Gucci, a designer label that produces women's purses, among other things, is commonly knocked off (counterfeited) and sold with a much smaller price tag. If you want to own an authentic Gucci bag, but you are also looking for a deal, then you want to be able to tell the difference between a real Gucci bag and a fake Gucci bag.
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- Gucci bag (fake or real)
Look for the Gucci double "G" logo on the inside of the bag, the zipper and an identification card attached to the bag. Many fake Gucci bags have a logo that, at first glance, looks like the Gucci logo, but when examine more closely isn't comprised of two Gs, or there may be no G in the logo at all.
Notice the bag's packaging. Authentic Gucci bags come with a dust cover and a Gucci box, fakes will often come wrapped in plastic. If you are purchasing the bag at a store, only purchase a bag from a licensed retailer, which includes an actual Gucci store and some high-end department stores, such as Van Maur or Neiman Marcus.
Examine the materials the bag is made of. Real Gucci bags are made with only the best materials, such as leather, where as a counterfeit Gucci bag may be made of pleather. Also examine the quality of the bag's construction. Loose threads and stitching that is coming undone are signs that you are about to purchase a knock-off.
Look for misspellings on labels. Sometimes fake Gucci bags will have misspelled labels due to the lack of the quality control where the counterfeit bags are made.
Do your homework. If there is a particular Gucci bag that you are interested in buying and you think that you have found it for significantly less somewhere else, then take the time to study the bag on the Gucci website or at the Gucci store. Take note of thread colour, logo fonts, lining colour, hardware on the bag and any other minute details that could give away a fake.
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