During my last trip in Paris I had the chance to visit the Louis Vuitton store at L’Avenue and experience the true art of fine traveling. So, to accompany the handful of photos I took, here are a couple of not-so-known stories about traveling with Louis Vuitton

Over a lunch in 1956, Charles Ritz, son of Cesar Ritz, informed Ernest Hemingway and his friend Aaron Edward Hotchner that one of his Vuitton trunks had been lying in the luxury hotel’s basement since 1929. He had the trunk brought up. Hemingway opened it to find some old notebooks. Inside one of them Hemingway found the synopsis of A Moveable Feast, which was to be his final novel and posthumous masterpiece.

Source: Journal The New York Times, July 20, 2009.

On May 21, 1927, after a thirty-three-hour flight, Charles Lindbergh touched down at Le Bourget to a hero’s welcome. Gaston-Louis Vuitton was there waiting for him and acted as his bodyguard. The aviator departed from Paris on board an ocean liner, having been showered with honors and gifts that were now tightly [acked into two Louis Vuitton garment bags.

Source: Daily News, May 13, 1932.

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