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7 Differences Between Real and Imitation Designer Bags

Jun 5, 2008
Knock-offs of high-priced designer bags are becoming more and more prevalent. Sometimes they are so similar; it's hard to tell the difference! Here are some things you can look for.

Designer bags are very well made and the fake bags are not. The patterns don't match up, the hardware is flimsy; the lining is often cheap.

Designer bags are produced in regular and consistent shapes, sizes, and colors, so knowing exactly what color to look for, and the exact size and dimension of the style you want goes a long way in separating the genuine from the impostors.

Fake designer bags are generally mostly manufactured in China. Usually these fake bags cost from $ 100 to $ 300.

Fake bags tend to have very cheap lining fabric inside the bag that is poorly attached to the bag's frame. The color and design of the fabric will give clues as well.

Truly authentic bags have hardly a single flaw both inside and out! You'll notice upon inspection that the hardware (like zippers and buttons) on the bag are of extremely high quality and not likely to malfunction or break.

A non-authentic handbag will likely be stiff and often will smell like chemicals used to treat the leather. In a real designer bag, the leather smells like leather.

If all your tricks at distinguishing fakes from the real comes to not and you end up with a fake, rest assured that your bag is still worth something. Shopping for counterfeits has actually become something like a sport, much to the frustration of the luxury designers. In fact, in some circles, you're more fashionable to carry a fake bag than a real one!
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