Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton Malletier (French: [lwi vɥitɔ̃ maltje]), commonly known as Louis Vuitton or by its initials LV, is a French fashion house and luxury goods company founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton.[1] The label's LV monogram appears on most of its products, ranging from luxury trunks and leather goods to ready-to-wear, shoes, watches, jewelry, accessories, sunglasses and books. Louis Vuitton is one of the world's leading international fashion houses. It sells its products through standalone boutiques, lease departments in high-end departmental stores, and through the e-commerce section of its website.[6][7]

Louis Vuitton Malletier SAS
TypeSubsidiary (SAS)[1]
Founded1854; 167 years ago (1854)
FounderLouis Vuitton
Key people
Michael Burke
(Chairman & CEO)[2]
Nicolas Ghesquière
Virgil Abloh[3]
(Creative directors)
ProductsLuxury goods
Revenue 14 billion (2020)[4]
Number of employees
19,000 (2013)[5]
Louis Vuitton at Champs-Elysées

For six consecutive years (2006–2012), Louis Vuitton was named the world's most valuable luxury brand. Its 2012 valuation was US$25.9 billion.[8] In 2013, the valuation of the brand was US$28.4 billion with revenue of US$9.4 billion.[9] The company operates in 50 countries with more than 460 stores worldwide.[10]

Louis Vuitton's "LV" logo