Friday, December 4, 2009
REAL OR FAKE?
I had actually planned on doing this tomorrow but why not do it today...
I have figured out how to crack the meaning behind the serial numbers on Louis Vuitton bags. So they arent just random numbers nor is it the number at which it was manufactured. In fact the numbers on the bag MEAN SOMETHING!!! Cracking the code is easy... but there's more than one soooooo heeeerrreeee we go *Slick Rick Voice*
FACT: Louis Vuitton doesn't have "Model Numbers" not even in vintage styles
1)Any bag that is labeled "Vintage" will NOT have a serial code ANYWHERE on the bag if it was made before 1980
2)If the bag is "French Company for Louis Vuitton" there will be no code. The French Luggage Company did not use date codes or serial numbers, so these pieces have neither.
NOW THE HARD STUFF ("HARD" where?!?!? lolol I kid, I kid):
3)If the bag was made between 1980-1989 the bags have a 3- or 4-digit code FOLLOWED by 2 letters, which indicate the factory of orgin (letters came in the late 80's). The first 2 digits are the year and the last 1 or 2 indicate the manufacturing date. The first 2 digits are always higher than 80. The last 1 or 2 digits are always between 1 and 31.
4) If the bag was made after 1990 the 2 letters moved to the front of line
5) Also in the 1990's the numbers changed meaning to month and year
6) By the time the mid/late 1990's hit, the code changed again. This time the date is staggered. The first and third numbers are the year, while the second and fourth numbers are the month.
So.... I know it was pretty confusing but there it is in a nutshell. There is rumor that the code on some bags have changed again!
7)Apparently, some bags are coded with the year and week instead of month.
Yall, checking your bags RIGHT now huh?