Alfies Antique Market: 13-25 Church St, London NW8 8DT, GB
Camden Market: Camden High St, London NW1 8NH, GB
St Ouen Market: 143 Rue Rosiers
Open only: Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Didier Ludot: 24 Galerie Montpensier – Jardin du Palais Royal
Pepita is dead: Calle del Dr. Fourquet, 10. Madrid
Corachan y Delgado: Calle Vicente Martin Arias 26. Madrid
Mania Vintage: Via Fratelli Bronzetti, 11, Milan
Humana Vintage: Via Capellari, 3, Milan
Berlin, Barcelona and Vienna:
Humana Vintage (look for locations on internet)
Ina Soho: 101 Thompson Street
What Goes Around: 13-17 Laight St.
Cadillac’s Castle: 333 E 9th street
Decades Inc: 8214 Melrose Place Ave
Shareen Vintage: 1721 N Spring Street
Rag Tag: 6-14-2 Jingumae, Shibuya
Amore Tokyo: 5-39-2 Jingumae, Shibuya
Once Style: 1/F 80n Wo Lane, Sheung Wan Hong, Kong
Miami and West Palm Beach:
Palm Beach Vintage: 3623 So Dixie Hwy West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Back on the Rack: 219 S Olive Ave West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Consign of the Times: 1935 West Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Juan Perez Vintage: M. T. de Alvear 1441, Recoleta.
Portobello Vintage: Paraguay 1554, Recoleta.
Popchic: Galeria Ouro Fino, Rua Agusta, 2694
Before 1986 – No Serial Numbers
1986-1988 – 7 digit serial number sticker starting with a 0
1989-1991 – 7 digit serial number sticker starting with 1
1991-1994 – 7 digit serial number starting with 2
1994-1996 – 7 digit serial number starting with 3
1996-1997 – 7 digit serial number starting with 4
1997-1999 – 7 digit serial number starting with 5
2000-2002 – 7 digit serial number starting with 6
2002-2003 – 7 digit serial number starting with 7
2003-2004 – 7 digit serial number starting with 8
2004-2005 – 7 digit serial number starting with 9
2005-2006 – 8 digit serial number starting with 10
Louis Vuitton made in the early 1980’s had three or four digits only and
Louis Vuitton made in the late 1980’s had three or four digits followed by two letters. Some vintage handbags have one letter followed by 5 digits
Date codes were only widely used after the 1990’s.
Date codes since the 1990’s consist of two letters followed by four numbers. The first two letters tell you the country where it is made and the numbers tell you the month and year it was manufactured.
For definItion of letters*:
France: A1, A2, AA, AO, AC, AN, AR, AS, BA, BJ, CT, DU, ET, FL, FR, MB, MI, NO, ND, RA, RI, SD, SL, SN, SP, SR, TH, VI, VR
USA: FC, FH, FF, LA, OS, SD
Spain: CA, LO, LB, LM, LW
Italy: CE, MA, SA
Since January 2007, Louis Vuitton has yet adopted another serial number reading system. Instead of first and third digit being the month, it now means the week of the year the bag was made. For example, VI 2007 translates “Made in France 20th week of 2007 meaning around the third week of May.