Did you know that author Ernest Hemingway had his own Louis Vuitton library trunk?


Recently Louis Vuitton created a cool custom trunk for jet setting hairstylist like John Nollet, but the brand has been creating custom luggage for travelers for decades. Way back in 1927, American author Ernest Hemingway became the lucky owner of his own custom trunk designed by Gaston-Louis Vuitton. Hemingway’s library trunk was a mish mash of shelves and secret drawers, one can imagine that it was home to his own collection of books.

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The trunk was out of commission for a while only to be rediscovered in the basement of the The Ritz hotel in Paris, along with it was the long lost manuscript for Hemingway’s posthumous masterpiece: A Moveable Feast. Years later, this intriguing tale was taken up by Nicolas d’Estienne d’Orves, whose short story Sentinels of the Void joined works by Yann Moix, Virginie Despentes and Eliette Abecassis, among others, in the anthology The Trunk, a paean to the celebrated literary spirit of Saint-Germain des Prés and Louis Vuitton’s love of words.

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Now at the Louis Vuitton writing store you can find one-off pens, exclusive inks and crystal inkstands as well as the legendary library trunks.

[Louis Vuitton]