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Louis Vuitton: How to Spot a Real From Fake

Louis Vuitton is the most counterfeited designer brand on the market today. There have been many lines of these designer products produced over the years. If you are not very familiar with them, it will be difficult for you to know for sure which one is real and which one is a replica Louis Vuitton.

This is why you need to see how real LV replicas can look like so you know exactly what you are dealing with. Here are some tips that will help you recognize a counterfeit from the real one.

Louis Vuitton Logo

One of the most important things to look at when buying a Louis Vuitton is their logo. This logo was created over a century ago and has the same unique design that most counterfeiters have trouble copying.

If the logo on the Louis Vuitton you are buying is blurred, smudged or tilting, then it is a Louis Vuitton replica. The logo is also never crossed with stitches, locks or folds. Most of them have the LV monogram on the leather canvas, and it is symmetrical from side to side.

This logo can be upside down as in the speedy model but only on the backside without a seam at the bottom. Never go for a LV product that has two pieces of leather stitched together.

The Leather and Handles On An Authentic Louis Vuitton

The leather on vintage LVs is darker than what is found in contemporary bags. Some are made of coated canvas, but the trim is still leather. This trim should be dry to the touch. If it is slippery or oily, it is a fake Louis Vuitton.

The trims are never covered with polythene tissues or soft paper. This is an attempt by counterfeiters to protect the material from eroding and the seams from coming off.

Lining and Stitching

Another area you should carefully inspect is the lining. On Louis Vuitton bags, the linings are never dark brown. They are either Alcantara or grey. They also do not utilize suede linings. Some models have cotton ones.

Each model will have its unique lining. You, therefore, need to do thorough research and check the company’s website to ensure you buy the real ones. Counterfeiters will often overlook the lining part.

Stitching for LV bags is a crucial process from which perfection is demanded. Therefore the stitches are straight and even. There is also a specific amount of stitches used, and this does not change from bag to bag.

Some great examples are the Louis Vuitton Speedy, Alma, and Neverful. These have five stitches across every tab where handles are secured, never more, and never less. There is no back and forth stitching for all models.

Price

This is also something you should factor in when buying LV bags. None of them is cheap, and they do not have discounts or wholesale distributions. Their prices are constant throughout the year because of their strong market value.

Make Sure You Are Buying An Authentic Louis Vuitton

Choosing the real from counterfeit Louis Vuitton is not easy, but it is possible. All you need is to be extremely keen on the smallest details. You do not want to buy a Louis Vuitton replicathat will tear and embarrass you after only a few weeks.

 

Weekend Style Roundup: What and Who Celeb Mamas Wore

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Celebrities don’t really get a chance to dress down and bum it when they have professional photogs aka paparazzi  lurking in every corner capturing their moves.

Some play along like Chrissy Tiegen who balanced daughter Luna Simone on her hip in some super cute Isabel Marant pointed toe ankle booties. I love her warm off the shoulder Nila Lotan sweater and black slim Parker pants. Baby Luna looked super cute too!

Mariah Carey does black snow bunny in her Quilted Moncler Puffer coat. Not in this shot in the collage, she had on a Louis Vuitton scarf and purse.

Jennifer Lopez went low key in a pair of cool Quay sunglasses. She rocked personalized Timberland boots with her nickname, “Jlo” emblazoned on the tongue. She was warm and cozy in a long ribbed Brunello Cucinelli sweater and not seen in this photo, but she was rocking a Hermes bracelet. Very casual chic!

Jessica Alba hoofed it in a a pair of patent leather boots by Church and she toted a fab quilted Valentino handbag with chain strap while hitting the streets recently.

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Kelly Rowland showed off her blunt cut hair while out and about wearing a the utmost fur-lined black jacket (we hope it was faux fur).  Heidi Klum hit the slopes in a coat by Acne and a pair of black with white stars track pants by Chinti and Parker.

Current, first-time mom-to-be Irina Shayk was rocking some colorful Nikelab x Riccardo pants while out and about. It was Givenchy everything else: jacket, sunglasses and purse. Oww!

Granted some of these moms have personal stylists to help them look this fashionable but you can see their personal style through their looks as well. Work it, mamas!

photos: Starcast, Instagram, Stock-track