Damier vs Monogram
Purchasing a Louis Vuitton bag is a wonderful moment for any shopaholic. Our luxury consignment store has made it even more accessible, by offering great discounts on your favorite items. However, with so many types, sometimes it can be hard to distinguish which is the right bag for you. Here’s a breakdown on two of the most popular coated canvas materials: monogram and damier.
LV Monogram vs. Damier Ebene
For those that don’t know them by name, both prints can be identified by their appearances. Monogram Canvas is identified as the LV logo print, and Damier Ebene Canvas is recognized for its brown checkerboard print. Damier is the first Louis print and considered to be the classier of the two by many, however It’s always good to have a diversified collection.
Both Monogram Canvas and Damier Ebene Canvas are created from Egyptian cotton, silkscreened, and coated with vinyl to help them achieve durability and water resistance. Both designs are extremely durable and lightweight, thanks to their intricate coating process. Their biggest difference, outside of their appearance, is their leather.
Traditional Monogram canvas bags come with untreated natural cowhide leather which is known as vachetta leather. This leather, unlike others, is not treated with moisturizing oils or sealants so it is more susceptible to water, stains, rapid aging and drying. But the good news is that vachetta leather eventually develops into a beautiful patina, which is a honey golden color that forms over time with regular use. This is what makes vachetta leather stand out from the crowd.
Damier Ebene, on the other hand, is the more durable of the two. Its leather is dyed brown and a sealant and gloss is utilized to protect it from oils and the elements. Damier Ebene can easily be worn repeatedly without showing much wear at all, which makes it the top contender for many LV shoppers.
Louis Vuitton bags also come in a variety of other materials. Feel free to browse our collection and let us know which is your favorite!