Have you decided to purchase a used Louis Vuitton Multi Pochette? I can imagine how excited you are. In just several years after its release, this 3 in 1 bag has become a Louis Vuitton staple item and won the hearts of trendsetters worldwide.
As this iconic bag is almost never available in stores, more and more handbag enthusiasts debate on purchasing a used Louis Vuitton Multi Pochette. We agree that by doing so you get the best of both worlds. Not only you are able to finally purchase the dream bag without waiting for another restock from LV, you also can save up to 50% of retail price, which makes it quite a savvy purchase.
Scroll down to read everything you need to know before purchasing an authentic used Louis Vuitton Multi Pochette and see some fake vs real comparisons of the chic 3 in 1 purse.
What You Need To Know Before You Purchase a Used Louis Vuitton Bag
Replicas are getting more and more sophisticated and scary. Telling an authentic Multi Pochette from a fake one isn't straightforward even for a trained eye, let alone for handbag lovers. In fact, many of our customers are speechless after it turns out that the handbag they were supposed to purchase is a replica.
If you have your mind set on a used Louis Vuitton Multi Pochette, read the following section carefully to prevent a serious mistake that might cost you around.
First, let's discuss some basic safety rules. Whenever you're purchasing a used designer handbag, stick to these rules to avoid losing your money.
Rule #1: Nice pictures don't necessarily mean the Louis Vuitton Multi Pochette is authentic
Look at that beautiful packaging. Looks like the 3 in 1 bag is totally authentic, right?
Wrong! During the examination it was proven to be fake. And, yes, it's impossible to tell that just from one picture. In order to authenticate a designer handbag, one needs to carry a thorough review of all the details.
Don't let beautiful pictures with nice packaging trick you into believing the purse is real. Counterfeiters and scammers will often use it against you. I can't emphasize that enough as I witnessed way too much remorse after losing hard-earned money.
Rule #2: Receipts do not mean that the item is authentic!
Of course there are thousands of honest sellers who attach receipt for your peace of mind and convenience. However, think about what an opportunity that is for someone who doesn't have your best interest at heart.
A lot of secondhand shoppers have never purchased a Louis Vuitton bag directly from the store due to many reasons, starting from secondhand being much more affordable. As a result, they are not aware of what authentic Louis Vuitton receipts look like and the probability of making a mistake is fairly high.
This picture above presents a fake receipt that looks much as the original one. This one uses other fonts, which becomes obvious when you examine the 'LOUIS VUITTON' header.
Rule #3: With Multi Pochette, check each of the 3 items for authenticity
As Multi Pochette canvas items are separate items (larger pochette, smaller pochette, round coin purse, strap and chain), there's always a possibility that a part of the set might be authentic, while some authentic items can be switched for fakes.
Do not forget to check each of the items separately. It's important.
LV Multi Pochette: Fake vs Real Comparison
Many people believe that there are no differences between authentic luxury handbags and replicas. It's simply not true.
Let's compare real and fake Multi Pochette Accessories side by side and see what if any differences are there that a potential buyer could notice.
1. General: Fake vs Real
Take a look at the above picture of a Louis Vuitton Multi Pochette comparing a fake bag vs a real bag. Can you spot any differences?
It's not always possible to tell a fake from authentic Louis Vuitton handbag just by its appearance. Hence the opinion that the replicas are identical to authentic items.
It's an example of a medium-level replicas that are not obvious and at the same time not as sophisticated as 1:1 mirror replicas.
As always, devil is in the details. Thus, we need to examine carefully all the 3 in 1 purse's details: materials, heat stamp, hardware, date codes etc.
2. Front Multi Pochette Heat Stamp: Fake vs Real
Again, taking into account that it's not the best replica, there are few obvious differences with regards to front stamp.
The font on the fake item seems to be a little larger than on authentic Multi Pochette item and the R trademark sign is a bit larger. What's more, it only becomes visible when compared to authentic items. If there would be no baseline, it would have been just next to impossible to identify the differences.
3. Round Coin Purse: Fake vs Real
As Multi Pochette contains three separate purses, let's first take a look at the round coin purse.
An authentic zippy round coin purse has larger canvas print on one side and smaller on the other side. Inside it's beige:
Now let's proceed to authentic vs fake comparisons of the Multi Pochette round coin purse.
Even though the fake heat stamp is blurry, it's quite easy to notice that it has some differences between the fake and real items. The top R trademark sign is considerably larger and the letters look too sloppy.
This heat stamp is from another fake Multi Pochette round coin purse and it's a bit more sophisticated. Can you spot the fake?
It feels like it's a little bit different but you don't feel like you know what the actual differences are. That's how close the copycats are to authentic items. To authenticate this item, other details have to be examined.
4. Main Heat Stamp: Real vs Fake
In this section, we'll examine several heat stamps from fake Multi Pochette bag to identify the differences with authentic purses.
This heat stamp comes from a larger pochette and it's not consistent with an authentic item. The fakish red glazing around the leather edges is one reliable indicator. Next, the stitching doesn't look the same as on original item. On top of that, the font is very different on the two items.
Here's a more sophisticated replica of LV Multipochette. The heat stamp looks almost identical to the original item's heat stamp. There are a few slight inconsistencies though, hard to see by the naked eye.
First, on the fake item there's more space between stitching and edges. The trademark symbol has slightly another shape.
Here's another superfake Multi Pochette heat stamp. Again, without a proper comparison it's almost impossible to see any differences.
5. Date Codes: Fake vs Real
Louis Vuitton Multi Pochette Accessories has a variety of date codes. Without knowledge on what the actual date codes are, it's very hard to see the inconsistencies.
Both date codes shown above are legit and any date code checker will tell you that both exist. However, only one of them is authentic. How do I know? I have over 10 years of experience with Louis Vuitton purses and as a designer handbag authenticator I have my own database of date code fonts, which is regularly monitored.
Another problem is Multi Pochette handbags in particular have 1:1 mirror replicas, which have date codes that are almost identical to the original items.
Take a look at this date codes. One is from a superfake 3 in 1 bag, while another one is from an authentic item. Can you tell the difference?
It's astonishing and sad to what extent mirror replicas resemble authentic items even in the slightest details.
Thus, if you think about purchasing a used Louis Vuitton Multi Pochette, I'd recommend to use professional authentication. Whenever you're about to spend over $1,500, it's a good practice to use extra pair of trained eyes.
It's only $20 for the three items and having the peace of mind that your investment was not a spending.
Need to Authenticate a Louis Vuitton Multi Pochette Bag?
55% of designer handbags we authenticated last year turned to be replicas.
If you think about it, it means 2 things.
First, over 50% of sellers who claim their item to be authentic, are actually selling a fake item, consciously or unconsciously.
Second, for a luxury purse lover there's over a 50% chance that instead of investing in a designer purse, a buyer may end up with wasting a big pile of money on a replica.
Don't give away your hard-earned money to counterfeiters.
You can start Louis Vuitton authentication with using our free online date code/serial number checker.
If you need to authenticate a Louis Vuitton Multi-Pochette, you can use our 25+years of experience with preloved luxury items and Louis Vuitton brand in particular.
Choose one of the three types of authentication:
- 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 $34.99
- 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 QR code-protected certificate on lvbagaholic.com
Certificate of Authenticity with a thorough explanation $75
- 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 QR code-protected certificate on lvbagaholic.com
- includes an explanation of why the item is fake (detailed pictures and comparisons with an authentic bag, more than 10 pics included)
PLEASE CHOOSE ONE OF THE OPTIONS BELOW