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How to tell a fake or genuine Louis Vuitton wallet

fake or genuine Louis Vuitton wallet

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What are the best ways to tell a fake or genuine Louis Vuitton wallet or purse? Our illustrated guide outlines all the clues to look for so you don’t get cheated.

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Louis Vuitton purses and wallets, like all Louis Vuitton products, are very exclusive, expensive and exude a touch of luxury. In addition, they are ideal for storing banknotes, credit cards, small change and identity papers.

Best ways to tell a fake or genuine Louis Vuitton wallet

The safest way to buy original Louis Vuitton purses and wallets is through the Louis Vuitton online shop . No other internet shop is officially authorized to sell new LV products online.

Web shops that offer Louis Vuitton purses are not an official LV dealer, they source their goods from other sources, and you can also buy Louis Vuitton wallets in marketplaces such as eBay. Here you should make sure that the seller has very good reviews, the item is offered with the eBay guarantee and there is a right of withdrawal.

Louis Vuitton wallets – model variants and material

LV wallets are available in over 20 different versions or models. Each version differs in terms of shape, size, closure or inner compartments. The following purses and wallets are currently available:

  • Alexandra
  • Anaise wallet
  • Brazza wallet (men’s collection)
  • Chaine wallet
  • Clemence wallet
  • Copact Curieuse wallet
  • Compact Zippy wallet
  • Curieuse wallet
  • Emilie wallet
  • Insolite wallet
  • Iris wallet
  • Iena wallet
  • Joey wallet
  • Josephine wallet
  • Long wallet (men’s collection)
  • Louise wallet
  • Marie-Lou Long wallet
  • Pallas wallet
  • Sarah wallet
  • Tanon Wallet (Men’s Collection)
  • Twist chain wallet
  • Venice wallet
  • Vivienne LV wallet
  • Zippy wallet (women’s & men’s collection)
  • Zippy wallet

Material of the Louis Vuitton wallet

Most of the above wallet designs come in a variety of materials.

fake or genuine Louis Vuitton wallet material

Materials for Louis Vuitton wallets from the women’s collection

The main materials in the collection for women are:

  • Monogram canvas
  • Damier Ebene canvas
  • Damier Azure canvas
  • Epi (leather)
  • Monogram Vernis leather
  • Monogram empreinte leather
  • Monogram multicolore canvas
  • Mahina leather

In addition to these materials, there are limited editions that vary the existing material in design, such as the Monogram Canvas Cerises, in which the Monogram Canvas is printed with colorful cherries. Many of the materials mentioned are then available in different colors, so that a multitude of variants are created.

Louis Vuitton invoice

Original invoice for Louis Vuitton wallet

If you buy a new LV wallet, you will of course always receive an invoice for it, and this is one of the best ways to tell a fake or genuine Louis Vuitton wallet. These calculations are identical worldwide in terms of dimensions, paper and distribution of formatting. If someone would like to sell you a new course without an invoice, you’d better stay away from it. With used LV wallets, it can of course be that there is no invoice, but then you should check the authenticity of the wallet very carefully

Features of a current original Louis Vuitton invoice are

  • The same appearance, material and format of the invoice worldwide
  • Dimensions: 20.8 x 21 cm (+/- 1 mm)
  • Solid beige paper with a light structure (vertical stripes)
  • A watermark in the form of bright horizontal lines (distance approx. 2.6 cm)
  • The authenticity of the invoice number can be checked by Louis Vuitton

Check whether the LV Shop specified on the invoice can be found in the Louis Vuitton Shopfinder  business directory : http://de.louisvuitton.com/deu-de/geschafte

Note : Even if it is not very likely, note the possibility that the invoice is genuine, but the product is still a fake.

Fake / forgery of a Louis Vuitton bill

  • Plain white paper
  • The LV shop address cannot be found via the Louis Vuitton Store Locator (http://de.louisvuitton.com/deu-de/geschafte)

Louis Vuitton box & protective bag

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Original protective pouch for Louis Vuitton wallet

The box and the protective bag basically say nothing about the authenticity of the Louis Vuitton wallet, since some of these original accessories can be bought on eBay, but the product is still a fake. However, if the box or the protective cloth are not original, then the wallet is very likely a fake.

Original Louis Vuitton protective bag / dust bag

Pay attention to the following features:

  • Solid beige cotton fabric
  • The edge of the bag is sewn clean
  • The lettering “LOUIS VUITTON” is horizontally printed in the middle.
  • Models before 2003 are brown instead of beige and show the initials “LV”

Original Louis Vuitton gift box

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Original Louis Vuitton gift box

Pay attention to the following features:

  • The outside of the box is dark brown with a textured surface.
  • The “LOUIS VUITTON” lettering is printed and noticeably embossed.
  • The inside of the box is beige
  • Clean processed edges and no processing errors
  • Visible glue spots, unclean processing and adhesive smell indicate a forgery.