In 1858, four years after opening his own shop, Vuitton debuted an entirely new trunk. Instead of leather, it was made of a gray canvas that was lighter, more durable, and more impervious to water and odors.

Today, Louis Vuitton is a multi-national company with trunks, luggage, handbags, clothing, and jewelry divisions.It is a household name worldwide and is known for its quality merchandise.