Longchamp Le Pliage: Original vs Fake


This Longchamp bag is made in France. These are photos of an original Longchamp bag. I am not claiming to be an expert. If you want to know if you bought a FAKE Longchamp bag, consult the boutique, capeesh? I DO NOT AUTHENTICATE. Let me reiterate that for your peace of mind, buy only from Longchamp boutique. 


In my previous post, you learned about how to spot a fake Longchamp. To help you visualize the difference between a fake and the original one, I borrowed a fake tote bag. 

Longchamp | Fake VS Original (Authentic)

ORIGINAL Longchamp Le Pliage Type M (front)

The photo above features an original RED made in France Longchamp Le Pliage Type M while the GREEN one (3rd photo) is a fake! It was bought for less than PhP 500 ; p

Right now, Longchamp has been manufacturing some of their bags from China. So, if you bought one that is Made in China, it could still be real. Photos below can help you spot the difference so look closely.


Compare Fake VS Original
 
ORIGINAL Longchamp Le Pliage Type M (back)
FAKE  tote bag

Clear Plastic Disc | Inner Pocket

ORIGINAL clear plastic disc is used to reinforce snap
FAKE no plastic disc was used
ORIGINAL inner pocket can be found in the front of the bag
FAKE inner pocket is found at the back side of the bag
ORIGINAL correct spelling of the model of the bag

LONGCHAMP
LE PLIAGE TYPE "M" - MODELE DEPOSE

FAKE misspelled words

  LES PLIAGS LONGCHAMPTYPE
MODELETOSE MADE IN FRANCE

ORIGINAL zipper pull is YKK brand
FAKE zipper pull is not YKK brand

Note: FAKE zipper pull is so light.

Longchamp Logo | Lining | Piping 

ORIGINAL Longchamp logo sits just right above the button
FAKE logo is way up when you snap the bag
ORIGINAL "ORIGINAL" is printed at back of the snap button
FAKE uses an ordinary button
ORIGINAL lining, piping and the made in France bag tag
FAKE uses a different material for its piping

These tips are the result of my research online, compiled and posted to help buyers not to get fooled by unscrupulous seller.

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