PurseForum Roundup – May 16

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Another week has flown by, and it’s time to round up some reveals and conversations from the PurseForum. We love spring, and our members certainly love spring shopping, and why not? This week, we started out with some instant reveals in a few of our favorite subforums and spent some time in Louis Vuitton and Bottega Veneta, too. Thanks for spending this May afternoon with us!

Saint-Laurent-Nano-Sac-de-Jour-Bag

xMsxPhantasyx starts us off this week with a pretty pink Sac Du Jour from St. Laurent. This reveal has something for everyone, including a terrifically useful peek at what fits inside this beauty! Visit this reveal threadto see it all, including how this color, Rose Claire, looks in different light.

Butterfly-Rings

We found a quick and sweet reveal in Jewelry this week. (More specifically, in Van Cleef & Arpels.) Tulip2 beatVan Cleef & Arpels’ price increase and picked up this stunning Butterfly in pink gold, and we had to share. PurseForum members across the board never fail to share intel on the latest pricing trends and the teamwork pays off.

Proenza-Schouler-Tiny-PS11-Bag

We love teeny tiny stuff, and this is just the ticket. Another instant reveal, this time from Proenza Schouler: thePS11 Tiny from dragonette. These tiny bags may not be the most useful things in the world, but we love them, and this black-on-black version is exceptionally sleek and stylish. Also, the PS1 Mini is out, and our members are breaking it down in this lively thread. We are sure a reveal is not far behind!

Proenza-Schouler-PS1-Bag

If you love little bags but, like us, end up buying big ones, you will enjoy this reveal from Peter_89, whose Tobacco suede XL PS1 looks ready to handle (and carry) anything!

Proenza-Schouler-Sandals

And Sferics got a new tote and shoes! We love these shoes.

Gucci-Tote

Here’s another quick reveal, this time from Gucci. The bee-utiful Caleido Web Tote comes to us from lovethe1urwith, who loves this unusual bag (and she is not the only one)! The sweet pattern and suede interior make this a winner in our book. 1Kellygirl is contemplating a purchase, and the popular and adorable Disco is in the running. Tune in here to see how this conversation is going.

Gucci-Bird-Print

Our favorite thread in Gucci right now has to be the Tian Collection thread. This hummingbird comes to us from rafafaa’s Tian pochette, and isn’t it fabulous? You can find shoes, bags and small leathers goods galore in this thread. Dextersmom treated us to her new tote, too.

Bottega-Veneta-Maxi-Veneta-Bag

It’s wicked hot in Roundup land today, and new_to_lv’s gorgeous Bottega Veneta Veneta lounging by the pool is just the ticket. This beauty is from the What Bottega Veneta are You Carrying Today thread, and we sure wish we were carrying that one (and sitting by that pool)!

Bottega-Veneta-Shoulder-Bag

We found a man bag! We love when we get to see what the men of tPF have going on, and this smart bag is from tenKrat, who shared that her husband ditched his nylon sport bag for this splendid BV Messenger upgrade. Congratulations, Mr. TenKrat!

Louis-Vuitton-Mirror-Lockit-Clutch

TraceySH has been considering a couple of Louis Vuitton purchases and started a thread on Unique Seasonal and Rare LV, and we have quite a hit on our hands. Whether you are a die-hard LV fan or new to the brand, you will enjoy the variety here. Vinbenphon1’s Mini Lockit Fusion is one of the most unusual bags in the thread, but there are quite a few other eye-catching pieces to ponder.

Louis-Vuitton-GO-14-Bags

Oh, and in case you are wondering, it all turned out great for our thread-starter TraceySH. She selected the GO-14, and, of course, we all know two bags are better than one. Drop into Louis Vuitton to see what else is going on in our busiest subforum. Like this thread, which proves that what goes on in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas, especially if PurseForum members are shopping in Sin City.

Pansies

Thank you for dropping by the PurseBlog and the PurseForum Roundup. We are off to find a pool, thanks to our visit to Bottega Veneta! We hope you have a delightful weekend and have time for your own kind of springtime relaxation, whatever it may be. (Perhaps in the garden, like Ludmilla from the Garden Photographs thread?) We love spending this time finding bags and conversations to share with you, and look forward to seeing you again right her next week.


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The 15 Best Bag Deals for the Weekend of May 13

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PurseForum Roundup – May 6

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Welcome to May’s first Roundup! We are delighted to once again bring you a selection of conversations and fabulous bags from our PurseForum members. This week, we dropped into the Outfit of the Day thread, had some fun in Fendi, found a gorgeous bag in Dior and more. Thank you for joining us for–let’s get started!

Chanel-Outfit

What’s your Outfit of the Day? Ellapretty always has a great answer, like this joyful ensemble for spring from last month. You can find lots of inspiriation for your own Outfit of the Day in this thread in The Wardrobe. We think you will be pleasantly surprised by how chic and creative our members are, no matter the season! We also checked into the Post Your Most Recent Clothing Purchases thread, which reminded us that we need to go shopping.

Michael-Kors-Pink-Tote

It’s been quite a while since we visited Michael Kors, which is a situation we remedied this week in the Which MK Are You Carrying Today thread. Muddzdirt showed off her picture perfect pink Hamilton, a great bag to carry for spring.

Michael-Kors-Woven-Tote

Ness3786 shared her great new MK summer bag, a Straw Naomi in Peanut. This treasure popped up in the Show Us Your Michael Kors thread, a fast-moving collection of bags from the busy designer. MK fans know that the apart from bags, Michael puts out a pretty impressive selection of well-priced and popular watches. We keep time with all the MK watch trends right here in the MK Jewelry and Watch thread. If you need a push in the watch direction, this collection from TheFrench_Alix is just the ticket!

Dior-Wallet

Amortentia was ready to add a special wallet to her collection and selected this charming Diorissimo Envoléebicolor for her first Dior. This great piece exemplifies the wonderful small leather goods (SLGs) that so often are the first entry pieces into a luxury designer brand. Congratulations, Amortentia!

Dior-Lady-Dior-Bag

Incognit01639 says she cannot stop staring at her new Lady Dior, and we can’t either. Visit this thread for the “money shot” of this magnificent red beauty and you’ll find it hard to tear yourself away, too. The Lady Dior is a classic, and this lipstick red is pure perfection. The recent Lady Dior yes or no? thread is a great place to go if you are on the fence about this iconic, timeless bag.

Fendi-Wallet-and-Bag-Bug

Oh, and Bspcc87 got a new wallet and we had to share!

Kate-Spade-Hobo

In Kate Spade, MsKaren picked up a new bag and wallet this week. Kate Spade consistently puts out great-looking bags and terrific wallets in lovely colors and extremely functional designs. Our ongoing Kate Spade??? Thoughts…thread is a great resource on the brand’s durability and customer service over time. The upshot is, our members love Kate Spade overall, and the bags, of course, are as popular as ever.

Fendi-Peekaboo-Bag

Schmidty is on the road again! For those of you who have not been introduced, Schmidty’s human is Prada Prince, who accompanies this lucky Fendi bag bug around the world and posts pictures on the PurseForum for all of us to share. Schmidty’s thread serves also as an amusing way to get acquainted with some fantastic bags from different designers, like this absolutely glorious bamboo handle tote from Gucci.

Fendi-Monster-Baguette

Nami’s show-stopping Fendi Baguette took our collective breath away this week. The Baguette is one of Fendi’s most beloved bags, and the one that gets the most makeovers each season. Fendi serves up playful Baguettes on and off the runway, and we cannot help but love them.

We are so happy you joined us as we kick off May’s Roundups. We will be right here again next week with more from the PurseForum and hope that you will join us once again. In the meantime, have a wonderful weekend and week ahead.


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How To Tell A Fake Givenchy Antigona Bag: It’s Not As Easy As You May Think!

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You can already find a guide on how to tell a fake Givenchy Antigona bag here on the blog. But sometimes spotting aGivenchy Antigona replica is really not easy because some of them look great!

How To Tell A Fake Givenchy Antigona Bag - Authentication Guide

And what makes things even more complicated is that authentic designer bags sometimes have flaws too, which can make one extremely confused.

Authentic Givenchy Antigona Bag Crooked Logo

I recently got an email from someone who had found my blog through my post on How to tell a fake Givenchy Antigona bag and who asked me to authenticate her bag. I have to admit this was the most difficult to authenticate Givenchy Antigona I have ever seen!

Almost everything in the previous post on how to tell a fake Givenchy Antigona bag guide checked and it was really difficult for me to believe a Givenchy Antigona replica could be THAT good. But at the same time I just couldn’t believe that a real Antigona could have a crooked logo like that!

Real Givenchy Antigona Front Metal Logo

Original Givenchy Antigona Bag Metal Logo

Authentic Givenchy Antigona Crooked Logo

Original Givenchy Antigona Crooked Logo

Givenchy Antigona Flaw - Letters Are Not Straight

Authentic Givenchy Antigona Logo – The Metal Letters Are Not Straight

After all, what’s the point of spending that much money on the real deal if it comes with flaws? I mean, it’s much easier to understand that fake bags can have some flaws but it’s much more difficult to accept it when you’ve spent thousands of dollars on the real thing.

This is the Givenchy faux leather case all over again. I don’t know if you all remember, but at some point the brand released the Givenchy faux leather Antigona bag and many people were appalled by the same reasons I was. First because the Antigona is an iconic style of the brand and second because the price was over $2k. Can you believe that?

While it’s great for vegan high end bag lovers to have options as well, the real problem is not with the material but with the pricing. And the truth is that no matter if it’s made of full leather or faux leather, the price is decided by the power of the brand, not by the material it’s made from. And when a designer bag is overpriced and flawed, I think you have all the right to get upset.

How To Tell A Fake Givenchy Antigona Bag – What To Check

So if a few years ago any how to tell a fake Givenchy Antigona bag guide would have mentioned to check to see if the bag is made of real leather or not, it’s not the case anymore. This means there are other details you need to check now if you want to learn how to tell a fake Givenchy bag.

Checking the metal logo is one of the most important steps in any guide on how to tell a fake Givenchy Antigona bag. But what do you say when everything looks good except this particular detail? My friend had her bag authenticated not just by me but by other experts as well. She told me that one of them told her “the fakes are good, but I don’t think they’re this good”. And I agree! But at the same time it’s just not acceptable for a real Givenchy Antigona bag to have a logo that looks like this! It is seriously crooked, as you can see from the pictures.

I also noticed that the interior leather tag is too faintly embossed. Honestly, I’ve seen Givenchy replica Antigona bags with better stamps than that!

Real Givenchy Antigona Interior Leather Tag

Givenchy Antigona Interior Tag Faintly Embossed

Fake Givenchy Antigona Interior Logo Tag

Fake Givenchy Antigona Interior Leather Tag

There is also a thread on the PurseForum about this. More Givenchy owners have complained that the Givenchy letters on their Antigona bags are not straight.

The bag is authentic, no doubt about that. But this doesn’t mean that my friend is feeling any better about her bag. And who could blame her, really? If someone told me they wanted to buy a replica Givenchy Antigona with a logo like this, I would advise against. So just like my friend said, I guess the Givenchy quality control is not that great.

Now look at this other Givenchy Antigona Medium gold hardware that is being sold on eBay right now. Do you think this is real? No, it definitely isn’t, so beware!

Givenchy Antigona Medium Gold Listed on eBay

Givenchy Antigona Medium Gold Sold on eBay

Givenchy Antigona Medium Gold Interior Tag eBay

Givenchy Antigona Medium Gold Interior Leather Tag

Besides the metal logo and the interior tag, don’t forget what I already mentioned in my previous post on how to tell a fake Givenchy Antigona bag: check the base pads! The stitching should be on the leather patches and they should have the same size. For example, look at this Givenchy Antigona replica from Uncle Bench. Looks great, right?

Knockoff Givenchy Antigona Light Beige

Knockoff Givenchy Antigona Uncle Bench

But then when you look at the bottom you’ll easily notice the two base pads are unequal – the one on the left is wider than the one on the right. But which flaw could you rather overlook: a crooked logo or unequal base pads?

Fake Givenchy Antigona Bottom

Fake Givenchy Antigona Base Pads Are Unequal

Givenchy Antigona Small vs Mini

I’ve also noticed that people are more into these two Antigona sizes because the Medium is too large for many women. So if you also need a Givenchy Antigona Small vs Mini comparison here is what you should know.

Givenchy Antigona Small vs Mini Size Comparison

Givenchy Antigona Small vs Mini Differences

Here are the main differences between the Givenchy Small Antigona bag and the Givenchy Small Antigona bag:

• First of all the dimensions, of course. Different sites show different dimensions for the Small Antigona. But the dimensions are 9.5″ height x 11.0″ width x 7.0″ depth (approximately) with 4.0″ handle drop, 9.5″ strap drop (approximately) or W28 x H23x D17cm with 62cm long strap.
• Even though there are not many style and design differences between the two, the most important difference is that the Givenchy Antigona Mini has adjustable shoulder strap and it can be worn cross-body, while the Small Antigona has shorter strap, like the Medium and cannot be worn across the body.
• The size differences between the Small and the Mini is quite substantial. For you reference, the Givenchy Antigona Mini is to the Antigona Medium what the Celine Nano Luggage is to the Mini Luggage.

There are no other notable features differences except for the strap, so the information on how to tell a fake Givenchy Antigona bag applies to all sizes.

How To Tell A Fake Givenchy Antigona Bag – It’s Not Always This Easy!

The thing you need to understand when learning how to tell a fake Givenchy Antigona bag is that not all fakes are as easy to spot as these one below:

Givenchy Antigona Knockoff Inside Tag Is Wrong

Givenchy Antigona Knockoff Inside Tag – Worst I Have Ever Seen

Givenchy Antigona Knockoff Interior Tag Flaw

Givenchy Antigona Knockoff Interior Tag Fake Giveaway

Givenchy Antigona Base Pad Flaw

Givenchy Antigona Base Pad Is Wrong

Givenchy Antigona Knockoff Logo Flaw

Givenchy Antigona Knockoff Metal Logo is Wrong

So if you’re going to learn how to tell a fake Givenchy Antigona bag from a real one, you need to be more prepared than this. Because there are some really good replicas out there. And I’m not saying this like it’s a bad thing! But at the same time I know that for some of you it’s very important to own authentic designer bags, so I’m trying to help all bag lovers.

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The 15 Best Bag Deals for the Weekend of May 6

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