1. Has anybody ever heard of a label called "the French company"?

    There's a bag on ebay for sale by them.
  2. Yes, they're the original manufacturer for Louis Vuitton.
  3. The French Company did manufacture the U.S collection. I think they stopped it in the 90's. So just vintage items for the U.S. market can actually be by French Company. Mypoupette can give you more details about it.