To purchase a Louis Vuitton bag, you will have probably saved for a long time to afford it. After a few years of use you notice a loose stitch or a bad zipper or even worse, cracked canvas.
So, what do you do at this point? Will Louis Vuitton repair your bag?
The Vuitton Canvas is the most sought-after and renowned prints from their brand. Fans can’t seem to get enough of it and its constantly flying off the shelves.
Unfortunately, this same material that is so highly desired, poses some very serious issues such as cracks.
Will Louis Vuitton Repair My Bag?
Defects in products is not a new or unexpected thing and there could be many causes for this.
Louis Vuitton has continued to use different types of canvas over the years and some of their materials were durable but the current version of canvases could even more easily crack.
The shape of the bag in terms of how sharp the edges are coupled with loosely handling it could also influence these cracks to occur.
The care and storage of your LV bag is crucial if you are to avoid these cracks. Avoid using any cleaning chemicals on the canvas because it will eventually crack.
In the event of a crack, there is no possibility for Louis Vuitton to fix your bag because there is nothing that can be done for a broken canvas other than a cobbler fix.
However, because Louis Vuitton come with a 2-year warranty, you could possibly get a new replacement after further assessment of the crack and you are not its probable cause.
So, you have a cracked Louis bag and you don’t know what you can do about it. Here are a few guidelines;
1. Visit Louis Vuitton Branch Offices close to you
When you get there, you will get someone to assist you and go over the issue with you. They knowingly admit to some bags having been made with poor canvas and if this is the case for you they might give you a replacement.
To be eligible for a replacement, the purse should be identified as defective by Louis Vuitton, you must have the receipt in most cases and the purse should be less than 2 years old.
If you are wondering if this replacement could be for you, check your bag’s date code and if it less than two years then you deserve to get a replacement. However, that privilege is at their own discretion.
Other than a replacement, they could offer you a credit amount of the bag’s value for you to select another item in their collection.
2. Fix it Yourself with cyanoacrylate glue
Buy some super string glue like cyanoacrylate.
Touch the glue with the tip of the needle and put it inside the crack to keep all imperfections underneath.
Once you stick the two sides together, the bag looks as good as new.
3. Take it to a Cobbler
Though canvas is not the same as leather, it can be fixed by adding a piece of leather that matches the color of your bag around the crack.
Cobblers should have no problem working out what goes where so you don’t have to worry that your bag may get further damaged. In fact, they turn out to be exceptional fixers.
You’ll hardly be able to tell where the crack is when he’s done with it.
How Much Does a Louis Vuitton Repair Cost?
Unless your bag has a specific manufacturing defect, you will have to pay for any repairs you may need. These prices are also varied from one location to another. There is no standard charging system that you can rely on as the prices are determined based on a case specific. You would have to either call them or visit their shop directly to make your complaint heard.
Even more inconveniencing than the cost you will incur getting your designer bag fixed is that depending on the severity of the damage, your bag may need to be sent overseas for weeks on end unless there is a local fixer who they can outsource work to.
This pricelist is not accurate to Louis Vuitton but they come close. So, use it as a rough estimate.
|Repair Needed||Cost in USD|
|Handle Replacement||150 per strap|
|Small Straps||150 per handle|
|Large Straps||250 per strap|
As with any other product with a warranty, Louis Vuitton has got you covered for the length of that period. However, not without limits or conditions.
You will have to bring your bag in for assessment following which Louis Vuitton will determine if it a manufacturing defect or a result of careless handling.
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Stephanie is a jewelry lover when she was a teenager. Her major was fashion design when she was in college. She is a jewelry designer at SOQ Jewelry and other design companies. Now she is also a writer for our website. She writes a lot of designs&brands posts with very actionable tips.