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Can You Spot Fake Celine Bags? A Guide to Authentic vs. Replica Celine Nano Bags

celine nano fake vs real authentic vs replica

Can you spot the replica bag right off the bat? Or does it take a moment or two for you to see it?

CELINE is definitely one of the hottest handbag brands right now, and I cannot say that the obsession has passed by me personally. This handbag review will compare an authentic Celine nano bag (in the orange) to the replica Celine nano bag in the black.

celine bag tag nano fake vs real authentic vs replica

The interior tags of both handbags. Some nanos (even authentic) have the imprinted tag while some have the tag with the colored labelling. The camera was a bit dark when I was photographing the tag of my replica bag so it is a bit difficult to see but the tag is done exactly the same as the authentic Celine in terms of font size and the “Made in Italy” writing.

celine bag zipper fake vs real authentic vs replica nano

The zippers of both handbags are pictured up close here. The authentic Celine nano had more of a gold colored zipper while the black Celine nano was more a more brassy gold. As you can see the zippers are identical, and if anything the work on the replica handbag’s zipper looks a bit more clean compared to the edges of the authentic orange Celine nano’s zipper edges.

celine nano fake vs real authentic vs replica back of bag

The back of both handbags are shown here and as you can see there is no difference. Both bags are virtually identical when you take a glance at the back with every detailed stitch showing to be well done on both.

celine nano fake vs real authentic vs replica bottom of bag

Under each Celine nano handbag is also virtually identical. There is no difference to note here at all when it comes to real vs. fake.

celine nano fake vs real authentic vs replica handle of bag

The zippers of the Nano bags are also almost identical except for the actual writing of the word CELINE. On the authentic orange CELINE nano you can see the word is written upwards, while on the replica bag the words are written downwards. However font wise and in terms of the general look the bags are both the same. I could not find any other CELINE nano handbags to compare the writing with so I am not sure if the replica latch is completely incorrect or based on a different (older) design of the handles.

celine nano fake vs real authentic vs replica inside of bag

The interior of both of the handbags are pictured here. The authentic handbag has a smooth leather interior while the replica Celine bag has a suede interior. Once again I am not sure if the smooth interior is the standard for all Celine luggage nanos so feel free to comment if you have an authentic nano with a suede/smooth leather interior.

celine nano fake vs real authentic vs replica logo of bag on front

The logo stamp on the front of both nanos (authentic and replica) are identical. The font and sizes are both equivalent as you can see so there is no giveaway here!

celine nano fashionphile

Above you can see pictured the original ad on Fashionphile for the authentic orange Celine nano which I must admit is to die for (I am a CELINE fanatic!). However when you consider the price difference between the used authentic ($2,150 for the used bag) and replica bag ($359 USD) it seems that the replica manufacturers really have this design down to the tee! The key difference that I would note is the handles on the replica bag seem a bit bigger but not enough to really notice in person. I hope this guide is helpful for either a replica buyer looking to buy a copy of the Celine nano handbag (so they know how to purchase a top quality bag) as well as anyone looking to buy an authentic and wanting to make sure they don’t get duped into paying the authentic price tag for a knockoff Celine!  Feel free to comment below and let me know whether you’d go authentic or fake for this Celine nano bag!

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  1. Carolina Montero
    March 10, 2018 / 10:33 pm

    where did you buy it?

  2. Michelle
    January 27, 2018 / 3:18 am

    So the difference in the stamp I can see is that one is embossed and the other isn’t. Not all authentic black Celine’s are imprinted with gold lettering either but are embossed.
    The fake colouring of the brass is a giveaway to me as well and I wonder over time what would happen to the patina.
    Last but not least I heard and read about replica bags supporting illegal activities like child prostitution and other situations. That was my reason to take time and save up for the real thing. I have a young daughter and it made me sick to my stomach in what I was told.

  3. teresa carmo
    March 29, 2017 / 9:43 am

    I would like to buy a very good replica like such you have on your site , how can I do?

  4. Melinda
    October 27, 2016 / 7:50 pm

    Why won’t the purse queen mention where this replica is from?

  5. kiersten
    October 8, 2016 / 6:12 am

    Is there a way for you to refer us to where you purchased such a good replica?

  6. September 13, 2016 / 7:24 am

    Hi where can I get this replica?

  7. Mellory
    August 17, 2016 / 5:30 pm

    Hello pursequeen!

    I would really appreciate it if you could tell me where you bought this replica.

    You can send the info to my recreational e-mail


    I would really love to know! Thank you for your time.

  8. Hotink
    August 1, 2016 / 5:26 am

    Hi, can you tell me where is the best place to get celine nano that’s closest to an authentic one? Thanks!

  9. toys
    July 19, 2016 / 7:23 am

    Please tell me where you bought your wonderful bag from?

  10. July 14, 2016 / 7:51 pm

    please email me where to purchase the best replica of celine.like the one u bought thanks

  11. Paulina
    July 10, 2016 / 9:38 pm

    Can somebody authenticate this bag? I was going to buy it, but wasn’t sure if it was authentic due to the price and that the owner claimed to leave the bag in the dust bag for a year…? Also the Celine logo in the first picture looked not right to me… But then in the sixth picture it looked real. Wasn’t sure but what do you think?


  12. Ana
    June 28, 2016 / 6:22 am

    Yes please tell us where the replica is from!

  13. Aya
    June 28, 2016 / 2:56 am

    Where can I buy it?

  14. June 1, 2016 / 12:09 am

    Everyone wants to know where the replica is from?

    • catie
      July 23, 2016 / 8:36 pm

      yes! Please.

  15. Exxxxx
    May 28, 2016 / 1:47 pm

    Hi, can you please let me know where you got this replica for???

  16. ayana rollins
    May 26, 2016 / 12:33 pm

    what site did you get your bag from. Im looking for a Celine Tie bow bag.

  17. Sue Love
    May 21, 2016 / 10:18 pm

    I got my bag at a resale shop about 5 years ago

  18. Mav
    May 21, 2016 / 2:19 am

    Can you please let me know where you got the replica from?

  19. Shannon
    May 18, 2016 / 6:01 pm


    Great article! Can you please let me know where you purchased the replica?

  20. Lucy
    May 18, 2016 / 2:42 pm

    Where is this replica from?!?

    • Sue Love
      May 19, 2016 / 11:57 pm

      I looked at the “how to spot a fake Celine “and I still can’t tell

  21. Lola
    May 11, 2016 / 3:07 pm

    Hey PurseQueen, very helpful article. Could you tell me where you got this rep from? I’m dying to get one but afraid of getting ripped off!

    Thanks 😀

  22. Sue Love
    May 3, 2016 / 6:12 pm

    I have a Celine bag but I’m not sure if it’s real or not ,it’s an older bag but in excellent condition. It has the tag inside ,but all it says is CELINE ,I got it used from a resale shop about 1o years ago ,

    • Sue Love
      May 26, 2016 / 3:30 pm

      Nevermind thank you anyway

  23. Jazzy55
    April 27, 2016 / 4:02 pm

    Celine does sell bags with suede interior. This is false information. Probably should have contacted Celine or Bergdorfs before writing this article.

    • April 27, 2016 / 6:37 pm

      Hey hun thanks for letting me know! That’s why I mentioned I am not 100% sure in the article!

      • Merrianne Nissly
        May 7, 2016 / 3:09 am

        Can you please tell me where you purchased this from?!

  24. April 10, 2016 / 4:25 am

    Please Let me know where I can get a Celine replica like this one here?

  25. Monica
    April 4, 2016 / 6:31 pm

    Could you please share where I could get a good replica?

    Thank you!!

  26. Yassmin
    February 14, 2016 / 2:17 am

    Omg I’m in love, where did you get this bag from?

    • leah
      June 2, 2017 / 12:02 pm

      I can’t believe the bags are so close, would like to buy one what website did you use?

  27. Eleana
    January 28, 2016 / 3:24 pm

    Hi Angie,

    I’d like to order a Celine nano replica and I checked counterlux.com, but unfortunately there were no products under the Celine category. Is there any other site as reliable as counterlux, that I could buy it from? I have checked celineborsa.it, since I am in Europe, but I haven’t ever ordered anything from this site, so I’m not sure. Looking forward to hearing from you! Thank you in advance.



    P.S of course an international site will work just fine for me! Thank’s again

  28. angela
    January 27, 2016 / 9:01 am

    could you please let me know where to get one
    thank you

  29. Michele
    January 24, 2016 / 10:47 pm

    Could you please let me know where you bought this bag from? Thank you

  30. Kerry
    January 20, 2016 / 5:53 am

    Hello great post. Where did you buy this replica?

  31. Andy
    January 10, 2016 / 11:56 pm

    Where did you buy this replica

    • Sale
      January 18, 2016 / 8:57 pm

      Whats your email?

  32. susanK
    August 19, 2015 / 2:37 pm

    Please stop using the term “replica”. Its a FAKE, a FORGERY, and ILLEGAL.

    Best way to tell a real from fake is the woman carrying it – not the bag itself. I never buy fakes.

    • Deborah
      September 11, 2015 / 3:33 pm

      Be silent you over pretentious, arrogant simpleton. Many a millionaire dress down or some even close to tramps! Care to grace us with your stereotypical view of who ‘couldn’t’ afford this bag?!

      • Nancy
        January 13, 2016 / 7:26 am

        Thank you. Well put.

    • Nadia
      February 6, 2016 / 10:35 am

      Aren’t you something special

    • Wendy
      July 29, 2016 / 5:35 pm

      That is a disgusting comment. “Best way to tell a real from a fake is the woman carrying -not the bag itself.”

      Just because a person has money, and, they are carrying a bag like this, this doesn’t mean that they are the o my ones who can.

      You should be ashamed of yourself.

    • Peter
      October 17, 2016 / 9:55 pm

      You would if you didn’t have the money to by authentic. I can tell by your statement you like to shine!

    • Malibu Mom
      September 7, 2017 / 8:04 pm

      such an arrogant little twat

  33. Dakota
    July 3, 2015 / 8:05 pm

    Can you please let me know which website you bought this bag from?! Looking to purchase a phantom and want the best possible!!

    • Megan
      September 11, 2016 / 6:13 pm

      I got my celine replica from DD

      • Adetola
        December 27, 2016 / 7:31 pm

        How long was shipping

  34. Lilly
    May 18, 2015 / 2:16 am

    omg can’t believe they are that similar! I have an authentic nano with a suede interior btw but am so shocked the replica bag is that good


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