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How to Tell an Authentic Burberry Scarf

Authentic Burberry scarves contain signature features that make them stand out from counterfeits. Counterfeiters make fake Burberry scarves that look like the authentic scarves. The counterfeiters will try to trick consumers into purchasing them. After Burberry was established in 1856 by Thomas Burberry, the knock-offs soon began to saturate the market. Although certain counterfeits may appear obvious, you may not notice the subtle details that the fake Burberry scarves contain. In order to protect yourself from purchasing a fake Burberry scarf, always buy them from a reputable seller.

Examine the price tag on the Burberry scarf. Expect to pay hundreds of dollars for an authentic Burberry scarf. Fake scarves will often have low prices that will entice the consumers.

Touch the fabric. Burberry scarves use expensive materials such as wool, silk and cashmere. If the scarf feels like cotton or any other material, then you need to question the authenticity of the scarf. Counterfeit scarves will not contain this expensive material. The label will state the different material or they will misspell the name of the material.

Inspect the fringe on the Burberry scarf. Burberry has fringe that looks clean and does not appear tangled. The string on the fringe will not appear fuzzy, and generally will not be longer than 3 inches in length. Use a ruler to determine the length.

Check the pattern on the scarf. Burberry scarf patterns will appear straight without any imperfections. The scarf will have a plaid design that does not appear diagonal and off colour. The common patterns for a Burberry scarf are the Nova Check and Classic Check.

Examine the spelling of the Burberry logo. Use a magnifying glass to make sure that the spacing remains even between the letters. The logo will appear as "BURBERRY" with all upper case letters. The "R" on the logo will not appear straight on an authentic logo. Instead, it will resemble a kickstand on a bicycle.

Things You'll Need

  • Ruler
  • Magnifying glass
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Angela LaFollette holds a Bachelor of Arts in advertising with a minor in political science from Marshall University. LaFollette found her passion for writing during an internship as a reporter for "The West Virginia Standard" in 2007. She has more than six years of writing experience and specializes in topics in garden and pets.