It took an iconic crocodile logo to become one of the first status symbol that has lasted for over 85 years.

Created more as a lark during the 1927 U.S. Open, René Lacoste, a French tennis player, was the original founder of Lacoste. René was known as the “crocodile” and for the games he designated a unique logo placed on the chest of his white jersey short-sleeve shirt.
Since his inception of his green crocodile logo the Lacoste product has been tied to casual chic to those in the Hamptons, Palm Beach or Beverly Hills.

The highly in demand shirt caused it to become the first ready-to-wear status symbol in apparel. Its success story continued on and was made in a multitude of colors.The Lacoste shirt became a staple for the popular preppy look.

During the 1970s, other designers decided to place their logos on shirts after envying Lacoste’s success. Lacoste counter-acted by releasing a collection of shorts, skirts, luggage, eyewear, footwear, watches and fragrances with their iconic critter always in full view. These items developed a logo war but Lacoste remains a staple for the top golf and tennis pros and has made a comeback among consumers as a must-have.

Another classic that has staying power is an authentic Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 and it a number one choice for any gal seeking their first designer handbag. Even veterans can never give up the just the right size Speedy.

Big Bang’s Kaley Cuoco always has one by her side as does singer Avril Lavigne, Ashley Olsen and thousands of other celebrities. Louis Vuitton never had an inkling that the Speedy would be their ‘number one’ seller when it was first introduced. It still is going strong.

This Louis Vuitton handbag is the one to consider for the jeans wearer, finished off business suit and all-around summer treat. The Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 is a must have for any fashionista with a love for classical status.

Crafted in the signature Louis Vuitton monogram canvas and natural cow hide leather trim, this double rounded top handle winner steps up any look.

Sometimes called the urban city bag, this used iconic Speedy contains gold tone hardware including its which opens up to the tradition tan fabric lining. The Speedy 25 offers plenty of room to fit wallet, makeup, phone and any other personal essentials and there’s even a flat open pocket within.

The authentic Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 will remain a classic just like a Lacoste shirt. Pair them together and head outside in style.