Louis Vuitton Métis: Expert REAL vs FAKE Guide (2024)

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Last Updated on June 7, 2024 by Ch David

Trying to learn how to spot fake Louis Vuitton Metis bags? This tutorial will show you the way to authenticate your Louis Vuitton bag with ease.

Related: Check out our Louis Vuitton Pochette authentication guide.

How to tell if a Louis Vuitton Métis is real

To tell if your Louis Vuitton Pochette Metis is real, check if all the letters on the interior label have the same font weight. Fakes have specific letters thicker than others.

1. Inteiror label

Authentic vs fake comparison of the LV Metis bag's interior label
  • The threads on all sides of the label at way thicker and bulkier than the authentic.
  • Al lines of text on the replica Louis Vuitton Metis bag are too thick.
  • The “® / LOUIS VUITTON / PARIS / made in” fits too deep inside the bag. As a consequence, the characters look too thick.

Helpfulness: The bag’s country of manufacturing doesn’t affect the thickness of the text on the label.

Whether your bag’s interior labels state that it was made in France, Italy, Spain or other countries, the thickness of the characters should be just like the one in the authentic example above.

  • Of course, little variations (but very little) should occur from one authentic bag to another.
  • The text should bevery close to the one in the legitimate Pochette above.

Is it too hard? Reach out to our expert LV bag authenticators:

2. Handler

Authentic vs fake comparison of the LV Metis bag's handler
  • The three lines of text are way thinner than the ones on the authentic bag’s handler.
  • The text on the fake Louis Vuitton Metis bag is also stretched out, as it is too tall on the fake bag.
  • The fake stitches are too small and thick.

3. Strap

Authentic vs fake comparison of the LV Metis bag's stitching on the strap
  • The replica Pochette’s stitching is way thinner than the authentic

The authentic threads are thicker and more solid than the fake.

4. Buckle

Authentic vs fake comparison of the LV Metis bag's buckle
  • The “LV” logo in the circle at the top of the buckle is too thin.
  • The “® / LOUIS VUITTON / PARIS” text fits too deep into the metal.

The genuine “LV” encircled logo is thicker and more visible than the fake bag’s logo.

The real one also fits less deeply into the metal.

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. Buttons

Authentic vs fake comparison of the LV Metis bag's buttons
  • The fake bag’s text is at the wrong thickness.
  • The “LOUIS VUITTON” text is too big, thick, and bulkier than the authentic.
  • The fake Louis Vuitton Metis bag’s threads are thicker than the real ones.

6. Zipper

Authentic vs fake comparison of the LV Metis bag's zipper
  • The “LOUIS VUITTON” text looks too thin.

The genuine “LOUIS VUITTON” text engraved on the zipper is thicker and more massive.

Shortlist: Authenticate your Métis

  1. Square Label Inscription: Examine the inscription on the square label on the side of your bag. Counterfeit bags often have their text poorly font-weighted.
  2. Strap Inscription and Stitching: Review the text and stitching on the strap of your bag. Fake bags frequently display incorrect text thickness and flawed stitching.
  3. Strap Stitching: Inspect the stitching on the strap of your Louis Vuitton bag. Replicas often have misshapen stitching that’s either too thick or too thin.
  4. Buckle Text: Briefly check the text on the buckle of your Louis Vuitton Metis bag. Fake bags commonly feature text that is either too small or has incorrect thickness.
  5. Button Inscription on Strap: Analyze the text on the buttons on the strap of your bag. Counterfeit bags often have inscriptions that are either too thin or too thick.
  6. Zipper Text: Examine the text on the zipper of your bag. On fake bags, this text is often too thin.

If you’re pressed for time or can’t delve into the comprehensive steps above, we’ve prepared a quick solution for you.

Above is a concise 60-second guide with the top 6 signs to help you identify whether your Louis Vuitton Metis bag is genuine or a replica.

Expert Louis Vuitton Pochette Métis authentication

If you’re seeking assistance in authenticating your Louis Vuitton Metis bag, you’re in the right place.

  • Simply forward us clear photos of your Louis Vuitton Metis bag, and our team of experts will provide their evaluation within 24 to 48 hours.
  • Along with our verdict, you’ll receive a detailed report outlining the reasons for our assessment of its authenticity.

This concludes our guide on distinguishing between genuine and counterfeit Louis Vuitton Metis bags.

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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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