Hello Gorgeous Luxury Lovers!
The holidays are approaching, and the fakes are everywhere! Today, I would like to talk about Louis Vuitton and Gucci authenticity and avoiding fakes. Currently, there are tons of fake Louis Vuitton and Gucci items pouring into the United States. Fakes are illegal. Unfortunately, way too many still slip through the cracks.
Below are some tips that may help you to avoid spending good money on a fake luxury piece.
- Authenticate, Authenticate, Authenticate! Especially when shopping multi-seller marketplaces, you should definitely authenticate before purchase! Every. Single. Time. Trust me on this, the small cost of authentication will save you a ton of headaches, phone calls, potential disputes, and potentially hundreds or thousands of dollars. Authentication prior to purchase is just so worth it.
- Receipts and boxes do not always prove authenticity. Here at AuthenticBagsOnly.com, we deal with a lot of pre-owned items. Most of the time, the sellers do not have the receipt, dust bag, or the box. Many people only retain the box and receipt if they are planning, in advance, to resell in the future. Also, many people retain their dust bags for their own future use. See the photos below for an example of fakes that include fake packaging and/or fake receipts. Crazy, right?! Would you be able to spot these as fakes while shopping on a large marketplace site?