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General information about Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton is now exclusive and only directly in an official Louis Vuitton business or online at www.louisvuitton.com available. There are no Louis Vuitton outlets in the world! Since the brand was founded, an article has never been reduced or a sale or discount has been granted. On the contrary: annual price increases are part of everyday life. The only place where Louis Vuitton is still traded is like ours: second-hand.
Our personal tip for you, in addition to all the characteristics shown below, the overall impression counts. Leave the fingers of decoy offers that a Louis Vuitton Bag Offer for CHF 200.-, which was allegedly bought for CHF 1,500.-. Louis Vuitton bags in a clean condition have no major loss of value.
The classic monogram canvas material
The Monogram Canvas is probably the world's best known and often most sought -after Louis Vuitton pattern or material. These are vinyl -soaked cotton and not, as is often assumed, leather. Due to the coating that has been used for years, the material is extremely durable, water -repellent and is not afraid of scratches compared to leather.
Original monogram canvas
The surface of Monogram Canvas is matt.
The structure of the Monogram Canvas surface runs horizontally.
The monogram canvas is applied in stripes and has the course from the bottom left to the top right.
The color of the Monogram Canvas varies depending on the model, age, intensity of use.
The monogram canvas becomes soft and deformable over time or when using it.
The Louis Vuitton initials "LV" are always fully shown, even near seams or on the edge. This is the case with all Louis Vuitton materials that use the initials LV.
DANGER: A monogram canvas standing on the head is inevitable for endless canvas such as a Speedy or Keepall and no indication of a fake.
Fake monograno canvas
The Monogram Canvas has a strongly shiny or almost reflective surface.
The overall structure of the Monogram Canvas is usually too coarse or too fine.
The Monogram Canvas has often printed irregular or broken edges.
The color of the Monogram Canvas is usually too strong or goes strongly into the yellowish.
The monogram canvas is usually very stiff and firm even after intensive use.
Most of the time, the Louis Vuitton initials "LV" are cut off or not fully shown.
The edge seal or leather parts
The material is untreated cowhide, which is very bright in the new state and darkens through use or only by daylight and developed a so -called "patina".
The edges of these untreated leather parts are sealed in a brown or reddish tone.
The material is mostly colored leather or synthetic leather - this often reminds of plastic.
The sealing of the edges is often kept in red or orange or is completely missing.
The Louis Vuitton embossing/stamp
The embossing/stamp should occur at least once. This doesn't matter whether inside or outside. In addition to "Made in France" there is also "Spain", "U.S.A" and "Italy". The Keepall Waterproof was shaped with "Made in Germany".
The embossing is always placed in the middle and easy to read.
Louis Vuitton can be seen or engraved and legible on all fittings (metal)-for vintage copies, the zippers are not provided with the classic engraving, but come from the zipper manufacturers YKK or ECLAAR
Most fittings are made of brass that can become greenish over time. This is easy to polish with a brass cleaner, which is available from the large dealers.
The embossing/stamp is usually crooked, the letters or distances are uneven and difficult to read.
The color often peels off on the fittings, the embossing is not nicely engraved, difficult to read and very angular.
Louis Vuitton seams
The Louis Vuitton seams are always straight and at a very even distance from the grain line below the seam. Both the outside and the inside of the seam look identical for open pockets such as a Neverfull or Galliera without closure.
The seam usually goes wrong and the scarring line is often artificially printed in dark color. The individual stitches are often not evenly long and have different distances. Knots and crooked labels can also be seen.
From the 1980s, Louis Vuitton began in every Bag Save a serial number/data code (with some exceptions). This serial number/data code provides information about where and when the respective Bag was produced. This serial number has existed since 1990Datacode From two letters and a 4-digit number combination. This serial number/data code is usually at a somewhat hidden area and is in certain models, such as: B. luggage, sometimes almost too well hidden. This serial number/data code is either punched directly into the material and discontinued in color or noted on a leather label.
The serial number/data code must be decrypted as follows:
Made in France: A1, A2, an, ar, ao, AS, AC, BA, BJ, CA, CT, DU, FL, FR, LW, MB, Wed, NO, ND, RA, RI, SD, SL, SN, SP, Th, VI, VR
Made in the USA.: FH, FF, OS, SD
Made in Spain: CA, LB, LM, LO
Made in Italy: Sat, MA
Made in Germany: OIL
Letters = place of production
1. + 3rd digit = month
2. + 4th digit = year
Letters = place of production
1. + 3rd number = calendar week
2. + 4th digit = year
DANGER: The serial number or the Datacode Is not to be confused with the model number or the article number. Each pocket model has a clear model number. This number usually starts with an "M" and consists of 5 digits. This model number is not on the Bag to find yourself. It can only be found on the label or invoice by Louis Vuitton. If the model is available from Louis Vuitton Joch, you can also use this model number www.louisvuitton.de Find.
These are abbreviations for the different sizes. The smallest version of everyone Bag Is the baby bandoulière called BB, the next largest model is the Petite Modèle, also PM. The Moyen Modèle, MM, is medium -sized and the largest variant is called GM, which is the abbreviation for Grand Modèle.
Yes, it is not leather. Many think that the classic LV pattern is made of leather. Today the Monogram Canvas is a vinyl -coated cotton fabric that is much more abrasion -resistant and dirt -resistant than leather.
The Damier Plain Canvas is the oldest pattern at Louis Vuitton. It was designed in 1888. Inspiration was once a kitchen from his possession.
Yes, Louis Vuitton has a large selection of shoulder straps.