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Luxury Consumption and Western Colonialism

For Louis Vuitton founder’s 200th anniversary, let me share my (nerdy) favourite trivia fact. The first known Japanese customer of Louis Vuitton is Itagaki Taisuke, one of the founding fathers of the Japanese Modern Government in the mid-19th century. Leader of the Jiyu Minken Undo (Freedom and People’s Right...

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