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from our large range of
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ranges such as our Gucci Range and Prada Range to name just a few.
Name Brand Handbags are one of a girl's best friends,
so it's not surprising that women want the best of the best. Whether you are
looking for a Gucci, Prada, Dior, YSL or a Fendi bag. A handbag is a very personal accessory for
There is a huge market for knock-off bags. Obviously, if you're getting a Gucci
for $50, you can safely assume the bag is a fake. But if a cute Prada bag on
eBay or the like for example, you may want to do some research before giving
$200 (a bargain in terms of Prada merchandise) to an unauthorized seller.
A good guide is as follows. The main
trademark of any designer bag is quality. Most designer handbags are handmade
one reason why they are more expensive than other handbags. Telltale signs of a
fake bag include uneven stitching, puckered seams or low-quality material. The
thread from the stitching should be the same colour as the bag.
Authentic Designers have high quality control standards. They provide the best
construction and materials for the money their customers spend. Name brands
handbags are always made up of soft leather or suede which is heavier. Designer
bags are never made from second-rate textile such as plastic or polyester.
Also, designer bags are built to last. Authentic Designers would never sell a
substandard product. If taken care of, a designer bag can last a lifetime. If
the product looks cheap, it probably is.
If using eBay, beware of those sellers that have a large quantity of the same
type of product. Fakes are easily mass-produced and are usually shipped from
China. To give you a better idea of what
to look for when purchasing an authentic bag follow the rules below.
Designers are big on the
packaging of their handbags. No authentic designer bag would have its handles
wrapped in plastic or tissue. The real thing will come with a dust bag and
While many fabricators can
duplicate a designer's signature design or stamp, there are ways of telling the
bona fide from the fake. For example, Louis Vuitton bags have "Louis
Vuitton Paris, Made in France" stamped on it. Hermès bags say
"Hermès Paris." Coach's stamp should have raised lettering versus
imprinted. The identification numbers embossed onto the inside identification
tag of a Coach bag should have the abbreviated "No.," followed by
You should also scrutinize the
smaller details such as zippers and press studs. Fabricators stamp
"LV" onto zippers much like a real Louis Vuitton bag but the
monograms should be clear and precise. Fakes have smudged monograms and tend to
look gaudy. On Juicy Couture bags, look for the "J" heart shape to be
all leather, making sure the leather is not shiny. Coach uses YKK zippers for
their handbags, so make sure you look for that tiny detail.
Another way to differentiate a
real handbag from a fake one is by visiting the designers' Web sites or stores
to study the details. If the bag doesn't exist on the Web site, odds are the
seller is trying pass off a fake bag for a real one. But a few authentic
designer websites sell last year’s stock at discount prices.
Will the website give you a
Guarantee of Authenticity for their name brand handbags? If not, then it is better not to buy from
In conclusion if using eBay feels like too much hard work, other Web
sites like eLuxury.com (run by the company which owns Dior and Vuitton) and
net-a-porter.com (in which Jimmy Choo is affiliated with) are both legitimate
dealers of designer bags. You can trust these suppliers to provide you with an
The price isn't always indicative of the quality, you should be suspicious of
anyone offering a name brand handbag for too low a price. If you're unsure,
don't buy it keep looking. Once you have
built a relationship with an authentic designer handbag website then stick with