Buying handbags

Use these tips to identify an authentic handbag:

  • Get familiar with the brand and its style. Research similar items for comparison.
  • Check the logo, since it will reflect the handbag's authenticity. For example: “Cartier" vs “Carlier."
  • If the brand uses serial numbers, look for one on the handbag for sale.
  • Look for tags or labels. Authentic handbags generally have one either on the inside or outside of the item.
  • Check the stitching. Authentic handbags will always have quality stitching.
  • Pay attention to color variation. Authentic handbags are typically consistent in their scheme.
  • To learn more about the process, look up guidelines to authentic handbags online. Searching by brand will highlight anything specific to look for.
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