Louis Vuitton Totally GM Review (Replica Handbag)

I have already done a comparison between the replica Louis Vuitton Totally GM handbag I recently purchased, and an authentic handbag of the same model for you guys to get an idea of how the two compared since it is often hard to really understand without a clear visual. If you are interested you can click here to read that article! In order to accompany that comparison I thought I would upload some more detailed pictures for those interested to get a good look at the handbag. It is overall a good replica although if I could change anything about it would be the interior cotton lining which I feel could have been done just a bit better! I have a Totally MM in Monogram Canvas I previously purchased which has a better interior lining so I am not sure if I just got unlucky this time? Anyways it is not really a big deal since the bag is overall well done, and the interior is always the last of my worries when I shop for a replica as long as it is decent!

One tip I will give anyone who wants to buy a good replica Louis Vuitton is that you should pay most attention to canvas quality of the handbag as that is the key defining distinction between a good replica and a bad one especially in the case of Louis Vuitton since their coated canvas bags are the most popular. Many years ago I purchased a Damier Azur Neverfull that had a very weak canvas material that kept falling over when I put the bag down, but the authentic Louis Vuitton’s have a stiffer canvas that do not act that way so please keep this in mind when you are shopping! The bag came with all the bells and whistles of a good replica including the authenticity card, pamphlets, dustbag, box etc. (even though I don’t really usually care about those accessories personally, but I can see why they would be nice to have especially if you were giving the bag as a gift to someone). Take a look at the photos below if you want to get a good detailed look at the replica version of this particular Louis Vuitton handbag and let me know what you think in the comments – is it a good fake or would you go authentic for this handbag?

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Celine Phantom Replica Review

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Hey guys I just wanted to share a review of a gorgeous Celine Phantom I had purchased several months ago. I completely forgot to post the review of the bag until I wore it out a few days ago. Anyone who has read this blog even a bit will know that I am currently addicted to CELINE bags, and as we all know not everyone wants (or in many cases can) pop out a couple of thousand for the authentics in every style. I personally have two authentic Celine bags (one is my belt tote and the other is a tri colored nano which I completely fell in love with – I will post my entire CELINE collection soon!). Anyways I have noticed that there are indeed some very good CELINE replica bags out there which is why I am honestly pretty deterred personally at this point from buying any more authentic pieces as the knockoffs do justice to the original design. As I mention all the time it really comes down to knowing how to shop for replica handbags, whether they be CELINE or any other designer out there!

Here are the photos of my Phantom which is actually a replica of the croc embossed version in red. The leather of the bag is quite stiff but it is definitely authentic and I like how the croc embossed bag keeps its shape a bit better compared to the other Phantoms made from calfskin since I think that the form of the bags are what make CELINE’s personality. Take a look at the photos below and let me know what you think – would you go authentic or fake for the Celine replica bag shown below?

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One very very important thing to remember if you are shopping for a replica Celine Phantom bag in particular is that you MUST take a look at the bottom of the bag. If you do not get a shot of the bottom of the handbag please do NOT buy the bag! You have to make sure that the bag does not have a stitch through the middle. Although there are some older editions of the croc Phantom which did come with a stitch, CELINE has discontinued this production method and a stitch through the middle is considered a tell tale sign of a fake bag! This is the #1 sign that handbag authenticators and any keen CELINE fan would use to judge the authenticity of bag, and so if you want to invest in a good replica then make sure that the centre is not stitched!  celine croc phantom

A closeup of the bag for you to get an idea of the stitching which is very well done on this particular replica handbag. celine-phantom-replica-bag-review-2 celine-phantom-replica-bag-review-3

A close up of the hardware on the bottom of the bag! CELINE Phantoms come with little pegs on the bottom of the bag. This is another thing to look out for when thinking of purchasing a replica Celine as many knockoffs also miss this detail!celine-phantom-replica-bag-review celine-phantom-zipper

Make sure that the inside zipper of the Phantom is stamped with “Made in Italy” right below the zipper line and nowhere else! celine-replica-bags-zipper A closeup of the braided zipper on the Phantom which is just one detail of the bag that I love!replica celine phantom zipper  replica-celine-bag-zipper replica-celine-bag

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Louis Vuitton Noe BB Replica Review

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My lovely Louis Vuitton Noe BB replica

Hey guys in this post I will be reviewing my replica Louis Vuitton Noe BB handbag. I purchased the purse in Damier Azur for my summer vacation last year when I visited both Europe and Turkey and thought it would be the perfect go to bag when I was visiting the various tourist destinations because of its small size. Anyways unfortunately I damaged the bottom of my bag by spilling my skin toner bottle on the inside which leaked to the bottom of the bag and damaged the cowhide trimmings.The funniest story I actually ever heard about a damaged bag (although many might argue it is cringeworthy) was from a blog reader that told me  that her dog chewed up her Louis Vuitton which was actually authentic – that must have been a definite ouch in the wallet and heart! However I think that once the bag patinas out it will look half decent again as once the color is darker on the trimmings it will be hard to notice the damage at all! The bag was a really good replica I would say as the canvas quality and leather cowhide trimmings were both of the original quality.

How could I tell this? You can feel a good weight to the canvas on authentic Louis Vuitton bags, and many replicas do not have this heaviness but instead are super light and flimsy. This is the difference between a good and bad replica. Another sign of a good replica is that the bag kind of keeps it’s form on its own and does not simply down right away once you place the handbag down. Most replicas do not keep their form, so you have to know what to shop for online or in person (which is obviously easier) to look for a good knockoff. Anyways aside from the stain the quality of the bag is actually pretty good!

One thing which I noticed on this bag that most Louis Vuitton replica handbags lack is the accuracy of the trimmings. A lot of Louis Vuitton replica bags have a red lacquer which is more of a bright red used to finish off the edges. Louis Vuitton used to use this finish back in the day so it is not deadly to buy a replica bag with this kind of trimming, but it is always nicer to have the latest method of production used on your bag. What Louis Vuitton does now is use more of a matte brown seal on the sides of the cowhide trimmings for the handles and you can see in the pictures below that the Noe I am reviewing does indeed have the dull brown trimmings as opposed to the red.

Overall aside from the damage I inflicted upon the handbag myself, I would rate the bag a 9/10 on the replica scale as it has all the key details down, and the stitching is well done without the bright yellow look of many Louis Vuitton replica threads. A tip for anyone with a damaged Louis Vuitton bag similar to mine is to use olive oil on the trimmings and then place the bag out in the sun to help the patina process speed up a bit. I will try this trick myself and post updated photos once the look of the bag improves a bit! Let me know what you think of the bag in the comments below and whether you have personally ruined any of your Louis Vuitton or designer handbags (real or fake).

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Can you spot the damage at the bottom? I am praying the patina will even out the color and make it noticeable.
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The bottom shot of the bag where you can pretty clearly see the damage. Have you ever damaged any of your designer purses? If so comment below and let me know what you did to try and fix it!
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A closer shot of the buckle of the bag.
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The little knot that the Noe is known for!
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Unfortunately the stamp of the bag was not spared from all the damage!
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Another closeup of the hardware and stitching.
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I wanted to get a closeup of the hardware and the writing on it!
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I am surprised that the toner did not do more damage to the inside of the bag!
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Overall I am very impressed with this replica of the Noe!

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Celine Replica Bags: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly!

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When it comes to buying CELINE replica bags you have to be very careful since they are extremely popular at the moment! You could easily fall for what I call replica ugly which is as low as you can go when it comes to buying a fake bag, let alone a fake CELINE. Replica ugly basically refers to the deep waters of fake that nobody wants to be swimming in especially when these bags don’t sell for cheap online (yes even for a fake!). This article will explore the three different qualities and I will review my personal CELINE replica bags showing you how I fell for a mediocre replica and eventually how I ended up finding the best quality of CELINE in the black nano I purchased which I am still in love with till this day! First of all I’d like to note that the CELINE nano is my favorite CELINE model after the trio because it is so petite and functional, and I am personally in a stage in my life where less is more and I think my purse choices are beginning to reflect this personal philosophy.

Anyways lets get back on point. The ugly replica as you can see is pictured first and when you compare it to the third picture a.k.a the good CELINE replica you will shocked and astonished to hear that some people pay for that ugly replica and even consider wearing it. The bag is COMPLETELY off. Everything from the zipper placement, to the dimensions, to the handles, to the logo are done extremely poorly. It can hardly be considered a bare bones replica bag and I think you can guess just as well as I can why that is. I will have to say that when you hear people dissing fakes, it is the ugly replicas that they are most likely referencing as these bags are a shame to the original design and to bag making in general. I think that if you are going to buy a replica you should purchase one that at least respects the original design or don’t even buy it at all as it will quite frankly turn out to be a waste of your money. Ok so I had to do some googling to come across the ugly replica and it is not part of my personal collection but I think right off the bat anyone with any knowledge of CELINE will be able to point out the flaws. First the loose handles completely defy the original CELINE design which is so structured. Secondly the logo has been maximized and looks terrible. The zipper on the bag has been placed too high and makes the bag lose the original CELINE symmetry which adds to the beauty of the bag in my opinion.

The second bag pictured was indeed one I purchased on my own and although it is not an ugly replica it is just a mediocre one and shows that even if you think you know designer bags, you have to be careful with their replica equivalents as there are so many details you need to pay attention to. The second bag is a lot better than the first but the quality of the leather (which is something you have to see in person) is generally poor overall as it has a half plastic feel to it, making me personally doubt whether it is real leather at all. Additionally the dimensions of the handbag are off by a bit (it is supposed to be a nano) and if you can see it has more of a rectangular shape to it than a square shape. This bag is what most replica sites sell and they are good enough to dupe most people into thinking they are authentic CELINEs an expert would be still able to spot the bag as a fake. I have posted detailed photos below for you to take a look at to see all the details, and what the manufacturers missed in making it.

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Front view of the bag. This bag is probably around 80% similar to the original CELINE.
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The bottom of the handbag has pegs which a CELINE nano is not supposed to have since it is the tiniest model!
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The bag is of the bag is ok, but you can see the shiny sheen on the leather here which makes the bag look really fake.
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At least they got the stamp on the replica bag right!
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As you can see there is an overall unfinished look the the purse!
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The interior stamp is very off compared to the original CELINE design. The good CELINE nano replica I reviewed had an accurate interior stamp.
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Although I do not care too much about the interior of a replica bag I want the quality of the materials to be good. this bag had a plastic lining on the inside which was not very good compared to the genuine leather lining of the good nano replica pictured before.
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The hardware was a bit clunky and large compared to the good CELINE replica and the authentic version of the nano as well, although at least they go the stamp on it!

 

Finally the third bag pictured is the good replica and honestly compared to an authentic CELINE replica it is very hard to tell the difference between the two. Everything from the leather to the interior are on key and right off the bat you can see that the square shape of the CELINE nano is accurately represented in this replica bag. If you want to see a detailed comparison between the third bag and an original CELINE in my original review of the purse you can click here.

Overall the moral of the story is that you have to be careful when shopping for not only CELINE replica purses, but generally all replica purses online as it is easy to end up wasting your money on a poor excuse for a bag! There are good CELINE replicas out there, you just need to make sure you know how to spot one and spend your money right the first time!

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Is it Illegal to Buy a Replica Bag?

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Hey guys so this is a question that I often hear asked by people who are thinking about buying a replica bag and I just wanted to write a quick post on it to clarify it for those who do not know. It is 100% legal to purchase a replica handbag. What is illegal is selling it since the seller is knowingly infringing patents and trademarks of the authentic brands. So to clarify as long as you are not planning on setting up a replica shop (which I’m sure 99% of shoppers aren’t myself included – imagine all the risk!) you are fine to shop for replica handbags.

Another point often made by people who criticize those who buy replica bags are that apparently we are contributing to “terrorism”, “organized crime”, “slave labour” etc. I must say that these claims are enough to deter a naive individual, but if you know a thing or two about the world we live in you will realize that both replica and authentic items whether they be purses, shoes, or clothing have these negative effects. I remember recently reading an article about the company Zara (who knocks off many designer fashion looks and sells them for less, however does so under their own label) who employs individuals in factories where there are a lot of chemicals which lead a lot of the works towards developing some type of a respiratory condition that leads to early illness and death. The company will not even buy $0.06 face masks (yes that is right six cents) to prevent the inhalation of whatever it is causing the chemicals. I think that if we want to get into the ethics of what we buy there is a long list of items we need to cross of our lists in order to become conscientious shoppers and it is quite a long list. I think that the key issue with replica is the counterfeiting of trademarks and nothing more or less.

What is more important and something you need to worry about more is where you will shop to make sure you a) do not fall for a scam (as we know there are plenty of those on the online world), and b) you buy a good replica, and not just any old replica! If you would like you can feel free to browse the blog which is full of reviews submitted by various readers and myself which try to help everyone in the online world navigate the murky waters of replica! Leave a comment below to let everyone know what your favorite brand is and whether you prefer authentic purses or their replica counterparts!