Definition of Suitcase:
The suitcase is the evolution of the bag, it protects its contents thanks to a rigid frame.
The luggage is rectangular in shape, generally between 40 and 80 cm in length.
The difference between a trunk is a suitcase is not the size, but the number of handle.
A trunk is worn at least 2 hands, the suitcase is worn with one hand.
The suitcase is accepted by most companies as hand luggage to be put in cabins on trains, boats, carts, or cars. They can also easily be stacked on trolleys or in box wagons.
There are 3 ranges of Louis Vuitton suitcases and luggage:
The range Leather:
Rigid series with socket fully covered with leather. The corners are also leather. The leather can be vegetable tanned cowhide leather, leather, morocco, exotic .. Leather handle.
The English are the specialists in leather suitcases. The first produced by Louis Vuitton back to the 1880s / 1890s, precisely to compete with the English.
The Loziné range:
Rigid series with covers (or protection strips) on the edges. Coins, buckles, security lock with strictly personal number. Leather handle.
The semi-rigid range also called Stratos:
Semi-flexible series with rigid frame. Corners, handle, reinforcement strips on the lid and bottom in natural leather. Brass loops. Lock closure. Interior fabric.
Appeared in the 1930s in search of lightness, this luggage is democratized in the 50/70 years they are the ancestors of modern luggage fiber or plastic.
Very light but not strong because of their cardboard structure. They are of little interest to collectors.
The Louis Vuitton range - The classic travel suitcase
Alzer Louis Vuitton
The design closest to a trunk, thanks to its periphérique studded belt.
Interior with two straps + an independent chassis with two straps.
- 80 cm x 52 cm x 22 cm
- 75 cm x 49 cm x 22 cm
- 70 cm x 47 cm x 22 cm
- 65 cm x 44 cm x 22 cm
- 60 cm x 42 cm x 22 cm
- 55 cm x 39 cm x 22 cm
The English Alzer version is higher
- 80 x 52 x 26
Bisten Louis Vuitton
empty interior has 2 straps
- 80 cm x 52 cm x 18 cm
- 75 cm x 49 cm x 18 cm
- 70 cm x 47 cm x 18 cm
- 65 cm x 44 cm x 18 cm
- 60 cm x 42 cm x 18 cm
- 55 cm x 39 cm x 18 cm
- 50 cm x 37 cm x 18 cm
Cotteville Louis Vuitton
Often confused with a suitcase chair, or a Bisten.
The Cotteville suitcase is a small size Bisten
- 55 cm x 39 cm x 15 cm
- 50 cm x 37 cm x 15 cm
- 45 cm x 34 cm x 15 cm
- 40 cm x 32 cm x 15 cm
This model is accepted by most airlines as cabin baggage.
Cartridge case Louis Vuitton
identical to the Cotteville,
it is the smallest model of lozinée suitcase. This is a rifle cartridge case. Available in 2 versions: 300 and 200 cartridges
- Standard dimensions:
- 35 cm x 28 cm x 15 cm
- 24 cm x 28 cm x 15 cm
Président Louis Vuitton
Dimensions: 44 cm x 34 cm x 11 cm
There are several interior finishes and is available in 3 interior fittings:
Large binder layout
Small filing cabinet
Strap in the lid for folders.
Super président Louis Vuitton
Super President Suitcase
Dimensions: 44 cm x 34 cm x 17 cm
The super president is higher than "the President"
It exists as standard in 3 interior finishes according to the periods and 2 interior fittings:
Strap in the lid for folders.
False bottom system.
Suitcase Stratos Louis Vuitton
The stratos is a modern soft suitcase
it exists in several dimensions and several designs.
Some examples of Louis Vuitton suitcases
Louis Vuitton Alzer 70 suitcase - LV stencil
Year: Around 1950
Exterior: Mark 6 LV stencil
Beige vuittonite interior
Louis Vuitton Alzer 80 suitcase - Epi
Exterior: Black epi leather
Border and corners: black leather
Inside: Suede gray microfibre
Louis Vuitton 70 Bisten Suitcase - Epi
Outside: Epi toledo blue
Vuittonite interior and ribbon tray
Louis Vuitton Cotteville 50 suitcase - Epi
Exterior: Epi Bassi Yellow
Border and corners: Yellow leather
Inside: Suede purple microfiber
Louis Vuitton Alzer 80 suitcase - Damier
Exterior: Damier Azur pvc canvas
Border: Vegetable leather
Interior: beige pvc vuittonite
English Alzer version.
Louis Vuitton President's Suitcase - Leather
Year: around 2010
Outside: Natural cowhide
Inside: Brown leather