REQUIRED PICS for LV Authentication

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  1. #1 Dec 19, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 5, 2012
    Please ensure you have ALL required pics BEFORE posting an authentication request: http://forum.purseblog.com/louis-vuitton-shopping/authenticate-lv-read-rules-use-format-post-1-a-689632.html




    Many people seem to be confused as to what pics are needed to authenticate Louis Vuitton. So I decids to make this thread.

    Besides seeing the bag form all sides - including the bottom and interior - pictures are needed of the following areas of the bag.

    These pics need to be crystal clear, close up and straight on. Being too far away or at an angle can skew the look of the heatstamp and make a fake look real or vice versa.

    You can get a better close up by using the macro setting on your digital camera (little flower[​IMG]) and taking the picture in bright light - without flash.

    (Almost all bags will have a Heatstamp and Datecode, the rest of these differ depending on the particular style)
     
    Required pics:
    LV HEATSTAMP (Louis Vuitton,Paris, made in...)
    If LV is made in USA, will need picture of CLOTH TAG ( for new items from 2012)
    DATECODE
    ZIPPERPULL
    RIVETS
    GROMMETS
    PUSH LOCK / CLASP
    SCREWS BEHIND PUSHLOCK / CLASP
    SNAP / BUTTON
    FEET
    CLOCHETTE
    INVENTEUR PLATE
    LV ON EPI
    MARKING ON DAMIER
    DUSTBAG,TAGS,BOOKLET

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    Here are examples of the what each of the above are:
     
    HEATSTAMP - this is the place on the bag where something has been heatstamped into the leather. When authenticating LV the heatstamp means the place where it says “LOUIS VUITTON made in…”

    GOOD example
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    Bad examples
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    DATECODE: Usually 2 letters followed by 4 numbers - see here for more info on date codes.
    These are difficult to photograph and even sometimes difficult to find. But this picture is very important so encourage sellers to try different angles etc, to get this pic. And of course it is easier to get a good pic with the macro setting.
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    ZIPPERPULL - Again, it’s very important that this is close up and straight on.
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  2. #2 Dec 19, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2010
    RIVETS: looks like a metal button.
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    GROMMETS: Metal ring that goes around a hole - (like a washer)
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    PUSH LOCK / CLASP:
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    SNAP / BUTTONS:
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    SCREWS: If the backs of the screws can be seen pics are needed.
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  3. #3 Dec 19, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2010
    Some Other Pics yo umay be asked for...

    CLOCHETTE- aka ‘key holder’ The heatstamp on the clochette is a must for any bag with this accessory.

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    LV on epi

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    Marking on damier

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  4. Required pics for Monogram or Damier SPEEDY authentications:

    All exterior sides
    Interior
    Heat stamp
    Date code
    Zipper pull and rivet
    Handle patch and rivet
    Interior pocket stitching
    Canvas square (if Azur)
    Dust bag
    Both sides of lock
    Any tags




    Required pics for Monogram or Damier NEVERFULL authentications:

    All exterior sides
    Interior
    Heat stamp
    Date code
    Zipper pull
    Clip
    Canvas square (if Azur)
    Dust bag
    Any tags
     
  5. #5 Nov 1, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2012
    Required pics for Galliera authentications:

    All exterior sides
    Interior
    Heat stamp
    Date code
    Snap button,feet
    Inventeur Plate
    Canvas square (if Damier)
    Dust bag
    Any tags


    Required pics for Alma , Alma BB authentications:

    All exterior sides
    Interior
    Heat stamp (on side,clochette)
    Date code
    Zipper pull
    Rivet on handle patch
    Canvas square (if Damier)
    LV engraved both sides of lock, on feet, strap's clip if present.

    Dust bag
    Any tags

    Required pics for Artsy authentications:

    All exterior sides
    Interior
    Heat stamp
    Date code
    Zipper pull
    Clip,ring,feet
    Braids on handle
    Canvas square (if Azur)
    Dust bag
    Any tags

    Required pics for Trevi authentications:

    All exterior sides
    Interior
    Heat stamp (inside and on strap)
    Date code
    Zipper pull
    Rivet on handle patch
    LV engraved on feet,strap's clip
    Canvas square (if Damier)
    Dust bag
    Any tags


    Required pics for Mahina authentications:

    All exterior sides
    Interior
    Heat stamp
    Date code
    Zipper pull
    Clip
    rivet,feet
    Push-lock,screws behind push-lock
    Dust bag
    Any tags,booklet

    Required pics for Monogram or Damier or Epi Pochette authentications:

    All exterior sides
    Interior
    Heat stamp
    Date code
    Zipper pull
    Clip
    Canvas square (if Azur)
    Dust bag
    Any tags

    Required pics for wallet authentications:

    All exterior sides
    Interior
    Heat stamp
    Date code
    Zipper pull/s (for exterior,coin pocket) and rivet
    Push-lock,turn-lock,screws behind it (if applicable)
    Dust bag,box
    Any tags

    Required pics for cles / key pouch authentications:

    All exterior sides
    Interior
    Heat stamp
    Date code
    Zipper pull
    LV engraved on key-holder
    Dust bag,box
    Any tags

    Required pics for scarf authentications:
    Front
    Prints
    Both sides of tag
    Dustbag,box
    Any tags

    Required pics for accessories authentications:
    Front,back
    All LV markings/heatstamp,date code
    Dustbag,box

    Required pics for shoes authentications:
    Top,bottom,sides
    All LV markings
    Heatstamp,date code
    Dustbag,box
    Booklet,tags
     
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