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Louis Vuitton overview

Louis Vuitton Malletier, commonly referred to as Louis Vuitton or shortened to LV, is a French fashion house and luxury retail company founded in 1854 by Louis Vuitton.
The staff at Louis Vuitton come from unusually diverse demographic backgrounds. The company is 50.8% female and 51.3% ethnic minorities. Even though it has great demographic diversity, Louis Vuitton notably lacks in political diversity. It has an unusually high proportion of employees who are members of the Democratic Party, at 86.2%. Despite having coworkers who agree with each other about politics, employees at Louis Vuitton tend to have relatively short tenures. Staff members usually stay with the company for 2.2 years. The average employee at Louis Vuitton makes $78,479 per year. Pay at Louis Vuitton is significantly lower than some of its highest paying competitors, like Chanel, Christian Dior, and Bloomingdale's, which pay $113,599, $96,655, and $91,704, respectively.
Based in the United States, Louis Vuitton is an industry leader with 121,289 employees and an annual revenue of $9.9B.

Industry

Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods

Revenue

$9.9B

Employees

121,289

Founded in

1854

Headquarters

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Website

louisvuitton.com

Website

louisvuitton.com

Organization Type

Private

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The team at Louis Vuitton

Key People
  • Michael Burke (ceo)
  • Louis Vuitton (founder)

What do people say about Louis Vuitton

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1) Do you like most (like 90%) of the designs or do you think they get away with making stuff that isn't actually that appealing just because they are Louis Vuitton and people *will* buy it for the status? A lot of LV stuff I've seen I don't know why anybody would want to own/wear it. (EG: [These three](http://ca.louisvuitton.com/images/is/image/lv/1/VE_DI3_AS/louis-vuitton-spring-2016-show--Men_RW_Show_Spring16_DI3.jpg?wid=612&hei=345) which yes was a fashion show but still. But from their actual line, [this outfit is pretty horrid, to me.](http://ca.louisvuitton.com/eng-ca/stories/mens-spring-summer-2015-collection#look11)) 2) Other than LV, if you ever wanted to go back into fashion/sales, what high-end designers/companies would you want to work for? 3) Was there a rule against you using your discount on the older clothes and then selling them online? I imagine so but was curious because you said your discount was for out of season stuff. 4) How often do you wear LV and other high-calibre fashions vs normal department store clothes? 5) How robust were their products? Ie were the pieces delicate and prone to rips, stiching coming loose, etc etc, or are the built to last? Thanks for entertaining me for a while!

No, I like maybe 10% of what we have, but tastes differ. I'm more of a conservative. For the really weird stuffs, funny you take those as examples as LV outfits have a reputation of being too eccentric, and runway designs are supposed to be just for show anyway. Our bags on the hand are criticized for being too old-fashioned. Status is definitely a big part of the reason, as always. People want to stand out, and some want it so bad they're willing to buy anything. Hermes, probably. I'm fascinated by the way they imbue their scarves with such vivid colors. Did you know most of their scarves are designed by just one guy and take more than 100 steps to make? And Tom Ford, because James Bonds. Sure, there are strict rules preventing that. We have limit on the number if items and total amount of money we can spend, and we have to state explicitly who we're buying for on the order form if not for own use. "A friend" won't cut it. All the time back then, because of discounts, company supplied clothing, and my initials being the same as LV so I can use it as ice-breakers at parties. Not so much now that I've left, but mainly because I mix in other high-end brands. One of the pitfalls of working in this industry it, you get addicted to luxury goods, and you can never get over it *sigh* They're all very well made. I got to visit workshops a couple times a year and got to try my hand at stiching a wallet once. It took me 30 min to do 10 stiches and another 5 to tidy up and finish the loose ends. That stuff is much, much harder than home sewing, and not because I didn't have much experience.
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Which schools or which studies did you attend before your job ?

I studied management in Paris, which probably helped.
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Why did you quit?

Just wanted to get out of sales and get an office job.
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Does the job require any other qualifications than say a regular clothe store? How did you get the job?

No, other than the part that you must look "fit" for the job, which means your general manners, not how you look, i.e you wouldn't stand out from the staff at the store. I got the job after a recommendation and several interview rounds.
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What was your work experience prior LV?

I was a student in Paris with some part time retail experience, full time sales after that, then a couple years as assistant manager at DFS, then LV.
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Louis Vuitton Salaries

How much does Louis Vuitton pay?
The national average salary for a Louis Vuitton employee in the United States is $78,479 per year. Employees in the top 10 percent can make over $149,000 per year, while employees at the bottom 10 percent earn less than $41,000 per year.
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Louis Vuitton Salaries By Job Title

The average employee at Louis Vuitton earns a yearly salary of $78,479 per year, but different jobs can earn drastically different salaries. Some of the job titles with high salaries at Louis Vuitton are Brand Director, Legal Extern, Team Manager, and Sales Specialist. A typical Brand Director salary at Louis Vuitton is $151,187. Other roles at Louis Vuitton include Marketing Internship and Customer Relations Representative. A Marketing Internship at Louis Vuitton earns an average yearly salary of $23,902.
RankTitleAverage
1
Brand Director
$151,187
2
Legal Extern
$144,250
3
Team Manager
$129,427
4
Sales Specialist
$126,570
5
Client Advisor
$111,966

Louis Vuitton careers

On average, employees at Louis Vuitton stay with the company for 2.2 years. Employees most commonly join Louis Vuitton after leaving Nordstrom. When they leave Louis Vuitton, they most frequently get their next job at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Average Length of Employment
MAC Cosmetics3.0 years

Louis Vuitton

2.2 years
Gucci2.0 years
Burberry1.8 years
Top Employers Before Louis Vuitton
Nordstrom15.0 %
Coach7.4 %
Macy's7.3 %
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Top Employers After Louis Vuitton
Gucci8.3 %
Macy's7.5 %
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Louis Vuitton Employee Political Affiliation

Louis Vuitton employees are most likely to be members of the Democratic Party. The largest donation made to a political party by a Louis Vuitton employee was by Robert Duffy. Robert Duffy donated $10,200 to the Democratic Party.

Democratic Party

86.2 %

Republican Party

10.3 %

Green Party

3.4 %

Employee Political Donations

NameDonation
Robert DuffyChief Executive Officer
$10,200Democratic Party
Lesley ThompsonPublic Relations Account Executive
$5,400Democratic Party
Marc JacobsFashion Designer
$5,400Democratic Party
Eileen HongPublic Relations Assistant
$2,700Democratic Party
Katherine SchlossteinMarketing
$2,552Democratic Party
Ravi ThakranGroup Vice President
$2,376Democratic Party
Helen GaughranWriter
$1,981Democratic Party
Alexandra WinokurRetail Advertising Executive
$1,674Republican Party
Olimpia GarabetSales Management Consultant
$1,127Democratic Party
Louise FirestoneGeneral Counsel
$1,000Democratic Party
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Louis Vuitton Financial Performance

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Revenue

> $1B

Founded in

1854

Organization type

Private

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Louis Vuitton Competitors

Competitors of Louis Vuitton include Chanel, Inc., Christian Dior, and Bloomingdale's. The average salaries at Chanel, Inc. rank the highest, with their employees earning an average salary of $113,599 per year. The salaries at Christian Dior average $96,655 per year, and the salaries at Bloomingdale's come in at $91,704 per year.

Frequently Asked Questions about Louis Vuitton

When was Louis Vuitton founded?

Louis Vuitton was founded in 1854.

How many Employees does Louis Vuitton have?

Louis Vuitton has 121,289 employees.

How much money does Louis Vuitton make?

Louis Vuitton generates $9.9B in revenue.

What industry is Louis Vuitton in?

Louis Vuitton is in the textiles, apparel & luxury goods industry.

What type of company is Louis Vuitton?

Louis Vuitton is a private company.

Who are Louis Vuitton's competitors?

Louis Vuitton competitors include Gucci, Burberry, MAC Cosmetics, Chanel, Inc., Tiffany & Co., HANDM HENNES MAURITZ, Bloomingdale's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Men's Wearhouse, Barneys New York, Ulta Beauty, J.Crew, Christian Dior, Giorgio Armani Corporation, Banana Republic, Anthropologie, Ralph Lauren Corporation, Tory Burch, Michael Kors, The Donna Karan Company LLC.

Who works at Louis Vuitton?

Michael Burke (ceo)

Louis Vuitton (founder)

What is Louis Vuitton's website?

You can find the Louis Vuitton website at louisvuitton.com.

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