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HOW TO AUTHENTICATE: LOUIS VUITTON MONOGRAM BAGS

by 佳央理武田 04 Apr 2023
Every model of Louis Vuitton bag has its own unique qualities that distinguish and help authenticate it. Here's some tips for you to authenticate Louis Vuitton's monogram bags.

MONOGRAM PRINT
1.LV print to flip from facing-up to facing upside down as the bag is viewed from front to back. Shown below.
Bucket bags and totes like the Petit Bucket, the Noé, and the Neverfull are made in horizontal construction therefore the monogram print will always read facing-up (rather than upside down like the cylinder carriers).
2.Louis Vuitton does not use factory-branded zippers, therefore, you should not see a factory marking, such as YKK, on the underside of the zipper.
3.LOGO
The 'L' in Louis is very short;
The 'O's are round (not oval) and appear to look almost larger than its neighboring letters;
The 'T's in Vuitton nearly touch, noting how closely spaced those two letters are in contrast to the spacing used between the other letters in the name.
3.DATE CODE

Louis Vuitton does not include a serial number within its bags. Instead, it uses a date code. which is unique to the product in hand, a date code can be shared by many bags given that its purpose is to identify the factory, date and year when the bag was made.Here are some tips for finding Louis Vuitton date codes:
• on the interior lining of the bag
• on the interior seam of a pocket
• On exterior leather strap close to the strap brass hinge
•Stamped on the directly fabric along a seam or pocket edge
• stamped under the flap closest to a seam
At its inception during the early 1980's the date code comprised of only numbers. Now, the date code is a combination of letters and numbers, the former indicating what country the bag was made in and the latter indicating the week and year. Here's how to unscramble the code, based on what year the bag was made:
Prior to early 1980s. No date codes.
Early 1980s. Three or four numbers with the first two numbers representing the year and last number(s) representing the month. E.g. "836" would indicate a manufacturing date of June, 1983.
Early to late 1980s. Three or four numbers followed by two letters with the first two numbers representing the year, the next number representing the month and the last two letters representing the country "832TH" would indicate a manufacturing date of FEB, 1983 and factory location in France. Late in the 1980s, the letters representing the factory location came before the three or four numbers representing the manufacturing date.
1990 to 2006. 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. For example, “FL0052” would indicate a factory location in France and a manufacturing date of MAY, 2002.

2007 and newer. 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.

 

Louis Vuitton Factory Location Codes

Note this is not a complete list.


SIDE NOTE: LOUIS VUITTON DOES NOT USE AUTHENTICITY CARDS

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