Louis Vuitton Designer Handbags
When you are looking for Louis Vuitton designer handbags, you have to watch out for scam artists and fake bags. This article will alert you on how to spot the fake bags which is a growing black market business. Of course, if you buy your Louis Vuitton (LV) designer handbags from a high end store such as Neiman Marcus, then you don’t have to worry about it being a knock-off.
However, if you purchase your LV bag from a street vendor, then more than likely it’s a fake bag. Even online, if you are looking for a better price, then you need to be very careful. You can get tricked into buying a fake bag buying one off of E-bay. But if you know how to spot these fakes by looking at them closely you can avoid this disappointment. Unfortunately you cannot do that buying them online. Not all of the purses sold online are fakes but you have no way to tell until you can look at them in your own hands.
The first good tip about spotting the fake bags is when you look at the bag, even online at where you plan to buy it, open another tab in your browser and compare the hardware very closely. If there is a picture of the bag, click on it and use the magnify setting to zoom in for a better look. Each designer uses their own special type of hardware. Also check for a date code, if it should have one and the location of the date code. Find out if the real LV bag has feet. You can also find out what kind of lining the Louis Vuitton designer handbag has so you can compare it with what you are looking at at the place you are planning on buying from. Also check the zipper and zipper pulls as well as the other “hardware” to make sure that they are made of heavy brass. All should have the “LV” imprinted on them. Fake bags will almost always have an LV either crooked or in a stitch. Makers of Louis Vuitton designer handbags are perfectionists and would never make such a sloppy mistake as putting the monogram on crooked or in a crease.
Louis Vuitton has been making these wonderful handbags since the 1850’s. Each handbag is made with an eye for detail which is why they hold such value among consumers. These are each handcrafted works of art and you would want to buy fake artwork. They pay close attention to where the monogram is placed on each bag and it is always placed with a balance on the bag that you can measure with a ruler. After a few weeks of use the leather on the sidings will oxidize which changes the leather to a brownish color. The Louis Vuitton designer handbag is made of canvas with cowhide leather straps and sidings and the edge of the leather will be red in color.
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