While you’d expect all things Louis Vuitton to be made in Paris, here’s a piece of surprise for you! In boosting trade relations and going by the gazillion advantages of producing in worldwide markets, the Parisian Marquee has recently opened a factory in Johnson County, Texas to meet “the ever-growing demand for Louis Vuitton products in the American market.”
The move also speaks about the cordial ties that LV CEO – Bernard Arnault and Trump to continue to maintain and nourish. In a company pledge, the brand assured to create about 1,000 jobs over the next five years while adding – “This is consistent with Louis Vuitton’s recent signing of the Pledge to America’s Workers, which aims to expand programs that educate, train and support American workers.”
At the ribbon-cutting ceremony which hosted Trump and his daughter Ivanka, the president also appreciated the association by stating – “Today, we continue the extraordinary revival of American manufacturing, and we proudly celebrate the opening of the brand-new Louis Vuitton—a name I know very well.” The move is expected to bring in more profits for the brand while also helping it save excise duties and taxes by a large margin.
Although LV’s manufacturing associated with the United States is mostly viewed as positive, there are some who aren’t pleased with it. In expressing dismay, Nicholas Ghesquière, artistic director of women’s collections at Louis Vuitton openly called Trump a joke in an Instagram post that read – “Standing against any political action. I am a fashion designer refusing this association #trumpisajoke #homophobia.” Well, if the expansion means the LV handbags coming with a lower price tag, we really aren’t complaining!