Louis Vuitton Montaigne Real Vs Fake: How-To Guide

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Last Updated on January 10, 2024 by Ch David

Need to authenticate your Louis Vuitton Montaigne bag?

This guide will help you the 5 best ways to do it.

This guide works for all Montaigne bags.

Regardless of: model, colorway, size, generation.

How to spot fake Louis Vuitton Montaigne

You can spot fake Louis Vuitton Montaigne bags by examining the quality of the leather.

Most fake Louis Vuitton bags will exhibit noticeably lower-quality fabrics.

1. Leather

  • Authentic: High-quality leather that reflects and shines in the light.
  • Fake: Poor-quality leather that doesn’t reflect or shine as much, with visible improvisations in the material.

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2. Keychain

  • Authentic: Chains with “LV” text that is thinner, more readable, and well-printed.
  • Fake: Chains with “LV” text that is thicker, less readable, and poorly printed.

3. Shape

  • Authentic: Louis Vuitton Montaigne bag with a slim and well-proportioned shape.
  • Fake: Wider and less proportionate shape.

4. Zipper

  • Authentic: Larger “LOUIS VUITTON” print on zippers, less space between “LOUIS” and “VUITTON.”
  • Fake: Smaller “LOUIS VUITTON” print on zippers, more space between “LOUIS” and “VUITTON.”

A quick mention:

  • The steps we’ve written so far are the BEST ways to authenticate this item
  • The next few steps are still reliable methods…
  • … but they apply to non-top-versions of replicas available for this item

If in doubt, we recommend double-checking the steps we’ve explained above this line.

5. Strap

  • Authentic: Thinner stitches on straps.
  • Fake: Thicker stitches on straps.

Authenticity checklist

Short on time? Go through this list:

  1. Assess Leather Quality:
    • Examine the quality of the leather all over your Louis Vuitton (LV) bag. Counterfeit bags often have leather that shines less when exposed to light and appears obviously of lower quality. Pay attention to any differences in the leather pattern compared to genuine bags.
  2. Inspect “LV” Printing on Chains:
    • Inspect the “LV” printing on the chains. Fake Louis Vuitton bags may have “LV” text that is less legible and thicker on the chains compared to the text on authentic Louis Vuitton bags.
  3. Analyze Bag Shape from the Side:
    • Analyze the shape of your Louis Vuitton bag from the side. Replica LV Empreinte Montaigne bags may appear wider and bulkier in shape.
  4. Check Zippers:
    • Examine the zippers of your LV bag. Fake Louis Vuitton bags typically have smaller “LOUIS VUITTON” text, and there may be more space between the two words on the replica zippers compared to authentic ones.
  5. Inspect Straps and Stitching:
    • Inspect the straps of your Louis Vuitton Empreinte Montaigne bag. Fake Louis Vuitton Montaigne bags often have thicker stitching on the straps compared to the stitching on authentic Louis Vuitton bags.

Expert Louis Vuitton Montaigne authentication

We’re here for you:

  • Simply send us high-quality images of your Louis Vuitton Montaigne bag.
  • We’ll provide you with results within 24 to 48 hours.

This brings us to the end of the guide.

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Ch Daniel and Ch David

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About the Author

David is the co-founder and co-CEO of Legit Check By Ch. David's experience: 5+ years of creating educational content in the fashion industry. 6+ years of authenticating luxury items. Currently, David is the Head Editor of the LCBC Library, where 1,000,000+ words have been published, in free guides, for over 1,000 items.
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