How to Spot Louis Vuitton Fakes

By on January 13, 2013


Louis Vuitton is probably the single most replicated brand of purse on the market. The famous LV logo is taken all the time and plastered all over handbags and other accessories that are not actually crafted by the great French manufacturer and purchased for a fraction of the price. If you want to keep away from the fakes, here are some ways that you can spot them.

The first thing you should do is take a look at the monogram print itself. In an authentic Louis Vuitton, the LV’s are always in perfect symmetry and line up perfectly all the way across the accessory, no matter what it is. Fake manufacturers will not pay as close attention to this. Also, Louis Vuitton never cuts off an LV logo a seam or an edge, so this is a certain definer if an object has this.

The leather that is used is important. This may be much harder to tell. A bad fake will use vinyl that looks like leather, but a good fake will use a different type of leather than Louis Vuitton actually uses. If the leather looks extremely light, it is a fake. Look closely at the stitching as well. There should be a line next to the stitching in the leather itself. This will tell you that it is hand-crafted, as Louis Vuitton bags are.

The logo is the next thing that you should look at. When you are looking for a fake, look at the two T’s in the word Vuitton. If they touch, it is a fake. If they do not touch, it is likely authentic. The “O’s” in Louis and Vuitton should also be perfectly round.

The next place you should look is inside the bag. The bag should have the correct interior. Each type of handbag print will have its own particular lining. The interior of monogram canvas items is brown lining, black has grey, and white has red. Luggage is an exception to this rule, but there is not much luggage manufactured as a fake.

The last thing that you can do in order to tell if your bag is a fake is to see if the bag was even made by Louis Vuitton. Some fake companies will make false bags that are not even actual replicas of items created by Louis Vuitton.

If you want to spot a fake Louis Vuitton, there are many ways to do it. You can avoid buying a fake handbag if you follow these rules any time you purchase a Louis Vuitton handbag from somewhere other than the Louis Vuitton store.



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