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 Kristiania University College 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.
China: Shangai also has a stamp,but it is exclusive to the VVV exhibition.
Malaysia: I do not have the stamp
Australia has a stamp that is similar to the New Bond Street flower stamp.
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:
Chicago: I do not have a stamp from this place
Florida: I do not have a stamp from this place
Paris has a new seasonal stamp of the Champs-Elysees
St Barts: As with St. Tropez I do not have this stamp.
Bologna: I do not have it yet
Firenze: I do not have it yet
There is also a Crans-Montana stamp and a St Moritz stamp
Moscow: Moscow also has the soccer ball from the World Cup.
Kitzbuhel: I do not have the stamp
Monaco: I do not have a stamp from there
Netherlands/Aruba: I do not have the stamp
South Africa: Unfortunately I do not have this tag. It is the outline of a mountain with Cape Town writing underneath.
Chinese zodiacs have been available at LV for some years now, they roll out the current animal based on the year. So to collect all of them, one has to almost wait 12 years.
The US debuted the zodiac signs this year, and they rolled out all 12 signs at the same time.
This year is Year of the Pig. The stamp is available in some other countries now.
I do not have all of them yet. Unfortunately stores won’t stamp two stamps in one tag, so I have to collect 12 tags, which are hard to come by lately. I have these two on hand atm. 10 more to go!
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.
The candy cane as far as I know is only available at Malaysia and Macau
There is also a carousel stamp, which I do not know the location is from. If you could help that would be great!
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.