REQUIRED PICS for LV Authentication

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Nyria

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Please ensure you have ALL required pics BEFORE posting an authentication request: http://forum.purseblog.com/louis-vu...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
) 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



Bad examples





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.





ZIPPERPULL - Again, it’s very important that this is close up and straight on.
 

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Nyria

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RIVETS: looks like a metal button.




GROMMETS: Metal ring that goes around a hole - (like a washer)





PUSH LOCK / CLASP:





SNAP / BUTTONS:




SCREWS: If the backs of the screws can be seen pics are needed.
 
 

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Nyria

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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.





LV on epi






Marking on damier

 

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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
 

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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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