Exposing Counterfeit Luxury Bags: Unveiling the Truth

In your mind, fake designer handbags probably conjure up images of Turkey, Morocco, or China. Fake handbags have grown beyond shops and street vendors, which you may not know. As a result of globalization, the internet, and social media, fake bags have infiltrated our societies. Consumer awareness is the first step in stopping counterfeiters.

Are you aware of the damage fake bags cause? The actual harm is about how the fake was made. These bags are often made by child laborers overseas, working in terrible conditions, for a few pennies, and most likely weren’t meticulously handcrafted by an Italian artisan. The money earned from the sales will likely end up in the hands of criminal organizations since smuggling is illegal.

There are different grades of fakes:

  • Mid-grade fakes – that look very close to the real one and can be convincing to the average consumer; not much attention is paid to the quality of materials, details, or elements of craftsmanship and logos. Typically these are Chanel, Louis Vuitton, or Gucci handbags, some of the most frequently counterfeit brands in luxury fashion. Scammers have figured out ways to bring these mid-grade fakes to the online marketplaces. You can find social media ads offering top designer handbags for unbelievable prices.
  • Super fakes – counterfeit handbags with a high degree of attention to detail, replicating the original designer’s craftsmanship process and creating a near-undetectable fake. Even collectors or boutique sales assistants struggle to recognize them.

Some tips for you:

  • Authentic luxury handbags or vintage ones, will retain their value well and won’t drop in price, so if you find something cheap is certainly a fake one
  • Buy your designer handbags in the original boutiques or look for them in pre-owned shops
  • Before buying a handbag look for authentication pointers

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