Whenever I see these little video guides- I just think to myself, why didn’t they get someone on there who knows what they are talking about. This is Molly Wood for CNet- Spotting Designer Knockoffs Online. “How To Tell Phonies From The Real McCoy!” CBS’s put it on their morning show. It was in response to the $61 million Louis Vuitton v eBay decision. For example, here is the first hint on their website:
“… Louis Vuitton bags have five stitches across the top, the snaps all say Louis Vuitton, the color is specific. What should the zipper look like? Look for lots of clear, detailed photos with the listings. ”
(Which is partly true…. SOME Louis Vuitton bags have only five stitches across the top of the leather tab– the traditional monogram Speedys for example. This is NOT true of all bags. Some vintage bags do NOT have Louis Vuitton on the hardware. Yes, look at the zipper and make sure it’s the right style for that bag. And I agree, make sure there are good, detailed pictures.)
And, Molly… if you need a hand with one of those videos- give me a ring! You know I’d be happy to help you out.