You’ve just bought your new designer handbag or let say you have had your big eye on a Prada handbag or a Gucci handbag that you and your friends drool over. You’ve got a pretty huge discount off from its hefty price and feel good about the way you carry them. But now you are asking and wondering if the designer handbag you have bought is really an authentic one.
Determining the authenticity of your handbag can be a little tricky, but if you have knowledge of the basics, you’ll be able to descry a fake in just a glimpse.
One of the best ways to guarantee an authentic designer handbag is to look closely at the bag itself. Designer handbags are very popular and obviously it cost so much because they are made from high quality materials and handcrafted very well.
Have a strict look at the stitching. It should be no loose or missing stitches and evenly placed. The thread color should match the main color of the handbag. Secure the brand name or logo. It should be engraved if the handbag is a leather not just printed or simply embossed on leather skin or hardware.
Also pay attention to the hardware. The hardware should match in color and luster and free from any scratches. Big fashion labels such as Prada, Gucci, Hogan, Fendi and D&G protect their hardware with a thin plastic cover that can easily removed after purchased.
Check also the materials used for the bag, its lining, the hardware and the type of accent. Different designer handbags are made of different leather types such as lambskin, goatskin, calfskin, and patent leather.
Most designer handbags used shiny satin materials for lining and has a brand name or logo on it. Designers usually use leather accents not a plastic. If you owned designer purses with straps, take a look on the edge usually near a stitched joint you can see a leather core otherwise it is fake leather.Secure its authenticity card and serial number. These two are also very important to determine if your designer handbag is really authentic It is a small card contains manufactures logo embossed on the front and information about the product including a magnetic strip, bar code. High fashion manufacturers use this card always and has serial number that can be found inside the pocket or on its zipper seam.
If you are planning to shop designer handbags, check the bag very carefully so that you will be able to spot the fake easily.