How to tell if you have a Real Authentic Designer Handbag

How to tell if you have a Real Authentic Designer Handbag

January 6, 2019 0 By Katrina Love

Handbags are a multibillion-dollar industry and it continues to increase due to the promotion of fashionable merchandise by wealthy actors, actresses, musicians, and models. Often seen as a status of wealth, designer handbags have become a very important accessory for anyone who follows the fashion world.

People all over the world are influenced by a media, which promotes the sale of designer fashion handbags through magazines, television and the movies. Wealthy celebrities are often given designer merchandise from the high fashion companies in hopes that they will wear their handbag accessory. When a star is seen wearing a new designer handbag everyone wants to know where they can get one like it too.

People will rush to the stores to get the latest trends. Many times a person will choose a handbag for the name on the label. For this reason, there are many counterfeit merchandise dealers out there just waiting to take advantage of you.

The Sellers

Many of which are making a good living off unsuspecting buyers who are looking for a good deal. The large luxury houses like Prada, Gucci and Coach have made significant efforts against counterfeit handbags. Nonetheless, there is still a lot of fake bags being sold for real name brands and many times the counterfeits are hard to spot.

Designer handbags can be very expensive for the average person to buy. This is why the market for counterfeit merchandise like handbags has become so big. Many people buy the counterfeits thinking they are getting a steal or a good deal.

Spotting a fake handbag can be very hard since many look very much like the originals. Millions have been sold without the buyer ever knowing that they have bought a fake. Counterfeit merchandise is made at a much lower cost than the originals so it is very easy for a counterfeit dealer to make a profit.

They often get the handbags at a very low cost. Then they mark up the price to much more than it’s worth. They sell the bag for a very high profit. You still think you are getting a good deal though because it’s still lower than the cost of an original and you think what you are getting is authentic.

Spotting the fake

There are some ways to make sure that your purchase of a handbag is authentic.

  1. Inspect the material of the handbag; is the leather of good quality?
  2. Is the stitching even and straight?
  3. Many original designer bags have the name brand logo on the lining and the lining is usually satin.
  4. Designers usually use leather accents, so a plastic strap is a good indicator of a fake.
  5. Logos should always be engraved not just printed.
  6. Logos should be perfect with no imperfections and yes some people have sold handbags with the names of the famous brands misspelled.
  7. A serial number can often be found in most original handbags and is a good indicator of its authenticity.
  8. An authenticity card that has the name brand logo and some product information on it can usually be found also.

Many online sites do sell authentic handbags and are legitimate but many are not. It is important when buying a designer handbag online that you first check out the website you are thinking of buying a handbag from.

Sites that are PayPal verified are usually legitimate and the Better Business Bureau can usually let you know if the site has had any complaints. Steer clear of them if they have had complaints. Wherever you decide to buy your designer handbag it is always a good idea to make sure it is authentic.

Katrina Love
President & CEO
Love Our Glamour, Inc.