Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Vintage travel momentos ~ à la Louis Vuitton

Emblazoned on most luggage trunks at the turn of the 20th century up until the 1960s, hotel labels were the definitive marker of travel sophistication. Louis Vuitton’s grandson Gaston-Louis clearly had a severe case of wanderlust, collecting over 3,000 stickers before his death in 1970. Carefully hidden away in the House archives, his sizeable collection, whittled down to a manageable 30, has now been reproduced for a Louis Vuitton box set of hotel postcards.

A tour around some of the world’s most notable hotels, the postcards come in all manner of shapes, colors, sizes, and are contained in a charming box.

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