How to spot fake designer bags

We live in a world where designer handbags are a must-have for every girl who wants to look the part. From Gucci to LV, the trend keeps growing and growing. But the question stands, out of all those designer handbags we see in the streets, how many of them are authentic?

Designer bags are high-quality, durable, and prestigious. But it’s easy to get ripped off. Luckily, if you look closely at the bag, there are some ways to tell if the bag is fake before you buy it.

Steps

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Fake purses are always at flea markets. Go there, look at the purses, then, if you can, mentally compare them to real designer bags for practice.

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If you’re going to shop online, don’t go to ANY site that isn’t the actual manufacturer’s site.

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Check the lining of the bag. It either feels extremely cheap and has protruding strings, due to poor stitching; or it should have a custom label or logo on the bag somewhere, which indicates that they are authentic. The names sometimes appear on zippers or pockets and some companies like to put it in the same spot on every handbag to ensure their customers know it’s real.

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Check the buckles: Real will have the highest quality of brass or nickel, while a fake has plastic, polished hardware and or nicked or dented hardware.

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Look at the zipper! If it’s bad, FAKE. (Zippers never last on a fake, and they are hard to open most of the time.)
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    6. If The label of the purse is starting to come off you will obviously tell it is fake

Here’s an unpopular opinion for most of our sisters out there, if it’s on the streets of Jozi (small street esp), don’t buy it!

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