How a Louis Vuitton Bag Is Really Made, in 7 Numbers

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Have you ever walked through a department store, admiring a Louis Vuitton handbag and asked yourself, I wonder how this is made? Well then, today is your lucky day, because Business of Fashion recently released a new report on the luxury retailer, and we were able to pull some fascinating facts from it that detail how Louis Vuitton's iconic handbags are really crafted. Ahead, a breakdown of the work that goes on behind the scenes, from the number of leather specialists currently employed by the brand to the number of weeks it takes for your bag to be delivered.

4000: The number of leather goods specialists employed by Louis Vuitton.

2: The number of new workshops Louis Vuitton plans to open by 2019.

250: The number of workers that are "trained on specialist stitching machines" and work on-site to hand assemble several Louis Vuitton styles.

2: The number of weeks Louis Vuitton takes for an internal order to be delivered. (It is, however, aiming to cut this time down to one week.)

8 billion: The number of euros Louis Vuitton made in sales last year, according to analyst estimates.

16: The number of French leather workshops Louis Vuitton will have open by early 2019.

3: The number of U.S. workshops currently open that cater to the American market.

Now that you know how a Louis Vuitton handbag is made you will have a much higher appreciation for the stunning investment pieces—wouldn't you agree? Below, we've rounded up a few of our favorite Louis Vuitton styles currently available.