Louis Vuitton leather goods collections are exclusively produced in workshops located in France, Spain and the United States. To give you an idea the price difference, a Louis Vuitton Alma MM in normal Monogram Canvas is $1,800, whereas in Epi Leather is $2,500, and in Vernis Leather is at $2,800.
Made from plant juice and treated by painting techniques, the Louis Vuitton Epi Leather is water resistant and fairly scratch proof. I love the flamboyant colours and the durability of the Epi leather range of bags, and this Louis Vuitton Mabillon Backpack is definitely one of my favourite travel companions.
Louis Vuitton Monogram Epi Leather Product Care Tips ( Source: Louis Vuitton )
- Avoid prolonged contact with any materials that may transfer their color pigments onto the patent leather, especially for light-colored Epi products.
- If the leather gets dirty, or in instance of superficial stains on the lining, we recommend that you gently wipe with a soft and light-colored cloth. Never use soap or solvent.
Vernis being the French word for varnish, which explains the beautiful sheen that this patent leather emits. As much as I love the Vernis leather, I am somewhat disappointed when patches began to form in less than a year after I bought my bag and accessories. You can also see the colour difference between the Vernis handbag and the wallet which has changed over the years. Louis Vuitton Monogram Vernis has a tendency to get scratches too, so you have to be very careful.
Inspired by the chic style of New York's Soho, the Louis Vuitton Monogram Vernis Thompson Street is the ideal city bag. The LV Vernis handbag is Monogram-embossed patent leather with natural cowhide trim and golden hardware. It has an adjustable buckle shoulder strap and inside patch pocket.
The LV Monogram Vernis Walker has a zippered pouch for coins, large compartment for bills and 8 cards slots plus 2 large open pockets
Louis Vuitton Monogram Vernis Leather Product Care Tips
- Avoid prolonged contact with any materials that may transfer their colour pigments onto the patent leather.
- Avoid exposure to sunlight as the color of your patent article may fade. Light colors are more sensitive to light and could slightly turn yellow.
- Be careful not to scratch or rub your product against abrasive surfaces.
- Avoid contact with hand cream, hand sanitizer, make-up and perfume.