LOUIS VUITTON SUITCASE

SUITCASES FOR LUXURY TRAVEL

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Definition Suitcase:  The suitcase is the evolution of the bag, it protects its contents thanks to a rigid wooden frame.

  

The luggage is rectangular in shape , generally between 40 and 80 cm long. The difference between a trunk and a suitcase is not the size, but the  number of handles.

A trunk can be carried with a minimum of 2 hands, therefore 2 handles, the suitcase can be carried with  one hand, therefore 1 handle. The handle is made of leather.

  

The suitcase is accepted by most  companies  as hand luggage to be put in the  cabins of trains , boats, carts, or cars. They can also easily be stacked on trolleys or in box cars.


THERE ARE 4 RANGES OF LOUIS VUITTON SUITCASES AND LUGGAGE:


Old leather suitcase  : Rigid luggage, full leather series with socket. The corners are also made of leather. The seams in the corners are sewn in  saddle stitch.

Old leather suitcase  : Rigid luggage, full leather series with socket. The corners are also made of leather. The seams in the corners are sewn in saddle stitch.  The leather can be vegetable tanned cowhide, epi leather , morocco, exotic ...

Anecdote : The English are specialists in leather suitcases. The first produced by Louis Vuitton date back to the 1880s / 1890s, precisely to compete with the English in their favorite markets.

Loziné suitcase:  Rigid series with sockets (or protective strips) on the edges. Corners, buckles, safety lock with strictly personal number. Leather handle. Loziné means with  studded lozine borders  .    Model: Alzer, Bisten, Cotteville, Diplomat, Presi

Loziné suitcase:  Rigid series with sockets (or protective strips) on the edges. Corners, buckles, safety lock with strictly personal number. Leather handle.

Loziné means with  studded lozine borders  .

  

Model: Alzer, Bisten, Cotteville, Diplomat, President, Super President, Officer, jewelry box, Challenge.

 

  Semi-rigid suitcase:  Semi-flexible series with rigid frame, democratized in the 1970s, they are the ancestors of modern fiber and plastic luggage. they have  no collection value. Model: Stratos 1 and 2, Satellite.

 

Semi-rigid suitcase:  Semi-flexible series with rigid frame, democratized in the 1970s, they are the ancestors of modern fiber and plastic luggage. they have  no collection value. Model: Stratos 1 and 2, Satellite.

 Modern suitcase with wheels:  Modern luggage that revolutionizes air travel, which can be in the cabin or in the hold. Model: Pegasus 1 and 2, Zephyr, Horizon.

 

Modern suitcase with wheels:  Modern luggage that revolutionizes air travel, which can be in the cabin or in the hold.

Model: Pegasus 1 and 2, Zephyr, Horizon. 


LOZINÉ SUITCASE


Jumelle Louis Vuitton

  Jumelle suitcase As its name suggests, this suitcase is divided into two equal parts, allowing storage of the same capacity on both sides.     This suitcase is designed to store 4 costumes or 2 costumes and linen.

 

Jumelle suitcase

As its name suggests, this suitcase is divided into two equal parts, allowing storage of the same capacity on both sides. 

  

This suitcase is designed to store 4 costumes or 2 costumes and linen.

valise jumelle Louis Vuitton 1990 M21126

Standard dimensions:  

  • 50 cm x 61 cm x 18 cm - M21126 

  

Model produced between 1983 and 2013

valise jumelle Louis Vuitton 1990 M21126

Easy-to-remove pull-out hanger system. 

  

Flaps covered with cotton canvas to hold down the linens, all held together by two straps.


Alzer Louis Vuitton

Alzer suitcase The design closest to a trunk, thanks to its studded peripheral belt.  Interior with two straps + an independent frame with two straps.

Alzer suitcase

The design closest to a trunk, thanks to its studded peripheral belt. 

Interior with two straps + an independent frame with two straps. 

  

Standard dimensions:  

  • 80cm x 52cm x 22cm  
  • 75cm x 49cm x 22cm  
  • 70cm x 47cm x 22cm  
  • 65cm x 44cm x 22cm  
  • 60cm x 42cm x 22cm 
  • 55cm x 39cm x 22cm 

The English Alzer version is higher 

  • 80cm x 52cm x 26cm 

Price of a new Alzer suitcase at Louis Vuitton.


Bisten Louis Vuitton

Bisten suitcase empty interior has 2 straps     Standard dimensions:   80cm x 52cm x 18cm   75cm x 49cm x 18cm   70cm x 47cm x 18cm   65cm x 44cm x 18cm   60cm x 42cm x 18cm  55cm x 39cm x 18cm  50cm x 37cm x 18cm  Price of a  new Bisten suitcase at Louis

Bisten suitcase

empty interior has 2 straps 

  

Standard dimensions:  

  • 80cm x 52cm x 18cm  
  • 75cm x 49cm x 18cm  
  • 70cm x 47cm x 18cm  
  • 65cm x 44cm x 18cm  
  • 60cm x 42cm x 18cm 
  • 55cm x 39cm x 18cm 
  • 50cm x 37cm x 18cm 

Price of a new Bisten suitcase at Louis Vuitton.


Cotteville Louis Vuitton

Cotteville suitcase Often confused with a President's suitcase, or a Bisten. The Cotteville suitcase is a small size from Bisten   Standard dimensions: 55cm x 39cm x 15cm  50cm x 37cm x 15cm  45cm x 34cm x 15cm  40cm x 32cm x 15cm  This model is accepted

Cotteville suitcase

Often confused with a President's suitcase, or a Bisten. The Cotteville suitcase is a small size from Bisten

  

Standard dimensions: 

  • 55cm x 39cm x 15cm  
  • 50cm x 37cm x 15cm  
  • 45cm x 34cm x 15cm  
  • 40cm x 32cm x 15cm  

This model is accepted by most airlines as carry-on baggage. 

  

LOUIS VUITTON CARTRIDGE CASE 

identical to the Cotteville, it is the smallest model of Lozinée suitcase. This is a rifle cartridge case. Available in 2 versions: 300 and 200 cartridges

  

Standard dimensions:  

  • 35cm x 28cm x 15cm  
  • 24cm x 28cm x 15cm

HOUSE FOR LOUIS VUITTON SUITCASE

Dust cover protection for Louis Vuitton suitcase. In black canvas, zip closure. Also available for the handle is the "handle cover".

 

Dust cover

protection for Louis Vuitton suitcase. In black canvas, zip closure. Also available for the handle is the "handle cover".


LOUIS VUITTON DIPLOMAT

Diplomat suitcase binder    model produced between 1991 and 2017

 

Diplomat suitcase binder 

  

model produced between 1991 and 2017

Available in 2 sizes Reference monogram canvas :   M53020 - 44 x 34 x 10 cm   M53022 - 42 x 32 x 8.5 cm

Available in 2 sizes Reference monogram canvas :  

  • M53020 - 44 x 34 x 10 cm  
  • M53022 - 42 x 32 x 8.5 cm
Diplomat suitcase Dimensions: 42 cm x 32 cm x 8 cm   There are several interior finishes in Canvas LV but also in green Taiga and mahogany.

Diplomat suitcase

Dimensions: 42 cm x 32 cm x 8 cm 

  

There are several interior finishes in Canvas LV but also in green Taiga and mahogany.

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LOUIS VUITTON DESPATCH BOX

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Despatch box

Produced until 1984 

  

Dimension: 41 cm x 31 cm x 11 cm 

  

Often confused with the president suitcase, this suitcase has no interior fittings.

  

It offers the double advantage of having a patented 5-groove lock and a reduced size, for multiple use.


PRESIDENT LOUIS VUITTON

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President suitcase

Dimension 1st edition from 1970 to 1985: 44 cm x 34 cm x 11 cm 

  

Dimensions 2nd edition from 1985 until today: 45 cm x 35 cm x 11 cm 

  

There are several interior finishes and is available in 3 interior fittings: 

  • Large filing cabinet 
  • Small filing cabinet 
  • Strap in the file cover

Price of a new President suitcase  at Louis Vuitton.


SUPER PRESIDENT LOUIS VUITTON

  Super President suitcase  Dimensions: 44 cm x 34 cm x 17 cm  The super president is higher than "the president"      It comes as standard in 3 interior finishes depending on the period and 2 interior fittings:  Strap in the file cover.  False bottom sys

 

Super President suitcase 

Dimensions: 44 cm x 34 cm x 17 cm 

The super president is higher than "the president"  

  

It comes as standard in 3 interior finishes depending on the period and 2 interior fittings: 

  • Strap in the file cover. 
  • False bottom system. 

SECRET AGENT AND OFFICER SUITCASE

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Officer and secret agent suitcase

On the dimensions of a president's suitcase, the secret agent and officer model is made to special order .

  

The first models of suitcase were ordered during the Second World War for war officers and secret agents. 

  

It is the most secure suitcase produced by Louis Vuitton, worthy of a spy movie. 

  • Very sober exterior for the past unnoticed.
  • Double locking locks, with two different keys for opening.
  • Secret lock numbering, different from the serial model, numbered with 3 digits (example 275 - 276). Which makes the reproduction of the key impossible 
  • Interior system, in the upper part for counting the opening number has 5 digits.

This  triple  security  makes this suitcase completely inviolable.

  

Exterior  :

Brown Vuittonite canvas, Lozine border 

Calfskin handles 

nails, corners, hardware, lock and clasps in polished solid brass. 

1 key for each lock

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Interior  :

Beige vuittonite canvas. 

Back strap, vegetable tanned cowhide leather 

  

Year: 1996 

  

Dimension: 440 mm x 340 mm x 110 mm


LOUIS VUITTON JEWELRY CASE

Valise à bijoux - M47120 Louis Vuitton

 

Jewelry case - M47120 

Interpreted in Monogram canvas, this Jewelry Box is a refined travel accessory. With 13 compartments of different sizes, it is closed by an S lock and two latches.

  

Dimensions: 340 mm x 260 mm x 100 mm

Valise à bijoux - M47120 Louis Vuitton

Interior: Moroccan leather and velvet 

  

Price of a new jewelry suitcase at Louis Vuitton.


LOUIS VUITTON CHALLENGE SUITCASE

Valise Challenge Louis Vuitton inovation 1985

 

Louis Vuitton Challenge suitcase -  Louis Vuitton technology  

Men travel faster and faster and Louis Vuitton is sponsoring the America's Cup qualifying regattas. From this passion for challenges and technological research, "challenge" was born. A line that combines legend and innovation. Louis Vuitton tradition can be found there: practically inviolable multi-groove lock, tinted leather handle; but the use of advanced materials (resins, glues, fibers), marks the birth of a new Louis Vuitton legend. Unfortunately this Louis Vuitton collection was a commercial failure. 

suitcase Challenge Louis Vuitton inovation 1985

 

Year of production: 1984 to 1990 

  

Saddle-style tinted leather handle 

  

multi-groove lock. it has participated for a century in the glory of Louis Vuitton and the safety of its luggage

  

Louis Vuitton always signs his luggage: corner motif in gilded brass, reinforcement and corners, buckles and locks.

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Rigid suitcase with tray. Washable lining.

  

Standard dimension: 

  • 80 cm x 52 cm x 26 cm - M22011 
  • 70 cm x 47 cm x 22 cm - M22016 
  • 60 cm x 42 cm x 22 cm - M22021 
  • 50 cm x 37 cm x 18 cm - M22026

LOUIS VUITTON SOFT CABIN SUITCASE


The semi-rigid range:

Semi-flexible series with rigid frame. Corners, handle, cover and bottom reinforcement strips in natural leather. Brass buckles. Locked by padlock. Interior fabric.

  

Appeared in the 1930s in search of lightness, this luggage became more democratic in the 1970s and is the ancestor of modern fiber or plastic luggage. Very light but not very resistant because of their cardboard structure.

  

They are of little interest to collectors, and have no collector's value.

 

The plane arrives and a new civilization begins; that of leisure and trips that we improvise. Speed and lightness . Flexibility and solidity. Baggage of simple canvas that was placed at the bottom of suitcases acquired the status of full baggage. They invade airplane cabins and the chests, reduced, of automobiles; they accompany the businessman , the elegant woman or the athlete. Flexible or semi-flexible, these bags affirm the modernity of Louis Vuitton.

Aujourd'hui la taille d'une valise cabine chez Air France est de 55 cm x 35 cm x 25 cm Louis Vuitton

From 1955 modern semi-flexible suitcases, they exist in several sizes and several designs. These respondents need lightness but are above all conditioned by new modes of transport: the plane!

Luggage dimensions have evolved like the compartments in aircraft cabins.  

  

Today the size of a cabin suitcase at Air France

55cm x 35cm x 25cm


STRATOS 1ST EDITION

Stratos case 1st edition   Year of production: 1975/1984   Semi-flexible series. Rigid frame. Corners, handle, reinforcement bands for the cover and the natural leather base. Brass buckles. Locked by padlock. Interior fabrics.   Semi-soft suitcase, interi

Stratos case 1st edition

  

Year of production: 1975/1984 

  

Semi-flexible series. Rigid frame. Corners, handle, reinforcement bands for the cover and the natural leather base. Brass buckles. Locked by padlock. Interior fabrics.

  

Semi-soft suitcase, interior, one pocket at each end

Standard dimensions: 80cm x 52cm x 26cm 70cm x 46cm x 22cm  60cm x 42cm x 18cm 50cm x 38cm x 15cm Aircraft cabin model Accepted by Air France as cabin baggage 55cm x 35cm x 20cm

Standard dimensions:

  • 80cm x 52cm x 26cm 
  • 70cm x 46cm x 22cm  
  • 60cm x 42cm x 18cm 
  • 50cm x 38cm x 15cm 

Aircraft cabin model

Accepted by Air France as cabin baggage 

  • 55cm x 35cm x 20cm

STRATOS 2ND EDITION

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Stratos suitcase 2nd edition

Year of production: 1984/1993 

  

Semi-soft suitcase with tray. Washable vuittonite interior

It has a new closure system removing the padlock, the straps are removed. 

  

Standard dimensions:

Stratos 199080 cm x 52 cm x 26 cm - M23232  70 cm x 46 cm x 22 cm - M23234  60 cm x 42 cm x 18 cm - M23236  50 cm x 38 cm x 15 cm - M23238     Aircraft cabin model Accepted by Air France as cabin baggage, with an outside pocket  50 cm x 38 cm x 20
  • 80 cm x 52 cm x 26 cm - M23232 
  • 70 cm x 46 cm x 22 cm - M23234 
  • 60 cm x 42 cm x 18 cm - M23236 
  • 50 cm x 38 cm x 15 cm - M23238 

  

Aircraft cabin model

Accepted by Air France as cabin baggage, with an outside pocket 

  • 50 cm x 38 cm x 20 cm - M23240

Satellite

Valise Stratos 1990

Satellite

  

Year of production: 1992 - 2009 

  

Expandable semi-soft suitcase with rigid belt. 

  

Standard dimensions:

  • 70 cm x 50 cm x 19 cm - M23350 
  • 65 cm x 48 cm x 19 cm - M23352 
  • 60 cm x 44 cm x 19 cm - M23354 

  

Satellite model aircraft cabin

Accepted by Air France as cabin baggage 
it has an outside pocket and a shoulder strap 

  • 53cm x 38cm x 17cm

PEGASUS 1ST GENERATION

 

It was not until May 1998 that Louis Vuitton offered its first cabin suitcase with wheels, its name: Pégase 

A revolution at Louis Vuitton, it will be an immediate success. 

 

1st generation Pégase suitcase

  

Year of production: 1998 - 2009 

  

Suitcase with 2 wheels, with outside pocket 


Removable garment bag 

Standard dimensions: 

  • 70 cm x 42 cm x 24 cm - M23248 
  • 57 cm x 37 cm x 19 cm - M23250 
  • 50 cm x 36 cm x 18 cm - M23251

2ND GENERATION PEGASUS

2nd Generation Pegasus Suitcase

  

Year of production: 2010 - Today 

  

On a design very similar to the 1st generation, the evolution is nevertheless significant with a 35% reduction in its empty weight . Only available in one size, 2 models  

  

The high-end Pégase Légère suitcase is defined by an elegant silhouette inspired by the iconic Pegasus. Light and luxurious, this suitcase for women is illustrated by its modern design, its larger interior volume and its lightweight lining. Refined in all circumstances, this luggage is the ultimate travel accessory.

  

Standard dimension:  

  • 38 cm x 55 cm x 20 cm - Volume: 31 L - Weight: 3.3 kg

Top handle 

Handle on the side 

Telescopic handle 

Double zip closure 

One zipped pocket on the front 

Polyamide lining 

Two interior zipped pockets 

Interior compartment with two flaps and a zipped pocket 

A coat hanger with hanger

Pégase Business model - airplane cabin

  • 38.0 x 55.0 x 20.0 cm - Volume: 34.5 liters - Weight: 3.9 kg 

Dressed in an iconic Monogram canvas, the Pégase Légère Business is ideal for business trips. Combining luxury and elegance, this light cabin size suitcase has numerous compartments and zipped pockets that can accommodate a large number of personal effects.

  

Polyamide lining 

Shiny metallic pieces in golden color 

Telescopic handle 

Compartment with double zipper that can accommodate a 15 "laptop and an iPad, with 2 pen loops 

Top handle and side handle 

Two interior zipped pockets and one interior compartment for receipts 

1 protective flap to hold clothes, and clothes hanger with hanger


ZEPHYR SUITCASE

 

Louis Vuitton Zephyr suitcase 


Years of production: 2013 to 2016 

  

Standard dimension: 

  • 55 cm  
  • 70 cm

HORIZON SUITCASE

Louis Vuitton Horizon suitcase

  

Years of production: 2016 to present  

  

The result of the collaboration between Louis Vuitton and Marc Newson, the most influential industrial designer of his generation, this rolling hand luggage designed for the 21st century traveler is covered in the iconic canvas and fitted with a large aluminum cane. The canvas of this suitcase has been re-studied to gain weight, the result is a revolution,  a weight that can finally compete with the giants of the suitcase like Samsonite  

  

Standard dimension:  

  • 50 cm x 36 cm x 19 cm - 2.8 kg 
  • 55 cm x 38 cm x 21 cm - 3.2 kg 
  • 68 cm x 46 cm x 26 cm - 4.6 kg

Ultra light canvas 

Mesh lining 

Cowhide trim 

Aluminum metal parts 

Large outdoor cane 

Flat bottom interior 

Two dividers with zipper, the one on the left with zipper pocket 

Leather top and side handles 

Leather corners 

Zipper with TSA padlock 

Four compact wheels 


COMPLETE DOSSIER OF A LOUIS VUITTON SUITCASE RESTORATION


Alzer 65 Louis Vuitton suitcase from  1990,  restoration in our workshops of the leather handle destroyed by the humidity of a cellar. read more...

 

Alzer 65 Louis Vuitton suitcase from  1990,  restoration in our workshops of the leather handle destroyed by the humidity of a cellar. read more...


SOME EXAMPLES OF LOUIS VUITTON SUITCASES


bisten 60 louis vuitton 1935

 

Louis Vuitton Bisten 60 suitcase - LV pochoir 

Year: Around 1935 

Exterior: LV stencil Mark 5 canvas 

Marbled beige vuittonite interior

Valise Alzer le monde du voyage louis vuitton lozine 1950

 

Louis Vuitton Alzer 70 suitcase - LV pochoir 

Year: Around 1950 

Exterior: LV stencil Mark 6 canvas

Border: Lozine 

Beige vuittonite interior 

bisten 50 louis vuitton 1958

Louis Vuitton Bisten 50 suitcase - LV pochoir 

Year: Around 1958 

Exterior: LV stencil Mark 6 canvas

Border: Lozine 

Beige vuittonite interior 

 

Stratos Louis Vuitton suitcase - LV pochoir   

Year: 1958 

Exterior: LV stencil Mark 6 canvas 

Interior: woven canvas 

The very first Louis Vuitton semi-rigid suitcase

Valise alzer 80 louis vuitton epi

 

Louis Vuitton Alzer 80 suitcase - Epi

Year: 2001  

Exterior: Black epi leather 

Border and corners: black leather 

Interior: Gray microfiber suede 

Valise bisten louis vuitton epi bleu

 

Louis vuitton Bisten 70 suitcase - Epi

Year: 2000 

Exterior: Epi toledo blue 

Interieur valise bisten cuir louis vuitton epi 2000

 

Interior in vuittonite, and ribbon top

Valise cotteville Louis vuitton epi jaune

 

Louis Vuitton Cotteville 50 suitcase - Epi 

Year: 2002 

Exterior: Epi Bassi Yellow 

Border and corners: Yellow leather 

Interior: Purple microfiber suede

Valise alzer louis vuitton damier

Louis Vuitton Alzer 80 suitcase - Damier

Year: 2006 

Exterior: Damier Azur pvc canvas 

Trim: Vegetable leather  

Interior: beige pvc vuittonite 

English Alzer version.

Valise président cuir 2010 vachette naturel vuitton diplomate

 

Louis Vuitton President suitcase - Leather

Year: around 2010 

Exterior: Natural cowhide leather 

Interior: Brown leather

 

Suitcase special order clothes holder 

Year: around 1980 

Dimension: 860 x 530 x 180

 

Louis Vuitton box - LV stencil 

Year: Around 1935 

Exterior: LV stencil Mark 5 canvas 

Vuittonite interior 

Dimension: 19 cm x 34 cm x 34 cm


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 How to recognize a Louis Vuitton cabin trunk? Unlike the suitcase, the cabin trunk with two handles, it is designed for train travel.

 

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Unlike the suitcase, the cabin trunk with two handles, it is designed for train travel.


 

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