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The Most Articulate Description Of The RealReal’s Future

By |September 7th, 2023|In The News|

Richard Kestenbaum, a contributing writer for recently published his views on the future of The Real Real and in a roundabout way, the industry as a whole and it's honestly, spot on. Richard, who is no stranger to The RealReal, documented his experience and the issues with the authentication process on The RealReal [...]

What’s the difference between QR and Data Matrix codes for Luxury Handbags

By |December 7th, 2022|Authentication|

Understanding the difference between Data Matrix and QR codes in luxury handbags Gucci bags DO NOT have QR codes in them. Period. I have seen this referenced on so many websites and here is where I am going to explain to you the differences between a Data Matrix code and [...]

Vestiaire Acquires Tradesy

By |March 15th, 2022|In The News|

Vestiare Collective announces the acquistion of Tradesy PARIS and LOS ANGELES, March 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Vestiaire Collective SA ("Vestiaire Collective), the leading global online marketplace for desirable pre-loved fashion today announces the acquisition of Tradesy, Inc. ("Tradesy"), the US pioneer in the fashion resale industry. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. [...]

Louis Vuitton Date Codes Are Gone

By |March 25th, 2021|In The News|

Did you recently purchase a new Louis Vuitton at the brands boutique and notice something missing? Perhaps the Date Code? Don't fret, there's an explanation for this sudden (not really) change. In 2019, Louis Vuitton started experimenting with placing chips in their handbags and leather goods and "unofficially" have moved to using this model [...]

A Beginner Guide to Louis Vuitton – The Book

By |July 24th, 2020|In The News|

UPDATE December 2022 - I have just published a new, bigger book! Louis Vuitton: A Pre-Owned Authentication Reference Book which you can purchase on Amazon. 350+ pages with hundreds of images, visually reference date codes and heat stamps for most all manufacturing countries, vintage and newer heat stamps, a brief history along with comparison [...]

A Beginners Guide to Luxury Handbags – The Book

By |April 26th, 2020|In The News|

For the last few years I have been afforded amazing opportunities to speak at several national conferences about the luxury resale industry, how to get into and be successful and authentication. For each of these engagements, I spent months researching and putting together vast, educational presentations always thinking, this would be a great book. [...]

Another woman arrested for returning fake handbags

By |April 12th, 2019|In The News|

I literally cannot believe another woman has been arrested for the same scam of purchasing luxury bags as places like TJMaxx and returning counterfeits. Clearly something needs to be done about the massive amount of return fraud that is happening with e-commerce. MIAMI, Florida - Owning designer handbags is more often than not on [...]

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