Spot that fake Louis Vuitton Bag!

When he was only sixteen years old, Louis Vuitton made a decision that would not only change his own life but the lives of his sons and future generations: he would become a trunk maker. Who knew that the young trunk maker’s feat would rule the world of luxury even today years after his death?

Being more than 162 year old, and perfecting the success recipe it would be obnoxious to think that this brand would not be a target of the counterfeiting industry. Here’s how you can avoid purchasing a fake and spotting one :

Leather –  Louis Vuitton bags are generally made of specific material namely monogram canvas, brilliant crocodile, Damier Ebene, Empreinte Leather, Vernis Leather, Classic Epi Leather and more. These are leather which have been differently treated and provide different durability, look and feel. Pick a single bag and understand the leather before making a purchase.


Stitching – It takes up to 60 hours to handcraft a LV to perfection. With such precision, these bags have more SPI (stitches per inch) which ensures high quality. There is no back & forth stitching and they are perfectly aligned.


Logo and pattern – The pattern on the bag does not cut through the logo at the folds and corners as the brand highly respects its logo. Also, the logo is constant with no difference in placement of any letter or curve. Fake bags have plastic wrapped around the handles. The oxidizing natural cowhide leather does not need protective plastic, and bags that come with that plastic are fakes.




Hardware – A fake Louis Vuitton will probably use low quality plastic with gold coating as hardware or cheap metal which would seem hollow. Whereas an authentic Louis Vuitton uses heavy , brass or gold metal for the hardware of its bags. You can get such assured authentic Louis Vuitton bags and accessories at


Date Stamp – The majority of LV bags made after the early 1980s have a production code stamped on the bag. Since the 1990s, the code includes two letters followed by four numbers. Before the 1990s, the code was a one or two letter code followed by three or four numbers. Some were also simple three number codes. Check the date code of the bag before making your purchase.




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