1. Louis Vuitton Boutiques
Until the 1980s, Louis Vuitton products were widely sold in department stores such as Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. Today, in a further effort to stop counterfeiting, the company only markets its products through its own stores throughout the world, which allows them to control product quality and pricing, and to prevent counterfeit products entering its distribution channels. These boutiques are commonly found in upscale shopping districts or, less commonly, inside ultra high-end department stores. The boutiques within department stores operate independently from the department and have their own LV managers and employees.
2. Distance Sales
Louis Vuitton products are also available via Customer Department, on www.louisvuitton.com for the United Staes, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom, and on www.eluxury.com along with along with some of its sister companies such as Christian Dior.
Apart from Louis Vuitton boutiques, www.louisvuitton.com, and www.eluxury.com, Louis Vuitton products are also sold at some unique stores. For example, the limited edition Takashi Murakami bags are being sold at a store in the museum where Murakami’s artworks are being exhibited. But these occasions are very rare.
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