Is Louis Vuitton Epi leather real leather?
Epi leather is made from vegetable tanned calfskin. This is a natural leather tanned with natural plant tannins. The result is a very soft, supple, leather that’s quite durable. It generally looks great over time and is suitable for everyday use.
What is Epi leather LV?
Epi leather is a Vuitton-specific creation that’s textured with wavy micro-ridges. The only monogram visible here is a solo LV that is subtly branded into the grain. The house used the glossy grain in its luggage during the 1920s. It was later revived in 1985, and eventually released in several different colorways.
Does Epi leather stain?
We recommend protecting Epi leather with Dermo Protect. This water-based spray, protects finished leathers including Epi leather from day to day staining, liquids, dye transfer, ink, oil, sunlight damage and more. This in turn ensures that Epi leather is kept soft, supple and feeling the way it should.
What does Epi leather mean?
Epi leather is a leather mainly used for Louis Vuitton products. It is a pigmented smooth leather, which has a characteristic embossing and is reminiscent of boarded grain. Due to the pigmentation, the leather is weather-resistant.
How do you tell if Louis Vuitton Epi is real?
The Epi leather pieces have a stamp with an “LV” in the bottom right corner. Epi leather uses a textured horizontal line pattern. Real Epi leather will hold vibrant colors. A vintage Louis Vuiotton bag made from Epi leather will look new for years.
Does Epi leather wear well?
Epi leather has been Louis Vuitton’s most popular leather for over a century. This special process ensures that colors are vibrant and bright, and makes the leather very resistant to water and wear. There’s a reason Epi bags are so popular on the resale market: they require very little care and can look new for years.
How do you maintain LV Epi leather?
To maintain your Epi leather accessories, wipe down the Epi leather with a damp cloth every month or so (with just water). If your bag gets dirty, you might want to use a leather cleaner in addition to water.