Personalizing your bag

08 February 2016

One of the things you look for in a designer bag is exclusivity. One way to achieve this is with the addition of your own name or initials. High-end brand like Louis Vuitton and Goyard have a long history of personalizing their items: luggage was often emblazoned with the family’s name and later this service was offered for handbags as well. Because of its popularity, more brands have introduced customization programs over the past few years. If you're considering personalizing your bag we advice you to check our detailed guide on everything personalized.

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Louis Vuitton Hot Stamping
Hot stamping allows you to personalize your luggage tags, bags, small leather goods with simple initials. There are 18 colors and several sizes to choose from. It is a process of applying color to leather via a combination of pressure and heat. 

Time: 30 minutes 
Place: Available in-store at Louis Vuitton flagship boutiques, larger Vuitton boutiques worldwide and online. 
Price: The service is free of charge 

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Louis Vuitton Mon Monogram 
Mon monogram allows you to personalize your luggage, bags and small leather goods. It includes hand-painted, multicolor initials and stripes. There are 17 colors to choose from and allows you to choose up to three letters and four stripes. You also have the option to add dots and choose the size of your initials to small or big. 

Time: 4 to 8 weeks.
Place: Any place where Louis Vuitton bags are sold including online. 
Price: About 30% more to the price of each bag. 

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Goyard Personalization 
Goyard personalization includes hand-painted, multicolor initials, stripes and more (from flowers to animals) for their signature print bags and luggage. You will need to select a Goyardine color. You have the option to add a motif or stripes which come in Central Stripe, Diagonal Stripe or Vertical Stripe. Customers get to choose from 17 different colors for the wordings.

Time: 2 to 8 weeks
Place: Purchases must be made in the boutiques, the bags are then hand-embellished in one of the only three ateliers worldwide. 
Price: Personalization costs €120.00 for a maximum of three stripes or six initials for classic colors, and €240.00 for metallic colors. After that prices depend on the artwork that you would like.

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Bottega Veneta Initials
Bottega Veneta Initials is a program that allows customers to add up to three single- or multi-colored, hand-painted letters to a selection of the brand's intrecciato leather handbags, luggage and accessories.

Time: 8 to 12 weeks
Place: Available online in US, UK and Japan
Price: Prices range from 30 euro for a card case to 60 euro for a suitcase

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Valentino My Own Code
This service offers you the option to hot stamp your initials on the hand strap of the bag. Available in a neutral selection of colors. 

Time: A few minutes
Place: Valentino flagship locations in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Milan, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo and Osaka.
Price: The service is free of charge 

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Fendi 2jours Hot Stamping
Fendi 2jours hot stamping allows you to personalize the luggage tag of the Fendi 2jours tote. It includes two or three letters either silver or gold. 

Time: A few minutes
Place: Several flagship Fendi boutiques
Price: The service is free of charge