The second most popular Louis Vuitton model is the LV Alma. This wonderful bag enjoys a distinctive shape that goes wonderfully on the arm of a trendy working woman. Over the years, the Louis Vuitton Alma has been redesigned in every possible color or material, from elegant to flashy. Still, one of our all times favorite remains the LV Alma Monogram. The Louis Vuitton Monogram Alma is known for its structured appearance, the iconic LV monogram coated canvas and its surprising versatility. This small bowling style tote is everything a modern gal could wish for. It looks super chic, is easy to accessorize with your office or casual outfits and, surprisingly, it is very spacious. It is ideal for everyday use.
The Louis Vuitton Monogram Alma PM comes with beautiful vachetta cowhide leather, rolled leather top handles, a solid leather base, shiny golden brass hardware, an optional shoulder strap and a removable leather key bell and padlock keys. The bag has a double zips closure at the top and a practical fabric interior. And last, but not least this marvelous tote keeps its shape beautifully.
No one could blame you for dreaming of owning the LV Alma Monogram. The hefty price tag is the only obstacle. In moments like these you realize that buying a replica purse is your best option. This is how I ended up with a fake Alma. It was ordered from 2016lv.com and whether it is a good quality replica or not, you’ll be the judge of this. So keep reading!
First of all, the LV Alma Monogram bag I have received is a bit different from the one posted on website. The one from the webpage had that beautiful beige cowhide leather on the base, handles and shoulder strap- the same color as the authentic Alma. Instead, the one that was delivered to me had orange color leather. There were also considerable differences regarding the size of the replica. The original model measures 12″ in length, 10″ in height and 7″ in depth whereas the replica is slightly smaller- 12.6 x 9.4 x 5.9 inches. But wait, there’s more!
Everyone appreciates the Louis Vuitton Monogram Alma for it beautiful structured shape. It is the type of bag that has a seamlessly shape with perfectly arched corners and a flawlessly crafted body that can stand tall by its self. You don’t have to be an expert to see that this is not the case with my Alma replica. This purse is quite far from the original one. It is anything but structured. The knockoff bends from all sides and its shape is irregular. Instead of having that exquisite bowling stile tote form- like a rectangular with curved corners-, it looks more like a circle cut in half. The over-rounded shape is its major problem. It looks totally different than the authentic Alma.
The base, handles and shoulder strap of the Louis Vuitton Monogram Alma replica are made from a fairly good quality leather, but obviously not vachetta cowhide leather that is used on the genuine purse. The vachetta leather is firm, thick and has a durable look while the one used on the imitation purse is flimsy and has a grainy surface.
If you take a look at the base of the LV Alma imitation bag you will notice that it has a very large and tacky “Louis Vuitton” marking on it. The size and style of the font are something that Louis Vuitton would never use for its products. The authentic handbag does not have this type of marking on its bottom part just as it does not have any type of studded feet. The replica has 4 circular metallic studs on the base, but these are not available on the real product.
Another small, but very important detail that makes it very easy to spot this Alma clone as a fake, is the “Louis Vuitton Paris, Made in USA” marking embossed on the vachetta leather under the end of the zipper. This can be found on both outside parts of the purse, right where the zipper starts and ends. Unfortunately, the cloned bag does not have this marking at all.
The stitching on a Louis Vuitton Monogram Alma bag is very important. As with all genuine designer purses, this is flawless. The distinctive yellow thread on this model is very thick, but the stitching is perfect. These are evenly spaced apart and the number of stitching from similar sections will always be identical. Plus, on the original Alma you will never find loose threads or a double stitching. Sadly, on the knockoff there are numerous stitching errors. There are numerous loose threads, unevenly spaced apart stitching and even double stitching.
Most replica bags online stores have very good quality pictures for their products, pictures that convince you that their imitation purses are identical to the genuine model. Unfortunately, very rarely this turns out to be true. Usually, what you get delivered is totally different than the authentic product or from what was advertised on the site. This is why, before ordering you should ask for photos of its actual replica purses and confirm that the quality is what you are looking to get.