How to Spot a Fake Louis Vuitton Speedy

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Even if it sounds unbelievable, to spot a replica Louis Vuitton Speedy is a really hard job to do. Replica manufacturers have developed their abilities to replicate these kinds of luxury bags so well that it has almost impossible to differentiate a good replica from the original Louis Vuitton Speedy. Still there are a few things that make the difference that can be followed to spot a fake LV Speedy.

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It is really important that you know the parts of the bag before purchasing one. You should check the type of lining, you should know if it should have feet or not, how the base should be, where the D-ring should be positioned, what codes and markings should it have and where. All these details will help you determine if the bag you got, or intend to get is fake or not. I will present here a few general guidelines that can help you distinguish a fake bag, but you can also check the original web site and get all the information you need about the genuine Louis Vuitton Speedy.

Starting with the particularities of the lining, I can start by saying that the inside parts of a Monogram Speedy bag are all the time a little bit tricky. Even if the cotton canvas has a very common brown color, you can find on the market a lot of variations of this color for the Louis Vuitton Speedy replicas. As Louis Vuitton never used suede lining, not even for the vintage models, please don’t get fooled by it. Louis Vuitton is using a material named Alcantara that looks a lot like the suede lining, but it isn’t actually suede. The color of this particular material is grey mushroom, not brown. This specific material is never available in dark brown. All the Monogram Speedy models have to have a brown cotton canvas lining, it doesn’t matter what year the bag was manufactured in. If you find a bag that has any other kind of lining you should avoid it if you want a genuine bag cause it is for sure a fake one.

For the very exclusivist Louis Vuitton everything is very important, even the small details like stitching. For the original Louis Vuitton bags all the stitches are even and regular. The stitching pattern from similar parts on the bag should be identical. I can give you an example for this. On the Monogram Speedy bag leather tab, where the handles attach onto the bag there should be five identical and even stitches.

Louis Vuitton uses a very specific font to write “LOUIS VUITTON PARIS” on the tags and on the leather patches. All the other types of fonts used don’t do anything but show us that the bag is a fake. The original Louis Vuitton bags have a very round “O”; the two letters “T” do not touch each other in the word “VUITTON”; and the “N”, “A” and “V” are very pointy. There is no paint between the letters on the original bag, the whole engraving should be extremely clean and clear.

It seems that the creator of these amazingly beautiful handbags has proudly engraved his name all over his products. Every metal clasp, button, zipper, or lock has a number or the Louis Vuitton name written on it. You should take care at the quality of all the materials used, not only the leather. There is no plastic painted in gold on the original LV bags.

In the last 25 years Louis Vuitton has been manufacturing his bags in countries like, USA, Spain, Germany or Italy. So if you buy a bag that has the engraving “Made in Italy” or “Made in Germany” it does not mean it is fake, even if the origins of LV are in France.

Please don’t forget that the Louis Vuitton handbags are very expensive and they should look and feel like this, no cheap materials are allowed on the genuine LV bags. And also please don’t trust anyone that is selling you an original Speedy bag for $300.

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Best Buys of the Week: Limited Edition Louis Vuitton Speedy Bags

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The Louis Vuitton Speedy Bag is one of those classic bags that has been around for may decades.  It’s no wonder that there are numerous styles floating around that are no longer being produced by the brand.  Many of them are from the many years that Marc Jacobs was the Creative Director. The speedy bag appeared both on and off the runway in different seasons.

Here are the best buys of this week commemorating the Speedy, including information which season and runway show the bag first appeared in, where applicable. To Shop All the Speedy Bags from Louis Vuitton, Check Spotted Mall!


Louis Vuitton Spring / Summer 2012

Louis Vuitton Denim Speedy Round MM Bag - Spring 2012

Available at Luxury Exchange


Introducing the Louis Vuitton Denim Speedy Round bag that first appeared during the Spring / Summer 2012 show. The design is unique as it keeps the classic speedy shape but features leather edges and denim toile monogram print. Luxury Exchange currently has two pieces from this collection available including a gorgeous Bouclette version with patent leather exterior in a lovely shade of pink sorbet.  The Spring collection was full of whimsy as models rode on a carousel at the start of the show.

Louis Vuitton Round Speedy Bag - Spring 2012

Available at Luxury Exchange

 Louis Vuitton Fall / Winter 2007


Available at Yoogi’s Closet


Introducing the Limited Edition ‘Louis Vuitton Mirage Speedy 30 Bag’ which originated from Fall / Winter 2007. This bag didn’t appear directly on the runway; however, variants of this design did including the signature cognac patent leather handles.  The Monogram Canvas has a unique faded red hue to the exterior.  The collection itself was complete with romantic ready-to-wear pieces.

Louis Vuitton Fall 2007 RTW Show

Louis Vuitton Spring / Summer 2006

Louis Vuitton Speedy Multicolore Bag - Spring 2006

Available at Yoogi’s Closet

Introducing this Louis Vuitton Multicolore Speedy 25 bag with tassels and iconic Louis Vuitton keychains.  This style first appeared on the Spring / Summer 2006 runway but in the tote variation.  The bag itself features beaded tassels with small LV metal adornments on the exterior. The collection included fun summer prints and lots of white contrasts.

Louis Vuitton Fall / Winter 2012

Louis Vuitton Stephen Sprouse Speedy Bag - Fall 2012

Available at Ann’s Fabulous Finds

Introducing the Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 with Stephen Sprouse Leopard Print, which first appeared on the Fall / Winter 2012 runway.  The exterior is made of a soft textured fabric although on the runway it appeared in a larger form with textured fur material. The collection included a number of luggage bags carried by porters as the models prepared to ride a train to their destination.

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