsten würde ich direkt bei Fendi mal anfragen.

      xox Vicky

    • vicky
      7 years ago

      mhh irgendwie geht der Link teilweise nicht 🙁

  • Viktoria
    7 years ago

    Toller Artikel!

  • 7 years ago
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