How to distinguish a branded bag from a fake
Connoisseurs shrug: fake masters have reached unprecedented heights in their craft. It can be very difficult to distinguish an original from a fake. Using branded bags as an example, we will learn to distinguish the original thing from countless impostors.
An example of determining the simplest fake brand bag.
The surefire way to avoid fakes is to shop in company stores. If this is not possible, then first of all make sure of the reputation of an intermediary seller. After all, acquiring an expensive product without looking is a luxury not permissible.
Before calculating, consider the branded item in detail. Indeed, it is precisely in the trifles that the masters of fake affairs sin: perfectly copying the form, they are often careless in nuances. There can be no factory marriages on branded things, because for the most part the brand is handmade, not allowing a single sticking thread, a crooked stitch and a drop of glue left unnoticed.
So, first test the material the bag is made of. The skin should be soft, pleasant to the touch, uniformly colored, uneven in texture. Most fakes are made of low-quality leather, tough, not resistant to natural deformation. Genuine leather, if wrinkled a little, should easily return to its previous shape without leaving creases.
So bags from other materials, for example, nylon bags-transformers Longchamp (those that turn from a capacious travel bag into a clutch bag) do not leave any traces at the bend, even with frequent folding.
The seams of branded bags should be similar to a calligraphic handwriting that does not allow any blots. So, a real bag Hermes You will recognize by the patented herringbone seam. Hermes flashing thread is pre-treated with wax - for durability.
Next, inspect the fittings, which should be neatly fixed and be branded. At the bags Louis vouiton Marking is present on every metal part. By the way, Louis Vuitton, unlike many other trading houses, never wrap the accessories of their products neither in paper, nor in fabric, nor in polyethylene - this is the same trifle that stampers can fall into, take a note.
Look inside the bag. Very often, it is on the lining material that illegal manufacturers try to reduce the cost of goods, believing that the main thing is to perfectly copy the front side. So, the bags Louis vuitton the lining feels like suede by touch, whileFendi satin lining, and, characteristically, sewn to the base of the bag, and not glued. Lining fabric bags Birkin cannot be made of polyester or any other fabric; for them, the finest dressing is used for goat skin to match the product.
Branded bags often have their own encodings.
So, LV bags have two codes: one of them is an internal code, which will be difficult to find on your own, and the second is the product code, stamp. Please note that LV never stamps only the date of manufacture and never the product number in the catalog. Fendi bags are available with a serial number that can be found either in the side inside pocket or on the lining. In addition, since 2004, Fendi began to produce bags with a holographic sticker, and Hermes went even further, having come up with a secret colorless brand, which is hardly guessed by those who stamp the bags on their behalf. But that's not all: all Hermes bags bear the stamp Hermes Paris made in France, an embossed letter on the tongue indicating the year of manufacture, and the number of the bag on its strap.
Important signs of Chanel bag and not only
At the legend bag Chanel 2.55 (a small rectangular quilted bag with a burgundy lining and hidden pockets) there is a plastic label with an ID number. It can consist of 7 or 8 digits - it depends on the year of issue (there will be 8 digits if the bag is made after 2005). In addition, inside the bag there will be a hologram with the same plastic card number. Bags fromGucci go to the buyer with an authenticity card or “Controllato” - a card and a serial number containing the date of manufacture of the bag, which is located on the label along with the inscription “Made in Italy”. By the way, Gucci bags, especially loved by stampers, are only sold in Gucci branded boutiques in the fight against piracy, and therefore you can encounter a fake only if you purchase it consciously. Distinguish a real bag Lady dior from a copy is not difficult. The original bag will feature impeccable branded cannage finishes - a hand-embossed leather pattern. No jewelry, except for pendants with the letters Dior, should not be on the bag. Inside, on a shiny jacquard lining, there should be a CD logo and nothing more. It should be noted that additional attributes should be attached to the brand bag, which are also worth checking. Among them should be at least a packing box, protective bag and passport of authenticity.
Pay attention to the packaging material, and even to the product label.
For example,Burberry the label is made of beige cardboard, it is attached to the thing with black thick thread, which is sealed with a special plastic signet, like a postal wax. The label always shows the box number and season. In most cases, Burberry boxes are branded in light beige. And the Hermes packing bag and box is always orange.
The original Louis Vuitton is wrapped in white paper, which is sealed with branded round or rectangular stickers. On the corporate package there is always an inscription: LOUISVUITTON - MaisonFondeeen 1854 - Paris. The protective covers included with the LV bag are in light yellow or mustard color.
All fashion houses have their own website, which usually presents models of present and past collections. Do not be lazy, examine in detail the bag you liked before making a purchase. Examine the logo, the slightest deviation from the original is a sign of "linden". After all, the logo is the face of the brand, with its characteristic features that do not change suddenly, just as the features of your face do not change on the same day. When ordering things online, pay attention to how many bags an online store presents: if there are a lot of bags or you are asked to order a bag of any color and size, then most likely you are being deceived.
Price. Remember that you have to pay for quality, and therefore, if the brand bag you like is exposed for “ridiculous” money, be sure: this is a copy. Arranging grand sales and selling things with the name “two for the price of one” is not in the rules of Fashion houses, because branded products are often limited.
- Before buying, visit the manufacturer’s website, find the product you are interested in, find out its cost (prices on the site are usually lower than in a boutique, but not by much)
- Browse the catalog, read the product description, remember the details: company line, the material from which the hardware is made
- Learn about the methods of branding products of interest to the manufacturer, study its logo.
In conclusion, it is worth recalling folk wisdom, without which our instruction on buying branded things could not be considered truly useful: not all gold is glittering. Keep this in mind when deciding on an expensive acquisition through intermediaries, the reputation of which you cannot be sure for sure.