The Ultimate Guide to Louis Vuitton Alma Authentication

The Alma is one of Louis Vuitton’s classic bags. If you’re a Louis Vuitton fan, you’ve probably thought about buying one. In order to buy one, you need to make sure it’s authentic.

In this post, I’ll walk you though Liyah’s Luxuries authentication process for a vintage Alma.

How to Authenticate a Louis Vuitton Alma

First, we’re going to look at the canvas alignment on the front of the Alma.

Louis Vuitton Alma TH0978

The “LV” is always in the middle of the handles, aligned with the rivets. The handle bases are touching three of the symbols that create the monogram pattern.

Now let’s look at the side view of the Louis Vuitton Alma.

Louis Vuitton Alma Side View

Both sides of the Alma have the monogram pattern facing right side up. This means that there are two separate pieces of canvas used to create the bag. An alma WILL NEVER have upside down LV’s.

Louis Vuitton Alma Stitching

Take notice of the stitch count on the handle bases. It is 5 at the top, 4 going down, and 5 going diagonally. The stitching can vary, especially in different sizes and in the newer model of the bag. As far as vintage bags go, you can rely on the stitch count mentioned above.

Louis Vuitton Alma Made in Stamp TH0978

The made in stamp tells you where the bag was made. This little tag can tell you immediately if there is something off with the bag if it doesn’t match up with the date code.

Louis Vuitton Alma Date Code TH0978

The date code tells you what country it was made in as well as the month and year it was made in.

How to Read Louis Vuitton Date Code

I’m going to breakdown the Louis Vuitton date code. Remember, we are seeking to understand TH0978.

TH means the bag was made in France. 0 and 7, the first and third digit is the month, which is July. 9 and 8, the second and fourth digit are the year which is 1998. All together, the date code tells us the bag was made in France, July of 1998.

Where to get Louis Vuitton Alma Authentication

Liyah’s Luxuries Louis Vuitton Authentication Service

Most people don’t have the time to learn every little thing about Louis Vuitton. Not to worry, Liyah’s Luxuries is here to assist you with bags like this!

Liyah’s Luxuries specializes in Louis Vuitton authentication. We offer Louis Vuitton Authentication Services for a small fee which also has a money back guarantee.

Peace of mind is worth it. We’ll save you time and money. Contact us today!

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