We girls are obsessed with bigger bags. I know this. Being a designer handbag authenticator, I get questions about the authenticity of big sized Louis Vuitton monogram bags people found online all the time. Louis Vuitton Monogram Artsy bag has only been around for a couple of years. Owners of this style are probably still in love with their new bags so there aren’t a lot of pre – owned Louis Vuitton Artsy bag available for sale as yet. If you seen this one on eBay, in as new condition with a picture of the “original receipt” asking just over $1,100, will you check its authenticity toughly? I hope you do.

Real eBay listing example: Louis Vuitton Artsy bag monogram

Potential buyer of this bag was sure it is an authentic Louis Vuitton Artsy bag, only not happy about the fact that it has the picture of the receipt on the listing but seller won’t send this receipt together with the bag to winning bidder. It was mentioned on the listing that the bags was purchased in UK in March 2010 “as per receipt… Pictures give best description of all.” Below are some  pictures of the “Louis Vuitton Arsty Bag” from the Listing:

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Question: Real or expensive fake?

If your answer is real, look again.

Date code of the bag is AA1101 which means the bag was made in France in the first week of 2011. But wait, wasn’t it stated in the listing, the bag was bought in UK in March 2010 “as per receipt”? Is it possible the bag was sold even before it was made? You do the math. By the way real Louis Vuitton Artsy bag’s date code is actually imprinted discreetly on the lining inside the wall pocket, close to the seam, not on a little leather tab as this fake bag.

If you compare the receipt in picture with a real receipt from Louis Vuitton Stores in UK, you’ll find the receipt the pictured receipt which the seller refused to send with the bag is a lot longer than a real receipt & has slightly different layout.

Aha. Now we might know why the seller won’t release the receipt to winning bidders. If you see another expensive fake Louis Vuitton Artsy bag for sale on eBay using the same receipt, don’t be surprised.

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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! :) .

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