Louis Vuitton handbags do not have serial numbers. Instead, they have date codes stamped either directly on the interior lining or on tags sewn on the inside of the bag. It is very difficult to base the authenticity of the handbag on this code. The date codes are simply to identify where and when the Louis Vuitton handbag was made.Continue Reading
As of 2015, the code consists of two letters and four numbers on handbags made from 2007 and newer. The two letters represent the location of the factory and the four numbers represent the week and year of manufacture.
There are various ways to detect fake Louis Vuitton handbags. Louis Vuitton handbags do not have strings attached to pieces of plastic donning the LV logo dangling off them. Dust bags with rounded corners and more than the standard LV logo printed on them are most likely fake. Louis Vuitton handbags have exquisite interiors constructed from luxurious fabrics such as cross-grain leather or microfiber suede. Counterfeiters pay little or no attention to the quality of the lining.
LouisVuitton.com is the only online site authorized to sell new Louis Vuitton handbags. According to LouisVuitton.com, Louis Vuitton never discounts their prices. Any discounted Louis Vuitton handbags that customers may encounter online are likely to be fake unless they are second hand.Learn more about Wallets & Purses