10 Ways to Tell if Your Chanel Bag is Fake (Real vs. Fake Comparison)

They say “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” but we say “hell hath no fury like a woman who just found out her bag is fake”. Perhaps it’s a bit of an exaggeration but we all can imagine the gut wrenching feeling of purchasing your dream Chanel bag only to find out it is a knockoff. Read our 10 key tips below to help authenticate your Chanel bag below.

1. Look at the leather!

Chanel bags are famous for the quality of their leather. Whether it be buttery smooth lambskin or pebbled caviar leather, the quality should be top notch. The same goes for their bags made with fabrics like tweed. Basically if the quality of the leather or fabric seems off it may be possible your bag is fake, especially if you purchased it as a gently used or new bag.

2. Look at the stitch count!

If your bag is an authentic Chanel it should have more than 10 stitches per inch. This is considered a high stitch count, and anything below this usually indicates the bag is fake. Replica manufacturers do not usually put the same care into crafting the bag as their authentic counterparts do, and in the case of Chanel specifically a low stitch count makes the bag look “puffier”. So grab your bag and start counting the stitches!

3. Look at the chain strap!

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7 Ways to Tell if Your Prada Saffiano Bag is Fake! (Real vs. Fake Comparison)

 

Prada, like most other designers, is plagued with the issue of fake or replica bags selling as the real deal. We’ve put together seven key tips to look for when looking to authenticate your Prada bag to make sure it’s not a knockoff!

7 Tips to Authenticate Your Prada Saffiano Bag:

1.Look at the stitching!

Authentic Prada bags have their stitching done at an angle. The stitching on authentic bags is also done with a thick thread. Most fake bags will use a flimsier thread and the stitching will usually be done straight. The stitching should also be singular and not double backed. Looking at these details requires a sharp eye and a magnifying glass in many instances as they are very easy to miss.

 

2. Look at the feet of the bag!

If your Prada bag comes with studs at the bottom (remember: not all Prada’s necessarily do), you will want to pay attention to the engraving on the studs. The word PRADA should be printed on the studs in the same font as used on the front of the bag. Replica manufacturers usually use a font that is off, or the printing is not done as crisply as the authentic counterpart’s.

 

3. Look at the leather!

The Prada Saffiano leather is a distinctive calf leather that is cross hatched. This calf leather is of the highest quality and the cross hatching on the bag is produced by a process in which the print is pressed onto the leather which is meant to coat the bag. Replica manufacturers may use real calf leather however they are usually not able to replicate the cross hatch design as accurately. This detail may seem minute but the photo below makes its importance clear.

 

4. Look at the logo!

Most fake Prada bags miss the curve on the letter “R” in the Prada logo. This is one of easiest ways to spot a fake Prada as you can simply compare the logo on your bag to to that of an original, or simply pull up the logo on the internet to see if it matches. The engravings on the logo should also be printed crisply and should present themselves as easy to read. The spacing between the letters is also important as many fake bags have crooked or uneven lettering which is a telltale sign of a fake.

 

5. Look at the lining!

Authentic Prada bags almost always have a signature lining that repeats the name of the brand continuously. Most fake bags have a similar lining however leave out the name of the brand. This is a really easy and quick way to spot whether your bag is a fake or not.

 

6. Look at the dustbag!

Authentic Prada bags come with a dustbag that is white in color and has the Prada logo printed on the front. If your dustbag is not white or has something else other than the simple Prada logo printed on it, your bag may be a fake!

 

7. Look at the authenticity cards!

The authenticity card for an authentic Prada bag usually comes sealed inside of a small envelope, which is usually black in color. The card contained in the envelope should have a serial number written on it that matches the serial number on the inside of the bag. If these two numbers do not match the bag is most likely a fake.

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Celine Luggage Bag: Everything You Need to Know Guide!

 

The uber popular Céline Luggage bag series was part of Phoebe Philo’s first collection for the House of Céline once she took over as creative director in 2008. The bags feature pared-down, logo-free designs, and are distinguished by their easily identifiable shapes. Each season new iterations of these models are released, sometimes customized for specific regions or retailers. The Luggage bag series has a size for everyone including the Nano, Micro, Mini, and Phantom. This “it” bag is available in a multitude of colors and materials adding to their appeal.

Below I have compiled a reference guide for your viewing pleasure in our Everything You Need to Know Guide for the Céline Luggage bag series.

The Céline Luggage Bag

WHERE TO PURCHASE

You can purchase the Céline Luggage series bag from an authentic consignment store online, or in person at a Céline boutique (or other authorized re-seller) near you.

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Louis Vuitton Neverfull Tote: Everything You Need to Know Guide!

The Neverfull is one of Louis Vuitton‘s most iconic pieces and it was first introduced in 2007. The playful name hints at why the bag is so popular – it’s extremely versatile! Whether you are heading for a night out, or carrying out your daily to-do list, the Neverfull bag is the perfect companion. The Neverfull comes in three sizes (PM, MM, and GM), and can be worn as either a loose tote, or with its laces tightened as a chic yet compact bag. The design of the bag has been recently refined to include a detachable zippered pouch. The bag is available in all the classic canvas prints (Monogram Canvas, Damier Azur, and Damier Ebene) as well in vibrant Epi leather colors. Louis Vuitton has also released many limited edition variations of the Neverfull such as the Cruise 2017 “Louis Vuitton Race” inspired Neverfull tote.

Below I have compiled a reference guide for your viewing pleasure in an Everything You Need to Know Guide for the Louis Vuitton Neverfull bag.

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Yves Saint Laurent Sac de Jour: Everything You Need To Know Guide!

The Yves Saint Laurent Sac de Jour bag is a signature YSL bag that represents a modern interpretation of a French day bag. This now iconic bag features tubular handles, accordion sides, and an embossed Saint Laurent signature on the front of the bag. The minimalist design of the bag makes it perfect for everyday wear.

Below I have compiled a reference guide for your viewing pleasure in this Everything You Need to Know Guide for the Yves Saint Laurent Sac de Jour bag.

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