Fake Designer Handbags and Purses

How to Spot Fake Fendi Handbags and Purses

Shopping for a Fendi handbag? How to make sue the Fendi designer bag you buy is real.

While counterfeiters have improved their replica handbag creation skills, there are telltale signs to recognize a real Fendi purse from a fake.

How to Spot Fake Fendi Handbags:

  1. Examine the label. One of the first things that you want to look for is the label. If you see any misspelling on the label, the chances are that it is just a Fendi replica handbag and not the real thing.
  2. Look for a hologram sticker. The Fendi hologram stickers are encoded, attached to a fabric tag on the inside of the purse, and can only be viewed with a special magnifying device.
  3. Familiarize yourself with the popular types of Fendi handbag materials.Many Fendi bags are handcrafted using Patent, Calfskin, Goatskin and Lambskin Leather. So by touching the outside of the bag, it is easy to distinguish if the leather is good quality or not.  Most fake handbags use reconstituted leather made of synthetic or plastic materials that will reveal cracks when folded or wrinkled.
  4. Check the packaging. Another way to tell whether or not it is a replica handbag is by looking at the packaging. Keep in mind that the luxury retailers always put lots of care into packaging their products, because the imitators are not going to care much about what the packaging looks like and how the product arrives.How to spot fake Fendi handbags online
  5. Feel the edges of the bag. The seams around the corners and edges of the bag should be smooth and even. Jagged and bumpy edges, color variations around the seams, and loose threads are an indicator of an inferior Fendi purse.
  6. View your bag's lining. If there is puckering of the fabric inside of the purse, you are examining a fake Fendi.  The lining of some vintage purses will have double F's printed evenly, and the “F” logos will not be crooked or slanted. The lining will lay flat inside the handbag and should not feel rough to the touch.
  7. Examine the purse's zippers and hardware. Fendi handbags feature hardware made of heavy-duty nickel or brass or nickel plating. All zippers on the outside of the handbag must have metal YKK zippers instead of plastic –and the locks on the purse should fasten and turn easily.
  8. Verify the Fendi authenticity card and the serial number. All Fendi purses are sold with a 15- to 17-digit serial number and an identification card that guarantees authenticity. This card shows that the purse has passed Fendi’s quality standards. The card will match a serial number imprinted on a leather tag located in the inner pocket of the authentic purse.

It is important that you take care when you are shopping for anything designer, and the same goes for a handbag. After all, if you are going to dole out that kind of money, you want to make sure that you are getting the real Fendi purse.

Video: How to Spot Fake Fendi Handbags and Purses

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Marília Alves
    May 17, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Hi Mechele! I’m trying to buy a Fendi 2jours bag, but none of the bags I’ve found so far fully fit the descriptions I see on the internet, for example the hologram, none of them have a serial number below the hologram … Of all that I’ve seen , Only one has authenticity card however it is blank, there is no written information … I have only the serial numbers that are printed on the back of the inner logo of the bags. Can I give you these numbers so that you can help me know about the authenticity of these items?
    8BH250-D7E
    149-2111

    8BH250-D7E
    129-2111

    Finally, if you do not mind, I also ask you to confirm the serial number of a Burberry Prorsum Welney (ITCF & 10SCA). Thank you!

    • Reply
      Mechele
      May 18, 2017 at 5:51 pm

      Hi Marilia,

      Thanks for your email.

      I’m sorry to say that without the appearance of the serial number located directly below the hologram tag, I would not purchase either of these bags. And if this purse is the Medium Fendi 2Jours, it is a rare purse for resale – because it was extremely popular and for some handbag lovers, a collector’s item.

      So, if the 2Jours is available for sale at a reasonable price, it’s a fake. As far as the Burberry goes, I’m having difficulty authenticating this bag for you with just the serial numbers.

      Happy shopping,
      Mechele

  • Reply
    Elle
    September 2, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    Hi Michele,

    Does the Fendi bag By the way have a hologram as well. I purchased one from eBay but it doesn’t seem to have one. The seller is insisting that it is genuine.

    Thank you

  • Reply
    Anna
    September 20, 2017 at 4:13 am

    Hi,
    Do you think this is authentic bag? It’s missing the hologram. https://www.ebay.com/i/172865131273

  • Reply
    Mo
    December 3, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    Vintage Fendi bag … What do I need to look for to make sure it real..

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