Even though I have created courses and offer in person authentication classes, I am always on the hunt for anything that can help me learn or tools that can make the authentication process easier and I am so excited to share what I just found and have literally been using all night on every single bag I have! The Plugable USB Microscope.
This little $40 microscope is super easy to use and shows you details that you could never see with the naked eye. I compared the snap from a Goyard pouch and you can see the details between the authentic and counterfeit so easily that I literally started pulling everything I own out so I could compare!
With magnification ups o 250x, you can easily see and compare on a. microscopic lever the differences between counterfeit (right) and authentic (left).
I also used it on the same type of Louis Vuitton zipper pull (one fake and one real) and while they are similar in shape, you can definitely see the differences.
I won’t bore you with all the other images I did on all of my bags but to say I was impresses is an understatement. All you have to do it download the software which is available for both Mac and Windows and it’s literally as easy as plugging it into your USB and pointing! It will take a little bit to get used to using each hand to hold and to take a pic on your computer but I figured it out in just a few minutes.
It does come with a stand and platform like the image in this post but I didn’t use them as I wanted it to be loose so I can move it where I need it to be.
HIGH DEFINITION – 2.0 Megapixels, up to 250x magnification (Note: Final magnification corresponds to monitor size)
BROAD COMPATIBILITY – Electronic microscope uses a webcam chipset and sensor to support nearly any operating system using standard webcam software. Users with an Oculus Rift may require additional setup
INTEGRATED LIGHTING – LED halo light with brightness adjustment control. The microscopes flexible arm stand with observation pad includes graduated marks for easy measurement or use as a handheld microscope
From the press release and see if you can connect the dots: “He most recently served as President, CTC Digital, at Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited (“CTC”), where he was responsible for transforming CTC’s digital experiences, and previously, led the Digital Strategy Team as CTC’s Senior Vice President, Retail Strategy & Performance. Prior to joining CTC, Koryl helped modernize Neiman Marcus’ omnichannel experience as President, Stores and Online, and President, Neiman Marcus Direct. In his new role at The RealReal, Koryl will be hyper-focused on streamlining the company’s operations to improve overall client experience, achieve cost savings, and lead the company to profitability.”
“Fair Condition: The Gateway To Luxury.” Read the full Luxury Consignment Report from The RealReal (link in my bio) and would love to hear your thoughts on where this industry is actually heading. #resale #therealreal #consignment #luxury
This is really good news for literally anyone who have side hustles to businesses! They have extended this for a year but hopefully, changes will be made to lift the $600 threshold. To read the article, click the link in my bio!
All small steps in the right direction but I bet you never thought of all those bags and where they go. You can read the article announcing the Thredup and Azek partnership in my bio and I do hope that other platforms are paying close attention. #sustainability #resale
@leprix for the partnership win! First it was @entrupy and now @lxrco I personally love to see companies come together for the greater good (that means YOU) and so excited to see what (or who) they come up with next! #resale #luxury #bags #secondhand