Even if you’re up on your legal reading, it’s likely that you missed the case of Roy L. Pearson v. Soo Chung, et al. In 2007, Washington, D.C., resident Roy Pearson hauled a local store called Custom Cleaners to court over a bungled trouser alteration that cost $10.50.
Though nobody was around to notice it, the world of luxury changed forever on a dingy Paris afternoon in 1837 when a 16-year-old boy, having walked 300 miles from the peasant village of Anchay, signed on as an apprentice in the trunk-making shop of M. Maréchal on the Rue Saint-Honoré. The lad’s name? Louis something. Oh, wait ... Louis Vuitton.