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Louis Vuitton Product Code Authenticator

Louis Vuitton started using product codes in the early 1980's. Use this page to figure out where and when your bag was made!

Notice: When buying bags on the pre-loved market, make sure the details provided by the seller match the details of the date code. Checking the date code is one way to determine if a bag is fake, however this is not the only method. While this is a good start, a bag could have a valid datecode while being inauthentic. Seek the opinion of a professional when in doubt. This site does not guarantee accuracy of results.

*If you see Factory Code "AAS", this is a special order and not included in the calculator.

The calculator was last updated January 2021 to reflect new factory openings and closings.

Date codes have changed over the years and typically include both a factory location and a month/year or week/year combination for when the bag was made.

Date Codes

Before 1982

Louis Vuitton did not use date codes prior to 1982.

1982 – Mid 1980s

Louis Vuitton began utilizing 3- or 4-digit codes to show the year and month in which the product was made. The initial two numbers show the year, and the 1-2 numbers show the month.

Mid – Late 1980s

Louis Vuitton began using letters in the date codes in the mid 1980's. These letters represent the factory. The first to numbers show year, the last 1-2 numbers show the month, followed by the country.

1990 – 2006

The date code system was changed in the early 90s. The letters showing the country code were moved to the front of the date code. The first and third number indicate the month, and the second and fourth represent the year.

2007 – present (2021)

The format of the numbering system was changed again in 2007. The week is now represented instead of the month of manufacturing. After the country code loetters, the first and third number indicate the week, and the second and fourth number indicate the year.

Country Codes

France: A0, A1, A2, AA, AAS (Special Order), AH, AN, AR, AS, BA, BE, BJ, BU, DR, DU, CO, CT, ET, FL, LM (2019 onwards), LA (2019 onwards) LW, MB, MI, NO, RA, RI, SA, SD, SF, SL, SN, SP, SR, TJ, TH, TR, TS, TY, VI, VX

Germany: LP

Italy: BC, BO, CE, FO, MA, PL, RC, RE, SA, TB, TD, NZ

Spain: BC (2015 onwards), CA, JJ (mostly straps), LO, LB, LM, LW, GI, UB

Switzerland: DI, FA


Learn more about Louis Vuitton's history with this great book.

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