Wednesday, August 20, 2008

How to spot a fake LV bag

That day when i was chatting with a collegue, she say that she dont dare to buy the fake branded bags because there might be those expert that can spot the fake bags easily, even though we cant.
This make me feel interested to know more about this and thus i have do some research in the web. Below are some of the easy remember tips on how to identiy fake LV bags to share with LV lovers.

Know its Monogram placement: Louis Vuitton is very careful about the way that the monogram is placed on any piece. The actual LV monogram is usually (with the exception of some vintage pieces) symetrical from side to side in all monogram styles (traditional, Multicolore, Cerises, Mini mono, Vernis etc.) as you can see in this Louis Vuitton Speedy (notice where the LVs are in relation to the handles, sides, quatrefoils etc)...

Watch the stitching: Louis Vuitton is very careful with it's stitching. Stitching should be very even and regular. The same number of stitches will be found in similar locations on similar bags... for example the leather tab that the handle attaches onto on any size monogram Speedy bag will always have 5 regular, even stitches across the top, like in the left

What about the "Upside Down LVs"? Some styles of authentic Louis Vuitton WILL have "upside down" LVs on the backside. The reason for this is that Louis Vuitton uses one continuous piece of leather that wraps around from the front to back, without a seam on the bottom- and so, the backside has upside down logos. This is true on the Speedy styles (except French Company Speedys), the Keepalls, Papillons, and some similar styles. Most monogram pieces (any piece with a separate piece of canvas or leather on the bottom) will have the LVs rightside up on both sides.

Well there is more ways to spot a fake LV bags but i just list down what i thought is the top 3
most easier remember and useful tips. If you interested to learn more, do visit below website:

And to make sure you buy a real LV bags and to prevent from been cheated, just make sure you remember these 3 things:
Louis Vuitton does not discount.
Louis Vuitton does not have outlets, or seconds or irregulars.
Louis Vuitton does not wholesale.


Amber said...

Always remember don't carry fake LV bag when you travel to Europe especially Paris.If u did, you will know why :)

Gaik Ling said...

oh ya hor,you are the expert in this area, maybe you can share with us on some other tips also :)