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Thursday, 22 August 2013

How to spot a fake Louis Vuitton handbag

Louis Vuitton monogrammed handbags are one of the most widely recognisable designer handbags in the world. On average they cost a minimum of €800, because of this they are also one of they most commonly replicated handbags in the world.

1. Where is the bag for sale ? - If you bought it from a street vendor it is a fake. There maybe some real bags for sale on websites like eBay but be very careful and always pay by credit card to protect yourself.

2. Leather - A genuine Louis Vuitton bag will feel soft because of the type of graphite canvas used by Louis Vuitton. A fake handbag will usually feel hard and stiff. Genuine Louis Vuitton bags are made of one piece of leather so the logo should appear upside down on the back of the bag.

3. Monogrammed Logo - Louis Vuitton's signature logo is the 'LV' symbol. Each logo should be sharp and clear. The logo should be symmetrical on the bag itself. If the logo is off-centre the bag is a fake. Turn The bag upside down, the logo on a genuine bag will be upside down.


4. Most Louis Vuitton bags will have a serial number, but beware because in good fakes these serial numbers may also be faked.

5. Stitching - The stitching on all genuine Louis Vuitton items should be straight and uniform. If you have the bag with you, run your finger over the stitching. If it feels coarse and bumpy its a fake.

6. Zipper - All Louis Vuitton zippers are brass. They are heavy and should be monogrammed with the Louis Vuitton logo.


7. Packaging - All genuine Louis Vuitton handbags are sold with high quality beige cotton dust bags. The handles of a real bag will never come wrapped in plastic or bubble wrap and if they do the bag is a fake.


When in doubt, remember the saying, “if it seems too good to be true, then it probably is.”

 
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