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If you love Gucci bags, then of course you want the real deal. To be confident when you’re buying, you need to know how to spot the fakes. Luckily, there are a number of signs you can look for, so you won’t be caught buying knockoffs.

1: Examining the Bag
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1. Ask for images of the actual bag. That is, if it looks like the company is just using a stock image, request                images of that bag specifically, especially if you are buying it used.
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2. Look for sloppy stitching. Gucci pays close attention to detail, so their stitching will be even and neat. If                   thread is pulling out or if it seems uneven on a bag, that bag is likely a fake.
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3. Examine the back of the label. The back of the label should have the serial hand-stamped on it. The letters             should be small and close together. If they are widespread apart, it’s likely a fake.

  • Also look for the copyright symbol (a circle with an R in it). The label should also have “Gucci” on it. Look specifically at the “u,” which should be less bold on the right than the left.

 

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4. Check the seams. Where seams meet, the pattern should line up precisely. Also, letters and logos won’t be                 cut in half with the real thing.
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5. Feel the leather. The leather shouldn’t be tough, but rather, soft and supple. Obviously, that is harder to                     see online, but in person, you should feel the leather.

 

  • On Gucci bags, the leather should be pebbled napa leather. Microsuede is a dead giveaway for a fake.
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6. Look for glue lines. If you can see glue spilling out anywhere, it likely isn’t a Gucci. Check where the different           types of materials meet, and look at the lining inside for glue.
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7. Check for rust. The metal on Gucci bags should not rust. Look closely at the places where the metal meets                 the leather or canvas.
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8. Look for the sheen. Gucci bags are usually canvas. When you tilt them in the light, they should be lightly shiny.
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9. Examine against the real thing. That is, visit a store to see the real thing in person. Counterfeiters will often get parts of the bag wrong, especially on the inside, such as pocket locations or lining color.
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Check for misspellings. Sometimes counterfeiters get words on the label wrong, so check to make sure words are spelled correctly.

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