Moynat was launched in 1849 and the brand has become one of the world’s most popular luxury trunk makers. Founded by Pauline Moynat, the only known female luggage maker in history, the brand has developed numerous patents throughout its history, covering everything from lightweight luggage to waterproofing. The Parisian label is renowned among French luggage brands for its elegant aesthetic, with clients returning to the house time and time again. The unique lettering service is available upon request from the studio in Paris, with letters individually hand-painted on its luxury leather cases and trunks.
Moynat, 348 rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris, +33 (0)1 4703 8397
Founded in 1792, Goyard is one of the oldest French luggage makers. The luxury leather goods brand was the first to specialise in box making, trunk making and packing, and quickly became a favourite with the French aristocracy. Goyard remains one of the leading leather luggage makers in Paris and is the ideal destination for those looking for the best in travel accessories and services. Its expertise and passion remains the same as when the house first opened, with the brand focusing on continuing its proud heritage rather than adopting trends. From trolley cases to hat cases, handbags to wallets, Goyard’s luxury pieces will meet the needs of all discerning travellers.
Goyard, 233 rue Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris, +33 (0)1 4260 5704
Established in Paris in 1854, malletier Louis Vuitton is at the forefront of luxury leather goods. Created at a time when horse-drawn carriages, boats and trains were the primary mode of transportation, Louis Vuitton quickly become a trusted and valued name. Louis Vuitton’s spirit of adventure has always been expressed through its unique heritage and the boldness of its creations. With pieces ranging from its iconic monogrammed trunks to seasonal handbags, Louis Vuitton remains one of the most popular French fashion houses and top luxury leather goods companies.
Louis Vuitton, 2 place Vendôme, 75001 Paris, +33 (0)1 8170 2300
Longchamp is one of the most prestigious leather goods companies in the world and it is an interesting fact that the renowned house began as a tobacco store. Founder Jean Cassegrain was already selling leather items for smokers and created Longchamp in 1948 to develop this side of the business. With over 60 years of experience, the family-run company is perhaps best known for its Le Pliage bag. The foldable fabric tote with leather handles has become a cult product and an airport carry-on must-have. Steeped in history the brand is also well-known for its collaborations and has launch several limited-edition products, perfect for handbag enthusiasts.
Longchamp, 404 rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris, +33 (0)1 4316 0016
Established by Thierry Hermès in 1837, Hermès has cemented itself as one of the best luxury goods brands in France and, indeed, the world. The house is celebrated for its exquisite products across silk, ready-to-wear and leather, and originally started out as a harness and saddle workshop. Catering to European noblemen, the house specialised in equestrian riding supplies before expanding into leather handbags in 1922. From the famous Kelly bag to the cult Birkin bag, Hermès commands a cult following of dedicated leather lovers, all eager to invest in the house’s luxury leather goods.
Hermès, 24 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris, +33 (0)1 4017 4600