Hey friend, let me tell you all about the ultimate guide to protecting yourself from fake replica bags. You know, I’m always looking to save a few bucks here and there, and when it comes to a new purse, I have been known to take shortcuts. But trust me when I say, it’s not worth it when it comes to counterfeit bags!
It’s so easy to get sucked into the temptation of a cheap knock-off, but it’s important to remember that you won’t get the same quality, attention to detail and craftsmanship that you would with an authentic bag. My uncle’s a tailor, so I’ve learned to spot the differences between a knock-off and the real deal, and let me tell you, it’s usually painfully obvious. So here’s a few tips on how to make sure you’re choosing an authentic bag over a fake one.
One of the first things to look at when shopping for a purse is the price. If the price tag seems way too good to be true, then it probably is. Authentic bags come with hefty price tags because quality materials are used in their craftsmanship and they’re meant to last for years. Don’t be fooled by a low price tag, as it’s almost always a big red flag that a bag may be counterfeit.
Take a good look at the inside of the bag, as this is where you can quickly tell the difference between a knock-off and the real deal. Quality control is very important when it comes to authentic items, so make sure you check the stitching, hardware and materials. Most fake bags will have loose stitches, which are often times spaced out unevenly and look haphazardly done. Also, the hardware on a fake bag won’t usually match the color of the material and will often have a cheap “shiny” look.
Another important thing to remember is the logo or brand. A real logo will be subtle and not look printed on, an authentic logo should look slightly embossed and almost look as if it’s not there, rather an integral part of the bag. Fakes will usually have logos that are too big or too bright, making them look gaudy and tacky.
As much as possible, try to buy directly from the manufacturer or an approved retailer. Some knock-offs may even come with a fake proof of authenticity. To make sure you’re getting the real deal, look for the hologram label or serial number sticker and check its registered number online.
It’s also important to understand the company’s return policy. Most stores or companies will have a strict no-return policy for items that are counterfeit. The last thing you want is to get stuck with a bag you can’t return or exchange!
To add, make sure to do your research. Look up reviews and customer testimonials which will give you an idea of how good the company is at making quality replica bags. Read the customer feedback for any bag you’re interested in buying to get an overall feel for the company’s services.
Ultimately, the key to buying an authentic bag is to always take your time and ask the right questions. Be aware of the common signs of a counterfeit bag, and don’t be afraid to examine the item thoroughly to make sure you’re getting something of quality. If something doesn’t add up, then it’s probably best to steer clear, and save yourself the trouble and headache in the long-run.