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Why does Louis Vuitton burn unsold bags?

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Louis Vuitton burns unsold bags to maintain exclusivity and to prevent counterfeiters from illegally profiting from the manufacture and sale of unauthorized copies of the company's products. A 2018 Business Insider report suggests that for companies in the fashion industry, taking measures to destroy unsold products has become somewhat of a standard practice, as manufacturers have stated that the process protects intellectual property and prevents counterfeiting.
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Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Leather Cardholder
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Paris, FR
Louis Vuitton limited edition Volez Voguez Voyagez cardholder in natural leather. Size 9.5 x6.5cm
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2010s Wallets

Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Belt
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Athens, GA
Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Belt. White LV monogram with navy interior leather. Silver hardware. Reversible belt. Unique and collector's piece. Men's belt can be worn unisex. Guara...
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21st Century and Contemporary Belts

Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Murakami Cotton Scarf
By Louis Vuitton
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Louis Vuitton limited edition Murakami cotton flower pattern small scarf. Comes with care tag.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Scarves

Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Crossbody Bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Athens, GA
Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Crossbody Bag. New condition. Never used. Rare collector's piece. Can fit a phone and a few more things. Add to your limited LV collection. Guaranteed a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Louis Vuitton limited edition shoulder handle bag
By Louis Vuitton
Located in Capri, IT
Louis Vuitton limited edition shoulder handle bag embellished with leather circle all around and gold tone hardware and gold working bells
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21st Century and Contemporary Shoulder Bags

New Louis Vuitton Limited Edition Bubble Pink Shawl
By Louis Vuitton
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Louis Vuitton limited edition oversized pink silk and wool shawl with basketballs and logos design. Jacquard weave. Fringe finish. 60% silk, 40% wool
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Scarves

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