Snap Button

For any modern woman a handbag is her most important asset. We wear it all day long and we carry in it all our essentials. Ask any female and she will tell you that a good bag can be a life saver. Of course, appearance does matter and because of this we always look to have the most beautiful bag, a bag that will reflect our personality and style.  This being said, we must also mention the exaggerated prices of designer bags. Some of them cost an actual fortune. So what do we do in this case? The answer is pretty simple. We buy ourselves a replica handbag. Replicating a bag is not that simple. Nowadays, designers invest so much time and effort in authenticating their products inside out that it is an impressive work for any manufacturer to flawlessly clone a luxury purse. For example, Louis Vuitton has a heat embossed leather tag on the inside of the bag where the snap button is placed. It practically centers the snap button, giving it a nice and elegant touch. This authenticity mark is difficult cu imitate because of its particular font so you need to inspect it very carefully before deciding to buy a replica bag. Please see the below two pictures of a Louis Vuitton bag. The first photo is of the authentic product and the second one is of a fake.  By comparison, the first thing that strikes you is the “made in” part. The original one says “Made in USA” while the replica says “Made in France”. Both are correct even if you may feel intrigued by the “Made in USA” printed on the real Louis Vuitton. The explanation is that initially Louis Vuitton was manufactured exclusively in France, but for...

Outside Leather Tag

Nowadays it is all about the tag. It is all about the brand name stamped on your most prized possessions. Everything you own, wear, eat or drink has a name tag. The louder the name echoes the priciest they get. And admit it, ladies, you are dying to own the most expensive, luxurious, beautiful and sophisticated brand name bags. But let’s not forget that a real fashionista recognizes beauty regardless of its price tag. You probably have noticed that designer handbags are over-stamped   with the brand name and logo. Everywhere you look there is a reminder of the company’s name. This is also the case with Louis Vuitton, one of the world’s most renewed fashion designer house. Many of its bags have a leather tag on the outside which has a heat embossed “LOUIS VUITTON PARIS made in France” mark. This iconic text is written on three lines and has the letter R in a circle, positioned above it. For comparison I will present two photos. The first one is of a genuine Louis Vuitton bag and the second one is of its replica. Both pictures show the same part of the purse, the outside heat embossed leather tag.  As you can see, on the genuine product the letters are very clear and perfectly printed. There are no deviations, smudges or any type of imperfections. On the second one the text is not so legible. You can barely make out the words. It is obvious that the quality of the heat embossed technique is quite poor. Additionally, “France” is written with a lower case “f”. To wrap it up, the yellow stitching covers the circled letter R and the “VU” from “VUITTON”. The overall leather tag looks messy, sloppy and, frankly, quite ugly. Indeed,...

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. 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. 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...