Wednesday, April 27, 2011
How to Tell if a Designer Bag Is Fake
1. Understand the difference between an illegal fake bag, a legal knock-off, and a genuine designer bag.
2. Be store wise.
3. Be realistic about the price.
4. Ask the vendor if the bag is real, a copy, or a fake
5. Know the signs of a fake or knockoff bag.
6. Don't confuse a designer bag with making a purchase of value.
- Remember to look at the tags. The tags are a dead giveaway of a knock-off. If the tags don't look hand-stitched, stamped, or even not there, it's not real.
- Remember if the leather isn't heavy like leather should be it's not real or poorly made meaning it's not real.
- If you can avoid it, don't buy your "designer" bags off the street.
- The Juicy symbol is currently "Love G&P". Knockoffs may have "Love P&G", however it could also just mean the bag is a bit older, as Juicy products manufactured prior to 2006 had "Love P&G".
- Spell check tags on the purse. If there's a typographical error on any tag on the outside or the inside of the purse, it's a fake, for sure.
- Most design houses like Louis Vuitton who make bags with their signature logo or monogram have ways to tell if the bag is fake or real. Louis Vuitton's signature "LV" bags are the hardest to detect a fake.
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