Replacement NEVERFULL Top Trim

Gracefully and certainly iconic, the vachetta leather in LV bags. It can be highly resistant to cuts, scratches and tears with reasonable care. However, it is subject to damage from dryness and age. When it is drying with cracks and old with dark grease mark, it can’t be repaired or recoloured. But we can replace it so you can fall in love with it all over again and prolong the life of the bag for many years to come.

/* Before restoration

The Assessment

After a physical assessment, it was clear this particular Louis Vuitton needed repair and was unable to be used in its current state with the base being completely broken and torn from the body. Our expert team needed to replace the leather base with a new one, honouring the original Louis Vuitton style and keeping the branded side tabs.

The Approach

To replace the base panel, we needed to remove the original by unpicking the thread while keeping the main body of the bag fully intact. In this case, we could keep the original side tabs as they were still in reasonable condition and embossed with the Louis Vuitton logo.

The first step was to source new leather for the panel. Most Louis Vuitton bags have vegetable-tanned leather for the trims, binding and handles. This leather ages naturally over time creating a patina and darkening its colour. Our expert team sourced new veg-tanned leather with the same quality, colour and thickness of the original piece. */