On bags with alcantara lining, the date codes can also be difficult to see but they will be there. Most likely a knockoff, possibly a vintage French company. These are the obvious differences between the real Sac Chien and the fake ones. The 2 letters represent the location of where the item was constructed. Dawn February 19, 2016 at 7:27 am This is a very knowledgeable write up. In some cases, depending on the style, Louis Vuitton might have concealed the date code inside the new lining. The bag is a combination leather with what appears to be wood on top amd bottom.
You can usually verify authenticity at Purse Forum dot com. Two letters followed by four numbers with the first two letters representing the factory location, the first and third numbers representing the week of the year, and the second and forth numbers representing the year. This date code stands for 19 89 in the 7th month of the year. Even a second hand Louis Vuitton with cleaned leather will still be slightly darker around the handles. For defination of letters, refer to the following: Be aware that this list is not complete and only Louis Vuitton has the complete list. I would love if you would look at it for me before I purchase it. The substances are harder Im curious to see if i did good in buying Jewel.
Two letters followed by four numbers with the first two letters representing the factory location, the first and third numbers representing the month and the second and forth numbers representing the year. In this case, the first two numbers are the year and the last two numbers are the month of the year. Early 1980's: Three numbers with the first two numbers representing the year and the last number s representing the month. The letters indicate the factory. The patina on bags like the Speedy is beautiful. She told me the only way to know for sure if the bag is authentic is to buy directly from on Louis Vuitton. The 4 numbers that follow the letters are the week and year the bag was made.
Not sure if this code is correct. The stitching is coming undone but the handles are slightly discolored. Louis Vuitton Factory Location Codes Note this is not a complete list. Our guide to Louis Vuitton Date Codes. For example, a speedy bag will always have 5 evenly placed stitches across the top. It is the key to finding out when and where a. Any piece of advice from you would be much appreciated! Vintage bags can be tricky because there are more variations than if you were trying to authenticate a bag made in the past year.
This means that they are all done in a font specific to Louis Vuitton. Early 1980's: Three numbers with the first two numbers representing the year and the last number s representing the month. From left to right, char 1 and char 2 are letters where char 3 to char 6 are numbers. The 1st and 3rd number represent the week of manufacture, and the 2nd and 4th number represent the year. Vintage pieces may be vary from this rule; yet model number as code is big no no. Three or four numbers followed by two letters with the first two numbers representing the year, the next number s representing the month and the last two letters representing the country see right sidebar for factory location codes.
Early to late 1980's: Three numbers followed by two letters. On some bags, especially older ones with cross-grain leather lining, the date code may be rubbed and difficult to see and read. You need to make sure that the bag you are purchasing, is, in fact, a style that Louis Vuitton made, and that you are purchasing it in the right color and monogram pattern that is offered with that collection. Gently Used Item has obviously been used, but no signs of significant abrasions, stains, scratches, or dents. Betsy August 22, 2018 at 10:24 pm Hi Missy! Yes, your right, it means Made in Spain, January 1997.
Before I had kids studying Louis Vuitton was a hobby of mine. For example, a date code that reads 8901 V. Possible light soiling of materials on the shoe uppers. Before and after of vachetta leather straps that have been cleaned to lighten the patina. Well Used Shoes were well-loved and it shows. You might really benefit form our Louis Vuitton Authentication Workbook. The Store will rarely, although they do sometimes, leave plastic wrap on hardware or handles before presenting to customer.
Do your research and read reviews on these businesses beforehand. These things and the fact that it took them weeks to deliver makes me question the authenticity of the item. This allowed for them to keep their standard formatting but break their production labeling out into 52 weeks instead of 12 weeks. For a more in-depth information about date codes, Yoogi's has put together a complete guide to all things Louis Vuitton date codes. Your vote will help my guides be more accessible to other people with the same questions. A blurry looking stamp that looks as if it was a quick rushed job, one that lacks the overall quality and level of detail of Louis Vuitton, should always be considered a warning flag.