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The Secret Behind Spotting Fake Bags

I’m sure you’ve heard of fake designer bags, right? Well, I always thought they looked, you know, umm.​.​ fake? But, I never realized the tricks behind spotting one.​ So, I was eager to find out!

Free photo yellow knitted bag still lifeMy curiosity was piqued when I saw a replica bags Chanel bag with a friend.​ I mean, up close it looked pretty darn good – almost indistinguishable.​ But, when I took it in my hands to inspect it further, I sensed something was off.​ My friend quickly took it back, claiming she “just found it.​” Little did I know she had bought it at a local store that mostly sold replicas.​ And, she asked if I wanted to buy one too!

Well, I refused – not because I was a prude; I wanted to learn to spot a fake bag by myself.​ So, I did some research online.​ Ahh, Google – what did we do before you? After a few hours of googling and asking around, I found out a few secrets.​

First, pay attention to the little details.​ It’s not only the fabric or the stitching that’s important.​ The buckles and straps come in handy when you want to distinguish the real from the fake.​ And, the zippers tell you a lot.​ A real designer bag usually has a metal zipper that zips smoothly on the sides.​

Ah, but sometimes the little details may be hard to spot.​ I mean, you can’t take them around everywhere you go, right? So, my other tip is to check the logo.​ It’s usually the most apparent difference between a fake and a real designer bag.​ Most fake bags feature a logo that’s blurry, or that stands out too much in comparison to the bag.​

Those were my two main tips – which I figured out in my research.​ But, still, I was curious to find out how the other people do it.​ So, I headed down to the local store – the same one my friend had been.​

The store was cluttered with different kinds of bags you could find everywhere else – although slightly cheaper.​ But, the most interesting thing was the salespeople that sold them.​ It was unbelievable – they had this little trick when it came to spotting the fakes.​ They would take a plain white cellophane paper, like a grocery store bag, and put it over the bag – like a pressure test.​ Then, most of the fake bags had logos that faded away, while the others stayed the same.​ I guess it had to do with the quality of the fabric.​

So, there you have it – my little secret mission to figure out how to spot a fake bag.​ It wasn’t easy, but it was worth it! Now, I can easily tell the real ones from the fakes.​

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Now that I know the basics of spotting fake bags, I want to know even more.​ So, I decided to do some more research to find out how to tell the real ones from the fakes on the first try.​ It turns out, color is a big factor.​ Authentic designer bags feature a solid, consistent color throughout the bag.​ They usually come in muted, dull tones – nothing too bright or vibrant.​

On the other hand, fake bags tend to come in bright, bold colors – like blueberry or yellow.​ So, if you’re buying online, pay extra attention to the color – it should be consistent throughout the bag.​

Also, make sure to pay attention to the fabric.​ Most real designer bags have a stiff, solid feel to them – even if they’re made of leather.​ And, they should feature the logo on the outside – most of the time in almost “embedded” form.​

Finally, when it comes to smell, real bags have a leathery smell to them – something that you don’t get with fake replica bags.​ So, be sure to check that too.​

These are the four main tips I picked up through my research – the ones that will help you spot a fake bag right away.​ Still, I wasn’t convinced that I had actually found the real secrets behind spotting fake bags.​ So, I decided to do some more digging.​

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After putting those four tips to the test, I wanted to know more about the whole fake bag business.​ So, I spoke to some of the salespeople from the store I had been before.​ And, it turns out, there’s an entire industry that caters to the demand for fake designer bags.​ And, that leads me to my next tip – pay attention to where you’re buying from.​

If you’re buying in a physical store, look for signs of authenticity – and quality.​ Most fake bags will have a tag sewn onto the bag itself – but, it won’t be the same as the real thing.​ It might be sewn in a different way, or the material used might be different than the one used for the real tag.​

Also, the bag should have a logo that looks professional, not like a cheap sticker that might be applied crookedly.​ And, the fabric should also feel like leather – nothing too thin or too plastic-y.​

And, when it comes to buying online, pay attention to the sites you’re choosing – they should look professional and come with links to social media.​ Don’t go for sites that are filled with typo errors or that don’t have a search bar.​

Finally, always remember to check the price – the real deal will be more expensive than a fake one.​

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Now, let’s talk about the latest trend in the world of fake designer bags -the counterfeiters that are making replica bags that look and feel exactly like the real thing.​ On one hand, this is amazing news – now, even if you don’t have the cash to shell out for a designer bag, you can still have one that looks like the real thing.​ On the other hand, I worry about the potential consequences.​

For instance, these counterfeiters are using poor quality materials in their replicas – meaning, they won’t last.​ What’s more, some of them are just downright stealing designs from established brands – something that, of course, kills the value of the original.​

So, it’s up to us to check that we’re buying from a legitimate source – one that doesn’t steal designs, and that uses quality materials.​ That way, we’ll be able to purchase fake bags guilt-free – without doing harm to the original designers.​

And, I know, sometimes it can be hard to spot a fake.​ But, with those tips I shared, you’ll be able to tell the difference without any effort.​ Now, I can spot a fake a mile away – and, it’s all thanks to the research I did and the conversations I had.​

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Now that I’ve shared all that information with you, I hope you can put it to good use.​ It’s up to each and every one of us to make sure fake bags aren’t sold and purchased on a large scale – because, it reflects badly on the legitimate industry.​

And, what about us? Well, I believe we should be more conscious of the decisions we make.​ We should always keep in mind that buying a fake bag won’t help the economy – only buying from a legitimate source will.​

So, if you’re looking to buy a designer bag and weren’t able to shell out the cash for the real thing, here’s a little tip – shop around! Even if you’re buying from a store, there’s always the chance of finding something that looks exactly like a designer bag, without overly explicit details.​ That way, you can still get a nice looking bag – without it being the real deal.​

And, of course, you don’t have to buy a designer bag to be fashionable or stylish – you can always opt for a cheaper, more sustainable option.​ That way, you can still be a trendsetter without breaking the bank!

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So, for now, I think that about covers it – the secret behind spotting fake bags.​ The next time you’re in a store, make sure to pay extra attention – and, never allow yourself to be fooled by a fake designer bag.​

The next time you’re in the market for a new designer bag, make sure to check online – the reviews can always help you decide if you’re buying the real thing or not.​ And, if you’re looking for a bargain, shop around.​ You can easily find designer style bags online for a fraction of the cost.​

Finally, keep in mind that you don’t need to buy a designer bag to be fashionable.​ Your style is what makes you stand out, and there are plenty of cheaper options that can really make a statement.​

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At the end of the day, it’s all up to you – it’s your money and your decision.​ No matter what, just make sure you’re getting the real thing – be it a designer bag or a cheaper, more sustainable alternative.​

When you find the perfect bag, make sure to look it over – and, then go about your day in style.​ I mean, I know it can be hard to tell the real thing from the fake – but, with the tips I gave you, it’ll be a piece of cake.​

So, what do you say? Are you ready to take the plunge and upgrade your style with a designer bag?