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how to spot a fake the sak bag

Ah, how I love my Sak bag. I mean, it never goes out of style and it has been a staple for my wardrobe since forever. However, with the growing popularity of this stylish handbag, I’ve seen more and more fake Sak bags circulating. You just have to be more aware of the signs to spot a fake. Here’s what I do to ensure I’m getting the real deal:

First of all, I always look at the stitching. If it looks off, or it is unsteady, uneven, and machine-like, that’s a good sign that it might be a faux bag. Real Sak bags are handmade and have very neat, aligned stitches.

Next, I look at the hardware. If it feels light, looks cheap, and is easy to dent, you can bet it’s a fake. Authentic Sak bags have heavy, well-polished hardware, so keep that in mind before making a purchase. In addition, look at the triglides, which are featured on the straps of a real Sak bag. They should be a true maroon color and have the Sak logo imprinted on them.

The third thing I do is look at the label. If you find that it’s faded, wrinkled, or describes something as “cowhide,” it’s most likely fake. Real Sak bags have a very distinct label with crisp fonts. It’ll even have a registration number that authenticates the bag.

The fifth step I take is to check the care instructions. Any bag labeled as “faux leather” or “vegan leather” is a sign of a fake, as the Sak’s bags are composed of real cowhide and not a replica bags of one. A real Sak bag’s care instructions read, “Clean with damp cloth and polished with the Saks Cleaner.”

Finally, I compare prices. Yes, Sak bags can be expensive, but if the price seems too good to be true, then you’ll know it is. Steer clear of prices that are incredibly unbelievable, because it’s likely the bags being sold are fakes.

These are the tips I live by when it comes to shopping for a Sak bag. I never want to be duped by a copycat, so I make sure to look for these details before making a purchase. Additionally, I always inspect the texture of the bag as well. The leather should be thick and soft, yet firm and durable, but if it feels too pliable or cheap-looking, I look elsewhere.

Speaking of texture, I always look for certain design elements when shopping for a Sak bag. For example, the lining should be 100% polyester and not any other fabric. Furthermore, it should contain a serial number printed in the dust cover to ensure it is an authentic piece.

Another way to spot a fake Sak bag is to look at the handles. Real Sak bags have properties that just can’t be replicated. They should be rough and pebbled with no visible sign of fraying or wear marks. Furthermore, the straps of an authentic Sak bag should be thin but firm, and should contain a Sak logo-engraved trim.

These are some of the things I watch out for when it comes to spotting a counterfeit Sak bag. Although the prevalence of these fake bags is growing, knowing what to look for can help make sure that you get the best bang for your buck. Fake bags are never worth the money, and always end up costing more in the long run. Do your due diligence and be sure to use all these tips to make sure you’re getting the real deal.