Frequently Asked Questions

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Why shop with LV Trunks?

As specialists and collectors, ourselves, we are passionate about sharing our knowledge and facilitating a very satisfactory and transparent acquisition experience for our customers. We offer for sale the single largest and finest collection of vintage/antique Louis Vuitton trunks in the Americas, aside from LVMH, the company. Our inventory is largely comprised of excellent condition items from the 19th & 20th centuries, as well as rare models--two distinguishing factors which set us apart from the competition. We have sold many fine trunks (See and have never had one unsatisfied customer or a trunk returned.

Do you buy trunks from online auctions?

Rarely, a very nice vintage Louis Vuitton trunk is offered for sale via online auction. When an excellent to very good condition one is offered, we make every effort to have someone we know physically inspect it (very important) and if it passes our strict standards, we will probably be bidding against you! The VAST majority of trunks offered at auction are heavily restored and fall below our minimum standards. Some dealers even market their sub-standard trunks via on-line auction by using a different name than their normal business. Interestingly, these heavily restored Louis Vuitton trunks often sell for very high prices. If you are looking for a ‘decorative’ Louis Vuitton trunk, and not concerned about extensive restoration and replacements, on-line auctions may be an option for you, but ‘buyer beware!'

Are your trunks restored?

The vast majority of our trunks for sale have not been restored or have undergone a minimum of $1,000 of restoration efforts. We disclose all restorations done to the original condition of our trunks. If we decide to purchase a trunk that has undergone more than $1,000 worth of restoration efforts, we disclose that fact very clearly. We view any trunk that has undergone more than $1,000 worth of restoration efforts as a 'decorative' piece and not an investment piece. Our business specializes in investment pieces of fine quality--a fact that distinguishes us for the competition.

What does Domestic Shipping cost?

We offer a flat fee of $200 for domestic shipping (48 contiguous United States), including professional packaging. We insure the trunk for you. Domestic shipments arrive within approximately 7 business days of purchase. We ship upon your full payment. We provide you with a tracking number, once your package is shipped. If distance permits, it would be our pleasure to personally deliver your trunk, thus avoiding shipment.

What does International Shipping cost?

We will gladly ship anywhere in the world allowed by FexEx or UPS carriers. We will provide you with a detailed shipping quote upfront. You will approve the quote and pay for both the shipment and trunk, prior to actual shipment.

What is the best way to pay?

Bank wire is the preferred method of payment. As merchant processing fees on such amounts are high, we offer a 3% discount off listed prices for Bank Wire payment. Contact us for our Bank Wire information. We also accept American Express credit cards and PayPal. Visa, Mastercard, Discover only up to $10,000.

Do you offer returns?

If you are not satisfied with your purchase for whatever reason, LV Trunks is happy to credit you the full purchase price, less packaging and shipping, upon return of the trunk in the same, documented condition as when sold (our pictures). Upon return, it is the buyer's responsibility to cover insurance, shipping costs, professional packaging costs, as well as any customs and duty fees in the case of international shipment. LV Trunks must receive back the trunk from buyer within 10 calendar days of the buyer initially receiving the trunk (per the tracking information from Shipper) to be eligible for a refund of payment. No refunds after 10 calendar days of receipt.

Do you offer a guarantee?

All trunks are honestly represented to the full extent of our knowledge. We stand by our portrayal of each and every trunk we offer and sell. We guarantee authenticity or your money back, at any point, upon the return of the trunk to us in the same condition as when sold. Pictures accurately depict trunk condition and appearance; all images are 100% unaltered.

Do you buy trunks?

LV Trunks is looking for Louis Vuitton and Goyard trunks to purchase. If you have a Louis Vuitton or Goyard trunk you wish to sell, please contact Lindsey. Lindsey only responds to emails sent with the following: high resolution pictures of all sides, top of trunk, bottom of trunk, interior, label. Also, please provide up-close images of any condition issues to report, such as a tear, a missing piece of canvas, a broken handle, etc.

Do you offer a personalized trunk search service?

It would be our pleasure to assist you with your search for a specific trunk.

Can't find your answer?

Get in touch with Lindsey on +1 858 699 8986 or via email.

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