1930s Louis Vuitton Steamer Bag. First introduced in 1901 by Louis Vuitton, steamer bags were small pieces of luggage designed to be placed in steamer trunks. The early versions of the steamer bag were not decorated with the Louis Vuitton monogram pattern. This impeccable leather bag is a wonderful color, and makes a stunning accessory that has the capacity to hold all of your personal odds and ends. This unisex bag is still produced by Louis Vuitton today, and is credited as the early predecessor to the modern handbag.