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How to Spot a Fake Bag

Ah, my friend, you know I am a bit of a fashionista and I love to show off my latest designer bag.​ But, how can you make sure that bag you want to buy is really authentic? It’s true.​ It can be so hard to spot a fake bag these days.​ But don’t worry, I have you covered!

First things first, check out the materials.​ Are they made of real leather? Is the stitching perfect and on point? Feel the bag and if it does not feel and look rich and luxurious, you can bet it’s a bootleg.​

Next, check the price tag.​ If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.​ Haven’t you heard the old adage “buyer beware”? Real designer purses aren’t cheap, so if it’s outrageously low, proceed with caution.​ A general rule of thumb is if the chanel hobo bag fake isn’t at least 75% of the original retail price, it’s probably not genuine.​

Also, take a look at the inside of the bag.​ A real designer bag should have some identifying marks inside, usually either the product or the designer’s name stitched inside somewhere.​ If it doesn’t have any of those things, chances are that bag was made in someone’s basement not in an atelier.​

OK, let’s talk about the packaging.​ If your bag hasn’t arrived in its original packaging, that should also raise suspicions.​ Again, bags replicas from your favorite designer should arrive with the original box, product pamphlets, dust covering, and authenticity cards.​

Finally, head online and research the design.​ There are plenty of sites you can use to compare images of fake to real bags.​ Don’t be fooled by shady online sellers.​

Well, my friend, it’s no secret that finding a real designer bag these days is like looking for a needle in a haystack.​ But, if you can follow my simple rules and be wary of too-good-to-be-true deals, you should be able to spot the fakes and walk away with a quality bag.​

Now, another way to make sure that you are not purchasing a fake bag is to ask the seller for a shopping receipt.​ A real designer bag will always come with a shopping receipt.​ So, if the seller does not have one, stay away from the bag and don’t purchase it.​

Another way to ensure that you are getting an authentic bag is to examine the label carefully.​ A replica bag is usually made quickly, and the quality of the label will not be high.​ The font, colours and size of the label are some of the things that you should look out for.​ Also, look for any spelling mistakes on the label, as these are more common in fake bags.​

And don’t forget to check the bag’s serial number.​ Every bag from a well-known designer brand will have a unique serial number and this number should be shown somewhere on the bag.​ If a bag doesn’t have a serial number, it is likely to be a fake.​

Finally, when buying a designer bag, it is always worth doing your research beforehand.​ Check out the brand’s website to familiarise yourself with the designer’s distinctive features and details of their products.​ It’s a great way to spot any discrepancies between a 1:1 replica designer bags bag and the real deal.​

So there you have it, my friend.​ If you keep all of these tips in mind, you should be able to spot a fake bag in no time.​ And, you’ll be able to get your hands on an authentic designer bag without risking your hard earned cash.​