Hey friend, have you heard about this new belt bag by Celine? It’s incredibly popular right now, and my Instagram feed is getting flooded with people proudly displaying their designer find. The mini belt bag itself is quite small and comes with a gold curved clasp and is also available in a few other colors. But as with all designer good, there is always the concern that it may be a replica. So, I’m here with a full breakdown to help you decide.
First of all, let’s talk pricing. The mini belt bag is generally offered in price ranges between $1000 and $2500. Prices lower than these are generally for replicas. The original bag has “Celine” written in beautiful elegant capital letters on either side of it. Don’t bother if the letters are not upright, slightly tilted or disjointed on any replica designs.
Next, take a look at the craftsmanship of the bag. The stitches in the original should look neat especially the stitches on the hinges of the gold clasp. If you notice any misalignment of stitches, then the little bag is most likely a fake bags. Not to mention, the Celine original should bear all the expected labels or tags associated with the product.
Another way to tell whether it is a true Celine or a copy is by looking at the hardware. The genuine bag will have richly gold coated hardware while replicas generally look more on the bronze side. The decorative buckle should also provide a good indication as the original is usually polished and structured. On the other hand, replicas will have the clasp appearing dull.
Last, but certainly not least, take a look at the leather. The original leather used on these fake bags should feel and look soft and strong with no signs of cracking or discoloration. To make sure it’s authentic, check the Celine website for a picture of the bag, and look for similarities.
In conclusion, if you’re looking to purchase a mini belt bag by Celine, make sure you do a thorough investigation of the product. It’s always better to err on the side of caution when it comes to iconic designer items such as this one. So take your time and get a legit bag that is worth your money.