On handbags, an east-west bag is horizontally shaped. The term is often used when there are similar bags in the same collection, but the east-west bag is more oblong than the other styles (see: north-south).
On surface designs, embossed motifs are raised from the surface of the object (see: debossed).
On shoes, an espadrille style features braided jute on the sides of the sole.
On handbags, a north-south bag is taller than it is wide. The term is often used when there are similar bags in the same collection, when the north-south bag is the taller one of the group (see: east-west).
Deerskin leather used for shoes, handbags, and other small accessories. Nubuck is susceptible to water spots and cannot be exposed to moisture.
A flat square or rectangular pocket that is topstitched along its outer edges, so that it's entire silhouette is visible (see: slip pocket).
Genuine leather with a glossy high-shine top coat.
On untreated leather (especially Louis Vuitton Vachetta), patina is the darkened hue that results from exposure to skin oils, air, and other elemental factors. Vuitton's Monogram canvas pieces are typically trimmed with Vachetta leather that achieves a honey-colored patina over time (see: Vachetta leather).
A hole-punch effect that can be uniformly applied, and is used to render surface patterns.
Small balls comprised of loose fibers, result from repeated surface abrasion on a material.
PM, MM, and GM
On handbags (especially Louis Vuitton), PM MM and GM denote sizes, with PM being the smallest, MM being medium, and GM being the largest.
On handbags (especially Louis Vuitton), a pochette bag is a petite carry-all suitable for day or evening use. It often has a detachable strap that allows the bag to be converted into a clutch or wristlet.
On handbags (especially Louis Vuitton), a push-lock is opened by pressing a small button to open the latch. Some push-locks have built-in locks (see: S-lock)