The Vault

Levi Strauss & Co.

The Vault

Browse historic artifacts, and learn about the amazing heritage of a company that sprung from a pair of pants.

One of the most fascinating corporate archives in the world is celebrated in Levi Strauss & Co.’s “Vault,” located in the lobby of its San Francisco headquarters. Through innovative displays and exhibits, the company shares with the public its remarkable collection of historic clothing, photographs, films, posters, advertising materials and artifacts—some dating back to the mid-1800s. One exhibit invites them to scan a “dry cleaner’s” rack of vintage Levi’s® western shirts, while another features a pair of Levi’s® jeans from the early 1900s. Visitors might also be surprised to discover that the company’s designers often use the archives for inspiration and new product ideas.