Bargain or Expensive Fake? Louis Vuitton Artsy Bag

We girls are obsessed with bigger bags. I know this. Being a designer handbag authenticator, I get questions about the authenticity of big sized Louis Vuitton monogram bags people found online all the time. Louis Vuitton Monogram Artsy bag has only been around for a couple of years. Owners of this style are probably still in love with their new bags so there aren’t a lot of pre – owned Louis Vuitton Artsy bag available for sale as yet. If you seen this one on eBay, in as new condition with a picture of the “original receipt” asking just over $1,100, will you check its authenticity toughly? I hope you do.

Real eBay listing example: Louis Vuitton Artsy bag monogram

Potential buyer of this bag was sure it is an authentic Louis Vuitton Artsy bag, only not happy about the fact that it has the picture of the receipt on the listing but seller won’t send this receipt together with the bag to winning bidder. It was mentioned on the listing that the bags was purchased in UK in March 2010 “as per receipt… Pictures give best description of all.” Below are some  pictures of the “Louis Vuitton Arsty Bag” from the Listing:

Louis Vuitton Artsy Bag fake-artsy1

Question: Real or expensive fake?

If your answer is real, look again.

Date code of the bag is AA1101 which means the bag was made in France in the first week of 2011. But wait, wasn’t it stated in the listing, the bag was bought in UK in March 2010 “as per receipt”? Is it possible the bag was sold even before it was made? You do the math. By the way real Louis Vuitton Artsy bag’s date code is actually imprinted discreetly on the lining inside the wall pocket, close to the seam, not on a little leather tab as this fake bag.

If you compare the receipt in picture with a real receipt from Louis Vuitton Stores in UK, you’ll find the receipt the pictured receipt which the seller refused to send with the bag is a lot longer than a real receipt & has slightly different layout.

Aha. Now we might know why the seller won’t release the receipt to winning bidders. If you see another expensive fake Louis Vuitton Artsy bag for sale on eBay using the same receipt, don’t be surprised.

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14 replies
  1. maja
    maja says:


    Do you charge to authenticate a bag online? I’m interested in buying one from Craigslist but an not sure if it’s real.
    Thank you

  2. Melcel Sebastian
    Melcel Sebastian says:

    Please help me to look my stresa pm damier azur I bougth then in wallapop in Spain but I’m daugth for it thank you very much if you can help for this

  3. Lily
    Lily says:

    Hello Miss could you help me identify my speedy bandou 30. I in a big doubtfull here . But i do not have paypal. Already post in forum purse but no answer of it…some say to pay for authentication but i donot have paypal. Until i find your blog. Could you help me pls thanks.

  4. Susan
    Susan says:

    Hi, I am so glad I found your site! Could you please check the craigslist link and give me your thoughts on authenticity? The seller sent me two additional photos of date stamp and interior. How can I get those to you? Wfat is your pay pal account? The price leads me to believe it is a fake.

  5. Jessica
    Jessica says:

    Can someone help me I brought two Louis Vuitton bags off of Poshmark but I don’t know if real or look like horrible fake CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME

  6. elaine twyman
    elaine twyman says:

    HI, Is the Azur Artsy authentic if the inside tag that say Louis Vuitton made in france & the date code starts with FC which that location is for made in the USA purses


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