The Neverfull bag from Louis Vuitton has undergone a bit of a cosmetic makeover within the last year and the change is in my opinion for the better. What are the key changes in the bagWell this is how most of us are used to the Neverfull looking:
The old bag featured a big pocket inside the bag and fleurs within the lining. The font was more cursive as well. Whats changedWell there are 2 key changes. One the interior lining of the bag does not feature any fleurs (a.k.a flowers) anymore and instead the lining is simply solid straight lines featuring a more blocky-font vs. the previously cursive one. Additionally there is a detachable pouch with the bag and no interior pocket any longer!
Ok so I really dont know who hasnt seen photos of the YSL Cassandre Tassel Chain bag floating around on social media by now, and totally fallen in love with the bag. I personally have had this bag on my mind for about a year and a half but never really got around to taking the initiative to purchase it until the end of this very summer that just slipped by us. I LOVE the va-va-voom style of the bag. I personally think the YSL Cassandre is a bag you carry when you want to stand out, not when you want to blend in. I have seen a couple of people carry the bag in person and it just has this magnetic pull (for me at least) which usually leaves me wanting the bag that second at any cost. As you all read in my previous review about the Chloe Hudson bag (click here to read it if you havent!) I had a mini haul from Designer Discreet this summer I never got around to properly reviewing for you all, but I finally found some spare time to put it up!
This Yves Saint Laurent bag is a superb replicaI mean I could go on talking about it but I really feel like for both the YSL and Chloe bag the photos speak best for themselves. Both bags are basically perfectly crafted and as an experienced replica shopper (I guess I can call myself thatI have been doing this for over 7 years :-P) I really am finding it hard to find any flaws with them. Of course theres things like date codes, but Im not trying to resell the bags as originals (which is completely unethical in my opinion) so I could really care less.
A lot of YSL chain bags I see are in a soft calfskin leather but I decided to opt for something a little more glamorous which was the coated leather. I love the coated leather because I find it harder to scratch or dent than smooth calfskin, and we all know that on a night out having to worry about keeping your bag pristine is not ideal. I went for blacknot surprising to any reader who understand my favorite color palette a.k.a neutrals. Overall I am very pleased with the bag and love the contrast between the black and gold hardware. Ive posted many photos of the bag to follow which you can take a glimpse at, and let me know what you think in the comments!
The Goyard Saint Louis tote is by far the most popular Goyard bag and it comes in two sizes: PM and GM. This is a super popular bag yet I do not see it on the streets as much as I do Louis Vuitton Neverfulls due to the exclusivity of the brand: Goyard has only 29 boutiques around the world and they do not sell directly online, or even display their catalog online. This approach seems almost strange in our tech crazed world where we are used to getting what we want when we want, and usually what we want is available online.
Even with this tight approach to selling, Goyard St. Louis tote is a favorite amongst celebs and handbag lovers around the world. I think these are the bags strongest points: it is versatile, lightweight and extremely functional. You can use the Goyard fake St Louis tote as an everyday bag, as a shopping bag, as a traveling bag, as a diaper bag or even as a beach bag as these celebs show:
This article is dedicated towards those are either trying to buy a pre-owned Goyard and want to know how to differentiate a fake Goyard from a real Goyard, or those who want to know what key features they need to pay attention to when shopping for a replica Goyard St. Louis Tote.
How to Tell if YOUR Goyard is Fake
1) Check the Canvas.
Learning to differentiate a fake Goyard has become more difficult now than it was previously because of a big change Goyard made in the year 2006 when they stopped hand-painting every single dot on their bags and starting using stencils instead to keep up with the large customer demand. As you may expect, many Goyard customers were not pleased with the changes and honestly who can blame themWhen you buy an authentic Goyard, for which you are paying top dollar, it is fair to say you expect excellent value in exchange.
This vintage Goyard Steamer Trunk shows off the beauty of the handpainted detail that the bags used to have.
You can see how the dot work on this vintage wallet was varied since it was hand painted.
This is the Goyard bags modern texture which shows more uniform dotting due to the use of stencils.
If you look at the older authentic Goyard trunk or the vintage wallet above you and focus on the spots, you will notice that the print is quite different from the modern St Louis totes. The Chevron print used to be messy and imperfect which many argue was actually a good thing because it gave Goyard pieces more character and made each piece truly unique. Before Goyard switched over to stenciled dotting, the easiest way to know how to spot a fake Goyard was to check to see if the pattern was too perfect. As one would expect, replica manufacturers didnt hand paint their fake Goyard totes, so the differences between Goyard bags replica and the authentic were easily noticeable. This made buying a pre-owned Goyard a lot easier, and buying a good knockoff almost impossible.
To this day controversy reigns amongst Goyard fans, many of whom are still complaining about the print being too perfect. This homogeneity makes all the Goyard St Louis totes look too much alike, and take away the charm that the hand painted vintage models had. To add salt to the wound, Goyard also started charging more for their bags even though they stopped hand-painting them which seems to make little sense since their labour costs clearly went down, so it was only natural for this question to arise: are the bags still worth it
Well on one hand you cant really blame Goyard. As a company they had demand and their supply was clearly not cutting it ever since their bag entered the mainstream conscious and there were many orders began coming their way. Using stencils was a faster way to make their bags, and they are a business at the end of the day. However the fact that they also increased the prices was what really irked many, myself including.
Honestly if I were to answer the question posed two paragraphs ago, Id say that if I really wanted a Goyard I would not go for a brand new authentic. I would go for a vintage piece that was still hand painted as I believe the hand painted bags represented the true artistry of the brand. However if I were aching for a brand new bag, Id go for a fake since there are good replicas of the bag out there. In fact I did a review on one previously which you can read by clicking here. When looking to purchase a Goyard replica these are the most important things you should look for in the canvas:
1. It should have a bumpy texture as if it were actually hand-painted: If you cant feel the raised bumps, the bag is not a counter quality replica. Its simply not true that all replica Goyard bags have a smooth surface because they have the pattern printed on the material. If you are buying the bag online, its essential to see a close-up photo of the canvas. If the seller is not willing to provide a close up shot, dont buy it since it is probably a bad fake. 2. It should not look extremely shiny: The bag should not have a plastic-y look and feel as if it were made from cheap vinyl and cheap cotton.
2) Check the STAMP.
If you really want to learn how to tell a fake Goyard, you should also check the embossed stamp. Usually replica Goyard St Louis totes have an imperfect stamp, even if the canvas looks essentially perfect. This tip is mostly useful to those who are trying to authenticate their Goyard. To make it easier for you to visualize, here is a photo of a real and fake interior stamp:
A fake Goyard interior stamp. The font is clearly off and the logo is not stamped correctly.
An authentic Goyard interior stamp that is clean and matches the companys logo.
Youll notice that for most fake Goyard bags they either dont use the right font, the letters are too close together or they are too deeply embossed into the leather.
?3) FEEL THE WEIGHT OF THE BAG.
Real Goyard St Louis totes are known for being extremely lightweight due to the materials they are constructed with which include: resin-coated canvas for the exterior and cotton/linen fabric for the interior. By lifting up the bag and checking the weight you could cut your authentication process short if you notice anything unusual.?If the bag is on the heavy side, then its probably a fake Goyard. The only drawback with this tip is that this assessment is only possible if you already have the bag in person.
4) CHECK THE STITCHING OF THE BAG.
Pay attention to the color of the stitching of the bag. Black Goyard bags feature black stitching while ALL the other colors have white stitching. Also remember to check to see if there is a white stitch in the middle at the end of the handle tabs for all colors other than black bags which should have black stitching down the middle of the handle tabs. Of course, if the stitching is sloppy and messy thats a dead giveaway and a sign the bag you are looking at is not only fake but a very bad fake at that.
As is important to check with all bags, make sure the stitch work is clean on the Goyard bag you are judging.
5) CHECK THE SERIAL NUMBER.
The Goyard St Louis tote comes with a detachable pouch which is something you must check and which will quickly be able to tell you if you have a fake on your hands.? There should be a serial number on the interior of the pouch for older St. Louis totes. For the newer styles, the serial number should be on the end of the leather strap that attaches the pouch to the bag. The numbers are small and discreetly embossed. If the bag you have has no serial number it is definitely a fake.
The serial number on the interior of a Goyard pouch.
The serial number on the end of the strap connecting the pouch to the bag.
6) CHECK THE HARDWARE.
The hardware is minimal on Goyard bags and wallets, but as you know every detail on the bag important if you want to learn how to tell if a Goyard bag is fake. The logo is engraved on the snap button of the detachable pouch, and the words Goyard and Paris should be visible on the interior of the metallic snap button.
From the timeless Chanel 2.55 flap all the way to the modern day Lego clutch, Cocos famous fashion house has certainly not let us handbag buyers (and lovers) without choice. In fact it can be almost overwhelming to pick a single Chanel handbag, as I have personally always been left wanting 2 or 3 at the same time (I am sure others have been in the same boat as me). I believe in order to help narrow down your selections it truly helps to have a basic sense about the story behind each specific designs style and function. In this post I will outline some basic descriptions of each type of Chanel handbag and highlight what to look for when shopping for one online (whether it be replica, new, or used). This post will be updated as new information is gained! The Classic Chanels:
2.55 Flap Bag: This is one of the most well-known Chanel designs and oozes the simple elegance Cocos brand is known for! It comes in 5 different sizes (Mini, Small, Medium, Jumbo, and Maxi) leaving you as a buyer in a position to truly think about how big you want it to be. They include:
The 2.55 truly is a timeless classic and perhaps one of the original hallmarks of Chanel.
TYPE: Chanel Classic Flap Mini Bag DIMENSIONS: 6.5 (L) x 5.5 (H) x 2.5 (W)PRICE: Retail: $2,400.00 (USD)Chanel Classic Flap Small Bag-9.55 (L) x 5.5 (H) x 2 (W) Retail: $4,200.00 (USD)Chanel Classic Flap Medium Bag10 (L) x 6 (H) x 2.5 (W) Retail: $4,400.00 (USD)Chanel Classic Flap Jumbo Bag12 (L) x 8 (H) x 3 (W) Retail: $4,900.00 (USD)Chanel Classic Flap Maxi Bag13 (L) x 9 (H) x 4 (W) Retail: $5,300.00 (USD)
One thing to keep in mind when searching for a Chanel replica is to make sure the measurements of the handbag you are eying are indeed the same as the authentic! There is nothing that screams fake more than an inappropriately sized Chanel yet so many replica handbag shoppers seem to fail to notice this point. So please ladies and gents make sure to pay attention to dimensions, regardless of the brand you are shopping for! Also be realistic about the use you will get out of the size you are looking to purchase. Not every girl needs a Maxi, while at the same time not every girl can fit all they need into a Mini.
Boy Flap Bag: Boy, oh boy is there much to say about this handbag! I love the tomboy-ish feel it gives to any girl carrying it while still maintaining the chicness of Chanel. One important thing to remember is that this bag features a unique front clasp closure either in a giant CC or push lock button and thick chain link strap.
I dont know about you, but I love this color of the Boy handbag. Truly a must have!
Size and Measurements
Chanel Single Color Small Boy Flap BagPrice: $2,600.00 (USD)Dimensions: 7.9 x 4.7 x 2.8 /td>Chanel Single Color Medium Boy Flap BagPrice: $2,900.00 (USD)Dimensions: 9.8 x 5.5 x 2.8 /td>Chanel Two Tone Medium Boy Flap BagPrice: $3,200.00 (USD)Dimensions: 9.8 x 5.5 x 2.8 /td>Chanel Small Quilted Boy Flap BagPrice: $3,700.00 (USD)Dimensions: 7.9 x 4.7 x 2.8 /td>Chanel Medium Quilted Boy Flap BagPrice: $3,900.00 (USD)Dimensions: 9.8 x 5.5 x 2.8 /td>Chanel Large Quilted Boy Flap BagPrice: $4,500.00 (USD)Dimensions: 12 x 8.3 x 3.5 /td>Chanel Quilted Boy Satchel Tote BagPrice: $5,100.00 (USD)Dimensions: 13.4 x 8.3 x 6.3 /td>
The most important thing to remember when replica shopping for a Chanel Boy flap handbag is to not choose a color which is not part of the official collection. As well all know the replica manufacturers like to put their own spin on things sometimes which includes producing handbags in colors which were never a part of the authentic designers collection. Colors which belong to the official collection include: flat red, deep black, intense grey, lead green, and clean ivory in glazed calfskin, yellow, black and white, grey and black. If you go outside of these colors the chance of your handbag being spotted as a fake increases tenfoldif not twenty. So please ladies and gents pay attention to these details especially since Chanel replicas can be some of the most expensive a person can invest in!
Chanel Grand Shopping Tote:This tote is a signature look of Chanels and no girl (or guy) can go wrong carrying this handbag as it compliments and is truly a stand out piece that every true Chanel lover needs to own. The handles of this handbag have double chains and there is the classic CC logo sewn onto the handbag. Black is the most popular and prominent color this handbag is featured in however it has been produced in other colors as well.
I am in love with this handbag as I write about it and am planning on purchasing one a.s.a.p!
The are several types of leather grains and styles which are used to create this style as well including caviar, lambskin, patent, and even some metallics! The current retail price of a Chanel Grand Shopping Tote is around $2,900 at a Chanel boutique however a replica will cost you much less depending on the quality/accuracy of the one you are planning to purchase.
Pictured is the Louis Vuitton replica bag I will be comparing to the authentic model. Please keep in mind there is a size difference between the two as one is a PM, while the other is an MM. Can you guess which is the fake handbag and which is the real
I have compiled pictures to compare my replica Louis Vuitton Totally MM bag in monogram canvas to an original (albeit used) for resale on Fashionphile. I purchased my handbag for approximately $279 USD with free shipping included (from Designer Discreet) over 2 years ago while the handbag on Fashionophile is listed for resale at $1,150 USD. The bags condition is listed as:
Item Condition: PreownedVery Good
Exterior: patina of vachetta, wear on piping trim, light corner wear, light surface wear
Handle: patina, surface wear, small marks, light water marks, light scratches
Interior: small minor marks on main section, ink marks and wear in side panel pockets
I have really used and abused my replica Totally MM bag as I have taken it on several vacations where it has primarily served as a beach bag and has bared more than its fare share of the brunt of my travels (I am not sure about you guys but I tend to be very careless on vacations and so I never take any authentic purses with me!). Anyways the bag has held up very well considering all of the abuse it has gone through under my care and the patina has shaped out quite nicely as well. I ?hope this post helps those who are looking to buy an authentic purse avoid getting a fake in its place as we all know Ebay and the online world are generally quite notorious for that, and even our most favorite of consignment shops can slip in a fake here or there (these services are run by humans after all)!?Take a look at the photographs before to picture the differences between the authentic vs. replica Louis Vuitton Totally MM, and let me know whether youd go fake or real in the comments below for this particular Louis Vuitton! I would personally go for the fake as the differences are really nonexistent between the two as shown by the photos!
This is the Fashionphile listing for the authentic purse. The handbag is selling for $1,150 USD + free domestic shipping within the United States. The bag is alright overall in terms of condition based on the photographs but?definitely looks used.
Starting with a sideshot of the handbag the differences are not very pronounced between the two. The only key difference?that shows through some replicas is the stitching which is not to bad on this replica bag.
The bottoms of both the bags are identical except for which pattern falls to the centre where the stitch occurs. This is where the size differences importance comes in as the bag on the right (the authentic) is a PM which is a smaller size so the stitch pattern falls at a different placed. If you take a look at the authentic Totally MM I have pictured below the comparison photo you will notice that the alignment is the same as the replica as both have the Logo cut through and the stitch occur between the two.
The tags of both the replica bag and the authentic bag are not too far off. Louis Vuittons fonts have been known to variate slightly throughout the years so the two are quite comparable. The color of the thread on the tag of the authentic purse (pictured right) is less vibrant and more dull compared to the replica and the stitching is a bit more well done I will say. In person however this difference is quite negligible as I have walked into the Louis Vuitton store many times with my replica handbag on pictured on the left.??
Last but not leas is the interior of both handbags which is virtually the same (the lighting variance on both photos may make both look a bit different but I have compared the interior to my authentic Louis Vuitton handbags and it is not too far off.
Overall the canvas of the handbags are the same which I will say is one of the most important qualities you should be on the watch for if you are looking to purchase a replica Louis Vuitton bag as it is the biggest giveaway. If the replica manufacturers improve the stitching of the bag to a finer degree I personally believe it will be extremely difficult to tell between the two purses at all as that I will say is what can really separate the two when it comes to the nitty gritty details. Other than that however it is very hard for the average Joe or Jane to decipher between the two! Once again let me know what you think in the comments below!
If you found this post helpful or interesting feel free to ?subscribe to The Purse Queen blog by emailing me at [email protected]! You can also contact me with a review to post on the blog for any website (replica or authentic)!
Hey guys! So I just wanted to do a quick review on Pursevalley which is one of the most advertised replica handbag sites out there! Who is it mostly reviewed and fetted byEvan Knox and her similar cronies (e.g. Hannah Handbags is also owned by Eva Knox who owns Pursevalley). Anyways I personally wouldnt really care about the fact that Eva Knox owns Pursevalley if it did actually sell what it claims tothe best replica handbags out thereI mean it would be a win win situation for everyone I guess. But unfortunately this claim just does not seem to be true which is where her deception begins to irk myself and many other people out there. It is completely unfair to get people to spend their hard earned dollars on bags which are just simply not as good as truly good replicas out there! So I just want to do a quick comparison between a Prada Saffiano I had purchased from Pursevalley a few years ago when I was pretty new to this whole replica buying process and obviously couldnt tell the best from the worst, or the in between (boy how that has changed now!). Ok so I really think that the pictures are really the best tell tale sign in terms of pointing out the quality as you can just simply see why Pursevalley is not as good as they claim to be! Maybe if you are an amateur replica purveyor as I once was you may love the bag you get from them at first but for the more trained eye it is obvious on first glance that the bag is a fake! I went with black for the Prada Saffiano as I usually do with a lot of bags since I know that they just cant get it wrong in terms of color (which is a common worry for anyone out there that buys replicas). But aside from the color the quality of the hardware, the leather in itself, and all the small details that are supposed to make the bag feel special just arent there! I have added a lot of pictures below for anyone who is interested to take a look at! I just think it is unfair that Eva portrays PV as the best when it is clearly not. I am happy to say that I have outgrown Pursevalley and Eva Knoxs faux blog Luxurydesigner.win.cn generally but I know that there are many people out there who are still being duped which is why I was inspired to write this post in the first place! Ok so enough chit chat lets get into the details of what makes a good fake or good replica handbag a good one vs. what makes a poor replica handbag a poor one! Ok so this is my awesome Saffiano. Let me tell you that this replica Prada Saffiano is the bees knees! I got it very recently and was floored by how authentic the handbag was in comparison to all the beauties I had seen in the Prada store! Now take a look at the next picture which is the Prada Saffiano I had initially purchased from Pursevalley. Can you tell which bag is the better fake or replicaLet me give you a hint look at the sheen of the leather on the bagthat is a big giveaway as to what quality of a replica handbag you have just picked up or ordered! Alright so if you guess the one on top is the horrible fake while the one on bottom is the superfake (meaning it is an awesome fake and as close to the real as you can get out of China) then you are RIGHT! As I mentioned before all you really have to do is just take a quick glance at the leather. The leather on the top bag is so dull, and I am not sure if it is even really real leather but the one on the bottom has that sheen which Prada Saffianos that are authentic are known to have! I paid a bit more for the one on the bottom but compared to the original price, and the fact that I will own the bag for life it is a steal!
More pictures of the really bad Prada Saffiano replica handbag from Pursevalley which you can see seems to have been put together quite hastily by whatever factory produced it! I will be donating this fake bag to Goodwill as I am definitely not wearing it out ever again, and am quite frankly upset that I ever did now that I realize how poor the quality truly is!
The two bags side by side! It really is super hard not to notice the very clear difference in quality between the two replica bags as one looks like a joke compared to the other onequite literally!
Last but not least a picture of the inside of the bad fake which had a poorer interior lining as well compared to the superfake Prada which has a much better lining as well!
If you found this post helpful or interesting feel free to ??subscribe to The Purse Queen blog by emailing me at [email protected]! You can also contact me with a review to post on the blog for any website (replica or authentic)!
The front of my LV Neverfull replica with all the protective plastic packaging still on!
Hi guys! If you love summer like I do then you probably will also be a fan of Louis Vuittons Damier Azur collection. I believe the line has a perfect summer look to add on to any outfit and usually gives even the most plainest of a looks that oomph it needs to add a touch of luxe from the house of LV. I purchased a Louis Vuitton Neverfull replica in the MM size (a.k.a the medium size) in the newer edition with the pouch to add to my collection alongside my Neverfull GM in Damier Azur I also own (previous purchase). For those of you who are not well acquainted with Louis Vuitton, the Neverfulls used to come without a pouch however a recent update (this year I think ) the company decided to include the pouch with all of their Neverfulls. I think this was a good decision on their part especially for those who pay full price for the authentic version of bag since they DESERVE a pouchI mean dropping a grand on a very simple tote is fine and all but at least the pouch helps give an extra touch to slightly justify the price (maybe I am just crazy ).
Anyways the pouch is actually super handy when it comes to organizing your little bits and just helps keep your bag more neat overall. I mean anyone who has ever owned a Neverfull knows that it tends to get full and messy since as the name implies it seems like it will never become full! The replica bag I purchased is awesome in terms of both stitching (which as I have mentioned before is one of the most important things you need to pay attention to when shopping for a replica) and the canvas heaviness. The bags handles are also true cowhide leather which I can tell by touch since there is a soft-ness to the leather that false plastic handles cannot match (which is what most replica companies sellI actually own a Neverfull I had previously purchased in Damier Azur with the plastic handles and I have to say in person the comparison between the two bags is night and day). Overall I am extremely happy with the purchase and cannot wait to put this baby to use and let it get its summer tan while I enjoy its company. As usual I got a box with the bag as well as the dustbag and the smaller knick knacks like the authentication cards, and papers etc. (which I have personally mentioned I do not really care for). UPDATE: I got the bag from Designer Discreet in case you were wondering. Click here for the link! Take a look at the photos below and let me know what you think of Neverfulls, or the replica version I have purchased in particular in the comments below!
Inside the bag!
A closeup of the stamp inside my new Neverfull replica!
Underneath my Louis Vuitton Neverfull replica bag which you can see lines up nicely in terms of print placement.
This post is a continuation of my summer haul which I never really got to finish due to being super busy! So the first time I fell in love with the Chloe Hudson was when I saw picture of Emma Watson wearing it in black on a tabloid site. The bag is super cute and so feminine. But at the same time the bag remains understatedits not an in your face show-y kind of bag, but more of a demure piece that adds class to your wardrobe without having to be the star of the show. Ever since I first saw this bag I knew I HAD to have it. The only thing I wasnt sure of was whether I had to buy it as an authentic model or if I would be able to find a replica or fake good enough to feed my craving.
When searching for the bag I decided to go back to my good old trusted source for replicas that doesnt usually let me downDD (which is the short code for Designer Discreet by the way). They didnt have the bag initially on their site so I added them on wechat and asked for it and I was ecstatic to find out they did indeed have the bag! So without hesitating I sent a wire transfer right away, and began to await the arrival of my new Chloe. The bag is GORGEOUS in person and honestly one of the best replicas I have ever seen in my years as a replica shopper. The hardware is really heavy, and the leather and stitching is perfectly done. Sometimes as a buyer I feel like I should keep trying to shop at new places to discover potentially better products, but I have to say that Designer Discreet has honestly never really let me down yet. Have I ever got a bad bag from themNot yet. I did get a damaged bag once but they replaced it for me after a couple of months of waiting (the waiting does suck with them). So I guess this mini rant is basically to show my appreciation for DD because they were the first good company I found for replicas and the one Ive shopped at the most throughout the years.
The leather on this Chloe is gorgeous and the braiding is wonderfully done. The bag was about $405 USD with the discount they gave (compared to about $2150 for the authentic model), and I also bought a YSL Cassandre tassel chain bag and a new Prada bag with my order too to qualify for the free wallet which was an awesome deal. Ill be adding pictures of my other bags in the haul as well shortly! The bag came with the usual plastic covered handles which protect it during the shipping process.
I went with a dark brown which looks amazing, and the golds studs really pop out when you wear it. I would really recommend this bag to anyone who is looking for a crossbody they can just throw on when they dont feel like carrying a bigger purse. As a crossbody the bag is pretty generous in terms of interior space and it can comfortably fit goodies like your wallet and a phone. I can already tell this bag is going to become one of my staples in my collectionI have probably worn it already 20 times since I got it in the summer and have yet to get bored of it. Go ahead and check out pics of my bag below and let me know what you think of it in the comments!