The first known Louis Vuitton Keepall was introduced in 1930 and has become an iconic travel companion ever since. What defines the Louis Vuitton brand like some of the other timeless and classic brands we love so much like Rolex and Omega etc, is that the entire premise of the brand is quality, attention to detail, & use of the finest materials available. Before LV was defined as a "luxury brand" LV started as a travel goods company in 1854 that was founded by Mr. Louis Vuitton Malletier who started producing hard sided steamer cases that were built flat and air tight as to stack better and to keep the contents dry and safe. one of the many innovations from Mr. Louis Vuitton Malletier was a treated canvas called Trianon canvas. Which was also used to make bags and other travel accessories. The Keepall is a classic of the Louis Vuitton travel bag collection, The Keepall 55 is the perfect bag for a weekend getaway or an extended stay as its spacious, versatile, and durable. The leathers LV uses on all the bags and luggage is called Vachetta Leather. Vachetta is a leather that is tanned using a process that started in Rome over 800 years ago and takes on one of the best patina's with extended use over time turning a deep golden amber color.
This specific LV Keepall 55 is in in LV Monogram canvas, features comfortable rounded leather handles, and the signature double brass zipper. This specific example is in stunning condition with very minimal wear and an ever so slight patina to the handles and the leather trimmings. The interior of the Keepall is free of any stains or tears and has a date code placing the production year at 2009.
Take this on that weekend trip to the Monterey Concours or shove it into overhead bin for that adventure to Europe. always classic and built to last this is a must for the man with style and the taste of adventure!