Louis Vuitton Speedy Real Vs Fake (Expert Bag Guide)

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Last Updated on November 10, 2023 by Ch David

Got a Louis Vuitton Speedy bag? Not sure if yours is legit?

Let us help you with this guide, in which we will:

  • Compare real vs fake Speedy bags
  • Show you what the original looks like
  • Give you various authentication tips

By the end, you’ll be an expert Louis Vuitton authenticator.

Louis Vuitton Bag Authentication Guide

How to tell if a Louis Vuitton Speedy bag is real

To tell if your Louis Vuitton Speedy bag is real, focus on the “® LOUIS VUITTON PARIS” engraving and the stitching around it.

Often, the text on replica Louis Vuitton Speedy bags is of lower quality.

1. Engraving

You’ll find this on the exterior side of the bag.

  • Authentic:
    1. Small “®” with proper spacing from text and stitching.
    2. Deeply engraved, thicker inscription.
    3. Dense, prominent stitching.
  • Fake:
    1. Large “®”, too close to text and stitching.
    2. Thin, shallowly engraved inscription.
    3. Small, sparse stitching.

2. Sharp patch

This is at the base of the handlers on your Speedy bag.

  • Authentic: Thin, refined stitching around handle attachment.
  • Fake: Thick, bulky stitching around handle attachment.

3. Size print

  • Authentic: Ample space between numbers on the size tab.
  • Fake: Numbers on the size tab are usually positioned too close to each other, with minimal spacing.

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.

4. Zippers

  • Authentic: Features thinner “LV” printing.
  • Fake: Displays thicker “LV” printing.

5. Carbines

  • Authentic: Has “LOUIS VUITTON” text appropriately sized and superficially imprinted on the carbines.
  • Fake: Displays smaller and more deeply engraved “LOUIS VUITTON” text on the carbines.

6. Handler

  • Authentic: Features thicker and shorter stitches on the handler.
  • Fake: Has thinner and longer stitches on the handler.

7. Strap

  • Authentic: The stitching on the strap is thicker and shorter.
  • Fake: The stitching on the strap appears too thin and long.

8. Buckle

  • Authentic: The buckle on the authentic Louis Vuitton Speedy bag has a subtle shine.
  • Fake: The buckle on the fake bag is overly shiny.

9. Buttons

  • Authentic: The “LOUIS VUITTON” text on the buttons is thinner.
  • Fake: The text on the fake bag’s buttons appears too thick.

10. Leather

Over here, we’ll inspect the quality of the leather fabric on the real vs fake Speedy bags.

  • Authentic: Features smoother leather texture.
  • Fake: The leather appears too sharp, differing from the authentic texture.

Shortlist: Authenticate your Louis Vuitton Speedy

Don’t have enough time to go through the entire guide?

Here’s a list of ways to spot fake Louis Vuitton Speedy bags:

  1. Exterior Tab Label: Check the text on the exterior tab. Fake LV bags often have thinner and poorly printed text on the handler’s tab, and the stitching may be too thick.
  2. Handler Attachment Stitching: Verify the stitching on the attachment of the handler. Fake bags tend to have thicker stitching on the handler’s attachment.
  3. Size Printing: Analyze the size printing on the side of the bag. Fake bags may have less spacing between the letters in the text.
  4. Zipper Text: Check the text on the zippers. Fake bags often have thicker “LV” text compared to authentic ones.
  5. Carbine Text: Inspect the “LOUIS VUITTON” printing on the carbines. Fake bags may have smaller and deeply stamped text on the metal carbines.
  6. Handler Stitching: Examine the stitching on the handler. Fake bags may have thinner and shorter stitching on the handler.
  7. Strap Stitching: Verify the stitching on the strap. Fake bags often have thinner and shorter stitching on the strap.
  8. Buckle Quality: Look at the buckle. Replica LV Speedy bags may have overly shiny buckles.
  9. Button Text: Check the “LOUIS VUITTON” text on the buttons. Fake bags may have thicker text on the buttons.
  10. Leather Quality: Assess the quality of the leather. Counterfeit LV Speedy bags may have sharp leather instead of smooth.

These indicators can help you identify fake Louis Vuitton Speedy bags more easily.

Expert Louis Vuitton Speedy bag authentication

If you require assistance in authenticating your Louis Vuitton Speedy bag, we’re here to help.

  • Simply provide us with high-quality photographs of your Louis Vuitton Speedy.
  • We will respond with the results within 24 to 48 hours.
  • Our findings will be accompanied by a fully detailed report.

That concludes our guide on how to distinguish between real and fake Louis Vuitton Speedy bags.

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Ch Daniel and Ch David

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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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