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.
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 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.
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.
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.