How to Buy ONLY Original Vintage Louis Vuitton Bags and NEVER to Buy a Fake

Vintage Louis Vuitton is one of the most popular and desirable among the other bag brands.

It's quality is amazing.

It ages really well.

Even a 30-50 years old briefcase or luggage trunk is still in fabulously good condition.

And actually, I personally prefer vintage Louis Vuitton bag rather than a new one. Why?

Vinatge Louis Vuitton

Because you can purely see how professionally it was made, it survived through the year, long journeys and different fashion trends. Only high quality leather goods save its shape, colour and chic, and became even more beautiful and valuable through the years… Just as vintage wine.

But in addition to vintage Louis Vuitton bags look and feel, there are some very particular signs that help you to tell the authentic bags from counterfeit.

But in addition to vintage Louis Vuitton bags look and feel, there are some very particular signs that help you to tell the authentic bags from counterfeit.

Top 10 tips to spot a fake Louis Vuitton

1. LV Monogram and Louis Vuitton Logo

Louis Vuitton is very careful with the LV monogram, so the monogram will never be crossed with the stitches, folds or lockers.

On all the vintage bags (except from only very old ones) LV monogram on the leather canvas is symmetrical from side to side. Despite of all those talks about 'the monogram can or can't be upside down on the original bags', the LV monogram can be upside down but only on those bags where there is the reason for that. For example, if the bag is made from one big piece of leather, then one side of the canvas will be covered with LV upside down.

2. Leather

Vintage Louis Vuitton bags are made with the darker leather then the contemporary ones.

3. Handles

Light leather Louis Vuitton handles become slightly darker on the inside areas. So if your bag's light handles are still light inside it's a fake.

4. Lining

Original Louis Vuitton linings are greyish mushroom colour of alcantara kind (alcantara looks like suede), but never dark brown!And it's never suede linings in the original Louis Vuitton vintage bags.

Although there are sometimes cotton linings. Depends on actual models.

5. Zipper

Louis Vuitton vintage bags should have Talon or Eclair zipper pulls, but not the Louis Vuitton LV pulls that we have today.

6. Date Codes

A date code (also commonly refered to as "serial numbers") is almost always in the same bag in every model throughout the years.

Not all handbags with date codes are authentic and not all handbags without the code are fake.

  • Louis Vuitton made in the early 1980's had three or four digits only and
  • Louis Vuitton made in the late 1980's had three or four digits followed by two letters
  • some vintage handbags have one letter followed by 5 digits
  • Date codes were only widely used after the 1990's.

    Date codes since the 1990's consist of two letters followed by four numbers. The first two letters tell you the country where it is made and the numbers tell you the month and year it was manufactured.

    For defination of letters*:

    France: A1, A2, AA, AO, AC, AN, AR, AS, BA, BJ, CT, DU, ET, FL, FR, MB, MI, NO, ND, RA, RI, SD, SL, SN, SP, SR, TH, VI, VR

    USA: FC, FH, FF, LA, OS, SD

    Spain: CA, LO, LB, LM, LW

    Italy: CE, MA, SA

    Germany: LP

    *Be aware that this list is not complete and only Louis Vuitton has the complete list. The following is generated from various ebay guides

    For example one of our visitorssent us this code: "AR0921 MADE IN FRANCE" means the bag is made in France and it was made in February, 1991. You take the first and third digit as the month: 02 means February and you take the second and forth digit as the year: 91 means 1991.

    Since January 2007, Louis Vuitton has yet adopted another serial number reading system. Instead of first and third digit being the month, it now means the week of the year the bag was made. For example, VI 2007 translates "Made in France 20th week of 2007 meaning around the third week of May. This was perhaps changed to combat the counterfeit market.

    7. Tags and cards

    If you are so lucky that the vintage Louis Vuitton bag you are buying has original tags, that's what you should have:only two tags, one of which will say "Louis Vuitton" and will say what the bag is made of whether it's monogram canvas, vernis, epi or another material. The other tag will have the model number, the correct french name of the bag and the barcode. Notice that they NEVER attached to the bag and they don't have the little plastic round LV white tag the fakes sometimes have.

    The original Louis Vuitton tags are always ivory white with dark brown letter and black barcode. They are NEVER yellow, and they don't have this dark bronzed envelope with a Louis Vuitton sticker on it.

    8. Dustbag

    Before 2004 the dustbags were soft 100% cotton flannel bags. The LV embossed on it is always very small, discrete and dark no hint of red. Any dustbag that has anything more than just LV or Louis Vuitton on it it's a fake.

    9. Extras

    First of all note that very, very rarely you will get all the additional attributes to your vintage bags such as boxes, dustbags, shopping bags, tags and receipts. Don't hunt for them, hunt for the actual beautiful bags only! And never be mislead by those unnecessary attributes. Always look at the big picture as if the tags and other extras were not included.

    10. Buying online

    When you buy from the online auctions like e-bay the only thing you can rely on is picture… many pictures, actually! You can't buy a vintage Louis Vuitton bag seeing only one or a couple of pictures. What you need (in order to decide whether it is authentic or not) are

    • Front picture
    • Back picture
    • Base picture
    • Lining picture
    • Picture of the date code
    • Picture of the embossed 'Louis Vuitton Made in' stamp
    Those pictures are the necessary minimum you should see before you make your perches.Ask for them if a seller doesn't include them in his description.

    And always be aware of the pictures stolen from the Internet. If you can see that a bag picture is clearly from an ad, looking good and Very original (well probably it is original… on the picture only though). The best way to check is simply to ask the seller to shot the bag and send you a 'homemade' picture.

    Good Luck with your shopping and see my article "How to Buy Vintage Designer Handbags and Be Sure that it's Authentic…"


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    VINTAGE LOUIS VUITTON Not rated yet
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    It'sNot a FAKE! Not rated yet
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    real or not? Not rated yet
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    I was recently given a red Louis Vuitton ladies wallet and would like to know if it's fake or real.

    Does anyone know what style this is??? I have had it over 10years Not rated yet
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    Is it real? Not rated yet
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    The Simplest Method to spot a fake Louis Vuitton Not rated yet
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    Inherited - is it real? Not rated yet
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    please helpe me authenticate Not rated yet
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    80's NOE - Is it authentic? Not rated yet
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    Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Speedy 25 Bag Not rated yet
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    vintage louis vuitton authentication help!!  Not rated yet
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    Pls advise on this LV Not rated yet
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    authenic louis vuitton 4-pc luggage set  Not rated yet
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    Hi there, Please help me to authenticate this LV garment suitcase. Is has 2 pockets on exterior, the stiching of 2 small bags inside are different colors …

    Hope my guess was right  Not rated yet
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    1960's vintage LV from the French Co.? Not rated yet
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    Help Needed in Identifying My LV Bag Not rated yet
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    authentic vuitton? Not rated yet
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    Vintage Lv Briefcase, yay or nay? Not rated yet
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    How old is this bag? Not rated yet
    Hello, this bag i become from a heritage it's was from my aunt, she had the bag for a very very long time. Nobody can tell me how old this model is, …

    Is this vintage Sac Plat Tote Real? Not rated yet
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    VINTAGE LV SPEEDY Not rated yet
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    Louis Vuitton Bag Authentication Not rated yet
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    Is this Vintage LV? Not rated yet
    I don't know if this bag is real or fake. Vintage? what year? Could you help me? thank you.... VFC: This bag is not vintage, it's meant to be …

    I cant find a model number on my wallet? Not rated yet
    I dont know if my wallet is real or fake. VFC: Hi Lana, If you are asking about a Louis Vuitton vintage wallet, there can be many reasons why …

    Can you identify this Louis Vuitton model ? Not rated yet
    I received it as a gift. I know it was bought in Paris in the 1980's but have never known the name of this model. Can you give me any information ? Many …

    Vintage LV Briefcase Not rated yet
    Hi, my aunt got this years ago and has given it to me to sell but I don't know where to go or if it's real. She was told it was... I found a website …

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    Vintage LV Sac Plat? Not rated yet
    I have a Louis Vuitton Sac Plat Monogram Tote that I am trying to authentic. The code number stamped inside is A51140. The lining is a darker brown, not …

    Louis Vuitton Black Vernis Tote Bag? Not rated yet
    Was just wondering if the Vernis line every produced a shiny black monogram Vernis tote bag? Thank you. VFC: No, Louis Vuitton has never done black …

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