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The art of travel through hotel labels with Louis Vuitton.



Show me your luggage and I will tell you who you are.

Take a trip back to the golden age of travel with the Louis Vuitton Hotel Label Postcard Collection. Featuring 30 vintage hotel labels reproduced as postcards and presented in a beautifully printed box set. The collection of labels is taken from the 3,000 collected over the years by Gaston-Louis Vuitton, grandson of Louis and avid book lover, traveller and collector.

“What can be found on old luggage? There is the stamp of the means of transport employed, of the journeys made, of trips taken, all of which is marked on old papers and hotel labels. We will follow them and with them we will travel around the world, not in eighty days like Phileus Fogg, but even faster. Ancient countries and civilisations will be recalled on these pieces of paper; could they be attractive enough to make you want to collect them and maybe even set off on a journey yourself?”

Gaston-Louis Vuitton
Extract from Voyage iconographique autour de ma malle, 16th March 1920 

“Show me your luggage and I will tell you who you are”

Louis Vuitton advertisement, 1921

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