Vuitton married Emilie Clemence Pariaux in 1854, then three years later, their son Georges Vuitton was born.
In 1860, Vuitton was forced to relocate his factory to Asnires where he expanded due to increasing demand. Seven years later, Louis Vuitton won a bronze medal at the World’s Fair. This boosted Vuitton's already booming fame, as the company gained international exposure. Soon after, he began receiving orders for his luxury trunks from Dukes, Kings and other people of nobility.
What is known of Young Louis Vuitton is that after he went to Paris, he became an apprentice layetier, or luggage packer, to the prominent households of Paris. At this time in history, journeys took many months and required endless changes of wardrobe. He established such a reputation in his work that he was appointed by the Emperor of France, Napoleon III, as official layetier to his wife, the Empress Eugenie.
Vuitton acquired expert knowledge of what made a good traveling case and started to design luggage, opening his workshops to the general public in 1854 to provide luggage suitable for a new age of travel. Vuitton designed the first flat trunks that could be easily stacked in railway carriages and in the holds of ocean liners.
Counterfeiting has been a huge problem for the Louis Vuitton luxury handbag company since it first began growing.
In 1876 Vuitton responded to the imitators by changing the canvas to a striped design in beige and brown. The problem, however, persisted and in 1888, Vuitton adopted another canvas—a checkerboard pattern with the words "Marque deposée Louis Vuitton" interwoven through the material.
Still today counterfeiting is a huge problem with high-end designers, so Louis could have never really avoided this problem