Louis Vuitton Artsy Bag Date Code

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louis Vuitton artsy bag date code

In this blog post, I’m going to show you where to find Louis Vuitton Artsy bag date code and what it looks like since I’ve received a lot of questions in regards to Louis Vuitton Artsy bag’s date code location. Indeed, finding Louis Vuitton Artsy bag date code can be a tricky task. It is discreetly”hiding” inside the bag and it could take a while to search for it if you don’t know where to look for. Some of you bought it from Louis Vuitton store but couldn’t find the date code; others found pre – owned ones but unsure about their authenticity.

We’ve talked about why a “Louis Vuitton Artsy Bag” for sale on eBay is fake in this blog post and the meaning of a Louis Vuitton handbag’s date code here.


Below is the picture of the date code (CR4161) of my Louis Vuitton Damier Azur Artsy Bag, which was bought from Louis Vuitton Pairs Champs Elysees.

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A few notes of Louis Vuitton Artsy Bag Date Code:

  • Authentic Louis Vuitton Artsy bag’s date code is located on the fabric of the lining inside one of the wall pockets, not on a small leather tag.
  • The font of all Louis Vuitton Artsy bags’ date codes should be exactly the same as the one shown in above picture.
  • Artsy bag’s date code is imprinted on the lining ( the date code could be rubbed away with time), not painted in darker color.
  • Date code is not the only factor that determines the authenticity of a Louis Vuitton bag.

Some of you also asked what kind of outfits would go well with Louis Vuitton Damier Azur canvas & whether or not a LV damier Azur canvas bag will look good with darker colored clothes. Well, it depends on personal taste. In my opinion Damier Azur canvas goes well with a lot colors due to its neutral tone.  It certainly looks beautiful with light colored outfits and I’ve also mixed a black top and a pair of dark blue pants with Louis Vuitton Damier Azur Artsy bag. There’s no right or wrong with what you wear really. The important thing is: wear whatever makes you most comfortable for the occasion! :) .

louis Vuitton artsy bag date code

56 replies
  1. Ellis
    Ellis says:


    Can you tell me the size of the blocks in centimeters?
    Do you know Lily Regland? She sells “authentic” bags….

  2. Kristen
    Kristen says:

    Hey, I can not find my date code in my artsy MM anywhere. From all of the websites I have looked at, mine looks real but the only thing that doesn’t match up is the date code. I just can’t seem to find it. Can you help me please? thanks so much

    • Yvonne
      Yvonne says:

      Hi! It’s imprinted discreetly on the lining inside one of the wall pockets, close to the seam. See the first picture on the blog? Your date code should be there!

      • Chari
        Chari says:

        I was told that there are times the artisan who made the bag can sometimes sew the date code in the seam where it is not seen?

  3. Larry
    Larry says:

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  4. Brenda
    Brenda says:

    Hi, do you know what the serial number stands for? I was told that the first & third digit stands for the month and the second and forth digit stand for the year it was manufactured which doesn’t make sence…my serial number is not exact but similar to your digits.

  5. Celine
    Celine says:

    I’m wondering if it also comes the same date code fro the artsy in monogram canvas, if not what it should be? I also have the artsy in damier azur canvas it has the same serial number to yours.

  6. Cher
    Cher says:

    Hi Yvonne,

    I love the damier azur artsy and am thinking about purchasing one but am worried about several things:

    1. How the braided handle feels when carrying it on your shoulder… Is it painful?

    2. I take really good care of my bags, but with an azur print I am worried that it will easily get dirty. What is your experience with the azur print?

    3. Would you recommend the MM size or GM size? I am 5’8 and saw the MM on someone who was also that size and it looked a lot smaller than I thought it would be ….

    • Yvonne
      Yvonne says:

      Hi Cher, to answer your questions:
      1. The braided handle feels totally fine on me:)
      2. I found baby wipe is great to clean the azur print.
      3. I would recommend the MM size.. I think the GM will feel to heavy on you.
      Hope this helps!

  7. Yvonne
    Yvonne says:

    Hi Cher,
    Welcome to my blog!:). To answer your question:
    1). Actually the braided side on the handle faces up (only the smooth side will touch your body) so it’s not painful at all.
    2). Don’t be a bag basher and you should be fine. But it’s light in color so it gets dirty easier than the darker colored canvas.
    3). MM should be good for you! My is MM and I’m 5’7. Unless you want super big bags? MM is very spacious and it won’t get too heavy.
    Hope this helps!

  8. Kendra
    Kendra says:


    I’m looking at an artsy on eBay. The date stamp is CA4101. The listing says it was given as a gift a year and a half ago. Based on your blog I think the date stamp means it was made in the 41st week of 2001 – which seem quite a while ago? Or have I misinterpreted?

    Also, the handle is darker than the one shown in your image above. I was thinking that was natural wear?

    Grateful for your advice.

  9. Kelly
    Kelly says:

    Hi there…Love the LV’s! Azur, mono….all 🙂 cCan you take a look at a bag on Poshmark and give me your opinion real vs fake? Let me know and I will provide the link and additional pictures as well. Thanks much!

      • jessica wilson
        jessica wilson says:

        helo, i too was searching for someone to take a peek at a listing on Posh to offer their opinion / feedback on the black artsy. fake or real. cant find the code as well. it is obvious to me that you are truly qualified in this matter and value your input. ty

  10. nicole
    nicole says:

    Hi I purchased a organizer insolate M66566 with tags. The date code seems accurate CA4182 based on your key. However I don’t know it they were produced in 2012. The monogram is perfect. I feel good about it but would like your opinion. Thank you for helping out people such as myself.

  11. DMC
    DMC says:

    Hi, I purchased a used Artsy mm and I am wondering if it is real. Louis Vuitton store could not verify it. Is there a place I can email you pictures? I don’t know how to attach them here.

  12. Olga Palhares
    Olga Palhares says:

    Hello, I was told that my Louis Vuitton is not authentic because in 2009 the Neverfull were not yet manufactured. Please, when the first Louis Vuitton Neverfull were manufactured?

  13. vacewhistdraw.science
    vacewhistdraw.science says:

    I wonder if has already been released in any year the handbag Louis Vuitton in the model artsy damier azur? thank you very much. juliana

    • Crys
      Crys says:

      Hi, just bought my artsy too, same with you date code is in leather tag inside pocket. Yours was inside a zipped pocket too?

  14. Shirley
    Shirley says:

    Hi Yvonee we have a code LH7818 on a tag in the inside.
    Got as a gift from people that just came back from Paris.

    Authentic or not? Curious to know..

    • Nikki
      Nikki says:

      Hi Shirley! Did you ever find an answer to this? I just acquired a bag with that same LH7818 code but LH does not show on the LV list of count try codes… I am so curious to know! Thx!

  15. Yvonne Knight
    Yvonne Knight says:

    Hi I have bought a LV Artsy Daimer Azur of eBay. I cannot find the code as hard as I look. It came with an invoice from LV Paris store dated last August. The person selling it is not the same person as on the invoice. I’m really worried the bag looks like new and came with dust bag. Can anyone help?

  16. Nikki Roger
    Nikki Roger says:

    The Artsy feels a bit snug under my arm….do you know if anyone who has bout this bag has taken steps to elongate the strap?? I’m thinking maybe add an extra brass ring?.

    • Yvonne
      Yvonne says:

      Hi Nikki,
      I haven’t heard anyone who’s done it. Maybe you can try Louis Vuitton repair department and see if they have any good suggestions. It’s better to make modifications about your bag through the official Louis Vuitton factory in my opinion.

  17. Jacquelinr Ahlow
    Jacquelinr Ahlow says:

    Good aftn. I know that Im taking a shot in the dark with all the questions you receive. I pray you can answer mine. I have a Speedy 30. DATE AR0034.
    Is she authentic. And what her date of birth? Thank u if your able to respond.

  18. Elleane krebs
    Elleane krebs says:

    HI Yvonne,I bought an Artsy and the date code is inside pocket with leather tag says SP1068 is this an authentic artsy?place help me thanks

  19. Lisa Perkins
    Lisa Perkins says:


    I am brand new to LV, I love them but I have also been scammed a time or two for not knowing how to spot a fake even after attempting to do research. I am thinking of buying an artsy from a friend, can you tell me if SD3100 is an authentic date code? Do you have any idea what would be a reasonable price for such a purse?
    Thank you, Lisa

  20. Salsa
    Salsa says:

    Hi! Is CA4079 on an Artsy a real date code? The leather date code is inside one of the six pockets.. not the zippered pocket as I have assessed from my research.
    Thanks for your time.

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  22. Hieu
    Hieu says:

    Hi Yvonne
    Can you please help, I bought artsy mm date code stamp on one of the inside pocket is CH5019.
    Is this real.
    Many thanks

  23. Regie
    Regie says:

    Hi! I am about to purchase a LV monogram Artsy but I am reluctant since I could not find any date code, and everything seems to be authentic!


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