Bag Update: Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM Neo Mimosa – How Long Do Replica Bags Last?

Dear blog readers,

One concern that most shoppers are concerned with when it comes to replica bags is how long will they last? Due to the lower price people believe that qualitatively the bags suffer, and time-wise do not last as long. Now knockoff bags are a broad category, and this assumption does hold true for many lower end replicas, however if you can snag yourself a counter quality replica (as I have extensively described throughout my reviews of various bags), then you should expect your bag to last as long as it’s authentic designer counterpart.

Case in point, we can refer to a previous review I did of a Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM Mimosa replica bag about two and a half years ago! You can click here to read the original review of the bag I did. Now I’ve used this bag many times over this time period, and I’d like to share with you all how the bag has maintained itself. These are some key changes I have noticed with the bag:

It is developing a patina (slowly but surely)!

The bag’s cowhide trimmings (a.k.a the handles, and the rim around the top of the bag) are beginning to slowly develop a tan. I haven’t exposed the bag to too much sun, so the patina is not very dark so it could be much darker if I had chosen to oxidize it more!

louis vuitton light patina progress

The red glaze is turning darker!

When I first purchased the bag it had a bright red glaze painted onto the edges of the handles. The bright red color is slowly but surely morphing into a darker red that almost looks brown-ish in person. A lot of people who shop for Louis Vuitton often ask if the replica looks fake because of the bright red paint, since many other pieces on second hand markets have a darker hue, however this question is flawed because even on the authentic bags the trim is a brighter red at first and the color eventually darkens with time.

louis vuitton neverfull mm replica bag update quality #replicabags

The bag has some white scuffs here and there!

Just like its authentic counterpart, good replica Louis Vuitton bags can have their canvas scuffed (usually a white color). In order to take care of these scuffs many ladies on the Purse Forum have suggested using a magic white eraser. Usually these scuffs are the product of the bag rubbing up against things like a wall that can transfer their color to the canvas. Now if your bag is scuffed all over the place that is a warning trigger as that is highly unusual, but as pictured below a few scuffs here and there are no major biggie!

white marks on louis vuitton monogram canvas bag

white marks on louis vuitton monogram canvas

Like an authentic bag, you need to take care of your replica!

Many people who snark at replicas often do so because of the horrid images of fakes they have seen which are a true embarrassment to the brand and the bag’s wearer. However  many people purchase a copy of an authentic bag they already own that they don’t want to wear out all the time so it doesn’t get ruined, and lose its value. Others simply purchase fakes to save money.

Regardless of your reason for buying a replica bag you need to keep in mind that like an authentic bag, it requires care and you must put in the work to make sure the bag does not deteriorate quickly! My Neverfull has clearly stood the test of time in terms of relaying its quality in terms of construction, and overall I am just as happy with the bag now as I was when I first purchased it!

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  1. Anna
    May 9, 2019 / 8:21 pm

    Hello Purse queen,
    I have a tricky question for you. In your suggestion list I could see two different web sites for LV replicas. Which one do you prefer?

    • The Purse Queen
      May 27, 2019 / 1:36 pm

      Hi Anna,

      Both gave me good results so I’d say go with whomever you feel comfortable with – trust your gut!

      • Sam
        May 28, 2019 / 3:48 am

        Hi Purse Queen,

        I am one of the purse lovers especialy designer ones.
        I have a general question: what if I am caught from the authorities for possesing a fake bag?

        There was a story in a newspaper saying that one singer was caught in Zurich airport- she was possesing LV fake travel bags- inspectors from LV aproached to her at the airport and confiscated her bags, than she had to take her belongigs in a plastic bags in addition that she had to pay a fine….I am just thinking …what a blame.

        • Angie R.
          July 4, 2019 / 5:32 pm

          Hi Sam,

          I have never heard of that story. In America and most of the world it is not illegal to purchase replicas, but it is illegal to sell them. So as long as you aren’t selling them you should be fine! 🙂

  2. amy
    October 31, 2018 / 1:54 am

    I totally agree with the author. If you take care of your replica like an authentic bag, The long-life winner may be an authentic bag, maybe not.
    Don’t forget the replica only cost one tens or two of authentic bag.Haha, replicas completely win sometimes,both quality and price.

  3. Tracey
    October 15, 2018 / 3:33 pm

    I have one since 2012 although I lost the guys info my bag looks authentic aged as the same not broken and I wear to work everyday !! I own authentic Lv but never again as I have real Lv that has broke

  4. Debbie M Tillman
    October 14, 2018 / 1:52 pm

    Need info for good quality sites to buy replica bags

  5. Stephanie O.
    October 14, 2018 / 12:25 pm

    Your review purse queen is spot on. I have had my Neverfull from DD for about 2 years. I do rotate bags but it is holding up beautifully. The patina has aged exactly as expected and no one would EVER know it was a replica. Finally getting ready to place another order 🙂

    • Regina Bryan
      May 1, 2019 / 10:04 pm

      I’m in need of a replica. Where is a reputable place to purchase from?

      • The Purse Queen
        May 1, 2019 / 10:42 pm

        Hi Regina,

        You can get recommendations from myself and others on this page here.

  6. Rena Goldstein
    October 14, 2018 / 12:22 am

    Where do you recommend buying a good replica. The website of my source has been shut down.


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