Buying Faux YSL Handbags From AliExpress: Is It A Good Idea?

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It seems like more and more people are showing interest in buying faux YSL handbags from Aliexpress. I think that the reason is not that they are necessarily cheaper because in some cases they aren’t. But mostly because there are a lot of options to choose from.

Faux YSL Handbags Aliexpress

Based on the feedback I’ve received lately I will try to point the advantages and the disadvantages of buying a YSL bag replica from this site. Hope it helps!

A reader of the blog sent me some photos of faux YSL handbags she got from different sellers. The first two are a YSL Sac De Jour dupe and a Cassandre Tassel YSL bag replica:

“Hello Eva!

I was reading your site and found your comments to be very helpful. I was wondering if you could help me with some pictures sellers have sent me because I am on the brink of spending some money on these bags! I usually find the sellers from Aliexpress or instagram. I am in the market for a YSL Sac De Jour in Fog (Grey) and a YSL Cassandre Tassel (in light pink, rose clair?).

Hopefully you could help me spot some flaws and perhaps share with the readers if the replicas are of good quality! :)

YSL Sac De Jour:

YSL Sac De Jour Dupe Interior

YSL Sac De Jour Dupe – How The Interior Looks

YSL Sac De Jour Dupe Stitching Zoom Around the Handle

YSL Sac De Jour Dupe Leather Details

YSL Sac De Jour Dupe Exterior Brand Logo

YSL Sac De Jour Dupe Logo Zoom

YSL Sac de Jour Dupe Protective Studs

YSL Sac de Jour Dupe Bottom Studs

YSL Sac de Jour Dupe Shoulder Strap Flaw

YSL Sac de Jour Dupe Shoulder Strap Defect Circled in Red

Generally, I am very impressed by this bag’s quality. My biggest issue would be the shoulder strap which is not like the original. It is cut off and sewed close whereas the original one is enclosed all the way between 2 pieces of leather. I have circled it in red. I am quite particular about the closeness of the replica and would love a 99% copy if possible. Is this obviously fake to someone mildly familiar with the brand?

YSL Cassandre Tassel Clutch:

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YSL Cassandre Tassel Replica Pink Photo Collage

I am not sure about the chain for this one. I thought it was more of the traditional chain-link instead of this intertwined type of chain. Interior is suede but not sure if the flap should also be suede on the inside? ”

And here is my opinion about these faux YSL handbags:

“First of all, the color of the Sac De Jour looks more like Khaki to me, not like Fog (Grey). But I don’t know if that’s just because of the light. The bag seems to be made of real leather but the front stamp is not very good, it’s smaller than the original and also a bit unclear (Just look at the last “T” in “Laurent” and the entire “PARIS”). But overall it’s not a bad replica :)

YSL Cassandre Tassel Clutch: You are right, the bag should not have suede on the interior of the flap. But what I really don’t like about this bag is the color of the hardware, it looks very cheap…”

“Hi Eva!

Thank you for your very fast reply! The sellers for these faux ysl handbags are contacted from Aliexpress, instagram and wechat so its all over the place! I realised many of the china sellers re-use or have the same series of pictures. I think they are taken by the factory and spread to the various distributors.

I’ve attached another alternative for the SDJ – Do you think the previous one or this one is good quality? Do you know anyone that produces an almost exact mirror? They’re both about the 300 USD range.

Regarding the YSL SDJ, I have another seller offering these pictures:

Sac YSL Aliexpress Front View and Cards

Sac YSL Aliexpress Overall View

Sac YSL Aliexpress Check the Hardware

Sac YSL Aliexpress Engraving Detail

Sac YSL Aliexpress Leather Tag and Lock

Sac YSL Aliexpress Lock Detail

Sac YSL Aliexpress Side Detail

Sac YSL Aliexpress Viewed From The Side

I feel like the strap clip is a little too gold and shiny? I’m not sure what the real SDJ hardware is like.“

My friend pointed out a really important thing in her comment. I’m sure that anyone who has ever bought a replica bag noticed that sometimes you will find the same photos of the same faux YSL handbags on different replica sites and with different prices too. This doesn’t necessarily mean that one of them stole the photos but that probably they use the photos the factories provided.

And she was right about the strap clip being a little too gold and shiny too, that was my exact problem with the previous Cassandre Tassel bag :)

I recommended my friend to take a look at Ilovebestbag for a YSL bag dupe and guess what!

“Hi Eva,

Haha I’ve seen the exact same pictures from another seller selling them for about 300 flat from aliexpress. From the ilovebestbag link you sent, what are some of the flaws of those pictures? I personally had abit of an issue with the strap though – The grey strap is the more accurate and high quality one whereas the white strap has this awkward ending that is common with most Sac de Jour faux YSL handbags. Is this a major flaw?

Sac De Jour Faux YSL Handbags Comparison

Sac De Jour Faux YSL Handbags Shoulder Strap Comparison

Also with the Cassandre tassel, are the chain links supposed to be like this or the other type? A little confused about the variations of the replicas. Some authentic sites like nordstrom and selfridges also have a mixture of the 2 chain types.”

I have to mention that the faux YSL handbags on Ilovebestbag are usually pretty expensive and that particular Sac De Jour replica was $388 as opposed to the $300 Sac YSL Aliexpress. I must admit that’s quite a difference! At the same time that doesn’t really surprise me. It’s true that some faux YSL handbags are way overpriced on certain sites…but sometimes you pay more just to be safe.

That’s the thing with buying from Aliexpress: in most cases you have to use a payment method like Western Union that’s not very safe and it’s also much more difficult to return the bag if you don’t like it. It all depends on the seller but you don’t have that much of a guarantee.

Now about the white strap flaw: I don’t think that’s really a major flaw but it could be the kind of thing that could bother you on the long term. And it can also be considered a sign the bag is cheap if it looks glued rather than stitched.

As for the Cassandre Tassel YSL bag Aliexpress, both types of chain links are correct, one is the old chain link style and one is the new one. But neither of them is wrong.

I don’t know if you remember, but at some point I posted two Pochette YSL aliexpress reviews. The most fascinating thing about that review was that even though both bags were bought from the same seller, they had different quality, which confirmed that buying from Aliexpress is like taking a gamble. But then again, it’s enough to check out thisYSL Sac de Jour Nano review to see that Aliexpress is not the only risky site. For example, Jessyjadebag.cn also doesn’t take returns.

Buying Faux YSL Handbags From Aliexpress: Advantages and Disadvantages

The biggest advantage of buying a YSL bag Aliexpress is that you can come across some really nice sellers that offer great customer service and are willing to send you lots of pictures before you actually buy it. At the same time, the biggest disadvantage is the one I already mentioned: payment methods that are not very safe and difficult (or sometimes impossible) return.

If you are planning to buy faux YSL handbags off Aliexpress don’t expect to find many photos of the bags on the online store. You have to contact the seller to get the Yupoo link where you will see more photos of the products.

I’m really starting to think that given the popularity of faux YSL handbags, I should write a how to spot a fake YSL bag guide, at least for the most iconic styles. What do you girls think?

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Givenchy Faux Leather Bag? If Only That Was The Only Problem With This Antigona Replica!

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About a year ago I wrote a piece on designer bags made of artificial leather that was inspired by a Givenchy faux leather bag. The iconic Antigona bag, to be more precise.

Givenchy Faux Leather Bag Real vs Fake Antigona

Back then I was talking about the real Givenchy Antigona Medium but today I’m going to talk about a Antigona Givenchy replica that is obviously not made of real leather either.

Givenchy Faux Leather Bag – Is It Worth It?

My only problem with the authentic Givenchy faux leather bag was its ridiculous price. To me it just didn’t make any sense to spend 2k dollars on rubberised PVC. While I completely understood the ethical reasons behind this, I couldn’t understand why they would ask so much for it. I get people who would wear it to stay true to their values, but shouldn’t it be less expensive?

Some people loved the “vegan” version of the Antigona because they thought that leather-averse bag lovers should be able to enjoy high-end designer bags as well. Others hated it because they thought that Givenchy faux leather bag was just a drab version of the original Antigona. Here’s a photo of the faux leather Givenchy Antigona I’m talking about:

Real Givenchy Antigona Imitation Leather

Original Givenchy Antigona Made of PVC

A reader sent me some photos of her new Antigona Givenchy replica and I have to tell you, there are big differences in quality when it comes to replica bags. It is extremely obvious that this Antigona bag is not made of real leather but that’s not the only reason why it looks so cheap.

You can find a guide on how to authenticate Givenchy Antigona bags here on Spotbags that is also useful for those who are looking for great replicas of this bag. The Givenchy Antigona is already considered an iconic bag, so just like in the case of the ever-popular Givenchy Pandorareplica, people can’t get enough of it! Which is why there are so many replica versions of the Antigona bag that vary from really cheap (both in price and in appearance) to expensive high-end replicas.

The Givenchy Antigona replica in this review is definitely one of the cheap ones. As far as I know the bag was bought from Ioffer but I don’t know any details about the seller.

Antigona Givenchy Replica Review

“Hi Eva,

Got this Antigona Givenchy replica from a seller with many ioffer good reviews. Now that I actually received it I understand that not all those people who comment there know how good replicas should look like. I feel like I got scammed in a way but I know it’s really my fault…
Anyway, I know you always say we should check other customer reviews and I just wanted to tell people to be more careful.

Take a look and let me know what you think please. The bag was super cheap btw, so I’m not upset :) Also, it looks pretty much like the photos the seller has on his page, so I’m not mad at him either”

Givenchy Faux Leather Bag Ioffer.com

Replica Antigona Givenchy Faux Leather Bag

Antigona Givenchy Replica Back of the bag

Antigona Givenchy Replica Viewed From The Back

Antigona Givenchy Replica Side Of the bag

Antigona Givenchy Replica Viewed From The Side

Antigona Givenchy Replica Bottom of the bag

Antigona Givenchy Replica Base Pads On the Bottom

Antigona Givenchy Replica Metal Pieces

Antigona Givenchy Replica Poor Engravings

Givenchy Antigona Replica Front Logo

Givenchy Antigona Replica Metal Logo Zoom

Antigona Givenchy Replica Inside View

Antigona Givenchy Replica Logo Stamp

My advice regarding checking out the customer reviews was actually for the sellers on aliexpress.com/ . I received plenty of Aliexpress reviews lately that proved there are some really good replica sellers there. But I haven’t received any ioffer good reviews to prove me wrong. But you are right about one thing: even when the customer reviews are real, you can’t expect everybody to be a replica expert. So even if someone rates a replica bag with five stars, this doesn’t mean the bag is actually worth the five stars. People’s opinions are the result of subjectivity…

This replica Givenchy faux leather bag has plenty of flaws. If I were to write a new piece on “How to authenticate Givenchy Antigona”, I would probably use these photos and say “Just make sure it doesn’t look like this at all”. Yup, it’s that bad.

My problem with this Givenchy faux leather bag is not just the material it’s made of, really. A replica bag made of imitation leather can still look good. The most obvious giveaways are the triangle pad, the metal logo, the hardware engravings, the base pads, the interior tag and the size of the handles. So basically the entire bag is an obvious fake.

My conclusion? While when it comes to authentic bags the price is not necessarily a quality standard, when it comes to replica bags it definitely is. I’m sure the Givenchy Antigona Medium will remain one of the most popular designer bags this year too, so let me know if you need any more advice on how to authenticate Givenchy Antigona bags!

Also, I just realized there’s not a single review of a Givenchy Pandora replica on the blog, which is super weird because I know how sought-after this bag is. So is any of you girls willing to send me a review of this Givenchy bag?

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KARL LAGERFELD K KLASSIC FAUX LEATHER TOTE BAG

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A designer piece that’s reasonably priced? You bet! Presenting, the Karl Lagerfeld K Klassic Faux Leather Tote Bag, another leather goodie we all have to watch out for. If you love basic pieces with an edge, then this is it! Take it from the man himself, Karl Lagerfeld, and his eye for chic fashion pieces. And since he has lent his seal of approval on this baby, you can be assured that you’re getting more for the price you’re paying.

Measuring 24cm x 34cm x 17cm (H x W x D), this tote is set to become your next all-around companion. It comes with a detachable, adjustable shoulder strap which makes it very versatile. Also, it has a top zip closure and metal logo in front. Inside, there are two internal compartments, a zip pocket and two patch pockets – surely, the highly organized diva will dig this!

Priced at $375 USD or €295 EUR, you can get your very own Karl Lagerfeld K Klassic Faux Leather Tote Bag via Luisa Via Roma.

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MOSCHINO BUGS BUNNY PRINTED FAUX LEATHER BAG

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Here at BragMyBag, not only do we show some love to the classics in bag design – we also love enjoying ourselves and releasing our inner child with quirky pieces. The Moschino Bugs Bunny Printed Faux Leather Bag is just one of many designer pieces which incorporate designer elements with classic caricature, and it is indeed a pretty fine piece. Highly wearable, too!

This piece bears the impression of one of the most celebrated cartoons of all time, Bugs Bunny (with his endearing, wide smile and signature buck teeth). Measuring 51cm x 24cm x 6cm, you can be sure that all your essentials would fit inside this piece. With a top zip closure that keeps all of your personal effects intact, you wouldn’t have to worry about this baby – it delivers! It also comes with an adjustable shoulder strap and an internal leather patch pocket, giving you much ease with organization. What else would you need?

Priced at $995 USD or €724 EUR, you can get your very own Moschino Bugs Bunny Printed Faux Leather Bag

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