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Authenic vs Replica Louis Vuitton Purchasing Guide

Hello guys! 

I just wanted to give you guys a few quick tips about buying replica handbags from the LV brand … possibly one of the most coveted brands! So I spoke with an insider in the replica industry after looking hard for the inside info to see what exactly goes on in the minds of these factories producing these handbags. It was very much an investigative search for answers for my fellow shoppers and I … Anyways here are several key facts I have learned about the LV replica handbag industry.

1. MYTH: There are no 1:1 LV replica handbags.

Folks I have some good news. The myth that there are no factories which currently produce 1:1 LV handbags is false . This is the idea that every fake or replica Louis Vuitton purse you purchase will be off in some way or another. Sometimes you may get lucky and purchase a purse which is very close to the real thing but it is often said that is nothing more than luck! Well I used to believe this myth but now after shopping for replica LV’s for many years I know it is false!

So basically when you are shopping for LV handbags just make sure to keep in mind you will never get one which is EXACTLY like the authentic unless you go for what they call the “counter” quality standard. These are not your usuall $200 replicas but are usually in the range of $350; I think they are worth it though since they get the smaller details that really irritate perfectionists (like myself) right! So if any store or seller states their handbag is a 100% mirror quality or whatever the new phrase is, make sure it is a “counter” quality standard darlings. 

authentic vs replica louis vuitton totally fake vs real lv1Now the one on the right is a very good replica compared to the authentic on the left! Unfortunately not all LV replicas are as good. You can read more about my comparison on the fake vs real bag by clicking here

2. Replica LV’s can oxidize!

One of the biggest problems with buying a replica LV is that the handles or straps of the handbag are so light and often do not darken like the authentics. This can clearly indicate a fake handbag to the trained eye but many manufacturers now have perfected a method which allows them to create handbags which do oxidize!

So whether you are buying real or fake, make sure to pay attention to the straps! They are very important and could be a big give away!


This is my replica Totally MM in Monogram Canvas and as you can see the handles have oxidized quite nicely so far (I’ve had the bag for over a year but only really used it for a few months). The more exposure = the more chance for oxidization.

3. Threading, threading, threading!

Pay attention to this one guys, as many handbags have horrible, horrible, horrible threading!!
Real Louis Vuitton will come with clean and consistent stitches. Yellow thread is used in real Louis Vuitton products. Counterfeit Louis Vuitton stitching is often uneven, crooked or insecure at the ends. I find this often to be the easiest way to identify a fake and a big give away! 

Overall purchasing a replica LV handbag is a stringent process as you must pay attention to key details to make sure it pulls off the look of the original.

Let me know your thoughts. Comment below and email me at thepursequeen@hotmail.com.

Also feel free to email pics of your LV, whether it be authentic or replica, good or bad! 


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  1. Asma
    November 20, 2020 / 3:26 pm

    Give me please the site you buy the bags

    I trust you as you know too much about different sellers

  2. Ally
    April 18, 2018 / 12:17 am

    I’ve bought 3 LV products with the monogram logo from Deisgner Discreet but the monogram looks different for all two bags and wallet. Some of them look dull… the LV is faint… is it supposed to be like that?

    • Mindy
      April 18, 2018 / 4:48 pm

      That’s normal. I’ve seen that even in the LV boutique (I’m a long time LV customer). I bought a couple of bags from them and then purchased one on their website and the canvas seemed more dull on the Speedy I ordered online. I asked the sales associate and they said it depends what batch of canvas it is produced with. Variations are normal. Also age of canvas determines its sheen. Can you post pics so we can take a look?

  3. Anonymous
    November 23, 2014 / 4:25 am

    Ridiculous. What is the fun of buying a fake bag? The whole point is you bought this bag that’s a real Louis Vuitton, whether it’s chump change to you or you saved your hard earned money for it. If you want something with the “same quality” just buy a real leather handbag that’s not Louis Vuitton go spend a couple hundred bucks on a coach. Buying knock offs is just tacky. Period.

      May 17, 2014 / 1:25 am

      Darling, it’s so easy to pass judgement on other but in my opinion fashion is fashion; fake or real! Buy a good replica and it’s hard to turn back to strictly authentics. I think the best philosophy is: shop real and fake. That way you get the best of both worlds 😉

      • Stella
        November 24, 2013 / 11:26 am

        We don’t all have the same priorities as far as our income goes. LV steals many hearts and you’re no one to judge and call it “ridiculous nor tacky”. This blog is mainly for replica tips, so why are you even on it?

  4. Anonymous
    August 6, 2014 / 1:27 am

    I just bought an authentic louis vuitton bag in the DE neverfull mm, and the quality is horrid. Inconsistent stitching and even triple stitched in some places! I I am actually, shocked. The alinement is also very off on each side of the bag. You’d think for 1,400 dollars you’d get perfection. NOPE.

    • Mel
      August 13, 2014 / 1:27 am

      That is honestly disgusting to hear. I’d recommend you’d return it and buy a good replica. Why pay for the real if they can’t even sell you a PERFECT bag. When I buy real darling I look at every aspect of the bag to make sure what I get is perfect because with the money I pay I deserve a perfect bag – with replicas however one can be a bit less discerning since we are paying 1/10th of the price!

  5. Anonymous
    April 13, 2014 / 1:26 am

    Amen!!! I’m a proud owner of both authentic and replica LV bags and I honestly if you do your research and know your products, you can find replicas that are almost identical in look and quality to the authentics. I know…I own some. With the quality of some authentic brands on the decline, I could easily call those that buy authentic bags and turn their noses up at replicas foolish…but that’s not my thing and it does me no good to judge anyone for having a preference that has no effect on me. I still buy authentics as well if there are no comparable reps available but whether you buy reps or authentic, the key is to KNOW YOUR PRODUCT AND THE QUALITY IT SHOULD HAVE!!

    • Anonymous
      March 21, 2023 / 5:33 am

      Hi may I where do you buy your LV replicas from?

  6. Anonymous
    October 8, 2013 / 7:25 am

    Has anyone had good luck with rep-a-porter for LV? I follow this site routinely and it seems that the community of ladies are very knowledgeable and while I am trying to get away with carrying a replica, I would die if someone I know who has the real deal would see it was a fake. Thanks for the help!

  7. Candy Sharay
    September 24, 2013 / 5:23 am

    Thanks good informatiom to know!

    • Lina Abdullah
      June 24, 2013 / 9:53 am

      I have bought a bag from that site wouldn’t recommended to anyone, bad costumer service, bad packaging, too long in process, fast shipping, never send payment by westren union coz’ they wont refund, if you like their picture so much don’t be fooled ask for more real item picture, the bag I recieved was real leather but it was wrinkle due to bad packaging, total time in waitting after payment is 3 weeks, hundreds of thretning emails (at that point I was sure I’ve been scamed)

  8. Latoya Purdie
    January 22, 2013 / 7:21 am

    Hello Angie and friends
    Can you please tell me where did you purchase this beautiful replica from please?

    • Hobo Bag
      June 1, 2014 / 1:21 am

      Google search: “replica louis vuitton” will have the results you want.

  9. Anonymous
    January 14, 2013 / 11:09 am

    Angie you said that lv is the most difficult to copy.what brand of bags do you usually buy? I am thinking of buying mulberry replica for hubby and cartier for me but I am not happy with my first replica so that’s kinda holding me back. Where do you usually shop as well?

  10. James
    December 26, 2012 / 8:49 am

    Unluckily, 3rd party credit card payment gateway for louis vuitton replicas are closed currently. It’s a bit risky than ever.

  11. Anonymous
    December 19, 2012 / 1:22 am

    Hello Angie
    You said you have been talking to an insider in the replica industry and you were told there is no real 1:1 replica? You are not lucky! If you have been in baiyun world leather market in person, you may found there are about 50-60 shops selling louis vuitton copies, but I bet you can not find the real 1:1 supplier. Why? Because they doesn’t display anything related to louis vuitton in their shop!
    You can not found the real 1:1, but that doesn’t mean it’s not existing.


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