Vintage wallet on Etsy
(Palm Springs, CA)
I am listing this make up purse on eBay and ETSY and there is no date code. The person from whom I received it swears she bought it at Saks Fifth Ave. in Beverly Hills and I do believe her but there is wear on the gold frame and no date code.
I would appreciate it if someone could give me some educated answers! Thank you, Jacqueline
Some of Louis Vuitton items don't have date codes, it doesn't mean a fake.
I would do the same as you: believe the seller.
But you are absolutely right, it needs checking before you buy no matter how believing you are.
I would recommend to request an authentication service from your seller (or you can split the service between you too if it's suitable for both of you)
Check here for more information about the authentication service: Louis Vuitton Authentication Service
Hope it helps,