The Best Guide on Louis Vuitton Date Codes

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Louis Vuitton Date Codes & Authentication Guide

What is the Louis Vuitton Date Code?

Date codes consist of numbers and later on, numbers and letters that identify the date and location the bag was made. The letters tell you the country in which the item was manufactured while the numbers indicate the month and year of the production date.

Where can I find Louis Vuitton Date Codes?

If you are looking at a Louis Vuitton manufactured before the ’80s, don’t be worried if you can’t find a date code anywhere because LV hadn’t started using them before that period.

But if you are interested in bags manufactured from the early 1980s and onwards, you can typically find date codes within the interior of an LV product. Here are the places you should look for:

Directly embossed into the fabric 

Louis Vuitton Date Codes Directly embossed into the fabric

Embossed or printed on a rectangular leather tab sewn into an interior seam 


Louis Vuitton Date Codes Embossed or printed on a rectangular leather tab

 

Directly on or somewhere near the handles or zipper. 

Louis Vuitton Date Codes Directly on or somewhere near the handles or zipper.

Inside a pocket, either located inside the bag or at the exterior of the bag with a tag sewn into a seam


Louis Vuitton Date Codes Inside a pocket

 

Near the top edge of the bag or near the seam of an interior pocket for embossed date codes Louis Vuitton Date Codes Near the top edge of the bag

 

On a riveted leather tab underneath the loose interior pocket 


Louis Vuitton Date Codes riveted leather tab

Louis Vuitton Date Codes List and charts

Numbers and date codes indicate where and when a Louis Vuitton product is made.

But how do you translate that?

 

Louis Vuitton Date Codes Early 1980s

Louis Vuitton Date Codes Early 1980s

 

 

Louis Vuitton Date Codes Early Late 1980s

Louis Vuitton Date Codes Early Late 1980s

 

 

Louis Vuitton Date Codes 1990 to 2006

Louis Vuitton Date Codes 1990 2006

 

 

Louis Vuitton Date Codes 2007 Present.png

Louis Vuitton Date Codes Present

 

Here is a chart listing the different countries Louis Vuitton Products are manufactured and the codes that represent them: 

 

France:
A0, A1, A2, AA, AAS (Special Order), AH, AN, AR, AS, BA, BJ, BU, CO, CT, CX, DR, DT, DU, ET, FL (also USA), LA (also USA), LM (also Spain), LW, MB, MI, ML, MM, NO, RA, RI, SA (also Italy), SD (also USA), SF, SK, SL, SN, SP, SR, TA, TH, TJ, TN, TR, TS, TY, VI, VX
Italy: 
BC (also Spain), BO, CE, FH (also USA), FO, FP, MA, NZ, OB, PL, RC, RE, SA (also France), TB, TD
Spain:
BC (also Italy), CA, LO, LB, LM (also France), LW, GI, UB
USA:
FC, FH (also Italy), FL (also France), LA (also France), OS, SD (also France), TX
Germany: 
LP, OL
Switzerland:
DI, FA
Relined Items:
DK

 

Most recently, at the beginning of 2021, the date codes in bags have been removed and replaced with discreetly embedded microchips in LV products. Louis Vuitton announced that they will be switching from using heat-stamped date codes to integrated microchips and RFID chips in all of their products. These items will not have date codes but will continue to say where the item was made unless it is made in the USA.

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