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I received the Longchamp Le Pliage bag I won at eBay the same day I got our Cath Kidston mug.   But I got busy towards the end of this week so I’m able to share my latest eBay find only now.

Here’s my Longchamp Le Pliage medium bag with short handles, in a very-pleasing-to-the-eyes color:  peacock blue. 

It took me a while to buy a Longchamp bag because of the many fake versions being sold out, and especially in online shops.   I did my research, and here are some tips in which to spot a fake from an authentic Longchamp bag:

The new logo has no line between the jockey and the snap.  Note also the very good detail of the jockey on the snap.

My zipper pull is in pewter color (the color, I learned, depends on the size of the bag), and you can see that the jockey’s details are well-defined.   By the way, Longchamp uses YKK zippers.  

The brand name, Longchamp, is written above the stitch at the back of the flap (not under or in between).  Underneath it are the following words:  Le Pliage Type “M” – Modele Depose.   “M” stands for “medium” because mine is a medium-sized one.   A fake one may not indicate the type of the bag at all or may indicate a wrong type.  

Authentic Longchamp bags has reinforced snaps:  

Note too that my bag’s lining is in white.   Pastel or light-colored bags should have white linings.   Dark-colored ones should have black or brown lining.

The backside of an authentic Longchamp bag has smooth feel when touched, unlike the rough texture of the fake ones.   Also, the backside of the snap must contain the word “ORIGINAL”.   

Lastly, the fabric of a real Longchamp is not too shiny nor with too thin knit.

Ebay has a very good guide to help you distinguish between a fake and authentic Longchamp bag.  Do check it out if you are planning to buy your first Longchamp bag.

Enjoy shopping!