One of the most important, yet challenging details to review when it comes to Louis Vuitton handbags are the zippers. There are many myths and misconceptions circulating today regarding the authenticity of these zippers. You might have heard, “Louis Vuitton hardware should never chip or fade”, “Louis Vuitton only uses brass hardware” or “Louis Vuitton zippers should always be marked ‘Louis Vuitton’ or ‘LV’). It is true that some Louis Vuitton handbags are made of brass hardware, but they’re usually much older styles (we’re talking prior to the 80’s), and most modern Louis Vuitton bags are made of a coated base metal.
Buying a pre-owned Louis Vuitton online is the sport of the savviest shopper. Instead of the ease of walking into a store and being able to buy with 100% certainty, getting a pre-owned Louis Vuitton from an online auction requires much research and a bit of risky. Each month I field hundred if not thousands of questions from Louis Vuitton enthusiasts such as yourself. On the hunt to either try and determine their current Louis Vuitton bag authenticity or to seek out a great deal on a previously owned Louis Vuitton, these savvy shoppers spend countless hours on the internet learning everything they can to ensure that the bag they are eying isn’t a dreaded knock-off. In an effort to save everyone some time I have compiled a list of the top questions we field about Louis Vuitton bags along with our answers.
If you are in the process of determining if your Louis Vuitton is real or about to try and purchase one from an online retailer then definitely don’t miss this important Q&A roundup.
When you are shopping for a pre-owned Louis Vuitton, one of the first things you’ll want to look for in the listing is the date code. Unlike other designer brands like Chanel or Gucci, Louis Vuitton is unique in that each bag is marked with specific information about exactly where and when it was produced.
This information is an essential first step in authenticating a Louis Vuitton. While oftentimes very confusing to research and understand, date codes are actually very simple to understand when you have all the information in one complete source.
That’s why I’ve created and shared my Louis Vuitton Date Code Bible. Anyone who is trying to determine if their Louis Vuitton is real, or just wanted to know where and when their Louis Vuitton was made – should absolutely bookmark this all-encompassing Louis Vuitton date code guide.
Today I authenticated 3 Louis Vuitton Speedies for customers. All three of them were fake and my customers had no clue. Rather than get an authenticate Louis Vuitton before they bid, they bought the bags (for hundreds of dollars each) and then luckily decided to reach out to me during their 48 hour return window.
While I was quickly able to determine their bags were without a doubt fake, the customers were shocked, angry, relieved – you name it. I can’t blame them though; How would you feel if you were holding a fake bag you just paid $500 for?
A reader requested help authenticating a Louis Vuitton – Monogram Speedy 25 Handbag. Based on the pictures she shared I believe this Louis Vuitton Monogram Speedy is REAL. Read on to see why.