brands collectionreal estateHome & Furnishings Discover Maison Goyard’s timeless Art of Living and Travelling Bespoke luggage and trunk-maker, Maison Goyard offers products of the finest quality and craftsmanship, born from tradition, elegance and excellence.
by Georgie Campbell

Born in Paris, 1853, Maison Goyard provides the very best of custom-made trunks and luggage. Distancing itself from fleeting trends, Goyard draws its inspiration from its exceptional heritage. Its timeless designs will appeal to discerning customers looking for uncompromising exclusivity, unparalleled craftsmanship and aesthetic refinement.

Maison Goyard offers a range of premium luggage and travel goods such as trunks, weekend bags, tote bags, briefcases, the list goes on. Goyard’s speciality, however, is their custom pieces. Goyard makes the wildest dreams come true with custom-made trunks and luggage. Each piece is unique and entirely hand-made, just like in the 19th century.

Discover Maison Goyard’s timeless Art of Living and Travelling
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Maison Goyard refines the concept of style within the world of fine luggage: a legacy of excellence

These unique pieces are the ultimate in exclusivity, as they are specially designed to meet the requirements of each individual and their wishes. Each piece is entirely hand made by a trunk maker, trained to the highest standards. Whether the customer is looking for a champagne trunk, tea trunk, polo trunk, caviar trunk, bicycle trunk, gardening trunk, fishing trunk, picnic trunk, everything is possible.

Discover Maison Goyard’s timeless Art of Living and Travelling
Discover Maison Goyard’s timeless Art of Living and Travelling
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From the classical to the extravagant, and each customer’s imagination is the only limit, as exemplified by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary trunk, which included a fully equipped office, or Alain Ducasse’s state-of-the-art culinary trunk.

Maison Goyard’s extensive list of celebrity clientele is yet another reason for its ongoing respect and success. Goyard has provided their services to many royals, designers and artists such as; Pablo Picasso, the Maharajah of Kapurthala and Jacques Cartier, the Rockefellers, the Romanovs and the Grimaldis, Estée Lauder and Barbara Hutton, Mrs Pompidou and Princess Aga Khan, Coco Chanel and Jeanne Lanvin, Romy Schneider and Sarah Bernhardt, Edith Piaf and Arthur Rubinstein, Cristóbal Balenciaga and Karl Lagerfeld.

Discover Maison Goyard’s timeless Art of Living and Travelling
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Being positioned as the official purveyor to various kings and presidents; Goyard boasts many great accolades which have been awarded over their decades of service.

Traditional values are what set Goyard apart from an ever-changing world, surrounded by fast fashion. Rather than following fleeting trends, Goyard has maintained a highly respected name within the industry through their timeless designs and dependable quality.

Discover Maison Goyard’s timeless Art of Living and Travelling
Discover Maison Goyard’s timeless Art of Living and Travelling
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The traditional Goyardine canvas from which their products are made was also born through great family heritage. It is made with the same natural coated cloth mixing linen and cotton that the Compagnons de Rivières used for their garments.

Like all family secrets, the exact manufacturing process of the Goyardine remains strictly confidential. Though it was originally hand-painted, the current process requires a ground-colour application, followed by three successive layers of etching colours that create its trademark slightly raised pattern.

Discover Maison Goyard’s timeless Art of Living and Travelling
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After decades of original trunk making, Maison Goyard decided to develop a new concept “Chic du Chien”. The premium canine accessory range was met with great success as Goyard became the ultimate brand for dressing dogs to match the owner’s lifestyle and taste. The extensive range doesn’t stop at leashes and collars; it includes stylish serge or velvet overcoats, driving glasses, boots, ruffle-neck collars, and so on.

The chicest dogs wear Goyard

Over a century after its creation, the Chic du Chien enjoys unwavering success, and items initially devised for pets have become very popular with their masters, such as the Hulot: although this bag named after Robert Goyard’s beloved dog was designed to carry small-sized animals, it has become a hit with stylish women.

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Georgie Campbell
Since graduating from the University of Liverpool, Georgie has developed a career as a luxury travel and lifestyle writer, with a growing portfolio of articles on her most passionate subjects within this industry such as hotels, resorts and culinary excellence. Georgie aims to share with readers the wonders which the world can offer. Writing about travel inspires people to explore the world in ways that they otherwise may not have; paining a picture which leaves the imagination wanting more.
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