Louis Vuitton History & Timeline :
1854 Louis Vuitton / LV was founded
by the French travel case manufacturer Louis Vuitton
on 4 rue Neuve des Capucines (now rue Capucines) Paris.
1859 Establisment of an Atelier 5very small factory) in Asnières sur Seine
in the north west of Paris.
1867 Louis Vuitton wins a bronze Medaille at the Exposition Universelle.
1871 the Louis Vuitton shop moves to 1 rue Scribe.
1873 Georges Vuitton (son of Louis Vuitton) joins the company.
1885 Georges Vuitton opens a store in London.
1889 Gold Medal at the Exposition Universelle in Paris.
1892 death of Louis Vuitton - the comany is now in full control of his son Geroeges.
1897 Gaston-Louis Vuitton (son of Georges, grandson of Louis) joins the company.
1914 Opening of the Louis Vuitton store on 70 av des Champs Elysees
(replacing the store on 1 rue Scribe).
Coco Chanel is the marraine of the store opening.
1927 Charles Lindberg buys two Louis Vuitton trunks
after completing his historic trans atlantic flight.
1936 Death of Georges Vuitton (2nd generation).
1946 the company management gets reorganised
among the great grandchildren of Louis Vuitton.
Jacques-Louis Vuitton in charge of Finance
Henry-Louis Vuitton in charge of Sales
Claude-Louis Vuitton in charge of production.
1954 100th anniverseray.
The flagship stor moves from the Champs Elysees to Avenue Marceau.
1970 death of Gaston-Louis Vuitton (3rd generation).
1975 Henry Racamier, husband of Odile Vuitton,
another grandchild of Louis Vuitton becomes president of the company.
At this time the comapny has 2 stores, employs 70 people and
has a turnover of 10 million Francs.
The strategy of Henry Racamier is to open company owned retail stores.
1977 Creation of the holding compnay Louis Vuitton SA.
1980 October 1 opening of the Louis Vuitton Store in Duesseldorf, Koenigsallee.
1980 November Louis Vuitton has his first presence on 5th Avenue corner 57th street.
1981 opening of the Louis Vuitton Store in Zuerich, Bahnhofstrasse.
1983 Louis Vuitton Cap, a race for yachts hold for the first time.
1984 mai Louis Vuitton enters the Paris and New York stockmarket.
1985 Launch of the EPI leather collection.
1987 merger between Louis Vuitton and Moet Hennesy
creation the LVMH Luxury Conglomerate.
1989 opening of the Louis Vuitton Musee du Voyage in the former family house.
1989 October 1 opening of the Louis Vuitton Store in Cologne, facing the Cathedral.
1990 Yves Carcelle becomes new CEO.
1995 Opening of the Paris store in Saint Germain.
1997 Marc Jacobs becomes the first Creative Director.
1998 February Opening of a Louis Vuitton Mega Store on the Champs Elysees
1998 March Opening of the Mega Store on New Bond Street in London.
2001 Launch of Vuitton Jewelry department.
2002 opening of a new Louis Vuitton store in Brussels.
2002 November opening of a new Louis Vuitton store in Florence.
2002 November 15 opening of a new Louis Vuitton store in Amsterdam.
2004 opening of the Louis Vuitton store on 5th Avenue New York.
2005 October re-opening of the enlarged Louis Vuitton Mega Store in Paris
(101 av des Champs Elysees).
2006 opening of the Louis Vuitton store in Antwerp.
2006 September opening of the store in Budapest.
2009 June opening of th Villa Louis Vuitton à Deauville.
2011 September re-opening of the enlarged Louis Vuitton Boutique in Milan.
2012 Juin 29 Opening of the Louis Vuitton Jewler store Paris, 23 place Vendome.
XXXX opening of the Louis Vuitton store in Duesseldorf, Koenigsallee.
Today the company operates multiple spectacular fashion boutiques in World fashion cities.
It also sell through high end Department stores and it's website.