Luxury goods giant LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA on Friday opened the first outlet in India for its famous Vuitton leather goods brand and revealed it plans to open several more stores there in the future.

The world's biggest luxury goods company said the new store, in central New Delhi, brings its global network of Vuitton stores to 298 in 51 countries.

The boss of LVMH's fashion and leather goods businesses, Yves Carcelle, said the firm is confident the store will perform well having previously enjoyed success with the Vuitton network in South Korea, China and Vietnam.

"We hope to open other stores in the years ahead," Carcelle said in a statement, with the country's other major cities in line for consideration." The potential is massive in India."

LVMH's fashion and leather goods empire generated revenues of more than 4.1 billion euros last year, of which around 15 per cent came from its operations in Asia.