Watch Out For These Telltale Signs Of A Knockoff Designer Bag
No matter if you\'re Chanel 2
There are 55 kinds of people or more cline trapeze enthusiasts, and there are some luxury items that have been around for a long time (
And will continue)
Popular goods on the market
Some people have even been climbing over the years, making investment more attractive.
The used market has long been a great entry point for shoppers looking for their dream bag or looking for an elusive Limited-
The release style of the Four Seasons has been put on shelves.
Professional websites like real, relic collectives and traditions make it easier for you to get your hands on --
Second-hand luxury goods online.
Still, when we find ourselves facing a seemingly too-good-to-be-
The real deal, the fear begins: Is it true, or is it counterfeit?
Over the years, we have developed our own trading skills to avoid being cheated on designer handbags.
Especially because these purchases cost a lot of money.
Pinch and research.
This week, Racked sat down with Graham Wetzbarger, director of Real certification, and got a master lesson on discovering fake designer bags.
He focuses on three of the most popular styles on the market: Louis Vuitton letter packs and Chanel 2.
55. There is also an Hermes Burkin.
Many certifications come down to some very small but vital manufacturing details unique to these fashion companies.
According to Wetzbarger, there are four key features that need attention: materials, architecture, hardware, branding
For example, a Louis Vuitton leather product comes with a date code that indicates the time of production of the product;
Hermes Birkins has similar process marks, although they can be more cautious. (
\"This is called a blind print because you might be looking for it blindly,\" Wetzbarger said in an accompanying Facebook Live interview . \". )
For Chanel bags, it boils down to the iconic cross-C: The way they are layered with each other turns out to be very intentional --
You should make sure \"right\"
Facing C should cross the left-
Face C-on top and left-
C facing the bottom, \"per Racked.
Also, if there is a zipper on the bag or a sign of registration somewhere else?
100% of the time is fake.
In the video, Wetzbarger joked about the proliferation of fakes on the market: \"Some designers even said that you have no relevance if you have not been faked.
\"However, this is a very real concern for shoppers as he points out that some estimate that 70% of Louis Vuitton bags on the market are fake, for example --
Although, there is no real way to verify because it is illegal to operate. (
Recent reports show that, unfortunately, this trade is only growing. )
More obvious counterfeits will have some sloppy details:
On fixtures, the printing is uneven, the stitching is not aligned, the plastic cover on the hardware, and any other generic red flag that is unusual for high-end manufacturing products.
If you do not want to be deceived by fake carry-on, it is important to be vigilant when purchasing designer handbags outside the brand\'s actual flagship store, and to understand some of the history behind some of the key features of the bag.
These interesting tidbits are not only (
They must be in some cases)
However, they are also good facts to remember when checking handbags.
For example, Chanel clamshell is loaded from the burgundy lining inside with a reference to Gabrielle\'s \"Coco\" Chanel life, which wetzbarger says refers to the uniform she wore when she grew up in an orphanage, as well as the chain and cross C logo, it is said to be inspired by the bells and stone products of the churches and monasteries of the above-mentioned orphanage.
Head to Racked to get the complete, very charming scoop of these three styles and why they are worth investing in (
Additional human resources, frankly).
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