Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Louis Vuitton Trunk, The Making Of

I recently came across this article for the NYT by Dana Thomas titled "Made in China on the Sly" where she discusses how the production of these luxury goods that have been super hyped for their old world craftsmanship are actually produced for the mass market in China and various other developing nations.

Louis Vuitton, which boasts that it churns out its $3 billion worth of leather goods each year in its company-owned factories in France, Spain and Southern California, announced in September that it plans to build a factory in India to produce shoes.
I guess you better get that LV trunk now if you want that piece of artisan craftsmanship before it too is produced somewhere slightly farther than France.

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