Louis Vuitton's date code is a sequence of letters and numbers that indicate when and where the item was manufactured.
Every Louis Vuitton item has a date code (except the ones manufactured before 1986 and after 2021).
SD in a date code means that the item was manufactured either in France or in the USA.
All items manufactured before 1995 were made in France. In 1995 a Louis Vuitton manufacture was opened in California, and the SD became a US date code.
Older Louis Vuitton Speedy made in USA
Older Louis Vuitton items look like any other Louis Vuitton bags. The heat stamp says 'Louis Vuitton PARIS Made in USA.'
Newer items don't have the USA indicated on the heat stamp. There's no made in-country at all, however, inside the bag there's a fabric tag saying 'Made in the USA of imported materials'.
To learn when the item was manufactured, check the date code via our awesome Date Code Checker.
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I just received in the mail a on the go GM with a date code of FP 0220 can’t find FP listed anywhere I’m imagining that it’s probably made ine the United States but has anyone heard of a date code starting with FP