Susan Scafidi, head of Fashion Law Institute at Fordham Law School is an expert on spotting a fake designer bag.
With fakes being ever harder and harder to find, it’s good to know the subtle signs that distinguish the original from the counterfeit.
“Counterfeits are intended to fool the eye, not necessarily your fingertips,” Scafidi said. Here are a few tips from Susan Scafidi:
Use Your Fingertips To Feel The Leather. The leather should be dry, not sticky. Make sure that the parts of the bag that are supposed to be made of leather are actually made of leather.
Is The Lining Right? The lining being the wrong color or pattern is usually the biggest clue that the bag is fake.
Also, make sure to check where the bag was made. If it is supposed to be made in Italy but is made in Taiwan, you probably are looking at a counterfeit.
Check The Stitching. There shouldn’t be any accidental double stitching and the seams should be straight- perfectly straight.
Paul Hudson | Elite.