Louis Vuitton has been placing date codes in almost every newly manufactured bag, wallet and small leather piece since the early 1980s. Sometimes date codes are hidden and may be difficult to find, but in most cases they are visibly stamped on the lining or onto an attached tag.
Louis Vuitton has changed the date code configuration multiple times, but the date code will always contain letters and/or numbers. Below is a quick guide to deciphering the meaning of date codes.
Early 1980s and Before: No Date Codes.Louis Vuitton did not use date codes before 1982, therefore older vintage pieces can not be pinpointed as accurately as newer ones.1982 to Mid 1980s Date Codes: Three or Four Digits.Louis Vuitton changed the date code system in the mid-Eighties to include letters that indicate the factory where pieces were manufactured. Like in the early 1980s, the first two numbers indicate the year, and the last one or two numbers indicate the month.
In 2007, Louis Vuitton changed the four digit numbering system. Instead of indicating the month an item was manufactured, the first and third numbers now represent the week. The second and fourth numbers still represent the year. The letters continued to represent the specific factory where the item was manufactured.
have come into fashion thanks to our most loved celebrities. How did this happen and why? To be fair, all that fashion designers have to do in order to bring a new style into fashion, is to ask the celebs to wear it – and there you have it, a trend is set. This goes for clothing, shoes, bags, jewelry and makeup. Monogram jewelry seems to have taken its natural course through the celebrity world and it is clear that they truly love wearing them, and not just under designers’ pressure. It seems that the general public is inspired by celebrity jewelry and the effect of the monogram necklace has impressed upon everyone.
Celebrity necklaces trends are forever changing and updating from religiously expressive to statement pieces and personalized charms. It’s always a good idea to keep up with the latest trends by reading magazines and articles online so that you know what is in and what is out. Some trends never go out they just lose that originality factor and press coverage over time – therefore you never need to ‘overdo’ something to get the most out of it while it’s at its highest point of ‘trendy’. In fact you should never really overdo anything. A great tip is to always keep your jewelry displayed in moderation with your outfit.
Sentiment & personalization
may display your initials or the initials of a loved one, giving the jewelry a lot of sentimental value. I think this is one of the things people love about monograms the most. We love to see our own names displayed in silver or gold, it makes us feel good. It is a piece of identity, a short description of who you are, for all to see, there is an essence of pride. The monogram
is a subtle way of expressing your true self.
According to the South China Morning Post, last week, the Brand-Off luxury goods outlet on Peking road was visited by a man who asked to see a Hermes Birkin Crocodile skin handbag, worth approximately $398,000 Hong Kong Dollars. When the clerk handed-over the bag for his customer to take a closer look, the customer made a run for it, with store employees and police giving chase.
Unfortunately for the merchant, the man escaped in a taxi, and Hong Kong police have been unable to track him down.
This is not the first type of incident of its kind in Hong Kong. Earlier this summer, a nearby outlet center was targeted when a nearby luxury goods outlet was visited by 4 men brandishing hammers. They used the hammers to smash the glass of the display cases, escaping with 30 handbags. It is estimated that the damages from this high-end heist total approximately 1.8 million Hong Kong Dollars.
When you try and envision what a high-stakes heist might look like, your mind probably immediately turns to that old Hollywood theme of cat-burglars and jewel thieves dressed in skin-tight black leotards, listening to safes with stethoscopes or drilling a hole in a jewelry store window. But this week, merchants in Hong Kong experienced a whole new variation on the theme of the classic high-stakes heist. This time, thieves targeted not jewels, money, or even encrypted data, but high-end handbags.
The safest way to remove an oil based stain from suede or other porous leathers is to use cornstarch or talcum powder. Pat your chosen powder over the stain and let it sit overnight. In the morning, brush off the powder. It should have absorbed the oil. More than likely you will have to repeat this process over the course of several days for stubborn stains.
It’s a pretty well-known trade secret among dry cleaners that dry cleaning solvent is basically chemically the same as lighter fluid. While the smell (and volatility) of lighter fluid may make you think twice about using it, if you have a cloth handbag with a really stubborn oil-based stain, it can be very effective. Always start with a spot test in an inconspicuous area of the bag lighter fluid can leech color from certain fabrics. Once you’ve established that your fabric is color-fast, blot the lighter fluid directly onto the stain with a cloth and rub lightly. Once you’ve done this, let the garment sit for 10 minutes, then throw it in the wash. If possible, wash the garment with hot water.
And of course it should go without saying, if you smoke you should refrain from doing so while you are dousing fabric with lighter fluid. Obviously.
A recent incident involving an exploding tube of hand cream and the ivory suede of a favorite spring handbag reminded me that it’s been a while here on the blog since we’ve discussed the care and maintenance of your prized handbag collection. Summer is right around the corner after all, and there are no conditions quite like warm weather conditions to bring about some of the messiest handbag disasters out there. Lipsticks and glosses melt, those tubes of sunscreen always seem to leak, and that ziploc bag containing your lunch sandwich that’s leaking mayonnaise all over your bag sure seemed like it was sealed when you left for the office, but now? Not so much.
So let’s jump straight in. Because most warm weather handbag messes involve some sort of oil-based product (lipgloss, sunscreen, etc), today’s guide will focus primarily on removing oil-based stains.
Now that backpacks are the hot items for the new modern fashion, every designer wants to get into the game. Though there are plenty of gorgeous backpacks available, not all of them are worth the investment. But don’t worry, the Chloe Faye Backpack will definitely pass the fashion police test.
Labelled the It bag of the season, Chloé’s Faye soared to instant success after surfacing on the handbag scene. Fusing femininity with a contemporary edge, the Faye bag blends high-quality colored leather with standout hardware for signature cool-girl appeal. A bold ring and pendant chain, inspired by equestrian bridles, takes center stage on every silhouette, while stamped branding features subtly. Embody a 70s vibe with the Faye shoulder bag and use the tote for days in the city. Carry the clutch on nights out and look effortless with ease.
Honestly, have you seen the original Faye Bag? Oh my, that’s a real gorgeous bag. You see, the Faye is designed with an oversized hoop in the center front; it’s also beautifully refined with shiny hardware. Then a hoop is linked with a chain to the side. And now take a look at the Chlo Faye Backpack, the same-effect right?
I am so excited because it means nicer weather. Its been so hot lately. I am looking forward to wearing boots, coats, sweaters and fall bags. I was searching for the best looking fall handbags and I made a list for you so you have an idea of whats in style . I hope you like it.The Saint Laurent Loulou is an instant classic, with the iconic metal YSL logo and the black chevron-quilted leather, which has some volume to it. The calf leather is super soft, and if were crazy, I’d call this bag the most divine pillow you’ve ever seen. The bag invites you to touch it and appreciate the leather.
It is very sumptuous in its suede fabric material, and the lizard-print design definitely makes it even more luxurious. It comes plain with just that and with the signature Y logo branding with obvious topstitching, though the exotic texture of this bag already makes this a something. It is in neutral shading, and the use of silver tone hardware managed to add a touch of class to its totality.
This bag opens through a double zipper closure and would show canvas lining with zipped and cell phone pockets that add room to its 16½ x 11 x 7½ inches dimension. This could be carried through the double handles of 7½ inches drop, which is probably enough to fit over the shoulders.
Just like the rest of YSL’s Muse bag, this particular Yves Saint Laurent Large Suede Muse Bag would look great on just about anything since it could simply add elegance and understated-luxe to your entire ensemble.
Celebrities like Heidi Klum,Kate Moss are fans of that bag..Colors including black,beige,coffee,white,etc.. How do you think?Designer handbags are a symbol of wealth, status & power, they make us feel and look like a million dollars (or a few thousand) but sadly not all of us can afford these beautiful items so we look to purchase elsewhere.
Louis Vuitton Monogram Marais comes to make sure you are comfortable and you have everything that a bag can offer you: style and practicality, elegance and functionality in one single item. Everybody will notice the distinctive Louis Vuitton brand signs when you will be wearing this bag especially that the monogram makes it impossible to miss. The brown leather is of the best quality, while the handles are reinforced for more longevity and reliability that a modern woman needs so much.
Inside the bag, you will have all the accessories and compartments you need from a bag: zippered pockets for storing the valuables you carry with you, special pockets for the phone, cotton lining for your personal comfort.Louis Vuitton Monogram Marais is for sure a purchase decision you will not regret and a fashion item that will help you carry the things you need all day long and send the message you want to everyone around you every single day.
One of the new releases for 2014 (along with the Montaigne), the Marais – named after the historic district in Paris – in the iconic Monogram canvas is a modern update of the classic bowling bag. Its structured yet supple shape exudes femininity while its casual chic style and practicality make it an ideal companion for work or for daily excursions in the city. Just put everything inside, carry it by hand or elbow, and you’re ready to go.
Functionality is the main essence of the Marais. It features a secure and well-organized interior as it features three zippered compartments, the center one offers generous space and a flat pocket. Also the exterior front compartment has a large flat pocket (for the BB) or a double smartphone pocket (for the MM). Other details include two-way zipper with padlock, leather key bell, shiny golden brass hardware, natural cowhide leather trims, burgundy-colored microfiber lining, and protective bottom studs.
Presenting the Louis Vuitton Marais Bag. Along with the Louis Vuitton Montaigne Bag. The Marais bag is name after the historical district in Paris, Le Marais. It was recently featured in Louis Vuitton’s Spirit of Travel ad campaign, carried by fashion model Edie Campbell. It is a modern version of a classic bowling bag which features three zipped compartments. This double handle bag has a burgundy microfiber lining which has a spacious interior. It has shiny golden brass hardware and protective bottom studs. The Louis Vuitton Marais bag is only available in Monogram Canvas and comes in two sizes, BB and MM.
Is this a brand new bag by Louis Vuitton? Doesn’t it look a bit familiar? Indeed, it does as this is another reinvented model that the reputed fashion house has just launched this year. Named after the worldwide famous neighborhood within the French capital city, Louis Vuitton Monogram Marais brings the Parisian elegance straight into your wardrobe. A modern version of an emblematic bag Louis Vuitton offered to bowling fans years ago, this fashion item is everything you need for your daily comfort as well as for showing off a neat outlook. No matter where you decide to go, everything you need to take with you will fit inside this sizeable bag that you can wear in your hand or adorn on your arm, as it best suits your style.
Yayoi Kusama is known in the art world for her obsession with dots. Artistic Director Marc Jacobs approached Kusama to design a limited edition collection for Louis Vuitton that interprets the emblematic and unforgettable works for Kusama. From the second installation of the Yayoi Kusama line, the Speedy Town is covered in particularly striking white dots. This line is very hard to find and sold out in most stores; the Yayoi Kusama collection has been selling for well above retail after market. Retail price was $1220. Due to the rare and limited nature of this bag, the asking price is close to the original retail price.
The exterior canvas is clean and in good condition, with fading throughout and wear in the bottom corner edges . The leather has developed a dark honey patina with water spots and heavy wear present overall . The leather trimming throughout the bag has creasing and slight soiling, furthermore the leather side tab that holds the padlock has started to stretch. The handles have darkened heavily and the glazing has started to peel . The goldtone hardware has started to tarnish and is flaking. The interior is clean and has no visible signs of heavy wear, but there is a faint musk odor present.
A collaboration between Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton’s creative director and the famed Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, whom Jacobs admired greatly. This rare and coveted collection was offered only in one season. Combining the emblematic artwork of Kusama with classic Vuitton handbag designs, the Kusama collection was bright and vibrant. The first series was the Infinity Dots, which showed off Kusama’s love for polka dots.
The second series was a reinterpretation of Kusama’s artwork and her famed polka dots. Known as the “Wave” and “Town” series, these patterns were more abstract and patchwork. Produced in red, yellow, blue, green and white, the silk screened designs were placed over the classic LV monogram pattern on neverfulls, speedys and small leather goods. The effect was urban chic.
The Kusama collection was the only collaboration since 2009, when Jacobs created the famed Sprouse tribute bags. Only one other collaboration – the anniversary series – has been done since this collection debuted.Louis Vuitton limited edition Monogram Green Kusama Town Speedy 30 designed by the Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama.
This bag is made of Monogram coated canvas with a silk screened green polka dot rolling wave pattern, polished brass hardware, vachetta leather trim, contrast yellow stitching, top zipper closure and double rolled handles.
Hermès is known for their quality materials, and their leather is no exception. A few of the most popular materials include box calf, alligator, Clemence, Epsom, Togo, and Ostrich leather. After Jane Birkin made headlines for protesting the treatment of animals in 2015, the company’s ethical standards for the sourcing of materials became even more strict. While Birkin bags can be found in a variety of colors, they are largely made from the leathers listed below.
All of people recognize that Prada handbags is considered the most adept street style, sporty and building profile shape, Herems replica handbags normally, his style is often a word – cool, but this season dotting jewelry brooch applications, people him classical elegance side. Whether inside coat or skirt, chest or shoulder banks need glasses and gloves manufactured by a crystal and pearl brooch elements, their refined and chic and hard “industrial wind” formed a substantial contrast, but shine light gray tone and unexpectedly and complement the bags.We like to think of Hermes handbag (just like Ben and Jerry are our Ice Cream baes), so naturally we looked to hubby for his latest replica handbag fashions. And as we always do, we fell in love. This Hermes handbags ($235.99, Macy’s) is sleek, slim and perfect for when we want to travel with less. It comes in five different colors but we are obsessed with the shade Gold Rush. It’s the perfect, seasonal pop of color.
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There are a few key components that make the Birkin bag easily identifiable, which are highlighted below. Note the simplicity of the shape, style, and additions. Each of these elements can be customized allowing for a wide variety in textures, prices, and glamour.