Before you buy any luxury designer product it pays to do your research so you know you are not buying a fake: you have to be very attentive to small details.This brief short guide that will teach you how to choose the real thing.
1. Attention to details
Every single item produced by any worldwide famous brand is very carefully checked for defects before its release. All of the stitches should be perfectly even, and there should be no loose threads or any other visual defects or imperfections. All genuine designer goods are handmade, so if sellers try to convince you that it’s just a manufacturing defect, don’t listen to their stories. There’s no such thing as a manufacturing defect for authentic handbags
2. Clasps, buttons, and zippers
Pay special attention to small things like metal clasps, buttons, zipper pulls, plates, and locks. Their quality should be perfect, and they will have a number or a name printed on them, which is another sign of quality and authenticity.
A famous brand doesn’t use rough leather. They use fine, high-quality materials only. Items with leather trim should not be oily or sticky. Materials can be soft and flexible, but they all maintain their shape no matter what.
4. Brand names
Sometimes we can be too much into the details, and we don’t even notice the main thing: the name of the brand. Surprisingly, fake items often have the brand names printed in different fonts, smudgy letters, or even with misspellings.
5. Serial number
A serial number is one of the most important marks of authenticity. The label with the number is sealed and attached in a special way, making it impossible to remove without damaging it. Fake items usually have the sticker with a number that has just been glued somewhere on the surface.
Keep in mind that an expensive designer item always has expensive packaging, often made of the most high-quality materials. The packaging should have no color defects whatsoever
7. Distinct characteristics
Do a little research on the specific attributes of the chosen brand. Remember that each brand has its very own distinct characteristics.
For example, an authentic Prada item will never use a contrasting color for the lining compared to the exterior color. One of the main things you should know about Prada is that they always use a perfectly matching color for lining and exterior material. As for Dior, look for their unique bright red lining with the brand logo woven throughout. A shiny, super silky lining is a bad sign.