Chanel Real VS Replica Identification Guide

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Can you tell which is real and which is fake? Keep in mind the lighting makes the bags colors look slightly different but both are equally black in person!

Hey guys!

I just wanted to do a quick post sharing what to look for when shopping for a Chanel handbag to make sure you are getting the best bang for your buck when shopping for an authentic or fake new, or used, or replica purse. Firstly I’d like to start off by saying Chanel is a very hard to find replica as the parent company actively seeks out any replica sellers who sell their products (and when you see the superfakes you will understand why) as they want to stop the devaluation train for Chanel. This is completely fair and I would do the same if I were Chanel as well.

I do however want to start with a few gripes I have with them, as a Chanel purse lover. Firstly dear Chanel why do you no longer coat your hardware with 24k gold? As a serious Chanel lover and collector I can say that there is a significant decline in quality within the Chanel brand over the years as they seemed to have lowered their production standards. I highly recommend well kept vintage bags that have the gold coating as these bags are in my opinion from a Chanel era in which quality was at the top of their priorities. Anyways enough chit chat. This guide is meant to give you a glimpse at a comparison between an authentic and replica Chanel with tips for spotting fake bags which have been very poorly constructed.

One thing I would like to say before providing this information is that Chanel replica manufacturers have been getting increasingly accurate to the point that I have heard many stories about fake Chanels being returned to authentic boutiques, which is really scary if you are dropping a couple of thousands on what you hope will be a real bag. Overall remember to be vigilant even if shopping in an authentic boutique! Take a look at the guide, and I hope it helps everyone out there!

When looking at the first photo I am sure a lot of people were confused – aren’t both bags real? Well they aren’t. These pictures feature a superfake Chanel being compared to an authentic so the subtleties are more minute and harder to spot, but I thought it would be worth showing! I will do another guide soon that outlines the really bad Chanel fakes I encourage you to burn if you see in person, on the spot, since they totally misconstrue the beauty of the originals, and are a total disgrace to Miss Coco’s designs.

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The replica looks a bit more “puffy” since it is newer compared to the used jumbo pictured right. Overly puffy bags are a sign of a fake Chanel however this comes down to the number of stitches! All Chanel bags (authentic and superfake) look a bit more puffy (but not overly) when new because they haven’t been subjected to the use and abuse of being worn on a daily basis! I’ll add a picture of the superfake Chanel jumbo once it has reached a point of use comparable to the authentic bag on the right!
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A shot of the bottom of the bags. Make sure if you are shopping for a jumbo that there is a stitch down the middle otherwise you are dealing with a terrible fake.
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The interior C’s are very important! In very poor Chanel replicas you will see very strange stitching that is either too skinny or too fat. The bag on the right is an authentic Chanel’s stitching while the bag on the left is a superfake that gets it close enough (the camera’s angle for the photo makes it look a little strange however).
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Depending on the production period of the bag a lighter or darker interior can be expected. What you should pay attention to inside the flap is the leather quality – if it seems fake or non-genuine leather then you are dealing with a bad replica my friends.
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The interior hologram sticker is always a give away with a replica. Make sure to really pay attention to this if shopping on auction sites for a used authentic purse as the Chinese models usually have a standard number (10218184) that they use. However I have heard of cases of custom stickers being printed so once again be vigilant!
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The hardware on the right is that of an authentic bag. The one on the left is the hardware of the superfake. As you can see both are equally well done. The heaviness of the hardware is a key giveaway to the authenticity of the bag. Once again many vintage pieces are coated with real gold for authentic Chanels, however their newer lines are not, and no replicas are coated with gold.
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The fashionphile ad I used to compare the replica and authentic. As you can see the bag is going for $5250 on fashionphile, while the supefake cost 1/10th of that.

Overall I hope this guide is helpful and makes everyone a wiser shopper when looking for Chanel whether it be online or in person as you are looking to drop down a lot of money on these beauties so make sure it is worth it!

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Prada Saffiano Replica Wallet Review

Hey guys it’s been a while since I have posted! I got super busy with work and life, but my purse and designer addiction never left me and I have been collecting more beauties (both real and fake) to add to my collection! I’ll be sharing them all with you guys over the next little while and wanted to start with a wallet that I am completely in love with right now. I am a hot pink girl. I know … a lot of people are not into pink, but I embrace it. Especially during the fall and winter seasons – I think it really adds a nice color pop to an otherwise boring or neutral outfit (which is how I tend to dress when the weather is chillier).

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A view from the front!
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A shot from the back – I missed the black speck on the wallet so it came through in the picture so don’t mind it!
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A shot from the side – you can see the zipper lining and quality is very high as well – you just have to know what to look for when shopping for a replica!
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A closeup of the logo plate. I feel like the picture doesn’t do it justice in terms of portraying its actual quality, and it definitely looks at lot better in person!
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A super close-up of the saffiano leather and stitching – both well done!

As you guys probably already know I have seen a lot of very very bad saffiano replicas out there – both in terms of bags and wallets – but this wallet has all the check marks of a good replica Prada as it a) has the exact same leather standard (often a very big giveaway when it is poor); b) it is put together well (there is no point of paying top dollar for good leather when the manufacturers can’t sew it together well – but luckily this replica’s manufacturer did); and finally c) the hardware is heavy and very close to the original/the same (this is another big giveaway as often times plastic-y hardware is used that has a weird shine to it and can be spotted a mile away).

The retail price of this wallet on the Prada estore is about $665 USD, and I snagged it for about $179 – killer savings right considering the quality is basically identical to the real deal?

So what do you guys think? Let me know in the comments below and I absolutely cannot wait to share the rest of my purchases with you guys in upcoming posts!

Ps. Since this is probably my last post before the XMAS celebrations, Happy Christmas, Hanukkah, or whatever you celebrate!

Speak to you soon dolls!

-Angie

Ioffer.com Review: One Of The Worst Celine Replica Bags I’ve Ever Seen!

There are plenty of bad iOffer.com reviews here on the blog, especially when you take a peek at the scam sellers warning page, and it’s actually been quite some time since I’ve heard of anyone trying to purchase a replica bag from this site. I was really relieved to see people stop shopping with them.

However I recently received this review, and just like I expected, nothing has changed here. It’s not only Céline replica bags from iOffer that you should avoid shopping for, but all replica handbag brands in general. And I’d rather repeat myself to help spare a poor soul who may fall into iOffer’s trap, even at the risk of sounding redundant.
So, just to make it clear once again: if you’re looking for quality, iOffer is not the place to find it. On their website you can’t really be sure of anything as: 1) you don’t know if the seller’s reviews are real, 2) you don’t know what you’re going to receive, and 3) you don’t know if returning the item is actually a possibility. It’s true that the prices are low here, but what’s great about that when you end up receiving a bag like this replica Celine Luggage you would never wear?
This replica Celine bag is painful to look at & I hope our reader has learned her lesson to stay away from this site! Just scroll down to the email & photos below to judge for yourselves!

My dear Angie,
I feel like I’m disappointing you right now with this Ioffer review because you’ve put so much effort into making us understand why we should avoid this site. But I thought that the least I can do is tell you and your other readers’ about my experience.
Maybe there are girls who are still considering to buy from this site and I hope I can help them change their minds. Even though I knew this site is not trustworthy, there was still a little devil inside my mind saying “Hmm, maybe you’ll be lucky and the bag is actually going to be great!”
So I found a seller that had many Celine replica bags and many customer reviews, I thought this was a good thing. They weren’t all positive, but most of them were. I made the offer for a replica Celine Luggage with black and beige. He offered a discount for Western Union but I refused and chose PayPal instead.
I sent him the money, and he gave me a tracking number. After more than a month, I received the bag. I won’t lie to you, I was scared before I opened the package. And I had reasons to feel that way, the bag looks horrible! Oh, and it’s black and white, not black and beige like I wanted. If only that were the only problem with it!
I thought that returning it was useless, the shipping would cost like half the price of the bag. So I thought I should email the people at Ioffer to ask for a refund. But guess what? The seller was nowhere to be found, he closed his account! And iOffer refuses to take any responsibility for it.
I didn’t lose a lot of money, but I learned my lesson the hard way. The only thing I can say: girls, don’t listen to that little devil in your head like I did!
Angie, I hope you’ll share my Ioffer.com review on your blog. Trust me, I’m sorry I didn’t listen to your advice!
Thank you

 

Now the replica bags on iOffer are cheaper than on most decent replica sites and there are many models to choose from. However iOffer is just a mediator, they never get involved if something goes wrong in a purchase, so you as a buyer basically have no safety net.

This Celine replica Luggage Tote pictured above is horrible, and the pictures speak for themselves so I won’t make any further comments. You may think this experience is a one off, however the truth is that this is the usual story when it comes to iOffer shoppers, and the end result is unsurprising. Truth be told, you can’t expect a $50 knockoff bag from any brand to look that great. So save your money and spend it on something (or anything else) before you think twice about shopping here!

Louis Vuitton Artsy MM Monogram Canvas Replica Review

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Hi guys! I am not sure if you have already seen my review on the Neverfull Damier Azur I ordered in an MM size but I had a bit of a Louis Vuitton replica haul this month (I mean who can resist when you get so many bags for the price of one authentic model?) so I wanted to also share a review of my gorgeous Artsy MM I also received. In case you don’t know the sizing code for LV the MM refers to the medium size usually in a particular model, just the PM usually represents the small size and the GM the larger size. The bag is a counter quality replica which I have spoken the importance of many times to look for when shopping for replica bags as this is what the sellers use to refer to the highest quality of bags which exist on the market! The Artsy is a really fun bag which has a bit of a slouch to it when you carry (as you can see in the photo above where the bag is being carried). I have always wanted the Artsy because I think it is so easy to both dress down and up, and I always love having versatile pieces in my wardrobe – whether it be clothing or accessories!

I am truly in love with this Louis Vuitton replica, and love love love the braided portion at the top of the bag which the replica manufacturer (DD) got right in terms of detail, since I think on the Artsy the easiest thing to mess up is the braid on the top handle of the bag which would make the replica look completely awkward if it were done wrong! My replica also came with a suede interior lining which is awesome and is genuine suede to touch which is another sign of a high quality replica (as opposed to much of the cheap stuff you see for sale online usually). Take a look at the photos I have added below (sorry I forgot to remove the protective plastic but I just like to keep it on until I actually use the bag for the first time!) and let me know what you think of my purchase in the comments below.

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A front shot of my new Artsy replica bag!
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A shot of the tag on the inside of my bag as well as the lining which you can clearly see is authentic high quality suede here!
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The bottom of my bag which includes the criss crossed sewing details and studs to help prevent the bottom from getting dirty (when I use it of course!)
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Finally a top shot of the interior of the bag as well as the lovely braided handle.

Louis Vuitton Neverfull Replica – Damier Azur

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The front of my LV Neverfull replica with all the protective plastic packaging still on!

Hi guys! If you love summer like I do then you probably will also be a fan of Louis Vuitton’s Damier Azur collection. I believe the line has a perfect summer look to add on to any outfit and usually gives even the most plainest of a looks that oomph it needs to add a touch of luxe from the house of LV. I purchased a Louis Vuitton Neverfull replica in the MM size (a.k.a the medium size) in the newer edition with the pouch to add to my collection alongside my Neverfull GM in Damier Azur I also own (previous purchase). For those of you who are not well acquainted with Louis Vuitton, the Neverfull’s used to come without a pouch however a recent update (this year I think?) the company decided to include the pouch with all of their Neverfulls. I think this was a good decision on their part especially for those who pay full price for the authentic version of bag since they DESERVE a pouch … I mean dropping a grand on a very simple tote is fine and all but at least the pouch helps give an extra touch to slightly justify the price (maybe I am just crazy?).

Anyways the pouch is actually super handy when it comes to organizing your little bits and just helps keep your bag more neat overall. I mean anyone who has ever owned a Neverfull knows that it tends to get full and messy since as the name implies it seems like it will never become full! The replica bag I purchased is awesome in terms of both stitching (which as I have mentioned before is one of the most important things you need to pay attention to when shopping for a replica) and the canvas heaviness. The bag’s handles are also true cowhide leather which I can tell by touch since there is a soft-ness to the leather that false plastic handles cannot match (which is what most replica companies sell – I actually own a Neverfull I had previously purchased in Damier Azur with the plastic handles and I have to say in person the comparison between the two bags is night and day). Overall I am extremely happy with the purchase and cannot wait to put this baby to use and let it get its summer tan while I enjoy its company. As usual I got a box with the bag as well as the dustbag and the smaller knick knacks like the authentication cards, and papers etc. (which I have personally mentioned I do not really care for). UPDATE: I got the bag from Designer Discreet in case you were wondering. Click here for the link! Take a look at the photos below and let me know what you think of Neverfulls, or the replica version I have purchased in particular in the comments below!

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Inside the bag!
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A closeup of the stamp inside my new Neverfull replica!
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Underneath my Louis Vuitton Neverfull replica bag which you can see lines up nicely in terms of print placement.