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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 under www.louisvuitton.com available. There are no Louis Vuitton outlets in the world! Since the founding of the brand has never been reduced or a clearance or discount granted. On the contrary, annual price increases belong to everyday life. The only place where Louis Vuitton is still traded is like us: Second hand.
Our personal tip for you, next to all the features shown below, especially the overall impression is one. Leave the fingers of Lockvogel offers offering a Louis Vuitton bag for CHF 200.-, allegedly purchased for CHF 1`500.-. Louis Vuitton bags in a clean condition have no great value loss.
The classic Monogram Canvas material
The Monogram Canvas is probably the world's best known and often sought-after Louis Vuitton pattern or material. These are vinyl-soaked cotton fabric and not how often accepted to leather. Due to the coating that has been used for years, the material is extremely durable, water-repellent and has no fear 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 to strips 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 will be soft and deformed over time or when used.
The Louis Vuitton initials "LV" are always completely mapped, even near seams or on the edge. This is the case with all Louis Vuitton materials that use the initials LV.
ATTENTION: A monogramming monogram canvas is at endless canvas, e.g. a speedy or keep all inevitable and no indication of a counterfeiting.
Fake Monogram Canvas
The Monogram Canvas has a strongly shiny or almost reflective surface.
The overall structure of the Monogram Canvas is usually too rough or too fine.
The Monogram Canvas has often printed irregular or broken edges.
The color of the Monogram Canvas is usually too powerful or goes great into the yellowish.
The Monogram Canvas is usually very stiff and fixed even after more intensive use.
Mostly, the Louis Vuitton initials "LV" are cut off or not completely mapped.
The edge seals or leather parts
The material is untreated cowhide, which is very bright in the new state and darkened through the 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 dyed leather or faux leather - this often reminds of plastic.
The sealing of the edges is often held in red or orange or is missing completely.
The Louis Vuitton embossing / stamp
The embossing / stamp should be at least once. This is no matter if inside or outside. In addition to "Made in France" there is also "Spain", "U.S.A" and "Italy". The Keepall Waterproof was embossed with "Made in Germany".
The embossing is always placed in the middle and easy to read.
Louis Vuitton can be seen or engraved on all fittings (metal) and readable - in vintage specimens, the zippers are not provided with the classic engraving, but are e.g. from the zipper manufacturers YKK or Eclair
Most fittings are made of brass that can be greenish over time. This can be easily polished with a brass cleaner, which is available from the large retailers.
The embossing / stamp is usually attached wrong, the letters or distances are uneven and difficult to read.
The color often rolls off at the fittings, the embossing is not nicely engraved, difficult readable and very angular.
Louis vuitton seams
The Louis Vuitton seams are always straight and at a very uniform distance to the grain line below the seam. Both the outside and the inside of the suture look identical to open pockets such as a Neverfull or Galliera without a closure.
The seam usually runs crooked and the scar line is often artificially printed in dark color. The individual stitches are often not even long and have different distances. Even knots and inclined labels can be seen.
From the 1980s, Louis Vuitton began to store a serial number / data code in each pocket (with some exceptions). This serial number / data code provides information about where and when the respective bag was made. Since 1990, this serial number / DataCode consists of two letters and a 4-digit number combination. This serial number / data code is usually located on a somewhat hidden location and is for certain models, such. B. luggage, sometimes almost too well hidden. This serial number / data code is either punched directly into the material and deposed in color or noted on a leather label.
The serial number / data code must be decrypted as follows:
Made in France: A1, A2, Ar, AO, AS, AC, BA, BJ, CA, CT, DU, FL, FR, LW, MB, MI, 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. + 3. digit = month
2. + 4. Number = year
Letters = place of production
1. + 3. digit = calendar week
2. + 4. Number = year
ATTENTION: The serial number or DataCode is not to be confused with the model number or the article number. Each pocket model has a unique model number. This number usually starts with a "M" and consists of 5 digits. This model number is not to find on the bag itself. It is only available on the label or the invoice from Louis Vuitton. If the model is available at Louis Vuitton Joch, you can also find this model number below www.louisvuitton.de Find.
These are abbreviations for the different sizes. The smallest version of each bag is the Baby Bandoulière, which is called BB, the next larger model is the Petite Modèle, also PM. The Moyen Modèle, mm, is medium in size 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 consists of leather. Today, the Monogram Canvas is a vinyl-coated cotton fabric that is much 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.