Posted on October 18, 2023
3 ways to know if your LV is authentic
Louis Vuitton is synonymous with luxury, and owning one of their iconic handbags is a fashion dream come true. However, with counterfeiters getting more and more sophisticated, it’s essential to know how to spot a real Louis Vuitton from a fake one.
The market place of vintage luxury can be a daunting place if you do not know how to spot a real bag in the vast sea of fakes.
How do I know if a vintage Louis Vuitton bag is real?
In this guide, we’ll show you 3 ways to tell an authentic Louis Vuitton handbag vs a fake one. Read till the end if you want to find out a +1 bonus reason!
So, let’s dive into the world of genuine Louis Vuitton.
Check the Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas
Louis Vuitton is very proud of its monogram design, made of coated canvas (not leather!). The Louis Vuitton monogram has become a symbol of elegance. Paying attention to detail is key in this case: a real Louis Vuitton item would never have any part of its canvas covered or spoiled in any way. In addition, the lines of the canvas design should be symmetrical on all sides.
Examine the Hardware
If a Louis Vuitton bag is genuine, the zipper and hardware should be made of metal without any flaws. The hardware in authentic Louis Vuitton bags runs smoothly and has a beautiful shape with nice finishing. What’s more, there should be an ‘LV’ logo engraved on the hardware. So if you want to know whether your Lous Vuitton bag is not fake you may like to search for the engraved part on all metallic parts, including studs, buckles and clasps.
Look for the Louis Vuitton Date Stamp
All authorized Louis Vuitton bags have a stamp, mostly in the interior part. The stamp includes the country of manufacture; remember that not all Louis Vuitton bags are made in France but also in United States, Spain etc.
Each date stamp is unique. Recently Louis Vuitton has moved one step ahead and included an authenticate date code as well, also known as serial numbers with IC tag.
Each date code stamp indicates the year and month or week of manufacture.
Make sure the seller is trust-worthy!
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