Ive noticed this with DE. I have a Bosphore DE and it does have 5 stitches, MIF 2008 purchased in the Rodeo dr boutique, but when I browse on eBay and other places i see they have 6? Thats why buying anywhere but the boutique makes me nervous, and now I even question that with all thos talk of fakes in store. People are ruthless /:
Something to share...today I made a call to Local LV boutique to check on my mono speedy 30 that I newly got from italy. The SA confirmed that there is no standard stitches on LV bags. This is due to all the bags are hand made therefore the stitches can be 5 or 6.
He also adviced me that if I dun feel comfortable on my bag, then i can bring it to any LV shops for verifying my bag and they will assist me on this.
So, my worry on my bag's stitches no more and will enjoy my bag tomorrow :)
I bought a vintage speedy DE couple months a go, it was my first LV and recently I watched a YouTube video about authenticate a speedy (it was a mono 25) and the host mentioned the 5 stitching rules. I couldnt sleep since coz my DE has 6 stitches. It's been 3 days I was trying to look for DE authenticating video and just realised 10 minutes ago tht I could just log in to tpf! I love you you guys more now and thanks for creating this topic!