Let’s say you are in the hands of some spare cash after the holidays ( perhaps because you do not want changed hands a gift ) , hoping to buy their own designer handbags – perhaps Louis Vuitton (Louis Vuitton), Chanel (Chanel) or Coach (Coach). You can go to these brand boutiques or department store counters to buy. However , now more and more people will bargain to buy these products through online discount , or in the secondary Goyard Handbags market , shop or consignment stores. But doing a little risky , because you can not make sure you buy the real thing . Slideshow : How to identify fake Louis Vuitton handbags Slideshow : How to identify fake Louis Vuitton handbags Slideshow : How to identify fake Louis Vuitton handbags for example , in writing “cheap buy luxury accessories : new website and stores offer gently used designer handbags “(Luxury For Less: New Web Sites And Shops Offer Gently Used Designer Goods) of this article the process, ” Forbes “magazine writer Wendy Griffiths (Wendy Goffe) in San Francisco in this Chris consignment store to buy a handbag on the map . Hardware accessories from a variety of colors and plaid pattern on the point of view, this package is a Louis Vuitton handbag. But this is the real thing right ?
As Chris consignment shop owner, Chris Zander (Cris Zander) can not guarantee that the package is genuine , but she assured the Ge Fei , if the package proved to be fake, she will buy a bag full refund Sian spent the $ 500 ( if purchased new styles like Louis Vuitton handbags , the price will be the amount of times ) .
We find a direct source of goods , Louis Vuitton invited to participate in their Fifth Avenue store captured video. Our suggestion is : a Louis Vuitton bag on behalf of the store displays next to the bag , and 11 show various features to our handbags , explaining the reasons for this package is genuine or fake .
Our four different requirements Louis Vuitton representative within a month time, but have not received a reply.
We intend to interview other luxury manufacturers , asking how to identify counterfeit brand goods , the plan also did not succeed . Coach did not respond . Kate Spade (Kate Spade) is a representative said now is not convenient. French luggage brand Goya (Goyard) no response. Chanel sent us this statement through a spokesman : ” There are only selling authentic Chanel Chanel boutiques and authorized dealers .” After this we obviously untrue statement challenged , with a spokesman for the reply by e-mail channel : “Unfortunately, Chanel no further comment thank you for your understanding. .”
Of course , fakes rampant , but a strong second-hand market is a sign of brand strength . Therefore, these companies refuse to help consumers – as well as communication with the media , indeed regrettable.
Indeed , there are very few third-party companies to provide services to identify true and false , but also need to be treated with caution . I’ll give one company a telephone call, the phone can not be switched on results . The company ‘s Web site requires payment in advance , in order to provide information to us. And there is no evidence to indicate who this company is the operator , who will carry out this work , and what his qualifications to provide advice .
From a consumer perspective, they certainly need these services , but few companies to seize this opportunity. Susan Scaffidi (Susan Scafidi) is Fordham University School of Law (Fordham Law School) Fashion Law Institute of the person in charge , “fashionable fake ” (Counterfeit Chic) author of the blog , she said the reason is that , “If you identify any errors occur , will take on a huge responsibility .” luxury brands to actively enforce their trademark rights , you do not want to fake identification is authentic. Similarly , they do not want to see , if somebody wants to sell the real thing , but was mistakenly identified as a fake and filed a lawsuit . All of these legal proceedings are likely to pay a high defense costs .
Scaffidi said , more importantly, if the fake done a good job , and even this may be difficult to distinguish fake and genuine, despite their covert and overt identification of ways . For example, the number of stitches per inch may be a trade secret, and Coach handbags serial numbers and other signs , they can easily determine whether a genuine handbag .
At the same time , large numbers of online shopping sites allow consumers to more easily deceived Goyard Tote Price than ever. These sites play a bigger way name ; hung the picture looks a lot like the real thing ( these photos may violate copyright provisions ) ; in commodity pricing will take a lot of effort to make them look as authentic discount sale instead of wild speculations of counterfeit goods. And any other network providers, you have to consider their year of operations ; their previous number of customers ; If the seller has a large inventory of goods , but this product has been sold in other places , it is questionable. If they are willing to return to you , then you pretty good luck , and sometimes they have to charge high restocking fee will be allowed to return.
Must not believe that they say about the origin of goods . “This is a gift” , this explanation is too common. While you may want to believe that some of the items will fall from the truck , or in the evening to be smuggled out through the back door factory , but Scaffidi said that these cases are very rare. Do not be deceived by a tag ; able to produce counterfeit handbags people can mimic tag .
Fashion people how to do it ? Train your eye , found fake flaws, personally appreciate the real thing – Scaffidi recommend you to boutiques or authorized dealer to view. Then , before you buy handbags from other sources , carefully check something . Here are the products she recommends you consider the characteristics .
Material . Not all designer handbags are genuine leather . For example , Louis Vuitton handbags made using coated canvas with leather trim . If the edge is with genuine leather handbags , then it should feel dry – not greasy , slippery or adhesions. Hardware should be full weight – and not hollow. If the brand name is printed on the metal parts, please confirm whether genuine is to do so .
Process: car suture should be absolutely uniform, no loose ends of thread or suture needle back – this is a sign of rough work . Carefully check the seams to see Chanel handbags lozenge pattern or Louis Vuitton handbags are aligned. Companies such as Louis Vuitton logo very seriously and will not appear sutures split case letters . Regardless of which side of the suture pattern appears , should be accurately aligned.
Lining: counterfeiters rarely see clearly inside the handbag . Typically, they are based on photographs of imitation handbags, and color photographs usually biased. If you’ve been boutiques, personally saw the color of the hand bag , you have the advantage of immediately identified . Hand bag lined with authentic colors should exactly – but not very close.
Pocket. According photos counterfeiters fraud , rather than genuine imitation , which is prone to error . Scaffidi a fake Chanel handbags , counterfeiters missing pocket on the back , there is a Coach handbag , they produced a pocket on the back , but added a zipper.
Origin. Some counterfeiters are often marked ” Made in France ” on Louis Vuitton knockoffs . But it happens, at least there is a Louis Vuitton product is produced in Spain . For example , Louis Vuitton creative director Marc Jacobs (Marc Jacobs) and artist Takashi Murakami (Takashi Murakami) co- designed cherry handbags, Louis Vuitton on classic brown print bottom, printed on the cherry blossoms , flower as strange smiley faces .
Spelling errors. All kinds of counterfeit handbags Scaffidi collected a Coach handbag , marked with “eatherware” ( missing word in the “L”). Goya counterfeiters even more Goyard Tote egregious errors committed , they put the company ‘s name makes up “Gooyar”, printed on the top printing canvas bag and dust bag . Counterfeit nature exposed.
Based on the above criteria four , Scaffidi suspected Sian purchased this Louis Vuitton handbag whether genuine , even though she does not absolutely sure . However, she pointed out , does not match the color package lined with genuine ; feel like genuine leather handle ; pattern seams are not perfectly aligned ; suture ends are back label below the needle phenomenon .
We put this package gave Griffiths , in order to prove the authenticity of the handbag , she made a separate attempt. In the absence revealed himself as ” Forbes” writer ‘s case , she took the package arrived in Seattle Louis Vuitton store , ask if they can repair the worn edging, Sian think they will not fake service . Female clerk examined the package , which means that it is genuine – this old section of handbags has been discontinued .
Griffiths said, ” she examined the package ( internal, external , lining and pocket ) ,” including on top of the pocket with leather suppress the serial number , which marked the place and date of manufacture handbags . ” Serial number has been worn, so she can not see it , but according to the degree of wear of the overall package , the serial number of the normal wear and tear .” Normally, Louis Vuitton handbags, re- sealing the price is $ 175 , but not for the hand bag, because vinyl coating has been cracked , if they re- sealing the seams will cause the risk of further rupture.
The situation becomes more complicated. Is the previous owner of this package has been patched , but has not been the Louis Vuitton brand maintenance ( in view of their high charges for this service ) ? This may explain why the end of the handle and zipper did not use the same material manufacturing leather label . Use the old leather handbag handle will appear worn. So, maybe the owner of this package replaces the original handle with a synthetic material , which is more durable.