1. #1May 17, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2016
    This thread is for discussion of authenticity of VALENTINO.

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  2. Quote:
    Item: Valentino Garavani Leather Rockstud Peeptoe Soft Pink Pumps
    Listing Number: 3093910
    Seller: Auwiee
    Link: https://www.tradesy.com/shoes/valentino-light-pink-pumps-3093910/?tref=category
    Comments: Hi I was hoping somebody could help me authenticate these shoes from Tradesy. Thank you!

  3. sorry, missed this, unfortnately I am not on tradesy and cannot see the listing.
  4. Please help me authenticate these flip flops:

    Seller: amyc61286
    Webpage: ebay
    Item: Valentino Rockstud Flip Flops
    Item number: 191626896682
    Link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Valentino-RockStud-Flip-Flops-Black-Size-35-US-5-/191626896682?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c9dda 652a


    Seller: amyc61286
    Webpage: ebay
    Item: Valentino Rockstud Flip Flops
    Item number: 191626896904
    Link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Valentino-RockStud-Flip-Flops-Beige-Tan-Size-35-US-5-/191626896904?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c9dda 6608

    Thank you!
  5. Both are linking to a rockstud tote.
  6. I am not as familiar with the flip flops. Can someone else offer an opinion on these?
  7. Ditto
  8. Item: Valentino Rockstud STYLE Flat
    Listing Number: 141718532773
    Seller: missnabilah
    Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Valentino-Rockstud-STYLE-Flats-/141718532773?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item20ff1532a5

    Item: AUTHENTIC Valentino Peep Toe Heels
    Listing Number: 141729905110
    Seller: missnabilah
    Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AUTHENTIC-Valentino-Peep-Toe-Heels-/141729905110?hash=item20ffc2b9d6

    Comments: I bought the first pair of rockstud style Valentino shoes. To me, it's not from the current rockstuds range but more from something that looked similar from before. I'm honestly not sure if these are authentic at all. A quick look at her sold listings and you can see she has had a few pairs of other designer shoes. Please help to authenticate :smile: These days, eBay doesn't take reports so seriously as some fake listings are still up whenever I report them.


  9. fake, seller even indicates this in listing.
  10. Thank you for your help! She had the cheek to claim it's authentic on the second pair of shoes. When she mentioned "style", I thought she meant that it's Valentino, just that the style is of the rockstuds. No wonder she cancelled the transaction then. I wish eBay would man up and get rid of these sellers. I've tried reporting and listings are still there. Thanks for your help again :smile:

  11. Well, I answered part of my question, and discovered a sold listing on another site that indicates they are vintage.
    Listing Number: 151767411468
    Seller: bellapoussin
    Link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/151767411468?redirect=mobile
    Comments: the label on the bottom is shiny in one pic. Not sure if it's the lighting or if it isn't legit. Said it's a manufacturers default but I've never heard of these being sold as factory seconds before. Just want to be sure since seller doesn't accept returns. Thank you!
  13. Can you please ask for a clear shot of the sole without a flash that includes the logo and size stamps? Also, a clear profile shot on a flat surface. Thanks!