MUST READ: Good Fakes VS. Bad Ones: Louis Vuitton Replica Guide

Can you spot the better replicaHint: look at the overall composition of the two bags. They may not look overly different but the symmetry is more accurate in the left bag than the right one.

Hello yall!

This post will serve as a very important guide to anyone looking to buy a knockoff or replica bag for the first time for any brand, even though the focus will be on Louis Vuitton in this particular post. The points made however are applicable when shopping for any brand out there so pay close attention especially if it is your first time you may be purchasing a fake bag!

Anyone who has bought a fake or replica bag out there knows that we are bombarded with many claims of various qualities and it seems like every replica seller in town has the best purse if we listen to their claims. But the truth is that there is a tiered system of quality when it comes to replicas and I would say as an educated guess after buying so many for so many years that the tiers are roughly 3 levels. On the third bottom rung is the super disgusting and really really bad knockoffs that never deserve to see the light of day on anyones arm or shoulder (yet they still unfortunately doweve all seen one). These are the bags that give replica bags a bad rep and make people think rightfully so that theyd rather be caught dead than wearing a replica purse. However if you are a seasoned replica purchaser you will have most likely come across the second tier as well. The second tier is in the middlethe bags arent bad, they get about 75-80% of the original right and they can pass for a fairly decent fake. These were the kind of bags I myself bought when I first dabbled in replica shopping.

But the third first is where it is at my friends if you are looking for quality. This is the tier that exceeds the 90% zone in terms of accuracy and can please even the nittiest of buyers. This is the only type of replica I personally buy as I like to collect bags and these are pretty much as good as the originals in my opinions. Do all brands come in all 3 tiersIm not sure and cant answer this with 100% accuracy but from my purchasing experience most of the popular brands are covered in all 3 tiers. In this post I will compare what I think is a 1st tier replica Louis Vuitton Favorite in Monogram Canvas (which I bought from Designer?? Discreet) with a 2nd tier Louis Vuitton Favorite in Monogram Canvas (I bought this one a long time ago from a replica seller through email). I didnt bother buying a 3rd tier for the comparison as you can simply use your imagination to come up with how ugly the bag in that tier looks.

As you can see the replica on the left side has a nice sheen to it like the authentic Louis Vuitton purses while the bag on the right is more dull.

A closeup of the bag on the right. The quality of the canvas is certainly not badbut not as good the one on the right.

Top down is where a difference is totally visible. Just taking quick look at the two bags can help one see that the one on the left is superior to the one on the right. The overall composition and structure of the bag is very on point with the original LV.

The canvas is very vibrant on this replica and the stitching is very well done making it a 1st tier or counter quality replica.

Once again a more lux sheen can be observed on the bag to the left.

The chain is more faded for the 2nd tier replica while the 1st tier replica is nice and vibrant and gold!

The chain is more faded for the 2nd tier replica while the 1st tier replica is nice and vibrant and gold!

Sideshot of the 2nd tier replica. The cowhide patch is too large compared to the original.

Sideshot of the 1st tier replica. The cowhide patch is the same size as the original.

Louis Vuitton Trocadero Handbag in Empreinte Replica Review

Hello everyone! Hope February is rolling well for yall. I started a Louis Vuitton replica bag haul series of posts last month but due to life getting in the way I was never able to finish posting my last review for the Trocadero handbagwhich I totally LOVE and is my go to bag for work right now. It is a very structured bag that has a lot of room inside for documents and laptops making it amazing for work if you handle a lot of papers! It is one of Louis Vuittons new creations so you most likely havent heard of it or seen it as muchbut then again the empreinte line is generally a rarer sight on the streets compared to the classic Monogram canvas looks! But at the same time it does not compromise my inner fashionistas needs and gives me that super chic style vibe that Louis Vuittons empreinte range generally exudes in my opinion at least. Anyways I got this bag from Counterlux as wellthe same place I bought my Babylone PM. This bag is also on my 10/10 replica listmeaning the bag is pretty much a perfect dupe and lacks all those usual nitpicky things that are wrong with replicas and I have become very good at picking apart over the years.

I went with the taupe color because I am obsessed with neutralsthey are super safe and just work with my overall style which is also generally to stick with safe colors (I know Im kind of boring but oh well). If you are looking for more loud colors I would totally suggest the Auroreit looks lovely and in retrospect I kind of wish I went for that color instead, but hey since its a replica I always have the option to buy a second if I wish since I am paying significantly less than the $2,880 USD sticker price shown on the Louis Vuitton website. I will let the photos speak for themselves in the rest of this post. Let me know what you think in the comments below!

The Truth About Buying Replica Bags

I recently received an email from a blog reader that said,

Hello! I bought my first replica from Purse Valley because the pictures they posted on their website looked pretty good, and it looked like they have a decent return policy, but when I received my Prada double bag bag, I could immediately tell that it was fake. The label was crooked, and both the zippers started malfunctioning within a month. They gave me two options: I have to pay $70 in shipping fees to return or exchange the item or accepting a $80 credit and a zipper, I chose the latter.

I am certainly not surprised about the comment about Pursevalley (if anyone has read anything on this blog about them they will know they sell garbage), but after reading this email I feel compelled to share some general, plain, factual, and really important truths about buying replicas and the replica market in general. Firstly when you are shopping for replicas please keep in mind that 99% of the replica market sells junk. By junk I mean super cheaply manufactured bags that put the fake in fake. In other words these are bags that should have never been made in that they are utter junk. Most people are starstruck when it comes to buying replicas so they do not pause to think about quality and go for the first good deal they spotthis is the wrong way to shop for replicas and a surefire way to end up with a junky bag youll be embarrassed to take out of your closet. It has personally taken me about 7 years before I became very good at buying replica bags without getting ripped off by paying for something which would end up in the trash bin as soon as it arrived. 7 years is a long time and it shows you how hard it is to navigate the replica market. Now you might think, Angie is crazy and it is not that hard to find a good seller but my checklist for a good seller goes beyond finding a bay that generally resembles a good fake. I look at the leather weight, stitching details, hardware etc. and these things factor heavily into my replica purchases because I want a bag that will last as long as the real thing. There are many brands out there that have copies of specific models that are the perfect dupe for an original (e.g. Chanel, LV etc.) and I have seen these with my own eyes but finding them online is like navigating a minefield. That is why I was inspired to begin this blog.

Basically I want to encourage any shopper to be extremely vigilant and you can end up with a good bagwith patience and research!

I also really encourage you guys to send any reviews with photos to me at [email protected] as the more information we can share with one another, the better shoppers we can become!

-Angie

Can You Spot A Fake Hermes Birkin? A Guide to Authentic vs Replica Hermes Birkin Bags

Can you tell which Birkin is fake and which one is real

Many people are afraid to buy a fake Hermes Birkin bag, both knowingly or unknowingly. Considering these bags can run up to the $100s of thousands (especially if they are exotic leather editions) it makes sense to KNOW your Hermes before you embark upon the re-seller market to make sure you dont get cheated by a seller. Even if you are looking for a fake it is important to know what key aspects of the bag are important to get a good knockoff vs. a piece of junk.? In this article I will be comparing my replica Hermes Birkin (which I previously reviewed here) to an authentic Birkin in the same model. Please note that the replica being used to compare to the authentic bag is a super fake so the quality is very highyour average fake bag will not be as good! At the end of the article I will reveal which bag is fake! Put on your detective glasses and try to spot the fake to see if you know your Hermes authentication as well as you do!

    Slouchiness is not necessarily a sign that your bag is either fake or real!

Before I begin to go through key things to pay attention to when looking at a fake vs. real Birkin, I would like to note that you do not need to pay attention to the slouchiness of the bags. This is not a sign that will indicate whether the bag you are examining is fake or real. The bags featured both are made with Togo leather however the difference is that one bag is brand new, thus the leather is still quite stiff and so the shape of the bag is also more stiff. However as your Togo leather Birkin ages the bag naturally becomes more slouchy and this is part of the look of the Togo leather that many Hermes fans love, while some others prefer to keep the shape of the bag stiff and opt for other leathers which are better at keeping the shape! Look below at a well aged authentic Birkin in Togo leather to see how the slouchiness tends to look. If your brand new Hermes bags shape is really out of whack however this is a sign that your bag is most likely fake since the bag should have a clean shape when it is new!

As you can see the leather on this bag has slouched quite a bitit is a natural part of an aging Togo leather Hermes Birkin.

2. Take a look at the stamping of the Hermes logo.

An authentic bags stamp should be clean and uniform, however on fake bags the stamp usually looks uncleana.k.a spotty and irregular. Take a look at the stamps on both bags, as pictured below, to see which looks better/worse.

Which bag has better stamping

3. Take a look at the stitching.

Hermes stitching should be done on a slantnot a straight line. If you see the stitching on your bag is done in a straight manner the bag is 100% fake. This is probably the easiest thing to look at to weed out a very bad fake. Keep in mind however that if the threading is slanted, this does not mean that is 100% real, since many replica manufacturers are aware of this and stitch their bags accordingly. As you can see both bags pictured in this article feature slanted stitching.

4. Take a look at the hardware.

The font of the Hermes stamp on the hardware should be thin and elegant. If you notice a boxy or thick font the bag is definitely fake! Additionally the letters should not be too far apart on the stamping.

5. Take a look at the inside strap of the bag!

The straps cutout should be done nice and cleanly, and the threading should continue to be clean. Additionally you should see some numbers engraved into the inside of the strap. These refer to the production run in which the bag was produced. If there are no numbers the bag you have is definitely a fake!

6. Take a look at the leather of the bag!

The leather on a Hermes bag should be rich and feel buttery smoothespecially if it is a Togo leather bag. You can use your basic instincts when judging the leatherit should be smooth to the touch and feel luxuriousthese bags are pricey for a reason after all!

So do you think youve guessed itWhich bag did you think was real, and which did you think was fakeWell time for the grand reveal the bag on the right is fake! The bag on the left is real. Did you guess right or were you confusedWell if you were confused dont feel to bad since as I mentioned earlier the fake being compared to the original in this article is a superfake or counter quality replica which means it is the best of the best when it comes to knockoffs. Its hard for authentication experts to judge it to be fake, let alone the average consumer! Leave a comment below letting me know how accurate your authentication skills were!

Summer 17 Replica Haul Sneak Peak!

Hello dolls!

Hope everyones (almost) summer is going well! This is a brief post in which I wanted to give everyone a sneak peak of some of my recent (and AWESOME) replica bag purchases. I will be doing detailed reviews on each bag within the next couple of weeks but decided to quickly post a group shot of the haul for everyone to take a look at. My purchases include: a Louis Vuitton Keepall 40 in Damier Graphite (for my husband), a Gucci Dionysus, a Balenciaga Metallic Edge City, a Lady Dior, and a Goyard St. Louis tote. The bags are all outstanding (some a bit more than others), and I look forward to sharing more in depth reviews of each bag with you! In the mean time, let me know which review you are most looking forward to! ????

If anyone is wondering where I got the bags from, it was from here.

Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite Keepall 45 Replica Review

Hello all! This review of my new Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite Keepall 45 is the third review in a series reflecting my Summer 17 replica haul. You can see my original post outlining all of my purchases by clicking here.? Now this review is different in that I did not buy this bag to use myself but instead bought it for my brother.

After seeing my replica collection and how accurate pieces can be if a person knows how to properly shop for replicas, he requested the Keepall as a litmus test for how good mens replicas can be. In the past I have purchased a mens Louis Vuitton wallet in Damier Graphite for my hubby (about a year and a half ago) and the quality has held up pretty well thus far. My brother who I purchased the Keepall for, actually has an authentic bi-fold LV wallet in the monogram print and the two are indistinguishable in terms of quality, even though the models are different.

My brother picked the 45 cm size which is the smallest size available in the collection (the other sizes are 50 cm, 55 cm, and 60 cm). Although it is the smallest size in the collection the bag is still quite big and to be quite honest as soon as it arrived, I kind of fell in love, and am thinking of ordering a Monogram Keepall 45 for myself since it is perfect for weekend getaways, or any short overnight trips where luggage just isnt necessary. Ive always known that the Keepall is one of Louis Vuittons most iconic and classic pieces, but now I really understand how versatile the bag can be, and recommend it to everyone.

The LV Keepall replica came in packaged flat in the box which was actually really good in that it helped the bag keep its shape without damaging it during transit. One of my biggest worries when waiting for a package is always whether it will be damaged in transitwe all know how careless couriers usually are so if the sender does not take steps to mitigate damage in transit, whatever parcel you are receiving may turn out to be a lost cause. The bag is a counter quality replica like all the other replicas I buy (if you are new to the world of replicas and want to see the grading scale I have shopped with click here). Below you will find the details of my review which will focus on leather quality, hardware quality, stitching interior of the bag.

LEATHER QUALITY:

One big misconception with Louis Vuitton, especially for first time buyers is that the authentic version of the Canvas series bags (Monogram Canvas, Damier Ebene, Damier Azur, Damier Grapite, Damier Cobalt) are 100% genuine leather. This is FALSE. The Canvas series bags are mainly made with what the title of the bag impliescanvas. Specifically they are made with coated canvas which is adjusted based on the specific print (e.g. Monogram vs. Damier Azur). What is supposed to be genuine leather on a Louis Vuitton bag is the trimming and detailing.

This is what CANVAS is. Louis Vuittons canvas bags are coated meaning the designs and colors are printed on this material to make them look like they do!

This means everything from the bags tags, handles, all the way to the strap should be genuine leather. The replica Keepall I ordered comes with genuine leather detailing and trimming since it is a counter quality replica. Many replica versions of this bag do not have genuine replica detailing and are usually made with plastic handles, straps etc. If you choose to go for a replica version of this bag make sure you confirm the handles, tags, and trimmings are made with real leather. If you already have a bag you can feel the difference between smooth cowhide and plastic, so you will know if you just feel it out.

HARDWARE QUALITY:

The original version of this bag is made with silver brass pieces, and the replica version of the bag I received was made with the same materials. In terms of heaviness I find Louis Vuittons hardware to be neither extremely heavy, nor super flimsy, but it is more on the lighter side compared to other brands like Gucci or Chanel.

INTERIOR OF THE BAG:

The authentic version of the Keepall has a cotton lined interior, and the replica version I purchased is also lined with cotton in the interior.? Since the interior is not leather in this case, I dont have much to say, except that if you are purchasing a replica version of this bag make sure the interior lining color is black to match the original.

STITCHING:

This is an important aspect to pay attention to when it comes to any replica as it is what usually helps us decipher the mediocre from the great. I always make sure the stitching is clean and consistent throughout the bag, and the Keepall gets a strong pass in this case.

EXTRAS:

The bag came with a lock and key set, which is super heavy compared to the rest of of the hardware, and is on par with the original. The lock is embossed with the LV logo and comes with a little key as well.

EXPOSED: http://www.spotbagz.cn or http://www.spotbags.org or http://www.spotbags.co is a SCAM or FAKE blog!!

Hey guys,

So I have been emailed a lot about this site spotbagz.co and was asked to check it out by some blog readers and this is my conclusion: it is a scam. This Eva Knox individual is a woman who is clearly quite deceptive and knows that we as buyers are disadvantaged in the replica market since there are so many shoddy sites out thereSo this is basically her game: She has several sites she owns including PurseValley which I had previously commented negatively on. She reviews these sites which really means she just promotes her own site with fake reviews. People then come across her blog and think theyve discovered a helpful person who really wants to help others . But it is all a lie.

You have been warned my dear blog readers. Do not fall for her scam. I have read many upset blog reader emails about how they have spent hundreds and either received horrible products or simply have had their credit card information abused.

This brings me to the second part of this posting. I would like to give my lovely blog readers some tips on credit card safety.

Angies Top Credit Card Tips for Online (Specifically Replica) Purchases:

1.? If a site doesnt offer some type of Paypal verification or some other trust-able 3rd party merchant who will process the payment do not purchase from them.

2. NeverI repeat NEVERgive your credit card information through email or make email purchases. This is like giving your purse willingly to a thief. It is the biggest mistake you will make and you will definitely pay for it.

3. Do not ever send a photocopy of your credit card or a letter with your signature to a company stating that they have permission to charge you for a certain product. You do not know what they can (and will do) with your financial information.

4. Use a disposable credit card if you want to be super safe. They are a one time deal and online fraudsters cant really get too far with them.

5. Always, always, always search for a review about a site if possible before you make any kind of purchase or give them any of your information. If others have been duped it is more likely than not that there will be bad reviews out there since the internet is open to all. However there are many fake reviews (like Ms. Eva Knoxs blog) so you just have to be able to read between the lines in many cases.

Hope this helps out you ladies and gents because I have heard way too many horror stories through my email of poor shoppers getting ripped off!

Celine Nano from Perfect Celine Review!

Packaging

Perfect Celine seemed to consistently come up as one of the most recommended replica sites to buy a Celine bag from so I took the dive and went for a nano in black of course (my safe color). I usually like to buy replica bags in black just because I know a) they cant screw it up, and b) I tend to be a neutral clothing wearer. Their website got shut down for some reason or another, I didnt really inquire, but I heard they were accepting orders through email so I sent them an email and got an auto response and a link to their catalog (I wont post it here because I dont want it to get shut down too but you can email them at [email protected]).

I spoke to a representative named Luna paid through Western Union which I was initially thought was questionable, but really wanted a Celine so I thought it would be worth the risk if it worked out (replica shopping is kind of like gambling or playing poker in that wayyou spend some and you get an amazing return or alternatively you can get nil; the more skilled you are the more better of a return you get). Anyways all in all they sent my tracking number in 4 days, and the bag took a week and half to get here. I am very happy with the quality and have added the pictures below for everyone to take a look. Definitely a good buy, and I will be going back to a Trapeze too as I love the structure of that bag as well.

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Is it Illegal to Buy a Replica Bag?

Hey guys so this is a question that I often hear asked by people who are thinking about buying a replica bag and I just wanted to write a quick post on it to clarify it for those who do not know. It is 100% legal to purchase a replica handbag. What is illegal is selling it since the seller is knowingly infringing patents and trademarks of the authentic brands. So to clarify as long as you are not planning on setting up a replica shop (which Im sure 99% of shoppers arent myself includedimagine all the risk!) you are fine to shop for replica handbags.

Another point often made by people who criticize those who buy replica bags are that apparently we are contributing to terrorism, organized crime, slave labour etc. I must say that these claims are enough to deter a naive individual, but if you know a thing or two about the world we live in you will realize that both replica and authentic items whether they be purses, shoes, or clothing have these negative effects. I remember recently reading an article about the company Zara (who knocks off many designer fashion looks and sells them for less, however does so under their own label) who employs individuals in factories where there are a lot of chemicals which lead a lot of the works towards developing some type of a respiratory condition that leads to early illness and death. The company will not even buy $0.06 face masks (yes that is right six cents) to prevent the inhalation of whatever it is causing the chemicals. I think that if we want to get into the ethics of what we buy there is a long list of items we need to cross of our lists in order to become conscientious shoppers and it is quite a long list. I think that the key issue with replica is the counterfeiting of trademarks and nothing more or less.

What is more important and something you need to worry about more is where you will shop to make sure you a) do not fall for a scam (as we know there are plenty of those on the online world), and b) you buy a good replica, and not just any old replica! If you would like you can feel free to browse the blog which is full of reviews submitted by various readers and myself which try to help everyone in the online world navigate the murky waters of replica! Leave a comment below to let everyone know what your favorite brand is and whether you prefer authentic purses or their replica counterparts!