LV pumps $175 at secondhand store

Dec 18, 2006
I saw some my size, tried them on and they fit perfectly. They are pink pleated satin pumps with black lace and a black bow and heel. The only issue is one of the shoes has some slight scuffs in the satin. The boutique sells only authentic second hand merchandise (it's located in Edina, MN) and I looked over the shoes carefully and they seems very well made but I'm no expert...yet. They had originally been $350 at the used store, but were marked down to $175 cause they haven't sold. Is it worth it despite the pulls in the satin? I spend $175 on jeans without batting an eye, so is $175 a good deal for these despite the damage? I KNOW I love them, and they fit great, but I've never spent so much on shoes before...yet.

BTW I'm new, hope to learn some and start posting more.


Flaunt your Fringe
Dec 7, 2005
Those are Balmoral's. They are counterfeited so just make sure they are authentic. They were in the $600 range new. It would be worth it to buy them for $175, scuffed or not. They'd be good bar shoes. Still hot, but okay to walk all over beer soaked floors.
Dec 18, 2006
Thanks a lot!!

Can you give me any tips on authenticating them? I'm really good with telling designer jeans but haven't ventured into handbags or shoes yet. I've never seen any fake stuff at the store even though it's secondhand, but I do need help learning how to tell real from fake.
Dec 18, 2006
I can take pictures, but if you tell me what signs to look for to tell real from fake, I've got a pretty good eye, I just need practice.
They look just like these, and as far as I can tell they were made well, unlike fakes, the materials were fine, put together professionally etc. What else do I need to watch out for?


Oct 31, 2006
julibean, i know you spend mucho on jeans so just do it!! the fact that you're still thinking about them means that you really really want them! JUST DO IT!!!

welcome to the forum :smile: nice to see a familiar name


Rest in Peace Anna.
May 9, 2006
please message me the name, address, and telephone number of this place. id be interested to see the place. im from mn too. i wouldnt take the shoes or anything, i live about 2 hours from edina, i mite stop by the place when going to the cities tho.


Jul 27, 2006
Those are faked a lot like a previous poster said. Also, LV shoes say 38 1/2 as opposed to 8 1/2 or 8.5 for the sizing. Plus they should have LV and made in stamp on bottom of the shoe, I am pretty sure. On the sole should spell out LOUIS VUITTON paris.


Jan 25, 2006
I've seen tons of knockoffs (those without Louis Vuitton written inside)...but I don't think I've ever seen any that actually had the tags and LV markings. I may be wrong though...:shrugs:

Check out this auction for what the inside of the shoe is supposed to look like. And the bottoms should look like this. Hope that helps!