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Louis Vuitton
Success Story 

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Designer, entrepreneur and founder of the multi-billion dollar brand, Louis Vuitton was born on August 4, in Anchay, a small village in eastern France. His father was a farmer. His mother Coronne died when he was only 10 yrs old, and his father died soon after. Louis found himself homeless at age 13, and decided to go to Paris but he had no money or transportation. So, Louis got a map and started a 292 mile journey on foot, walking to Paris. He took odd jobs and slept wherever he could. When Louis arrived in Paris he was 16 years old. Young Vuitton got a job in Paris working for a successful box-maker and packer named Monsieur Marechal. It only took Vuitton a few years to stake out a reputation amongst Paris fashionable class as one of the city's premier practitioners of his new craft. 

After building a reputation for 16 years, at age 32 Louis was hired by the Empress of France, Eugenie de Montijo, a Spanish countess and wife of Napoleon III. She hired Louis as her personal box-maker and packer and charged him with "Packing the most beautiful clothes in a exquisite way." She provided a gateway for Vuitton to a class of elite and royal clientele who would seek his services for the duration of his life. 

Louis then opened his own shop. Four years after opening his own shop, Vuitton debuted an entirely new trunk. Instead of leather, it was made of a canvas that was lighter, more durable and more impervious to water and odors. However, the key selling point was that unlike all previous trunks, which were dome-shaped, Vuitton's trunks were rectangular-making them stackable and more convenient for shipping via new means of transport like the railroad and steamship.

The Louis Vuitton's trunk became the birth of modern luggage. The trunks were an immediate commercial success, and advances in transportation placed an increasing demand for Vuitton's trunks. In 1859, to fulfill the requests placed for his luggage. Business was booming, and Vuitton received personal orders not only from French royalty but also from Royalty from around the world. Louis was now, extremely wealthy and respected around the world. His LV monogram appears on most of his products, ranging from luxury trunks and leather goods to ready-to-wear, shoes, watches, jewelry, accessories, sunglasses, and books. Today as a result of Louis pursuing his vision, Louis Vuitton was named the world's most valuable luxury brand with revenue of over 10 billion dollars a year. Also Louis Vuitton currently employs 121,289 employees. This was all accomplished by 13 year old kid that lost parents, became homeless, but never stopped the pursuit of his dream. 

I Am A Success Story

In JESUS Name!

                                                                                                                  Art Cartwright

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