Entrupy is pleased to announce that we have launched material support for Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite.
Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite was launched in 2008 and the black and grey pattern was to mark the 120th anniversary of the canvas. Damier Graphite is only available in men’s accessories and leather goods.
Adding authentication support for Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite now gives resale companies an opportunity to now branch out into men’s leather goods.
Our complete brand and material support list:
Chanel – All Materials
Céline – All Materials
Fendi – All Materials
Gucci – All Materials
Hermès – Select Styles
Louis Vuitton – Monogram Canvas – Damier Azur – Damier Ebene – Damier Graphite – Epi – Vernis
Prada = Saffiano Leather
Louis Vuitton is one of the most counterfeited brands in the fashion world due to its image as a status symbol. Only a small fraction of products bearing the LV initials in the general population are authentic. Ironically, the signature Monogram Canvas was created to prevent counterfeiting. In 2004, Louis Vuitton fakes accounted for 18% of counterfeit accessories seized in the European Union.
The company takes counterfeiting seriously, and employs a team of lawyers and special investigation agencies, actively pursuing offenders through the courts worldwide, and allocating about half of its budget of communications to counteract piracy of its goods. LVMH (Vuitton’s parent company) further confirmed this by stating that “some 60 people at various levels of responsibility working full time on anti-counterfeiting in collaboration with a wide network of outside investigators and a team of lawyers.”In a further effort, the company closely controls the distribution of its products. Until the 1980s, Vuitton products were widely sold in department stores (e.g. Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue). Today, Vuitton products are primarily available at authentic Louis Vuitton boutiques, with a small number of exceptions. These boutiques are commonly found in upscale shopping districts or inside luxury department stores. The boutiques within department stores operate independently from the department and have their own LV managers and employees. LV has recently launched an online store, through its main website, as an authorized channel to market its products.
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