So You Want to Buy a Louis Vuitton Replica? Tips for Snagging as Close to the Real Deal As Possible.

 

We all love Louis handbags – we can’t say enough about its timelessness or general chicness. But when you are in the market for a used or replica Louis Vuitton bag there are certain dead give aways that you need to truly be aware of before you make a purchase in order to avoid the “fake stare” – a term I have dubbed to describe the leering eyes of those who have trained themselves to spot a fake a mile away and give a smug look to the owner once they have done so. It is a horrible feeling but oh so preventable if you educate yourself on what to look for when shopping for that perfect LV (whether it be a Neverfull, Palermo, Tivoli, Speedy etc.). The following are key tips I recommend:

1. LOOK AT THE T’S ON THE LOUIS VUITTON STAMP.

lv stamp logo
The T’s on the handbag are distinct and do not touch one another or come close to even doing so. This what the authentic handbag looks like and what any handbag you are considering purchasing should look like.
Spot-a-Fake-LV-Purse-Page-004This is a fake LV handbag. The T’s are touching one another giving away that it is fake right away to any discerning eye. Please watch out for this if you are after a handbag that looks exactly like the original. If you are not willing to give as much scrutiny then you need not mind this post.  

2. LOOK AT THE “MADE IN FRANCE” STAMP

If the handbag says “made in France” it is correct. If it is written in caps “MADE IN FRANCE” the handbag is a fake and this a deadly giveaway to anybody who knows anything about LV’s. Please be careful about this ladies as this is one thing which is easy to miss yet so important! However do keep in mind that LV does not only produce their handbags in France but it can also be stamped with a different country’s name such as the US or Spain. As long as it is not in all caps you are safe.

3. MAKE SURE THE COLOR IS LISTED ON THE LV WEBSITE

Looking for a handbag, and found a color you have fallen in love with? That is fine my darlings but please make sure the color is part of the official color collection by LV otherwise it will certainly be a dead giveaway indicating your handbag is fake. So please double – and maybe even triple – check to make sure the color is an official color. This will save you a LOT of embarrassment when you are asked about it by others.

louis vuitton websiteThe official LV website is an amazing tool which is free and at your disposal. There is an endless supply of information there which you can use to your advantage when looking to make a purchase! USE IT PEOPLE!


4. MAKE SURE THE INTERIOR OF THE HANDBAG MATCHES THE PRINT ON THE OUTSIDE

Louis-Vuitton-Neo-Neverfull-Bag-Interior

Louis Vuitton has recently released more variety in their classic Monogram Canvas Neverfulls in that the interiors are available in other colors including the fuschia and mustard yellow we can see here. These are called the Neo Neverfull bags. I personally love the mustard yellow interior. Which one do you prefer? I need to get my hands on a good replica of these and share with you guys!

If you are buying a piece from the Monogram collection please ensure that the inside is the same lining color as the authentic Monogram Canvas collection (brown interior) and not the deep red like the Damier Ebene collection. There is nothing that screams fake as much as an incorrect interior does. Remember that when it comes to buying a designer handbag – the inside is just as important at the outside. It is all about vanity at the end of the day, and it would be a horrible injustice to own a handbag from a manufacturer that couldn’t even respect the basics elements of design of the brand they are seeking to mimic. Let me know if I missed anything important in the comments below and I will update the post!

If you found this post helpful or interesting feel free to  subscribe to The Purse Queen blog by emailing me at thepursequeen@hotmail.com! You can also contact me with a review to post on the blog for any website (replica or authentic)!

FOLLOW ME ON BLOGLOVIN’ BY CLICKING HERE!

Louis Vuitton Soft Lockit Replica Handbag Review

 

Hey guys! So I bought the LV Soft Lockit in the darker beige/camel-ish color tone (not sure of the official name) from Designer Discreet (their website is www.designer-discreet.ru) and it turned out beautiful! The leather is very soft and you can definitely tell that the quality is up there in terms of replicas. The interior is actually genuine suede as well, and the stampings are generally on point! The only thing I will say is that the hardware (as with all replicas) is not as substantial as my authentic bags but nonetheless this is not something that you can really spot visually, and is more of a weight/feel thing. I have yet to see ANY replica bag that has hardware comparable to the authentic except one C****L bag I bought a while ago which was a lucky shot I guess. Anyways I have posted the photos below. Let me know what you guys think of the bag in the comments!

louis vuitton soft lockit beige replica vs authentic fake vs real 2

louis vuitton soft lockit beige replica vs authentic fake vs real 3

louis vuitton soft lockit beige replica vs authentic fake vs real 4 logo

louis vuitton soft lockit beige replica vs authentic fake vs real back of bag

louis vuitton soft lockit beige replica vs authentic fake vs real bottom of bag

louis vuitton soft lockit beige replica vs authentic fake vs real inside of bag hardware

louis vuitton soft lockit beige replica vs authentic fake vs real inside of bag logo

louis vuitton soft lockit beige replica vs authentic fake vs real inside of bag pockets

louis vuitton soft lockit beige replica vs authentic fake vs real leather closeup

louis vuitton soft lockit beige replica vs authentic fake vs real side of bag

louis vuitton soft lockit beige replica vs authentic fake vs real

 

If you found this post helpful or interesting feel free to  subscribe to The Purse Queen blog by emailing me at thepursequeen@hotmail.com! You can also contact me with a review to post on the blog for any website (replica or authentic)!

FOLLOW ME ON BLOGLOVIN’ BY CLICKING HERE!

The Art of Buying a Replica Handbag

 
prada handbag saffiano comparison fake vs real black

An AAA replica of a Prada Saffiano double zip tote and a counter quality version. The AAA was one of the first AAA replicas I bought and boy was the quality bad!

Replica handbags are oh so alluring. The idea of saving thousands while dropping only hundreds for a perfect copy of THAT bag you just saw in THAT designer boutique is enough to make anyone drool, myself included. However you shouldn’t think it is just that simple to purchase a replica. After shopping for replica for over 8 years (began of course when I was a not so wealthy teenager) myself I have realized there is an art to it just as there is as an art to anything else. You don’t just do a quick google search for “replica handbag” and purchase on the first website that pops up when it comes to replicas since there is a lot of investigation necessary to make sure the website you want to purchase from is legit and is not a scam that will rip you off!

First of all if you are going to purchase a replica handbag there is one thing I have realized throughout the years: you must be willing to take a risk. Yes purchasing replica handbags is very much like a game of Russian roulette; you can either get lucky or you can bite the bullet! For example many of the good sellers I have found only accept payment through money orders such as Western Union and although at first this frightened me greatly since I risked basically losing all of my money, I have grown quite comfortable with the process over time – I just always make sure to vet any seller/company before I actually send my payments through to avoid being scammed. The way I personally see it however is that after a few bullets you will get lucky and find a trustworthy seller or few who you can stick with and will take care of you! At least that is how it has worked out for me, although I am always open to finding better sellers who have more precise quality and work with better materials.

Another part of the art is to be able to recognize quality! This once again does come back to the trust between yourself and the seller however there are a lot of other factors which come into play as well! The most basic thing you can do is to check what quality the seller is advertising for their bags. There are several tiers of handbag qualities when it comes to replicas which include the A grade replicas which range from disgusting bags which scream 100% fake upon first glance, to bags which may have the form down but lack the quality in terms of materials. I personally stay away from any bags labelled AAA, AAA+, AAAA etc. since they usually equate to junk.

For myself personally when I am shopping for an item whether it be replica or authentic I like to make sure I get the cream of the crop; just because you are buying a knockoff does not mean you have to buy one that screams fake. The quality of bags that I personally purchase are strictly one to one or counter quality as they are called in Asia. The counter quality bags are considered bags which are good enough to be placed on the counter at Celine, Louis Vuitton, Prada etc. so those are the handbags you should aim for if you are after a replica or knockoff! Anything less and you will be feeling queasy, that is if you have any experiences with the authentic bags.

If you have never purchased a real designer handbag before the AAA might seem like amazing quality but once you get your hands on an authentic bag you will be able to see what you are missing out on, and you’ll never be able to look at the bag you just purchased in the same way. My first time I ever got tricked into buying an AAA purse was when I shopped on Ioffer a few year ago and I purchased a Prada Saffiano. The bag was adorable to me at the time, but once I stopped by the Prada boutique to see the Saffianos in person I was heartbroken as I realized I had spent so much money on a piece of absolute junk! Luckily I found a seller later on who sells amazing Prada’s and I will post a comparison between the two handbags for everyone to get a glance at the quality in depth. Overall as you may have realized by now purchasing replicas can be very rewarding (I’d like a single person who wouldn’t like to save thousands monthly especially if they are a fashionista like myself to comment below) but you just need to make sure you know the art of buying one well!

celine-luggage-nano-mini-micro-authentic-replica

Another quality comparison between two Celine bags I have purchased. One is an AAA while the other is a counter quality – the difference is in the details even though both look similar from afar. If you are a detail oriented person it is always better to go for the counter quality bags as you most likely like myself don’t want anyone to think your bag is fake!

If you are looking for guidance feel free to screen through the reviews submitted by blog readers and myself posted on this website as a tool to help you!

If you found this post helpful or interesting feel free to  subscribe to The Purse Queen blog by emailing me at thepursequeen@hotmail.com! You can also contact me with a review to post on the blog for any website (replica or authentic)!

FOLLOW ME ON BLOGLOVIN’ BY CLICKING HERE!

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!

If you found this post helpful or interesting feel free to  subscribe to The Purse Queen blog by emailing me at thepursequeen@hotmail.com! You can also contact me with a review to post on the blog for any website (replica or authentic)!

FOLLOW ME ON BLOGLOVIN’ BY CLICKING HERE!

Spot Replica Louis Vuitton Bags: Authentic vs. Replica Monogram Totally Buying Guide

 
authentic vs replica louis vuitton totally fake vs real lv1

Pictured is the Louis Vuitton replica bag I will be comparing to the authentic model. Please keep in mind there is a size difference between the two as one is a PM, while the other is an MM. Can you guess which is the fake handbag and which is the real?

I have compiled pictures to compare my replica Louis Vuitton Totally MM bag in monogram canvas to an original (albeit used) for resale on Fashionphile. I purchased my handbag for approximately $279 USD with free shipping included (from Designer Discreet) over 2 years ago while the handbag on Fashionophile is listed for resale at $1,150 USD. The bag’s condition is listed as:

Item Condition: Preowned – Very Good

Exterior: patina of vachetta, wear on piping trim, light corner wear, light surface wear

Handle: patina, surface wear, small marks, light water marks, light scratches

Interior: small minor marks on main section, ink marks and wear in side panel pockets

Hardware: scratches

I have really used and abused my replica Totally MM bag as I have taken it on several vacations where it has primarily served as a beach bag and has bared more than its fare share of the brunt of my travels (I am not sure about you guys but I tend to be very careless on vacations and so I never take any authentic purses with me!). Anyways the bag has held up very well considering all of the abuse it has gone through under my care and the patina has shaped out quite nicely as well. I  hope this post helps those who are looking to buy an authentic purse avoid getting a fake in its place as we all know Ebay and the online world are generally quite notorious for that, and even our most favorite of consignment shops can slip in a fake here or there (these services are run by humans after all)! Take a look at the photographs before to picture the differences between the authentic vs. replica Louis Vuitton Totally MM, and let me know whether you’d go fake or real in the comments below for this particular Louis Vuitton! I would personally go for the fake as the differences are really nonexistent between the two as shown by the photos!

fashionphile louis vuitton totally mm monogram canvas genuine authentic

This is the Fashionphile listing for the authentic purse. The handbag is selling for $1,150 USD + free domestic shipping within the United States. The bag is alright overall in terms of condition based on the photographs but definitely looks used.

authentic vs replica louis vuitton totally fake vs real lv comparison

Starting with a sideshot of the handbag the differences are not very pronounced between the two. The only key difference that shows through some replicas is the stitching which is not to bad on this replica bag.

authentic vs replica louis vuitton totally fake vs real lv comparison bottom of bag

louis vuitton totally mm bottom

The bottoms of both the bags are identical except for which pattern falls to the centre where the stitch occurs. This is where the size difference’s importance comes in as the bag on the right (the authentic) is a PM which is a smaller size so the stitch pattern falls at a different placed. If you take a look at the authentic Totally MM I have pictured below the comparison photo you will notice that the alignment is the same as the replica as both have the Logo cut through and the stitch occur between the two.

authentic vs replica louis vuitton totally fake vs real lv comparison tag

The tags of both the replica bag and the authentic bag are not too far off. Louis Vuitton’s fonts have been known to variate slightly throughout the years so the two are quite comparable. The color of the thread on the tag of the authentic purse (pictured right) is less vibrant and more dull compared to the replica and the stitching is a bit more well done I will say. In person however this difference is quite negligible as I have walked into the Louis Vuitton store many times with my replica handbag on pictured on the left.  authentic vs replica louis vuitton totally fake vs real lv comparison inside of the bag

Last but not leas is the interior of both handbags which is virtually the same (the lighting variance on both photos may make both look a bit different but I have compared the interior to my authentic Louis Vuitton handbags and it is not too far off.

Overall the canvas of the handbags are the same which I will say is one of the most important qualities you should be on the watch for if you are looking to purchase a replica Louis Vuitton bag as it is the biggest giveaway. If the replica manufacturers improve the stitching of the bag to a finer degree I personally believe it will be extremely difficult to tell between the two purses at all as that I will say is what can really separate the two when it comes to the nitty gritty details. Other than that however it is very hard for the average Joe or Jane to decipher between the two! Once again let me know what you think in the comments below!

If you found this post helpful or interesting feel free to  subscribe to The Purse Queen blog by emailing me at thepursequeen@hotmail.com! You can also contact me with a review to post on the blog for any website (replica or authentic)!

FOLLOW ME ON BLOGLOVIN’ BY CLICKING HERE!