Embossed Leather Stamp

We all get carried away by the beauty of an expensive designer handbag. The outside is so captivating and gorgeous that we sometimes forget that what matters most is on the inside. For purses, most often the more important authenticity markings are on the inside and might make a huge difference between a nice looking replica and an authentic imitation bag. These being said, let’s unzip our biggest fantasy and see how believable it is.

The heat embossed leather stamp which can be found on the inside of every luxury handbag is one of the essential authenticity markings. Before purchasing any replica you need to make sure it has this mark and that it looks accurate. For example, on a Gucci this will say “GUCCI made in Italy” while on a Louis Vuitton it will read “LOUIS VUITTON PARIS made in France”. Both leather tags will have a small R in a circle above the brand name. Another particularity of these stamps is that while GUCCI writes this text on two lines, Louis Vuitton embosses it on three distinct and spaced out rows. A well-made clone bag should respect these basic rules.

Authentic

Authentic

To exemplify the differences that you may find between a replica and an original bag I have enclosed below a couple of photos of Gucci and Louis Vuitton bags, and I will compare the cloned hot stamped leather tag to the authentic one. The purpose of this comparison is for you to know how to spot the big flaws and, eventually, to be able to identify and buy an accurate knockoff.

Fake

Fake

On the fake Gucci bag, even though the quality of the leather tab is quite nice, the actual embossing is incredibly poor. On a real purse the writing “GUCCI made in Italy” would be very clear and easy to read, whereas on the imitation you can barely make out the “made in Italy” part. Its legibility is quite low and a big hint that this is a bad quality fake product.

6 Genuine LV 700

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The original Louis Vuitton purses have a very elegant hot stamped leather tag with spaced out text written on three separate lines. On the first replica, its brown leather tab shows a compact, stuffy text with distorted letters and an unclear third row. From the start, it is quite obvious that the font and quality of the hot stamp is different and inferior to the original one. On the second Louis Vuitton replica the font and spacing of the text is more authentic looking, but it still does not look quite right. This is because of the fact that the hot stamp is not deep and clear enough. Again, its legibility is quite low. Plus, the stitching on the lower part is horrible.

Fake

Fake

Fake

Fake

Before placing an order for a replica handbag you need to make sure that everything about it is perfect, that it will look and feel authentic. For this to be true you need to know what are the most common flaws as well as the most important authenticity markings. Make your homework first and the reward will be priceless: your very own designer handbag at in incredibly affordable price.