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  • Are all Items Authentic?

    100 Percent!!!!! Louis Vuitton date codes or authenticity codes began appearing after the 1980's. Vintage Louis Vuitton manufactures prior to 1980 would not have any date codes, and can only be verified as authentic by looking at various factors: evaluating when the style was introduced, looking at the exterior leather, inspecting the lining/stitches etc.. Below is the table of the date codes used by Louis Vuitton on their products, which can be interpreted according to 1. Date the product was manufactured 2. Location of the manufactured product Other methods of determining the authenticity of the Louis Vuitton product will be where the code is located for that particular item and the apperance of the code. For example, they can appear either on: - separate leather tab that stick out of the inner lining with the code embedded - directly embossed on the inner lining and close to the inside seam of the product - directly embossed on the under side of the D-ring (typical of Speedy) - directly embossed on Alcantara lining (suede material on inside of Epi leather bags) - stamped on the inside lining close of the seam of canvas leather lined bags (usually in an offset dark color) Note: Fake bag manufacturers are getting better at replicating the authentic products so it is important to always evaluate the exterior, interior, grommets, hardware, lining etc.. as date codes can be easily replicated. However, fake bag manufacturers do not focus on quality made products and easily forget to include specific details as they typically mass produce their items. Date Code Description Early 80's 3 or 4 digit date codes, representing the month and year that the product was manfuctured. Late 80's 3 or 4 digit date codes (as above) followed by two letters representing the location that the product was manufactured. 1990-2006 First two letters represent the location that the product was manufactures. Followed by four numbers: - First / Third number = Month - Second / Fourth number = Year 2007-onwards First two letters represent location Followed by four numbers: - First / Third number = Week - Second / Fourth number = Year Locations Letter Abbreviations France A0, A1, A2, AA, AAS (Special Order), AN, AR, AS, BA, BJ, BU, DU, CO, CT, ET, FL, LW, MB, MI, NO, RA, RI, SD, SL, SN, SP, SR, TH, TR, VI, VX Germany LP Italy BC, BO, CE, FO, MA, RC, RE, SA, TD Spain CA, LO, LB, LM, LW Switzerland DI, FA USA FC, FH, LA, OS, SD, FL CHANEL DATE CODE GUIDE Chanel will typically have an interior hologram sticker with date codes that correspond to the year of manufacturer, as well as "slashes" on the number zero corresponding to the particular year of manufactured and feet or font serifs on the number one. Note: Hologram stickers do fall off on occassion and the lack of a sticker does not mean that the bag is not authentic. Serial Number Year Manufactured Number labels 14XXXXXX 2011 zero strikethrough, 1 in serif font 13XXXXXX 2009-2010 zero strikethrough, 1 in serif font 12XXXXXX 2008-2009 zero strikethrough, 1 in serif font 11XXXXXX 2007-2008 zero strikethrough, 1 in serif font 10XXXXXX 2006-2007 zero strikethrough, 1 in serif font 9XXXXXX 2005-2006 zero strikethrough, 1 in serif font 8XXXXXX 2004-2005 zero strikethrough, 1 in serif font 7XXXXXX 2003-2004 zero strikethrough, 1 in serif font 6XXXXXX 2000-2002 zero strikethrough, 1 in serif font 5XXXXXX 1997-2000 No zero strikethrough on 52X* - 56X* 4XXXXXX 1996-1997 zero strikethrough, 1 sans serif 3XXXXXX 1994-1996 zero strikethrough, 1 sans serif 2XXXXXX 1991-1994 zero NO strikethrough only until 27X*, 1 serif font 1XXXXXX 1989-1991 zero NO strikethrough, 1 in serif font 0XXXXXX 1986-1989 zero NO strikethrough, 1 in serif font HERMES DATE CODE GUIDE Hermes will typically have an embossed stamp of the a letter and a geometric shape (either a circle or a square), which represent the year it was manufactured. Hermes made prior to 1970 will have no shape but just an embossed letter. No Shape Circle Square 1945 A 1946 B 1947 C 1948 D 1949 E 1950 F 1951 G 1952 H 1953 I 1954 J 1955 K 1956 L 1957 M 1958 N 1959 O 1960 P 1961 Q 1962 R 1963 S 1964 T 1965 U 1966 V 1967 W 1968 X 1969 Y 1970 Z 1971 A 1972 B 1973 C 1974 D 1975 E 1976 F 1977 G 1978 H 1979 I 1980 J 1981 K 1982 L 1983 M 1984 N 1985 O 1986 P 1987 Q 1988 R 1989 S 1990 T 1991 U 1992 V 1993 W 1994 X 1995 Y 1996 Z 1997 A 1998 B 1999 C 2000 D 2001 E 2002 F 2003 G 2004 H 2005 I 2006 J 2007 K 2008 L 2009 M 2010 N customer service channels if you have any questions regarding how to authenticate a designer handbag. Many boutiques selling designer handbags offer a free authentication of their designer handbag brand. Balenciaga Often the bales are one of the keys to authenticating a Balenciaga. The bales should be thick and rounded not thin or square-this is the part that connects the handles to the bag. Also, the notches in rivets will be rounded and not square. Louis Vuitton Make sure that the LV’s line up in straight lines. Also, the stitching should be tight and even. Be sure to study the correct fonts for heat stamps and date codes. Chanel Chanel handbags have signature hologram stickers that have changed a lot over the past decade. It is important to keep up-to-date on the latest trends. Prior to the 1980's, Chanel bags did not have hologram stickers or cards. There are other ways to ensure your vintage bag is authentic like fonts, heat stamps, alignment of patchwork, etc. Marc Jacobs Make sure that each MJ bag has a seasoned code and a riri lampo or MJ zipper. Gucci The GG’s should line up symmetrically. Prada Prada bags are some of the hardest to authenticate. Each style has unique linings, zippers, materials and hardware. Fendi Every Fendi comes with a hologram sticker and a serial tag. Chloe All Chloe’s have a genuine serial number. An authenticator will know how to assess the quality of the stitching and the suppleness of the leather. Yves Saint Laurent Authentic Yves Saint Laurent bags never have a tag hanging off it. YSL bags have embossed serial numbers on the inside of the bag. The YSL label on the inside the bag is never smudged and always evenly aligned. Dior ALL Dior bags come with a white cotton dustbag with grey writing. The serial number will be located on the flipside of the inner sewn in label. Jimmy Choo On an authentic Jimmy Choo, the lettering JIMMY CHOO should always be centered between the screw heads. The fonts should look finished and centered. The locking mechanism must feel sturdy and rather heavy. Bottega Veneta On authentic Bottega Venetas, the zippers are high quality and sewn so they lay flat with no buckling. Valentino Authentic Valentinos have only top quality leather and fabric for their bags, so if the materials seem rough or uneven, the bag's probably a fake.
  • How do I care for my Virgin Brazilian hair? You’ve just made a very important purchase, and the proper maintenance of your Virgin Brazilian hair.We recommend the following:

    1. Use a rich shampoo and conditioner made for dry hair 2. Comb and detangle hair before shampooing 3. Gently shampoo the hair in one direction only 4. Support your attachment (weft, braid or fusion) when brushing or combing your hair 5. Sleep with your hair tied up in a net, silk bonnet or scarf Do Not 1. Sleep with your hair wet 2. Pile hair on top of your head to shampoo (this creates tangling) 3. Apply too much conditioner to the attachment
  • What if I am unhappy with my purchase?

    While we have a no refund policy, we will gladly accept exchanges of undamaged, unworn and unwashed merchandise within 10 days of purchase, or five days after receipt.
  • How many ounces per bundle

    Each bundle can be from 3.5 to 4 ounces
  • Is is possible that the body wave and deep wave be straightened

    Yes both body wave and deep wave can be straightened. If you wet the hair it will return back into its natural state
  • How long does the hair last

    The hair can last six months to one year
  • How many ounces does it take for a full sew in

    It takes 8 ounces for a full sew in.
  • If I wore the hair can i return it for a full refund

    No you cant get a refund you only can can exchange the hair.
  • What kind of hair do we sell

    We sell Virgin Brazilian hair
  • Is the hair used

    NO! The hair is not used.The only items that are used are the shoes and handbags.Accessories are new and the hair is too!
  • What are the shortest and longest length of hair

    14-30 inches
  • How many ounces for a full head

    A full head contains 8 ounces which is 2 bundles. You can apply more if you want a fuller look.
  • What is seal weft? Why does my hair looks like it has glue on it?

    Weft sealing is applying a sealant to the weft to prevent shedding. You may see a little weft glue on the the track!!! Thats the way that the manufacture does. And no it isn't bonding glue. The Shoe Bar does not sale used hair.
  • What is this store's return and exchange policy?

  • Do you accept orders placed outside of the US?

    We sure do!
  • How long will it take to receive my order?

    Once shipped most domestic orders take anywhere from 2 to 7 business days to arrive depending on the efficiency of your local postal service. International shipping delivery times may vary between 2 and 12 weeks.

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