Louis Vuitton is known for its expensive, stylish products. For men, this includes bags, watches, jewelry, ties and wallets. Because Louis Vuitton products are highly sought-after, fakes are made to trick consumers into buying them. These pirated copies look similar and are cheaper than authentic Louis Vuitton products. Consumers often are unaware that they are buying an inferior product. Assessing whether a Louis Vuitton wallet is real or not involves looking at several factors.
Check the pattern of the wallet. It should be identical to other products in the same line. Ensure that the pattern does not vary in any way.
Check the zipper, if the wallet has one. Louis Vuitton wallets usually have brass or gold zippers. Occasionally they have silver zippers.
Check the inside of the wallet. Inspect the label to determine where wallet was made. Louis Vuitton wallets are made in France and the location is printed on a genuine leather label. Inspect the quality of the label to ensure it is leather.
Look for a serial number as all Louis Vuitton wallets are assigned serial numbers.
Inspect the leather to ensure it is smooth and shiny.
Check for a price tag. Louis Vuitton wallets don’t have attached price tags or bar codes. If the wallet has one, it is probably an imitation.
Compare your wallet with an identical one found on the official Louis Vuitton website. Determine if it looks the exactly the same and has the same dimensions.