How to Spot a Fake Louis Vuitton Bag

There are numerous ways to spot a fake Louis Vuitton bag. I had had it with being ripped off and did some investigating. I will touch on a couple obvious thing to look for!

Sellers of fake Louis Vuitton bags seem to be so careless that they leave some very obvious tell tale clues for us. These basic principles can be used for any Louis Vuitton bag.

The Tag This Louis Vuitton tag should not have a blue number printed on it. It should not have a blue number anywhere. Retailers seem to leave these tags on as they think this will some how prove that the bag is real. If you see this tag with a printed number down the side steer clear of the bag.

The Packaging This bag does not have a number printed on the tag but it does have another big clue that it is fake. The plastic around the the handles. This looks cheap. Some Louis Vuitton bags do have protective plastic around the handles if they are brand new but most resale bags aren’t. If a bag has ever been used or was a display model the plastic should not be there. As there is no such thing as Louis Vuitton wholesale consider where the seller got the bag from if the plastic is still on the handles.

Paper Everywhere Most fakes have paper around the hardware to protect it. This Alma bag has paper around the zip pulls and handles and you even see some with paper around every rivet.

The Price One of the easiest ways of checking if a bag is fake is just by looking at the price. If it is over 50% less than the price of the same bag in a Louis Vuitton retailer it is a fake.

Louis Vuitton does not sell bags at wholesale. Even if they did if the bag costs $1500/£825 in their shops they are not going to sell it at wholesale for $75 so another seller can sell it to you for $150. It’s not good business sense. If the bag is previously owned and the owner wants to sell it why would they sell it for a tenth of its value. I know if I’d spent $1500/£825 on a bag I would want at least half of that price back if I sold it. I would probably keep hold of it until Louis Vuitton stopped making them and then sell it for a profit.

There is so much more information as to how to spot a Louis Vuitton bag like Symmetry, Quality, Date Codes & Serial Numbers, Stamps & Markings, Metal Wear, Locks & Keys, Rivets, Material, Tag, The Lock and Sides, for pictures and more information visit

Louis Vuitton Pegase Bag Review

The Louis Vuitton Pegase Bag is one of the most notable ‘luggage’ bags from the Vuitton family of high-end elegant products. Other members of this ‘character-filled’ family include the likes of the Louis VuittonEole Bag, the (Carryall) Louis Vuitton Luggage Bag, the (Deauville) Louis Vuitton Luggage Bag and another long-handled bag, this time a trolley, in the name of the Bosphore trolley. Of all Louis Vuitton products that I have gotten to use in recent times, and they are quite a good number, it is the Pegase bag that I have found myself getting most thoroughly enchanted with.

Pegase bag is one of the biggest bags (overall) in the rather huge Louis Vuittonfamily of bags. It has a length of some 14 and a half inches, a more modest height of 7.5 inches, and a remarkable diameter of 22.5 inches.

As with most other luggage bags from Louis Vuitton, Pegase bag is dark brown in color, with cream crosses (some standing alone, others encased) all over its body; to make a considerably elegant bag. The dark background color means that the bag doesn’t easily show the dirt it is likely to inevitably collect in the course of a travel. This is just one of the adaptations which make Vuitton Pegase bag an ideal one for travel purposes. Others include its long handle, which makes it easy to pull around airports and railway stations, and the fact that it is made from the rather sturdy monogram canvas. Monogram canvas, in addition to being a very beautiful material which doesn’t easily lose color with the passage of time, is also a very strong material; ideal for a luggage bag which has to withstand quite a bit of pressure over its lifetime.

For items one wouldn’t want to end up getting mixed up with the rest of luggage, Louis Vuitton provides an interior pocket. On the inside of this bag, one meets the rather welcoming lining made from soft canvas. Now the advantage that soft canvas lining offers (when compared, for instance, to soft textile lining) is that it does tend to last long. A common complaint aired regarding bag lining, when made from soft textile, has been that such textile lining tends to be created to last for just as long as the bag is in the vendor’s store; starting to fall apart within a few weeks of use. The trimmings that Vuitton uses on the Pegase bag are made from leather, specifically the naturally oxidizing variety which doesn’t lose that ‘good look’ with the passage of time. Leather trimmings are also strong, so that the bag doesn’t start falling apart at the sides with just a few days’ use.

For a closure system, Vuitton provides those of its customers who opt for the Louis Vuitton Pegase bag with a zipper- which, from my personal experience, is a high quality zipper; the variety that lasts years if not misused.

Why Louis Vuitton Bags Cost What They Do and the Value They Offer For Money

Louis Vuitton bags don’t come very cheap. At least, they are not the cheapest of handbags. Yet thousands, if not millions of women continue to purchase the Louis Vuitton bags – seemingly oblivious of their price; and of the fact that there are a number of other apparently cheaper handbag brands out there.

So why do bags cost what they do – and what value do they offer for money, so as to make people to continue purchasing them, rather the numerous other ‘cheaper’ handbag brands?

One reason why Louis Vuitton bags cost what they do has to be the material they are made of, namely real pure leather. This pure leather, while definitely the best possible material for making handbags, does not really come cheap – though its small extra cost is something that it makes up for in many other ways mentioned in our discussion on the value bags offer.

Another reason as to why Louis Vuitton bags cost what they do has to do with the workmanship that goes into making them. Being high-end items, bags are definitely not ‘run off the mill’ mass produced items (as there would be no way of guaranteeing quality in such a production system). Of course, while this is not to say that each Louis Vuitton handbag is hand-sewn – since there is admittedly a lot of mechanization in the process that produces the bags, it is to say that there is a lot of human involvement in the process, in quality checking and rectification measures, in order to come up with the premium product that is a Louis Vuitton bag. Since human effort costs money, it is understandable that Louis Vuitton bags come a little dearer than the mass produced ‘run of the mill bags’ – whose quality, of course, tends to be quite dubious.

Yet another reason why bags cost what they do has to do with the brand building that the makers have had to invest in (think of things like celebrity endorsements and massive endorsements) that have finally made Louis Vuitton the big brand it is today.

Turning to the value proposition that bags offer, which makes people to continue paying a little more for them; we can identify at least three different elements, namely durability, beauty and class.

Starting with durability – which is a function of the pure leather base from which Louis Vuitton bags are made and the high workmanship employed in making them; it turns out to be a great attraction to many value-conscious people, who are wary of going for a cheaper bag, only to find themselves shopping for another one a few months down the line – the first one having come apart so soon after purchase.

Turning to beauty, it is an incontestable fact that Louis Vuitton bags are aesthetically appealing, and that they tend to maintain their visual appeal even after a considerable period of use, which is unlike many lower-end bags that lose their luster the moment they leave the vendor’s store-stairs.

Turning to class (which is a function of the celebrity endorsements and massive advertising investment that the makers of bags make); it turns out that being spotted wearing a Louis Vuitton bag instantly and subconsciously makes it apparent to the person spotting you that you are a person of distinguished and sophisticated tastes, a fashion conscious person and generally a person of ‘class’ – all being features we would all love to be spotted in us.

How to Identify a Fake Louis Vuitton Handbag

Louis Vuitton handbag (or purse) is a leading international brand handbag. The first Vuitton franchise store was opened in the mid 19th century. After the opening of the first franchise store, it became even better known among the customers. Many people purchase the Vuitton handbag because of the professional handcraft.

Louis Vuitton handbags can be purchased from the online store ELuxury. The handbags are usually sold in limited quantities. If the retailer has a huge inventory of the same handbags, there is a high possibility that they are selling fake handbags.

The handles of the Vuitton purses are never wrapped in bubble wrap. If the handles are wrapped in bubble or plastic wrap, it is not a genuine Louis Vuitton handbag.

Louis Vuitton purse cost a few hundred dollars. If the price tag of the handbag is too cheap, you should avoid buying it.

The Vuitton purse comes with a date code and serial number. Some fake Louis Vuitton purse will simply print a serial number and label it with a model number. If you see the word model number, it is a fake and you should not buy it. The date code consists of 4 digits. The first two digits are the manufacturing year and the last two digits are the manufacturing date. The first two digits must not be lesser than 80. The last 2 digits must not be higher than 31.

Louis Vuitton purses are handcrafted professionally. The logo of the handbag is symmetrical. The stitching on a Vuitton handbag is even and regular. The stitches have the same sizes. The handbags have the same number of stitches on several locations such as the leather tab that attach the handle. Some of the signs of a fake Vuitton handbag are asymmetrical logo and a seam beneath the bag.