Something About That “Flat” Bag – Louis Vuitton Sac Plat

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Louis Vuitton has been showing off the Louis Vuitton Sac Plat bag in their display windows all over the world.

In spite of the non-flattery name in French: Flat bag, Louis Vuitton Sac Plat bag seems like a great bag to have, as Louis Vuitton website put it:

“Elegant lines combined with Monogram canvas to create the timeless Sac Plat. Perfect for business or leisure, it fits neatly into luggage so it is ready for use at any stylish destination.“

Angelina Jolie demonstrated just that. She’s taken the Louis Vuitton Sac Plat bag everywhere in Europe.

Admittedly Angelina is one of these genetically blessed people, who would probably look good in anything. But out of all the available Louis Vuitton models, it seems that she’s particularly fond of this Louis Vuitton Sac Plat bag. Some people might think Louis Vuitton Sac Plat is more like a serious business bag due to the shape and the size (it’s big enough for a good sized laptop). But Angelina does it better.

In London (photo from Internet)

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In Melta (photo from Internet)

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Dressy – With Brad in France: (photo from Internet)

louis vuitton sac plat bagBusiness like, visiting visiting Ramstein Air Base, Germany (photo from Internet)

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And more:(photo from Internet)

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I have a funny feeling that Angelina was gifted her Louis Vuitton Sac Plat bag but let’s say you like her style and wanted to get one as well.

 Vintage VS. Modern Louis Vuitton Sac Plat.

Sac Plat is a classic Louis Vuitton model that has been around for decades. It has one spacious interior, large opening  for easy access, dual rolled leather handles and washable lining.  Over the years Louis Vuitton has made some changes to the interior of Sac Plat, mainly in 3 areas:

  • Vintage Louis Vuitton sac plat bags don’t have brass key ring inside. Each of the modern LV sac plat bags has 1 brass keying attached on a little leather tag inside the bag.
  • Vintage LV sac plat bags have no wall pockets inside. Modern sac plat bags have 2 interior wall pockets on one side, one smaller, one larger.

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Vintage Louis Vuitton Sac Plat Interior, 80s & 90s – no pocket inside



Modern Sac Plat Interior – After 2000

  • Date code location:

1980s LV Sac Plat – the date code is horizontally aligned to the top rim:

louis vuitton sac plat1990s LV Sac Plat- the date code is parallel to the side seam:

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From 2000’ onwards, the date code is still parallel to the side seam but closer the to top corner of the bag:


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12 replies
  1. Daniella Esparza
    Daniella Esparza says:

    I just purchased this bag. Vintage, I want to say 80s, the seller claimed the date code can’t be seen because it has worn off. this possible?

    • Teresa Bryan-Watts
      Teresa Bryan-Watts says:

      yes, it could be possible, I have this back and I could see where that could happen but I would look at the stitching and logo and the wear of the straps.

  2. Tricia
    Tricia says:

    I too just purchased one that is supposed to be a 1980s and there is no number. Is it possible to have worn off or is it fake?

  3. Toni
    Toni says:

    I have one that I’m pretty sure is fake because the date code is on a leather tab and not printed or embossed on the interior as you have indicated. Would that be correct?

  4. Nichola
    Nichola says:

    Hi , I’m in proses of buying the sac plait but worried it’s not real . How do I find out . This is the serial number ml0081


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