Due to the oils, sunlight, and water stains from your surroundings, Vachetta leather develops a “patina” that darkens the leather from a creamy beige color to a chocolate brown. if you are on the hunt for an authentic Louis Vuitton handbag from a second-hand retailer, and their LV leather goods are from the early 1980s but they still have a light brown color, then there is a high chance that they are trying to sell you a replica bag.
Designed by the eldest son of Louis Vuitton in 1896, this pattern was made with precision that counterfeiters can’t easily copy and perfect. This is why one of the best ways to make sure that you are getting the real deal is by checking the quality of the lettering. Spotting a little detail like the different font from the signature LV logo means that it is a fake handbag.
Louis Vuitton is known for using its line of high-quality golden brass for its handles, locks, zippers, and studs. Counterfeit items, on the other hand, use plastic coated in a gold finish to deceive buyers. You can usually find Louis Vuitton logos on the imprinted gold brass hardware. Additionally, if the hardware doesn’t feel solid and heavy, this is a dead giveaway that it is a non-authentic bag.