The Louis Vuitton Alma is one of LV’s classic bags. We’re covering several topics and showing you what a real LV Alma looks like and how Liyah’s Luxuries authenticates them!
What Are The Sizes Of Louis Vuitton Alma?
- The Alma BB is 9.3 x 6.9 x 4.5 inches
- The Alma PM is 12.6 x 9.8 x 6.3 inches
- The Alma MM is 14.2 x 11 x 6.7 inches
Where is Alma BB date code?
The date code for the Alma BB and other sizes are located inside the larger pocket. It is stitched on a leather tab that is attached to a seam or printed along the top opening of the pocket. Date codes printed on the pocket tend to fade over time.
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How Can I Tell If My Louis Vuitton Alma Is Real?
Liyah’s Luxuries is offering an inside glimpse on how we authenticate Louis Vuitton. The Alma we’re showing you is vintage, so this will be especially helpful with many Almas found on resale websites and apps.
Let’s start at the canvas alignment on the front of the LV Alma.
The “LV” initials are always in the middle of the handles and aligned with the rivets. See how the handle bases are touching three of the symbols that create the monogram pattern? Take note of that!
Now let’s look at the side view of the the bag.
Both sides of the bag will have the monogram pattern facing right side up. What does that mean exactly? Two separate pieces of canvas is used to make the bag.
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 will vary in different sizes and newer models of the bag. As far as vintage bags go, you can rely on the stitch count mentioned above.
The made in stamp tells you what country the bag came from. 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.
The date code reads that the Alma was made in France in July of 1998. The date code matches up to the made in stamp.
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