Founded in Paris in 1854, Louis Vuitton had the vision of equipping high society with high-quality luggage. At that time, wealthy people embarked on new adventures and explorations by ship and train.…
Accordingly, a need for handy, high-quality and beautiful luggage was awakened. Even then, the Louis Vuittion brand exuded a touch of luxury, innovation and a thirst for adventure. A great deal of attention to detail and sophistication has gone into the creations, with two iconic patterns and several unique materials having developed over time.
Legend has it that when Louis Vuitton created this design in 1888, he was inspired by the tiled mirror in his kitchen, which had a checkerboard pattern. Consequently, the pattern was also called “Damier”, the French word for chessboard. After the successful start, the pattern was forgotten again from 1896. It was only 100 years later that these historical roots were taken up again, with resounding success.
The legendary monogram combines the initials of the founder in a unique way and is a tribute from George Vuitton to his late father, the company founder Louis Vuitton. It is always printed symmetrically on the bag and converges at the closures. The monogram was Louis Vuitton's first counterfeit-proof feature. It is ironic that this pattern is arguably one of the most affected by piracy. In the most popular form today
Shortly after the death of George Vuitton in 1936, the grandson of the company founder, Gaston Vuitton, developed a new material that will have a major impact on the way Louis Vuitton: canvas. This material, which was new at the time, consists of cotton fabric impregnated with vinyl. This combination makes the canvas waterproof and extremely resistant even today. With the reintroduction of Damier, this pattern is of course also available in canvas.
You can recognize an original Louis Vuitton bag by these features.
Louis Vuitton is now available exclusively and only directly in an official Louis Vuitton store or online at www.louisvuitton.com. There are no Louis Vuitton outlets worldwide! Since the brand was founded, an item has never been reduced, a sale or a discount granted. On the contrary, annual price increases are commonplace. The only place where Louis Vuitton is still traded is like here: Secondhand.
Our personal tip for you, in addition to all of the features listed below, is the overall impression that counts. Please steer clear of Lock-Vogel offers, which offer a Louis Vuitton bag for CHF 200, which allegedly was bought new for CHF 1,500. Louis Vuitton bags do not have a great loss in value if they are clean.
The monogram of canvas is probably the best known and often the most requested Louis Vuitton pattern and material worldwide. This is a vinyl-soaked cotton fabric and not, as is often assumed, leather. Due to the coating, which has been used for years, the material is extremely hard-wearing, water-repellent and does not fear scratches compared to leather.
Original monogram canvas
Counterfeit monogram of canvas
Original (picture left)
Counterfeits (picture right)
From the 1980s, Louis Vuitton began (with certain exceptions) to store a serial number / data code in every pocket. This serial number / data code provides information about where and when the respective bag was manufactured. From 1990 this serial number / data code consists of two letters and a 4-digit number combination. This serial number / data code is usually in a somewhat hidden place and is sometimes almost too well hidden on certain models, such as luggage. This serial number / data code is either stamped directly into the material and highlighted in color or noted on a leather label.
Letters = place of production
1st + 3rd digit = month
2nd + 4th digit = year
Letters = place of production
1st + 3rd digit = calendar week
2nd + 4th digit = year
DANGER: The serial number or data code should not be confused with the model number or article number used by louis Vuitton. Each bag model has a unique model number. This number usually begins with an "M", preceded by 5 numbers. This model number is not found on the bag. This can only be found on the label or invoice from Louis Vuitton. You can find this model number at www.louisvuitton.de, provided the model is available from Louis Vuitton yoke.
We have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions about our Louis Vuitton second-hand handbags and our answers.
Yes, there is a petit and a grand variant. So small and big.
The classic Louis Vuitton Noé is no longer produced like this. There is now a reinterpretation called Louis Vuitton NéoNoé
As good as new
The item is in excellent condition. It is either an exhibition model, outlet or a one-off piece that has only been worn very rarely. The bag shows no signs of use, but can contain fine storage damage (fine, barely visible scratches).
Quality level B
Slight signs of wear
The article is in very good condition and shows only slight signs of wear (e.g. slight discoloration of the natural leather, slight scratches, hardly visible stains). There are no major scratches or stains.
Quality level C
The article has been worn several times and shows visible signs of wear. There may be larger scratches and smaller stains, which are declared in the description and the photos.
Quality level D
Loved & Lived
The article was worn with love and shows clear signs of use. There may be larger scratches and stains, which are individually declared in the photos and description.
When ordering on account, you have the option of paying the invoice in full or in installments. You can conveniently only decide when you receive the invoice. The payment period is always 14 days. Please note that we work together with our financing partner MF Group AG when purchasing on account. The entire collection and dunning process is handled by our partner, who also carries out an identity and credit check. Since fraudulent orders on account occur repeatedly, an additional confirmation with an SMS code is necessary for amounts of CHF 1000 or more.
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