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7 Early Warning Signs That A Louis Vuitton Is Fake

December 30, 2019

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Recognizing a fake Louis Vuitton bag in a world full of counterfeits has become increasingly difficult. But with the recent growth of the luxury resale market, there are now so many great, accessible ways to identify what’s real and what’s not. Not only can you seek authentication services from luxury brand experts, but you can also access resources such as authentication guides so you can have a bit of an advantage as a luxury resale consumer before you make your purchase. 

It’s estimated that there are more fake Louis Vuittons in the world than authentic. Crazy to think about, right? Most of us are familiar with what a real Louis Vuitton looks like, but are you able to recognize the warning signs that a Louis Vuitton might be fake?

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Everything You Need To Know About A Real Versus Fake Chanel Bag

December 7, 2019

chanel-serial-number-authenticity-cardChanel is one of the most desired luxury brands today. As a result, it is also one of the most replicated brands. There are a number of details to examine when identifying an authentic Chanel item. Keep in mind that not all Chanel replicas are made the same. Some replicas are much easier to spot than others. The replicas that are closest to the real thing, also known as “Superfakes” are pretty tricky to spot for most, as they are made to look almost exactly the same as an authentic Chanel. While these details may look close to identical, there will usually be at least a detail or two that are a little off. We’ll go over a few of the basics to help you identify an authentic Chanel bag or other small leather goods.

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Are Louis Vuitton Bags With No Date Codes Real or Fake?

September 12, 2019

louis-vuitton-date-code-real-or-fakeThe Louis Vuitton date code is one of the most notable ways to identify an authentic Louis Vuitton. But without full authentication research, it’s actually one of the many ways that people make an inaccurate assumption about a bag.

Just because a bag has what appears to be a date code does not mean the bag is automatically authentic. One of the easiest tricks for people who make replica bags is to put stamp some letters and numbers onto the bag and forge a date code. But what they don’t typically take the time and effort to do is evaluate the information that you defer from interpreting the code.

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An Authenticator’s Guide to a Real vs. Fake Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis

May 22, 2019

pre-owned-louis-vuitton-monogram-pochette-metisAs certain bags trend in popularity, so does the rise of their prevalence in the counterfeit marketplace.  The pochette is no exception.

With long wait lists and a demand that continues to surpass the supply, the Pochette Metis bag is hard to get. Which makes people want it even more.

As the Pochette Metis become less obtainable from the brand directly, consumers turn to the wild west of the second-hand market in hopes of being able to procure their very own.

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The 5 Worst Mistakes When Buying A Used Louis Vuitton Online

November 14, 2018

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Buying a pre-owned Louis Vuitton online is a pastime of the savviest fashionphiles and deal seekers. The century-long global obsession for the Louis Vuitton brand is rooted in the same traditions that make them excellent bags to buy online today. However, the strong resale and high market demand for used Louis Vuitton is why this brand, more than any other in the world, has an unprecedented counterfeit market.  Whether it’s a vintage Alma from the 80’s or a brand new Palm Springs backpack, it is critical that you go into your used search, knowing that the market is flooded with fakes.

To explore this topic further and avoid many of the common decision making pitfalls that people often fall victim to, let’s take a look at the 5 worst mistakes when buying a used Louis Vuitton online.

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