Ever wondered what SA means on handbag forums? Unsure of what BNIB means?  Check out our handy guide to handbag jargon and abbreviations! 


Handbag Jargon 101

SA: Sales Associate

LE: Limited Edition

SLG: Small Leather Goods, usually wallets, card or key holders

Unicorn: This refers to a 'hard to find  limited edition bag' such as an elusive Chanel mini flap or Birkin bag.

HTF: Hard To Find

Full Set: A term that refers to a bag that comes with everything it came with when purchased new in store (box, dust bag, receipt, tags, booklets, ribbons).

BN: Brand New

NWT: New with tags

B/NIB: Brand New in Box

B/NWT: Brand New With Tags

NWOT: New Without Tags

ISO: In search of

NFS: Not for Sale

OBO: Or best offer

SHW: Silver Hardware

GHW: Gold Hardware

RHW: Ruthenium Hardware

WOC: Wallet on Chain

ML: Referring to a size Medium/Large

BOTD: Bag of the day

OOTD: Outfit of the day

WIMB: What’s in my bag


Louis Vuitton Terms & Abbreviations

BB: Baby Bandouliere (mini size)

PM: Petit (small size)

MM: Moyen  (medium size)

GM: Grande(the biggest size)

NM: New/Nouveau Model

DE: Damier Ebene Canvas

DA: Damier Azur Canvas

Vachetta:  Natural, vegetable-tanned vachetta cowhide leather: usually on Monogram Canvas bags. The leather starts out with a white tone and gradually darkens over time, leaving a rich caramel or honey colour. 

Patina: When vachetta leather ages, it develops a "tan,"  which is referred to as a patina or sometimes you will hear people say it has "honeyed nicely"

Clochette:  French for "little bell".  A bell-shaped leather holder on a leather strap which holds a padlock key at the end.

Chanel Terms & Abbreviations

WOC: Wallet On Chain

GST: Grand Shopping Tote

PST: Petite Shopping Tote