I am sure that you adore Balenciaga bags and that you would love to include one to your collection, but the tircky thing when it comes to buy one is to distinguish the really bad Balenciaga fake purses from the real thing. This guide will help you understand the main differences and it will ensure the satisfaction of your purchase.
Look closer at the Zippers.
I know that you very often ignore this very small part of a handbag, but believe me it is one of the most important details of a purse. It can make the difference between an authentic product and aBalenciaga replica bag. The original company uses only zippers manufactured by Lampo. Fake handbags most often have the zippers marked with the word LAMPO instead of Lamp written in a slanted or italic font. This is a clear sign that the purse is fake. Plus, the “L” letter from “Lampo” needs to be extended under the other letter until the end of the word. The trademark symbol must also be present next to the word “Lampo”.
Examine the Leather.
The quality of the leather is the most obvious part of a bag, the part that clearly shows you if the product is genuine of it is just another poor quality Balenciaga replica bag. The original purses are made from goatskin or lambskin leather. This type of material is very soft, smooth and light. And the fascination of the Balenciaga goes on- it shines, but not too much. It is durable, but delicate. It is distressed, but not exaggeratedly cracked out. Also, the tassels are made from the same type of leather as the rest of the bag.
The problem with Balenciaga replica bags is that these use leather that is overly shiny and too cracked out. The overall effect is a very unaesthetic one and anyone could tell this poor fake bag apart from the genuine Balenciaga.
Pay attention at the Straps.
The straps are another very important detail of a Balenciaga bag to which I think we don’t pay enough attention at. An authentic purse will never have the end of the straps folded over. Only a poor quality Balenciaga replica bag could have this type of handles. Plus, usually, fake Balenciaga bags tend to have a more squared off bale.
And don’t forget the Handles.
Dear fashionistas, do not forget to check out the handles. No real Balenciaga bag has handles with a coated or finished appearance. A good quality Balenciaga replica bag must have handles braided or weaved with leather. This is called “sueded leather”, and has a very rough and unfinished look. It is more similar to shoelaces or rope. Most times, fake manufacturer fail at correctly cloning this small detail.
No one wants to buy a tacky replica bag that is outrageously obvious. In order to avoid the unfortunate situation of wearing a fake Balenciaga bag that everyone can spot as a replica, pay attention to all the above guideline before buying a knockoff. These advices will surely help you choose a Balenciaga replica purse that looks authentic, elegant and chic.Louis Vuitton
Even if it sounds unbelievable, to spot a replica Louis Vuitton Speedy is a really hard job to do. Replica manufacturers have developed their abilities to replicate these kinds of luxury bags so well that it has almost impossible to differentiate a good replica from the original Louis Vuitton Speedy. Still there are a few things that make the difference that can be followed to spot a fake LV Speedy.
It is really important that you know the parts of the bag before purchasing one. You should check the type of lining, you should know if it should have feet or not, how the base should be, where the D-ring should be positioned, what codes and markings should it have and where. All these details will help you determine if the bag you got, or intend to get is fake or not. I will present here a few general guidelines that can help you distinguish a fake bag, but you can also check the original web site and get all the information you need about the genuine Louis Vuitton Speedy.
Starting with the particularities of the lining, I can start by saying that the inside parts of a Monogram Speedy bag are all the time a little bit tricky. Even if the cotton canvas has a very common brown color, you can find on the market a lot of variations of this color for the Louis Vuitton Speedy replicas. As Louis Vuitton never used suede lining, not even for the vintage models, please don’t get fooled by it. Louis Vuitton is using a material named Alcantara that looks a lot like the suede lining, but it isn’t actually suede. The color of this particular material is grey mushroom, not brown. This specific material is never available in dark brown. All the Monogram Speedy models have to have a brown cotton canvas lining, it doesn’t matter what year the bag was manufactured in. If you find a bag that has any other kind of lining you should avoid it if you want a genuine bag cause it is for sure a fake one.
For the very exclusivist Louis Vuitton everything is very important, even the small details like stitching. For the original Louis Vuitton bags all the stitches are even and regular. The stitching pattern from similar parts on the bag should be identical. I can give you an example for this. On the Monogram Speedy bag leather tab, where the handles attach onto the bag there should be five identical and even stitches.
Louis Vuitton uses a very specific font to write “LOUIS VUITTON PARIS” on the tags and on the leather patches. All the other types of fonts used don’t do anything but show us that the bag is a fake. The original Louis Vuitton bags have a very round “O”; the two letters “T” do not touch each other in the word “VUITTON”; and the “N”, “A” and “V” are very pointy. There is no paint between the letters on the original bag, the whole engraving should be extremely clean and clear.
It seems that the creator of these amazingly beautiful handbags has proudly engraved his name all over his products. Every metal clasp, button, zipper, or lock has a number or the Louis Vuitton name written on it. You should take care at the quality of all the materials used, not only the leather. There is no plastic painted in gold on the original LV bags.
In the last 25 years Louis Vuitton has been manufacturing his bags in countries like, USA, Spain, Germany or Italy. So if you buy a bag that has the engraving “Made in Italy” or “Made in Germany” it does not mean it is fake, even if the origins of LV are in France.
Please don’t forget that the Louis Vuitton handbags are very expensive and they should look and feel like this, no cheap materials are allowed on the genuine LV bags. And also please don’t trust anyone that is selling you an original Speedy bag for $300.Other Brands
There is no fashion passionate woman that doesn’t know a thing or two about Fendi bags, and most important: does not dream of owning one. It is a highly appreciate purse brand that designed ones of the most exquisite handbags. This has turned the brand into a much replicated one and nowadays the number of purchases for fake bags is considerably higher than the one of authentic ones. And the replica manufacturers have become so experienced that it is almost an impossible task to distinguish the original one from a fake.
The differences between an authentic Fendi bag and an imitation are so insignificant and so subtle that only an expert, a true expert could identify them. Nevertheless, there are some signs that can tell us which one is the real deal and which one isn’t. These very small details are: the tags, the fabrics, the craftsmanship and the colors used. Just follow these tips and you can’t go wrong!
The quality of the leather is the first thing you should check. Fendi uses only superior quality leather and there is nothing like it on the replica market. This fabric is so firm and sturdy that the bag will always stand tall no matter of its content. It will not make any creases or bends. It is also leather that has a smooth surface which feels very nice when you touch it. Do not ignore a nasty smell! If a Fendi bag smells like chemicals then it is surely a replica.
The hardware used for all the zippers, studs, logos, charms or metallic parts is of the best quality there is. It is impeccably crafted and also printed with the company’s name. Very important: all Fendi bag are delivered with a protective plastic layer over all the metallic parts of the purse.
The stitching needs to be perfect and in the same color as the rest of the bag. An authentic Fendi bagdoes not have any loose threads or imperfections.
Fendi uses to authenticate its bags by engraving its logo on the hardware or emboss it on the leather. Fendi does not print its markings. It uses rougher and more noticeable ways of stamping its name on the purses it manufactures.
The inside is as important as the outside. An authentic Fendi bag will have an interior covered in excellent quality satin which has a beautiful shine. Replicas use to glue this lining into the bag, but a real Fendi will always have a stitched lining.
Look at the tags! At the inside you will find the most important Fendi authenticity tags. The hologram sticker needs to be stitched on, not glued. It will never come off. Also, the serial numbers are sewn onto the materials. These are never printed.
A Fendi bag never comes cheap. If you are offered a Fendi bag at less than $500 then this is clearly a fake. Authentic Fendi purses cost about $500-$3000. You will never find one of its bags at a lower price.
And always compare! Compare the photos of the original bag with the purse you want to purchase. Check every single detail. Make sure that everything is right. If you follow these simple guidelines on how to spot a fake Fendi bag then you simply can’t go wrong!Louis Vuitton
As incredible as it may sound, spotting a fake Luis Vuitton bag is not an easy task. Nowadays, replica manufacturers have perfected their designs so well that it is almost impossible to differentiate a well-made fake from the original product. Still, there are some guidelines that one should follow when trying to assess the authenticity of an LV Speedy.
The most important thing is to know its parts. What type of lining should it have? Should it have feet or not? How should the base be? Is it a model with a d-ring inside? Where the d-ring should be positioned? What codes and markings should it have? Where? All these details matter and it will help you determine if the bag is original or not. So check out the Louis Vuitton website and gather all this information about the model you are interested in, also search the web for any relevant piece of information you may find about it and start comparing. Additionally, I will present below a series of general guidelines you will need to know about the Luis Vuitton Speedy.
I will start with the particularities of its lining. The insides of a Monogram Speedy bag are always a little bit tricky and here’s why. The original bag has a brown cotton canvas, but on replicas you will find many variations for this very simple and common brown cotton canvas lining. Do not be fooled by a brown suede lining. LV has never used this type of lining on its Speedy Monogram models, not even on the vintage ones. There is indeed a fabric called Alcantara that resembles a lot to suede, but it isn’t actually suede and its specific color is a grey mushroom color. It isn’t available in dark brown. A Monogram Speedy must have a brown cotton canvas lining regardless of its manufacturing year. Any other kind of lining means it isn’t real.
Even the stitching is important. Louis Vuitton is very careful about this very small detail. An original bag will have even and regular stitching. Similar locations on a bag should have an identical stitching pattern. For example, on a Speedy the leather tab where the handles attach onto the bag should have 5 identical and even stitches.
The font used to write LOUIS VUITTON PARIS and the codes on the leather patches or tags is a very specific font. The use of a different looking one shows that the item is a fake. Original LV products have a very round “O”; the two letters “T” don’t touch in the word “VUITTON”; and the “N”, “A” and “V” are quite pointy. Regardless, where these words are stamped, these need to look clean and clear without any smudges or surfaces that have a lower legibility.
Literally, Louis Vuitton has put his name on every important part of its bags and the hardware is no exception. Any metal clasps, buttons, zippers, plates or locks will have a number or the Louis Vuitton name printed on it. Original bags use brass or gold metal, but low quality replicas have these parts made out of plastic with a layer of gold paint over it.
If your bag says made in USA, Spain, Germany or Italy, this doesn’t mean that it’s a replica. Indeed, the origins of Louis Vuitton are in France, but for over 25 years it has also been manufacturing products in USA, Spain, Germany and Italy.
And last, but not least Louis Vuitton Speedy bags are very expensive products and everything about it needs to feel of very good quality. No part of such a purse is allowed to feel cheap or to be made from a plastic material. It must be made from high quality fabrics and to feel nice and refined. Consider all the above when you are assessing the authenticity of a bag or even when you are looking to buy a good quality replica Speedy and you simply can’t go wrong.Other Brands
It seems like the fake Valentino Rockstud Glam Lock Flap Bag is becoming more and more popular! But you know what this means…with wide popularity comes an avalanche of poorly made replicas as well!
So I’ll use this Topbagso.com review not just to show you their Valentino replica Glam Lock but also to show you how easy it is to spot a bad fake!
You’ll find a few more Valentino Rockstud replica Glam Lock bag reviews here on the blog, so you might take a look at those ones too and compare them!
Here is the Topbagso.com review and the photos and then I’ll explain which are the dead giveaways of this fake Valentino Rockstud:
Just discovered your blog after buying this replica Valentino bag and I loooove it so much!
I ordered this bag from a site called Topbagso.com because it looked really good in the photos. The bag just arrived and I’m not happy with it, it’s not like in those photos!
I first wanted to pay with my credit card but I had some terrible luck because my bank refused the transfer. So I chose Paypal instead. The thing is that I want to return it but they don’t give full refund if you don’t like the product.
What do you think I should do now? Should I ask for a replacement (I’d have to pay for the shipping charges) or file a dispute on Paypal? That sounds like a lot of trouble though and I know it doesn’t always work…
Is this bag really bad? Like is it easy to tell it’s fake?
I think I already answered the last question, this bag is easy to spot as a fake. And now I’ll tell you why. I put all these major flaws inside red circles so that you can see them better.
First of all, the push lock should be engraved, not painted over! ! Then just look at the two studs in the front and how misplaced they are!
Another dead giveaway are the studs on the front flap: first of all they are obviously misaligned and second of all there shouldn’t be that much space in between them.
In the interior there should be a red tab that’s either missing or is black instead of red. Either way, that’s wrong too.
Also, on the back of this fake Valentino Rockstud bag there is a stamp that should just not be there. You will never see an authentic Glam Lock Flap Bag with a stamp on the back!
I doubt that if you ask for a replacement you will get a much better bag. As far as I know payments sent through the “Friends and Family” option are not eligible for Buyer Protection. Still, you should be able to file an “Item Not Received” dispute.
Did you girls notice any other flaws of this fake Valentino Rockstud Glam Lock bag?Other Brands
It seems like there’s a new trend among replica sites to promote their replicas as authentic bags on discount to allure more customers. This review determined me to approach this subject because in my opinion these sellers are scammers.
This site specializes in selling fake Mulberry bags but this is not mentioned anywhere on the site. So you could easily think their bags are real.
There are a lot of so-called “outlets” on the Internet that do the same thing. They steal photos of authentic handbags, they show both the price of the original and that of the replica to make you think you were extremely lucky to find such an amazing discount but the reality is completely different. I’m really outraged by their dishonesty!
Here is the review I recently received. It should not come as a surprise that this Mulberry Alexa replica is nothing like it’s presented on the site:
I recently found this site, and I was a fool to believe original Mulberry bags could cost so little. Or maybe that’s what I wanted to believe… communicating with their support was difficult because you can only contact them through a contact form and wait for them to answer but I let that slip away because I really wanted the bag! The delivery took forever (15 days) and I was desperate because they stopped answering my messages and when the bag finally arrived I understood why they wouldn’t answer!
This is not only not an authentic Mulberry bag, but a really cheap Mulberry knockoff that cost me over $250! Of course I was shocked and I tried to return but their return policy doesn’t allow me to and I’m stuck!
Eva, you’re my only hope! Please post this Mulberryoutlet2015.eu review to let your readers know they are scammers!”
I’m so sorry to hear about this! I’ve checked their return policy as well and it’s really bad! I think things would have been a bit different if their fake Mulberry bags were good but that’s not even the case! It’s amazing to see how they have the nerve to advertise cheap Mulberry replica handbags as authentic bags!
Girls, have you ever tried a similar so-called outlet like this? Let us know!