A misconception about the iconic French luxury brand Louis Vuitton is that all their bags are made in France. It is not true that a Louis Vuitton bag has to be marked “Made in France” to be authentic. Louis Vuitton actually has around 4,000 leather good specialists workshops throughout France, Spain, USA, Italy, and Germany. There are three known Louis Vuitton factory locations in the US: San Dimas, CA, Irwindale, CA and Keene, Texas.
Most people today are COMPLETELY unaware of the serious issues behind the enterprise of counterfeit goods. One of the biggest issues facing consumers in the luxury resale market is the sheer volume of fake designer goods like Louis Vuitton handbags and Gucci bags (you may have seen them on Instagram, posing as authentic luxury sellers).
In this post, we’re referring to replicas, fakes, and counterfeit designer bags, shoes, clothing, jewelry, and watches. The purpose of this post is to bring awareness regarding the true severity of this issue.
Why do people buy counterfeit goods? Many people buy replicas because they can’t afford the real thing, or they want to impress people by carrying a well-known or trendy bag. We’ve seen everything from counterfeit limited edition Chanel bags to fake Rolex watches.
You might be asking yourself: what’s so wrong with buying fake luxury goods?
One of the most common questions we get about buying a pre-owned Chanel flap bag is: are Chanel handbags made with real gold hardware?