BEHIND THE BRAND

The Love of Luxury

I have always had a love of luxury and design! I have spent most of my life in the equestrian world as a coach, rider and trainer and recently entered the world of dog shows. This inspired me to take one of my wooden grooming boxes, cut up a Louis Vuitton tote bag that I already owned (I know... Seems crazy right??!!) and create a special luxury groom box for my show dog. What can I say...My dog is spoiled and has his own instagram account @thek9cassanova.

 

As more and more people at the shows commented on it I decided to make an entire collection and thus... ELITE GROOM BOXES was created in the spring of 2020. The first of the collection were created using repurposed Louis Vuitton handbags but that is just the beginning!  New designer and custom groom boxes will always be arriving and I look forward to connecting with you @elitegroomboxes on Instagram, Facebook or by email. Thank you for visiting my site and I look forward to assisting you with your very special purchase. 

The Collection
  • The Grand Prix: Full, double sided LV leather with leather detailing. 

  • Best in Show: Full, single sided LV leather with leather detailing. 

  • Touch of class: half, single sided LV leather with leather detailing.

  • Prestige: Single sided, repurposed from various designer boxes, bags etc..

  • Elite Signature: Single or double sided gorgeous pebbled leather, equestrian leather detailing.

  • Custom work: Custom, commissioned groom box created just for you. Please contact for details.

The Boxes

All Elite Groom Boxes are handcrafted on Vancouver Island using old growth cedar. Meticulous detail goes into each Elite box, from planeing the raw boards to hand rubbed oil stain for a beautiful and lasting finish. Each box has a grooved, rubber composite bottom which provides traction and seal from the elements.

Louis Vuitton Leather

Many of the Elite Groom Boxes use the iconic LV monogram leather that is among the world's most valuable brands. Inspired by the LV steam trunks and luggage of the 1800's, Elite Groom Box leather is handcut and up cycled from 100% authentic LV bags. Detail and trimming may be from LV bags or equestrian saddlery depending on what was needed for that specific design. Each Elite Groom Box is individual and carries a piece of history; from the leather itself to the authentic LV luggage tags and padlocks that grace some of our designs.

Sourcing

I am always sourcing authenticated Louis Vuitton bags to use for Elite Groom Boxes. I work with various luxury consignment stores that have in house authenticators. If you are looking to re-sell an authentic LV bag please feel free to contact us. I am always in the market for the following LV bags as they work best for my designs. 

  • LV speedy 40

  • LV Neverfull GM

  • LV all-in MM

  • LV alma MM

Please note:

Elite groom boxes should be well cared for and ideally not left out in the rain. If you wouldn't leave your Louis Vuitton purse in the mud please use the same discretion with your Elite groom box. Remember that each box is handmade and is unique. Prices vary depending on detail and design.

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