With authentic designer wallet prices skyrocketing, it is not hard to imagine why many turn to fakes. Some people buy fakes because they can’t cough up the cash for authentic designer goods. Others may have the cash, but simply want to save money if they can get the same product at a lower price. Regardless of where you fit on this spectrum, this post will provide key tips and guidance on how to pick a good replica wallet to purchase.
Why Should I Buy a Fake or Replica Designer Wallet?
Buying a fake or replica wallet is a great way to gage whether you can stomach buying fakes. There are several reasons why including:
- Buying a replica wallet is a cheap investment compared to purchasing replica bags. They usually cost about half the price so you will have less to lose.
- Buying a replica wallet is a great way to test a seller to see whether they are good or bad. Bad apples abound in the world of replicas so purchasing a small item like a wallet once again helps you lose less money.
- Buying a replica wallet helps you understand what you can expect in terms of quality when purchasing replica designer goods.
How Should I Pick Which Replica Designer Wallet to Purchase?
There are several tips you can take into perspective when choosing what particular replica wallet to purchase:
- Pick the most popular model: You can visit a designer’s website (e.g. Louis Vuitton) to see what their most popular models are. You can then pick those models to purchase as they are more likely to be better replicated. On Louis Vuitton’s site wallets like the Zippy or Insolite are popular sellers that are also well replicated.
- Pick the most popular designers: Like the model, the designer matters. Going with a less known designer will likely net you a poor quality wallet. Pick designers that are cult favorites like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermes and you should be fine.
- Pick designs without graphics: I generally recommend that you pick non-limited edition wallets that do not have graphics on them because graphics are iffy. Sometimes replica manufacturers get them right, and sometimes they get them very wrong.
An Unexpected Surprise – A Replica Wallet with Good Graphic Replication:
Here is an example of a Louis Vuitton wallet I recently purchased simply to test my thesis on graphics which proved me wrong. However to err on the side of caution I still advise against purchasing any graphic edition of any designer bag or wallet as a replica. Anyways back to the wallet I purchased…
If you are a cat person you will probably love the Louis Vuitton x Grace Coddington collaboration. This collaboration featured many Louis Vuitton bags, shoes, and wallets sprinkled with felines. Previously I have advised against purchasing any type of fake or replica bag with graphics on them due to quality issues. I personally love cats, although I was not a fan of this collection. I simply ordered the Zippy Compact wallet to see how bad or good graphic print replicas were nowadays.
Although I personally was prepared for the worst, I was shockingly surprised at how good the graphic printing was. Below you can see pictures of the replica wallet including the graphic details indicating how good the quality of the wallet is:
What Replica Wallets do you Recommend to Purchase?
Over the years I have obviously purchased many replica wallets and the following are my favorite Louis Vuitton ones (in terms of design and quality):
- Louis Vuitton Zippy: it is very hard to go wrong with this wallet. It is probably the most replicated wallet so the quality is excellent. It also offers great storage space, and keeps all your cards and cash safe with a zip around.
- Louis Vuitton Victorine Wallet (Compact): this wallet offers a super cute design with great space for a smaller amount of cards and cash if you are the kind to travel light.
- Louis Vuitton Sarah Wallet: this wallet is similar to the Zippy wallet but the design is a little less boring. The long version of this wallet offers excellent space for all your cash and cards.
You may notice that my list of favorites only included Louis Vuitton wallets. This is because I have found that they are the best replicated wallet brand (the only other exception being Hermes wallets, but I haven’t really purchased one recently so I left it off the list). I recently had a large replica wallet haul, and purchased a couple of wallets for myself and to give away to family members as gifts. The Louis Vuitton wallets were all 100% on point while the Celine wallet was otherwise excellent but the hardware was a bit stiff/not as good as the Louis Vuitton. The Celine wallet would still get a 9/10 from me, but the Louis Vuitton’s are a 10/10 so I suggest you go with them over any other brand, especially as a first time buyer. Below you can see detailed photos of the wallets I have purchased:
What Should I Look for in a Fake Wallet When Shopping Around?
These are the key things to pay attention to when shopping for a replica wallet:
- Leather Quality: The leather of a good wallet must feel luxurious and be genuine leather. Quiz the seller on whether their products are guaranteed to be made with leather. Zoom into the pictures they show on their site to see if you can tell. If you are purchasing a canvas wallet from Louis Vuitton then you must adjust your expectations as canvas is not leather.
- Hardware Quality: The hardware must have a nice weight to it, even if it is not the same weight as the authentic wallet’s hardware (usually I find the hardware has about 90-100% of the weight of the authentic counterpart). Make sure the hardware is the same as the authentic whether it be brass, palladium etc.
- Stamping: Make sure the logo of the brand you are shopping for is stamped on correctly into the interior of the wallet, and the exterior of the wallet. Things like font size, shape, and spacing are all very important to pay attention to.
The Bottom Line: Where Should I Buy Replica Designer Wallets?
I have always said that purchasing replica wallets are a great “gateway drug” to the world of replica shopping, and are probably the best thing you can purchase as a replica shopper because you are saving a lot. The money you save by buying a replica wallet can be put into saving for an authentic designer bag even. Designer wallets are extremely well replicated generally, and I personally won’t ever be buying an authentic wallet again. In terms of where to purchase replica designer wallets, you can refer to the recommended seller page for some options & more in depth reviews of specific replica bags and wallets. Hopefully this guide has helped you realize what to look for when shopping for a replica wallet, and feel free to leave a comment below to share your experiences!