Can Fake or Replica Louis Vuitton Handbags Patina?

This is a question often asked by people who are looking into getting a fake Louis Vuitton purse, and I actually had the exact same question myself! Unfortunately I didn’t have the chance to google any blogs back when I first started buying replicas so it was more of a trial and experience process for myself. I have purchased MANY Louis Vuitton fakes over the years and have definitely learnt a thing or two about what you can realistically expect from a faux bag.

The most important feature I would say to look for in a replica Louis Vuitton purse is the patina ability of the bag as this will tell you a lot about the quality of the purse overall. The patina basically refers to the ability of the handles to darken over time. My authentic Louis Vuitton purses patina beautifully in that the handles age over time and gain this darker look to them. This is basically one of the indicators as to how you can tell a new Louis Vuitton from an old or aged one. Below you can see a picture between my old LV Totally MM Monogram Canvas which has patina’d over a 6 month period vs the new Louis Vuitton Totally GM in Damier Azur I just received a few days ago from my latest order. I bought the bag for a trip and have abused it quite a bit but it has been an amazing travel bag and I would definitely recommend it! The two pockets on the side make it even an ideal diaper bag I would say if you have little ones and need a nice big bag to throw all of their junk into – I will definitely be using the Totally as a fashionable diaper bag if I am ever in the position to have little hands around!

Louis Vuitton bags look much more gorgeous with age, in my opinion at least. I personally don’t love the sight of a new Louis Vuitton with the super light handles as I don’t think it looks as sophisticated as bags with the patina that have an overall darker look. When you are shopping for a Louis Vuitton handbag whether it be real or fake make sure you check to the handles for the color to get an idea of the quality of the bag. If you are buying a fake the buyer or company should mention that the handles are made of real cowhide leather and thus able to patina. I have tend to found that if the bag is AAA it is usually made of plastic handles (I bought a horrible Speedy in the past that did not patina no matter what I did!) which do not patina but if the bag is a counter quality model then it is made of real cowhide handles and will patina. A bag that will not patina is a telltale sign of a fake handbag so stay away from any seller that does not promise or claim their bag will patina!

If you want your bag to patina more quickly there are a few things you can do including putting olive oil on the handles and leaving it out in the sun for a bit! You will notice the handles darken a bit and loose their super light color. Otherwise if you don’t want to force the patina you can just the bag be and enough use over several months will cause the color to naturally change on the handles. Overall remember that if you want to buy a fake or replica Louis Vuitton make sure the handles will be capable of patina-ing if you don’t want to waste your money!

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Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandoulière 35 Replica Review

Hey guys! The holiday season is comin’ up, and we all know what that means: shopping, LOTS of shopping! But the good news is that if you have any handbag lovers on your list, I will be posting my annual favorite bags for the holidays, that can help any lady or gent buy their friend,lover, or loved one an awesome handbag or accessory which is both hot for the season and amazing in terms of quality (I will try each one out myself). Today’s review will be on the Speedy Bandoulière 35 in Damier Ebene which would definitely fit perfectly on the list of perfect gifts as it is not only a Louis Vuitton classic, but a designer handbag classic in general that any purse infatuated individual would LOVE (and I gladly speak on their part) to receive!

I have decided to keep the reviews going forward more picture oriented as I know that you really have to see it to believe it with replicas. It is tough to trust anyone’s advice on buying them, especially since the internet is full of oh so many scams nowadays. So I am going to let my pictures do the talking (not all of it, but most of it) going forward! So let’s begin by showcasing the Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandoulière 35 in MDamier Ebene that I purchased. Ok so why this bag? I know I recently did a review on a Speedy 35 in Monogram Canvas without the shoulder strap from Counter Luxury and the bag was great, but honestly after wearing it I realized it was a bit heavy to carry around especially if you carry around a ton of stuff like me. Well the only reason I got a 35 was so that it would have the capacity to be stuffed up with all my things on a high maintenance kind of day. But alas it was really really heavy, and I began to long for that strap. So I gave away my first Speedy to my sister, who of course quite happily accepted it.

Now that I have received my 35 with the shoulder strap I feel much more happy, and love how the weight of the handbag is more so on my shoulders than just my hands. In fact I think I will buy a strap-less Speedy 25 (not 35) for the future for my more minimalist days as I still love the look of the strap-less Speedy as well. Replica-wise I noticed Counter Luxury was down so I ended up just buying the 35 from DD, who seems to have really improved with their LV collection if this bag is a good representation of their whole selection! I spoke to one of their sales reps through their chat window, and apparently they have stopped carrying AAA bags since they are poor quality – a good move on their part in my opinion. After receiving this bag I realized that I have really come a long way from my days as a replica newbie, where I would buy horrible canvas with a plastic quality and think it was amazing, but these 1:1 bags have really given me a new appreciation for the quality that replicas can truly give a person! Take a look at the pictures below and let me know what you think:

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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!

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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! 

-Angie

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