On December 2012, Louis Vuitton reopened its doors at Pacific Place – one of Hong Kong’s most prestigious malls – offering its sophisticated clients a real immersion in the Art of Travel. The refined three-level expanded store takes visitors to a discovery of the House’s universe and core values – Travel and Savoir-faire – infused in luggage, leather goods, ready-to-wear, shoes, accessories, watches and jewellery collections. It is also the second store in Hong Kong after Landmark to house a Haute Maroquinerie “Made To Order” salon where elegant women will have the chance to create an object of desire that becomes her very own.
Haute Maroquinerie is Louis Vuitton’s special customization service which enables clients to create their very own Louis Vuitton bag. Customization sessions will take place at the Haute Maroquinerie Salon, a dedicated private salon wherein clients will receive a unique experience to first select from five different shapes inspired by the Maison’s most iconic pieces; Lockit, Traingle, Noé, Trapèze and Berlingot. They then choose from eight types of leather, twenty-six colors and two finishes – allowing more than 80,000 variations – before their uniquely personalized bag is made to order in Louis Vuitton’s workshops in Asnieres, France. It will take between six months and a year for the bag to be completed. This exclusive service is available in Hong Kong in both Louis Vuitton Pacific Place and Landmark stores, and in select Louis Vuitton stores worldwide.
As faithful as a memory, leather has always offered up its strength and nobility. Ever since its creation, Louis Vuitton has constantly paired the most beautiful skins with elegance and refinement to create distinctive and timeless accessories.
Louis Vuitton’s Asnières workshops hums with inventiveness, creativity and craftsmanship.
The five modèles
Sac Lockit – Closed or even padlocked, yes, but nonetheless open to the winds of modernity. Created in 1958, the curved lines, like a taut architectural sketch, translated into instant success for this bag. Time has brought volume and suppleness to its impeccable appearance.
Sac Triangle – This “work bag” was designed in 1934 to accompany women involved with needlework wherever they went. Renamed the Triangle in the 1980s, its originality has brought it back to the forefront.
Sac Noé – If ever there had been a flood, it would have been one of Champagne. Created in 1932 to transport five bottles of the “divine brew”, this drawstring bag worn over the shoulder brings a dash of classicism to today’s elegant woman.
Sac Trapèze – Introduced in 2011, the bag’s mysterious shape hints at well-kept secrets. An exception to the rules of geometry, this bag shows off its originality with a casual elegance.
Sac Berlingot – It’s a craving. Gourmand and desirable, round and square, supple and roomy. Carried in the hand or slipped into the crook of the elbow, it opens wide to more easily accommodate all that you need for a day, a week or forever.
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