Peer up in the loft and you may find a pile of old luggage worth hundreds – if not thousands – of pounds.
Louis Vuitton revolutionised the baggage industry when, in 1854 as a 16-year-old box-making apprentice, he started to make canvas cases that could be stacked on top of each other.
Innovation: Louis Vuitton revolutionised the baggage industry when he started to make canvas cases that could be stacked on top of each other
Wealthy travellers were suddenly able to increase the range of bags for journeys – taking away everything from cocktail cases to portable wardrobes.
Find one in your attic and you have a forgotten trunk that might fetch £1,500.
Other unusual Vuitton carriers include a late 19th Century tea chest which might go for £500.
Early Vuitton suitcases in pink can fetch as much as £3,000.