Check The Date Code On A Louis Vuitton Bag


One of the first things most people look for when examining a pre-owned Louis Vuitton to see if it is real or fake, is the date code.  The date code on a Louis Vuitton helps identify where and when the bag was produced. While it’s not a unique identifier for each individual bag, the information from the code on the bag is an essential first step in authenticating a Louis Vuitton bag.

Many can be overwhelmed by trying to read the date code on a Louis Vuitton. That’s why we have created a Louis Vuitton date code calculator to help you quickly determine both if the date code is valid and decipher where and when the Louis Vuitton (if real) was manufactured.  Trying it out yourself below, you’re going to want to bookmark this page! Keep in mind fake Louis Vuitton bags can still have real date codes, and some real Louis Vuitton bags will have no date code. The best way to determine if a Louis Vuitton is real or fake is to have the bag professional authenticated.

Enter Louis Vuitton Date Code

Note: This calculator is in beta as we work to upload all the data for Louis Vuitton date code sequences.  If you want to double-check your results use the information below or our Louis Vuitton Date Code Bible.

The calculator above is for informational purposes. You can cross-reference the calculator result using the full date code formulas below.

How To Read A Louis Vuitton Date Code

Date Code Formats By Year

Date Codes Pre-1980s:

French Company
no date code (tyvek-like tag only)
Saks Fifth Avenue
no date code (stamp only)


Date Codes in the 1980s:

Format Sample
3 numbers YYM
832 is February 1983
4 numbers YYMM
8312 is December 1983
2 letters 3 numbers LL YYM
TH 831 is January 1983
3 numbers 2 letters YYM LL
835 TH is May 1983
2 letters 4 numbers LL YYMM
TH 8312 is December 1983
4 numbers 2 letters YYMM LL
8310 TH is October 1983


Date Codes in the 1990s:

Format Sample
2 letters 4 numbers LL MYMY
TH 1920 is December 1990


Date Codes 2007 – Present

Format Sample
2 letters 4 numbers LL WYWY
TH 3077 is 37th week of 2007



Tracking the country of origin on your Louis Vuitton is done by tracking two simple letters.  Unlike the date of origin, there are many more exceptions to country codes which can consequently lead to novice mistakes when trying to spot a fake Louis Vuitton date code. While not an exhausting list, here are the date codes and the country of origin they typically represent a Louis Vuitton handbag.

A0, A1, A2, AA, AH, AN, AR, AS, AX, BA, BJ, BU, CT, CV, DR, DU, ET, FL, GR, IT, LW, MB, MS, MI, NO, RA, RE (also Italy), RI, SA (also Italy), SD (also USA), SF, SL, SN, SP, SR, TA, TH, TJ, TN, TR, TS, VI, V.I.
FC, FH, OS, SD (also France), LA,
BO, CE, FA, FO, RE, MA, NQ, PL, RC, RO, SA (also France), ST, TD, LE
DI, FA (also Italy)
Germany LP, OL