This example is a counterfeit or fake, not an authentic vintage Louis Vuitton purse. Although the exterior exhibits the familiar 'LV' monogram pattern, this purse is made of vinyl and light, easily damaged metal, with a bright brass finish. Note how stitches frequently run close to edges. The stitching also has other characteristics indicative of poor quality, hasty manufacturing processes, such as thread over-runs and pulls. Nothing about this piece corresponds to the extremely high quality canvas, leather and metal components used to create authentic Louis Vuitton goods.
Makers of authentic trademarked 'name' goods lose untold amounts of revenue to fakes, fantasies and 'knockoffs' sold by replica makers each year. And potentially those who own trademarked designer names can lose prestige for that name, as well. Buyers sold undisclosed fakes may later come to blame their shoddy workmanship on the real 'name' company. The lack of quality components in this piece well illustrates how that can happen. This is a new purse but already the vinyl is showing stress and creases in areas that are frequently flexed.
Measures 15 inches by 12 1/2 inches and it is 7 inches wide. The handle is 16 1/2 inches long.
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