It is common to ask us the age of your Louis Vuitton trunk,
even if it has little impact on the value of the baggage . In fact, too old trunks, of archaic manufacture , have less value than a more modern trunk , more technicallyand aesthetically successful . But a new trunk with PVC canvas will be worth less than an old trunk. The date is often the starting point of a quest, in search of its history and its origins .
We reveal 6 tips for dating your old Louis Vuitton luggage :
To fight against the copies of the competition, Louis Vuitton has never ceased to develop the induction of its canvas.
These different manufacturing and typography ( Mark ) processes allow the canvases and therefore the luggage to be dated precisely .
Each trunk has its own identification number . Thanks to Louis Vuitton archive records, the serial number is a simple way to find out the year and month of manufacture and sale of your trunk. However, it is regularly illegible or has disappeared.
Tip : You can ask Louis Vuitton to give you the date of manufacture of your trunk (delays 4 to 6 months), attach photos and bill of sale proving full ownership of the trunk.
Trunks manufactured after 2000 have a serial number on the same register as handbags. This number indicates the factory , the week and the year of manufacture: XX O O O O
Discover all the article: How to decipher the serial number of a Louis Vuitton handbag?
On the brass locks a key number is engraved. The number is specific to a customer and allows its owner to redo edit a key in the event of loss. It is a way to know the time of manufacture of a trunk, even if there are special cases.
The engraving on the lock and brass clasps has evolved over the years. At the beginning there was nothing, Then the address of the shops, with the initials LV on certain elements. Finally, the LVlogo is still used today in a circle.
Number of grooves. The number of grooves on a lock is also a way of dating the trunk.
The inside label of a trunk is a wealth of information . The design of this one has not stopped evolving.
Engraved on the brass hardware such as the locks, the handles but also on the interior labels are the addresses of Louis Vuitton boutiques. Thanks to these addresses and their opening and closing dates, you can date your Louis Vuitton luggage .
As you can imagine there are a multitude of specific cases , but thanks to the cross - checking of all this information, an expert like Malle2luxe will be able to date your Louis Vuitton luggage and unmask fraud.
6 astuces pour dater sa malle : French page