HISTORY MOYNAT TRUNKS

 

avenue of the opera Paris trunk moynat 1849

Moynat trunks

 

Created in 1876 in the Opera district, the Moynat house quickly became a benchmark for travel items. Recognized for its traditional know-how, Moynat has notably become famous thanks to its creations intended for the automotive world, as well as its innovations which made the trunks lighter and waterproof…

 

Not to mention his remarkable participations in the Universal Exhibitions.

 

old moynat trunk

 

In 1965 Moynat - At the start merge 

 

Falling into disuse, the house closed its last store in 1976 but has continued to exist ever since, tossed from owner to owner, until its rebirth in March 2010 by the family holding Groupe Arnault, then its takeover by LVMH.

MALLES MOYNAT - A REBIRTH

Ramesh nair artistic director malle moynat

 

Ramesh Nair, a gifted Indian recognized in the fashion world, was promoted to artistic director after having worked for a long time in ready-to-wear at Yamamoto, Alaïa, Lacroix, and eleven years at Hermès.

 

Thanks to his creative genius,  Moynat's success is dazzling  !

 

He will be thanked in July 2020 after 9 years of collaboration.

Guillaume david chairman and managing director moynat malle

Guillaume Davin,  brilliant collaborator of Bernard Arnault for many years, at Christian Dior and vice president of  Louis Vuitton Japan Expert in the Japanese market, becomes the Chairman and CEO of Moynat thanks to the confidence of Mr.  Arnault  to revive this legendary brand.

 

After 10 years, the one who accompanied the renaissance of the leather goods house returned to Japan to take over the management of Loewe Japon, another brand of leather goods and ready-to-wear from LVMH.

 

Lisa Attia  takes over the Moynat adventure in March 2020 as CEO .

In particular, she was for 5 years commercial director of cheap (LVMH) and since 2016 vice president of image merchandising in Europe and the Middle East of Sephora (LVMH).

Nicholas Knightly takes over in July 2020 as Artistic Director . Since 2004, he has notably been director of design for leather goods at Louis Vuitton, after working for Mulberry.

 

 

The arrival of this new pair marks a new stage which should accelerate the development of Moynat.

 

 

exceptional Moynat trunk shop

In less than 9 years, 26 stores and corners have opened around the world.

  • Los Angeles
  • Macau
  • Dubai
  • Taipei
  • Singapore
  • Hong Kong
  • Chengdu
  • Shanghai
  • Beijing
  • Seoul
  • Tokyo
  • New York
  • London
  • Paris

 

Each shop is exceptional, the sober and refined design.

 

Each point of sale exhibits old trunks. 

 

Some come from our shop.

 

 

THE WORLD OF MOYNAT - CREATION AND INNOVATION

old wicker trunk moynat

 

1873 Wicker trunk

Moynat light wicker trunk called English trunk.

The model was later perfected and a new patent filed in 1889.

moynat city bag catalog

1878 City bag

 

First range of city bags and cute bags, with chamois lining, created by Pauline Moynat.

 

 

Rare medium leather bag and small price - sold

1878 Moynat ladies' city bag

 

Havana sachet bags. riveted square frame

 

With Moynat handles, canvas lining, pockets.

 

Model for lady 

 

Catalog reference: 141

circa 1890 Moynat courier trunk

Circa 1890

 

Moynat Courier trunk

 

1st series rustic manufacturing

 

Simple design, robust and light trunk

The Moynat Corner Limousine Trunk

 1905 Limousine trunk

For cars, with a curved base that exactly matches the rounded shape of the car's roof. 5 patents.

 

trunk restored in our malle2luxe workshops on behalf of Maison Moynat Paris. This trunk can be seen in the Moynat store at Bon Marché in Paris

 

cover for Moynat trunk

 

Cover for limousine trunk

Protective cover for automobile trunk.

old moynat heel trunk

 

1904 Trunk with heels

Invention of the heel box for cars. The heels raise the trunks, preventing damage to the bodywork and ensuring air circulation removing humidity between the roof and the luggage.

Moynat limousine half trunk

Circa 1910 Half limousine trunk

 

Consisted of a pair

 

patent unbreakable trunk moynat

1910 Patent

Invention of the extra light and unbreakable trunk

luxury leather and silk trunk case

Circa 1910

 

Pig leather box, yellow silk interior 

 

Excellence in refinement

old moynat mail trunk

 

Circa 1910 - Mail trunk with 2 Moynat locks

 

Trunk with straps and double locks

leather case with moynat bottle

Circa 1910 - Box with 3 Moynat bottles.

 

Moroccan leather, long grain.

 

The Moynat brand is renowned for its beautifully manufactured bottle cases.

Moynat leather case with 4 bottles

Circa 1910 - Box with 4 Moynat bottles

 

Moroccan leather

 

velvet interior 

 

Refined design

old trunk moynat automobile

 

1912 Car
trunk Rear trunk in the form of the bodywork, washable lacquered canvas

trunk old automobile luxury moynat

 

Moynat auto trunk

 

Summary of the patented or registered features of Moynat automobile luggage

old moynat automobile trunk 1912

Circa 1912 

 

Trunk Moynat automobile of particular shape 

Moynat 1920 leather suitcase

Circa 1920 

 

Moynat leather suitcase

 

Suitcase in cowhide leather, hand stitching, leather corners 

Two locks signed Moynat in brass

 

Empty interior, two leather straps.

Medium pigskin toiletries

 

Moynat complete toiletry case

 

For men.

 

With all its accessories 

 

Pig leather

 

with its nail manicure kit

 

Ivory handle

Moynat toiletry bag

 

Moynat toiletry bag

 

In pigskin or morocco leather, silverware, comb and ivory brushwork.

 

Moynat double lock case

Moynat suitcase with straps

 

Suitcase with double locks and double closing straps

  

Lozine and plain coated canvas

Medium cabin trunk orange

Circa 1920

 

Moynat cabin trunk

 

Orange canvas

 

Lozine border.

 

Trunk with 3 handles, typical of Moynat, to be carried in a suitcase or trunk.

Moynat cabin trunk

Circa 1920

 

Moynat cabin trunk

 

Dark checkered canvas

 

Lozine border.

 

Trunk with 3 handles, typical of Moynat, to be carried in a suitcase or trunk.

Moynat mail trunk

 

Circa 1920

 

Moynat courier trunk

 

Checkered canvas

Old MOynat hat trunk

Circa 1920

 

Moynat hat box

 

Suitcase in coated canvas, one leather handle.

 

Interior has 8 ribbons to hang your hat.

old moynat doll trunk

Circa 1920 - Moynat doll trunk

 

Very rare doll trunk 

 

Fabric interior on the theme of childhood and games.

Dark checkered outer fabric

 

Child's trunk , also called a  doll trunk .

 

This model is a replica of an adult trunk on a reduced scale. Ideal for storing your plays

Moynat multi-opening trunk

 

Moynat multiple opening mail box

 

Checkered canvas

1920 superb old trunk moynat

 

1920 Moynat canvas

Introduction of the initial Moynat canvas designed by Henri Rapin, a frame formed by a series of letters M, which becomes the house's discreet and elegant signature .

Automotive Moynat walking trunk

 

Circa 1920 Moynat

 

Automobile trunk walking feet.

 

The shape adapts to the vehicle body.

 

Discover this fantastic restoration.

 

This trunk was acquired by Maison Moynat for its Heritage collection.

La Malle moynat international exhibition corner

 

1925 trunk international exhibition

The red morocco trunk with a pretty studded frieze framing large blue leather palms won the diploma of honor at the international exhibition of modern decorative and industrial arts in 1925.

Thanks to this red trunk, Moynat won 13 medals at this exhibition

Medium crocodile suitcase, toiletries

 

 

Circa 1930 Croco toiletry case

 

 

Exceptional Moynat crocodile suitcase

 

Interior in ivory, crystal and silver metal

wardrobe trunk moynat M very rare

Circa 1920 - Moynat M

 

 

Moynat wardrobe and cabin trunk

 

Coated fabric M

 

 

brown moynat wardrobe

 

 

1930 wardrobe suitcase

 

Many innovations in wardrobe trunk.

 

Several patents are filed 

 

canvas: brown

Moynat wardrobe suitcase old trunk

 

1930 wardrobe suitcase

 

Many innovations in wardrobe trunk.

 

Several patents are filed 

 

Canvas: black

antique moynat leather desk accessory

Moynat desk accessories

2011 new moynat suitcase type car trunk

 

 

2011  men's suitcase

The brand returns to center stage

Moynat bike trunk

 

2011 - Moynat bicycle trunk

 

 


MOYNAT TRUNK LABELS

old label moynat trunk

 

March 4, 1902

 

Travel bags

 

LIGHTWEIGHT MALLES

 

MOYNAT

 

5, place du Théâtre Français, 5

Angel of the avenue de l'Opéra 

Moynat trunk label 1908

 

June 9, 1908

 

Moynat trunks & all travel items

 

5, pl du Théâtre Français

13 Capron Street

 

Paris

logo old moynat trunk automobile luggage

 

Golden marking on leather, for a Moynat trunk limousine cover

 

MOYNAT automotive luggage

 

Patented manufacturing

 

5, place du Théâtre Français

 

Paris

Old morocco leather moynat logo

 

Marking on Moynat leather

old moynat logo

Moynat luggage

 

Trademark 

 

Stores 

5, place du Théâtre Français

 

Factory 

15? Coysevox Street

 

Telephone: CENTRAL 38-74

 

Paris

old label Moynat small train trunk

Trunks - wardrobes - Moynat

 

Trunks and travel items

 

Paris


5, place du Théâtre Français

 

1, avenue de l'Opéra

 

model factory 12, rue Coysevox

 

Telegraphic address: MOYNAMAL PARIS

 

Telephone: CENTRAL 38-74

old label Moynat small train trunk

1912 - Malles Moynat travel objects

 

Paris


5, place du Théâtre Français

 

1, avenue de l'Opéra

 

Model factory 12, rue Coysevox

 

MOYNAMAL PARIS telegraphic address

 

Old phone 238-74

Telephone new 2000 -62

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