Louis Vuitton is one of the finest and most recognizable luxury brands in the world, but does it offer a high-quality line of toilet paper?
Louis Vuitton doesn’t sell toilet paper, but there have been some fake rolls sold by third-party companies that bear the iconic LV emblem. While Louis Vuitton sells some progressive and revolutionary products, it’s highly unlikely it would ever market a designer toilet paper.
Read on to learn more about Louis Vuitton, the products it sells, and… Toilet paper.
So, You Want Some Fancy Toilet Paper?
In 2017, a Los Angeles-based artist created a bizarre piece of art using twenty-four Louis Vuitton bags. It was estimated that the overall value of this art piece was around one hundred thousand dollars, and it truly was a one-of-a-kind creation.
Strangely, this art piece was a golden toilet, with every surface wrapped in Louis Vuitton’s precious leather bags. Reportedly, each bag used (before it was cut to pieces) was worth fifteen thousand dollars.
It’s not the weirdest thing to ever emerge from the artistic world, but it is likely the most bizarre thing that has ever been done to Louis Vuitton’s products. However, the toilet was a lone anomaly, and it certainly wasn’t accompanied by toilet paper.
Although, there have been examples of third-party companies printing Louis Vuitton toilet paper in recent years. These products are entirely fake, but they do bear the instantly recognizable ‘LV’ emblem.
This fake toilet paper was priced at fifty dollars for three rolls, making them considerably cheaper than any real Louis Vuitton product. However, this toilet paper didn’t come to the value of the most expensive toilet paper ever created.
In 2010, an Australian man created a roll of toilet paper that was infused with 22-carat gold flakes. It was allegedly usable and boasted an overall value of around $1.5 million, but there’s no news on whether or not this roll was ever actually sold.
The Finest Brand In The World
When Louis Vuitton was founded in Paris in 1854, it was highly unlikely that creators of the brand envisioned a toilet wrapped in their products almost two centuries later. What they did envision was the pinnacle of fine quality and luxury, with products that boasted a positive reputation.
Today, Louis Vuitton does have that, and the brand is consistently rated as the most valuable luxury label in the world. As a company, it boasts a massive annual revenue and a loyal fan base that incessantly battles to buy out its products.
It’s an extremely exclusive and expensive brand, however, and the average shopper just cannot contend with the price tags attached to a Louis Vuitton product. If you want to purchase a brand new, top-quality Louis Vuitton bag, you could be paying tens of thousands of dollars.
The company is very shrewd and knows the tactics it needs to follow to ensure this exclusivity remains consistent. For example, Louis Vuitton regularly destroys unsold products to keep prices high, avoid sales, prevent theft, and drive up scarcity.
It might seem like a strange practice, but there are plenty of other retailers and fashions labels that also follow the trend, for similar reasons. Louis Vuitton makes a point of never discounting products, in efforts to ensure that all its customers purchase products at the exact same price.
Not Without Its Issues
Fancy toilets and luxurious products aside, Louis Vuitton has its controversies and issues, much like any other top-tier brand in the world. For example, there are those who boycott or protest against the brand for its constant use of animal products in its manufacturing processes.
Louis Vuitton regularly uses cowhide, boa, crocodile, and even camel skins in the creation of its luxurious bags. While many high fashion labels are transitioning away from the use of fur, Louis Vuitton remains resolute in its consumption of exotic skins.
In May 2017, there were allegations leveled against Louis Vuitton that suggested the brand mistreated its models. This isn’t a rare occurrence in the fashion industry by any means, but it was particularly inflammatory considering it involved the most valuable label on the planet.
Ultimately, these controversies haven’t knocked Louis Vuitton from its top spot in the fashion industry, and likely never will. It’s one of the oldest, most historic, and most prolific brands on the planet, and it’ll take more than a few allegations to destroy that legacy.
Rest assured, Louis Vuitton will be manufacturing and selling its dramatically expensive and exclusive bags for many years to come.