How Spot a Fake Louis Vuitton Pochette [Real vs Fake]
As an authentication company, we love to educate our readers on the differences between real and fake designer bags. This authentication guide will showcase the Louis Vuitton Pochette real vs fake comparison, revealing how to spot a fake LV Pochette Accessoires.
Whether you're buying a used Louis Vuitton Pochette from a private seller or a well-established designer resale platform, it's crucial to be aware of the main differences between authentic designer items and replicas to avoid paying several thousand dollars for a fake LV Pochette.
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Louis Vuitton Pochette [Real vs Fake]
Louis Vuitton Pochette is one of the most affordable bags from the renowned luxury bag brand.
Here are some tips how to understand whether your LV Pochette is authentic.
1. Take a Look at The Canvas
The item in question is supposed to be a Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Pochette Accessoires purse.
Most modern replicas look very similar to original items. However, in most cases they fail to copy the details. To verify the item’s authenticity, we’ll examine the item’s details, paying attention to overall quality, hardware engravings, stamps and serial numbers.
Any inconsistency is a red flag. If there are several red flags, that would mean that the item is a replica.
It's very hard to spot a fake Louis Vuitton Pochette just by examining the item from a distance. When you don't see all the details of the bag, you can call out only the most evident and cheap replicas. That's why we recommend to always avoid buying items from sellers who only list 1-2 pictures. Alternatively, you need to request detailed pictures from the seller.
This Pochette is not an exclusion. Overall, it's very similar to the original Pochette bag. That picture only raises question regarding the hardware, as it's too shiny and its color is a bit off.
2. Examine the Hardware
Even though mostly counterfeit manufacturers have copied the Louis Vuitton hardware almost perfectly, the hardware on this bag is not consistent with the original LV Pochette.
The engraving on the Pochette hardware has a different shape and looks sloppy compared to the authentic item. An authentic Louis Vuitton Pochette shows more space between the LV monogram and the edges. Moreover, the color is also not the same.
It's also interesting that even though this is a used Pochette, there are no signs of wear to be seen, based on these pictures.
There are red flags when it comes to the hardware.
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3. Examine the ‘Made In’ Stamp
The heat stamp font must be consistent with authentic items. This is by far the most important factor in authenticating an item as it’s one of the most difficult parts of the bag to replicate.
Even though the heat stamp is almost identical to an authentic heat stamp, it is not consistent with original items.
First of all, font is different from the authentic items. The ‘ON’ in ‘VUITTON’ has different shape compared to the authentic item. The ‘O’ on the item in question is oval, while it should be a round ‘O’. The shape of the ‘N’ is also not consistent with the original items, it's too narrow on the item in question.
Next, the font of the ‘PARIS’ line is smaller than the one of the ‘LOUIS VUITTON’, while these two fonts should be identical.
Try to spot some other differences between real and fake heat stamp on LV Pochette! Can you see them?
There are red flags when it comes to the heat stamp.
The date code reads ‘AR0190’. According to the Louis Vuitton date code system, it’s legit and it suggests that the item was manufactured in France, 9th week of 2010.
However, counterfeiters know the logic of Louis Vuitton date codes and copy them easily. That's why we only recommend using an LV date code checker as a starting tool. It can call out some fake items, but definitely not all of them!
In addition, there’s something much more important than the letters and digits of the date code. It’s date code font.
The font of the date code is not consistent with original items. It’s too close to the edges, which doesn’t happen on authentic items. The font is clearly different from the AR date code font mentioned in our Louis Vuitton date code authentication guide.
Multiple red flags have been discovered when it comes to the date code.
As a lot of red flags were found during the examination, based on the pictures provided, in our opinion a Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas Pochette Accessoires with a date code AR0190 is NOT AUTHENTIC.
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