Keep an eye out for the difference between authentic and fake bags
A great way to own designer handbags without spending a lot of team and money on them is to buy used ones. Most of the high-end designer bags are well taken care of by their users, so when they plan to sell them, they are in excellent condition. Without a very sharp and close look, most of us can’t even tell if the bag is used or new.
Imitation Real Vs
Now that you have seen a used designer bag that is in perfect condition, the next thing you need to do is to check if the bag is real or not. Nothing can be more embarrassing than knowing that your valuable bag is actually a knockoff or fake. Both are actually illegal on the market.
There is a small difference between imitations and fakes. Imitations are very close to the actual bag with minor variations in branding, name, logo, color, etc. This is to avoid copyright laws. In most cases, the variation is so subtle that most of us don’t notice it. Fakes, on the other hand, are like a complete copy of the original. They are blatantly flouting the law. In addition to quality, they try to copy everything.
How to verify the authenticity?
There are many different ways to verify the authenticity of the bag before investing money in it. Here is a list of things to check out before buying a designer bag:
Be attentive to the details. Most knock-offs will have one or the other a little different than the original.
Check the seam. If it is a poor quality imitation or fake, the stitching will most likely be slanted or sloppy.
The interior and zippers are a good place to look when checking for authenticity.
The quality of these will not match the authentic ones.
If the price of the bag is much lower than the real price, it is very likely that it is not an original.
When buying a new bag, check the packaging. All will have clear paper or plastic around the buckles and handles. In most cases, they also have a strap of material that hangs from the tag.
It’s best to stay away from fakes and imitations as much as possible. Watch for signs that separate them from the real thing. Since you are spending so much money on the designer bags, it is better to take your time to check all the details. Only if you are completely sure of the authenticity, you should make the purchase.