Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Replica Louis Vuitton Monogram Speedy 30

Here's another review by Anna of her replica Louis Vuitton Monogram Speedy from Joy of FabAAA. I've never been a fan of the Speedy even though I think it looks great whenever I see it on others.

I do have to agree with Anna here. The canvas does look a little thin but it has a relaxed look to it. I think a base shaper will also help but probably won't prevent the top part from caving in a little.

Too bad they don't make a custom shaper that will go all the way around the interior. That would probably sell really well to buyers of this bag :).

It's nice to see how older replicas age though because I get a lot of people asking how they hold up over time. I'm glad to hear this bag is still doing well for the buyer!

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Anna's Review:
 
LV speedy 30-purchased from joy

FYI: this bag is about 1year old and I use it almost every weekend!

I love this bag but I do think that the canvas on it is way to thin!
 
This bag can't stand on its own without slouching :( I know that I can get an organizer to put in it and it will help maintain the shape of the bag but I'm content with its lazy look.
 
I did patina the outside of this bag with olive oil about 3-4 times(i would let it dry a full day before repeating the process).
 
All in all-no complaints here. Another great rep from Joy.
 


 
 

Replica Monogram Galleria GM from Joy

Here's another lovely replica of the Louis Vuitton Monogram Galleria GM from Joy of FabAAA. This review was sent in by a reader. Thank you for taking the time to share! Love the Pink Polish :).

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Anna's Review:
 

Hi Sarah, my name is Anna and I made a few purchases that I would like to share with you. I'm a big fan of your blog and love all your reviews. If you would like, feel free to share my pictures of the bags I purchased as well as my personal review of them. :)

Bag #1 LV Galliera GM- purchased from Joy- price can be found on her website. The stitching on this bag is great as well as the heat stamp on the inside of the bag and the main gold plate.
 
The canvas is not thin and not thick-I don't know what the authentic feels like but looks wise its spot on. I compared this bag to an authentic one online and it does have all the proper markings and LV logos.
 
I'm in love with this bag and really only have one issue/concern...at the base of the bag the LV logo is cut and sewed together with the other cut LV logo. I couldn't find an authentic bag with a similar base so I'm assuming its a dead replica give away.
 
I personally don't care about that tooo much just beacuse who would be looking on the bottom of your bag? Although,  you never know right...The lightest part of the leather I will be brushing with olive oil to tan/patina it a bit-I'm not a fan of the light almost white color.
 
The pictures below were taken with my phone which is a galaxy s3.
 
If anyone is interested for more pictures of anything specific feel free to comment or email me. :)
 







Replica Prada Saffiano Tote for Trade

8/18/13 UPDATE:  This bag is no longer available. Thank you for your interest!

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Here is a lovely replica Prada Saffiano Luxe Tote available for Trade. This style is becoming one of the most popular style in our forum.

This bag appears to be very light on the exterior and black on the interior. I've never seen a light colored Saffiano with a dark interior. That's not to say they don't exist because I don't know enough about these bags other than I love the style.

I've only ever seen the Authentic small Cameo one at Neiman Marcus when I wanted to compare mine from Joy to see how good a copy it was so I didn't pay attention to the other colors.

So I asked Doma what color the bag is because I can't tell and she says it is supposed to be Pomice with a very dark gray or black interior. She gave me this link here to see the original: http://store.prada.com/en/US/woman/handbags/totes/BN1786_NZV_F0572

I don't see a Pomice listed but I do see a Clay Grey color that has a black interior so I guess they do come in contrasting colors. Learning something new everyday :).

Please NOTE: This item is a replica therefore I ask that interested parties DO NOT post comments offering to buy it. If you do they will be DELETED without notice. If you are interested in this item please contact Doma directly. Her email is listed below.

Disclaimer: I offer a courtesy listing in the "Trade/Barter" section to my readers and forum members. If you decide to trade with someone other than myself please understand that I am not liable for any issues that may arise.  I DO NOT screen people so I cannot vouch for their integrity and will not be able to help resolve disputes that may occur. You will be dealing with a stranger online so use common sense and take necessary precautions. Make sure to ask all questions and request additional pictures (if desired) before committing to a trade.

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Doma's Comments:

Dear Sarah,

Thank you for the opportunity to post my bag on your site. I have been very busy, so it took some time to take those pictures :)

I bought two bags and I decided to trade in one of them- Prada Saffiano.

It is a brand new. Really nice bag, amazing quality.

Feel free to ad your comments about it.

My email address for a bag is dominyka7@yahoo.com

Thank you so much!


Doma
 






 

Replica Louis Vuitton Azur Galleria PM from Joy

I have always wanted a Galleria but was afraid to buy one because even the PM size which is the smallest size looks HUGE on the mannequin on Joy's site.

But one of my readers, Ayumi (aka Melons), who is also a forum member was getting rid of her Galleria PM in the Azur print and she offered it up for a steal! I can never resist a bargain lol so I  snatched it from her - it's on it's way to me now :) and should be here either today or tomorrow but here are some pics she took herself.

This is a pre-owned, gently used bag with a light patina. She did mention there were some water spots which will fade when the patina sets in. I think she added a coat of Olive Oil to get the light patina. I prefer the light vachetta especially on the Azur print but I'm ok with a light to medium patina. I just don't like the dark patina and if I keep a bag long enough for it to get dark I will just buy another one. Isn't it great how we can switch so many styles and just get rid of ones that don't work to get another without breaking your bank? I think so :).

So I will take more detailed pics and a video review after I receive it just because I like to show you all a little more detailed pictures with lots of close up but it looks like a great bag.

She also showed me some mod shots of herself wearing it. She's 5', 2" and 118 lbs. So she's about a half inch taller and 20 lbs. heavier than I am but the bag looks good on her. It still looks big on her but not overwhelming. So because she's a little bigger than I am, I know this bag is going to look even bigger on me but hopefully I can make it work. I really want it to work :).






Authentic Burberry Lola Bag for Sale

Here is an authentic Burberry Lola Bag available for sale by one of my readers. I don't get many Authentic bags submissions so this is a unique opportunity to grab one for a great price!

Disclaimer: I offer a courtesy listing in the "Sale" section to my readers and forum members. If you decide to purchase an item from someone other than myself please understand that I am not liable for any issues that may arise.  I DO NOT screen people so I cannot vouch for their integrity and will not be able to help resolve disputes that may occur. You will be dealing with a stranger online so use common sense and take necessary precautions. Make sure to ask all questions and request additional pictures (if desired) before sending your payment.

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Alexandria's Comments:

Hi! I know the website is for replica items but I have a authentic burberry bag I would like to sell.. I bought it a couple of years ago for 750 + NY tax. Can I sell it on the website? Here are some pictures.. It's made in Italy and in amazing condition comes with dustbag its called the "lola" bag.. I would like to get $450 including shipping. PayPal accepted.

Email: akariyannis@gmail.com






Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Replica Louis Vuitton Monogram Estrela MM

I received the first half of my order from Joy this afternoon. This video is for the Monogram Estrella MM. It was supposed to be the GM but Joy's staff sent me the wrong size.

I ordered this bag for a friend so I'm not sure if she will want to keep it or not since it is the wrong size. If she doesn't want it I will gladly take it off her hands :). I've wanted the Estrella MM for some time but didn't order because I thought it would be too big. The pictures on Joys site looks HUGE but it's actually the perfect size for me!

I do feel bad for Kathy because we waited almost a month for this order. I placed the order on July 2nd but there were several issues with items being out of stock after payment was sent so that is why it took so long for these to get here.

I think the problem with stock checks are mostly because Joy has to rely on her staff to get the info from the factory. She's like the 3rd person in between 4 people (customer, Joy, staff & factory) so info can get mixed up along the way.

Anyway, my order was for 5 bags and today I got 3 but this video is only for the Estrella.

I've only looked at it briefly but other than a few minor issues the bag is quite lovely. Great job Joy!




UPDATE: I just saw pictures of the authentic version of this bag on TPF, Malleries and the Louis Vuitton website.  The monograms DO NOT line up on the bottom or sides either :). The bottom alignment on Joy's bag is actually slightly better than the authentic pics I saw.

This is why I think some buyers are being a bit unfair to expect a replica to line up when even the authentic doesn't.

Here's the link to to Malleries and check it out on the LV website too!

http://www.malleries.com/authentic-louis-vuitton-2012-monogram-estrela-mm-excellent--i-104427-s-2641.html?images=true#img6











HERMAZ.com Possibly a SCAM!!!

8/1/13 UPDATE: I just posted an update about this situation here: http://purse-princess.blogspot.com/2013/08/hermazcom-scam-part-2.html

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Hey Guys, just want to warn you NOT to buy from Hermaz.com. There are 2 forum members who purchased from them and have not received anything. And just a few minutes ago I received an email from another buyer who has also paid and now seller has completely stopped all communications.

I first heard about this site from a supposed "reader" who sent in a review of a Kiwi Birkin. I suspect this was a fake review sent in by the seller to promote their scam site because it was the ONLY Positive review I've been able to find for them.

Two of our forum members purchased from Hermaz because of this review. I feel terrible about this but please understand I have NO WAY to screen reviews! I do not know most of the people who sends me their product reviews (or even the sale/trade listings) so I have no way of knowing whether they are legitimate buyers or sellers trying to advertise their products.

Please keep this in mind when reading a review I posted for someone else. If I know the person who sent the review I will make note of this. Same goes for the forum. Anyone can sign up for membership and post fake reviews so you just have to look at the overall picture.

Here are a few things to look for though I have to say this is not a 100% guarantee.

1)  Is it a new member? (how long have they been a member and how often do they post)

2)  If they have posted before check out their post history to see if they join in other discussions.

3)  Do the pictures posted look more like stock photos?

4)  Does the review sounds more like an ad than a review?

5)  If boxes were included are they in too PERFECT condition to have been shipped from China?

6)  And lastly, as a precaution, you should never purchase from a seller with only a few reviews.There are too many other great sellers to buy from to take this risk.

And here is the email I just received:

Hi !
I love you blog!

My name is Fabyola from brazil.

I bought a bag (birkin 35 black silver hardware) from hermaz lee, I payed U$780,00 in  july/04/2013 and after, he don’t sent the bag for me and he don’t reply my emails anymore. I’m so sad about that! Can you help me?  ( If you know him, can you send him a email about this ? can you help me please?) Or write a review about that in your blog to tell everyone about that?


I think the price is a typo. She probably meant $780.00.


STAY AWAY FROM THIS SELLER!!!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Replica Louis Vuitton Red Sunshine Express Speedy for Trade

7/31/13 UPDATE: This bag is no longer available. Thank you for your interest!!!

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This adorable replica Louis Vuitton Red Sequin Speedy is available for trade by a forum member.

Please NOTE: This item is a replica therefore I ask that interested parties DO NOT post comments offering to buy it. If you do they will be DELETED without notice. If you are interested in this item please contact Stacy directly. Her email is listed below.

Disclaimer: I offer a courtesy listing in the "Trade/Barter" section to my readers and forum members. If you decide to trade with someone other than myself please understand that I am not liable for any issues that may arise.  I DO NOT screen people so I cannot vouch for their integrity and will not be able to help resolve disputes that may occur. You will be dealing with a stranger online so use common sense and take necessary precautions. Make sure to ask all questions and request additional pictures (if desired) before committing to a trade.


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Stacy's Comments:

Hey there Sarah -
I would like to trade/barter my LV Replica Red Sunshine Speedy Express.

I purchased it on AliExpress. The bag is really quite pretty. The red is a deep crimson and very rich. It still has the plastic on it, I have never used it. I decided to go with gold instead and will probably never use this.

There are some flaws with this bag. First, the heat stamp on the outside is off. It's too big and too wide. The inside is also laced with a gorgeous red satin-like (not satin though) material. I had to take a photo so you can see the inside with the flash... it looks magenta in the photo, but it's a deep red that matches the outside. (look at the photo with the inside stamp for true color of the inside). The stamp inside the bag is also off. Those are the flaws I found with it.

The stitching is done well. The sequins are in place and really shine. It's a nice bag but I'd rather have the gold.

It comes with the LV dustbag and card as seen below. If anyone is interested, please email me at XXX (this bag is no longer available)













Posting Trade/Barter, Sale Listings & Reviews

Hi guys! I received a bunch of sale and trade listings as well as reviews from many of my readers and was hoping to post them all over the weekend. But after doing a few reviews of my own bags and editing pictures I ran out of time. I was literally up till 3am this morning trying to post my own things and still wasn't able to finish.

So I apologize if I promised you your listing would be up by Sunday and it hasn't been posted. I'll try to post a few at a time in the evenings when I get home from work so hopefully they will all be posted by the end of this weekend.

It seems I'm getting an unusual amount of submissions lately so please bear with me as I am only able to do this in the evenings and on weekends but I am so appreciative of those of you who have taken the time to send me your reviews and even your sale/trade listings.

Thank you all for helping to make this blog such a fun hobby for me and a great resource for those new to buying replicas! I only wish I could do this full time but it won't allow me to feed my bag addiction lol.


Cheers!

Sarah

Replica Louis Vuitton Black Millionaire Sunglasses w/Display Case

This review was long overdue. I have had the products for almost 2 months and am just now getting around to posting the pictures. I took the pictures about 4 weeks ago but didn't have time to do a thorough review until now.

Let me start this off with a little background about the seller who started out as a reader of my blog.

Christy sent me an email to introduce herself and to thank me for having such a great blog - I get a lot of emails like this and it always puts a smile on my face :). She is very friendly and personable and it really shows through her emails. We started chatting back and forth for about a week when she told me she was starting her own business in selling replica sunglasses, handbags and other accessories but her specialty is in Louis Vuitton Sunglasses.

She lives in New York City and works with a factory in China to customize high end replica of several styles of Louis Vuitton Glasses. She owns the authentic version of each of the style she offers and studies them extensively to get the smallest detail as close as possible to the original. They are not mirror quality but they are the best replica glasses I have ever seen!

Though to be honest I have never purchased replica sunglasses before so I don't really have anything to compare them to. I don't wear sunglasses except when I'm on vacation and sun tanning by the pool and because I also work for a company that manufactures sunglasses I really had no need for them.

So being a new seller who is still working on getting her website up and running she wanted me to do a review of her products to introduce her to my readers and forum members. She asked if she could send me a box of samples to review on my blog and on the forum.

Now how could I possibly say NO to free samples right :). I told her I'd be happy to review them to the best of my ability even though I'm really not familiar with LV Sunglasses and have never seen them before. I've never looked for them online either but I told her I would go and purchase the authentic version to do a side by side review. But as it turns out she already has pictures of her replicas next to the Authentic since she owns them as well. Unfortunately I cannot seem to find where I placed them. The only pictures I found were of the factory stock pictures she originally sent me so I'll have to ask her to either resend or see if I can find it in my pile of emails.

So in this review I will show you the pictures I've taken as well as those the factory stock pictures she provided. I'll come back and post the side by side pics she sent if I can get her to resend or find them. And I'll also give a few links to see the authentic ones I was able to find online.

Hopefully this will give you enough to make a comparison. But I have to say that the pictures I've found aren't very detailed. A lot of them looked washed out so the colors aren't true and I wasn't able to find any close up shots of the tiny details so it's hard to make a good comparison based on these.

If you happen to be familiar with these glasses or own the authentic version I would love to hear your thoughts. I was hoping I could  go see them in person before I posted the review but I just don't have time. The next time I visit my local LV store I'll be sure to ask to see these so I can come back and add to this review.

This is for the Black Millionaire which comes with a gorgeous Drawer Display Case. As silly as this sounds I think I am in LOVE with the display case best of all haha. I don't usually care about packaging (i.e. box, dust bags, cards, etc.) so it doesn't bother me if they look awful so long as the product itself is good quality and well made.

But I must give Christy an A+ for doing an EXCELLENT job on the packaging. All of the sunglasses she sent came with a Louis Vuitton Box, Sunglass Case, Dust Bag, Booklet and Lens Cleaner. Everything was so professionally packaged I felt like LV sent me the products themselves!

So please take a look at the pictures and let me know your thoughts - Christy has assured me that she wants constructive criticism because she is always looking for ways to improve so please feel free to offer any advise on any areas that could use improvement.

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Here is the box it comes with. It is the usual LV box that comes with wallets and Sunglasses. I've never really studied the packaging but the color of the brown and yellow parts look correct. The imprinted name is clean and even and the pull tab is not fragile. I've noticed on many of the boxes I've received in the past the pull tabs will come right off if you are not careful when pulling on it.


Inside the box is the LV Sunglass Case which Christy assures me is a mirror image of the authentic. It is the exact same shade of brown with the exact shape and dimensions. I've only been able to compare it to online pictures but they look pretty spot on to me. It has a nice weight to it, feels sturdy, hinges open smoothly and stamping is crisp, clean and even.


Each of her glasses comes with a super soft cleaning cloth with Louis Vuitton imprinted on it. I wasn't able to find any pictures of it but here again Christy assures me it is the exact same shade as the real ones. I trust that she is telling me the truth because she knows I can easily go see this in person and find out if it is otherwise. The next time I visit my local LV Store I will definitely take a good look at these glasses. Nothing beats seeing them in person.



Here's a picture of everything the Millionaire comes with minus the Display Case. I forgot to include it in these pictures and had to take pictures of it separately.

So for this style you will receive the Box, Display Drawer, Sunglass Case, Dust Bag, Cleaning Cloth and a booklet. Everything looks great and is beautifully packaged! Again an A+ for packaging and all the extras it comes with. I usually don't keep cards or booklets but these look so nice as a package it made me feel like I actually have the real deal. I couldn't throw them away :).


The dust bag is so cute :).


The case looks like the standard case that all Louis Vuitton Sunglasses come with. It is a very dark brown almost the color of coffee beans. It opens smoothly with hinges in the back and does not make any funky sounds. It has the right surface texture, feels sturdy and has a nice weight to it. It really looks just like the authentic case.










The imprinting on the inside looks a little thick but I haven't been able to find a close up shot of the Authentic so I'm not sure what it's supposed to look like. But the font has the same consistency in thickness, is even and does not have any bleeding of ink so that's good enough for me :).




For some reason pictures of the glasses are showing a deep purple tint in the lens but in person it's not this dark. I'm not sure what's causing this but please keep this in mind because it is very exaggerated in the pictures.


In addition to the Sunglass Case you also have a nice drawstring dust bag which is the exact same color as the lens cleaner. Christy was very proud of her dust bags which she felt was a mirror image of the Authentic. She says she used the same color thread and drawstring ties.

I haven't been able to find a picture of one but it does look and feel well made. The fabric is thick and soft, stitching is perfect, imprinting is crisp, clean and even. And the drawstring ties are thick and cinches smoothly with no catching. Most replica dust bags are an ugly yellow color but this one is more of a cream color which she assures me is the way it's supposed to look.


When I first got these glasses I showed them to my employers and co-workers and they were all very impressed. My boss says and I quote "Damn, they are knocking the hell out of these glasses! Shit Sarah, you can get sued by just carrying it with you!"  Hahaha, seriously that's what he said!

I also showed them to our V.P. of Sales and Marketing for our sister company that manufactures Sunglasses. He is very knowledgeable about the dynamics of sunglasses and how they are made so he knows quality when he sees it.

I wish I wrote down what he said because he was quite descriptive. But to summarize he commented on weight of the glasses and says they are made of acetate? I don't even know what that is but I'm assuming a better type of plastic. He was very impressed and says if I hadn't told him they were replica he would have never guessed otherwise. I don't think he's ever seen the authentic ones either so his comments were only for the quality and not in how close they resemble the Authentic.




Here again, the pictures do not represent the tint of the glasses well. They are not as dark or deeply tinted as they appear in these pictures.




And here is the FABULOUS Drawer Display Case it comes with! This case only comes with the Millionaire and it is just beautiful!

I saw pictures of the authentic ones on Malleries and the description says it is a wooden case. I can't tell if this is wood because it's coated with some sort of clear laquer making it really shiny but Christy did refer to it as a Wood Case so I'll assume that's true.

It is very nicely constructed and you can just feel the materials used are quality. The gold finish is smooth and shiny. The engravings are crisp and clean and the case has a good weight to it.

It came in a white cardboard slide thru box and I was so excited when I got these glasses I yanked it out too quickly and dropped it on hard ceramic tiles (Ouch! right on the bathroom floor). I am shocked the only piece that broke off was the clasp and to make it worse I also stomped on it, albeit not on purpose lol. I was able to super glue the clasp back on and it appears to be functioning fine however I just noticed one of the little stud is missing. It's such a small piece I didn't even notice it was missing until I was looking through the pictures. Probably fell off when I stomped on it, oops!


Here's a close up. See the hole on the top left where the stud is missing? The engraving on the clasp is crisp and clean but it is slightly off centered. It's not noticeable except in these pictures.

The flash went off in this picture so the gold looks really pale and the specks look a lot more pronounced. I'm not sure what that is. I should have tried cleaning it before taking the pictures to see if it's dust or maybe it's ingrained in the material?


The cursive Louis Vuitton is gold and looks so elegant!



The case opens smoothly with back hinges and closes with a frontal magnetic clasp.


The inside looks so Victoria Secret! I love the bright lipstick red with the combination of gold cursive lettering. So sexy :).

But I am a little confused as to what color red this should be. I saw one on Malleries in a burgundy red but I also saw some in this bright red so perhaps it comes in 2 shades of red?

Either color looks great but if I had to pick I like the bright red better.


The glass nestles perfectly within the case.






And now for the glasses. Note the dark purple tint. They are much darker in the pictures than they are in reality. I tried these on and the glasses are super clear. It looks and feels amazing! I don't wear sunglasses often but I kept these in my car just in case :). This one is my favorite out of all the ones she sent me!


The gold on top is genuine 18k gold plated. The lenses are so clear you can read the imprinting on the rims perfectly. I'll let the pictures do the rest of the talking!


That little glob on the left lens is a reflection of a lamp light.












The gold looks so rich!





The monograms are so tiny yet so detailed, they look PERFECT!








The imprinting on the rims are crisp and clean and correct for this style.






 
Overall I give these glasses a 10 for Quality and Construction. Based on the pictures I've been able to find online I'd rate them a 9 in comparison to how close they are to the Authentic.
 
The pictures of the Authentic glasses I saw just weren't detailed enough for me to make a good comparison but I'd be surprised if these aren't at least 95% close.
 
Once I've seen them in person I'll come back and add those ratings but a 10 for Quality and Construction is really all that matters to me. Anything else is gravy :).
 
Here are a few links to the Authentic glasses so you can take a look. Feel free to do your own Google search and if you find some better pictures please let me know.
 
 
 
 
Here are a few other pictures I looked at but I'm not 100% sure these are authentic.
 
 
 
 
And here are some pictures that Christy herself provided.
 








These last 2 are for the Evidence which she also sent me. I will do a review on these separately.


 
And now for some specifics on how to buy these glasses from Christy.
 
I haven't been in touch with her for a few weeks but she contacted me a couple days ago to apologize for not being in touch. She had a sudden death in the family and had to take some personal time to work things out but she's starting to get back into the swing of things though it might take her some time to catch up with emails.
 
I didn't get a chance to ask how her website is doing so for the time being you can contact her through email at calirise08@gmail.com.
 
The price for the Millionaire is $200 which includes the Wood Display Case, Sunglass Case, Dust Bag, Cleaning Cloth and Booklet.
 
I don't know what the retail price is for the Authentic ones but a pre-owned one is being sold for $3,700 on Malleries in the link I provided above. So if you're like me and can't see yourself spending that kind of $ for a pair of glasses then these would be a great alternative :).
 
Christy accepts all major credit cards through wepay. I'm not familiar with this company but you can get all the details from Christy directly.
 
Please allow her a few days to respond. She is just now getting back to work after having taken a few weeks off so I'm sure she's got a lot of emails to catch up on.