Sunday, April 10, 2011

This Morning's Ridiculously Fortuitous Coffee Run


On a leisurely morning coffee run in SoHo this morn, I saw this puppy in the window of a sample sale. I popped in, expecting the normal four-figure price tag and subsequent serotonin dive, but there was no such sticker shock and/or kick in the gut!  Only internal squeals of joy and what might have been the world's fastest luxury goods transaction (followed by a mini leap as I left the store). The thing was a downright steal (and it has the most amazing stripes I've ever seen).



This tag indicates that it's from the early '40s - and offers evidence of the company's (then still owned by the Vuitton family) highly dubious alliances and store locations during WWII. But another tag, thankfully, indicates that the original owner bought it at Saks & Company, Fifth Avenue, New York.


It's all hand painted...


...and the lining is beautifully unstained and intact.


I still can barely breathe.

17 comments:

Callie Grayson said...

wow what a fabulous find!
Lucky girl!!
xx
callie

Jeanne said...

My heart is racing for you! Great find!!

Jeanne :)

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

Whats the magic number!
Great Find!!!


Rashon aka Mr. Goodwill Hunting

JWC said...

So jealous... the stripes are fantastic

The Caledonian Mining Expedition Company said...

I am positively pavlovian at the mere sight. Amazing!

Karen + Sara said...

beyond jealous. congrats!

henrydefine said...

fuck yes you did. frankly, i'm jealous.

JMW said...

What a great find, lucky you!

jeff said...

And you even spotted that beauty BEFORE you were caffeinated. Amazing

Valentine's Vintage said...

SCORE!!

Reese said...

My heart is all thumpy for you; that is gorgeous!! Such a lucky find; congratulations and enjoy it!

Jamie Herzlinger said...

Great find! Totally makes the run worth while! Wish I found treasures like that on my runs!

Have a great week!
Jamie Herzlinger

Joanna Goddard said...

amazing!

Anna said...

sweet!

Offices Of Johnston said...

Lucky duck!

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

What a score! A LV or Goyard trunk are currently on my Lust List! I don’t think I have ever commented before but I admire your unique style and gift of collecting! Have a wonderful weekend. xx

lvroftiques said...

As a vuitton-o-holic I'm GREEN with envy!! And the striping on your case is fab!.....I found a 1890's LV steamer trunk for $50...and I'm repeating that to myself so as not to be too jealous of your amazing find *winks* Vanna