Can You Spot a Fake Gucci Dionysus Bag? A Real vs. Fake Guide

2017 is over (for better or worse), and the Lyst index indicates that Gucci was on fire as the second hottest brand of 2017, right behind Balenciaga. One of Gucci’s most popular handbags of the year was the Dionysus Supreme GG bag which I actually ended up snagging one (as a replica), in the same color combo Chiara Ferragni has (pictured below from her Instagram account):

In this review I will compare an authentic Gucci Dionysus bag to a replica Gucci bag. As you go through the guide, try to guess which is real, and which is fake. By the end of the article you’ll know whether you were right or wrong.

So in case you haven’t seen the Dionysus before, this is the bag pictured on the Gucci site, where it retails for $2,290 USD:

I got my bag as a replica around $420-ish dollars which is about 18% of the authentic retail price.

A Quick Note:

Now one factor I’d like to mention before beginning the comparison, is that the bag pictured on the left is a brand new bag so it looks more polished than the bag on the left, which is used, and was taken with different photography equipment. So please do not take that into consideration when deciding which bag is real and which is fake. Also due to camera lighting variations, the colors might seem a bit different, but they are actually the same. The sizing on the two bags are different as well so please keep that in mind when scrolling down. One last important thing to note is that the replica version of the bag is a counter quality replica bag, meaning it is not a knockoff that you can spot easily. The differences, if any, will be subtle.

THE INSIDE OF THE BAGS:

Both bags have a red suede interior. Gucci Dionysus Supreme GG bags have an interior suede color that matches the exterior of the bag. If you see a Gucci Dionysus bag that doesn’t have the same interior color suede as the exterior detailing then that is a red flag that the bag you are looking at is fake. The interior of the bag should also have suede lining that meets with GG Supreme canvas interior the pockets. The canvas is usually visible at the bottom and the left and right hand side of the interior of the bag, while the front and back, as well as the middle pocket is suede. Both of the bags pictured above meet these requirements.

TOP VIEW OF THE BAGS & THE CHAIN:

Looking from the top down, you cannot spot a difference between the two bags. Both bags have  9 GG’s when you count from top to bottom. The sliding chains also do not display any difference visually. Although the chain hook may seem bigger on the bag on the right it is simply due to the angle the photo was taken at.

SIDE VIEW OF THE BAGS:

Both bags have sides that are lined with suede. The bag looks accordian-like from the side, and the real beauty of the bag really shows from the side.

For comparison sake, this is an authentic Gucci Dionysus. The width of the edges should be this thick in the authentic version of the bag.

SIDE-EDGES OF THE BAGS:

The hand painted edges of the bag are coated in a black lining in both the real and fake version of the bag, creating a beautiful contrast between the suede, and the edges of the bag. Please remember that the size difference between the two bags accounts from why the one on the right looks a bit taller.

BACK OF THE BAGS:

From the back there is not really much to say, as both bags look essentially identical. Some versions of the Dionysus come with a suede pocket on the back of the bag, however this version of the bag does not have such a pocket, and merely has the coated canvas material on display in the back of the bag.

SO CAN YOU GUESS?

After scrolling down, I’m sure you’ve realized it’s not really easy to spot the difference between the two bags since the counter quality fake is pretty good. Before I reveal the authentic bag, I want to spice things up by showing you a 3rd picture of a Gucci Dionysus that is in fact 100% authentic:

This is a 100% authentic Gucci Dionysus.

So which bag from the comparison is real? If you guessed that the bag on the right is real, you guessed wrong. It is the fake. However if you guessed the bag on the left is authentic you are indeed right. Either way, whether you got it wrong or right I don’t blame you since the difference is negligible at most. Even the serial number inside the bag matches the authentic Gucci serial number shown on their site. You can view more detailed pictures of the serial number as well as the bag in general by clicking here.

Overall the Gucci Dionysus was one of my favorite bag purchases I made in 2017, and I highly suggest getting one if you are thinking about it as it is a super fun bag that is easy to dress either up or down!

Gucci Dionysus GG Supreme Bag Review (Replica)!

Hello everyone. I hope your 2018 is rolling well so far, and I hope it is a year of happiness, peace, and prosperity for all! So before I begin posting about my new hauls for the year, I am going to finally finish posting some reviews that were lingering, and I just quite frankly never had the time to put up. I’m super sorry to anyone I kept waiting from these reviews, and hope they’ll be helpful to anyone thinking of shopping for a replica out there. So this particular review is about the Gucci Dionysus GG Supreme bag.

So when I shop for bags I mentally categorize them as either fun or serious. Now the Gucci Dionysus GG Supreme bag is a fun bag. It is a stand out piece, and can really take an outfit from mediocre to damn chic. I absolutely love the look of the bag, and the vibe it exudes. I also love how versatile the bag is. It can literally be worn for a day trip while you’re out shopping, or at night if you’re going out for dinner or some fun. The bag is an art work in terms of the intricacy of the design. Everything from the beautiful textured tiger head with the unique closure detail, all the way to the hand painted sides of the bag really make the bag pop when you look at it. I buy a lot of bags, as you may be able to tell by my name, however the Gucci Dionysus bag is one of the few bags that have not only impressed me in terms of being a functional bag, but has also stood out as a true art piece to me. So needless to say anything else, I LOVE the bag. I’ve also seen the bag pop up on Instagram fashionistas a lot, and I’m guessing that everyone else is loving the bag for similar reasons to me. Some of my favorite looks I’ve seen sported with the bag so far include:

Please don’t tell me you haven’t fallen in love with the bag after taking a glimpse at the pics above. I honestly think that the Dionysus embodies the essence of Gucci perfectly, and they really hit the nail on the head with this bag (both literally and figuratively).

So if you have been a blog reader, you are aware that I don’t simply buy any fakes, but only stick with things that are as good as the real deal a.k.a counter quality replicas. So obviously my Gucci Dionysus bag was no exception and I bought a beautiful counter quality copy of the bag, which has perfect stitching, heavy hardware, original quality coated canvas, and genuine suede leather finishings. Anyways enough talking – I will let you judge by the pictures below as to how good the bag is:

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Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite Keepall 45 Replica Review

Hello all! This review of my new Louis Vuitton Damier Graphite Keepall 45 is the third review in a series reflecting my Summer ’17 replica haul. You can see my original post outlining all of my purchases by clicking here.  Now this review is different in that I did not buy this bag to use myself but instead bought it for my brother.

After seeing my replica collection and how accurate pieces can be if a person knows how to properly shop for replicas, he requested the Keepall as a litmus test for how good men’s replicas can be. In the past I have purchased a men’s Louis Vuitton wallet in Damier Graphite for my hubby (about a year and a half ago) and the quality has held up pretty well thus far. My brother who I purchased the Keepall for, actually has an authentic bi-fold LV wallet in the monogram print and the two are indistinguishable in terms of quality, even though the models are different.

My brother picked the 45 cm size which is the smallest size available in the collection (the other sizes are 50 cm, 55 cm, and 60 cm). Although it is the smallest size in the collection the bag is still quite big and to be quite honest as soon as it arrived, I kind of fell in love, and am thinking of ordering a Monogram Keepall 45 for myself since it is perfect for weekend getaways, or any short overnight trips where luggage just isn’t necessary. I’ve always known that the Keepall is one of Louis Vuitton’s most iconic and classic pieces, but now I really understand how versatile the bag can be, and recommend it to everyone.

The LV Keepall replica came in packaged flat in the box which was actually really good in that it helped the bag keep its shape without damaging it during transit. One of my biggest worries when waiting for a package is always whether it will be damaged in transit – we all know how careless couriers usually are so if the sender does not take steps to mitigate damage in transit, whatever parcel you are receiving may turn out to be a lost cause. The bag is a counter quality replica like all the other replicas I buy (if you are new to the world of replicas and want to see the grading scale I have shopped with click here). Below you will find the details of my review which will focus on leather quality, hardware quality, stitching & interior of the bag.

LEATHER QUALITY:

One big misconception with Louis Vuitton, especially for first time buyers is that the authentic version of the Canvas series bags (Monogram Canvas, Damier Ebene, Damier Azur, Damier Grapite, Damier Cobalt) are 100% genuine leather. This is FALSE. The Canvas series bags are mainly made with what the title of the bag implies – canvas. Specifically they are made with coated canvas which is adjusted based on the specific print (e.g. Monogram vs. Damier Azur). What is supposed to be genuine leather on a Louis Vuitton bag is the trimming and detailing.

This is what CANVAS is. Louis Vuitton’s canvas bags are coated meaning the designs and colors are printed on this material to make them look like they do!

This means everything from the bag’s tags, handles, all the way to the strap should be genuine leather. The replica Keepall I ordered comes with genuine leather detailing and trimming since it is a counter quality replica. Many replica versions of this bag do not have genuine replica detailing and are usually made with plastic handles, straps etc. If you choose to go for a replica version of this bag make sure you confirm the handles, tags, and trimmings are made with real leather. If you already have a bag you can feel the difference between smooth cowhide and plastic, so you will know if you just feel it out.

HARDWARE QUALITY:

The original version of this bag is made with silver brass pieces, and the replica version of the bag I received was made with the same materials. In terms of heaviness I find Louis Vuitton’s hardware to be neither extremely heavy, nor super flimsy, but it is more on the lighter side compared to other brands like Gucci or Chanel.

INTERIOR OF THE BAG:

The authentic version of the Keepall has a cotton lined interior, and the replica version I purchased is also lined with cotton in the interior.  Since the interior is not leather in this case, I don’t have much to say, except that if you are purchasing a replica version of this bag make sure the interior lining color is black to match the original.

STITCHING:

This is an important aspect to pay attention to when it comes to any replica as it is what usually helps us decipher the mediocre from the great. I always make sure the stitching is clean and consistent throughout the bag, and the Keepall gets a strong pass in this case.

EXTRAS:

The bag came with a lock and key set, which is super heavy compared to the rest of of the hardware, and is on par with the original. The lock is embossed with the LV logo and comes with a little key as well.

Prada Esplanade Replica Bag Review

Hello my lovely blog readers!

I had promised to share this review back in 2016 but never got around to it. So sorry for the super long delay but here are the pictures of the amazing Prada Esplanade bag I got in two tone (white/navy blue combo). The bag is a counter quality replica – as you all know by now is the best grade of replica which exists out there. The bag is a mix of calf leather/saffiano leather and I think that the leather combination works well. The bag is the super sophisticated and I think it looks bets paired with a cute little black dress on a night out. Although you could totally pull it off as a day bag as well. The Esplanade is definitely a statement bag – it is not a subtle piece, but it really really stands out so if you are looking for something to give your outfit a bit of a pop or wow factor I would really suggest this Prada model. Without further ado here are pics of my bag:

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Perfect Hermes Birkin Replica Review

Ok guys I’m gonna have to preface this post with one word: O.M.G. I have found possibly the best source for Hermes replicas ever. Now before we get to discussing the actual bag I want to say that Hermes is probably one of the most popular knockoffs people go after. Why? Because it is extremely expensive, and puts a dent into most people’s budgets. I mean if you think about it, you can get about 10-15 Louis Vuitton bags for the sticker price of 1 Hermes – that’s pretty crazy considering Louis Vuitton is already a fairly pricey luxury brand itself.

What makes Hermes stand out compared to other brands? I’m gonna have to say it is the emphasis on the leather quality and the overall simplicity of the bag which oozes elegance. At least that’s what stands out to me. As you all know I have been a handbag lover for many years (since my teens) but I have never thought about owning a Hermes bag until very recently. Another reason why I’ve always hesitated to buy a replica Hermes is because it requires a pretty big investment (the really accurate replica Hermes bags are always over $1000). But I finally decided to take the plunge and purchase a 25cm Birkin (I love the smaller Hermes pieces) from Perfect Hermes which came recommended in an email from a blog reader. I bought this bag around 3 months ago when I decided to splurge on my summer haul (I scooped up about 5 new bags during this shopping spree)

The site for this replica Hermes company states they only produce 50 bags a month since they use Hermes’ original hand sewn method to make the bags so it was nice to see how much dedication they show to the process of making the bags. I purchased my bag in a natural tan color with gold hardware, and contrasting white stitching. The bag’s leather is amazing – apparently the import it in from Europe. You can see through the photos of the bag I have taken the immense quality of the texture. The hardware is also very precise – it’s not real gold hardware (they state no replica company produces it with real gold hardware), but it’s anodized which is good enough. I’ve compared the bag to my friend Michelle’s real Birkin (she has a big authentic Hermes collection – lucky gal), and the differences can’t be spotted by the naked eye. Here are pictures of my bag (get ready to swoon):

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I also went on the consignment site 1st Dibs and searched a Hermes Birkin in a similar contrast stitch color and found it to be actually sewn with much less care than my replica. I found this really shocking since the bag is going for $16,606 on their site and I paid $1400 for my Birkin 25 which is 1/10 of their price.

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I often see authentication guides calling out fakes for their sketchy stitching but clearly it seems that the authentic manufacturing standards are hell-bent on perfectly straight stitching either. I will do a more detailed fake vs. real Hermes comparison shortly to compare my bag side by side with an original.

Overall this bag was a great purchase and is holding up very well. The supple leather really stands out and I think you are getting an excellent replica for the price being charged. The bag came packaged in the Hermes gift wrapping with a bow and all, and they used DHL for shipping (which was free). Since every order is a custom make they take about 2 weeks to actually make the bag and then the shipping took about another week. The company took a deposit for half the price of the bag by wire transfer in order to begin the work on it. They emailed me photos of the bag once it was done, and when I gave them the OK and paid the remaining half they emailed me the tracking slip. It was a fairly smooth transaction minus the fact that my DHL tracking number changed midway through causing some alarm on my end. Overall though I really think they are worth checking out if you are looking for a spot on Hermes replica.

Chloe Hudson Bag Replica Review

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This post is a continuation of my summer haul which I never really got to finish due to being super busy! So the first time I fell in love with the Chloe Hudson was when I saw picture of Emma Watson wearing it in black on a tabloid site. The bag is super cute and so feminine. But at the same time the bag remains understated – it’s not an in your face show-y kind of bag, but more of a demure piece that adds class to your wardrobe without having to be the star of the show. Ever since I first saw this bag I knew I HAD to have it. The only thing I wasn’t sure of was whether I had to buy it as an authentic model or if I would be able to find a replica or fake good enough to feed my craving.

When searching for the bag I decided to go back to my good old trusted source for replicas that doesn’t usually let me down – DD (which is the short code for Designer Discreet by the way). They didn’t have the bag initially on their site so I added them on wechat and asked for it and I was ecstatic to find out they did indeed have the bag! So without hesitating I sent a wire transfer right away, and began to await the arrival of my new Chloe. The bag is GORGEOUS in person and honestly one of the best replicas I have ever seen in my years as a replica shopper. The hardware is really heavy, and the leather and stitching is perfectly done. Sometimes as a buyer I feel like I should keep trying to shop at new places to discover potentially better products, but I have to say that Designer Discreet has honestly never really let me down yet. Have I ever got a bad bag from them? Not yet. I did get a damaged bag once but they replaced it for me after a couple of months of waiting (the waiting does suck with them). So I guess this mini rant is basically to show my appreciation for DD because they were the first good company I found for replicas and the one I’ve shopped at the most throughout the years.

The leather on this Chloe is gorgeous and the braiding is wonderfully done. The bag was about $405 USD with the discount they gave (compared to about $2150 for the authentic model), and I also bought a YSL Cassandre tassel chain bag and a new Prada bag with my order too to qualify for the free wallet which was an awesome deal. I’ll be adding pictures of my other bags in the haul as well shortly! The bag came with the usual plastic covered handles which protect it during the shipping process.

I went with a dark brown which looks amazing, and the golds studs really pop out when you wear it. I would really recommend this bag to anyone who is looking for a crossbody they can just throw on when they don’t feel like carrying a bigger purse. As a crossbody the bag is pretty generous in terms of interior space and it can comfortably fit goodies like your wallet and a phone. I can already tell this bag is going to become one of my staples in my collection – I have probably worn it already 20 times since I got it in the summer and have yet to get bored of it. Go ahead and check out pics of my bag below and let me know what you think of it in the comments!

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Celine Nano Luggage Bag from counterluxury.cn Review/ Comparison (in pics)!

Hello everyone! Sorry for being so M.I.A – I’ve had a really busy summer so far and had very little time to update the blog. Anyhow I am back now and boy oh boy do I have a great summer haul to share. My latest purchases include a Hermes 25cm Birkin, some Chanel, Chloe, Prada, and Celine (which is being featured in this article!). I will be updating the blog with all my reviews in the upcoming days and am super excited to share how awesome my latest replica purchases are.

So let’s begin with my latest Celine nano – I bought a tricolor nano from Counter Lux (their latest link is at www.counterluxury.cn). I was trying to be more “fun” so instead of getting a solid bag which is my usual preference I got the combination of olive/cream/black which is still quite neutral however the mixup of colors is enough for the bag to be considered “fun” in my books. Without further hesitation here is a pic of the bag:

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I really LOVE the color combination on this bag. I have noticed a fair amount of improvements in the quality of the Celine Nano since the last time I purchase my black nano from Perfect Celine, including better stitching, form, sturdiness, and weight in terms of the hardware. The hardware on my old Celine nano (black) is much lighter in comparison to the new hardware and the new hardware just has a better look and feel overall. The bag is also a million times better than my first Celine replica which I had purchased a long time ago which looks utterly terrible when placed side by side with the new bag. I have taken pictures of all the bags side by side for you to feast your eyes on. So go ahead and take a look below:

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The new hardware is phenomenal!

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When you hold up the hardware it is nice and heavy!

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This is my really old Celine (bought a couple of years ago) vs. my latest Celine. You can see a very shiny leather that looks kind plastic-y on the old bag, but the new leather is more matte and luxe.

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A closeup on the back of the bag!

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A close up of the details on the front of the bag!

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This is how the strap came packaged.

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A plastic air pack was included inside to help keep the form during shipping.

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A pic of the bottom of the bag!

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Look how cheap my first Celine replica looks – I am glad I have come far from my first days of buying bad bags!

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All 3 bags pictured side by side. It goes from worst quality (left side) to best (right side).

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Close up of the logo/handles.

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This was my second replica Celine bag I purchased from Perfect Celine which was good but not as good as my latest bag from Counterlux!

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Another side by side shot of the worst bag (left) vs. the best one (right). Pay attention to the logo printing – it looks unusually large and bold on the bag on the left.

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My little Celine collection!

 

Louis Vuitton Babylone PM Mahina Leather Replica Review

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Ok so it is time for me to officially share my FAVORITE and most stunning replica Louis Vuitton bag purchase this month. As you all may already know I previously shared that I kinda went all out on LV bags this month and I have saved the best for last in terms of reviews – what is it? It is the Louis Vuitton Babylone PM in Mahina leather. I have always been a fan of the Mahina leather but last time I tried to purchase a Selene replica (totally love that model too) but the leather was way too overly plastic-y and the bag was totally off, and left me feeling like a compete faker carrying it. So surely enough that bag hardly saw any light of day and I dropped it off to a thrift store about 2 years ago, and that was the end of that.

Ever since then I have always thought that Mahina leather was something replica sellers would never perfect and I would simply be stuck dropping money on an authentic one from a Louis Vuitton boutique. The Babylone PM costs a pretty penny at the LV store coming in at $4,100.00 USD. Back when I was totally into buying authentics I would usually do a bag two times a year – one for my birthday and one for Christmas. With prices like this you can totally understand why! Anyways when I first saw the Babylone PM on Counterlux I was like OMG I have to have it. But then memories of the Selene crept back to me and I realized maybe this bag is simply too good to be true – even though the pictures on the site showcased the depth of the leather pretty well. After emailing back and forth with the site’s customer service I decided to take the plunge and order this model (unfortunately DD did not have this one in their catalog which is where I got my other LV bags this month from). Why do I love the Mahina leather series so much? Well I think it is so sophisticated, dare I say even more so than the canvas series because the LV logo is not as prominent and so much more subtle!

The bag took about two weeks to arrive to my apartment, and once I opened up the parcel I was in total disbelief and beyond happy in how good replicas have become! I mean if you could see and feel the leather of this bag in person you would be in awe as well. I have taken some photos of the bag and done my best to try and showcase the quality below! As far as replica Louis Vuitton bags, and replica bags in general go this bag is a 10/10 when you take into consideration everything including the hardware, leather etc. These are the kind of replica bags that get returned to the boutiques and dupe sales associates! Take a look at my pics (although note my camera went weird causing different looking shades in some pics) and let me know what you think in the comments

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Neverfull MM Neo Mimosa Replica Review

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I had a bit of a Louis Vuitton replica haul this last month … my excuse: I was treating myself for the New Year (2016 bring it on) … that is justifiable right? Well anyways I bought a few bags from Designer Discreet – all of them Louis Vuitton. I have already done a review on a comparison between the Favorite from them vs. a cheaper replica I got elsewhere to identify the quality which you should totally read if you haven’t already because I think it really portrays the difference between a good replica and a “meh” replica in depth – photos are worth a thousand words after all! I will be posting all of my haul in the upcoming days on the blog, and as a precursor I must say I am really impressed by how accurate the replica makers are becoming – the quality between my bags I have receiving lately are crazy good – and I mean crazy good!

Anyways back to my Neverfull MM. I absolutely love the Neo Mimosa series and my favorite interior lining is the yellow – I love the pop of color it gives, but the fuschia interior is also beautiful as well! I honestly plan to buy every color of the Mimosa series because I think that the Neverfull is such a functional bag and hey when they are replicas at a fraction of the cost – why not right? So I was super impressed with the bag and I think you will be too once you see the photos below … take a look and let me know what you think!

The authentication card + care pamphlet.

The canvas is nice and firm and can stand up on its own with a counter quality replica. Cheaper replicas are usually very flimsy!

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