Official Guide: FAKE vs REAL Louis Vuitton Wallet (2024)

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Last Updated on April 18, 2024 by Ch David

Wondering how to authenticate your Louis Vuitton wallet? Then you are in the right place to learn so.

How to tell if a Louis Vuitton wallet is real

You can tell if a Louis Vuitton Sarah is real if the text on the interior side is solid and thick. Fake wallets always have thin inscriptions, while real prints are always defined and solid.

1. Interior text

Comparing the real vs fake Louis Vuitton Sarah wallets for their engravings
  • The fake wallet has its “®” symbol looking too thick.
  • The fake wallet’s letter “R” is not centred in the middle of the circle.
  • In the “LOUIS VUITTON text, the fake letters “L” and “N” are too thick. The rest are too thin.
  • The fake wallet’s word “PARIS” is also too thin.
  • The “made in France”, is too thin. Though, the letter “e” in the “France” text is too thick.

The authentic Louis Vuitton wallet has all of its letters on the last rows of text at the same font-weight as well, unlike the fake wallet.

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2. Stitching

Comparing the real vs fake Louis Vuitton Sarah wallets for their stitching
  • The fake wallet’s stitching on the flap is missing.

The authentic Louis Vuitton Sarah wallet has a line of stitching that crosses the whole wallet on the opening flaw, while the fake wallet does not have any sort of stitching there.

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.

3. Zipper

Comparing the real vs fake Louis Vuitton Sarah wallets for their zippers
  • The fake wallet’s “LV” inscription on the zipper is too thick.

On the other hand, the authentic Louis Vuitton wallet has its inscription on the zipper looking thinner.

4. Monogram

Comparing the real vs fake Louis Vuitton Sarah wallets for their monogram
  • The fake wallet’s monogram appears to be too thin.
  • Each monogram symbol has a different weight compared to the authentic wallet’s symbols.

Shortlist: Quickly tell a fake LV wallet

  1. Check the text on the interior side of your wallet. Most of the time, the replica Louis Vuitton wallets have their text improperly font-weighted, having different thicknesses for their symbols.
  2. Look at the stitching on the opening flap of your Louis Vuitton wallet. Mostly, the counterfeit LV wallets miss their stitching on the opening flap.
  3. Inspect the “LV” text on the zippers of your Louis Vuitton wallet. Usually, the replica Louis Vuitton wallets have their text looking too thick when compared to the text found on the legit wallet’s zippers.
  4. Verify the thickness of the symbols of the classic Louis Vuitton monogram on your wallet. Mostly, the replica LV wallets have their monogram’s flowers and inscriptions looking too thin, while the legit wallets have their elements looking thicker.

There are situations, where you may be unable to go through each detailed step, explained above when you need to authenticate your Louis Vuitton wallet.

That is why we have compiled this quick 30 seconds solution to authenticating your Louis Vuitton wallet.

Let our experts check your wallet

If you need help with the authentication of your Louis Vuitton wallet, we’ve got you covered.

All you have to do is send us high-quality pictures of your Louis Vuitton wallet and we will get back to you with the results within 24 to 48 hours. The results will also come with a report on why we believe your Louis Vuitton wallet is fake or authentic.

With all of this being said, we’ve reached the end of our guide on how to spot fake Louis Vuitton wallets by just looking at the four main spots. We hope this guide is helpful in your Louis Vuitton wallet authentication.

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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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