Gucci bags are popular among many celebrities such as Rihanna, Beyonce, Elle Fanning just to name a few. The brand which is undergoing a reboot under the hands of new director Alessandro Michele boasts some of the most elegant bag styles that would make any fashionista fall in love. Due to the brand’s global presence, it makes it a target for counterfeit ones. Although not all unauthorized online stores sell Gucci bags that are fake; it is still better to take precaution when purchasing them. Here are ways for you to know if your Gucci bag is fake.
Check the packaging
Typically, when you purchase anything from Gucci particularly if its bags or purses it will come with a high-quality dust bag as well as authenticity cards. The dust bags are in light honeycomb or dark brown in colour with the GG logo or Gucci brand name printed on it. Nonetheless, counterfeiters also place their products in dust bags, boxed or paper bags. The fake packaging tends to show signs of cheap materials and production. It is advisable to check whether the Gucci label on the dust bag is symmetrical.
Inspect the logo
The iconic Gucci logo has two interlocking Gs which are usually seen on the front of the bag, flap or closure. However, it may possibly differ depending on its style or make as some styles do not have the gold-plated GG logo but instead have the GUCCI name embossed or printed on the leather.
Examine the monogram quality
The monogram style on the Gucci bags characteristically features the familiar pattern of the double GG logo. The best way to know whether if the bag is a fake is to examine the consistency and spacing on this pattern. Look closely on the G on the left side as well as right side. The one the left should be forward facing while the G on the right should be turned backwards and reversed. Upon close inspection, the fake Gucci monogram bags tend to have irregularities, such as Gs that are sized differently and inconsistent spacing.
Look at the leather quality
Gucci bags are only made with the finest quality leather and materials. The fake bags utilize imitation leather that may seem authentic from afar but will have various indications of fabrication. Fake leather may look too perfect as it is made by machine. Real leather on the other hand will have imperfections on its surface grain. The smell is also a big giveaway as authentic leather has a natural, musty smell, while fake leather bags have a more plasticky smell.
Check the interior
Another foolproof way to check whether your Gucci bag is authentic is to look at the label stitched o the interior. It will usually display the brand name with the registered trademark as well as the “Made in Italy” words.