Louis Vuitton is one the most counterfeited brand out there. To spot a fake LV bag, there are many details to look at such as: stitching, lining, trims, hardware details, monogram pattern to name a few. Therefore, we have gathered three important authentication features to spot to simplify the whole process:
1- Stamping: The LV stamping is very important in allowing you to authenticate the bag.
- The tail of the L is very short
- The O's are bigger than the L's and are very round
- The T's are placed closely to one another that it seems like they are touching
- The font should be thin, crisp and be clear
2- Hardware: Most fake LV bags will have very poor hardware where the majority will be made from plastic. Also, the imprint of the hardware will be key to spotting the real from the fake as the authentic bag will have a very clear and neat imprint.
3- Date Code: Before the1980's, LV bags did not have date codes. Nowadays, it is difficult to come across one without it. The date codes can be found on a piece of leather inside the bag or near the interior seam. This information can provide the date and place of the manufacturer of the bag. Below is a list of countries and their date codes:
- Made in France- A0, A1, A2, AA, AAS, AH, AN, AR, AS, BA, BJ, BU, DR, DU, DT, CO, CT, CX, ET, FL, LW, MB, MI, NO, RA, RI, SD, SA, SF, SL, SN, SP, SR, TJ, TH, TN, TR, TS, VI, VX
- Made in Italy- BC, BO, CE, FO, MA, OB, PL, RC, RE, SA, TD
- Made in Spain- CA, GI, LO, LB, LM, LW
- Made in U.S.A.- FC, FH, FL, LA, OS, SD, TX
- Made in Switzerland- DI, FA
- Made in Germany- LP, OL