Tuesday, October 18, 2011

How do you spot a fake Coach?

Hope this helps babes!!

1. Check for the classic Coach "C"s. Fakes will often have "G"s to avoid being prosecuted if marketers are found selling them.

2. The "C"s on the bag should appear in pairs. Side-by-side pairs also face each other.

3. Make sure the "C"s aren't cut off in the middle of the bag. The only "C"s that won't appear as complete letters will be those on the sides.

4. Next, check for a dust bag. Resellers may not always sell a purse with a dust bag, but if they do, it should always be tan or brown with red stitching, with the Coach logo stamped on it.

5. The hardware should be heavy and not plated. It should not be able to be bent using your fingers.

6. Most clasps should be imprinted with the "Coach" name. Check the specific line before writing off a fake at this step, as some types of Coach bags are no longer stamped.

6. The inside should feature a square leather panel with the Coach creed on it. The lettering is pressed into the leather, and the panel is stitched, not glued. Also, check the spelling here. Many fakes feature misspelled words or improper grammar.

7. No parts of the bag are glued. Any patchwork or embellishments are stitched on, never glued.

8. The "Coach" tag should be secured to the bag using a looped chain. It should be made of two stitched-together pieces of leather and not plastic or vinyl. The letters in "Coach" should be raised.

9. Check the stitching. Coach does not use cheap thread, but many sellers do. Make sure there are no gaps in the stitching, no threads pulling and no flaws.

10. Make sure the material on the strap is either leather or fabric, not plastic. If any part of it is peeling, it's a sure sign that it's molded plastic.

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