I know I am DOOMED with my evolving tastes. Sustainable sourcing is important also, and LVMH and Hermes both own the exotic farms which makes me feel ok about having the passion I have right now for them. So here's how it works. They have books of all the leathers, colors, and exotics ever used which they can typically repeat even if they haven't been around awhile. For instance, if you want Iris or Violet empreinte, which was once around but not since for some time, they can duplicate cuz it's been on the menu before. You ask about a certain bag silhouette you want to have made in that combo, you pick a lining, and the SD sends off to corp to assess if it's all doable. They might come back and say, we can't do the lining in THIS color or this leather, but we can do this alternate. And there's a quote for it. You then place the order, and pay when it comes in. Delvaux is same process by the way, they call it "MTO". I have one in the states in customs right now I am DYING to get. But they require 50% up front. Hermes of course is pay when it comes in. Similar time frame. Givenchy L bag is 3 months for box calf, 6 months for exotics, payment all up front.Knowing your taste (just from the little pieces I’ve ran across here on tPF) I’m sure it will be quite amazing. If you don’t mind, will patiently look forward to you sharing the process and final result when it’s all done
Do they give you a quote first? Do you get a rough estimate on how long it takes?
I don’t know about regular bags and SLGs. It used to be possible to order them in a different canvas or leather but that service was discontinued in the late 2000s. I have been offered multiple times the opportunity to customize a hard-sided piece though. These are for sure customizable and last I checked there was no surcharge. However, the waiting time was 6 to 12 months.
Wow...very interesting! How did you go about request for the special order? Just go to a SA and ask for it? lolIt’s the creation line. Pick a bag and make it into another canvas and choose an inside color and if you want you can put your initials on a patch inside. I got a damier ebene Mick pm approved with burgundy lining and I chose silver hardware. It’s about 115% more than the damier graphite mick pm so I’m still deciding. As long as it’s within LV’s standards then you can “create” your own bag.
I was complaining to a SA how I wished the mick came in DE and he said it can happen and took me through the process it seems not every SA knows about this and even managers I spoke to didn’t believe me but it is real! I got a price quote from Paris so it’s definitely a thingWow...very interesting! How did you go about request for the special order? Just go to a SA and ask for it? lol
Sounds exciting. I don’t know if I could decide, I want so many things.. lol.I was complaining to a SA how I wished the mick came in DE and he said it can happen and took me through the process it seems not every SA knows about this and even managers I spoke to didn’t believe me but it is real! I got a price quote from Paris so it’s definitely a thing