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

Can you spot the better replica? Hint: 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 y’all!

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 anyone’s arm or shoulder (yet they still unfortunately do – we’ve all seen one). These are the bags that give replica bags a bad rep and make people think rightfully so that they’d 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 middle – the bags aren’t 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 tiers? I’m not sure and can’t 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 didn’t 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 bad – but 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.

15 thoughts on “MUST READ: Good Fakes VS. Bad Ones: Louis Vuitton Replica Guide

      • Liz says:

        I am having a hard time getting a response from them and i want to order a bag from them. They’re never online either. Any suggestions? Thanks

      • Lynn says:

        Purse Queen, thank you for your review of the Monogram Favorite MM. I’ve placed 2 orders with DD now (the second I’m currently waiting on) and the 1st was a Neverfull & it’s AMAZING! I am Super impressed with their quality, thus the 2nd order.

        By chance have you found any other seller that is comparable to DD?? I’m wanting to order the Monogram Favorite MM, however I won’t be using it “all” the time so having a tough time justifying $300 on the bag from them but I’m afraid I will be totally disappointed if I order from a bad seller(I’m pretty picky). I checked out PV and they don’t have the size. SO many sellers say they offer “top quality” and they are Bad ;-( Just wondering if there are any others out there that compare to DD? Thanks 😉

  1. Rebecca says:

    I’m so happy to come across your blog! I am new to replica shopping and I was all set to purchase two bags from Purse Valley, and decided to do a little further research and then found you! I own some real LVs, and was looking for a nice replica Neverfull. I am looking at Designer Discreet for my first replica purchase, thanks for this blog! Fingers crossed I love it!

    • PeanutButter says:

      You will LOVE your neverfull rom DD. Real leather and it patinas over time too. Have had mine going on 6 years now and is still in great shape. I’ll only order from DD now as they’ve always impressed with quality.
      If you don’t get a reply your email has probably gone to their junk mail so just keep at em! Usually takes them about a week to reply so you’ve got to be patient.

      • Rebecca says:

        Wow you read my mind haha! I was just going to post asking why i haven’t heard back from them (emailed a few days ago). I was inquiring as to what is the best way to make a purchase (ie. bank debit card, credit card)?? and if they offer a 2 bag promotion or first time buyer promotion? I’ve got my eye on one of the YSL bags too… omg this could get dangerous lol!

  2. Kristy says:

    Hey Angie😊 Could you make a suggestion were I could purchase the MM LV Odeon? All help is greatly appreciated.

  3. Katie says:

    Any thoughts on where to find a top tier LV Artsy Empreinte? I’m in love but just can’t handle prices for the real deal… Thanks!
    Katie

  4. BRENDA SPICER says:

    what are your thoughts on Purse Valley? I was looking at their website & their product looks nice. Do they look as good in person?

  5. TLM says:

    Hi “again” purse queen!!
    Just a quick question, I was doing a review on site jabber & noticed a recent review of the Monogram favorite mm(same bag that you reviewed above) that was very bad?! Interesting cause I just left a amazing review of a LV Monogram Neverfull cause I was super happy with it. Do you think it could be a “fluke” or do people like to leave bad reviews for them just to tarnish anothet sellers reputation?? I also noticed the same person left a very positive review for PV, strange cause I’ve heard horrible things about PV?? Ugh….now I’m so torn!!! I was just about to order the Favorite from DD😣😣

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