Founded by Louis Vuitton in 1854, the house specialized in lightweight flat-bottom canvas trunks. In 1896, Vuitton's son, Georges, launched the signature Monogram Canvas — graphic flowers and the now instantly recognizable initials. Georges was also responsible for the creation of some of the brand's most iconic bag shapes, the Speedy and the Pochette. Marc Jacobs has been creative director since 1997.
Key Dept: The boutique is dedicated to the brand's handbags, shoes and accessories lines, and now offers custom orders of sizes and personalization of the pieces. LV classic flats start at QAR 2,500 ($700).
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