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spot fake bags

When it comes to money, I’m pretty careful about where I spend. Especially when it comes to designer bags. I used to think that certain brand names came with a guarantee of quality, but it doesn’t always turn out like that. Have you ever been tricked into buying a fake bag you thought was real? It happened to me once.

I was out shopping with my bestie and we decided to check out a store selling designer bags. At the time, I had saved up a good amount of money and thought that buying a designer bag would be a great way to reward myself. Little did I knew that I was actually about to get scammed.

The store had a seemingly never-ending collection of designer bags. I was overwhelmed and totally in love with everything in the store. After something like 18 bags, we decided on a shoulder bag in the iconic Gucci print. The price tag said $295, which seemed reasonable.

We handed over our hard-earned cash and headed home. It was only when I showed my bag to my mum that I realised it was a total fake. It was so obvious once I compared it to a real designer bag. You could see all the tiny details were off. The handle was crooked and the printing on the outside was blurry.

I was gutted. It felt like I’d been robbed and I had no way of getting a refund. Thankfully, louis vuitton outlet a few weeks later, my awesome best friend took me shopping to the real Gucci store and I got myself a proper designer bag.

If you ever find yourself in a similar situation, here’s what you need to do: take a step back and ask yourself why the deal seems too good to be true. Fake or counterfeit designer accessories are usually sold at a much lower price than the real deal, so if you stumble across a store advertising huge discounts, it’s probably a shady place.

Also, designer bags are incredibly detailed, so take a look at the stitching, labels, and tags. If something’s off, you can bet it’s a fake bags. Finally, if you’re not sure, either take someone else with you or ask the salesperson for more information about the bag – how and where it was actually made, for example.

Never fall for the trap again. Always check for signs that may indicate a counterfeiter. Don’t rush and always ask for extra info about a bag and its authenticity. Do an online search to see if the store is being mentioned in any kind of fashion forums.


So in conclusion, if you’re ever in the market for a designer bag, make sure you ask the right questions to ensure that you’re getting the real deal. Doing your due diligence can save you from getting scammed. good luck, and happy shopping!