Chanel Jumbo Flap in Black Caviar Leather Replica Review

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My gorgeous new Chanel Jumbo with gold hardware and caviar leather!
Hello darlings,

So this is a continuation of my previous review on the lovely Le Boy replica handbag that I purchased. As I mentioned in the previous post I have become a complete Chanel fan girl and have gone on a spree, buying not one but two Chanel handbags from CC, a fav. Chanel store of both the blog readers and myself! Unlike the Le Boy which for some reason I am getting more summer vibes off of, I feel the Jumbo is more of a fall or winter bag because it has that darker, serious side to it which isn't as present in the summer? Maybe I am crazy? ... Feel free to tell me in the comments if you think so! :-P ... Anyways in the second part of this review I will be showing off my new Chanel jumbo with black caviar leather and gold hardware. I have always lusted after a jumbo even though I already had a medium. I have always wanted that big Chanel bag that fits all your stuff and then some to carry around, and am so glad I now finally have it!

A view of the box the handbag came packaged in.
I purchased machine made because their customer service told me outright that the handmade was not worth it as the differences between the two were not very visible. I always appreciate honesty from a seller, and this made me feel much more comfortable ordering from them, as it showed that they valued honesty - which unfortunately most replica sellers do not since they know that their customers can sometimes be vulnerable. Anyways the handbag is a very good replica. I was told it was a "counter quality" Chanel replica which means that it is apparently good enough to be placed on a Chanel countertop.

I will be getting my friend Jackie's authentic Chanel jumbo soon to compare with my replica side by side and post a detailed review for you darlings so you can get a good look at what the real and fake side by side look like!  The stitch count on the handbag is high and is around 11 per square which is on par with the authentic Chanel. As we all know there is nothing worse than an extremely low stitch count which gives the bag away (if you are confused about what I mean when I say "stitch count" you should read my post which explains what to look for in a second hand or replica Chanel in order to match the authentic). Additionally the leather is imported, and you can really feel the difference on the bag. When I first opened up the box which was very beautifully wrapped complete with the golden glittery Chanel flower there was a very strong leather odor which faded after the first few days, but the smell of a handbag is always a good way to indicate the quality of the bag!

The stitch count of my replica bag matches that of the authentic Chanel perfectly.




Inside the flap. I am really pleased that the zippers were all protected with a plastic film!
The handbag came with the booklet, authentic card, white dustbag with Coco Chanel's profile on it and Karl Lagerfeld's autograph, and a little booklet with the history of Chanel in both French and English. The box was a sturdy black box with magnetic closures which could easily rival that of the authentic store. Overall I am very pleased with my purchase and have taken many pictures for my lovely blog readers to take a look at and judge!

On a side note Chanel is one bag, real or fake, I would certainly suggest keeping in the dustbag as they are pretty fragile bags overall. The sales rep recommended caviar to me for the day to day use as the lambskin is super fragile, and seeing it in person I 100% agree.




Let me know what you think about my purchase in the comments below! Also feel free to email me at replicahandbagreviews@gmail.com with any questions/comments/reviews. As I mentioned in my previous post I have been hella' busy with my career lately so I have not responded to many of you but I will try my best to get back to all you darlings that reach out to me!
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Chanel Le Boy Cruise 2014 in Black with Gold Hardware Replica Review

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My new gorgeous additions to my Chanel collection!
Hello darlings!

So I don't know about all y'all, but personally I have been in an "all black everything" mood lately. By all black I mean all black sunglasses, outfit, shoes, watch, and yes - HANDBAG! And not just any handbag has been satisfying my graving for that all black look, but lately CHANEL has overtaken my life in more ways than one. I am officially obsessed with Miss Coco's line - especially the Le Boy handbags! I literally want one in every color. They are the perfect go to bag for those light summer days out when you do not need to carry anything and everything with you!

I must admit that the Le Boy is a much "boxier" bag than the regular flap bag (Jumbo), and does take a bit of getting used to - but once you do get used to it, it is hard to let go of! Dare I even say I love it more than the original flap - at least for the summer that is!

What do you think of the design I chose for my Le Boy?
Anyways so I indulged and bought not one but 2 Chanel handbags from my absolute favorite site for replica Chanels - Chic Chanel. Not only do they package their handbags beautifully with ribbons, but they also are very quick with their shipping, and their customer service is generally awesome! I have also had many emails sent to me reviewing their site and will get them up sooner or later to share with you lovelies!

Ok so enough talking, here are pictures and a video of the Le Boy. I have included a little sign (which will happen in all future reviews for the blog) because of two concerns: a) to prevent anyone from stealing photos from the blog and misrepresenting them as products; and b) to let you guys know that what I show on the blog is MINE, and mine alone. I have had plenty of emails about faux bloggers, and I really am unimpressed generally so in order to maintain the wonderful atmosphere of trust we have created here for our replica community I just wanted to add a little watermark like effort to make all y'all even more comfortable!
 
Can you guess the song? It was the only one the video app would let me add to the vid so I hope you are a RHCP fan!




Anyways when picking my Le Boy, I did not want to go with the typical black smooth lambskin but decided to go with a pick from the Chanel Cruise line for 2014 - the more matte calfskin Le Boy with the larger quilts which are not as neat - I'd call them rough if anything. I liked the edgier look and thought that the rough quilts would make the bag more easy to dress both up and down. When the bag first arrived I was a bit surprised at how truly boxy the Le Boy feels in comparison to the classic flap line, and looking back I would have even probably went for a small as opposed to a medium, but after a few days of wearing it I am definitely used to the medium and do not regret it by any means!

Have a look at the pictures and videos and let me know what you guys think about my Le Boy. I'll take an all black outfit picture to go with the bag and post it for my darlings soon!

A shot of the front gold hardware. Love the antiquated look!
An inside shot of the bag with the date code. The date code is the standard replica date code but I personally don't care for it at all since it cannot be seen by anyone!
Another shot of the inside of the handbag.
Overall I am in LOVE darlings. Let me know what you think in the comments below about my handbag, and what kind of a Le Boy you are coveting or carrying this summer! Also feel free to email me at replicahandbagreviews@gmail.com with any questions/comments. I have a super crazy backlog of emails since I have been so busy with my career, but I will try really hard to get back to all y'all! Love, Bella xoxox
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Quality Control Issues: Louis Vuitton, Chanel Quality Going Downhill!

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Looks like Chanel's lux feel is melting amongst its shoppers...
Hello darlings,

Running a blog about replica handbags is tough sometimes especially when I get email from handbag purists (a phrase I coined myself :-P) email me to let me know that buying replica handbags are cheap, tacky, a reflection of my own personal fakeness etc. Luckily I do not get phased by such comments too easily since I have thick skin, but there are several points which I think need to be raised about the authentic bags many ladies seem to literally worship simply because they can be labelled "authentic". This blog post will focus on quality issues I myself as an authentic buyer (yes I buy authentic too - when I feel like it!) have found in relation to designer handbag qualities diminishing over the years. I have found these sentiments to be shared by many other authentic handbag owners internationally!

1) CHANEL - One big replica myth out there is that Chanel plates their handbag hardware with 24K gold. This USED to be true.  If you are shopping for a vintage Chanel you may find this on your handbag. However Chanel stopped plating their handbags with gold in 2009... But has anyone ever wondered why Chanel stopped gold plating their handbags? I find it very ironic that the price of their handbags are increasing yearly yet the quality is diminishing.

Additionally the quality of the bag itself (stitching, craftsmanship etc.) has also gone downhill. While perusing the Purse Forum I noticed one commenter state,
I really need to vent about my current Chanel issue and wonder if other PF'ers are experiencing the same things...
I bought a Dark Silver reissue bag last year and after just carrying it out for 1 week (and I really baby all my bags), I noticed the stitching on the back corner pocket was starting to come loose and fraying. Keep in mind I hadn't even put anything in that back pocket! So, I took it to my local Chanelboutique in October, explained the problem, and they said that it's under warranty and they will have it repaired. Now, it's mid-January, still no bag. I've called my boutique 3 times since the beginning of the year to get an answer on status, nothing. Each time, it's, "oh, we need to call the repair center and then we'll call you back". Never heard a word from them, nothing, nada. It's now 3 months without a bag that I only used for a week. WTH!!! For a mid $2k bag I expect a heck of a lot more in quality. In comparison, my LVs have held up a lot better and if I needed repairs, I've never had to wait this long! Thanks for letting me vent...
While another one stated,

the same crap happened to my 07A black reissue 227! holy cow, and i thought i was the only one! i hardly carried her (probably 5 times?) and the thread on the inner flap (there are 2 corners of the inner flap stitched onto the main flap - this is a common sight for all flaps in order to put the 2 flaps together there will have to be these 2 corner stitches) came loose! i noticed it was fraying after i use her twice and i told my SA that it did. then a few weeks later, the thread was entirely out! i brought the bag back to her, together with my cabas (the links holding the chains opened) for repair. luckily, the repairs took a week long phew! but that's b/c they hire a local tailor to fix the bags!
Not only does it look like Chanel's quality is diminishing but it also looks like their customer service cannot even handle a complaint once it is brought to their attention. I have personally not yet invested in any authentic Chanel pieces, however after reading this thread I was highly discouraged from spending any more than a replica's worth on their handbag! I have always personally been a fan of Chanel's designs, especially recently with the Le Boy - which is the new Chanel it bag! These negative Chanel shopper experiences really make the case for buying replica handbags - why would I spend the thousands if the warranty (which is the key reason to buy it real) is not even functioning properly? It would make much more sense to buy 10 replicas for the price of 1 real bag, and change the styles according to season's trends along the way!

Paying for the label only? That's the way it seems LV is heading with its mass market approach...
2) Louis Vuitton - Louis Vuitton is pretty much like a gateway drug to world of luxury handbags. I don't know about you ladies but my friend authentic, and first replica handbag were both Louis Vuittons. There is just something so classic and timeless about LV's look thus causing it to steal hearts of fashionistas internationally generation after generation. Quality control wise Louis Vuitton fares no better than Chanel - in fact it actually fares much worse. Louis Vuitton seems to have jumped on the quantity over quality ship and loyal shoppers are feeling their pennies pinched especially after annual price increases which yield no increase in quality - but in fact the opposite - many report decreasing quality. One forum member on the Purse Forum mentions:
The materials have changed, (and not after just this latest price increase) i.e., thinner canvas and vachetta. Sloppier workmanship, i.e., crooked inventeur plates, crooked tabs, uneven stitching, loose threads, amateurish stitching, and the general feeling that more new(er) bags need repair sooner.
There seems to be more disparity between bags too. 
Another read makes a very poignant analysis of the brand,
Yes. The quailty is still great but not extraordinary like it use to be...one only needs to hold some of the vintage pieces to understand this. You are really just buying the rights to "LV" now more than the bag that will last a lifetime like 30 years ago. Our generation wants things "newer, bigger and faster" . quialty is not appricated as much as it used to be or we wouldn't accept the fact that bags seem to be needing repairs and lasting much shorter of a time. LV has only gotten more popular . They have sank more of there money into advertising and less into production of bags  ...i think every LV lover should own own vintage piece in their collection. Mine is my business card holder which was purchased at Saks over 40 years ago by the orginal owner...looks just as good as the day it was bought almost!
Overall it seems like it is clear that the quality of replicas are heading uphill as replica makers unlock the secrets of the authentic factories, while the authentic factories are headed the other way - downhill. It seems like in this age of instant desire for satisfaction and consumption luxury brands are struggling to keep up with demand and as a result are making compromises in terms of the backbone of their products - a.k.a their quality. When I read the experiences of fellow handbag shoppers it really makes me feel stronger about buying replicas which give the same look for a fraction of the price!

I know that many of our lovely blog readers purchase both authentic and replica. Please feel free to comment below and let me know what you think about the quality progressions or regressions of various luxury brands in recent years!

Love,

Bella xoxox
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User Submitted Review: Stella McCartney Falabella in Black

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Hello darlings,

A lovely blog reader named Ivy was kind enough to submit a review on her Stella Falabella which she purchased from 99-replicas.com. I was so impressed by the quality that I ordered my own Stella from them which turned out just as fab! I have personally seen the Stella McCartney Falabella on SO many celebrities and it seems like she really has hit a high note with this bag design.

What I really really love about the Falabella is that it is not just another hit designer bag, but the fact that is also vegan leather and a socially conscious bag. In a world where animal abuse can be so disheartening it is nice to see a fashion designer attempt to reduce the harm by creating a luxury piece that is not necessarily leather! 

Here is what Stella, a strict vegetarian had to say herself about the inspiration behind the Falabella: “fur or animal skins are not required to be creative and successful”.  I personally 100% agree with Stella, and must say that her bag is beautiful both inside and out and has clearly taken over the fashion scene! Here are some pictures of hot celebs wearing the bag: 

Ms Angelina Jolie wearing the Falabella! She is already socially conscious so the bag completely suits her!
Ms Kate Moss the modelling queen with her Falabella!
Charlize Theron with her adorable son wearing the Falabella as a fold over!
Ms. Chiara Ferragni - one of my personal fav. style bloggers - with the Falabella!
Anyways back to the review sent in by Ivy: 

Hi Bella! Love your blog. So I was totally obsessed with the Falabella bag and couldn't decide what color to get so I ended up going with black. I purchased it from 99-REPLICAS.COM. Their price was the best and with a student's budget I couldn't afford anything more, but my bet paid off and the bag turned out beautiful. I went to the local boutique to compare and it is incomparable - maybe since it is not real leather it is easier to replicate? Anyways I am extremely happy with my purchase and just wanted to let you know about this site because their prices are very reasonable for anyone who is a bit tight on money like myself! They took Western Union, and Moneygram, and I paid with Moneygram since the transfer fee was much less. I have put some pics of the bag as attachments to this email! Forgive me for the messy background - my boyfriend was helping me take pics in the garage since the light in our house wasn't the greatest, and I wanted everyone to get a good look!! Once again love your blog, and it has really helped me act "smart" when shopping for my first replica! Ivy x

Here are photographs of Ivy's bag to showcase the quality!
 
Outside shot of the Falabella. Love the chain wraparound!
Look at the texture of the bag. Gorg isn't it?


Inside Ivy's Stella bag.

Hope this review was helpful darlings, and once again thank you to Ivy for sending it in! If you have any reviews please email me at replicahandbagreviews@gmail.com. I try to get to everyone's emails although it is trying at times since this blog is not a full time job for me ... but if you have something to say slip me a note and I will get back to you sooner or later!
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Buy Counterfeit? NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC Wants to Hear From YOU!

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I don't know about you guys but I personally LOVE National Geographic's documentaries!
Hello darlings,

I am very very excited to write this post as we ladies 'n gents who purchase counterfeit or replica handbags have an opportunity to have our voices and opinions heard!

I received this email from the lovely Mark Usher who does research for National Geographic:
My name is Mark Usher and I work for a television production company in London called Wall to Wall. We are making a documentary for National Geographic about the counterfeit trade in America. As part of the documentary we would like to hear from people who buy counterfeit/replica products so we can give a voice to those who have no issue with buying counterfeit items. Perhaps they want the designer look but are unable due to financial constraints.  Maybe they are annoyed at the ever increasing prices of designer products and look to fake counterparts, going against the bigger corporations.

We would love to hear from anyone who buys counterfeit items, maybe from purse parties or from other outlets, who would like to tell their story. 

If you think you may be able to help then please contact me on this email address or on the number below.  

Kind regards

Mark Usher
Researcher

Wall to Wall

001 44 +207 241 9227
Mark is interested in purse parties as well! I have personally never attended one but if you have please do share your experiences to contribute to the documentary darling!
I don't know about you guys but I personally LOVE the National Geographic and still subscribe to their magazine to this day (although it is becoming more and more filled with advertisements predominantly unfortunately), so I am totally ecstatic that we have the opportunity to contribute to one of their soon to be amazing documentaries.

You can contact Mark at the number listed above or you can email him at:

mark.usher@walltowall.co.uk

I really hope this documentary turns out to be awesome, and I will personally be grabbing the popcorn and watching it! I look forward to seeing some of my lovely blog readers featured in the documentary, and please email me if you have any questions at replicahandbagreviews@gmail.com!

 Love,

 Bella xoxo

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Buyer Beware: Avoid h2000h2000h.com at ALL Costs! They are a complete SCAM!

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Scammer alert! h2000h2000 is nothing but trouble! Do NOT spend your money here ladies 'n gents!

Hello my lovely blog readers!

I received a very unfortunate and disheartening email from a blog reader named N (full name removed for privacy reasons). She had read a good review about h2000h2000h.com and decided to take the plunge and order a Hermes replica from their website. Read what she has to say about her experience:

Hi! Im glad im found your blog! I have been on purse-princess.blogspot.com the whole time, in there they post really good review about h2000h2000h.com
I belived everything so i order and hermes birkin from them, i deposit 400$ on june 28 and he promise me the bag will be done in 10 days, im waiting and waiting...after 10 days i asked for pre shippjng photo, he promise will send it to my email but the promise fail so many time and now he tattally ingnore me, i sent several email but got no responde, live chat is alway off! Im so sad and confuse right now
I had do couple research about h2000 and found out couple bad review from buyer who purcharge from them and i email one of the lady and she told me that site(h2000)is own purse blog thats why they talked very good about h2000 and she got a very bag replica from them after paying almost 800$ And waiting for 3 months!! Im about to cry right now, i dont know wat to do to get my money back or contact them
Can u please help!!! Any advice tight now would help me alot! Thanks very much
 First of all I would like to say N's experience points out several important facts:

1) Do NOT trust every blog you read online!

Darlings I hate to say this but there are many faux bloggers out there who have ill intentions and seek to deceive naive shoppers online by directing them towards scam sites such as h2000h2000h! Always make sure you cross reference and do real research before spending any money, especially when it is over the $500 range which is a deep investment into any handbag - replica or authentic!

2) Do NOT send multiple deposits unless you are seeing legitimate progress!

N's biggest mistake in her experience with h2000h2000 was continuously sending them money! Like any good scammers these individuals knew how to milk her money until they fully lost her trust. $800 is certainly no chump change and you should be very careful when sending such funds!

3) ALWAYS trust your gut!

If you have a negative feeling, contact the seller continuously to clarify any issues which cause such feelings to linger!

Feel free to shoot me up an email at replicahandbagreviews@gmail.com if you feel iffy about any sites and I will certainly do my best to help you if I can! Although this blog is not a career for me, I always want to do my best to help my fellow replica shoppers avoid scammers and the bad apples of the replica world - after all we have to stick together!

Comment below and let us know about any negative experiences you have had shopping for a Hermes, and whether or not you have also come accross h2000h2000.com and been fooled by them as well! They are officially on the blacklist after reading N's experience!
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BLOG READER SUBMITTED REVIEW: White Chanel Jumbo Lambskin with Silver Hardware!

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HANDBAG REVIEW REVEAL TIME.... I love the Madame Coco dustbag! So chic.
Love the quilting pattern on this side of the dustbag as well! Well done Mr. Lagerfeld!!
Hello darlings,

Here is a review sent in by a lovely blog reader named Aya. She sent in a lot of detailed pictures with her review which I always appreciate since it gives you a good perspective of what you can really expect when you order. Aya's review makes me personally fall in love with white Chanel handbags all over again, and now I'm really really 'itchin to order one!

Take a look darlings and let us know what you think in the comments below!

Hello Bella,
I am so pleased to let you know about my second purchase from Designer Discreet. This time I have purchased a Chanel Lambskin Double Flap in white.

I was nervous about this one since it is Chanel and I have quite a few real ones. When I opened the bag I was so amazed at the quality. Sure it wasn't as soft as the real Lambskin but not unless you know what the real ones feel like you can never tell the difference which I'm sure you already know :)

Anyway, the customer service was superb! The person I have dealt with with both my purchases was Marco. So attentive and sincere.

Anyway, I have attached a few photos. I will send more as my iPhone is only letting me send a few at a time.

Thank you for recommending DD! I am purchasing another Chanel and it's the black GST. I will let you know as soon as I receive it.

Take care,

Aya
The chain of the Chanel double flap being reviewed by the lovely Aya!
The back pocket of the Chanel which seems to line up nicely.









Once again thank you for the review Aya, and take a look below at the pictures darlings. I hope it helps you with your Chanel hunting! Please also feel free to email me at replicahandbagreviews@gmail.com with any questions, or reviews on other websites!
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Chanel Handbag Quilting Misconceptions: Should it Line Up?

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Time to address a popular question: should the quilting line up on the front/back of the bag? This picture displays an authentic CHANEL handbag which does not line up.
Hello darlings,

This is the second post I am doing in a series about Chanel handbag misconceptions. I have already previously stated this but it seems as if there is a LOT of misconceptions about what a real or fake Chanel handbag should or should not look like. I get hundreds of emails weekly outlining various questions from various lovely blog readers who are thinking of purchasing a replica Chanel but they are very very confused as to what they should be looking for, and what does not really matter when it comes to buying a replica Chanel handbag.

I have already written about the stitching on a Chanel handbag, and pointed out what exactly you should look for when shopping for either an authentic, second hand, or replica Chanel handbag to ensure the stitching is correct. If you are interested in reading about that issue/controversy click here.

Anyways back to the topic of today's post: the quilting on a Chanel handbag. Should it line up on the front and back? Is my bag fake if it doesn't line up? Is there a certain standard all authentic Chanel handbags should adhere to? Well darlings the truth of the matter is that authentic Chanel handbags do not necessarily have quilting which lines up on either the front or back of the handbag.  

This CHANEL handbag was purchased in a Chanel boutique and it does not line up on either front or the back of the handbag.
Here is a back shot of the authentic CHANEL handbag which does not line up on the back of the bag either. Does this make it fake? NO, misalignment is part of the Chanel design. It does not make a handbag fake or real.
As you can tell by the pictures of this authentic red caviar leather Chanel (which is such an adorable color by the way!) the lining does not have to be perfect on a Chanel handbag for it to be considered authentic. In other words the lining of the quilts do not affect whether a handbag should be judged as either real or fake. Of course there is a caveat, which is to use your common sense when shopping for a bag! If the quilting is ridiculously off then perhaps you should take a step back and look at the other aspects of the handbag to confirm that it is either real/a really good fake. If you use the other key criteria I have previously discussed to analyze the authenticity of the bag you will not need to worry about the quilting as a deciding factor.

An authentic medium flap pink lambskin Chanel vintage which has non-perfect alignment of the quilting on the back pocket of the bag.
When shopping for a Chanel handbag (whether it be real or fake) I think the big lesson to learn is not to obsess over the quilting's alignment on either the front or back, because as I hope I have made clear by now darlings, this is not a deciding factor in the handbag being labelled real or fake. There are so many other more important features (e.g. leather quality, hardware quality etc.) which you should pay attention to.

Hopefully this article has helped either calm your nerves about your Chanel sitting in your closet (or maybe on your lap at this point :-P), or helped provide advice for any future Chanel purchases! As I have said before the internet is full of Chanel handbag misconceptions so please be careful and aware as you read anything online darlings!

Please comment below to let us know your experiences with your Chanel handbag's alignment, or feel free to leave any questions if the article hasn't answered your concern yet! Looking for a good Chanel knockoff? Check out my Replica Gold List!
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