Check a Kate Spade bag for labels and tags that indicate the company's genuine logo and the country of origin for the bag, while also looking at the overall quality of the bag. Any defects in workmanship or misspellings and errors on tags and labels are indicative of a problem with the bag.
Kate Spade handbags are popular, which makes them a prime target for counterfeiters. Understanding some information about the bags and about the company helps consumers to avoid fraudulent handbags.
- Buy from authorized resellers Genuine Kate Spade handbags are only sold through the company's website and through authorized resellers, according to katespade.com. The customer care department advises that consumers should check the tags and only purchase handbags from authorized resellers.
- Check the labels Kate Spade handbags have a variety of labels, and the company recommends looking for both a country of origin label inside the bag and a "kate spade" label sewn to the front of the bag. All of the fonts should match the genuine logo. If they do not, then the bag is potentially counterfeit.
- Look at the quality Kate Spade bags are subjected to rigid quality control. Loose threads, uneven stitching and sloppy construction are not part of the brand's typical quality. Bags with these problems are highly likely to be counterfeit.