As with many brand-name fashion products, Burberry sunglasses are frequently sold online and on the street as an authentic product but may actually be counterfeit. If you are not purchasing Burberry sunglasses directly from a Burberry retailer, you would do well to check the authenticity of the product. Always be suspicious of Burberry sunglasses that are dramatically cheaper or do not come in a Burberry case with the correct paperwork.
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Know your product. Burberry sunglasses typically cost £110 to £162. Although some retailers can offer some savings on that cost, if there is a dramatic price difference, chances are the sunglasses are not authentic.
Look on the inside arm of the sunglasses to see where they were made. Burberry sunglasses are made by the Luxottica Group in Italy. If it says anything else, such as "Made in China" or "Made in Taiwan," the sunglasses are fake.
Hold the sunglasses. Do they feel very light? True Burberry sunglasses have a little bit of heft when held. Shake them, as fake sunglasses will rattle. Authentic Burberry sunglasses should not make a sound when you shake them.
Check to see what accessories you will receive with your purchase. The purchase should include a Burberry sunglasses case, a small cloth for removing dust from the sunglasses and the paperwork that verifies the manufacturing details. All of these items should be included in the purchase, and all accessories should have the Burberry logo printed on them.
Shop only at authentic and reputable websites. In addition, verify contact information for the website. If the website has no way for you to get in touch, it probably is not reputable. If purchasing from an individual, request contact information, as well.
Tips and warnings
- Use your instincts. If the deal seems too good to be true, it probably is.
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