5 Ways to Spot a Fake Designer Bag

“Get your favorite Louis Vuitton Bag for Just $500”

Are you tempted to buy a designer bag online for $500?

Most of us have seen such taglines while surfing on the internet.

And some of us might have become fool by buying such fake bags.

One of my professors used to say ‘Every product is counterfeited within three days of its launch”.

The counterfeit market is worth billions of dollars.

Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, Levi’s is some of the most plagiarized brands in the world.

Do you want to know how you can identify if the bag you purchases is real or not?

In this article, I will tell you five ways to spot a fake designer bag.

So, let’s get started.

1.   Price

Designer bags are expensive because they are well-crafted and also tend to be a status symbol. So, if someone tries to sell a $5000 Gucci bag for $1000 then it is most likely a fake bag. Designer brands never put up their items on such huge sale. Hence, if you find the price too good to be true, then it is most likely not authentic.

2.   Stitching

Designer bag shows high level of craftsmanship therefore, stitching is never sloppy or uneven, with no loose threads. Also some fake bags have poor lining of the bag. Designers always make sure that their reputation is not affected because of poor quality.

3.   Hardware quality

Most counterfeit products are made just by looking at the original product picture therefore, elements like pockets or zippers are missed or not in the proper place. Also, designer use original leather that has a certain smell, uneven texture and pretty heavy. So, if someone claims a light and shiny leather bag then it is most probably a fake bag. In original bags color and finish, metals, buttons all go hand in hand. If the metals are golden then zipper might also be golden.

4.   Designer details

To avoid any legal issue, counterfeit bags have different spelling of brand name or a little different logo. Branded bag logos are embossed, stamped or printed in good quality.

5.   Bag manufacturing details

To know the authenticity of designer bags, always check the inside tags. They are either hand-stitched or stamped into the leather with a serial number and brand name.

Now you know how to spot differences between a real branded bag and a counterfeit one. So, next time if someone wants to make you fool, you can give tell them all about their fake product. But if you have already purchased a Louis Vuitton or Gucci bag and are thinking about their authenticity then you can check Bagaholic.

Bagaholic is an online service by a Louis Vuitton fan, Anastasiya K. She provides Louis Vuitton Authentication service through three ways; verbal authentication, certificate of authenticity and COA with a detailed explanation. She has been dealing with Louis Vuitton and Gucci items for last 6 years and she is also a seller of LV bags. So, visit her website Bagaholic and get your peace of mind in just $10 for proper authentication.


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