To understand how Lux Exchange categorizes aged leather, see Dover Saddlery’s Leather Color Guide. This is a good resource to describe the patina or level of darkening on Louis Vuitton handbags and accessories. Most of the leather goods at Lux Exchange range between “Newmarket” (little to no darkening; looks new) to “Hazelnut” or “Cognac” (well-aged, darkened). Occasionally we accept or consign handbags with significant wear or darkening, though this is often noted upfront and in the product descriptions. When we do accept handbags with significant wear, we make every effort to contact Louis Vuitton to have it professionally cleaned or replaced.