As I was shopping around one afternoon for a fancy bag, my friend asked me if I was looking for an authentic Fendi bag or a knock-off. I was taken aback and had to admit that I had no idea that there was a difference between real and fake Fendi bags! That gave me the idea to share what I found out with my friends and family—that there’s a world of difference between the two.
First, there’s the obvious sign that sets a real Fendi bag apart from a fake—the tag. The tag should always say “Fendi” on the front and it should have clear, distinct print. Every single letter of “Fendi” should be visible and all of the F’s should be facing the same direction. The stitching on the tag should be flawless and without any signs of jaggedness. Another sign is the hardware that comes with it. On an authentic Fendi bag, all the metal will be shiny and have the Fendi logo embossed.
Then there’s the material itself. Real Fendi bags are made of high-quality leather that’s soft to the touch and pleasant to the eye. The leather should feel like butter in your hands. If it feels rough or it’s too stiff—that’s a good indication that it’s a fake. And of course, the material will be carefully matched if the bag is made up of multiple panels. No two panels on an authentic bag should have significant color or texture differences.
The smell of the leather is another good indicator of a real Fendi bag. High-quality leather tends to have a pleasant and inviting odor. If you can’t smell anything on your bag or even detect a strange smell—it may be another sign that it’s not real.
The craftsmanship is another thing to look for. The sewing should be meticulous and visually appealing. A real Fendi bag should look like it was put together by a professional—the stitches should be even and straight, louis vuitton outlet and the seams should fit together perfectly. Fake bags often have sloppy stitches, crooked seams and uneven edges.
Then there’s the price. You usually get what you pay for. If the price seems too good to be true—then it probably is. Real Fendi bags are expensive and they won’t come at a cheap price.
As for counterfeit bags, they usually are made with cheap materials and sloppy craftsmanship—in most cases, the quality is bad and the bag doesn’t look like it was made with particular attention to detail. It’s easy to find suspicious tags and hardware on these replica bags, and the material feels quite inferior to the real thing. It’s also a good indicator when you can’t check the authenticity of the bag from the designer’s website.
In conclusion, if you want to get a real Fendi bag, make sure you buy from a reputable source. Don’t just buy from any store or from a random website. Research the seller thoroughly and look for reviews online. An authentic Fendi bag is worth more than a fake one in the end—so spend the extra money if you want to get the real deal.