I am not totally convinced it is real. 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. Everything else I look at from that point on will be framed from the point of view of the date code. The 1st and 3rd number represent the week of manufacture, and the 2nd and 4th number represent the year. With all the fun activities and warm weather this month we have found ourselves eating on the go a lot.
But you will be surprised at how many do not. Unlike their modern predecessors, their identification markings follow a completely different set of rules that modern bags. Having an authentication done before you purchase can save you hundreds if not thousands by helping you avoid buying a knockoff. Break the code down into its components. Starting in 2007, Louis Vuitton updated their Date Codes to indicate the week of manufacturing, instead of the month. It's important to also inspect the other details of the bag to determine authenticity. Counterfeiters are getting rich knocking off designer bags and some have the fonts almost exact.
Sloppy light color and uneven stitching is sign of a fake. Therefore, many Louis Vuitton bags can have exactly the same date code. With a little perseverance, cracking the code becomes second nature. These tips are essential to read through before exploring the world of the online Louis Vuitton auction. I got it more than a year ago from one of those Japanese E-bay sellers you mention on your post. When you're buying an expensive, name brand purse like Louis Vuitton, it is important. It is a Drawstring bucket bag.
Thanks so much for the kind words. Louis Vuitton introduces new country codes over time. Does the production characters of the bag match that year? These things and the fact that it took them weeks to deliver makes me question the authenticity of the item. So, we put together an easy beginner's guide to authenticating Louis Vuitton bags. It is the key to finding out when and where a.
Since January 2007, Louis Vuitton has yet adopted another serial number reading system. Look at the date code, if you know how to decifer the date code not called a serial number. Date Code embossed on a leather tag sewn to the lining of a Louis Vuitton handbag. Furthermore, the people who run some of these companies have sketchy business practices to say the least. What tips did you use to ensure that your bag is authentic? Here is a link to our services page if you want to check it out or have us authenticate for you. Here's how to read your Louis Vuitton Date Code and determine what country and year was it manufactured. For definition of letters, refer to the following: Be aware that this list is not complete and only Louis Vuitton has the complete list.
The 1st and 3rd number represent the month of the manufacture, while the 2nd and 4th number represent the year. For example, date codes stamped on the alcantara fabric a soft, microsuede-type material used in lining some Louis Vuitton styles are known to fade, making them difficult to read, or disappear completely. I thought it should, but I watched a YouTube video of someone who had hers authenticated and it has 2 pcs. The presence of a date code does not guarantee a handbag's authenticity, as counterfeiters are known to simply include date stamps in their fakes. Instead of knowing that your bag was made in Spain in December, you can now know that your bag was made in the 51st week of that year. The one I purchased has a cell phone pocket.
Dawn February 19, 2016 at 7:27 am This is a very knowledgeable write up. In the cases of customers who are looking to purchase a pre-owned Louis Vuitton getting the bag authenticated is one of the only ways to know all the nuances of real versus fake Louis Vuitton across all the styles and all the years of production. These codes are not used in any way to verify the authenticity of Louis Vuitton products. Ensure that the bag has been verified by the store manager. Now that you are an expert in reading Date code or Serial Numbers, I will continue to show you more ways to buy 100% Authentic Louis Vuitton. Tavia June 28, 2018 at 11:35 am Hello. Check your Louis Vuitton item date code and learn if the item is authentic or not.
With the sun setting earlier, weather cooling down and earlier bedtimes our summertime routine of figuring out dinner on the fly doesn't cut it in the fall. A very interesting piece has just come into my possession. Federico Sebastian December 3, 2015 at 1:20 pm Hi Melissa. Like New Shoes are like new with very slight signs of wear on the soles. Instead of first and third digit being the month, it now means the week of the year the bag was made. I do so hope you could tell me more about this very curious piece.
Is the backside of the monogram on a Speedy upside down? Many Vintage Louis Vuitton do not have Date Codes at all and nowadays almost all fake bags have date codes. You might really benefit form our Louis Vuitton Authentication Workbook. Have you purchased a Louis Vuitton bag on eBay? On some bags, especially older ones with cross-grain leather lining, the date code may be rubbed and difficult to see and read. Nevertheless, if the shape look odd to you, be careful. While not an exhausting list, here are the date codes and the country of origin they typically represent a Louis Vuitton handbag. Code format changed again in January of 2007. Late in the 1980s, the letters representing the factory location came before the three or four numbers representing the manufacturing date.
Kathy April 28, 2017 at 3:57 pm Today I got in the mail my Babylone from Tradesy. Julie February 21, 2016 at 8:11 pm Betsy, Thank you for your information…it was very resourceful. Keep in mind that the fact that an item has a date code does not guarantee that it's authentic since many counterfeit items have date codes. Can you confirm with me whether or not this particular style is supposed to have one? I asked the sales associate about it and she told me they are not always visible. The stitching is coming undone but the handles are slightly discolored. Legos in my Louis December 3, 2015 at 1:33 pm Hi! Before and after of vachetta leather straps that have been cleaned to lighten the patina.