All luxury brands and fashion houses, including Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Chanel… are competing to become the no.1 in the world of super brand rankings. In which, Gucci and Louis Vuitton are being received more concerns than the others. The question is: Is Louis Vuitton better than Gucci?
Even the top magazines have spent a lot of topics to argue on this question. That is why in this post, we will give you some useful information to clear the point. Keep reading to find out!
The history of each brand
Louis Vuitton and Gucci are two of the most famous fashion houses on this planet. They have many things in common. For example, apart from selling and offering luxury goods, these are companies run by family members, from generation to generation.
Gucci was founded in 1921 by a man named Guccio Gucci. After learning about the upper-class clients’ tastes and preferences in fashion and traveling conditions at his former workplace, he started to open his own shop of imported leather luggage in Florence, Italy.
Then, to improve his goods’ quality and manufacture his own product, he hired local artisans and opened a small workshop. All his family worked in the shop, too.
In 1938, Aldo Gucci, the son of Guccio, persuaded his father to expand the business by operating another shop in Rome and selling more types of accessories including gloves, belts, wallets, keychains… with their Gucci products.
After many years of development, the Gucci brand is famous worldwide with over 400 official stores and outlets.
Louis Vuitton Malletier (shortened to LV) is a French label that was established in 1854 by Louis Vuitton. His company was famous for its suitcases, bags, and accessories related to travel.
It is no coincidence that Louis Vuitton was formed in the mid-19th century when the nature of tourism was revolutionized. From the first products, the sales price of this brand began at $10,567.
After the death of Louis Vuitton, his son – Georges Vuitton continued his career. He turned the company into a worldwide corporation by running many campaigns and joining World’s Fairs to promote the LV products.
Louis Vuitton was considered the most valuable luxury brand from 2006 to 2012. Now, they have opened and operated more than 400 stores all over the world.
Is Louis Vuitton better than Gucci?
Which is more expensive?
Gucci designer handbags’ prices fluctuate from $700 to more than $30.000. It is often categorized according to product lines.
The most expensive handbag of Gucci now is Sylvie medium crocodile top handle bag, for instance. Its retailing price on Gucci’s main website is $34.000.
On the other hand, the lowest price handbags of Louis Vuitton start at around $800. Products in limited edition collections can reach more than $40,000.
A Tribute Patchwork Bag released in Louis Vuitton Spring and Summer collections in 2007 cost $45.000. As you can see, Louis Vuitton bag items are generally more expensive than Gucci’s.
Which brand’s products have better quality?
To talk about the quality, both Louis Vuitton and Gucci goods are made by hand. They are made from expensive materials and crafted by experienced artisans in Europe.
However, Louis Vuitton bags are considered to be more quality than that of Gucci. The stitching and the leather in Louis Vuitton items are better and sturdier.
Some believe that Louis Vuitton bags are many times more reliable. Many videos on YouTube have also compared the quality of these two brands’ products so you can watch them for better consideration.