Thursday, February 25, 2010

Compare and Contrast: original and fake Longchamp Le Pliage

I made a previous post about how to spot a fake Longchamp Le Pliage. Now, I have gotten hold of a fake Longchamp Le Pliage bag for you to visualize the difference from the original one.

original Longchamp Le Pliage Type M front

 The red bag is an original made in France Longchamp Le Pliage Type M and the green one is a fake bought for less than PhP500! Right now, Longchamp has been manufacturing some of their bags from China. So, if you got one that is made in China, it could still be real. These pictures below can help you spot the difference so look closely.



back

fake green bag

clear plastic disc is used to reinforce snap


no plastic disc used in the fake one


inner pocket can be found in the front part


inner pocket is found at the back side of the bag

correct spelling of the bag

misspelled words

zipper used is YKK brand with original zipper pull

fake Longchamp zipper pull and not YKK brand of zipper

Fake zipper pull is so light.

Longchamp logo sits just right above the button

fake logo is way up when you snap the bag

back of the snap button "original" is printed

fake uses ordinary button

lining, piping and the made in France tag

fake uses different material for its piping

These tips are not my own. It has been collected by my research online, compiled and post to help buyers not to get fooled by unscrupulous seller.

Thanks to GT for lending me her original and fake Longchamp Le Pliage bag.



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