What in the world happened to Pursevalley.cn and Perfectwatches.to?

Most people who have ever thought of shopping for replicas have most likely heard of Pursevalley and their sister company Perfect Watches. They were a notorious company, and have been up for practically forever – I mean I have been shopping for replicas for over ten years and have seen their sites up since the beginning when I first dipped my toes into replica bags. I was always tempted to try them at first, and did and I got burned and learned a key first lesson in replica shopping: you will make mistakes until you find a good seller.

But now their site is down (it has been since early August). I have heard that many people who ordered in July are hanging on by a thread as their money has been taken however their orders have yet to be fulfilled. I am not surprised Pursevalley decided to go out like this by ripping people off, since any sophisticated replica shopper should be aware they are a very scam-y operation even when they were up. Their bags did not last and their lies were aplenty.

Will Pursevalley pop up again? Who knows? When I think of Pursevalley now I get reminded of a childhood game I played called Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? I guess the only question that remains now is what in the world happened to Pursevalley.cn and PerfectWatches.to?

After perusing online I see that people were told they were moving warehouses and that all the products on their site was showing as sold out. Maybe their factory was busted or maybe they just decided to shut down their operations after screwing people over for years. One thing is for sure though, Pursevalley has left a sour taste in many replica shoppers mouth’s, and for many it was their first bad or mediocre experience when shopping for replicas. Whatever the case, whether Pursevalley got busted or shut down, I for one am happy to see them go, and hope they don’t pop back up.

Are you someone who has shopped with Pursevalley right before they got shut down and not received your stuff? Or do you have any idea what happened to them? Please leave a comment below and share your experiences to enlighten us!

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.

Summer ’17 Replica Haul Sneak Peak!

Hello dolls!

Hope everyone’s (almost) summer is going well! This is a brief post in which I wanted to give everyone a sneak peak of some of my recent (and AWESOME) replica bag purchases. I will be doing detailed reviews on each bag within the next couple of weeks but decided to quickly post a group shot of the haul for everyone to take a look at. My purchases include: a Louis Vuitton Keepall 40 in Damier Graphite (for my husband), a Gucci Dionysus, a Balenciaga Metallic Edge City, a Lady Dior, and a Goyard St. Louis tote. The bags are all outstanding (some a bit more than others), and I look forward to sharing more in depth reviews of each bag with you! In the mean time, let me know which review you are most looking forward to! 🙂

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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Can You Spot a Fake Louis Vuitton Bag? Authentic vs. Replica Louis Vuitton Neverfull Comparison

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One bag is a GM (the one on the left with the white background) while the other is an MM so please keep that difference in mind while reading this guide!

Louis Vuitton is and always will be one of the most wanted designer brands out there! The Neverfull bag specifically is one of their most famous bags – celebs and fashionistas from all walks of life have shown their love for the bag. I personally love the Neverfull because it is one of the most functional bags in my wardrobe – it is big and fits EVERYTHING! Especially if you go for the bag in its largest size – the GM! This handbag review will compare an authentic Louis Vuitton Neverfull Mimosa bag to a replica version of the same bag. So can you tell off the bat which is fake? Whether your answer is yes or no scroll down below to see if you’re right!

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1) Look at the canvas quality of the bag

This is a hard difference to spot between these 2 bags since the canvas quality is on point for the replica, but a bad knockoff will have a plastic-y feel to the canvas material. The canvas refers to the monogrammed brown material used for the body of the bag.

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2) Look at the stitching of the bag at the sides & underneath the bag

Once again the replica bag featured in this post is of a very high quality so it is hard to notice a major flaw, but make sure that the side of the bag’s stitching aligns. The shapes on the Monogram Canvas should also align on the sides of the bag. If you spot poor or spotty stitching, or stitching that is very loose quickly then you most likely have a bad fake on your hands. Looking underneath the bag is very important as many replica sellers get lazy when it comes to the bottom of a bag and cut corners on a spot they think most people don’t pay attention to so make sure you peek underneath!

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3) Look inside the bag to see the quality of the lining

As mentioned before replica sellers often cut corners on areas they perceive to be less important on a bag such as the interior so make sure to look inside your potential purchase before spending any money! The interior of a Louis Vuitton neverfull is a cotton lining that is sturdy. Make sure to pay attention to the lining print and the pocket where the Louis Vuitton logo is printed. If anything looks off or the logo looks funny you may have a fake on your hands. The interior of the authentic bag in this case has a bit of a cleaner look around the seams of the bottom however other than that the two interiors look virtually identical.

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4) Look inside the bag to see the stamping

One final think you can take a look at in order to determine whether your bag is fake or real is to take a look at the stamping on the interior label of the bag (which is on the pocket on the inside). Not only should you inspect the stitching around the label but you should also look at the way the words are stamped. If you see the T’s connect in “VUITTON” or if you see poor stamping quality this may indicate you have a fake. The replica bag pictured above is of a high quality (or it can be considered a superfake) so once again it is hard to spot these issues on that specific bag.


So how did you do? Did you easily figure out which bag was the fake? Well if you haven’t by now it was the one of the right hand side of the screen (the bag with the darker pictures/non-white background). This bag is actually a very good replica (a superfake or counter quality replica) so the tips given in this article don’t necessarily apply, but most replica bags out there are not superfakes so you will be able to easily spot these flaws. I hope this guide is helpful for either a replica buyer looking to buy a copy of the Louis Vuitton neverfull handbag (so they know how to purchase a top quality bag) as well as anyone looking to buy an authentic and wanting to make sure they don’t get duped into paying the authentic price tag for a knockoff Louis Vuitton!  Feel free to comment below and let me know whether you’d go authentic or fake for this Louis Vuitton Neverfull bag!

Girl Crush: Gigi Hadid’s Designer Bags

I’m sure you’ve all seen the Hadid sisters (Bella & Gigi) all over social media, and I have to say I am a fan of their exotic looks! But I’m even more so a fan of their beautiful designer bags they carry around while looking stunning in the process of doing so. Below I’ve put together some of my favorite bags that Gigi’s been spotted wearing. Take a look and let me know what you think of her bags in the comments below!

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Love Gigi’s Prada Saffiano tote here!

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What do you think of the feather pom pom accessory? I personally love it especially when it’s been paired with a croc YSL bag like here.

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I love this YSL shoulder bag! It is on my 2017 wishlist!

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Hermes can do nobody any wrong. Love the vibrant blue color pictured right especially.

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Marc Jacobs is a great brand because it is more affordable as an authentic bag, and this particular model is beautiful!

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I’ve always been a fan of the Proenza Schouler PS1, and Gigi is rocking it hard here!

My Designer Handbag Wishlist for 2017

Hi dolls!

Hope your 2017 has been rolling well so far. Mine has been rolling beautifully so far, and I hope this is the year where we as a world see some more peace, and less pain out there! My New Year’s resolution aside from trying to get healthier, is to have an even more fashionable year than 2016, so I thought I’d start off my first post of the year with a wish list for bags this year!

These are the top six bags I am hoping to score this year (either as replicas or authentic – whatever I can find/afford). I’m looking forward to sharing more reviews with everyone this year. Take a look at my wish list below and let me know in the comments what bags you are hoping to personally score this year, and how your keeping up with your New Year’s resolution so far.

  1. Louis Vuitton Vosges MM

On the Louis Vuitton site this is what they say about the bag: “The Vosges bag presents a supple yet structured shape. Its refined design will enhance every elegant silhouette. The Rose Fizzy Braided detail is a playful hint to the Couture spirit of the House and the contrast of colors adds a luminous touch to the bold Kaki bag.”

I LOVE this bag. I generally love the Empreinte leather collection from LV, and the color and style of this particular bag give a very romantic vibe off to me so I’m hoping to add this bag to my collection in 2017.

 

2. Céline Luggage Phantom in Medium

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Fashion week is always so exciting because of all the new designs we get to see from all of our favorite designers. The second I laid my eyes on this Céline Phantom Luggage from their 2017 Spring collection I instantly fell in love. Those diamond shaped cut outs really make the bag stand out, and I really love how much of a statement piece this bag is. Fingers crossed a good replica manufacturer reproduces this bag!

 

3. Yves Saint Laurent Monogram Shoulder Bag

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I love the lines on this bag, and also the red! Yes another red bag – but hey I’m trying to be adventurous this year and red is my go to color! I especially love the contrast between the gold hardware and the red leather.

4. Hermes Kelly 32cm

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I’ve always wanted the Kelly pictured above in that exact leather and hardware color combo. This is the year I’m hoping my dreams will come true!

5. Chloe Drew Bag

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The Chloe Drew bag has been on my wishlist since 2016 (unfortunately I never snagged it last year), but it’s a new year, and this is the year I’m hoping to make this bag mine! I especially love the suede/smooth calfskin leather combo – it is adorable! It fits in with the general hippy-chic look that is so popular now, and I think it would be wonderful to wear out casually while running my daily errands!

6. Mulberry Bayswater

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I love the practical yet sophisticated look of this bag. I have yet to own any Mulberry bag so I’m hoping to get my “feet wet” into this brand this year with one of their most popular bags a.k.a the Bayswater!

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.

Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) Cassandre Tassel Chain Bag Replica Review

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Ok so I really don’t know who hasn’t seen photos of the YSL Cassandre Tassel Chain bag floating around on social media by now, and totally fallen in love with the bag. I personally have had this bag on my mind for about a year and a half but never really got around to taking the initiative to purchase it until the end of this very summer that just slipped by us. I LOVE the va-va-voom style of the bag. I personally think the YSL Cassandre is a bag you carry when you want to stand out, not when you want to blend in. I have seen a couple of people carry the bag in person and it just has this magnetic pull (for me at least) which usually leaves me wanting the bag that second at any cost. As you all read in my previous review about the Chloe Hudson bag (click here to read it if you haven’t!) I had a mini haul from Designer Discreet this summer I never got around to properly reviewing for you all, but I finally found some spare time to put it up!

This Yves Saint Laurent bag is a superb replica – I mean I could go on talking about it but I really feel like for both the YSL and Chloe bag the photos speak best for themselves. Both bags are basically perfectly crafted and as an experienced replica shopper (I guess I can call myself that … I have been doing this for over 7 years :-P) I really am finding it hard to find any flaws with them. Of course there’s things like date codes, but I’m not trying to resell the bags as originals (which is completely unethical in my opinion) so I could really care less.

A lot of YSL chain bags I see are in a soft calfskin leather but I decided to opt for something a little more glamorous which was the coated leather. I love the coated leather because I find it harder to scratch or dent than smooth calfskin, and we all know that on a night out having to worry about keeping your bag pristine is not ideal. I went for black – not surprising to any reader who understand my favorite color palette a.k.a neutrals. Overall I am very pleased with the bag and love the contrast between the black and gold hardware. I’ve posted many photos of the bag to follow which you can take a glimpse at, and let me know what you think in the comments!

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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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