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8 Tips to Spot an Authentic Louis Vuitton Speedy Monogram Bag

The Speedy in timeless Monogram canvas is one of the most desired bags ever and, for this reason, it is also one of the most copied bags in th world. With this short guide, we see how to recognize an authentic Louis Vuitton Speedy Bag.

Let’s clear up a doubt immediately: there are no Louis Vuitton outlets.
New Louis Vuitton bags can only be purchased at flagship stores or at online boutiques. So, if you are looking for a Speedy bag and you don’t mind spending slightly less, then you can opt for a pre-loved od second-hand bag. And it is here that we must pay close attention and scan every detail of the bag.

1. Size

The first thing to check is the size of the bag. Speedy bags are only made in 4 sizes.

The most popular size is the Speedy 30. 

Speedy 259.84” L x 7.5” W x 6” H
25.0 x 19.0 x 15.0 cm
Speedy 30 11.8” L x 8.3” W x 6.7” H
30.0 x 21.0 x 17.0 cm
Speedy 3513.8” L x 9” W x 7” H
35.0 x 23.0 x 18.0 cm
Speedy 40
15.8” L x 9.8” W x 7.5” H
40.0 x 25.0 x 19.0 cm

Normally the number corresponding to the width of the bag is marked on the piece of leather on the side of the bag. For example, if you have a Speedy 40, the number ’40’ should be stamped.

2. Logo

Checking the shape of the logo is important for every Louis Vuitton bag.

The LV logo features the two crossed Louis Vuitton initials. The V always overhangs the L and is positioned slightly above this

3. Monogram Pattern

The Monogram pattern is arranged in a very precise and always specular sequence. The LV logo will never appear cut. Furthermore, since the Speedy bag consists of a single piece of canvas that rotates on itself, the logos will also rotate following the shape of the bag, without any interruption.

4. Stitchings

The seams are in mustard color. They are five and have a pentagonal shape. The points are perfectly equal, since the bag is handmade. The handles instead have an internal burgundy-colored edge, which over time will tend to become darker.

5. Lining

An authentic Louis Vuitton Speedy should have honey-brown cotton canvas lining. In addition, the lining should be one with the outside of the bag. So, uou should not be able to pull the lining apart from the bag. In fake bags, you can pull it away from the outside of the bag at the base. 

6. Serial number

We talked earlier about the Louis Vuitton serial numbers.

Normally, Speedy bags have the data code printed on a piece of leather behind the inside pocket, or it can be found on the piece of leather inside the bag at the junction of the handles.

Just because a Speedy bag has a date code, it does not necessarily mean it is authentic. If you do not find a date code in a Speedy, it means that the bag is previous to the 70s.

If you need a quick help to date your Louis Vuitton, you can use our Data Code Reader.

We hope this guide has helped you. If you are looking for beautiful authentic Louis Vuitton items, have a look here.


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