Fake Vintage French Company Louis Vuitton
One of the questions that we get: Are there vintage French Company Louis Vuitton fakes? Sadly, absolutely yes.
Fakes have been around for a very long time. Did you know that Louis Vuitton launched its signature Monogram canvas in 1896 to combat counterfeiting?
In case you may not be familiar with French Company Louis Vuitton... Here's a short introduction. Louis Vuitton was having a tough time dealing with incredible demand. As a result, from the mid 1970's to early 1990's, Louis Vuitton partnered with a US luggage company to create French Company Louis Vuitton bags. These bags were made and sold in the US.
On to the juicy bits. To prove our point. Here is an incredibly OBVIOUS fake French Company monogram Speedy handbag. Incorrect font, incorrect symbol details on the canvas, hardware details, etc, etc.
We hope that this was educational and interesting. Don't be deterred by French Company pieces though. Mistakes happen both ways. Authentic French Co pieces are frequently assumed as counterfeit, and we have heard from people who have scored some of these pieces for less than $10 at a thrift store!
If you're unsure of a handbag, don't forget Lollipuff's authentication service (here). 🙂 Happy hunting, everyone!