When you've scrimped and saved and finally come up with the necessary funds to make a Louis Vuitton bag your own, the last thing you want is to accidentally get catfished with a fake one. Especially if you're looking to get a deal or a special style via a third-party vendor, it's important to be able to tell the real deal from faux-real.
Luckily, designer resale site The Real Real comes across tons of products with questionable pedigrees, and has produced a video that'll school you in the four signs of real LV bags to look out for and common myths that are as fake as the bags they purport to spot. The guide, below:
Opener Photo: Louis Vuitton Deesse PM, $2,870, available at Louis Vuitton
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