Leather Product Care
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 proof of the product’s authenticity and journey alongside the owner. Should this leather encounter water, blot immediately with a lint-free light coloured, 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. If the leather gets stained before the patina develops, do not try to clean it. Let it darken and stains will fade among the colour. These chemicals can compromise the quality and integrity of the leather as it wears in time.
Created in 1998 for the Spring / Summer fashion show, Monogram Vernis is proposing a vivacious, sparkling and ultra-feminine look. The Vernis leather should be kept away from any materials that may transfer their colour pigments onto the leather (for example magazines, denim, other leathers...). The risk of transfer may particullary affect small leather goods. Exposure to sunlight should be avoided, as colour may fade. Light colours are more sensitive to light and may take a yellow tinge or fade.
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.
Exotic and Extraordinary Creations
As our 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 colour transfer. Should your bag encounter water, immediately and gently blot the affected area with a light-coloured, absorbent, lint-free cloth. Exposure to sunlight should be avoided as colour may fade. Crocodilians, 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-coloured, lint-free cloth.