Find answers to the most frequently asked questions.
Are LAV bags authentic?
For ethical and legal reasons, Leatherandvodka only works on authentic Louis Vuitton bags. All bags are purchased through trusted luxury dealers or directly sourced. Bags are examined upon arrival to ensure authenticity. Each bag Leatherandvodka embellishes is guaranteed to be an authentic Louis Vuitton bag.
How do you purchase a LAV Original bag?
We are currently developing a custom bag builder where you’ll be able to design & order some of our most popular styles directly from the website. In the meantime, you can place a custom order here or reach out directly with questions through our Contact Us or via email or text to 512-800-5165.
Our ready-to-ship inventory is relatively small but can be selected & purchased here.
We also have two Leatherandvodka authorized retailers: Kemo Sabe, who offer stores in Las Vegas, NV, Aspen, CO and Vail, CO and Maverick Fine Western Wear located in the Stockyards in Fort Worth, Texas.
Will you work on my Louis Vuitton bag?
Yes. We offer a custom enhancement service for Clients who mail in their authentic Louis Vuitton. Prices for this service vary depending on size, style, condition of the bag and customization options.
Our enhancement services start at $1000.00 for a small/medium style of bag. Wallets and smaller items are less.
If you’re interested in these services, fill out this form to get the process started & receive a custom quote.
What is the turn-around time for a custom bag?
Typically, we are dealing with a 8-25 week turn-around for production. This estimation can vary depending on the style of bag, customization options and our current queue
Do you offer layaway or payment plans?
We do not offer any payment plans or layaway. When a custom order is placed or a bag is provided for enhancement, we require only half of the invoice total to place the order and the remaining half upon completion and shipment.
Where do you get your bags?
All bags are purchased through trusted luxury dealers or directly sourced.
Is this legal?
Yes. Leatherandvodka works within the parameters of our legal agreement with Louis Vuitton to only enhance authentic Louis Vuitton bags. Leatherandvodka only embellishes existing styles of Louis Vuitton bags. We do not take apart Louis Vuttion’s trademark materials and recreate new items.
However, Leatherandvodka is not affiliated with Louis Vuitton, the LOUIS VUITTON brand, or Louis Vuitton Malletier S.A.. The products sold are purchased lawfully by Leatherandvodka and are previously owned, or directly sourced.
Leatherandvodka does not profit from the sale of Louis Vuitton bags, but only for the artwork performed on the bag by the Artisans at Leatherandvodka. Leatherandvodka does not claim any rights in the LV symbol, the LOUIS VUITTON trademark, or any other related mark.
Leatherandvodka believes in the art of enhancing and customizing Louis Vuitton bags. We are passionate about the brand and believe that our customized work is a way to enhance the look and increase the longevity of Louis Vuitton’s handbags.
Do you revamp any other brands?
Unfortunately, we do not offer customizations on other brands at this time.
How was this company started?
The owner and lead designer, Kay, made the first bag for herself. She wanted a Louis Vuitton that was more unique than everyone else’s but still wanted to ensure the luxury of the bag’s name. The first bag was a Saint Cloud MM with the highest quality leather fringe. The finished product was posted on Instagram and was contacted by fashion designer, Leigh Hajovsky. The first bag was sold to Leigh and overnight, the trend turned into a business. Learn more about our story here.