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how to spot fake louis vuitton bumbag

How to Spot a Fake Louis Vuitton Bumbag: The Sad Truth

If you like bumbags, we get you. After bumbags made quite a big comeback in 2018, they are not expected to go away any time soon. Provided fanny packs are easily combined with a plethora of styles, we all got accustomed to these comfy purses on the waist.

Bumbag is one of the most popular Louis Vuitton handbags that is very difficult to get from the boutique. Thus, a lot of people are buying secondhand fanny packs from the French brand.

We’ve already published extensive guides on how to spot fake Louis Vuitton’s most popular handbags: Neverfull, Metis, Speedy and Pallas. In this article, we'll examine a Louis Vuitton fanny pack to see if these replicas are hard to tell.

If you think you know how to verify Louis Vuitton handbags, check yourself. These are so far the scariest fakes we’ve even seen.

We’ll examine a few handbags to alert you against the quality of fakes out there.


  1. Outside appearance

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If you glance over a fake bumbag, nothing will seem special. There are no obvious signs of the bag being not authentic.

A lot of Louis Vuitton lovers get puzzled by different canvas shades. Truth is, canvas shades are never a sign of authenticity. As we know, the luxury house has been producing handbags since 1930s. Over time, they have used a variety of canvas materials, which were different shades that, to top it off, all age in a different way.

Let’s look at another example of a bumbag. It’s a Teddy Bear Bumbag limited edition worth well over its original retail. In fact, it's so coveted most resellers would sell it for around $4,000.

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Most frequently limited editions are not the most advanced replicas. However, this bumbag looks exactly the same. The quality and materials seem to be very consistent with an original handbag.

Imagine spending $4,000 on a handbag that turns out to be not authentic.

Those who say that it's impossible to tell a replica from an authentic designer bag just from outside are probably right. As luxury lovers, we are sorry to admit that. If you meet two women on the street with two handbags, one authentic and one fake, they will look the same.


  1. Heat stamp

Let’s continue to the most interesting part, comparing tiny details on a heat stamp.

Here’s a handle heat stamp. Before you scroll down, think about it. Do you think it’s from real or fake item?

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If you guessed authentic, we have bad news. This heat stamp is from a fake Louis Vuitton bumbag.

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A lot of people ask us how do we know. We have posted the answer to this question in the FAQ section. Again, it’s almost impossible to tell whether an item is authentic or not only by one picture. In this case, a set of pictures was examined before the conclusion was made.

As professionals who provide online authentication services for designer bags, we always look at the full picture and consider all the factors before drawing a conclusion.


  1. Front heat stamp

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Here’s a Bumbag that does show some obvious differences, for a change. First, the shape of the leather piece is not the same as on authentic item. You can spot the different quality of the heat stamp. On an authentic item the font is thick, on a fake bag it’s much thinner. Some letters are not consistent with authentic item.

Can you spot the difference?


  1. Main heat stamp

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Louis Vuitton authentication is not easy.

Let's take a look at another side-by-side comparison, this time we'll compare two heat stamps. One belongs to an original bag and another belongs to a fake bag. Unfortunately, based on these photos only it's impossible to say whether the second bag is authentic or not.

It seems that these heat stamps are identical. Upon a closer examination, if a customer offers pictures in higher quality there may be more inconsistencies.


  1. Date code

As Bumbag was released in 2018 and discontinued in 2022, most handbags do have a date code.

Does this date code seem real?

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Well, it’s not. This date code comes from a replica bag. Can you spot the difference? There’s barely any. The counterfeiters have done surpassed our expectations.

That's why you should never rely on checking Louis Vuitton date code only.


Summary: Is Louis Vuitton Bumbag Worth It?

Buying a Louis Vuitton Bumbag has never been as scary as now. A lot of dishonest people know that fakes have become too close to original handbags so that an average buyer won’t probably spot the difference.

Let us protect you from scammers trying to deliberately sell you replicas and steal your hard-earned money.

Buying secondhand is always a risk since you need to be sure about the item’s authenticity. At Bagaholic, our mission is to protect luxury lovers from scammers by providing professional verification of brands such as Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Dior, Hermes and YSL. Order authentication from $10 and enjoy your Bumbag with peace of mind.

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Order Professional Online Authentication by Bagaholic

If you need to authenticate a Louis Vuitton, Gucci or Dior item, please order one of the three types of authentication:

Verbal Authentication $10

  • good when you need to know whether the bag is real or fake for yourself (e.g. when you are buying an item)

Certificate of Authenticity $25

  • good when you need a certificate for any reason, either to sell the bag with the peace of mind or to return a fake bag to the seller if you purchased a fake
  • includes a permanent certificate on

Certificate of Authenticity with a thorough explanation $50

  • good when you need a certificate and you need to know why the bag is authentic/not authentic for any reason, either to sell the bag with the peace of mind or return a fake bag to the seller if you purchased a fake.
  • includes a permanent certificate on
  • includes an explanation of why the item is fake (detailed pictures and comparisons with an authentic bag, more than 10 pics included)



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