If you love Louis Vuitton brand of handbags, you know how they can last for donkey’s years and never ever go out of style. Well, you also obviously then know how expensive they can be and that the replica handbag industry is a multi-million dollar industry. If you have a trustworthy source, then you can be sure. But more often than not, people do buy them elsewhere too without thinking too much due to the pure love for the brand.So how do you find if yours is fake?
Though not every handbag is completely made of leather, even if you bought a canvas bag, the trim will definitely be made of leather.
The letters on the stamp have unique features that are missed in a fake. A quick look at these will immediately tell you an authentic one from a fake.
• The tail portion of the letter L is very short
• The letter O is quite large
• The two T’s touch each other and do not have a gap in between
Tags are an easy way to tell if your handbag is a fake one. LV handbags are super luxury items and will not have a cheap-looking tag or an expensive-looking one for that matter.
The hardware used is always metal whereas you can find painted plastic hardware in fake and replica handbags. Even if they manage to have metal hardware, the imprinting will never be as crisp and clear as the original. The quality just shows through.
5. Date code
All Louis Vuitton handbags that were made after 1980 will have a date code imprinted on them. This is found inside the bag usually near the seam. This code has the date and the country of origin. Most fake bags don’t have a date code and even if they do, you will usually find a mismatch between the country of origin in the date code and the country on the stamping.