Introduction to Leather Goods
Throughout the life of your product, you may notice a softening of the silhouette and a naturally occurring patina. This evolution along with the presence of natural aspects such as natural marks, wrinkles, and veins are anticipated and serve as proof of the uniqueness and authenticity of our products. Each impression leaving a lasting memory to be cherished forever.
To preserve the shape of your product, it should not be over-packed. When product is not in use, it is best to store it in the felt provided at purchase in a ventilated area. Storage in boxes or near sources of heat are not recommended as it has a drying effect on the materials.
This natural, vegetable-tanned cowhide leather, is deeply rooted in the History of Louis Vuitton. A hallmark of this leather is its transparency, which reveals natural markings such as veins and wrinkles, proving it has not been treated. This delicate, easily scratched leather will develop a rich amber patina, unique to each bag, and a greater suppleness in time. This patina, along with wear acquired through use, signifies as proof of the product’s authenticity and journey alongside the owner. If the leather becomes stained before patina, do not try to clean it. Allow the leather to naturally darken and stains will become less apparent.
Should this leather encounter water, blot immediately with a lint-free light colored, absorbent cloth. Cleaning with any solvents or chemicals is not recommended. Home remedies to darken the leather such as mink oil, saddle soap, leather lotions, or substances of any kind should be avoided at all costs. These chemicals can compromise the quality and integrity of the leather as it wears in time.
Calfskin and Cowhide Leathers
Through a rigorous selection process, calfskin and cowhide leathers are chosen for their refinement, suppleness and silky touch. To meet Louis Vuitton’s highest quality standards, only the best hides are selected. They may carry natural imperfections, such as veins or wrinkles.
These carefully selected leathers can be compromised with the use of any commercial cleaners. Elements such as oils, make up, perfumes, creams, or sanitizers applied to the leather can compromise its natural beauty and performance capabilities. For surface stains, we recommend cleaning with a soft, damp cloth with water.
Created in 1998 for the Spring/Summer fashion show, Monogram Vernis is unique leather boasting a vivacious, sparkling and ultra-feminine look.
The Vernis leather should be kept away from any materials that may transfer color pigments onto the leather, such as magazines, denim, or other leathers. The risk of transfer may particularly affect small leather goods.
Exposure to sunlight should be avoided, as color may fade. Light colors may also patina in time, developing a yellow hue.
Monogram and Damier Canvas
The symbol of Louis Vuitton, Monogram canvas, created in 1896, expresses the values and heritage of the House: authenticity, savoir-faire, excellence, and luxury. It is inimitable and unique, created through a painstakingly developed and impeccably executed process. Being supple and sturdy, it is perfectly suited for contemporary lifestyles. Today, this iconic canvas is patterned with an exceptional print, produced in accordance with our exacting quality standards.
Coated canvas can easily be cleaned with a damp cloth and slightly soapy water. Home remedies such as mink oil, perfume, alcohol-based solutions such as hand sanitizers, leather lotions, cleaners, or chemicals, should not be used on any canvas products. The use of such remedies may cause the canvas wear adversely and prematurely.
Contact with highly pigmented materials increases the risk of color transfer onto the canvas and should be avoided. Light colored canvas such as Damier Azur is the most susceptible to such wear.
Printing on coated canvas is a technique used by Louis Vuitton since 1854. Since then, new innovations and printing techniques have been developed to allow for more complex and rich designs. Louis Vuitton incorporates various printing applications that are unique and chosen specifically for each collection.
Each printing technique consists of thin layers of ink applied on top of the canvas. Such techniques allow for intricate designs and colors but can be susceptible to abrasion and fading. This can appear with gentle use at the areas of greatest wear (such as the corners, folds, and bottom).
To avoid such abrasion, limit the contact to hard or rough surfaces (walls, rugs, concrete) and rotate the use of your handbag to ensure optimal wear and longevity.
For cleaning, use a soft, damp cloth with slightly soapy water, avoiding the printed portions. Home remedies such as mink oil, alcohol-based solutions such as hand sanitizers, leather lotions, cleaners or chemicals, should not be used on any canvas products. The use of such remedies may cause the canvas to wear adversely and prematurely.
Exotic and Extraordinary Creations
As these exotic skins are processed naturally, it is essential to protect from humidity, water spray and rain. Avoid all contact with water, alcohol-based solutions such as hand sanitizers, or any other liquids, which may alter the texture causing permanently visible stains and color transfer. Should your bag encounter water, immediately and gently blot the affected area with a light-colored, absorbent, lint-free cloth. Exposure to sunlight should be avoided as color may fade.
Crocodile, python and lizard skins are particularly sensitive to humidity and heat. We recommend that you avoid any cleansing cream or product that would deeply stain your product.
Extraordinary creations that include any metallic leathers, beading, feathers, sequins or printing, require special care and should only be cleaned with a soft, light-colored, lint free cloth.
The iPhone Folio is part of a new generation of technical cases embodying the heritage that Louis Vuitton has long prized: the world of travel and the ceaseless quest for innovation.
The iPhone Folio is a great expression of such innovation, showcasing an exclusive technology with a “gecko-inspired” material. The gecko is a lizard that has a smart, natural, adherence to any surface that can be 600 times more powerful than common adhesive tape. Inspired by this, Louis Vuitton has developed a functional material like that of a gecko without the use of any glue. This adherence surface is unlike any other, using millions of microscopic suction cups to safely secure your device. It is characterized by a somewhat dry feeling upon touch and the ability to be easily re-activated with simple cleaning.
Should the adherence grip strength diminish, simply wipe the surface gently with a damp cloth with water to remove all particles. Allow ten minutes to dry to ensure suction cups are properly re-activated. Replace device by applying light pressure for a secure hold.
The use of any alcoholic solutions, chemicals, or glues on the adherence may cause permanent damage. Application of other phone cases to the adherence will limit its performance capabilities and is not recommended.
Although this case reduces the risk of damage to your device, Louis Vuitton is not responsible for any direct and/or indirect damage to your phone, particularly resulting from use that does not respect the above care guidelines or involves non-standard use of the case.
Introduction to Shoe Care
Crafted from beautifully selected leathers, Louis Vuitton shoes are the perfect blend of sophistication and savoir-faire, passed down through generations of dedicated craftsmen in Italy. These natural and living materials need to be regularly cared for so that you may fully appreciate their beauty and comfort for years to come.
It is best to rotate your shoes every two days of consecutive wear. This will allow the leather fibers adequate air and rest. When not in use, store in the felts provided at purchase in a dry place away from any direct heat source. To preserve the shape of men’s city shoes, we suggest storing with a shoe tree after each use.
Contact with water or products containing solvents, oily, or abrasive elements should be avoided as they may cause unwanted staining or blisters. When putting on your shoes, a shoehorn is suggested to avoid damaging the material in the back of the heel. For proper maintenance, be sure to have the toplifts (the bottom of the heel, made generally in rubber, in direct contact with the ground) of your shoes changed periodically to prevent from becoming too worn down as this can become very slippery to the wearer.
By taking care of your Louis Vuitton shoes in this way, you will be able to wear them for many years and fully appreciate their beauty and comfort. Do not hesitate to ask for advice in your Louis Vuitton store where our specialized sales-associates are at your disposal to guide you and answer your questions.