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Before you can start bidding, we need some additional information. An industry leader in fashion, luxury and lifestyle, it is one of the most coveted and desired brands for anyone to get their hands on. So much so in fact, that counterfeiters flood the market with fake interpretations of classic Louis Vuitton handbagsmaking it difficult to recognise the real deal.
Louis Vuitton was born in in the mountain town of Anchay, in eastern France. At around age 13, he set off on foot to find his fortune in Paris. It was a journey of some miles, and it took him more than two years.
It goes without saying that Louis Vuitton's iconic logo pattern is one of the most universally recognized in the world. Thanks to the French label's global popularity, its designs have an enduring sense of style about them, making it easy to sport the pieces season after season. And if you've been eyeing one of the brand's forever-cool bags, Gilt's Louis Vuitton sale is your chance to buy a vintage version that's got all the style, at a slightly more favorable price.
If someone were to ask you to think of a fashion logo, what would come to mind? Very likely: the LV of Louis Vuitton. Indeed, this bag brand has remained popular for centuries. However, collectors of vintage Vuitton should remain alert: there are plenty of fakes out there.
Because of the desirability and quality of Louis Vuitton, there are many vintage pieces out there. While these bags are still fashionable, some signs of age are probably visible. This post will go over how to refurbish all of the usual areas that show wear, and how to make your bag look newer than it really is by lightening and evening the vachetta leather and brightening the metal fittings.
Presented in partnership with luxury vintage resource LXRandCo. Due to the vintage nature of this product, there are discolorations on the surface, see alternate views. Due to the vintage nature of this product, there are scuff marks, water marks on the leather trim, base, and stains on the lining, see alternate views. Due to the vintage nature of this product, there are signs of wear on the corners, see alternate views.