The art of travel through hotel labels with Louis Vuitton.

Take a trip back to the golden age of travel with the Louis Vuitton Hotel Label Postcard Collection.

Show me your luggage and I will tell you who you are – Louis Vuitton.

Featuring 30 vintage hotel labels reproduced as postcards and presented in a beautifully printed box set. The collection of labels is taken from the 3,000 collected over the years by Gaston-Louis Vuitton, grandson of Louis and avid book lover, traveller and collector.

Louis Vuitton Hotel Label Postcard Collection cards

Louis Vuitton Hotel Label Postcard Collection open

“What can be found on old luggage? There is the stamp of the means of transport employed, of the journeys made, of trips taken, all of which is marked on old papers and hotel labels. We will follow them and with them we will travel around the world, not in eighty days like Phileus Fogg, but even faster. Ancient countries and civilisations will be recalled on these pieces of paper; could they be attractive enough to make you want to collect them and maybe even set off on a journey yourself?”

Gaston-Louis Vuitton
Extract from Voyage iconographique autour de ma malle, 16th March 1920 

Louis Vuitton Hotel Label Postcard Collection Ritz

Louis Vuitton Hotel Label Postcard Collection Oriental and Rivera

Louis Vuitton Hotel Label Postcard Collection inside

“Show me your luggage and I will tell you who you are”

Louis Vuitton advertisement, 1921

Louis Vuitton Hotel Label Postcard Collection Berlin Hotel

Louis Vuitton Hotel Label Postcard Collection Nice, Paris, London, Mexico

Do you have any vintage hotel memorabilia or even photographs you’d like to share with us? Email pictures and information to: info@roomcritic.com. If we post it on RoomCritic, we’ll make sure you get the glory.

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6 comments

  1. Nikko · January 27, 2012

    Are they stickers?

    • roomcritic · January 27, 2012

      Hi Nikko,

      Originally they were stickers, but Louis Vuitton have now reproduced them as postcards.

  2. Karina Hesketh · January 8, 2012

    I have been making bags from these travel decals, which I bought from a defunct printers in Paris, for 5 years here is a link to my work! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3025952132440&set=a.3025950452398.2151373.1371880953&type=1&theater

    • roomcritic · January 8, 2012

      Karina, Your bags are beautiful. We’d love to write a post about them. We’ll contact you by email. Thanks

  3. Jen Pollack Bianco (@lax2nrt) · December 30, 2011

    That Berlin Hilton coaster is Bauhaus fly. I would love a set of those! So much old school travel fun here. Thanks for sharing!

    • roomcritic · January 2, 2012

      Thanks Jen. More awesome Christmas presents still to photograph and put on the blog.

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