6 tips to stay away from fake designer bags

6 tips to stay away from fake designer bags

1. Research the item.

If you are not planning to buy a bag from a brick-and-mortar store or a reputable handbag shop, you must make sure you research the item thoroughly.

A great way to do this is to go to a brick-and-mortar store and see the real bag in person.

2. Be wary of unbelievable bargains.

If a bag retails for $2,500 and it is being offered for $150, you are most likely being ripped off.

3. Check hardware.

Pay close attention to the zippers, hooks and closures, which are often the clearest signs to determine whether a bag is fake or not:

– The hardware of a designer bag must have all the same colors and lines (except Chloé, which produces bags with mixed hardware)

– The door must be able to open and close easily.

4. Pay close attention to seams and stitching.

– The seams of a designer bag are rarely glued

– If the stitching looks sloppy, uneven, or crooked, it’s probably a fake bag

– The stitching on a new bag never frays

5. You cannot fake leather.

Leather items must smell like leather, so if you smell glue, rubber or chemicals, you probably have a fake bag in your hand.

Let’s take a closer look at the handle of the bag.

6. Stay away from online designer bag stores.

Most manufacturers have outlet stores that sell discounted items.

Register for a Spa experience for your beloved handbag at ELLE Private Sales 2015 here

See more information about ELLE Private Sales here

See more:

1. Real bags, fake bags: Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Goyard, Prada

2. Attractive with 12 elegant white designer handbags

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *