At the start of 2017, I became addicted to Louis Vuitton. It started when I bought small leathered goods, and then it became worse when I joined the Louis Vuitton Addicted- Buy, Sell & Chat group. I saw someone selling luggage tags with hot stamps and decided to buy one with the Canada stamp on.
The start of 2017 was also my last semester at Høyskolen Kristiania and it was our bachelor thesis period. I procrastinate a lot, and that one tag I bought started an addiction when I started searching for #lvluggagetags and #lvhotstamps on instagram. Fast forward to 2019 and I have about 72 or so tags.
Without further ado, here are my tags and stamps and where to find them, ish.
Asia has a lot of lovely stamps, but they are extremely hard to get especially the Japanese ones.
Japan: Japan has had a lot more stamps than those pictured. The stamps are usually offered during events. Japanese stamps are incredibly hard to come by, they change locations and are only available for a small period of time.
Hongkong: Hong Kong has another stamp as well. The junk boat with the skyline at the back. I do not have it yet. They also have the Lee Gardens stamp.
China: Shangai also has a stamp,but it is exclusive to the VVV exhibition.
Thailand: Tuk-tuk. Unfortunately, I do not have the stamp yet.
I had to Google countries in Oceania, and Guam was listed as one, so I placed Guam here. They also have the big rounded heart.
United States of America:
Louisiana: New Orleans (Discovered on the 1st of February) The Fleur-de-lis
Massachusetts: Boston- Lobster from the Louis Vuitton Copley Store
Puerto Rico: Unfortunately I do not have this stamp, yet. It is the stamp of El Morrow Fort and Viejo San Juan
Mexico City: I do not have this stamp, but it is of the Angel of Independence
St. Tropez: Unfortunately, I do not have this stamp yet.
St Barts: As with St. Tropez I do not have this stamp.
Turin: I do not have this
Portugal: I will be traveling to Portugal for this stamp. It is the stamp of the famous trams in Lisboa.
Moscow: Moscow also has the soccer ball from the World Cup.
South Africa: Unfortunately I do not have this tag. It is the outline of a mountain with Cape Town writing underneath.
This year is Year of the Pig. The stamp is available in some other countries now.
As part of the Holiday, Louis Vuitton rolled out six stamps, Vivienne, Manekineko, pig, candy cane, Heart with the dagger and the Ostritch with the gifts stacked. I will update when I get the tags.
The candy cane as far as I know is only available at Malaysia and Macau
I still lack a few stamps and I am still in the process of getting tags with stamps. Acquiring tags is not easy though, but I usually buy used tags. I do hope I can travel to the countries or cities with stamps a lot more often. Cities or countries I haven’t been too are usually my target destination when I choose new countries to travel to. It’s not always easy because of my work. I hope Louis Vuitton will come out with more stamps, but I hope they will not be strict that I may not be able to get any.
Collecting luggage tags and the stamps is fun though. I have made a lot of friends. I have met some and there are a lot more that I still need to meet. I have a bit of a collection now though, and I am planning on buying a hardsided luggage from Louis Vuitton when I turn 30 to store my luggage tags. That is an ultimate dream.
So here is to collecting more stamps and meeting new friends.