While genuine products are subject to limited production or termination of production, replicas can stream freely as much as the demand sets in. I was both startled and impressed by counterfeiters’ new take-on of the covetable yet discontinued semi-vintage Louis Vuitton bags in the 1990s and 2000s. They are not household stables such as the Neverfull, the Alma, the Speedy or the latest Pochette Metis or Petite Malle, but each has its own cult following and significant resale value high enough for counterfeiters to make a fortune.Read More
I realized the latest counterfeits from China were so deceiving even to a pair of well-trained eyes. Angled stitching, almost perfectly engraved hardware and enhanced plating, refined foil stamps and counterfeiters did their due diligence and checked off all the prior mistakes mentioned in popular authentication guides. They even went so far and produced a type of vegetable tanned leather that does change color over time, the No.1 tell-tale between genuine Louis Vuitton vachetta leather and knock-offs.Read More
I have a lot to say about Louis Vuitton replicas but I wanted to send out a quick update first on the latest Supreme x Louis Vuitton collabo and my advice is if you are not an experienced professional authenticator, do not attempt to buy any Supreme x LV online and never never snap up a "good deal", most likely you will be paying a slightly less absurd price for a piece of insanity. This batch of replicas I am about to reference is of top notch quality and rare to source. The intended goal of them is to get sold at jacked up resell price as the real ones through marketplaces that outsource authentication services such as Tradesy, StockX, Rebagg and etc.Read More
The Vernis Alma, especially BB and GM in pastel and Amarante have become one of the most knocked-off recent Louis Vuitton best-sellers. Those 1:1 replicas could be priced at $1,000 and sold as “authentic” pieces.
While the Vernis exterior can be somewhat deceptive, a close-up look at these knock-offs will reveal a lot of flaws.Read More