When I first started shopping for designer handbags, I thought I knew what to look out for, but little did I know how easy it is to be fooled by fakes. That first experience of almost buying a fake designer bag was really eye-opening. It taught me to be much more careful when shopping for bags and to never trust a good deal.
I had come across a website online that advertised luxury designer bags and wallets for really cheap prices. It seemed like a dream come true, so I decided to take a leap of faith and buy a Chanel bag. I was ecstatic when it arrived, it looked so authentic and I just couldn’t believe my luck. That is until a friend pointed out tiny details that revealed it was a fake. I was gutted, it was a hard pill to swallow, and I was determined to be much more vigilant about shopping for designer handbags after that.
Fake designer bags almost always have certain giveaways, the quality of the material isn’t quite on par with the real thing. The stitching is often crooked and wobbly, the hardware feels lightweight and the color might be slightly off. I’ve learned to inspect designer bags thoroughly before buying, paying close attention to the little details.
It really pays off to do your research when buying designer handbags. I tend to check out review websites online to find out what manufacturers are reputable and which ones should be avoided. I also take a note of the size and shape of a real bag and compare it to the decoy. It can be very difficult to tell the difference without being able to feel the material.
Thanks to my newfound knowledge of how to spot fake designer handbags, I can confidently make better purchase decisions. I now know how to save myself from being ripped off or unknowingly buying a fake. For instance, I would never purchase a designer bag from a website that doesn’t have a good track record.
Some of the ways that I can make sure I am buying a genuine designer handbag is to look for the manufacturer’s signature, engraving, and fabric sample. The fabric sample is usually included in the bag to prove that it is a real designer item. Also, a real designer bag is sure to have all of the Brand’s signature information, such as the name, logo, and care instructions. I also look for sure signs that the bag is a fake, such as spelling errors, misaligned tags, and non-standard hardware.
I now understand that you really should splurge on a designer bag and save yourself from buying fakes. I also believe that it is worth it to invest in a good quality bag that will last, instead of sacrificing style and quality for a cheaper alternative. Plus, there is something to be said for a real designer item – it’s an experience and a statement all on its own.
When buying designer bags, I look for discounts and sales so that I can get the good quality material at a fraction of the price. Another savvy way to shop for designer bags is to look for second-hand options, often these items will have already been authenticated and verified as real. Shopping for designer bags can be overwhelming but I have found that taking the time to be careful and do my research always pays off in the end!