Louis Vuitton has included date codes with their bags, small leather goods, and accessories. These codes consist of letters and numbers (or in the case of older bags, simply numbers) that identify the date and location the bag was manufactured. The letters in the date code correspond to the country in which the bag was made and the numbers correspond the date.
At the same time, if your bag is missing a date code, don’t panic; the absence of a date code does not necessarily mean that the bag is not authentic. As of March 1st, 2021, these have been removed, in favor of microchips embedded discreetly in your LV products. Additionally, on some older models, date code tabs could have fallen off from excessive wear or cleaning, or faded out if debossed into the Alcantara micro-suede fabric.